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Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 3:42AM CST

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Fellow Seibertronian Decepticon Sunstorm helps me do my job by pointing us in the direction of iTunes, and their new small preview of the upcoming second issue of Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers - which you can check out below, all three pages of it, including a brief 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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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748097)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2015 @ 7:28am CST
Wow never thought I'd see an IDW version of Tarantulus but I'm stoked now! This series just got a lot better!
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748114)
Posted by Optimizzy on December 15th, 2015 @ 8:32am CST
man....this art is...wow. love it
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748115)
Posted by Optimizzy on December 15th, 2015 @ 8:34am CST
Randomhero wrote:Wow never thought I'd see an IDW version of Tarantulus but I'm stoked now! This series just got a lot better!


Honestly, my first thought was Airachnid. Especially how they are incorporating so much Aligned now.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748120)
Posted by ScottyP on December 15th, 2015 @ 8:49am CST
A google search for "Mesothulas" led to the Wikipedia article for "Mesothelae" which is a suborder of order Araneae, the largest order of Arachnids.

So yes, Tarantulas it is then, until it isn't. I look forward to it.

Also, that image of Springer is haunting.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748126)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2015 @ 9:00am CST
Optimizzy wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Wow never thought I'd see an IDW version of Tarantulus but I'm stoked now! This series just got a lot better!


Honestly, my first thought was Airachnid. Especially how they are incorporating so much Aligned now.


I wouldn't think Arachnid because well, girl and girls other than Arcee are new to cybertronians. Prowl wouldn't have history with one because they didn't know they ever naturally existed and if you're gonna do a 'male' version of Arachnid why bother when the male version when you have Tarantulus.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748129)
Posted by Optimizzy on December 15th, 2015 @ 9:15am CST
Randomhero wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Wow never thought I'd see an IDW version of Tarantulus but I'm stoked now! This series just got a lot better!


Honestly, my first thought was Airachnid. Especially how they are incorporating so much Aligned now.


I wouldn't think Arachnid because well, girl and girls other than Arcee are new to cybertronians. Prowl wouldn't have history with one because they didn't know they ever naturally existed and if you're gonna do a 'male' version of Arachnid why bother when the male version when you have Tarantulus.


Oh you're right. . Perhaps something changed him and he's Tarantulus now. Pretty cool. Yeah, I'd be stoked to see him in IDW.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748134)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 15th, 2015 @ 9:34am CST
You know the best thing about if it IS Tarantulus?

New toy, Baby!
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748135)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2015 @ 9:56am CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:You know the best thing about if it IS Tarantulus?

New toy, Baby!


The laugh is the give away. I don't think he's the true mastermind though, just part of it.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748150)
Posted by Autobot N on December 15th, 2015 @ 11:40am CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:You know the best thing about if it IS Tarantulus?

New toy, Baby!

There is this one...
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748154)
Posted by Optimizzy on December 15th, 2015 @ 12:04pm CST
Decepticon Sunstorm wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:You know the best thing about if it IS Tarantulus?

New toy, Baby!

There is this one...


Yeah but no.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748162)
Posted by Deadput on December 15th, 2015 @ 1:12pm CST
Optimizzy wrote:
Yeah but no.



You think the guy warrants a new toy?



Why do you think the club is making him and not Hasbro?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748164)
Posted by Optimizzy on December 15th, 2015 @ 1:15pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:
Yeah but no.



You think the guy warrants a new toy?



Why do you think the club is making him and not Hasbro?


No I just mean I don't think the botcon exclusive is good enough.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748179)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2015 @ 2:11pm CST
Optimizzy wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:
Yeah but no.



You think the guy warrants a new toy?



Why do you think the club is making him and not Hasbro?


No I just mean I don't think the botcon exclusive is good enough.


