Nick Roche’s cancelled spy ongoing

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  1. ShockwaveFan148

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    I’ve heard talk about this, but know nothing about it. So what’s the deal with it?
     
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    "Spy Games" wasn't supposed to be an ongoing, but rather a five-issue mini-series. The story outline wound up morphing into what became Sins of the Wreckers.

    Here's the bits about it from the Sins TPB:
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    Hmmm. This seems interesting, though the plot’s a bit convoluted. Is there any more information on this?
     
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    Not really. Roche has maybe talked about it once or twice at conventions, but not really in any more detail than what was in that feature I posted.
     
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    Heh. I wonder what would have happened in the rest of it. Thanks for the information!
     
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    Wait, is this a whole different lost Nick Roche story from that Punch/Counterpunch miniseres?
     
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    Punch-Counterpunch series? Wasn’t that from a different writer?
     
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    Yeah, the unproduced Punch/Counterpunch mini (titled Legacy of Rust) was written by Stuart Moore, who'd previously done New Avengers/Transformers and Spotlight: Ramjet.
     
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    Seems I have my wires crossed. You're right, that was Stuart Moore
     
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    Yeah, don’t know about what that one would have been like. He’s not the greatest writer. Wasn’t Jimmy Pink also in it?
     
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    I remember reading about "Spy Games" in the Sins TPB, and given how great Roche's stories tend to be I would've loved to see how that story came out.

    There's also the unfortunately canceled Punch / Counterpunch story by Stuart Moore as well as Simon Furman's 13 mini-series that we never got to see either.
     
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    Funny. I always thought Legacy of Rust was Roche as well.
     
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    This sounds massively more interesting then the convoluted and dull Sins of the Wreckers.

    Honestly, I've for a long time thought it'd be really interesting to dig into/focus on the Super Powers aspect of Transformers, something that's been there, but never really taken serious advantage of.
    What makes these characters "special" – are they Cybertronian "mutant"s (in the Marvel sense)? how do other characters who don't have powers feel about them. I like the tact up there that they are resource hogs because of it.