Full Cover Reveal for IDW Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers One-Shot

Full Cover Reveal for IDW Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers One-Shot

Friday, April 27th, 2018 1:38am CDT

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While we had seen the lineart and initial solicitation bio for the last IDW Publishing Transformers book by Nick Roche, the artist has shared a full colour image of the cover - thanks to Josh Burcham - for Requiem of the Wreckers, the one-shot that concludes the story of the nastiest nice guys around, featuring spiders, lips, terror, shock, violence, and secrets. Lots of secrets.

Take a look below, and make sure to order the book through your local comic book store to bump up its numbers and reach!


Here's the deal: Following Kup's death, Springer and Verity's domestic peace dissolves. Springer reaches out to the only surviving link to his past: Impactor (last seen joining terror cell MAYHEM). Cue a road trip, ire from an anti-TF campaigner, and all loose ends cauterised...

We wanna make sure no one missed out on this, and PRE-ORDERS is how that works. And I'm sure it's a done deal that this niche irregular title filled with A-Listers will outsell the Unicron books AND Lost light/Optimus Prime finales combined, but we'd love the numbers...!

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Re: Full Cover Reveal for IDW Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers One-Shot (1956489)
Posted by Emerje on April 27th, 2018 @ 2:02am CDT
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Posted by Sabrewing on April 27th, 2018 @ 2:30pm CDT
So it all ends with Verity, just like it all started with her.
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Posted by ScottyP on April 30th, 2018 @ 3:23pm CDT
Forgot to post about how hyped this cover got me. Not only the Overlord tease but egads, Tarantulas too! A month to go. I'm not ready.
Re: Full Cover Reveal for IDW Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers One-Shot (1961280)
Posted by Va'al on May 24th, 2018 @ 1:21am CDT
The end of the month of May brings us the final chapter in the Wreckers saga from IDW Publishing's Transformers universe, as Nick Roche is joined by a legion of collaborators - such as Geoff Senior, Josh Burcham, Brendan Cahill, Josh Perez - to create Requiem of the Wreckers.

Check out below the opening pages, and listen to the 200th episode of the Twincast Podcast to find out more about Nick's work and the book itself!

Wreck & Rule! They’ve been beaten up, torn apart, betrayed, and had their sins revealed. The few remaining Wreckers are more lost and lonelier than they’ve ever been, which makes it the perfect time for them to come under re from an anti-Cybertronian campaigner and an old foe! Remember them fondly, because this is the “Requiem of the Wreckers.”


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Re: Full Cover Reveal for IDW Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers One-Shot (1961286)
Posted by Zephyr101 on May 24th, 2018 @ 2:33am CDT
I had to join up to say how glad I am Nick Roche is getting this chance to address how awfully pointless Kup's death was in the IDVerse.
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Posted by Stormshot_Prime on May 24th, 2018 @ 10:19am CDT
Amazing the range of quality amongst different stories right now in the IDWverse. These pages alone have more characterization than everyone in Visionaries vs TF combined.
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Posted by ScottyP on May 24th, 2018 @ 11:11am CDT
Wonder what house she's at one page one - a former foster family's? Jimmy Pink's? Onion's family's?

Also thought she was holding onto the Aequitas data at first but that's clearly paper. Hmm
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 24th, 2018 @ 8:29pm CDT
Really glad Roche gets to finish his story. I'm looking forward to it!
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Posted by Va'al on May 29th, 2018 @ 1:54am CDT
Thanks to IDW Publishing and the passing of the embargo time and date, we can now share with you a full five page preview of this week's final Wreckers story from the current Transformers universe: Requiem of the Wreckers!

Check it out below, join the discussion in the Energon Pub thread, and make sure to pop back for the spoiler-free Seibertron.com review of the book on the day of its release (Wednesday).

Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers
Nick Roche (w) • Nick Roche, Guido Guidi, & Geoff Senior (a)
Wreck & Rule! They’ve been beaten up, torn apart, betrayed, and had their sins revealed. The few remaining Wreckers are more lost and lonelier than they’ve ever been, which makes it the perfect time for them to come under fire from an anti-Cybertronian campaigner and an old foe! Remember them fondly, because this is the “Requiem of the Wreckers.” 
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Bullet points: 
The final entry in the Wreckers trilogy! 
Written and drawn by Nick Roche (Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows)!
Cover by Nick Roche


