Funny: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye


  • Whirl delivers a speech to an unknown group of people. He expresses embarrassment, and says he's not good at speeches. he thanks the unknown party for helping him work through his issues. Then Cyclonus walks in looking for one of his friends, and the audience sees that Whirl is talking to a bunch of Sweep Corpses that he's been mutilating, and is about to destroy. It's horrifying, and then this little bit of dialogue is exchanged
    Whirl: "Haven't you heard of knocking?"
    Cyclonus: "What the Hell are you doing in here?!"


  • Some Black Comedy when Brainstorm and Rodimus talk about the Lost Light's quantum jump error:
    Brainstorm: [...] The first rule of interstellar travel—never stand next to a quantum generator when it's about to flout the laws of physics.
    Rodimus: So who broke the rule?
    Brainstorm: Um... good question. One of the Duobots, I think. Shock? Ore? I can never remember which is which... the blue one. Ore. He's sort of been—what's the scientific term?—Totally mashed into the generator itself.
    Rodimus: That sounds—that sounds terrible.
    Brainstorm: Oh, in many respects it is. But look on the bright side: at least it'll be easy to tell 'em apart from now on.
  • Tailgate's reaction to finding out that he's been out of commission for six million years.
  • Swerve explaining the quest of the Lost Light to Skids:
    Swerve: We've got to find the 12 fragments of the Primal Key, unlock the Infinity Gate, travel sideways in time, defeat the Agents of Chaos, and restore order to the multiverse.
    Skids: (gives Swerve a Fascinating Eyebrow.)
    Swerve: Nah, I'm just messing with you. We're actually looking for the Knights of Cybertron, a mythical group of supremely powerful do-gooders who left our homeworld 10 million years ago to civilize the galaxy, leaving a trail of breadcrumbs in the form of a star map inside a dead Matrix.
    Skids: Yeah...I kinda liked the first one better?
  • Whirl had beaten up and thrown Cyclonus off a cliff in a previous issue. Whirl apologizes, by dodging all responsibility and trying to glaze it over. Cyclonus gives him a hug, and then whispers that he will kill Whirl, someday.


  • This gem, after Trailbreaker asks if anyone has ever seen a Sparkeater before.
    Ultra Magnus: "I once arrested a Decepticon who thought he was a Sparkeater. He called himself the Dark Assassin, Devourer of Souls and Propagator of Infinite Sin. His real name was Blip."
  • Whirl comes face to face with the Sparkeater and nearly blows it up. Trailbreaker spots him and stops him, because hitting an open spark could destroy half the ship, Whirl's response: "Which half?"


  • This exchange between Ratchet and Drift, right after Drift slashed the infected Dent:
    Ratchet: "What was that?"
    Drift: "I don't know, but I think it was infected."
    Ratchet: "I'm talking about you! What's with all the-slicing?"
    Drift: "He was going to attack Pipes!"
    Ratchet: "He was moving at two miles an hour!"
    • Dent used to be named Prowl, so he changed it to... Dent. This is final proof that they've run out of names.
  • After Ratchet makes a backhanded comment, Drift responds with this:
    "You know Ratchet one day you'll say something nice to me. Right before you tell me I have a terminal disease or something."


  • This exchange between Ultra Magnus and Tailgate:
    "I'm not convinced you're paying attention."
    "...what? Oh. Sorry—I, er, I thought I saw some graffiti on your desk. Yeah, some—some really tiny graffiti. 'Ultra Magnus is an O.C.D. control freak who uses learning to hurt people.' But it was just a speck of dirt."
    "It's okay, sir—it's gone. It can't hurt you now."