The original Transmetal one still is the best. Only thing it's missing is wrists. Almost everything Transmetal and after holds up.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748184)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 15th, 2015 @ 3:26pm CST
Looking forward to the read. At least we are now getting into the badguys. And ole Tarantulas showing up here? Interesting theory.... :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748190)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2015 @ 3:44pm CST
I'm still conflicted with Springer's coma and recovery. He had his face ripped off and went into a coma for over 4 years and yet we've seen Rung, Wheeljack, Soundwave, and the Constructicons have their head blown up and recover just fine. Rung I'm willing to let slide because he's something special and we know there's something about him we don't know but Wheeljack and Soundwave had there's heads shot off. Springer? Face torn off and coma. It's odd. But so is his recovery. Kup just told him to get up. I wasn't very convinced by the end of the issue. My first reaction was "that's not Springer". Apparently it is but we now know from this preview he is not okay at all. I hope to see more to this and I'm sure we will.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748195)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 15th, 2015 @ 4:03pm CST
Randomhero wrote:I'm still conflicted with Springer's coma and recovery. He had his face ripped off and went into a coma for over 4 years and yet we've seen Rung, Wheeljack, Soundwave, and the Constructicons have their head blown up and recover just fine. Rung I'm willing to let slide because he's something special and we know there's something about him we don't know but Wheeljack and Soundwave had there's heads shot off. Springer? Face torn off and coma. It's odd. But so is his recovery. Kup just told him to get up. I wasn't very convinced by the end of the issue. My first reaction was "that's not Springer". Apparently it is but we now know from this preview he is not okay at all. I hope to see more to this and I'm sure we will.

This is kind of confusing to me too. Unless he did have more damage done than we knew about, He should not have taken this long. Or maybe the Wreckers did not have the same quality equipment Wheeljack, soundwave and Rung had. Especially since it was the face and not the whole head as you said. I liked how Springer was jolted up by Kup calling out for him to come, and it was dramatic, not necessarily sensible. But I think that image of Springer all beat to crap was from Kups point of view (seeing as how he is holding his head in the next frame), but him still not being up to par is definitely something to note as this goes on :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748198)
Posted by Optimizzy on December 15th, 2015 @ 4:11pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:I'm still conflicted with Springer's coma and recovery. He had his face ripped off and went into a coma for over 4 years and yet we've seen Rung, Wheeljack, Soundwave, and the Constructicons have their head blown up and recover just fine. Rung I'm willing to let slide because he's something special and we know there's something about him we don't know but Wheeljack and Soundwave had there's heads shot off. Springer? Face torn off and coma. It's odd. But so is his recovery. Kup just told him to get up. I wasn't very convinced by the end of the issue. My first reaction was "that's not Springer". Apparently it is but we now know from this preview he is not okay at all. I hope to see more to this and I'm sure we will.

This is kind of confusing to me too. Unless he did have more damage done than we knew about, He should not have taken this long. Or maybe the Wreckers did not have the same quality equipment Wheeljack, soundwave and Rung had. Especially since it was the face and not the whole head as you said. I liked how Springer was jolted up by Kup calling out for him to come, and it was dramatic, not necessarily sensible. But I think that image of Springer all beat to crap was from Kups point of view (seeing as how he is holding his head in the next frame), but him still not being up to par is definitely something to note as this goes on :BOT:


I kind of think it was just a missed opportunity to use Springer. But even in real life damage to one system can be different for each individual. I know someone who got a bullet to the head and not only survived but stayed conscience and drove to the hospital, whereas most of the time because of severe damage and even death. Maybe Springer got really messed up
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748199)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 15th, 2015 @ 4:17pm CST
Optimizzy wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:I'm still conflicted with Springer's coma and recovery. He had his face ripped off and went into a coma for over 4 years and yet we've seen Rung, Wheeljack, Soundwave, and the Constructicons have their head blown up and recover just fine. Rung I'm willing to let slide because he's something special and we know there's something about him we don't know but Wheeljack and Soundwave had there's heads shot off. Springer? Face torn off and coma. It's odd. But so is his recovery. Kup just told him to get up. I wasn't very convinced by the end of the issue. My first reaction was "that's not Springer". Apparently it is but we now know from this preview he is not okay at all. I hope to see more to this and I'm sure we will.

