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The Transformers Armada comic distributed by Panini Comics (formerly Marvel UK) was a TF comic based on the Armada toyline and animated franchise. The comic, written as always by Simon Furman, chose a different timeline separate from the Dreamwave title, and developed its own storylines over nine issues.
The main Armada strip involved a central Autobots vs. Decepticons storyline for the possession of a Mini-Con or weapon, whereas "Tales of the Mini-cons" would explore the sought-after littlest Transformers' own adventures on Earth, and even dipped into their pasts on Cybertron. Characters who gained focus, as in the DW strips, were Cyclonus and the Destruction Mini-Con Team.
The comic continued the long-standing UK tradition of having a Transformer answer readers' letters. After a few installments of "Hot Shot's Hot Mail," though, Starscream took over and turned the page into "Starscream's Hate Mail," where he was exceptionally rude to the young letter-writers. And, like, not even in a funny sort of way. Like, maybe the guy writing it thought it was funny, but you could imagine the child, totally not old enough to understand the over-the-top-ness of the whole thing, crying their eyes out when they read the issue, and Starscream called them disgusting and told them they couldn't draw. Yikes.
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After nine issues, poor sales led to the comic's cancellation. In the final issue, the comic hinted at an adaptation of The Unicron Battles. None of the storylines were followed up in any fanclub publication.