IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

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As Newsarama post their full preview, who are we not to follow suit? Check out below the full look at the first few pages of the second issue of Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers, by Nick Roche, Nick Roche and Josh Burcham. Make sure to drop by next week for our review, too!

Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 (of 5)
Nick Roche (w & a & c)
FROSTY RECEPTION! THE WRECKERS journey to Nome, Alaska to track down the number one suspect in PROWL’s disappearance—their former human ally, VERITY CARLO!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The sequel to one of the most acclaimed and influential TRANSFORMERS comics ever!
The AUTOBOT’S greatest secret, AEQUITAS, is in danger of being leaked; but who’s to gain?
Introducing: THE CHIMERACONS!
Variant cover by Andrew Griffith!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview

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Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750435)
Posted by ProfessorParis on December 26th, 2015 @ 11:58am CST
Stampy???Image
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750458)
Posted by CombaticonsCombine? on December 26th, 2015 @ 3:49pm CST
ProfessorParis wrote:Stampy???Image


Probably not.
Stampy has a very unique coloration, and that just seemed to be a generic rabbit with serious issues.
I'm thinking not-yet-revealed-to-be-Tarantulas has something to do with this.

Also, Arcee is a bitch.
Pardon the mild language, but she seriously just needs to shut up.
I get the resentment towards Springer, sure, but she needs to RE-learn
how to actually trust people. Or how to talk to an obviously unhealthy human adolescent.

Both, really.
Or all three, technically.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750515)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 27th, 2015 @ 6:46am CST
Please could you move the watermark away from the text bubbles? It's a bit hard to read the "full preview" with "Seibertron.com" plastered all over the text at the top of each page.

Cheers.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750516)
Posted by Va'al on December 27th, 2015 @ 7:04am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Please could you move the watermark away from the text bubbles? It's a bit hard to read the "full preview" with "Seibertron.com" plastered all over the text at the top of each page.

Cheers.


Afraid not, at this point. Still trying to work it out so it doesn't overlap, but sometimes this happens. Sorry. :/


The only speechbubble that is new and partially covered, as far as I can tell (taking into consideration the iTunes preview too) is the one with Springer and Arcee. And that one says: 'Have I been out of it that long that...'

If it's the Optimus panels you're looking at, on the other hand: 'It all added up, all your predictions and projections...'
'The threat of the Decepticons has been removed'
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750521)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 27th, 2015 @ 7:51am CST
Va'al wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Please could you move the watermark away from the text bubbles? It's a bit hard to read the "full preview" with "Seibertron.com" plastered all over the text at the top of each page.

Cheers.


Afraid not, at this point. Still trying to work it out so it doesn't overlap, but sometimes this happens. Sorry. :/


The only speechbubble that is new and partially covered, as far as I can tell (taking into consideration the iTunes preview too) is the one with Springer and Arcee. And that one says: 'Have I been out of it that long that...'

If it's the Optimus panels you're looking at, on the other hand: 'It all added up, all your predictions and projections...'
'The threat of the Decepticons has been removed'


Cheers. Perhaps a link, to the original (perhaps with "non-watermarked version here!") Could be given?

Failing that, are there other options, like:

- manually designating the watermark position?
- changing the opacity to a fainter version?
- using an invisible (but detectable) watermark?

Thanks for your help.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750522)
Posted by Va'al on December 27th, 2015 @ 7:59am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:
Va'al wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Please could you move the watermark away from the text bubbles? It's a bit hard to read the "full preview" with "Seibertron.com" plastered all over the text at the top of each page.

Cheers.


Afraid not, at this point. Still trying to work it out so it doesn't overlap, but sometimes this happens. Sorry. :/


The only speechbubble that is new and partially covered, as far as I can tell (taking into consideration the iTunes preview too) is the one with Springer and Arcee. And that one says: 'Have I been out of it that long that...'

If it's the Optimus panels you're looking at, on the other hand: 'It all added up, all your predictions and projections...'
'The threat of the Decepticons has been removed'


Cheers. Perhaps a link, to the original (perhaps with "non-watermarked version here!") Could be given?

Failing that, are there other options, like:

- manually designating the watermark position?
- changing the opacity to a fainter version?
- using an invisible (but detectable) watermark?

Thanks for your help.


Yep, all of those are being considered already, but thanks for the tips. :D

As for the link, we get the pages directly from IDW - though Newsarama posts theirs first (because exclusives and money deals). I thought I had included a link to their page too... :-?
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750523)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 27th, 2015 @ 8:03am CST
Va'al wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
Va'al wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Please could you move the watermark away from the text bubbles? It's a bit hard to read the "full preview" with "Seibertron.com" plastered all over the text at the top of each page.

Cheers.


Afraid not, at this point. Still trying to work it out so it doesn't overlap, but sometimes this happens. Sorry. :/


The only speechbubble that is new and partially covered, as far as I can tell (taking into consideration the iTunes preview too) is the one with Springer and Arcee. And that one says: 'Have I been out of it that long that...'

