First Issue #1 - September 1984
Last #80 - July 1991
Based on the toys and the animated TV show it spawned, this was the very first series of Transformers comic books.
Originally intended as a 4-issue limited series, it ran for 80 issues. The comic did not attempt to perfectly follow the show and some characters were completely absent. Most notably was the absence of characters from season 3 like Ultra Magnus, Springer, Arcee, Metroplex and the Quintessons The comic started much the same as the show; a crew crash landing the Ark on Earth in the distant past.