The saga of the TRANSFORMERS secret war on Earth- begun in Infiltration- continues with Phase Two: Escalation. With the monumental menaces of MEGATRON and Ore-13 looming, the Autobots could be forgiven for thinking things couldn't get much worse. But, as OPTIMUS PRIME musters his response to the mounting threat, the Machination strikes- with shocking and tragic consequences! By Simon Furman (The Transformers: Infiltration) and E.J. Su (The Transformers: Infiltration). A second cover by videogame artist Klaus Scherwinski will be offered in a 50/50 ratio.