Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 Full Preview

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    Thanks for sharing. Mirrored images of the preview on the news post. I really like this comic so far.
     
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    Leoric (is that his name?) actually seems like a nice guy to me. Probably one of the first humanoid characters that I\'ve liked in a while. Still not onboard with Kup\'s fate, and I\'m honestly worried for who else the top dogs at IDW are thinking of killing off.
     
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    is it just me or does leoric look somewhat slightly animal like in his way?(not the actual suit of clothes and armor he be wearing but i mean in terms of bodybuild.


    for some reason he looks to me as though he has a vaguely thunderarian look about his person in terms of body build.

    as though he just be one day away from fully giving into the beast within

    one truly bad bad day away from experiencing such a extreme toxic combination of stress greif rage and tragedy in his life that it would trigger an ability to phsycially shift transitionin from relatively human in outward appearance to full on lion type were beast ,

    strictly speaking folks we be talking about magic in the extreme as visdionaries go for a fictional mythology(each side essentially has the ability to take on the nature instincts and form of thier animal totem in astral form in the phsycial living world for all intents (ones body being willingly metamorphically transformed into the outward phsycial imbodiment of ones inner animal for all intents)
     
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    That's what I like about the redesigns. It has this feeling of how long they'd already been fighting before the move to cybertron, and seems to allude to how their totem use may have started to carry over to their human forms like magic used too often. Which adds more to the aspect of their magic and the repercussions of overuse. But then it also begs the question of the story in the past somewhere of what caused Leoric's to move ahead so much like that so rapidly in comparison to the others. Like he in particular used his Lion totem in rapid succession knowing the dangers. Then adding the refugee aspect, and their more battle worn knight armor that looks like it was pieced together after decades of fighting before they reached that temporary peace that allowed them to move the city, I really want that prequel comic of those adventures and character growth!
     
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    Boooooo.
     
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    in which case iit would most likely be a story of the man who gained that which all desire but most fear in paying the price for, he gained a grate and terrible power for the expereince but at a terrible price as well, but he manages to make it work in his favor in taking his curse and making it his power(think Dracula untold for all intents(i swear whoever came with the idea for that storyline its like they took count Dracula and reinterpreted him as being a well meaning decent person with a tragic past caught up in a war between magic and the supernatural like the guy faced with a sadistic choice to save his people, at the cost of his humanity (great power at a terrible price) and developed into being a kind of medieval batman turned well intentioned extremist darth vader over time)
     
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    boo yourself

    want some cheese with your whine lol
     
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    I'm kidding sg roadbuster
     
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    Well at least the Visionaries that are supposed to be the heroes actually seem heroic, unlike most other humanoid teams like G.I. Joe and such.
     
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    gijoe and E.D.C. BE A POOR MANS SUBSTITUTE FOR S.H.I.E.LD. now those dogs got their act down cold
     
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    ...IF they even still turn into animals. (That's right...concept art of IDW Leoric's lion form is out there)

    STAR Comics had a plot like that where Leoric worried about the totems taking over their humanity. In a later issue, we see Cryotek starting to lose control while in bear form.

    Surprisingly, no one has used an ability yet, even in the previews. Sell us on the Visionaries. Have them transform into their totems or use their magic staves. Even some of the passive abilities like Arzon's Knowledge or Leoric's Wisdom could be used for these talking scenes, yet aren't used. That's like a Transformer who isn't transforming or using some sort of special power or gadget.
     
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    Oh, so Virulina turns into a shark then? How's that gonna work? Does Cybertron even have oceans? Or is it some sort of flying shark? That's absurd. Next you'll be telling me it writes poetry.
     
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    Well if what I suggested is true, that might explain why they aren't. As for other areas of their magic, that's probably going to come up still. This is only a few pages of issue 2 and issue 1 was all setup and setting the stakes.

    Though Leoric's redesign might also have to do with the fact that it was very 80s Tom Selleck.
     
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    Ugh, the character designs are soooo ugly. Why does everyone look like someone scribbled on their faces with a crayon while they slept? And Galadria is a schoolgirl with a headband? And the holograms which were the most recognizable things about these characters, are now small and sometimes on their backs?
    Also, what is up with the weird expressions on Leoric\'s face? On page 4 bottom right, it looks like he is trying hard not to smile, and then on page 5 he is giving us an evil smirk? Are they trying to imply now he is the badguy... after Virulina (who looks like that punk sister of Zartan now for some reason) murdered Kup?
    Also, Ectar has a fox's tail around his neck? Guess now we know why he has not turned to his totem animal yet?
     
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    finally a heroic leader in idw vthat seems not to be a jerk.

    speaking of which why make merklynn an out and out villain in this? he was lawful neutral in the show.
     
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    Haters gotta hate.
     
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    because the writer doesn't care two craps about the original show or people who remember watching it originally.

    This is a cash-in on an 80s property that rejects all nostalgia that people may have towards that 80s property. Dreamwave was accused of being too close to the original Transformers cartoon, but here IDW is too far removed from the original Visionaries cartoon. And out of those two extremes, I'll go with Dreamwave's approach.

    So I've only ever watched one episode of Inhumanoids. I don't know anything about it but if if IDW were to make a Transformers vs. Inhumanoids comic, I'd want the Inhumanoids to stay the same as they originally were, only with deeper and better characterisation and storylines. Modernising something doesn't mean that an original decades old property has to be completely trashed.
     
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    Remember, Kup died for this series nobody wanted.
     
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