iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3

iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 3:06am CST

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From the regular iTunes source, and via a tip from fellow Seibertronian Daniel Adkins, we have a three-page preview of another IDW Publishing comic featuring Transformers (barely) due out on the 28th of February, bringing the total of issues to cover (preview and review-wise) that week to four: the third chapter in the mini-series of Transformers vs Visionaries!

Take a look at the mirrored pages below, and join the discussion as we see more of Virulina's plan to power take hold over some Spectral Knights too, and the first appearance of a Cryotek character in this new universe for the franchises.

The clock is ticking! Leoric finds himself exiled from New Prysmos by Virulina, who Merklynn has named the new leader of all the Visionaries. Can Leoric and his loyalists save Cybertron from being totally changed into a new homeworld for his people? Should they?


Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3

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Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1939644)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 17th, 2018 @ 4:42am CST
Traitor!
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1939656)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 17th, 2018 @ 5:59am CST
ThunderThruster wrote:Traitor!

:lol: to be fair I think it's predictable what's going to happen here, these spectral knights are going to come into conflict with Leoric and his exiles and there will be heart to hearts all around...and guilt and shame...and possibly heroic sacrifice.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1939678)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 17th, 2018 @ 9:56am CST
The only sacrifice I'm looking for is this story to be burnt from the records like a virginal offering to the Kraken.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1939723)
Posted by DeathReviews on February 17th, 2018 @ 12:31pm CST
Is this Prysmos or the Planet of the Bad Haircuts? Virulina with her "Fido Dido" hair, now "Mr. T C" Cryotek? And whatever the Tartarus they did with Leoric's hair. They made fun of the old design as looking like Burt Reynolds, but I ask, is THIS their idea of improvement to the appearance?

That aside, it seems like a neat storyline so far...
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1939729)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 17th, 2018 @ 12:41pm CST
ThunderThruster wrote:The only sacrifice I'm looking for is this story to be burnt from the records like a virginal offering to the Kraken.

Isn't that a good way to offend the powers that be? By sacrificing rubbish like this?
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1940126)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 18th, 2018 @ 5:40am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
ThunderThruster wrote:The only sacrifice I'm looking for is this story to be burnt from the records like a virginal offering to the Kraken.

Isn't that a good way to offend the powers that be? By sacrificing rubbish like this?


They'd be happy to see it's destruction.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941935)
Posted by Va'al on February 23rd, 2018 @ 4:15pm CST
The second preview from IDW Publishing for next week's releases comes via the regular Adventures in Poor Taste! website, and features the third issue in the new Hasbro Universe miniseries Transformers vs Visionaries, due out next Wednesday digitally and in print. Check it out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

The clock is ticking! Leoric finds himself exiled from New Prysmos by Virulina, who Merklynn has named the new leader of all the Visionaries. Can Leoric and his loyalists save Cybertron from being totally changed into a new homeworld for his people? Should they?

Bullet points:
· Variant cover by cover by Brendan Cahill!

Transformers vs. Visionaries #3
Written by: Magdalene Visaggio
Art by: Fico Ossio
Colors by David Garcia Cruz
Letters by: Shawn Lee
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Release Date: February 28, 2018


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Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941945)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 23rd, 2018 @ 4:45pm CST
This defacement of Leoric has gone on quite enough. It's one thing to change his ethnicity, another thing to give him tattoos, but to brand him like a piece of Danish bacon? Have you no shame, IDW?

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Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941952)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 23rd, 2018 @ 4:57pm CST
I still say that Leoric is one of the best things about this, I hope they keep his design in future. Maybe as a compromise, find him a way to coexist with the original design since that seems to still be a sticking point
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941956)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 23rd, 2018 @ 5:03pm CST
I agree. It's the same with Matt Tracker. If they had found a way to simply acknowledge the originals and introduce the new versions, I'd have no problems whatsoever.

However, I wasn't actually bringing those point up. It's morning here in Japan, and I want BACON!
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941958)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 23rd, 2018 @ 5:08pm CST
I have a feeling it might be a daft question but don't they sell bacon over there?
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941960)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 23rd, 2018 @ 5:13pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:I have a feeling it might be a daft question but don't they sell bacon over there?


Quickly, before the staff sees this,

YES. I've got a whole pack of Costco microwaveable frozen bacon in the freezer. I'm just trying to be healthy. However, that's the best quality bacon I can get for a reasonable price. It's either Costco, wafer thin Japanese ham pretending to be bacon or tiny, expensive slices of deli bacon. It's basically either Japanese, or American bacon. Actually decent REAL, Danish bacon is as rare as finding G1 Swoop in the UK.

Oh, sweet Primus, Zerowolf, here they come! What are we going to do, man? It's only 8 in the morning and I haven't had enough coffee to power my razor sharp wit! Quickly, hide under that flower pot!
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941966)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 23rd, 2018 @ 5:29pm CST
That G1 swoop thing was harsh...it's okay we'll just get this back on point, what is IDW going to do with visionaries after this? There's been no word of a standalone for them and with all this talk of a rebout, it almost seems that this crossover is pointless.

