Grimlock leaves as his replacement arrives - but is the new Transformer suited for the task?
Marvel UK issue #183
- Originally published: 10th September 1988. Cover date ("off sale") 17th September 1988.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
At the Marvel UK offices, Grimlock emerges from the mail room to announce he's answered his last letter and is off on holiday. He tells a reluctant Stubbie to carry all his cases. Outside Grimlock is anxious to get to the shuttle before his replacement arrives, but the Stubbie is having difficulties with the cases. Suddenly Dreadwind lands and wants to pick a fight with Grimlock, rather than taking his advice to start answering the letters. Grimlock hasn't time for a fight so flicks his tail, causing the Stubbie to fall and the huge pile of cases falls on Dreadwind. Grimlock wonders why a hard case like Dreadwind "can't see that you'll always lose to my hard cases!" Grimlock tells the Stubbie to just bring the ones with fuel in them and leave the rest to Dreadwind, who wonders if he's really suited to this!
Items of note
- This one-page special strip was written to explain the changeover in letters page answerer. It was billed as "A Robo-Capers Special!"
- A similar special, without a title, had appeared in issue #74.
- Dreadwind's Nebulan companion Hi-Test is not shown, though he would answer letters alongside Dreadwind.
- The story is named after the 1960 Wind of Change speech by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
- The contents of the suitcases were revealed on the inside back cover.
- The strip was reprinted in the Titan Books trade paperback "Space Pirates", albeit at reduced size within the "Transformers UK" introduction.