One of the series' best-remembered moments is Megatron's moment of clarity in issue #10; nearly as good is Optimus Prime's deadpan response:
Megatron: Why? That's what they all asked me. Why him... why Starscream? Why, of all Decepticons, did I decide to revitalize the one whose record of deceit and betrayal is legend? Because I'm an idiot, that's why!
Optimus Prime: While I am tempted to record that last statement for posterity....