Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB

Transformers News: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 12:58PM CST

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Coming from the meanders of the online retailer that is Amazon.com, we have a listing for the next miniseries crossover from IDW Publishing, bringing together magic and technology in another confrontation - as we see the aftermath and consequences of the First Strike event in.. Transformers vs The Visionaries!

The collected trade in the listing is currently priced at $12.11 (retail price $17.99), with a due release date of August 2018. We have a synopsis blurb, and a provisional cover (this may be confirmed at a later date, but it is currently identical to the issue #1 cover, lower banner with both franchises' logo included). The series itself should be starting shortly, with Magdalene Visaggio on writing duties, and Fico Ossio on interior art - check it out here!

A word of warning for those who want to go into the story entirely unaware of the potential plots: the blurb below does contain some minor spoilers on factions and allegiances between the Prysmos and Cybertron characters, to skip it to avoid them.

Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of their planet--and they may not have their hosts' best interests at heart.

Refugees from another world, the Visionaries' startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies... or dangerous enemies. It turns out there are some of each. When Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, discovers that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic, she uses that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron! Leoric of the Spectral Knight teams up with Ironhide to stop her, but they quickly find themselves facing not just the Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself.


Transformers News: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB
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Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1925965)
Posted by DeathReviews on December 9th, 2017 @ 1:07pm CST
I'm not up on what other media formats have been doing with the Visionaries, but wasn't "Darkstorm" the leader of the Darkling lords? Virulina never even had an action figure, they just kind of tossed her into the cartoon show so there could be a woman character on each team, right?
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1925983)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 9th, 2017 @ 3:36pm CST
I've no problem with more female characters in this, but my beef is for the McGuffin of TFs being vulnerable to"magic". I don't buy that. In the TF universe, "magic" is really just old, unexplained science, such as the "matrix" or "sparks", etc.

Also, why not include some sort of connection between transforming? Biological beings using energy to transform into energon animals? Connections to Beast Wars/Machines? Battle Beasts?

Mind you, if IDW handled Battle Beasts, White Lio would be a female Jaguar in a pink wheelchair with the power to eat Transformers, or something.

Someone needs to do a scale, showing depictions of one character, or idea, drawn from "IDW" at the "far left" and "Kiss Players/Sikomofo" at the far right, with Marvel G1 and Dreamwave, etc somewhere in there, too". Then we can see where the balance is!
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926035)
Posted by budmaloney on December 10th, 2017 @ 12:08am CST
Damn that is one violent cover, Ironhide always dies the most gruesome deaths.

Any way I guess getting a trade would be a better read than buying them individually. I was a bit lost reading First Strike, until I followed a reading order online to get the full story.

Basically the IDW Hasbrouniverse is season 3 of G1 cartoon. Humanity has caught up to the Cybertronians, there are many factions and the civil war as we knew it was over.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926040)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 10th, 2017 @ 1:42am CST
Part of that convoluted plot and almost cryptic reading order is what keeps me away from comics like this. I just want the whole story, in order, in I've go. Imagine if TV shows were like that, with lots of different spinoff shows all on at the save time!
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926055)
Posted by partholon on December 10th, 2017 @ 7:34am CST
DeathReviews wrote:I'm not up on what other media formats have been doing with the Visionaries, but wasn't "Darkstorm" the leader of the Darkling lords? Virulina never even had an action figure, they just kind of tossed her into the cartoon show so there could be a woman character on each team, right?



its because IDW have been chasing Marvel down the SJW rabbit hole.

im all for changes to update a property , but NOT for political motivated reasons and this has that stank all over it now.

i mean FFS did they learn nothing from the whole gi joe fiasco? i honestly havent felt this opposed to what their putting out since costa was writing the ongoing.

im out.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926057)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 10th, 2017 @ 8:41am CST
Politics, social justice or social issues are fine and welcome, as far as I'm concerned. It's the degree of inclusion or exclusion of the readership that's of issue. How can we include sexuality, politics, social issues and other commentary that is appropriate, relevant, respectful of the source material and doesn't impede on the story?
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926059)
Posted by partholon on December 10th, 2017 @ 9:26am CST
thats pretty much the definition of an editors job.

with ryall back in the big seat ive got hope, but'll be months yet before the punters can tell as the previous regiemes output is still to be released.

a bit of diversity in thought couldnt go astray in the field though. its kinda scary how homogynised the authors are in terms of their world view.

they gotta do somthing though, they cant take another year like this. it was financially crushing.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926061)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2017 @ 10:26am CST
It sure does sound a lot like concerns that are currently not really entirely legitimate, given that we haven't seen any of the stories that will feature in the book itself, just a marketing blurb and unlettered pages.

