Galvatron's Air Attack
Galvatron's Air Attack is a children's book with optional companion audio cassette. It was written by John Grant and illustrated by Richard Dunn. It was published in 1986.
With the Autobots running low on supplies of the Cybertronian metals they need for repairs, Kup suggests visiting the scene of an old battle between them and the Deceptions to see if anything was left behind. However the search is halted by an ambush by the Decepticon planes. Worried about how Galvatron knew where they were, Ultra Magnus sends out first the Aerialbots then Cosmos, discovering the Decepticons have three shielded satellites which can monitor the whole of the Earth's surface. The Autobots use artificial Northern lights to cut out communications then send a fake message that causes the three satellites, unable to see each other, to collide, destroying them. The Autobots then salvage the metals they need from the wreckage.
- For the second series of two books, an extra paragraph was added to the prologue explaining how Galvatron had travelled back from the 21st century to take over from Megatron as Decepticon commander and following the "strange disappearance" of Optimus Prime Ultra Magnus had arrived from Cybertron as the Autobots' new leader. This does not match any scenario in the comic or animated series continuities.
- In addition to the "New Leaders", these books brought in several of the other newer characters such as the Special Teams.
- Blitzwing is referred to as commanding one of the Decepticon stations. There is nothing to indicate he survived its destruction.
- Other Transformers featured in the novel are Starscream, Soundwave, Thrust, Dirge, Cyclonus, Scourge, Hot Rod, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Grapple, Hoist, Huffer and Swerve.
- One of the illustrations depicts Ramjet flying alongside Starscream, Thrust and Dirge. Since the accompanying text refers to the Aerialbots, this is probably a mistake.
- ↑ Grant, John (1986). Galvatron's Air Attack. Ladybird Books. ISBN 0-7214-0988-1.