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Re: Full Cover Reveal for IDW Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers One-Shot (1962070)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 29th, 2018 @ 2:59am CDT
The change in artwork style worked quite well there, reminded me of the UK G1 comic stuff, and kup looked like his spotlight self. Good work, now who's going to die...
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Posted by Big Grim on May 29th, 2018 @ 7:05am CDT
Such a pleasure to see Geoff Senior, my favourite G1 comic artist, get some interior work! He's the best! :)
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 29th, 2018 @ 5:00pm CDT
It's setting up to be a great story, and I love that Kup is getting the nod off he properly deserved from Springer
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Posted by Va'al on May 30th, 2018 @ 1:24am CDT
Wrequiem
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
Wreck & Rule! The final entry in the Wreckers trilogy! They've been beaten up, torn apart, betrayed, and had their sins revealed. The few remaining Wreckers are more lost and lonelier than they've ever been, which makes it the perfect time for them to come under fire from an anti-Cybertronian campaigner and an old foe! Remember them fondly, because this is the "Requiem of the Wreckers." Written and drawn by Nick Roche (Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows)!

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i will never tire of this


Story
The one-shot that concludes a story that almost started the second phase of the IDW Publishing Transformers comics universe (yes, I know, it was still in the Costa era, let me embellish the narrative here), is here. As we discussed with the writer and main artist Nick Roche in a Twincast Podcast episode here, 'this is the last story of the Wreckers, and there’s not enough characters to give them all a happy ending' but ultimately 'Hopeful, and about letting go.'

If you are all ready to start letting go, then, join me for a review below and make sure to join in with your own thoughts later.

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i, just,


We start much later than we left off with Sins of the Wreckers, after the death of Kup in Transformers vs Visionaries - and the story in the book is as much about Kup as it is about Springer, and Verity's connection to both of them and the Cybertronian world more in general, with Impactor's looming presence as they both head out to seek him for several reasons of closure and perhaps confrontation. The setting, of course, is not entirely ideal, given the events of both Revolution and First Strike (and the Ongoing, and All Hail Megatr-- you get it).

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ROADTRIP


The writing, then, is dense. Very dense, as it is indeed delivering on the promise of tying up a lot of narrative threads that were left in the Wreckers saga, including Impactor, Mayhem and the aftermath of Sins, plus Springer's own personal 'quest' if you will. All of which includes revenging, avenging, venting, and some extremely spoilery interactions between characters that need to be enjoyed in the comfort of one's personal reading experience.

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not pictured above, of course


Parts of the story give us an idea of how close Roche had been working with the rest of the IDW creative team, as we get some developments from across the wider universe, but also potential repercussions on what we'll be seeing with the end of this narrative universe too, even just in potential. But as a story of coming to terms with loss, acceptance of change, and pursuit of truth(s), this is a solid addition to any comics reading reserve.


Art

Brendan Cahill does some amazing work on the central section of the book, with the roadtrip that Verity and Springer take, and his lines are clean and so very well modelled to Roche's style that - while the personal flairs are clear and obvious - there is no jarring difference between the two, and the action flows beautifully.

Having the original artist for Impactor and Springer, as Wreckers anyway, from the Marvel days - Geoff Senior - take part in the comic as the artist on the flashbacks was a brilliant move, and it is executed marvelously. I understand that the appeal here will be to followers of the Transformers universe rather than younger/newer readers, but let Roche have his fanboy moment too.

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Some Cahillformer action for you


The two Joshes from the IDW stables, Perez and Burcham, both provide their skills and talents to that fluidity that the artistic team had set up in the tripartite delegation of linework duties (Cahill, Roche, Senior) - and to be entirely honest, they are so in sync that other than the obvious switches in style (Senior vs the other two) it is almost impossible to distinguish their masterful handiwork. For a book with these many layers, the visual cohesion can only be a bonus.

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nuhuh, not showing spoilers


There are some truly excellent moments in the script that further sediment the tonal contrast (never really jarring, even with two characters' very distinct voices), and the lettering team of both Tom B. Long and Shawn Lee are able to bring it even further with some visual font gags or at least highlights, and spruce that dialogue just a little more.

In terms of visual work, I want to spend a word on the backmatter in the one-shot, mostly due to editorial and Nick Roche, with some of the preparation that went into the book for Senior to come into the contemporary comics (in style and tone, mostly) and for the general research and development going into the book. Do not skip it, seriously.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

As I said above, this is not a light book - much like Sins before it, and by Roche's own admission, there is a lot happening in not too much space, and self-editing is very hard. I commend David Mariotte for the impressive amount of work he undoubtedly put into this, but it's clear that Roche got as much space (and time) as he wanted, perhaps needed, to tell the final stories about these characters.

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What has been achieved in the cutting is a hard-hitting, emotional, darkly humorous story and interweaving of stories within it - admittedly, stories that will only really land with readers who have been following these narratives since they started, there is no escaping any of that. That said in what Roche, with Senior, Cahill, Burcham, Perez, Long, Lee, and Mariotte, have had a hand in creating since 2009 and brought all the way to 2018, we got an imperfectly cut diamond, which refracts light at whim and when least expected, perhaps - but a gorgeous, unique one nonetheless.

