IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio

IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 12:53pm CDT

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Via IDW artist Fico Ossio, a regular in the Hasbro Universe since before the Revolution event, we have some in progress art for the upcoming new series that will introduce a new franchise to the Hasbro roster, alongside the Transformers: Visionaries!

Ossio so far has shown Virulina, the main character from all we've seen so far, and Leoric, both radically redesigned from the original series. The promotional material for the book, called Transformers vs Visionaries, currently pits the two factions directly against each other - but will that be the case in the series itself? Check out the images below, join our discussion in the Energon Pub, and let's have some more magic vs technology fights going on.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio

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Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1920808)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 10th, 2017 @ 1:31am CST
Also coming to us from Seibertronian Sunstar (via the Twitter account of IDW assistant editor David Mariotte), we got a sneak peak into IDW's upcoming miniseries Transformers vs Visionaries! It was kind of snuck into the larger panel from the 'Till All Are One annual we reported on here in the same tweet, but we get a couple of panels featuring Kup, Ironhide, and two of the Visionaries themselves! This series will be written by Magdalene Visaggio and art will be provided by Fico Ossio, who drew the Revolutionaries series and also, the first issue of Miconauts. The first issue of Transformers vs. Visionaries should be coming out next month!

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What do you think of these couple of images? Will you be buying the series? Let us know below!
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1920820)
Posted by dragons on November 10th, 2017 @ 6:13am CST
Kip in last panel looks to human non transformer likeness in face if it wasn’t for body connected to Kip body I say it was human but car parts give it away show it transformer with human face
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1920822)
Posted by snavej on November 10th, 2017 @ 6:31am CST
Kip in last panel looks to human non transformer likeness in face if it wasn’t for body connected to Kip body I say it was human but car parts give it away show it transformer with human face


You mean 'Kup'. I just had a kip and now I feel rested. :D
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1920845)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on November 10th, 2017 @ 10:31am CST
Looks like Kup and Ironhide are in the New Prysmos we saw Krieger (or whoever) create within Cybertron
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1920865)
Posted by ScottyP on November 10th, 2017 @ 1:07pm CST
Looks like the Universal Greeting is about to work every time!
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1920883)
Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on November 10th, 2017 @ 6:21pm CST
Why do I have a suspicious idea the plot of Transformers vs Visionaries is just Visionaries blame the transformers for the death of their world or people, so they attack. But maybe twist of all twist it was somebody else. Or maybe I'm just crazy.
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1924512)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on December 1st, 2017 @ 5:34pm CST
So IDW recently shared a page from Transformers Vs Visionaries on Instagram. https://twitter.com/...628452974891009

I like that theres a hint towards a backstory with the Visionaries that may imply some form of the events from the show. This also gives us a hint as to why Darkstorm isnt in the character roster.
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1924561)
Posted by Va'al on December 2nd, 2017 @ 1:17am CST
Daniel Adkins wrote:So IDW recently shared a page from Transformers Vs Visionaries on Instagram. https://twitter.com/...628452974891009

I like that theres a hint towards a backstory with the Visionaries that may imply some form of the events from the show. This also gives us a hint as to why Darkstorm isnt in the character roster.


Link not working for me. Has it been taken down?
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1924562)
Posted by Va'al on December 2nd, 2017 @ 1:28am CST
Through a number of social media accounts, including artist Fico Ossio, editor David Mariotte, and their own Instagram and Twitter feeds, IDW Publishing has been doing a steady stream of teasers for the upcoming crossover series introducing the latest franchise to join the Hasbro: The Visionaries!

