Storms of Destruction
This book was published by Kid Stuff with a copyright of 1985.
- Full book on one
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Notes on this book:
This one is a little perplexing. It has clear, explicit continuity
ties to the previous books but they don't make sense:
- For example, Megatron brags about his "new" mole machine, even though
he previously used a mole machine in "Satellite of Doom". It does
look a little different, admittedly (but only a little), so perhaps
it's a replacement.
- The Decepticons also have a flying "defoliator" in this book which
has the same electric-razor look of their destroyed hovering oil
transporter from "When Continents Collide", and is described with
similar language, although it's name and function are admittedly
quite different this time around.
- So, perhaps this book takes place before the others? Nope. Megatron
and Soundwave revisit the launch site from "Satellite" and even have
dialogue confirming the location. (Also, a monkey is present in the
artwork in both books' jungle scenes for whatever that's wroth. I'm
of the belief that it was an intentional little joke.)
- Skyfire appears again, cementing his non-death in "Satellite", so even
putting "Continents" first in the sequence wouldn't sort things out
- Also, in terms of meta-text, the books all have numbers on their
covers: I've ordered them "Satellite", "Continents", and "Storms"
based on those numbers. They're 248, 249, and 258 respectively.
As for the story, here Megatron's quest for oil has him pumping
ocean water under the Brazilian rainforest to push oil out of
underground resevoirs to the surface. In doing so, he again
instigates worldwide disasters by drawing off a warm ocean current
and drastically alterering weather patterns.
There are a lot of flying Autobots in this one, including a really
amusing picture of Bumblebee.
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