I Can Read! Transformers
Book meet decepticons
"Meet the Decepticons"
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Date published May 22, 2007
Writer Jennifer Frantz
Continuity live-action film

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An introduction for beginning readers to the forces of evil that are the Decepticons. Characters are introduced in roughly the order they appear in the film, and thus Barricade, Frenzy, Megatron, Blackout, and Scorponok get the most coverage. No mention is made of Megatron being killed, though he is shown taking a hit to the chest from the All Spark, with the only text being "Megatron takes a hit!" And yet, the book concludes with the "remaining Decepticons" retreating into space.

Items of NoteEdit

  • As might be expected, Megatron is drawn with his original concept face. It does not take well to being made cutesy.
  • Bonecrusher is sporting a different head as well, most likely taken from an earlier design.
  • Frenzy transforms into a different CD player than the one in the movie. In this book, his alt mode looks more like Blaster with a CD player in place of a tape deck!
  • Frenzy also seems to have a lot of powers that aren't mentioned in other appearances: a scream that can shut down computers and the ability to turn into Barricade's car stereo. The latter would explain how Frenzy manages not to be in Barricade during Sam's interrogation, as well as his ejection from Barricade's chest.
  • On a similar note, the text heavily implies that Barricade's headlight "eyes" in car mode are him AND Frenzy working together somehow.
  • Yes, you read that right. Illustrated by Guido Guidi.

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