Unfortunately, I received the third volume first. An anal desire to read them in order prevents me from cracking it until I get 1 and 2.
Titan books, back in 2003 (somehow I never heard about it) republished all of Marvel's 1980's Transformers comics in full color (well, 4 (3?) color) in hardbound volumes. Right now I've got the volume with issues #13-18. 9 more volumes are on the way.