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Preview: Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)

(W) David Mariotte (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The Speedia 500 is over, so now Velocitron’s attention turns to the swearing in of the new Senate-led by the race’s winner! This is the Wreckers’ last chance to put an end to Mayhem’s rampage! But will they wreck and rule or be wrecked themselves?!

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)

(W) David Mariotte (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The Speedia 500 is over, so now Velocitron’s attention turns to the swearing in of the new Senate-led by the race’s winner! This is the Wreckers’ last chance to put an end to Mayhem’s rampage! But will they wreck and rule or be wrecked themselves?!

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #4 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #3 (of 4)

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #3 (of 4)

(W) David Mariotte (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Adam Bryce Thomas
In Shops: Dec 08, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The race is on! The Speedia 500 has begun and the Wreckers are doing their best to keep up with the finest racers from across Velocitron. But with an explosion, it’s mayhem on the track as an assault is launched on the race. Can the Wreckers maintain their cover and take down their foes or will they be both wrecked and ruled?

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #3 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #2 (of 4)

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #2 (of 4)

(W) David Mariotte (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Nov 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Wreckers divided! Thunderclash leads the team on an investigation to reveal the true alliances of the other Speedia 500 racers-and discover if any of them are working for the terrorist group, Mayhem! Meanwhile, Circuit, the Wreckers’ camerabot, finds himself face-to-face with Security Operations! With Mayhem on the move, which Wrecker won’t make it to the starting line?!

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #2 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #2 (of 4)

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #2 (of 4)

(W) David Mariotte (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Nov 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Wreckers divided! Thunderclash leads the team on an investigation to reveal the true alliances of the other Speedia 500 racers-and discover if any of them are working for the terrorist group, Mayhem! Meanwhile, Circuit, the Wreckers’ camerabot, finds himself face-to-face with Security Operations! With Mayhem on the move, which Wrecker won’t make it to the starting line?!

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #2 (of 4)

Preview: Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #1 (of 4)

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #1 (of 4)

(W) David Mariotte (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Out in the Cybertronian colonies, good entertainment is hard to find. Fortunately, there’s always the Wreckers-brave Cybertronians broadcasting death-defying stunts and action-all as a cover for undercover operations! When the only event bigger than a new Wreckers broadcast, the Speedia 500, a race for governmental control of a whole world, is threatened, the Wreckers have a new mission: Save the most viewed race in the galaxy… without getting caught. Wreck & Rule!

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #1 (of 4)

The Wreckers are back in Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits!

IDW Publishing’s ongoing comic book saga of Transformers, chronicled from the earliest days of the Cybertronian War, will explode this October with the re-introduction of everyone’s favorite down-and-dirty Autobot special missions force in Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits!

This brand new four-issue miniseries is written by David Mariotte, the co-author of 2020’s hit Transformers vs. The Terminator miniseries; illustrated by Jack Lawrence, the acclaimed artist of the fan-favorite Transformers: Lost Light series; and colored by Candice Han of last year’s Transformers / Back to the Future crossover.

The Tread & Circuits storyline provides a glimpse of life on distant colony worlds, far from the Cybertron war, where good entertainment is hard to find! Fortunately, there’s always the Wreckers, a fearless team of daredevils who broadcast death-defying stunts and action… all as a cover for undercover operations! When the security of the Speedia 500—a literal race for governmental control of a whole world—is threatened, the Wreckers have a new challenge: they must save the most widely-broadcasted event in the galaxy, without getting exposed!

Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #1 will be available with multiple cover variants by a trio of superb Transformers comic artists: Cover A by series artist Jack Lawrence, Cover B by Anna Malkova, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Nick Roche.

Review: Transformers vs. The Terminator

Transformers vs. The Terminator

As a child of the 1980s, I can truly say that television was in its heyday. We got to enjoy some of the best programming that many of us still revel in. It has gotten to the point where many of these shows are coming back in some form. You can look at the past few months, for evidence of this.

One of the best things about those television shows, especially the ones on ABC, was the crossover episodes. Usually, a crossover between similar shows made sense, which is why NBC’s Chicago franchises enjoy this flexibility. This is also why the Avengers movies are so enjoyable, seeing a cast of literally thousands come together after years of build-up. In Transformers vs. The Terminator, a crossover between two iconic franchises makes for an interesting story.

We’re taken to Los Angeles in 2029, where the war between humans and Skynet has taken a cease-fire, as the Decepticons are waging a war on Planet Earth, looking to conquer by any means necessary.  Skynet sends a Terminator back to 1984, a T-800, where he meets a young Sarah Connor, and who in this timeline, still is the key to defeating the enemy, the Decepticons. As he searches for the Autobot Base, it seems like he may be too late, as Megatron stands over his lifeless body, which is when the T-800 surprises them with suppression fire. This gives Bumblebee a chance to rescue Optimus, and give the Autobots an upper hand. Meanwhile, we find out Megatron is in search of Energon on earth, something he finds in multitudes at the Cyberdyne Systems plant, which leads to a standoff between the T-800 and the Autobots against the Decepticons.  By the book’s end, one villain falls while one hero looks for all Transformers to live peacefully, while T-800 accomplishes its mission.

Transformers vs. The Terminator is a fun story that meshes the best parts of both franchises. The story by the creative team is thrilling and relatable. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that asks the question of why there are not more stories like this.

Story: David Mariotte, John Barber, Tom Waltz
Art: Alex Milne , David Garcia Cruz, Jake Wood and Gavin Fullerton
Story: 9.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Transformers vs. Terminator

Transformers vs. Terminator

(W) David Mariotte, John Barber, Tom Waltz (A) Alex Milne (CA) Gavin Fullerton
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $15.99

It’s Skynet vs. Cybertron in a crossover for the ages!

1984: When a deadly race of machines emerge from another time, will a robotic guardian be able to protect the Earth from a dire future… or will the T-800 fail in his mission to prevent the world from becoming a plaything to the Decepticons? It’s up to one Terminator to save the future, and nothing’s gonna stand in his way!

Transformers vs. Terminator

Preview: Transformers vs. The Terminator #4 (of 4)

Transformers vs. The Terminator #4 (of 4)

(W) David Mariotte, John Barber, Tom Waltz (A) Alex Milne (CA) Gavin Fullerton
In Shops: Sep 30, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Up against an army of Decepticons, the T-800 must rely on his Autobot allies to even the odds. And, with luck, both sides will thin each other out for his last gambit to eliminate all Cybertronians. The fate of the future will be determined in this final battle, but will the ultimate victors be robotic… or human?

Transformers vs. The Terminator #4 (of 4)
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