The two ferocious Predacon guards are still stationed outside the doorway leading to the chamber with the bodies of Divebomb and Headstrong.
A small arachnoid robot flies through the air towards the guards.
The arachnoid lands on one of the guards and exudes electricity. The guard looks at it with anger.
A great number of arachnoids fly through the air towards the guards.
The guards are covered by the arachnoids which are electrocuting them. They writhe in pain.
5 TARANTULAS (OP)
Oh, how unfortunate…
Tarantulas strolls casually down the corridor towards the guards.
… for such a door to be left unattended.
Tarantulas types into the control panel next to the doorway.
Tarantulas, smiling, looks down at the guards who are now on the ground, still being
NOTE: The scene depicted on Page One and Two of the issue is from Beast Wars Season 3, Episode 11 - Other Victories.
Tarantulas, deep in his lair, studies the data on the screens in front of him, as the beam emitter fires on the offline form of Tigerhawk, suspended against the wall. The dual-skulled form of the Vok is advancing towards Tarantulas.
1 DIALOGUE PANEL
2 DIALOGUE PANEL
The Beast Wars.
3 SFX (BEAM EMITTER)
A close-up of Tarantulas’ face, concerned. We can see the Vok looming behind him.
Something is wrong.
Tarantulas screams as he sees the Vok.
5 SFX (TARANTULAS’ SCREAM)
Tarantulas fires his shoulder cannons, but the bullets pass straight through the Vok.
No! Stay away from me!
7 SFX (SHOULDER CANNONS)
The bullets strike the beam emitter, knocking it off its target.
8 SFX (RICOCHETS)
A dark, imposing tower stretches up into the Cybertronian sky, dwarfing the buildings around it.
1 DIALOGUE PANEL
The fist of Magmatron wraps on a large door.
Magmatron stares up at the tower stretching above him. A great set of doors are before him, but they remain resolutely shut.
A computer screen at the side of the door comes to life with the face of a sly-looking Predacon named Gouge. Magmatron looks to the screen.
3 SFX (COMPUTER SCREEN)
Can I be of some assistance?
Open the door, Gouge.
Magmatron looms over the small computer screen, trying to impose himself.
I’m afraid I cannot facilitate your request.
I must speak with them.
Regrettably, they are unable to receive you at this time.
A close-up of Magmatron’s face, who is enraged. His face is illuminated by the computer screen.
A darkened command room. Maximus Prime, Magmatron, Silverbolt, Ironhide, Prowl and Lyo are present. Jetstorm and Snapper bolster the Predacon presence. They stand around a circular table, at the centre of which is a 3D holographic representation of Cybertron. Several red dots, representing enemy ships, are in a pattern around Cybertron, as well as a large mass in the distance -- Unicron.
Their ships have formed up around the planet. Our window for any form of pre-emptive strike has closed.
Pre-emptive? What exactly did you have in mind?
A close-up of Snapper. There is no apology on his face.
Stick a rocket up Prime’s exhaust and get him up there.
Lyo and Ironhide each have their arms crossed. They glare back at Snapper.
Are you insane?
You’d risk throwing away the Matrix? Our last line of defence?
Jetstorm leans onto the table. His glare is exaggerated by the light from the
The wreck of the Cybertronian Empire Control Ship lays smoking on the surface of Cybertron. It has left a trail of debris as it came down. Smoke billows from the engines.
Rattrap jumps from a large crack in the side of the vessel. He has a look of glee on his face.
Rattrap lands on the ground, with arms and legs spread, as if giving the planet a hug. He’s still smiling.
Rattrap looks up. Standing over him is a small squad of Maximals and Predacons with their weapons all pointing at him.
Optimus Primal and Rhinox push through the twisted metal on the side of the ship to make an exit.
5 OPTIMUS PRIMAL
Lyo and Prowl push their way to the front of the group. Both are looking battle-damaged.
You heard him -- stand down!
Optimus Primal and his crew stand proudly before the group.
AS THE HEAVENS RAGE, IT'S ALL OR NOTHING AS THE WAR WITHOUT END... ENDS!
Deicide, noun. The act of killing a god or gods.
In the centuries after the Great War and the signing of the Pax Cybertronia, the struggle on Cybertron has turned from a pursuit of peace to one of maintaining it, as the Maximals and Predacons try to coexist on a world still deeply scarred and deeply divided.
But some still dream of a united Cybertron, and a recent dark discovery has given these dreamers renewed hope. The Cybertronian Empire, a Great War-era enemy, long thought defeated, has not only returned but is now headed for Cybertron. Centuries before, a