With Transformers Comics Decoded, I do a panel-by-panel breakdown of my Transformers comic book collection. My debut episode is Megatron Origin #1 from IDW Publishing. Forget what you know about the Transformers. This is not the Transformers we grew up with. Ever wonder who Megatron was before he became the infamous leader of the Decepticons? Take a journey with me as I explain how Megatron went from being a simple mining bot to the terror he is today. Before allegiance, rank and function – before war – a civilian will become a warrior, and warrior will become a leader. As a leader he will learn of the most powerful weapon on the planet – a weapon powerful enough to bind legions to his will – a faction named Decepticon. This landmark collection brings the would-be major players of that faction together for the first time in a seminal story for Megatron, the Decepticons and the Great War; also includes a cover gallery by artist Alex Milne and variant cover artist Marcelo Matere.