Spotlight: Trailcutter

Spotlight: Hoist


  • Trailcutter goes on a drunken rant about how overrated Fortress Maximus is. Fort Max then walks into the bar.
    Trailcutter: I mean, 'Fortress Maximus'—come on. What kind of a name is that? But everyone's like, 'Oh, Fortress Maximus, you're my hero! You've got guns in your legs and you killed tons of 'Cons at Simanzi...' And I'm like 'That was a thousand years ago!' He's a relic! He's a has-been! He's—
    Chromedome: Just walked in.
    Trailcutter: Great to see you, Max! Come on over! We were just talking about Simanzi! With the thing and the—the stuff! So... oh wow! You've got guns in your legs! How's that working out for you? That's awesome, man. You're awesome.
  • Issue 6 is a goldmine of dialogue for Whirl:
    • When Fortress Maximus losses it and takes Whirl and Rung hostage This exchange happens.
      Whirl: I give up. You win. Three hours I am so bored I think I'm going to-. Max I seriously doubt you have what it takes to see this through but if you have, then please just skip to the end and kill us.
      Rung: Whirl! What is wrong with you?!
      Whirl: You tell me - That's your job, isn't it?
    • Whirl enjoys pissing off Fort Max:
      Whirl: Seriously, all of this is a bit—it's a bit pathetic though, isn't it? Even for an epic, epic failure like you. I mean, not only do you practically beg the Decepticons to take G9 off your hands, but you curl up into a ball the moment Overlor
      (Fortress Maximus pistol-whips Whirl.)
      Whirl: Wow. If I'd known that was the best you've got, I'd have said something genuinely offensive.


  • Issue 7 focuses more on the Decepticons, and they have their own comic relief in the form of Misfire.
    Krok: Oh my. Look at that...
    Misfire: What? What is it? Should I be running? Am I wasting precious running away time by talking to you?
    • To be fair, most of the Decepticons in issue 7 provide some entertainment:
      Fulcrum: Mark my barely audible words: this is the last time I ever team up with Spinister. He just attacked our torch because it was glowing at him funny. I'm a bit scared.
    • When the Scavengers are sitting around their campfire, Spinister provides us with this little gem:
      Spinister: The fire's giving me funny looks Krok. I think I'm gonna shoot it.
    • Misfire's whole introduction to Fulcrum:
      Misfire: Nice to meet you, loser! They call me Misfire. Long story. Actually, you know what? It isn't. It's a very short story involving a machine gun, a misunderstanding, and a dozen dead Decepticons.
      Fulcrum: I'm Fulcrum. I—wait a second. Is that my fuel pump?
      Misfire: (glances down at what he's holding) What, this? Um...yeah. Can I keep it?
      • Hell, Misfire alone is a source of numerous funny quotes.


  • Ultra Magnus' appropriate reaction to the "Fantastic Voyage" Plot.
    Ultra Magnus: Whirl?! You let Whirl inside my body?!
    • His smile. It saved hundreds of lives.


  • In the B-plot, Skids asks Chromedome to see if he can restore the former's lost memories. While the results are some off-panel Nightmare Fuel for the latter, the exchange beforehand is pretty damn funny:
    Chromedome: "Anyway, I thought you liked having amnesia."
    Skids: "Who told you that?"
    Skids: "Okay, okay, point taken."
  • Fulcrum's opinion on fighting the DJD:
    Fulcrum: "...It's suicide with delusions of survival!"
  • When the dust settles, Fulcrum is shown how the Scavengers pay their fallen:
    Misfire: "A senseless waste. His ludicrous search for the Necrobot ends unfulfilled. A terrible, terrible tragedy. Boo hoo."
    Fulcrum: "'Boo hoo'? I thought Flywheels was your friend! You're just going to leave him here?"
    Misfire: "You're right. What were we thinking?"
    Crankcase: "I'm having his rotor system—"
    Misfire: "There's probably enough for a sip of innermost Energon each..."
    Spinister: "Leave the knees for me."


  • From issue 9: Some of the crew get together in the bar where they witness Rewind's over-dramatic presentation of a repaired Rung.
    Rewind: It's True you see - Wait For it - We're going to repair Rung's Brain!.
    Ratchet: By the vaulted heights of-
    Drift: You had him hidden behind the Bar?!
    Chromedone: (Face palming): So Embarrassing.
    Skids: -not seriously telling me he was hidden behind there this whole time?!
    Whirl: Cool.
  • Drift, while recounting the time he was saved by Orion Pax and taken care of by Ratchet, says that Ratchet started praying while operating on him. Ratchet promptly slaps his (recently spray-painted) hand over Drift's mouth, smearing red paint on his face.
    Drift: So I'm laying on a circuit slab in Ratchet's Dead End workshop - and he says "Primus guide me, Primus protect me, I beseech you, oh might Primus, please-" mmmph!
    Ratchet: Unreliable narrator alert!


