The Swedish edition of the Transformers comic book was published between 1987 and 1991 by Atlantic Förlags AB. It was based mainly on Marvel Comics' American publication of Transformers.
Atlantic begun with seven issues in the first year, but already in 1988 the
rate was increased to one issue per month. Since one Swedish issue usually consisted
of two American issues, this meant that Atlantic caught up with the American
publication quite soon. It's probably for this reason that stories from the
English Transformers comic book were added from the May 1989 issue. (This caused
some confusion among the readers, when some characters appeared to return from
the dead without any explanation, and other characters just appeared without
a proper introduction.)
During the five years that the comic book came out in Sweden, Atlantic published everything Marvel produced before the American Transformers book was cancelled. With that, Sweden is the only country in Scandinavia to have a complete publication of Transformers. In the other Scandinavian countries the book was cancelled prematurely, due to low sales.
An odd book in this collection is issue 1/1993, a 100-page book containing
mixed reprints from earlier issues. The selection wasn't very well thought out,
and for the person who had never read the original book this book must have
been totally incomprehensible. Obviously the attempt to relaunch the book was
unsuccessful, and issue 2/1993 never appeared in the stores.
Be sure to click on the thumbnails to view the full-size images!
Original idea: Rikard Bakke.
Swedish page design: Lars Eriksson.
The last revision was made on Monday, August 6, 2001.