Much like the small panel and frame teasers we saw back in this story, the images we have this time are either single panel, covers, or partial pages, showing off both factions in the alleged versusness - if this is anything like Rom vs Transformers, expect the antagonism to shift in the series. Characters of note so far? Ironhide, Wheeljack and Breakdown on one side, Witterquick, Cravex, Leoric and Virulina on the other. Check them out below, and let us know what you make of this new series so far, if you'll be picking up the issues, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

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Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1924571)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 2nd, 2017 @ 4:09am CST
'character design at it's finest' that says? Oh dear.
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1924632)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on December 2nd, 2017 @ 1:30pm CST
I mean it looks like a good read and I’ll totally be reading this as it comes out, but the artist doesn’t seem to have a good grasp on Cybertronian character design. The human characters look great though
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1924750)
Posted by Va'al on December 3rd, 2017 @ 7:38am CST
Initially glimpsed at in our previous post - which can view again here - on the next crossover miniseries from IDW Publishing and the Hasbro Universe, we have some full art for the retailer incentive covers of the first issue of Transformers vs Visionaries, by Transformers veteran artist Brendan Cahill and colourist Lauren Bennett!

The art, shown below in both lines and colour, sports the Fico Ossio redesign of Leoric plus the grumpy old truck Kup - sans his Action Man partner, sadly - with both almost wearing matching helmet-like headpieces, and some serious chin action from the Cybertronian. Check it out below, and stay with us as we spotlight more work from Cahill and Bennett throughout the series starting this month, alongside writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Fico Ossio.

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Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1924817)
Posted by ThunderThruster on December 3rd, 2017 @ 2:53pm CST
Merklyn a war criminal lording it as prince?

I think I'll stick with the 80's Visionaries thanks.
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1925438)
Posted by Va'al on December 6th, 2017 @ 1:24pm CST
Placing some actual marketing and promotion behind one of their future ventures, IDW Publishing's own Tumblr blog has uploaded some unlettered pages from the soon to begin Transformers vs The Visionaries crossover mini-series, written by Magdalene Visaggio and with art by Fico Ossio - in fact, the opening pages of issue #1!

The series, which will follow on directly from the events in First Strike, sees a reimagining of a number of characters, including Leoric and Virulina, which we see in the pages below... about to face, or encounter, Kup and Ironhide! Check out the images below, let us know what you think, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub.

Transformers Vs. The Visionaries #1
Cybertron has been invaded, and the Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of their planet.
Written by: Magdalene Visaggio
Illustrated by: Fico Ossio
A Cover by: Fico Ossio


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Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1925443)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on December 6th, 2017 @ 2:11pm CST
booooooo
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1925445)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on December 6th, 2017 @ 2:19pm CST
Yaaaaaaaaaaa!
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1925446)
Posted by snavej on December 6th, 2017 @ 2:19pm CST
Ironhide needs a hide upgrade.

I never got into Visionaries and I don't want to now, so I'll pass. The Transformers would crush these fleshies, just like they would crush almost anyone. :michaelbay:
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1925453)
Posted by WreckerJack on December 6th, 2017 @ 3:35pm CST
Poor Ironhide and Kup's face just looks creepy to me.
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1925455)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 6th, 2017 @ 3:44pm CST
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I agree that many of the humans are a bit "Mary Sue" in these comics. Most TFs would win, easily

Also, I still don't like the new Leoric, for the save reasons I didn't like the new Matt Tracker. I'm all up for character development, new characters or characters changing jobs/positions of authority, but extensive changes with no reasons why, just for the sake of it seem to be insensitive to the source material and fans of the original show, aesthetic, etc.

Wake me up when Leoric looks like this: - http://visionaries.wikia.com/wiki/Leoric
Re: IDW Transformers vs Visionaries New Leoric and Virulina Designs by Fico Ossio (1925463)
Posted by Coptur on December 6th, 2017 @ 4:45pm CST
I'm with Primalxconvoy.
As with MASK this comes from Hasbro direct and IDW are happy to play the fall guy.

I think like with Marvel Transformers and GIJoe RAH they should try and continue the classic continuity in a limited series.

But ultimately I'm passing on IDW continuity until further notice.

As ever I'm happy for those that do still enjoy it.

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