  • Whirl messing with Rung's eyebrows to make him seem cross.
  • After hearing about Orion Pax, Swerve accidentally splashes Whirl in the face with his drink.


  • Whirl makes Swerve tell him the super secret password before he lets him in. The password? "Whirl is a million billion times tougher than Cyclonus".
  • In issue 11, Tailgate ends up having to take notes to help him keep track of all the characters in the story Rewind's telling. Later he's shocked to discover that after the story Orion Pax became Optimus Prime.


  • This exchange in issue 12:
    Rodimus: This is what you get for kidnapping innocent people, Snap Trap: a ship load of Autobots in your face! Wam, bam, in the van!
  • Also:
    Rodimus: "Ultra Magnus informs me that running through the Lost Light shouting 'Who's up for a fight?' doesn't technically qualify as a 'briefing.' "
  • On top of that, Tailgate tries to defuse a bomb. Rewind has this to say:
    Rewind: "D'you mind if I film this? If I die, I don't want my last recorded footage to be of Whirl punching himself in the face to prove he's 'super-unvincible.'"
  • When Tailgate is talking to Chromedome, CD mentions that he's "a close second" on Rewind's list, and that a 'bot named Dominus Ambus is the first.
    Chromedome: I'm doing a disservice by calling him a campaigner. He was more of a - Primus, where to start? Scientist, doctor, author, explorer.
    Tailgate: I hate him.


  • In issue 13 we get to see Cyclonus singing. Cyclonus. Singing. Even funnier, he's singing in an ancient, basically dead language. It sounds so horrifying that Swerve, Drift, and Aquafend barge into his and Tailgate's room because they think he's killing Tailgate. It becomes a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming at the end of the issue.
  • Swerve mentioning that Whirl likes to introduce himself by saying he has "no known weaknesses".
  • Whirl's holomatter Avatar, a pre-teen girl with a missing tooth, eyepatch, and machine guns.
    • And Ultra Magnus' is based on Verity, which raises eyebrows among the other 'bots.
  • Ultra Magnus was slipped a really strong drink by Whirl that knocks him out cold. Later on, Whirl uses Magnus' head as a coaster.
  • Speaking of Ultra Magnus, his rant about the antics of the crew at the beginning of the issue contains some comedic gold:
    Ultra Magnus: "MUTINY! Everywhere I look, I see rules being stretched, and laws being broken, and protocols being dragged outside and kicked to death. I've made a list: one, Skids keeps using the maintenance droids for target practice. Two, Waverider and Sureshot insist on playing hand-grenade tag outside my office. Three: the warning signs that Dipstick's put up in the engine rooms are riddled with misplaced apostrophes. Four: Sprocket keeps touching his—"
    Rodimus: "MAGNUS!"
    • Shortly after this, Rodimus suggests that Magnus needs to relax and unwind...
    Ultra Magnus: "That's not even a word. I'd have heard of it."
    • And then Rodimus recruits Swerve to help Ultra Magnus chill out a little:
    Rodimus: "If anyone can cheer [Magnus] up, you can!"
    Swerve: "You say "cheer him up" like it's something other than a centuries-long undertaking destined to end in madness and suicide."
  • Rodimus had Drift give the crew 50 shanix each for spending money during shore leave. This isn't funny. What is funny is that Word of God says that Rodimus made Drift give the crew his own money.


  • In a meta-example... Hitler reacts to Issue 15#, specifically Rewind's death.
  • Before the battle Swerve and Rewind are in the Science Lab talking to Brainstorm. Swerve fiddles around with a device in the lab which Brainstorm explains is a "Meta-Bomb" which causes it's victims to think they're characters in a narrative. After he warns Swerve not to mess with it this happens:
    Swerve: Guess what? I pressed it and nothing happened.
    Rewind: I didn't see you press it.
    Swerve: Yeah it must've happened off-panel.
    Rewind: What does that mean?
    Swerve: I have no idea.
    • Swerve than spends the entire battle afterwards spouting off fourth-wall breaking comments.


