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This article is about the Marvel Comics story. For the last episode of Robots in Disguise, see The Final Battle.
Transformers: The Movie #3

This scale is actually correct. All other depictions are erroneous and should be ignored.
"The Final Battle!"
Cover date February 1987
Adaptation Ralph Macchio
Breakdowns Don Perlin
Finishes Ian Akin and Brian Garvey
Colors Nelson Yomtov
Lettering Janice Chiang
Editor Bob Budiansky

Unicron attacks Cybertron, but one Autobot is about to light their darkest hour.



He sells Micro Machines better than he sells the Autobot cause.

Ultra Magnus and the Autobots crash land on Junkion, where Galvatron catches up to Magnus and murders him, stealing the Autobot Matrix of Leadership for himself. He flies off to confront Unicron.

When Hot Rod and the other separated Autobots return from the Quintesson planet, the Junkions, led by Wreck-Gar, repair Ultra Magnus and reveal their planet of junk to be a giant spaceship. They head for Cybertron to combat Unicron.

Galvatron attempts to use the Matrix to make Unicron obey him, but the Matrix will not work for him. Unicron swallows Galvatron whole as he proceeds to attack Cybertron. The Decepticons attempt to fight back, but to no avail.

"And by 'scramble,' I of course mean, 'lurch zombie-like in every direction except at Unicron.'"

The spaceship piloted by Hot Rod and Kup flies right into Unicron's eye, and Hot Rod confronts Galvatron from inside Unicron. They battle briefly, and as Galvatron attempts to crush Hot Rod by the neck, the Matrix begins to glow. Hot Rod takes a hold of it, and is changed into Rodimus Prime. Rodimus dispatches Galvatron, and then uses the Matrix to destroy Unicron. Rodimus tracks down the Autobots still inside of Unicron, and they escape out of Unicron's other eye just before he is completely destroyed. Rodimus Prime then leads the Autobots to reclaim their homeworld, easily dealing with the diminished Decepticons, and leading Cybertron into a new age of peace.

'Til all are one.

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons


  • Perceptor, Blurr and Daniel are coloured rather randomly.

Items of note

  • Instead of providing the Autobots with a ship, as in the movie, Wreck-Gar turns the entire planet into a rocket ship in the comic. This would jibe with his line in the film about the Junkion Planet being a 'sleek sexy import with turbo handling'. At least, as much as any Junkion lines jibe with reality.
  • The scene where Spike, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, and Jazz are rescued by Daniel is omitted. Spike and Bumblebee are both seen as the Autobots make their escape from Unicron, but there's no hint of Jazz and Cliffjumper.

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