1st Bumblebee appearance in Transformers comic book.
Bumblebee first appeared in Transformers #1 (September 1984). Plot is by Bill Mantlo, script by Ralph Macchio and drawn by Frank Springer. There are a lot of other first appearances of Autobots like Optimus Prime, Jazz and Hound. There are as well a lot of 1st appearances of Decepticons like Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream.
My first comic book was Transformers #10 with Devastator on the cover. I was at a drug store. I saw that comic book on a spinning rack. I said to myself, I just have to buy it. Back then the cover price was 75 cents and there was no tax on comic book where I live.
I looked at the advertisements inside the comic book to buy the back issues for issues 1 to 9. I still have these comic books after all these years.
Bumblebee: The Movie is coming out on December 21, 2018 by Paramount Pictures. This film is based in 1987, 20 years before the 2007 movie Transformers. It will have less robots than the previous movies. Michael Bay will not be directed this movie, like the other five Transformers movies. He will be a producer.
This film will star Hailee Steinfield as a teenage girl who discovers Bumblebee. John Cena will be agent of Sector 7. Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, will have a role in the film.
A recent auctioned copy of Transformers # 1 CGC 9.8 sold for $320.00 on July 15.