  • At the end of issue 17, after the crew discovers a field of sparks waiting to be born Cyclonus points out one green superspark. Brainstorm points out how rare and precious this sort of thing is... than starts trying to rip it up from the ground. This causes Perceptor and half of the crew to flip out in shock.


  • Swerve's "My First Blaster", a toy-like rifle with flashy colors, a smiley face, and even yells "Hooray! You scored a direct hit" when it hits something, courtesy of Brainstorm!.
  • It also seems to play Sad Trombones when he misses, encouraging him to keep practicing: "Aww, you missed! Keep Practicing!"
    • The best part is the orange tip, a Mythology Gag relating to how toy weapons in America must have bright colors and how all gun-style iterations of Megatron, including the Masterpiece version, have to be sold with their tips painted orange.
  • After the crew is accused of crimes against the universe by Chief Justice Tyrest, he asks if they have anything to say. Rodimus responds with this:
    Rodimus: Yeah, WHY ARE YOU SUCH A-(cut to Rodimus talking calmly in his cell) And that's when I started swearing.


  • Tyrest punching Magnus in the face is darkly amusing for how random and unexpected it is.
  • When Magnus reveals that one of the crewmembers is a criminal, Rodimus instantly knows it's Whirl. He's surprised to be informed otherwise.


  • Getaway quickly proves himself to be one of the funniest characters yet.
    Getaway: BOMP! When you- BOMP- say something funny or clever or BOMP that's what I do. You hate it. You say it's patronizing. Which it is. Which is why I do it.
    Skids: I have no idea who you are. Or why you keep saying bomp.
  • Though the scene before it was heart-rending, First Aid gives a hilarious rebuttal to the famous "If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him" Aesop.
    Ratchet: No. If we kill him, we're no better than him. If we kill him, he wins.
    First Aid: Yeah except we are better than him and he doesn't win. He doesn't anything. He's dead. That's the point.
  • Whatever it is the Scavengers have been up to since we last saw them. Apparently Misfire got himself captured by the Galactic Council, and Fulcrum devised a plan to bust him out of one of their high-security detention facilities alone. Apparently everything was going flawlessly until Misfire insisted on stopping for snacks.
  • When the Killswitch signal hits Constancy, one can see Grimlock in the background playing jenga with Spinister completely unaware that Krok, Spinister, and Crankcase are all screaming in pain. Even funnier, Word of God says that the jenga set he's using is the only source of entertainment on the WAP and it has missing pieces.


  • Whirl asks Cyclonus if they can finally bury the hatchet. Cyclonus responds by shoving Whirl into a smelting pool... except Cyclonus was just having an Imagine Spot. He was really looking forward to killing Whirl.


  • Ultra Magnus gets permission to edit Rewind's documentary. He exploits this to censor clips that make him look like an idiot.
  • Swerve sets up a bet that whoever finds out what Rung transforms into gets 100 shanix. Cue the crew getting into various insane schemes as they conspire to find out Rung's alt mode. Swerve and Waverider's idea is to throw stuff at the back of Rung's head to cause an involuntary transformation.
    • Tailgate, on the other hand, hosts an "alt-mode party," consisting of himself and several others sitting around in their vehicle modes, which he claims to have been popular in his day (which was also Rung's day). Rung immediately spots a rather significant flaw in the concept.
    Rung: How do you reach your drinks?
    Tailgate: ...
    Tailgate: ...
    Tailgate: Good point.
  • Skids and Whirl get into a contest with a group of Stentarians to find out which species is cooler. They get utterly trumped in every single way. The kicker is that they're small — the combiner form they brag about is the size of Skids.
    • And then Whirl reheats Ammonites-Terradore War by casually murdering the Terradore leader.
  • Ultra Magnus hugs Thunderclash.
  • Rodimus walks into the Bridge wearing a bucket. Blaster asks why and Rodimus explains that Swerve is having a costume theme night at his bar. "People You Want To Punch".
    "I was a lone Megatron in a sea of Whirls."
  • An example that sadly had to be cut from the issue was a planned B-plot about Ratchet tricking Drift into thinking that Pharma has possessed Ratchet's hands. It would've ended with Drift chopping Ratchet's hands off and throwing them out the airlock. Except that was a prank too.