But carry on, I guess.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926065)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on December 10th, 2017 @ 11:39am CST
DeathReviews wrote:I'm not up on what other media formats have been doing with the Visionaries, but wasn't "Darkstorm" the leader of the Darkling lords? Virulina never even had an action figure, they just kind of tossed her into the cartoon show so there could be a woman character on each team, right?

Well, if you go to the top of the previous page and look at the page IDW posted on their Instagram, you’ll see Leoric mention Darkstorm as the original leader of the Darkling Lords, implying that something happened to him, and that Virulina took over later.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926111)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 10th, 2017 @ 10:25pm CST
Daniel Adkins wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:I'm not up on what other media formats have been doing with the Visionaries, but wasn't "Darkstorm" the leader of the Darkling lords? Virulina never even had an action figure, they just kind of tossed her into the cartoon show so there could be a woman character on each team, right?

Well, if you go to the top of the previous page and look at the page IDW posted on their Instagram, you’ll see Leoric mention Darkstorm as the original leader of the Darkling Lords, implying that something happened to him, and that Virulina took over later.
Yeah, I never saw the cartoon, but I did read all of the Marvel Visionaries book, where Virulina was contemplating a coup and had a plague-inducing power that seemed impressive enough to pull it off, so her having command isn't much different from Starscream being in charge.

But as someone who's fallen behind on IDW, I sure am grateful for you tireless watchdogs constantly repeating the exact same anti-SJW rhetoric for little to no reason, otherwise I'd be totally ignorant that these horrible "problems" even exist!
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926118)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 10th, 2017 @ 11:25pm CST
I'm not sure if it's anti-SJW for most, is it? Popping an established character in charge instead of another one is exactly the type of change I am happy with. Changing the gender or ethnicity of a character for no rhyme or reason is where I draw the line. I'm all for this female character being in charge, though.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926130)
Posted by Coptur on December 11th, 2017 @ 4:30am CST
I don't mind Virulina being the leader as they've written out Darkstorm (for now :lol: ) like they did with the 1995 Dr.X from Action Man.

Like with Primalxconvoy & partholon i'm not ok with changing the gender or ethnicity of a character for no rhyme or reason.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926574)
Posted by Va'al on December 14th, 2017 @ 3:02am CST
In yet more news about the new crossover mini-series from IDW Publishing set in the Hasbroverse, we have a small three-page preview for the upcoming Transformers vs The Visionaries #1 - due out in both digital and print release early January 2018 - featuring Merklynn and his vision for New Prysmos, plus the introduction of some of the major players on both sides: Ironhide, Wheeljack, Kup and Breakdown (with typo) on the Cybertronians, and Virulina, Leoric, Cindarr and Witterquick on the Visionaries side.

Check it all out below, mirrored from the iTunes page, and let us know if you'll be picking this new series up come the new year!

[quote]Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of Cybertron—and they may not have their hosts’ best interests at heart. Refugees from another world, the Visionaries' startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies... or dangerous enemies.[/quote]







Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926584)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 14th, 2017 @ 3:25am CST
Zzz...
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926587)
Posted by Va'al on December 14th, 2017 @ 4:17am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Zzz...


Dude, we get it; you're just commenting unnecessarily now.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926589)
Posted by Randomhero on December 14th, 2017 @ 5:49am CST
I have no attachment to visionaries but I color me intrigued!
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926590)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 14th, 2017 @ 5:51am CST
This is true. However, I wasn't lamenting the usual. The preview above just seems a bit... boring? This isn't my usual "social commentary" spiel, I'm just speaking stylistically.

Anyone else?
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926591)
Posted by Va'al on December 14th, 2017 @ 5:54am CST
It's literally one page.
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926592)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 14th, 2017 @ 5:55am CST
There are 4 pages, with 2 of them showing story? If I haven't seen it, it's new to me!
Re: Amazon Listing for IDW Transformers vs The Visionaries TPB (1926593)
Posted by ebo716 on December 14th, 2017 @ 7:00am CST
It’s cool that velocitron breakdown actually has his name now. Every other time he has appeared he hasn’t ever said his name, so it’s cool that they are finally confirming that his name is breakdown.
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