The Transformers: Best of UK: Dinobots

    (Idea + Design Works, 2007-2008)
™ and © 2007 Hasbro

After IDW’s run of reprinted US Transformer comics (Transformers: Generations), the publisher turned toward reprinting stories from Marvel UK Transformer comics, many of which had never been seen in the United States before. Up first was Transformers, The: Target 2006, and second is this mini-series centered around the Dinobots, a group of five animalistic Autobots whose alternate modes are, as might be expected, dinosaurs. In this series, Autobot medic Ratchet discovers that 4,000,000 years of dormancy in a tar pit (in Marvel Comics’ Savage Land, oddly enough) has fused circuitry in their robotic brains, causing the Dinobots to become even more primal than ever. Now they posses little reasoning ability, instead letting their animal instincts take them rampaging wherever they desire. Optimus Prime and the other Autobots must hunt down the Dinobots before they do any major damage, but the evil Decepticons have their own interest in the Dinobots as well.

An interesting bit of comics trivia is that art in this series is provided by none other than Barry Kitson, who would go on to become a famous collaborator with Mark Waid on JLA: Year One, Empire, and The Legion of Super-Heroes.

— Eric Garneau

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#1 Variation A

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Cover A by Nick RocheSimon FurmanBarry Kitson

#1 Variation B

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Cover BSimon FurmanBarry Kitson

#1 Variation C

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Cover RI-A; Retailer incentive retro cover ASimon FurmanBarry Kitson

#1 Variation D

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Cover RI-B; Retailer incentive sketch cover BSimon FurmanBarry Kitson

#2 Variation A

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Cover A by Nick RocheSimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#2 Variation B

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Snarl attacking Mirage on cover; Cover BSimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#2 Variation C

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Cover RI-A; Retailer Incentive retro cover ASimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#2 Variation D

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Cover RI-B; Retailer Incentive sketch cover BSimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#3 Variation A

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Cover A by Nick RocheSimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#3 Variation B

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Cover B by Barry KitsonSimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#3 Variation C

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Retailer Incentive A Retro Cover by Barry KitsonSimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#3 Variation D

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Retailer Incentive B Sketch Cover by Nick RocheSimon FurmanWilliam Simpson, Barry Kitson

#4 Variation A

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Reprints Transformers, The (Marvel UK) #74 and Annual 1986; Cover ASimon FurmanGeoff Senior, William Simpson

#4 Variation B

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Reprints Transformers, The (Marvel UK) #74 and Annual 1986; Cover BSimon FurmanGeoff Senior, William Simpson

#4 Variation C

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Reprints Transformers, The (Marvel UK) #74 and Annual 1986; Retailer Incentive Retro Cover-ASimon FurmanGeoff Senior, William Simpson

#4 Variation D

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Reprints Transformers, The (Marvel UK) #74 and Annual 1986; Retailer Incentive Sketch Cover-BSimon FurmanGeoff Senior, William Simpson

#5

 
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 Simon FurmanGeoff Senior, William Simpson

#6 Variation A

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Centurion uppercutting on cover; Reprints Transformers, The (Marvel UK) #8 & 77Simon Furman, Bob BudianskyWilliam Simpson, William Johnson

#6 Variation B

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Dinobots team on cover; Reprints Transformers, The (Marvel UK) #8 & 77Simon Furman, Bob BudianskyWilliam Simpson, William Johnson

#6 Variation C

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Retailer Incentive Retro Cover; Reprints Transformers, The (Marvel UK) #8 & 77Simon Furman, Bob BudianskyWilliam Simpson, William Johnson

Book #1

 
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Collects The Transformers: Best of UK: Dinobots #1-6; ca. 2008Simon Furman, Bob BudianskyBarry Kitson, William Simpson, Geoff Senior, William Johnson