This is kind of confusing to me too. Unless he did have more damage done than we knew about, He should not have taken this long. Or maybe the Wreckers did not have the same quality equipment Wheeljack, soundwave and Rung had. Especially since it was the face and not the whole head as you said. I liked how Springer was jolted up by Kup calling out for him to come, and it was dramatic, not necessarily sensible. But I think that image of Springer all beat to crap was from Kups point of view (seeing as how he is holding his head in the next frame), but him still not being up to par is definitely something to note as this goes on :BOT:


I kind of think it was just a missed opportunity to use Springer. But even in real life damage to one system can be different for each individual. I know someone who got a bullet to the head and not only survived but stayed conscience and drove to the hospital, whereas most of the time because of severe damage and even death. Maybe Springer got really messed up

This is true, especially since he was knocked unconscious earlier in LTotW and then experimented upon, so maybe that injury was a bad thing on top of other bad things :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748246)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 15th, 2015 @ 11:46pm CST
Here's my theory on Springer's sudden recovery: as we know, Kup is the one who "ordered" him to snsp out of it. We also know that WAAAAAAY back, circa AHM, Prowl had Kup programmed with a new subroutine that can kill zombies, open portals to the Dead Universe or some such nonsense, and which gives Kup security access into Prowl's private quarters and files, judging by last issue. What's to say that's not also something to do with Springer waking?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748288)
Posted by Starscream on December 16th, 2015 @ 9:29am CST
Tarantulas, Hubcap, and some newbie will be working together to release the Aquetias trials... and potentially WORSE stuff Prowl has done that we don't even know about.

What if he is responsible for things like MTOs?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748289)
Posted by Starscream on December 16th, 2015 @ 9:30am CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Here's my theory on Springer's sudden recovery: as we know, Kup is the one who "ordered" him to snsp out of it. We also know that WAAAAAAY back, circa AHM, Prowl had Kup programmed with a new subroutine that can kill zombies, open portals to the Dead Universe or some such nonsense, and which gives Kup security access into Prowl's private quarters and files, judging by last issue. What's to say that's not also something to do with Springer waking?


Bingo
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1748338)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 16th, 2015 @ 2:11pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Here's my theory on Springer's sudden recovery: as we know, Kup is the one who "ordered" him to snsp out of it. We also know that WAAAAAAY back, circa AHM, Prowl had Kup programmed with a new subroutine that can kill zombies, open portals to the Dead Universe or some such nonsense, and which gives Kup security access into Prowl's private quarters and files, judging by last issue. What's to say that's not also something to do with Springer waking?

Few issues here: Kup was not programmed to kill zombies. He was programmed to follow Prowl's orders. Because he was infected, he could transport the zombies via the Britt spacebridge to the dead universe. None of that zombie stuff was Prowl.

The idea here that I was working with was that Prowl uploaded this programming into Kup to find his quarters and access all the stuff incase he was ever compromised. that part was installed, and has lasted. I don't think Prowl's programming in Kup had any effect on Springer. I think it was just Kup's call or something else going on there with is sudden recovery :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1750426)
Posted by Va'al on December 26th, 2015 @ 11:19am CST
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!


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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1750435)
Posted by ProfessorParis on December 26th, 2015 @ 11:58am CST
Stampy???Image
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1750689)
Posted by bluecatcinema on December 28th, 2015 @ 1:08pm CST
Ego much, Prowl?
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1750707)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 28th, 2015 @ 2:06pm CST
bluecatcinema wrote:Ego much, Prowl?

Uh, yeah.. Since like, 2005.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes 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)
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1751342)
Posted by Va'al on January 1st, 2016 @ 3:32am CST
Here's some stuff between me and Roche.

