Battle for Cybertron

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Battle for Cybertron  
Cover of Battle for Cybertron
Author(s) Scott Siegel
Illustrator Earl Norem
Language English
Series Transformers
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Marvel Books
Publication date September 1984
Media type Print (Softcover)
Pages 35
ISBN 0871350165
Followed by The Great Car Rally

Battle for Cybertron is a book and audio story by Scott Siegel for the Transformers series. It was published in 1984.[1]


The origin of the Autobots and Decepticons arrival on Earth, where they meet the humans Sparkplug and Spike.


  • This story was released as an audiobook.
  • This book features Autobot Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Hound, Jazz, Optimus Prime and Prowl mentioned by name, while numerous others are seen in illustrations.
  • The Decepticon Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream are mentioned by name, while numerous others are seen in illustrations.
  • The Ark is mentioned by name as the Autobot ship's computer, and it even speaks several times.
  • The cover illustration has Optimus Prime riding the surface of the Ark in space, as the Autobots are followed by the Nemesis.
  • According to the illustrator Earl Norem, he was chosen for the job because of the expressive way he could draw Conan and super heroes. Optimus Prime was depicted with a visible mouth, instead of having a face plate him. This was done to help depict emotion.[2]


  1. Siegel, Scott (1984). Battle for Cybertron. Marvel Books. ISBN 0871350165. 

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