  • When Getaway gets his first look at the Rodpod, he has a pretty funny line:
    Getaway: And this guy is your leader.


  • The opening with Brainstorm and Nautica discussing the practicality of color-coded lasers.
  • Prowl when discussing Megatron's possible outcomes.
    Prowl: "We have two options: Public Executio, Indefinitive Spark Containment, or Public Execution."
    Ultra Magnus: "You said Public Execution twice."
    Prowl: "Cognitive bias, look it up."
  • Starscream and Rodimus bickering.
    Starscream: "As I said, my people want a trial."
    Rodimus: "They're not your people, they're not your anything. They're ordinary cybertronian citizens who went insane and put you in charge, any day they'll wake up and realize what they've done, and kill themselves. Suicide by face-palm".
  • Swerve, Crosscut, and Riptide hold fake "crewditions" to try and decide who gets on the Lost Light. Their reasons for rejecting people include being easily distracted, looking too similar to Prowl, and having trisyllabic names. Nightbeat foils their prank by dramatically bursting in Phoenix Wright-style to point out that crewditions isn't a real word, specially after saying they're doing this on Magnus' orders, and Magnus would obviously not let them use a fake word to begin with.
  • During their fight Whirl kicks Megatron in the crotch.
  • Basically the whole first half of the comic...


  • While Cyclonus is filling Tailgate in on what happened while he was in medbay, the two run into Jackpot and Mainframe. Jackpot is drunk off his ass and having to be dragged to Ratchet to keep from him suffering the Transformer-equivalent of a burst kidney. Why? He decided to hang out with Trailcutter.
  • The issue's plot is basically Trailcutter trying to steal the captain's liquor, while drunk. It's glorious. Until it takes a turn for the horrific at the end.
    "I'm at the medibay door—they've done something to it. They've made it all lock-y. I think I want to punch it."
  • Swerve has fixed up a dead Legislator and reprogrammed it as his bouncer. He calls it Ten because that's the only thing it says. So naturally, he paints a big 9 on its back. Swerve thinks this is comedic gold.
  • There's loads of Funny Background Events in Swerve's bar in this issue:
    • When Joyride walks in, he and Ten give each other a fist bump.
    • Groove and Streetwise are wrestling on the floor. Groove is winning.
    • The Lost Light Insider claims that Megatron almost attacked Ultra Magnus over the mysterious coffin. The picture shows Ultra Magnus screaming in Megatron's face while he makes a hilarious trollface.
  • Starscream's speech at Megatron's trial gets derailed a few times because Starscream can't quit talking about himself.
  • Nightbeat freaking out after seeing what appears to be Rewind's ghost.
    "Information carries weight. It's not corporeal, but it has presence. It can be felt. It hangs in the air like—like words. Like the morning after an argument! Actually, not like that. That's a bad analogy. I'm distracted. Shut up. Stop expecting things of me."
    • Also worth pointing out is that, throughout Nightbeat and Chromedome's entire conversation, Nightbeat's been unlocking the dozens of locks he keeps on his door.


