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#1 lonegamer8

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:47 AM

Last Stand of the Wreckers #5 out Wednesday May 19, 2010.

Prepare to have our souls be reaped in the whirlwind for a whole world of pain! In which more than half of us will die screaming, or come close to it. *is bricked for bad/mangled Furmanisms*

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:28 AM

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

Did not waste time with this one.

Didn't wait to get home to read it...
Didn't even open the heroclix until after I was done...

Damn... just.... Damn
Its not broken.... its ADVANCED!


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:51 PM

Yeah it was super awesome.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Besides the things we saw in the preview like Guzzle getting torn in half and Pyro getting killed.

I loved the scene where Impactor executed Squadron X, as it showed that war is dirty.

Prowl continues to be awesome.

Overlord tearing off Springer's face and looking at it reminded me of the Devil's Rejects.

Surprisingly Guzzle and Impactor survived. Showing how the creative team can just take all your preconceptions and turn them around.

Poor sweet Ironfist.

I did not expect Overlord to make it out, especially after he lost his skin.

I loved this series.



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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:59 PM

Ha! Impactor was inspired to switch his hand out for a harpoon after encountering a certain dimension-hopping freelance peacekeeping agent!

But yeah, this was sex and candy. Goodnight, sweet Ironfist.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

This was a GREAT ISSUE. The hidden comedy gems are great. When Springer got his BMFG he said sweet! When Overlord ripped off Springer's face, he said sweet. AHAHHAHHAHAHA. Honestly having Guzzle survive beeing ripped in half is a testament to his toughness. I knew he would survive. Ironfist was bittersweet. He died from an invention of his own doing. And someone on here pegged that the hole in his noggin was from an accident. And Overlord should have died. I was hoping maybe Megatron would come in as a shocker and make good on his word. But Im glad if it was any bunch of bots to do in a powerhouse such as Overlord, its the Wreckers. Even though he survived all they threw at him. Such a beautiful mix of grit, death, humor and good story telling. Just how nasty and fun for some, war can be. Roche and Roberts... BRAVO BRAVO!!!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:26 PM

Awesome conclusion to a great series... But I have one question where is Grimlock? icon-fire.gif

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:48 PM

Death count was lower than I expected, and definitely not everyone I expected.

Still, an awesome read as always. I thought for sure Springer had bought it after that blow from Overlord... Yikes.

I think my only complaint here would be that Pyro's death scene was too quick. Something a little more, especially since he had that giant weapons platform, would've been nice. Make the reader feel a bit more like his death meant something, to fully redeem him from his comments last issue.

Otherwise, though... Holy crap. IDW needs to give these guys more, be it more mini-series on the side, plenty of Spotlights or even an ongoing title.
Otherwise, it's an utter waste of talent. And the sales speak for themselves, after a rocky start it got some pretty good numbers.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

Yeah, I would have liked to have seen Pyro taking out tons of Decepticons before eventually buying it.

It seems like he was just piled up on and ripped apart with little to no fight.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

That was a HELL of a series. I'm sad/happy/tearful/shocked/horrorfied and more.

I'll just dispense with spoiler tags and say DONT READ IF YOU HAVNT YET:

The death count was much lower then expected, but those deaths hurt. As happy as I was to see Guzzle and Impactor pull through... damn, Pyro, almost Springer... and IRONFIST. God, Ironfists death HURT. Especially with Verity there crying beside him, and rewriting everything he said.

And hug me, Overlord Just. Wouldn't. Die. Damn, and to see his goal ripped from him like that.... damn. And ordering the execution of the prisoners? Holeecrap.

Damn. Best series ever.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:07 PM

Wow. Good stuff. And it looks like Guzzle's cleaning up in Vegas with luck like that.

Glad of that. Liked the stocky little SOG.

Way I see it, Pyro went out perfect. Like a chump, but a chump doing the right thing. No glory, no impossible last stand. Just buying a tiny bit of time.

Dying a hero in a huge wall of explosions and badassery wouldn't, well, be learning his lesson in a way.

(Also, the psych profile's bit on his mental condition was golden. And yay Death's Head.)

Edited by chiasaur11, 19 May 2010 - 03:11 PM.



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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:39 PM

I don't think I can really add anything to what's already been said, aside from this being a satisfying conclusion. A small part of me wonders how the end fits in with the ongoing - its clearly somewhere after the events of #6 of the Ongoing, but beyond that, I'd love a firm idea of how it fits in.

Glad that Impactor survived, and equally glad to see three profiles in this issue. Also...good lord, I'd love a new toy for Guzzle. Repaint/remold the Cyb. Scrapmetal figure, and we'd get a perfect match for his look here, albeit slightly lankier. Now we just need that version of Ironfist from the Club comic and a new toy for Rotorstorm, and this bunch would have a set of new toys just waiting to go.

Now, what's left this month? Another issue of the Ongoing?


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE(chiasaur11 @ May 19 2010, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way I see it, Pyro went out perfect. Like a chump, but a chump doing the right thing. No glory, no impossible last stand. Just buying a tiny bit of time.

Dying a hero in a huge wall of explosions and badassery wouldn't, well, be learning his lesson in a way.

Kinda hard to learn a lesson when you're dead.

I didn't mean a hero's death like in his fantasy... just the chance to take a 'Con or two with him is all. I mean, he had that big weapons platform with him...

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE(Echowarrior @ May 19 2010, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad that Impactor survived, and equally glad to see three profiles in this issue. Also...good lord, I'd love a new toy for Guzzle. Repaint/remold the Cyb. Scrapmetal figure, and we'd get a perfect match for his look here, albeit slightly lankier. Now we just need that version of Ironfist from the Club comic and a new toy for Rotorstorm, and this bunch would have a set of new toys just waiting to go.


ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Echowarrior @ May 19 2010, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad that Impactor survived, and equally glad to see three profiles in this issue. Also...good lord, I'd love a new toy for Guzzle. Repaint/remold the Cyb. Scrapmetal figure, and we'd get a perfect match for his look here, albeit slightly lankier. Now we just need that version of Ironfist from the Club comic and a new toy for Rotorstorm, and this bunch would have a set of new toys just waiting to go.


ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.


Yeah, but ROTF Brawn is a big, bulky fella so far as his size class is concerned. Guzzle, by contrast, is small and bulky, and I was also thinking of alt-mode accuracy as well as looks.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:50 PM

Cybertron scout Scattorshot. Totes.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

Actually I think ROTF Brawn works better as an updated Ironfist icon-fire.gif

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:33 PM

I like how Pyro added the faceplate after the fact, due to his obsession with being Optimus Prime. So the Botcon figure not having one is a Pyro who isn't as obsessed with being Optimus Prime.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE(1987olds442 @ May 19 2010, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

Actually I think ROTF Brawn works better as an updated Ironfist icon-fire.gif


Whoa, yeah. That is really perfect. I'd buy that. Hell, ROTF Brawn is supposed to have UNBREAKABLE FISTS even!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE(Wildwade @ May 19 2010, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(1987olds442 @ May 19 2010, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ May 19 2010, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ROTF Brawn repaint as Guzzle. It'd be PERFECT.

Actually I think ROTF Brawn works better as an updated Ironfist icon-fire.gif


Whoa, yeah. That is really perfect. I'd buy that. Hell, ROTF Brawn is supposed to have UNBREAKABLE FISTS even!


Just be sure it has the little black circle in the noggin.




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