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Short Story I'm Taking A Train


Story and colors by Christian Ludwig :iconclu-art:

Lineart by Koen Luyten :iconkluyten:

Script and lettering by Franco Villa :iconm3gr1ml0ck:

Edits by J.Z. Belexes :iconjzlobo:

Astrotrain Company logo by Juan Pablo Osorio :iconiskander77:

SoD project by :iconi-sithlord:


Original lineart.

Astrotrain's model is based on his War Within version.

Wagonbot Drones created by Chris Ludwig and designed by Koen Luyten. See the link for detailed robot and vehicle mode art, plus datafiles about their history, powers and abilities.

In panel 3, a brief cameo of another type of drone: the "major-drone" version, first seen in Beast Machines and the in The War Within, vol 1.

Briefly featured in page 13 of SoD: Omega Supreme, Skids is one of the most outstanding scholars and philosophers of the Golden Age.

Once again, a future Decepticon shows an utter disrespect for a minority.

In panel 4, the evil businessman/industry chieftain Ratbat, which will also appear in his own chapter, SoD: Ratbat.

Eons later, Ratbat and Astrotrain return to work together on Earth, as seen in Differentiation.

Learn everything about the Gladiatorial Games in SoD: Trannis and SoD: Shockwave/Soundwave.

In panel 5, from left to right: Astrotrain, Megatron and Starscream, all in War Within versions.

Astrotrain briefly appeared in page 5 of SoD: Trannis, fighting in the Arena of Kaon.

Astrotrain and his Wagonbots are also featured in Special Story: The Cosmic Freight Train.


Discuss the story on the web: Seibertron, IDW forum, Tformers, AllSpark, Tfw2005, TfArchive, TheTf, Moonbase2, Cybertron, Cybertopia, TfShadowCon.
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transformersnewchapt's avatar
Sad,but awesome story.
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
We tried to give Astrotrain more "depth", without making him a likeable characters; his reason remain selfish and Decepticon-worthy, but in the same time he doesn't gain anything from his choices.
InvaderPixi's avatar
Oh my gosh I love this. I wish I could draw transformers like that D:
And I've always liked Astrotrain, though I've never really known that much about him than the other Decepticons.
Tf-SeedsOfDeception's avatar
Nobody ever knew a lot about Astrotrain... we built this story from the hints in the original Marvel profile by Bob Budiansky ;)
InvaderPixi's avatar
:D Oh that's so cool! Well it's really good, your work is really goood~! : D
Clu-art's avatar
That's why we have developed this little background story! :D
I love this background information about Astrotrain :) Great job!:)
Clu-art's avatar
Thanks, it's the intention of SoD to provide such information and giving the continuity some density.
M3Gr1ml0ck's avatar
It was a group effort, with some great inspiration from mr. Barber.
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