  • This cover, which shows Rodimus handing the keys of the Lost Light to Megatron.
  • The comic has a lot of fun with a dead copy of Rodimus being in the coffin.
    • Rodimus pesters Chromedome into helping:
    Chromedome: I could die.
    Rodimus: "Could"! The luxury of "could"! I'M ALREADY DEAD!
    • The crew acknowledges the possibility of a Stable Time Loop, so Rodimus decides to Screw Destiny by chopping his own arm off with a chainsaw; since the dead version has both arms, he'll have averted that potential timeline. Skids and Megatron are quick to point out that this is absolutely insane, since his arm might get reattached after he dies but before he's put in the coffin.
  • Whirl, the psychopathic anti-hero, decides to protest to his confinement by projecting a little girl avatar of himself, braiding his hair, and watching off-world cinema.
  • It turns out that Rodimus is now "co-captain"... except he's not. That's just something Optimus made up to keep Rodimus from getting upset before the Lost Light left.
  • Brainstorm is listed as "the Genius" of Team Rodimus, only for a little anecdote to comment "citation needed".
    • Brainstorm's early early warning system (his early warning system always kicked in too late) with the known ratings "Uh-Oh!" and "Run For Your Life!"
  • When Megatron orders the Lost Light evacuated, Rodimus can be seen in the background fighting him for the radio.
    • Later we hear this argument between them:
    Rodimus: I'm blaming you for this Megatron! This has you written all over it!
    Megatron: Sorry. Not guilty.
    Rodimus: Did you seriously just say that to me? Did you seriously.
  • Ratchet's reaction to Rodimus' gift from the crew.
  • Sticking with Ratchet, his "suggestion" on how Rodimus's head gets sliced in half. Incredibly inept brain-surgery.
  • When Megatron changes his statement to Not Guilty, Starscream makes the most brilliant Oh, Crap face, but even better is Prowl's expression of sheer rage.
  • The patrons at Swerve's bar are discussing how Megatron is actually holding classes on the Knights of Cybertron as part of his attempt to turn the mission around.
    Skids: Say what you like about the most feared and hated psychopath of all time-at least he's trying to educate us.
    Swerve: He's trying to distract us. While we're busy learning about the Knights he's devising ways to win us over, kill us, rebuild the Decepticons and take over the universe.
    Riptide: *Staring gloomily into his drink* That's what I need; goals.
  • Nightbeat Comically Missing the Point when the wall behind Rodimus in the medbay vanishes, prompting the crew to realize the ship is disintegrating around them.
    Chromedome: First Nightbeat's hab suite, now this. The whole ship's disappearing!
    Nightbeat: Which means I just won on points!
    • Earlier, Nightbeat had tried to tell Rodimus about opening the door to his hab suite and finding the wall had vanished only for Rodimus to angrily cut him off and say unless Nightbeat found his own mutilated corpse inside, Rodimus wins.


  • A huge Brick Joke comes into play here during a flashback scene.
    Drift:(annoyed at Pipes)Seriously Pipes, don't make me put my foot down.note 
  • It's shown that Riptide found the Lost Light's previous owners by loudly screaming in the middle of a ceremony honoring the dead.
  • Megatron criticizes Riptide for focusing too much on the past.
    • He also still says things like "you Autobots" even though he's an Autobot too.
  • Nightbeat figures out the key to the mystery... except he only manages to do so after everyone except himself, Megatron, Skids, Nautica, Getaway, and Riptide have been taken. Oops.
  • The return of the word "crewditions".
  • Getaway gets annoyed by Nightbeat's behaviour.
    Getaway: If I keep sitting next to you, am I going to die of smartass poisoning?


  • Nautica mistakes Ravage for a pet and tries to give him rubs.
  • It's revealed that Brainstorm apparently customized Nautica's wrench for her; the result is a wrench that has an absurd amount of pointless extra features and gadgets such as a flashlight and a small bulb that lights up when Nautica exaggerates.


  • The usual "previous issue" spiel isn't happened by a wall of text this time, but a narrative from Swerve...who delivers the news as only Swerve can.
  • The roll call shortly thereafter seems to appreciate the reaction of longtime fans to the return of a long-absent crew member, as it lists, after the mention of the others:
  • And, following the above, Megatron and Ravage's exchange could be viewed as a clever little nod to the readers:
    Ravage: Such a fuss. Is he important?
    Megatron: Come now, Ravage. Everyone's important these days. ({{Beat.}}) But yes, I gather they're particularly fond of this one.
  • Nautica's attempt at making a joke about quantum mechanics. Her lame attempt to explain it to Riptide manages to be funnier.
    Riptide: Are jokes not funny where you come from?
  • Nautica believes that Ravage would be willing to sacrifice himself to save some non-cybertronians — all the while petting him again:
    Nautica: Before you volunteer, Ravage, I'm sorry, but you lack the manual dexterity to perform the task.
    Ravage: Touch me again and I'll kill you.
  • Megatron and Nightbeat's discussion about moles and turncoats, once it's revealed that Brainstorm is a Decepticon mole:
    Nightbeat: "Did you know about this?"
    Megatron: "No. I don't know all our undercover assets. To be honest, he's not our type."
    Nightbeat: "There's a type?"
    Megatron: "Hmm. Have you never been approached?"
  • Alternate!Rewind needing to be brought up to speed on a few things; namely that a) Megatron is an Autobot, b) Nightbeat's not dead anymore, and c) Nautica's around and "he" is actually a "she".

