THE ANTAGONY AND THE ECSTASY! More members of Baron Ironblood's alliance of villains step into the light as their plan to use the Talisman to kill every Transformer moves into its next phase! Can Starscream and Elita One stop squabbling long enough to mount a counter-offensive, or does all hope rest Earthside, in the hands of the united forces of Soundwave, G.I. Joe, and M.A.S.K.? FIRST STRIKE #2 is now annotated on TFWiki, along with its back-up strip, Part 2 of "The Origins of Evil"!