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Here’s Volume 2 of Transformers: War Within written by Simon Furman and drawn by Andrew Wildman. The story in War Within Vol 2 does not follow immediately after Vol 1. I’m not sure what is the time gap but there are significant changes to the Transformers factions. Optimus Prime and Megatron had disappeared after an accident leaving the Autobots and Decepticons leaderless.
And expected, the two factions fragmented, each with their own leaders. It was quite confusing to me initially as I had not idea of the story’s setting. Prowl was heading the Autobots, Starscream led the Predacons(isn’t that the name of one of the Decepticon combiner groups?), the Decepticons came under Shockwave and Grimlock commandeered a group with a creative name – Lightning Strike Coalition. And Bludgeon headed another called Chaos Trinity. That’s a lot of group names to take in right at the start.