MTMTE Issue 34

  • Bluestreak's reaction to Trailcutter reading the post-war edition of Megatron's Towards Peace.
    Bluestreak: "Postwar Edition"? Don't tell me-there's a new chapter at the end. "Ignore everything I just said."

MTMTE Issue 35

  • A random officer who holds up Rewind and Minimus Ambus is designed to look like Judge Dredd.
  • The reveal that Brainstorm is a time traveler causes Megatron to go into a breakdown, ranting about how his role on the Lost Light is actually his punishment:
    Megatron: "This conversation is ridiculous. You are ridiculous. Everything that's happened in the last few days is intensely ridiculous. Six months into this shambles of a quest—six months!—and not a day goes by—not an hour—when I don't have to stand back from this endless parade of nonsense and remind myself, by means of several blows to the head, that I am here of my own volition, and not as a result of some—some elaborate trap set by Optimus Prime. Why bother looking for the Knights of Cybertron? Why postpone my trial? I've already been convicted—and this is my punishment. You! This ship! This life!"
    • When he calms down and apologises for his outburst:
      Ultra Magnus: "Not at all. On this ship, a minor breakdown is practically a rite of passage."

MTMTE Issue 36

  • Whirl flips out at the idea of raiding Brainstorm's workshop to get weapons.
  • During the away team's briefing Tailgate can be seen piggyback riding Rewind.
  • Cyclonus points out that the Senate's floating device probably wouldn't harm the sparks in the hot spot because "if you're going to kill newborns you need to do it discreetly". Upon hearing this Tailgate throws a childish fit:
    "That's a horrible thing to say!"
    "I'm not endorsing it!"
    "It's still horrible!"
  • Throughout the issue Roller is drinking out of a juice box, even during combat. Becomes less funny when it turns out to basically be a steroid he's become addicted to out of desperation to be skilled like the Outliers.
  • When the away team discovers the weapon platform Riptide exclaims "They've gone to plan B! That's B for BLOW EVERYTHING UP".
  • This exchange:
    Rodimus: I think you should stay here, inside, where it's safe. If ever you're life's been in danger it's now.
    Orion: Trailbreaker I want you to-
    Rodimus: Oh. So you're just going to ignore me.
    Orion: I thought you were joking and yes.
  • While Orion is explaining the situation to Rodimus, Whirl can be seen in the background staring at the ceiling for no explicable reason.

MTMTE Issue 37

  • The whole war between the Autobots and Decepticons started... because Rung accidentally knocked over a bar patron's drink trying to get Tailgate a curly straw.
    "Chill! Rung's getting you [a straw]. Jeez, it's not the end of the world..."
  • While on the way out, Rodimus tells the others not to make eye contact, singling out Tailgate specifically. When asked why, he says Tailgate just has one of those of faces.
    Tailgate: What's wrong with my face?
    Rodimus: It's basically a punch magnet.
    Tailgate: So rude! Cyclonus, did you hear that?
    Cyclonus: No. Was it about your face?
  • According to Ultra Magnus, Megatron's threat level is "incalculable".
  • Rodimus spies Megatron hiding under the table during the bar fight and laments that they didn't take Rewind with them.


  • Not from the comic itself but this message from Jack Angel (the original voice actor for Ultra Magnus in the cartoon series) to James Roberts in which he challenges Roberts to a fistfight over his portrayal of Ultra Magnus. It's amazing.
    "Unlike Ultra Magnus I can and will deal with you now!"
  • A Fanon piece by the series' colorist, Josh Burcham deals with Ultra Magnus handing Megatron the Autobot book, the unabridged version.
  • Turns out that Hot Shot's single panel cameo in issue 35 happened because Dave Willis asked Alex Milne to. Even funnier, it forms a sort of brick joke/call back; several years ago Milne had used Hot Shot as a red-shirt background character in another comic as a playful jab at Willis.
  • James Roberts revealed a deleted scene from issue 22 wherein Ratchet's hand's may be haunted. Josh Burcham recreated the scene on his own time and posted it.