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New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:39 am

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SAN DIEGO, CA (July 20, 2021) – IDW’s ongoing comic book saga of Transformers, chronicled from the earliest days of the Cybertronian War, will explode this October with the re-introduction of everyone’s favorite down-and-dirty Autobot special missions force in Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits!

This brand new four-issue miniseries is written by David Mariotte, the co-author of 2020’s hit Transformers vs. The Terminator miniseries; illustrated by Jack Lawrence, the acclaimed artist of the fan-favorite Transformers: Lost Light series; and colored by Candice Han of last year’s Transformers / Back to the Future crossover.

The Tread & Circuits storyline provides a glimpse of life on distant colony worlds, far from the Cybertron war, where good entertainment is hard to find! Fortunately, there’s always the Wreckers, a fearless team of daredevils who broadcast death-defying stunts and action… all as a cover for undercover operations! When the security of the Speedia 500—a literal race for governmental control of a whole world—is threatened, the Wreckers have a new challenge: they must save the most widely-broadcasted event in the galaxy, without getting exposed!

“The Wreckers are an idea that comes from the comics—a team of Autobots willing to do what other Autobots wouldn't, and look cool as heck while doing it," says Mariotte. "Every iteration has been a bit different, and with Jack and Candice on art, this one's going to be a gorgeous new take on who the Wreckers are and how they do what they do best.”

“I was collecting the UK Transformers comic when the first Wreckers story was published in 1986, and it’s so awesome to actually contribute to their legend,” says Lawrence. “The Wreckers have always felt like a pulp adventure team, and I'm excited to bring some of that feeling to these pages.”

“We’re really excited to bring the Wreckers into the IDW Transformers universe. We hope that fans will enjoy taking a break from the war on Cybertron to experience a new mini with spying, racing, wrecking, ruling, and many other fun things,” says editor Riley Farmer.

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #1 will be available with multiple cover variants by a trio of superb Transformers comic artists: Cover A by series artist Jack Lawrence, Cover B by Anna Malkova, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Nick Roche.

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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:13 pm

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Why do those quotes about this take on the original comics sound so familiar... Not in a good way.

So, I can see Thunderclash, Ricochet, Hot Shot Energon Ironhide (?), Aileron, possibly Reboost on the second cover and someone G2 in yellow. That line up certainly doesn't scream "Wrecker".

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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby Emerje » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:37 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:someone G2 in yellow


Yellow one is Circuit, a European market repaint of Action Master Axer, that's him again on the second cover on the left in his Action Master armor. And you were right the first time, that's Hot Shot in his Selects body based on the Cybertron Defense form from Cybertron.

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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:39 pm

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Emerje wrote:And you were right the first time, that's Hot Shot in his Selects body based on the Cybertron Defense form.

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Thanks. When I saw it, I immediately thought Hot Shot. Then I double checked on the Wiki, which pointed to Ironhide. Discounting the newer figure.

Circuit, eh? For a minute I thought Reboost was getting his first media push.
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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:44 pm

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...this is the first announcement for anything in this IDW2 canon that's actually sounded interesting, probably just because it's Wreckers and most of those character choices intrigue me. Intial vibes seem more Guardians of the Galaxy to me compared to IDW1's more Suicide Squad-like Wreckers stuff, probably because all we're seeing so far is them acting in cover, very curious to see if there's a face-turn into the more familiar Wreckers territory on the way. Doing a Wreckers series this early in the war feels like a risky move though, so here's hoping they don't mess it up.

Minerva is also present as a 6th member on the covers, although she doesn't appear to be basejumping with the rest of them, and she almost looks like she could possibly be based on a design we haven't seen yet, considering there's a suspicious-looking tab on her back kibble and leakers have said there's a new Nightbeat coming next year...
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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:52 pm

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Minerva possibly the POV character then?

Jack Lawrence wrote:“I was collecting the UK Transformers comic when the first Wreckers story was published in 1986, and it’s so awesome to actually contribute to their legend,” says Lawrence. “The Wreckers have always felt like a pulp adventure team, and I'm excited to bring some of that feeling to these pages.”


:???: Because nothing says "pulp adventure team" like an overt Black Ops kill squad? Did he understand what he read or just collect them for the pictures...?

“We’re really excited to bring the Wreckers into the IDW Transformers universe. We hope that fans will enjoy taking a break from the war on Cybertron to experience a new mini with spying, racing, wrecking, ruling, and many other fun things,” says editor Riley Farmer.


That's your pitch to the fans for a Wreckers comic?! FFS :lol:
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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby Nexus Knight » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:48 pm

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I know this seems to set off red flags for some, but honestly this seems like a welcome breath of fresh air. The Wreckers are still an elite, special team, and while seeing some of the original line up somewhere (unless I missed them) would be nice, I like the change. Allows something we know to evolve while still seeming close enough to what it originally was that it isn't something completely new. Which is how reboots should behave.
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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby Emerje » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:32 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:Minerva is also present as a 6th member on the covers, although she doesn't appear to be basejumping with the rest of them, and she almost looks like she could possibly be based on a design we haven't seen yet, considering there's a suspicious-looking tab on her back kibble and leakers have said there's a new Nightbeat coming next year...

Hard to tell without seeing her full body, but I think they based her design in part on Power of the Primes Punch's transformation given that they both have the same unique shoulder kibble.

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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby TFfan1 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:31 am

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Nexus Knight wrote:I know this seems to set off red flags for some, but honestly this seems like a welcome breath of fresh air. The Wreckers are still an elite, special team, and while seeing some of the original line up somewhere (unless I missed them) would be nice, I like the change. Allows something we know to evolve while still seeming close enough to what it originally was that it isn't something completely new. Which is how reboots should behave.


I completely agree. Most of IDW2019 bores the hell out of me, so I'll take a more fun story, especially considering the Cybertron reference of sending Hot Shot to Velocitron. And even if this is a new take on the Wreckers, this is set around the beginning of the war, there's time for them to become the more tragic, violent Wreckers we know and love.
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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

Postby partholon » Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:27 am

lads is ANYONE surprised , really?

how in the name of god do you confuse "the dirty dozen" with "days of thunder "?

its like IDW is going out of its way to get things wrong.
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Re: New Transformers Wreckers Mini Series Announced by IDW

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Is that ship based on the Micromaster Combiner Headquarters?
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