If it's the Optimus panels you're looking at, on the other hand: 'It all added up, all your predictions and projections...'
'The threat of the Decepticons has been removed'


Cheers. Perhaps a link, to the original (perhaps with "non-watermarked version here!") Could be given?

Failing that, are there other options, like:

- manually designating the watermark position?
- changing the opacity to a fainter version?
- using an invisible (but detectable) watermark?

Thanks for your help.


Yep, all of those are being considered already, but thanks for the tips. :D

As for the link, we get the pages directly from IDW - though Newsarama posts theirs first (because exclusives and money deals). I thought I had included a link to their page too... :-?


You might have, but I usually access websites on my smartphone, so it's hard to see around this site. To be honest, with this comic, I just went to another site. You know, the one with a year in its name...

Sorry. I hope Seibertron can become a little more mobile friendly in its design in the future. It's still an important site to visit in order to get all of the latest news.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750524)
Posted by Va'al on December 27th, 2015 @ 8:07am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:You might have, but I usually access websites on my smartphone, so it's hard to see around this site. To be honest, with this comic, I just went to another site. You know, the one with a year in its name...

Sorry. I hope Seibertron can become a little more mobile friendly in its design in the future. It's still an important site to visit in order to get all of the latest news.



We are indeed working towards full mobile-compatibility and friendliness, it's one of the major priorities on the to-do list behind the scenes. It's good to still have people like you who dabble in a number of sites too, to get a range of perspectives. So thanks, again! :D
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750525)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 27th, 2015 @ 8:28am CST
Va'al wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:You might have, but I usually access websites on my smartphone, so it's hard to see around this site. To be honest, with this comic, I just went to another site. You know, the one with a year in its name...

Sorry. I hope Seibertron can become a little more mobile friendly in its design in the future. It's still an important site to visit in order to get all of the latest news.



We are indeed working towards full mobile-compatibility and friendliness, it's one of the major priorities on the to-do list behind the scenes. It's good to still have people like you who dabble in a number of sites too, to get a range of perspectives. So thanks, again! :D


You're welcome. One good thing about this site, is that the comments for each story, are the LATEST comments, and are usually specific to each story. The "other" site seems to blend related threats together and post the FIRST comments, so that any new stories have unrelated or irrelevant comments beneath them.

Anyway, back on topic; it seems that the "spider" clips be Tarantulus? The White rabbit, like the whale on the cover, seemed to be red-eyed slaves to him? That, or it's Stampy and Orca?
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750689)
Posted by bluecatcinema on December 28th, 2015 @ 1:08pm CST
Ego much, Prowl?
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750707)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 28th, 2015 @ 2:06pm CST
bluecatcinema wrote:Ego much, Prowl?

Uh, yeah.. Since like, 2005.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750902)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 29th, 2015 @ 10:04am CST
Tarantulas driving animals batcrapped insane. The cover is beginning to make much more sense now...

Wonder what this has in store for Prowl? Sounds like his head is about to be played like a fiddle :BOT:
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1750906)
Posted by RevTibe on December 29th, 2015 @ 10:15am CST
CombaticonsCombine? wrote:Also, Arcee is a bitch.
Pardon the mild language, but she seriously just needs to shut up.
I get the resentment towards Springer, sure, but she needs to RE-learn
how to actually trust people.
Eh, her actions seem standard for a hardass character in a high-stakes situation (remember, Verity's info could reignite the war if misused). Entirely fitting for the hardass archetype to disregard the opinion of someone who's nearly a decade behind current events due to coma.

CombaticonsCombine? wrote:Or how to talk to an obviously unhealthy human adolescent.
She's nearly 30.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1751076)
Posted by Crosscheck on December 30th, 2015 @ 3:27am CST
Issue #2 is out and it is a blast. So many BW characters! Polar Claw, Stampy, Claw Jaw, and Cybershark all make appearances. Tidal Wave from Armada makes an appearance, but as a whale rather than an ship. I am surprised they didn't keep with the BW theme and make it Orcanoch. The only other non-BA reference is Carnivac, the G1 Pretender Beast, makes an appearance in wolf mode. He could probably have been done using Wolfang.

Oh, and Mesothulas is obviously Tarantulas. I like that they are making a lot of BW characters in this. They even make a good story as to why they chose animal modes. Overall, great issue. Can't wait for the next one.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1751207)
Posted by Va'al on December 31st, 2015 @ 7:09am CST
WRECK THE HALLS
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
FROSTY RECEPTION! THE WRECKERS journey to Nome, Alaska to track down the number one suspect in PROWL’s disappearance—their former human ally, VERITY CARLO!

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Who doesn't seem at her best, really...


Story

The holiday period has brought the second chapter in this new, updated Wreckers story, which deals with the old, outdated motives and reasoning of the Wreckers - and all the terrible terrible things they did at some point. Oh, and somehow Prowl - of course - is involved too. How does the story hold up?