...see back on topic and we're in one piece not bad for one of my cunning plans...

EDIT: I hate predictive text :BANG_HEAD:
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1941969)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 23rd, 2018 @ 5:42pm CST
Personally, I really think Hasbro and Takara missed the boat, with doing a tie-in toy line with these.

We've got Titans Return/POTP, Star Wars crossover and Diaclone toys, Zoids and even some Battle Beast vehicles with mini-figs; all these similar toys with similar play patterns of small "pilots" interacting with larger vehicles, robots and playsets. I would have thought that more would have been done to capitalize on this relationship (however unofficial). We could of had MASK vehicles similar to the "Mechtech" toys from the film line, Visionaries vehicles with smaller pilots and clear plastic vehicles (plus the figures could possibly sit inside their animal totems, "piloting" them as a play pattern to emulate turning into them. We could have had larger summoned spell creatures that also allowed the mini figs to "pilot" them too. Not to mention smaller GI-Joe vehicles with pilots, can alongside re-releases or new molds for the Star Wars Action Fleet series (the GI Joe line in a similar size could be called "Action Force", as an Easter egg). Micronaughts and Diaclone could be released, plus actual crossover figures, like a clear blue version of Alpha Trion, with metallic/matte blue details, as a Headmaster version of Leoric, just because.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1942010)
Posted by Deadput on February 23rd, 2018 @ 9:37pm CST
Am I the only one who thinks that Virulina is the most hateable character that IDW has made so far? There is just something about her character and the way she is drawn that just makes my blood boil.

I almost never say that I hope a character dies but in this case that's what I hope here.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1942049)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 24th, 2018 @ 3:44am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Personally, I really think Hasbro and Takara missed the boat, with doing a tie-in toy line with these.

We've got Titans Return/POTP, Star Wars crossover and Diaclone toys, Zoids and even some Battle Beast vehicles with mini-figs; all these similar toys with similar play patterns of small "pilots" interacting with larger vehicles, robots and playsets. I would have thought that more would have been done to capitalize on this relationship (however unofficial). We could of had MASK vehicles similar to the "Mechtech" toys from the film line, Visionaries vehicles with smaller pilots and clear plastic vehicles (plus the figures could possibly sit inside their animal totems, "piloting" them as a play pattern to emulate turning into them. We could have had larger summoned spell creatures that also allowed the mini figs to "pilot" them too. Not to mention smaller GI-Joe vehicles with pilots, can alongside re-releases or new molds for the Star Wars Action Fleet series (the GI Joe line in a similar size could be called "Action Force", as an Easter egg). Micronaughts and Diaclone could be released, plus actual crossover figures, like a clear blue version of Alpha Trion, with metallic/matte blue details, as a Headmaster version of Leoric, just because.

I forgot they were bringing zoids back, that's something else to look forward to :D

I also agree with the other crossover lines, it's weird that they promote crossovers everywhere else but the toylines :-?
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1942076)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 24th, 2018 @ 7:09am CST
Clearly whoever "redesigned" the Visionaries saw Mad Max: Fury Road instead of Medieval Knights, missing the point entirely :roll:


Let's also not forget Hasbro also have access to the garish Robotix. They could incorporate those things into this IDWverse too. Strange how they are largely ignoring crossing over Transformers with like minded properties.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1942091)
Posted by ThunderThruster on February 24th, 2018 @ 9:10am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Clearly whoever "redesigned" the Visionaries saw Mad Max: Fury Road instead of Medieval Knights, missing the point entirely :roll:


Agreed. It is very jarring.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1942096)
Posted by ricemazter on February 24th, 2018 @ 9:28am CST
Deadput wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Virulina is the most hateable character that IDW has made so far? There is just something about her character and the way she is drawn that just makes my blood boil.

I almost never say that I hope a character dies but in this case that's what I hope here.


I actually kind of like her design as a concept, but it's used for the completely wrong sort of character. Out of all the visionaries, she's the closest to looking like a medieval warrior with a barbarian sort of thing going on with the shaved head and tattoos.

She doesn't act like a barbarian, though, and nothing about her character takes advantage of the design what so ever. She acts like a high and mighty lord, when her look suggests a carousing, over the top sort of person, which would actually be interesting if that sort of person were put in charge of a bunch of nobles.
Re: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries #3 (1942360)
Posted by Sunstar on February 25th, 2018 @ 11:07am CST
Deadput wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Virulina is the most hateable character that IDW has made so far? There is just something about her character and the way she is drawn that just makes my blood boil.

I almost never say that I hope a character dies but in this case that's what I hope here.

You know what? you are not the only one, I despise her.

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