Last Stand of the Wreckers #3
Trapped inside a maximum-security prison, surrounded by Decepticons, and outgunned at every turn, it’s time for the newest Wreckers to earn their stripes. But as the horrors of Garrus-9 are laid bare and the fate of Fortress Maximus is revealed, Springer realizes his team has bitten off more than it can chew.
Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 Covers and Images
Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 Release Info
|Series||Transformers Last Stand of the Wreckers Comics|
|Release Date||March 2010|
Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 Print Data
|Incentive Description||Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 features one incentive cover. One copy of the incentive cover was provided for every ten copies ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors.|
|Total # of Covers||3|
Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 Artists, Writers and More
|Cover A||(Artist: Nick Roche) (Colorist: Josh Burcham)|
|Cover B||(Artist: Trevor Hutchison)|
|Cover RI (Retailer Incentive)||(Artist: Trevor Hutchison)|
|Artist||Andrew Griffith, Guido Guidi, John Wycough, Nick Roche|
|Colorist||Joana Lafuente, Josh Burcham|
|Writer||James Roberts, Nick Roche|
|Editor||Andy Schmidt, Denton J. Tipton|
Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 Synopsis
Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 Review
Review Submitted By: Tim Formas
The sixth and final rule of being a Wrecker is to never, ever show any sign of weakness. In Last Stand of the Wreckers #3, Nick Roche and James Roberts follow that Wreckers motto delivering a story that is full of action and devoid of any weakness.
As Issue #2 ended, two teams of Wreckers descend upon the Overlord-controlled Garrus-9 to recover the mysterious Aequitas. The two pods crash on Garrus-9 facing heavy enemy fire, with one of the pods (which included Verity Carlo) landing right in front of Overlord. After starting the issue with a little back story that hints at Overlord’s intentions for Garrus-9 that also features a familiar face, the action picks back up where we left and never stops. No flashbacks, no down time, just pure, straight action….with the death of one Wrecker.
While the action continues, Roche and Roberts are able to delve deeper into the background of several characters. Beyond the back story regarding Overlord, we learn more about the tie between Twin Twist and Topspin and delve into Ironfist’s fear. Some personal matters from Spotlight: Kup are brought back up. Fans of Perceptor will see him take the spotlight in this issue, both as the old-time scientist and as his newly-found sharpshooter persona. All this is done by Roche and Roberts while effortlessly incorporating the six rules of being a Wrecker taken from Fisitron’s Unofficial Wreckers’ Training Manual. The fate of Fortress Maximums is revealed and the identity of Aequitas is (somewhat) revealed.
Likely due to the workloads, there were many contributors to the art in the issue. Guido Guidi assisted Nick Roche with the pencils, while both Guido and Andrew Griffith helped series-regular John Wycough with the inks in this issue. On the colors end, Joana Lafuente stepped in to help in the coloring duties with Josh Burcham. Regardless of the seven hands involved in art duties, they managed to pull off an issue that contained art that was visually consistent. There are no full-page panel “money-shots” in the issue, but there’s still plenty to look at in almost every panel.
Did you like the first two issues of Last Stand of the Wreckers? Do you like a comic packed full of action? It’s all here! The only real concern from this reviewer after reading this issue is….how can Roche and Roberts top this issue?
Overall Rating: 5