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On subtle threads


The Noisemaze and Prowl's mind are explored a little further, as Nick Roche digs into the four-letter-P-word's ego and dreams (no electric sheep, unless they're in perfect, precise order), but despite the creepiness of off-panel Tarantulas Mesothulas, we're not looking at the core of the issue just yet. Though we also are, in another way. It's complicated, okay?

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See? Complex dialogue


From the preview shown, there is nothing I want to say here that might spoil the enjoyment of the various reveals along the way, as the Chimeracons are a bit of a treat and a half, drawing from a range of sources close to Roche's enjoyment as a consumer of Transformers fiction - and it really shows in the rationale behind their presence here, too.

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Not shown here


I am not entirely convinced at how some of the established characters are being used by Roche, especially in the case of Arcee - who while still has all the possible valid reasons to be suspicious of practically everyone involved in the book, still manages to have a ..peculiar exchange with Springer much later in the book. I may just be reading it the wrong way, however, so don't hold me to that.


Art

Roche is definitely having fun, balancing his writing with the attention he pays to his art. Again, there are many many spoilers that would come out of spending too much time on what he does with the design of a number of characters across the issue, but the action is nicely fluid, dynamic and hopping off the page with organic vitality.

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Can you bear the suspense?


Josh Burcham, additionally, plays with the sudden shifts of setting, both interior and internal, past and present, through flashbacks, PTSD-esque scenes and panels focused on Springer and Kup, and some seriously vibrant and slightly disturbing colours in eye-shades, Energon spillages, and.. yeah. Alaska and the team's past are very different palettes. Very.

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Oh dear


In Tom B. Long's lettering work, we find the new cast of characters find their own voices, as shown in Mesothulas's scenes, the heightened scenes with some of the characters, and a smattering of SHEEEEAAAGGGHs across the book, too. On the cover front, we have a similar selection to issue 1, Roche and Burcham bring Stakeout close to the action, guest Stephen Mooney with Burcham show the still misfitting Arcee, and Andrew Griffith also teams up with Burcham for another LSTOW-centric variant (thumbnailed).


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

As you've seen until now, there is a lot in this issue which I really do not want to talk about too openly in a review, giving a chance to readers to appreciate in their own time and on their own reading - but, that said, if you're a fan of Beast Wars in any of its incarnations, and even some Armada, why not, you may just want to pick this up for the smug smirk factor.

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I have to show this again


The story is proceeding with enough mystery and dangling threads that it feels it could very much head *anywhere* from here. It also is a fairly dense read, with some seriously serious moments underpinned by dark, bleak humour, especially in the over-bulked shape of Guzzle, and confirms some of what Roche was saying in terms of LSTOW being a super-edit - there is a lot going on here, take your time, it's very much worth it.

. :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: ½ out of :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS: :WRECKERS:
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1751237)
Posted by Genericon #378 on December 31st, 2015 @ 11:51am CST
So what happened to Stakeout? Did he die? I need to know these things!
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1751247)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 31st, 2015 @ 1:14pm CST
Well it's nice to see Carnivac again but then it's an IDW version that differs greatly from the G1 character I'm very fond of so just cos he's called that and is a wolf doesn't mean I'm going to automatically be a fan. Though was nice seeing a version of him and a version of Springer in same story again after all these years.

Yeah I found the Arcee bit odd too. She's a bit with the bitchy and then it's like she's coming on to Springer later on. Women...

Anyways it's ok. I still get put off by a lot of the faces (I just don't like how Roche draws most of them, don't get why Springer has such a pudgy squishy looking nose either) but it's not bad.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1751248)
Posted by RevTibe on December 31st, 2015 @ 1:21pm CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Yeah I found the Arcee bit odd too. She's a bit with the bitchy and then it's like she's coming on to Springer later on. Women...
Try to show a bit more class, mate. Anyways, after her comment about Springer's eyes - "It's hard not to notice that you - all of you - the worse things have gotten, the more... engaged you seem." Looks like it ties into an observation about all the Wreckers, not just Springer.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1751249)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 31st, 2015 @ 1:30pm CST
RevTibe wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Yeah I found the Arcee bit odd too. She's a bit with the bitchy and then it's like she's coming on to Springer later on. Women...
Try to show a bit more class, mate.


Was meant to be a lil snarky joke on the characterization of many female characters in mostly male-centric comic books and the rather unlikable portrayal of IDW's Arcee but yeah sorry. I'll shush now.
Re: IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 Full Preview (1751331)
Posted by LE0KING on January 1st, 2016 @ 1:51am CST
The dialog in this was... difficult... too many -heh- unnecessary breaks a- and pauses.
Seriously though, it was like he wrote each characters' dialogue separately, for a couple panels Springer and Arcee are arguing, while on the same panel verity is talking about something completely different. I found myself rereading pages just to follow the story. I think that's why so many people were confused with Arcee commenting on Springer's eyes. It just wasn't well written.
The art was fun though! (except that guzzle scene... gross)

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