#119 had little meaning in the overall scheme but to explain why Springer was making Optimus chase him in #120. It progressed the story but there’s not much comedic value in either of them. Optimus and Rodimus in the first panel of #120 is another homage to Calvin and Hobbes. Hot Shot’s line in the last panel of #120 was partially right. I didn’t want the story to drag out, yet I wanted enough comics to span at least a few weeks worth of material. Plus the inclusion of Ultra Magnus, Kup and Springer was still new and fresh (for me) so I wanted to give them as much time as possible yet still get the story out. Sometimes it worked, other times it felt forced such as #119.