More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 1:28AM CST

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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!

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries

Transformers News: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries
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Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1924571)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 2nd, 2017 @ 4:09am CST
'character design at it's finest' that says? Oh dear.
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (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
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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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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: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (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.

[quote]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 [/quote]





Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925443)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on December 6th, 2017 @ 2:11pm CST
booooooo
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Posted by Targetmaster Kup on December 6th, 2017 @ 2:19pm CST
Yaaaaaaaaaaa!
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (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: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925453)
Posted by WreckerJack on December 6th, 2017 @ 3:35pm CST
Poor Ironhide and Kup's face just looks creepy to me.
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Posted by primalxconvoy on December 6th, 2017 @ 3:44pm CST


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: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (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.
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925501)
Posted by ricemazter on December 7th, 2017 @ 1:29am CST
Can someone explain to me what the premise of this series is? I get that the visionaries come from a world where science and technology isn't really a thing, so they need magic animal powers. Why are the transformers involved? Why isn't Kup hanging out with action man?

Was any of this explained in first strike? I didn't bother finishing it and I don't care about spoilers.
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Posted by Va'al on December 7th, 2017 @ 2:55am CST
ricemazter wrote:Can someone explain to me what the premise of this series is? I get that the visionaries come from a world where science and technology isn't really a thing, so they need magic animal powers. Why are the transformers involved? Why isn't Kup hanging out with action man?

Was any of this explained in first strike? I didn't bother finishing it and I don't care about spoilers.


Yep, all explained in last issue of First Strike: Kreiger is actually Merklynn, and he uses the Talisman to 'terraform' Cybertron into New Prysmos. He only manages a little bit, but still - he wants to use it to remove technology and reinstate magic, blah blah blah. He also wakes up Unicron while he does it, because reasons.
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Posted by snavej on December 7th, 2017 @ 6:19am CST
Va'al wrote:
ricemazter wrote:Can someone explain to me what the premise of this series is? I get that the visionaries come from a world where science and technology isn't really a thing, so they need magic animal powers. Why are the transformers involved? Why isn't Kup hanging out with action man?

Was any of this explained in first strike? I didn't bother finishing it and I don't care about spoilers.


Yep, all explained in last issue of First Strike: Kreiger is actually Merklynn, and he uses the Talisman to 'terraform' Cybertron into New Prysmos. He only manages a little bit, but still - he wants to use it to remove technology and reinstate magic, blah blah blah. He also wakes up Unicron while he does it, because reasons.


The best reasons are 'reasons'. [Probably a quote from Donald Trump.]

This quote from The Simpsons via The Urban Dictionary seems appropriate for Visionaries:

'A wizard did it'
Phrase originating from the Simpsons, used in response to fans pointing out plot holes, continuity errors, and any mistakes the animators or writers may've made.

Voice Actor: "Whenever you see something strange with continuity, a wizard did it."

Fan: "But when-"

Voice Actor: "A wizard did it."
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925520)
Posted by Va'al on December 7th, 2017 @ 6:31am CST
snavej wrote:This quote from The Simpsons via The Urban Dictionary seems appropriate for Visionaries:

'A wizard did it'
Phrase originating from the Simpsons, used in response to fans pointing out plot holes, continuity errors, and any mistakes the animators or writers may've made.

Voice Actor: "Whenever you see something strange with continuity, a wizard did it."

Fan: "But when-"

Voice Actor: "A wizard did it."


Slight tweak, if I may: A Hasbro wizard did it.
Their name is Orbsah. Obviously.
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925521)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 7th, 2017 @ 6:40am CST
Va'al wrote:
snavej wrote:This quote from The Simpsons via The Urban Dictionary seems appropriate for Visionaries:

'A wizard did it'
Phrase originating from the Simpsons, used in response to fans pointing out plot holes, continuity errors, and any mistakes the animators or writers may've made.

Voice Actor: "Whenever you see something strange with continuity, a wizard did it."

Fan: "But when-"

Voice Actor: "A wizard did it."


Slight tweak, if I may: A Hasbro wizard did it.
Their name is Orbsah. Obviously.


Just started watching "Agents of Shield", season 5, and they're taking about "magic" being responsible.

Seems legit.
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925530)
Posted by ThunderThruster on December 7th, 2017 @ 7:44am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:

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


Well played sir.
You must be a carpenter as you've hit many nails square on the head.
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925531)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 7th, 2017 @ 7:52am CST
Cheers! This one went down better then my last attempt...
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925533)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on December 7th, 2017 @ 8:19am CST
Va'al wrote:
snavej wrote:This quote from The Simpsons via The Urban Dictionary seems appropriate for Visionaries:

'A wizard did it'
Phrase originating from the Simpsons, used in response to fans pointing out plot holes, continuity errors, and any mistakes the animators or writers may've made.

Voice Actor: "Whenever you see something strange with continuity, a wizard did it."

Fan: "But when-"

Voice Actor: "A wizard did it."


Slight tweak, if I may: A Hasbro wizard did it.
Their name is Orbsah. Obviously.

Why always blame Hasbro when it was more likely an IDW decision considering they were the ones who came up with the Universe in the first place?
Re: More Teasers for IDW Transformers vs Visionaries (1925610)
Posted by Va'al on December 7th, 2017 @ 1:53pm CST
Daniel Adkins wrote:
Va'al wrote:
snavej wrote:This quote from The Simpsons via The Urban Dictionary seems appropriate for Visionaries:

'A wizard did it'
Phrase originating from the Simpsons, used in response to fans pointing out plot holes, continuity errors, and any mistakes the animators or writers may've made.

Voice Actor: "Whenever you see something strange with continuity, a wizard did it."

Fan: "But when-"

Voice Actor: "A wizard did it."


Slight tweak, if I may: A Hasbro wizard did it.
Their name is Orbsah. Obviously.

Why always blame Hasbro when it was more likely an IDW decision considering they were the ones who came up with the Universe in the first place?


Because it's funnier..?

To me, anyway.
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