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Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1751343)
Posted by Va'al on January 1st, 2016 @ 3:33am CST
LE0KING wrote:The art was fun though! (except that guzzle scene... gross)


Guzzle is really not well. At all.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1751389)
Posted by Syn_13 on January 1st, 2016 @ 10:42am CST
I thought this was a much better issue than the first. I did like the first, but I guess where it was setting the scene it was always going to be a slow burner. I'll admit that a large part of it was me expecting it to be something it was never going to be. I initially hoped the first issue would be a little more bombastic and visceral, much like LSotW was, but it's clear that Roche is going for a darker story here. It jarred me slightly as I didn't expect the slower pace and gritty visuals, but I'm seeing the merits of it now.

I've really enjoyed IDW's post-war Transformers, and Roche is building upon the themes that Barber and Roberts have handled so well. The emotional fallout of the war, soldiers bred for killing that have had to reintegrate into society, outcasts given a chance for retribution and redemption. This issue explored these themes - Carnivac's dialogue, Springer's PTSD, Roadbuster defaulting back to hostility to get answers, Kup's regret after the realisation of what he had done. Even the brutal scene with Guzzle effectively drinking the 'blood' of his victim just shows how f***ed up these individuals have become as a result of the things they've gone through.

I liked the reveal of the 'Chimeracons', amsuing since I thought nothing of the animals in the first issue. I wasn't ever a Beast Wars fan but I did like their inclusion, nice to see more characters drafted into the IDW family.

There are still plenty unanswered questions - Verity's clearly not right, perhaps dying. Hubcap just seems off to me, I think there's more to him. Prowl's captor is pretty obvious and I doubt there's going to be a curveball there, but it's the why that's making me wonder more than the who.

I know some people aren't big on the artwork, but it works for me. Admittedly, I had to warm up to it, but now we're a couple of issues in I do appreciate the gritty, dark style that Roche brings.

After the first issue I wasn't pumped or excited for #2, but I can now say that Roche has piqued my interests and I'm intrigued to see where he's taking this.
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1751393)
Posted by RevTibe on January 1st, 2016 @ 11:24am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
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.
Oh, gotcha (guess this is a consequence of text communication). Personally, I think Arcee's actions here work well enough w/ the context and her characterization to not be out of place, but that's certainly a matter of taste.

Personally, I'm just sitting here chanting "please don't kill Claw Jaw, please don't kill Claw Jaw, please don't kill Claw Jaw,".

Va'al: Thanks for mentioning the eyes thing to Roche, I forgot how accessible comics writers/artists are these days!
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1751427)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 1st, 2016 @ 4:12pm CST
ProfessorParis wrote:Stampy???Image

Golly ge wiz, he was right. awesome beast wars stuff here.

Guzzle needs help. Fast. and now. :BOT:
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1751547)
Posted by MaverickPrime on January 1st, 2016 @ 10:43pm CST
I like the bleak tone that this establishes, and I love how the colors are very unsaturated, as if they played with the story's grey morality.
RevTibe wrote:Personally, I'm just sitting here chanting "please don't kill Claw Jaw, please don't kill Claw Jaw, please don't kill Claw Jaw,".


THIS, SO MUCH THIS! Claw Jaw was my very first Transformer, so the moment I saw a squid, I squealed out loud thinking "OH MY GOD, COULD IT BE?!?"
So please, Nick, be gentle :(
Re: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #2 iTunes Preview (1751551)
Posted by MaverickPrime on January 1st, 2016 @ 10:57pm CST
I like the bleak tone that this establishes, and I love how the colors are very unsaturated, as if they played with the story's grey morality.
RevTibe wrote:Personally, I'm just sitting here chanting "please don't kill Claw Jaw, please don't kill Claw Jaw, please don't kill Claw Jaw,".


THIS, SO MUCH THIS! Claw Jaw was my very first Transformer, so the moment I saw a squid, I squealed out loud thinking "OH MY GOD, COULD IT BE?!?"
So please, Nick, be gentle :(

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