IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: January 2022

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    Oh hey it\'s those other spark dudes
     
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    Who is the panthoid in the very front?
     
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    Gotta say, I prefer Josh Burcham\'s Knock Out design over his TFP iteration.
    Doesn\'t distractingly resemble Terrorsaur.
     
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    Anyone else just over these Wreckers? The writing is really poor. This is issue 4 and I'm still not sure what their gimmick is. They are daredevil superstars who do "undercover work" by... splitting up and asking simple questions to random passersby? They've made a single attempt to stop Mayhem and Aileron is going on about how it's too hard? I'm all for colorful reimaginings but whoo boy.
     
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    Same energy:

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    Wow, they capped this at issue 4? Guess IDW is really closing up shop. Also hard to take Octopunch seriously as a villain, given how last issue, Thunderclash literally just grabbed him and tossed him away like he was nothing.

    That's some kid's drawing from Deviantart, right?
    RIGHT?!?
    I mean geez, look at the heads. Just creepy and cartoony at the same time.

    They are incredibly useless. One of their own went off all alone in a dangerous environment - and he had no alt mode - and got taken out. And them being celebrities is a terrible idea for being secret agent commandos - I mean, James Bond can at least dress differently, none of these people are Punch/Counterpunch.
    And the villains are lackluster too. Hard to take Octopunch and Skullgrin and Submarauder seriously when they are modelled off the tiny Prime Master figures. I LOLed in the last issue about Submarauder driving on his little hoverbike made out of his gun, it was downright funny. Oh and they introduced all this big brotherly rivalry with Axer, drop the whole backstory on how he lost the ability to transform, you think he will finally be used properly here as a bounty hunter - nope, he gets blown up immediately.
    Really badly written comic.
     
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    Glad I’m not the only one who noticed. The writing in this is so freaking weird, and there’s no real tension. There’s a disconnect between the characters’ reactions and their situation. I have no idea what so far has been so “hard” for them and it certainly seems like a weird thing for a Wrecker to say.
     
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    I'd say that's how I'd perfectly describe it.
    Like I don't think I can say it's bad, but it's just completely lost me.
     
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    It's funny how you guys idle musings about ideas (Octopunch IS Thunderclash) would make for a far better comic than this is.
    I mean, Circuit has been in a coma and the others don't seem to care. And if Hot Shot and Ricochet have a personality, I haven't noticed it so far. Aleiron, this OC of Barber that endures the reboot for some reason, is the resident worry-wart and seems like a bad choice for a covert op all in all. Really it feels like Thunderclash alone is the only one here who could actually work as a believable Wrecker.

    Primal's face says "Primus, how long ago did you brushed those teeth, Megatron?"
     
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    I expected a bait and switch before now. Like a routine mission turning into an unexpected massacre. This isn’t what the Wreckers should be. If they had named the book and team something else, and dropped the “Wreck n Rule!” battle cry, I wouldn’t have guessed it was supposed to have been a Wreckers book. You call something the Wreckers, that gives readers expectations of what is to come - which so far remains unfulfilled. I’d have appreciated this book more if it hadn’t had the Wreckers name attached to it, which I suspect is only done to get fans excited despite it having very little to do with the Wreckers team and tone of their usual stories.

    I will agree with the others who say this is not a good comic. It did originally show great promise. I like the art, I like the choice of characters, I don’t like the tone or seemingly dumb or pointless things that are happening. A big race just isn’t that exciting anymore if played straight. I suspect the writer hasn’t read the IDW1 Wreckers books.

    IDW is conditioning us to cope after they lose the Transformers licence. They could have ended on a high note by not continuing the Transformers series after IDW1, but when they do lose the license, very few people will be upset.

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    I have a feeling we will get a new leadfoot soon from mirage, and love the addition of skyquake!
     
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    It was always just a miniseries. Also it's maybe 99% likely the Pretenders aren't supposed to be the final boss of this story.
     
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    That wasn't an idle musing, I was spoiling the story for you guys. Additionally, Xaaron is secretly Unicron, Circuit is repaired and becomes a six changer, and the remaining Wreckers get paired up with questionably aged young women who unlock their latent powers by kissing them. Don't tell IDW I told you guys about this. They may revoke my exclusive reporting access.
     
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    This whole thing is a swerve and some "real" Wreckers show up to save the day... or perhaps this is a precursor to something resembling the Wreckers we are more familiar with.
     
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    Yo so is Wreckers written by a teenager? Like is the Wreckers\' new catchphrase a cowboy bebop reference now? And who introduces someone as \"Knock Out the Ascenticon!\" That\'s like introducing someone as \"Jerry the Republican!\" If him being an Ascenticon means anything in this race then just word it as \"Our Ascenticon candidate, Knock Out!\" So it doesn\'t sound like it\'s just tagged on to remind the audience in case they forgot.

    And that exchange with Leadfoot. \"Glad I got to see you again, Leadfoot.\" \"Same!\"  Literally sounds like it\'s written by a teenager.

    Is Leadfoot going to betray him in a big le epic twist? Or is that exchange that tells us nothing except how epic Thunderclash is supposed to just remind us Leadfoot existed and befriended Thunderclash after one conversation? Also literally everything in this preview is padding. Not a single new thing has been said. 

    \"We\'re compromised! We are so good at our job, but this time it\'s hard!\" Like what the fuck am I supposed to take from this? It\'s like every point Aileron makes just gets ignored, or the fact that Thunderclash is clearly just showboating is just being swept under the rug by the writer because that is the only reason why things could get remotely messed up and it makes the hero look pretty bad. But the point Aileron makes doesn\'t even mean anything either because literally nobody is talking about the Wreckers actually being vigilantes. Even local law enforcement is completely ignoring them, it\'s just Aileron\'s opinion and this is supposed to be like a majorly bad thing. And what are civilians going to think, \"Yo the Wreckers helped try to stop the terrorists.\" Aight, so what. Leadfoot helped too. Big deal. Also it is coming off as if Aileron is just meant to be a foil to Thunderclash, but without the pesky baggage of having an actual argument between two people occur. IDW has had some story editing troubles in the past but they\'ve reaaaally been just greenlighting everything that lands on their desk lately haven\'t they? Like they\'ve got to be doing more than just copy-editing and making sure all the characters are in the right place right? Maybe they figured they would be losing the liscence anyway and just aren\'t giving a shit anymore.

    I posted a theory somewhere else that the whole deal with the Wreckers is just a smokescreen and this will end with the Wreckers literally just being stunt-men who have been encouraged to believe they are vigilantes by a self-deluded Thunderclash, but it\'s reaaaally coming off as not decent enough of a twist to salvage this series. Dark times for Wreckers stories all around.
     
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    The writer was the guy who co-wrote the Transformers vs. The Terminator mini. Which, while a fun series, I wouldn't exactly call the pinnacle of dialogue.
     
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    Tbh, the only IDW stories I'm interested in reading are Wreckers and BW.
    Wreckers was pretty interesting despite the cringe and BW was pretty good.
     
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