After his ultimate sacrifice to defeat MEGATRON, in which he became part of the core of CYBERTRON itself, OPTIMUS PRIMAL rose to the level of a mythic legend among the grateful populace of CYBERTRON. Now as the battle against the ancient monster planet known as Unicron has begun once again, Primus himself has called OPTIMUS PRIMAL to be brought back into action to help in the fight for the very survival of CYBERTRON. OPTIMUS PRIMAL represents a uniquely powerful fusion of the Maximal ForcesÃ¡ÃŸÂ¡Â¦advanced technology with the raw power of their mighty Autobot ancestors. In this supercharged form OPTIMUS PRIMAL possesses unmatched strength among the techno-organic populace of CYBERTRON. His weaponry has also been upgraded significantly: He wields an impressive array of both long range and melee weapons including twin battle blades that can cut through solid rock, a vanadium steel reinforced mace, left arm retractable double barreled plasma cannon, and twin indepently targetable shoulder mounted missile launchers. Rear mounted jets give him flight capability. Energy receptors allow him to absorb much of the damage from energy-based attacks and rechannel it back at his enemies. Intelligence, experience, passion and skill are all crucial parts of what makes OPTIMUS PRIMAL a born leader of the AUTOBOT cause. Serves as an inspiration to help others find their own strength to keep fighting despite the odds.
Optimus Primal appeared in the following 3 comic books: