James really deserves all praise for these books. I'd never have thought so much of genuine interest could be written about a run of comics, which is perceptive, fair, revealing and completely free of gratuitous padding. In particular, he's done a tremendous job getting the writers - and not just Simon Furman! - re-reading their work from the '80s and then
speaking about it. It makes all the difference.
jackharkness wrote:wasn't there a future transformers comic with spike in it, and he was busters brother?
Yes, issues #38 onwards of the Marvel US Transformers comics, except it was set in the present day. Spike's first appearance will be right at the end of IDW's Transformers (US) Classics Volume 3.
I think the reason for it was that Spike was the name of Fortress Maximus's head on the toy packaging.