. :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: - out of :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS:
Re: Full Cover Reveal for IDW Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers One-Shot (1962246)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 30th, 2018 @ 5:25am CDT
Damn I feel like buying this just for the Senior art. Has always been my fave Transformers artist (even just comparing those pages I far prefer how Senior draws Springer's face than the other artists. Able to emote but still look robotic rather than weirdly fleshy faced). I have zero interest in the story (I didn't care for Last and I was absolutely bored by Sins) but ugh, I love that sharp distinctive artwork that inspired me on so many of my childhoods, particularly tbe bad ones where I needed a distraction. May buy it just to frame the Senior pages and put them on my wall for some awesome colourful TF poster art.
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Posted by Zephyr101 on May 30th, 2018 @ 6:55am CDT
I've been reading the IDW comics since the beginning and this is by far the conclusion I've most been wanting to see.

Thanks Nick. Goodbye IDW Springer, Impactor and Verity, three of my most favourite characters from this saga.
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Posted by Flashwave on May 30th, 2018 @ 2:10pm CDT
That hug, especially from someone made entirely out of metal and sharp corners, looks so warm and comforting.

I am a tad befuddled by Springer's mission .

That is a cruel way to go, Overlord. effective, but man, I think thats worse than 100,000 burning Microchips and a fleshling telling you "Overlord who?"

megan Guiglioni. Sounds like Mega and Giga. Thats some dirty little trick, Roche. I approve.

I really liled Impactors redemption. IDW Impactor was always a bit... Dark, this felt a lot lile Marvel Impactor. Gritty but not imoral to the point of almost evil. Same with Prowl for the scant few pages he was in. He still got to be calculating, but there was still thoughtfulness behind his thought. I didnt like the cruelty IDW put into Prowl, and its one of tje few chsracters I will ne glad to see go with the reboot. And maybe Thats not fair; with the le el of realistic impact IDW is trying to achieve with its stories, and really all the publishers are, its probably better to have some Autobots that aren't Sunshine, Puppydogs and Rainbows, but thats just not a flavor of Prowl I want to preserve. The Wreckers are good for thst kind of storytelli g, since their character basises are so much less fleshed out compared to the fan favorite, preserved in the memories of Childhood G1 Characters.

Yay for PCC dudes. I thinl the Bulldozer is supposed to be Steamhammer or Buildmaster (Gravedigger?) And then we had Smolder in there too and I think a few others. I love that IDW isnt afraid to reach for a less popular character for an extra. So many Bots and Cons to choose from.

I read this online, but I cant wait to get my paper copy i ln the Wreckers Anthology. This was an awesome book and a grest way to cap things up for these characters. Thank you Nick Roche and IDW.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 30th, 2018 @ 6:26pm CDT
Great ending to the Wreckers saga, and I couldn't be happier with it. It was brilliant, fun, and it pulled some heart strings.

The hug was my favorite panel to see. Verity and Springer man, that is a pair that cannot be forgotten
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Posted by ScottyP on May 30th, 2018 @ 11:10pm CDT
If this "first ending" of sorts is any kind of sign for how the summer will go, then it looks like we're in good hands. Excellent book.

Aside from 0%, what are the chances Springer goes back and stops Shockwave? Or fails but his Spark persists in some other form? I figure none of this will happen but it's at least a little fun to speculate on it.
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Posted by Flashwave on June 1st, 2018 @ 8:58pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:If this "first ending" of sorts is any kind of sign for how the summer will go, then it looks like we're in good hands. Excellent book.

Aside from 0%, what are the chances Springer goes back and stops Shockwave? Or fails but his Spark persists in some other form? I figure none of this will happen but it's at least a little fun to speculate on it.


How long until we can drop the Spoiler tags?

how to stop the Cybertronian Civil War:
1) Go bsck in time
2) Whirl, just, knock him the scrap out.
3) Peace.

In trutj, there probably are a lot more intracacies to the causes of the War, and if it hadnt ben Whirl and Megatron in that prison cell, it wpulda been someone or something else. To ypur point, even without the impetus of Megatron, Shocky would probably have still gotten something close to Civil War in motion: after all, the unrest is already there.

Since this IS the end, I hope this is the last we see of Springer. Tossing him into the ending of OP or Unocron I thonk would cheapen the end of Requeim. But this couldve been a neat short series following Springer to revisit and highlight some of the society of Cybertron. Much of the important stuff has been covered in bits and pieces, but to have gotten a more dedicated 4 part focus coulda been fun too.
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Posted by Targetmaster Kup on June 2nd, 2018 @ 5:16pm CDT
Scotty, where in continuity did this fit?

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