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Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers (Transformers (Idw)) Paperback – Bargain Price, September 14, 2010


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  • Series: Transformers (Idw)
  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600107168
  • ASIN: B005HKLJ8U
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,832,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The art is awesome and the story is very well told.
Christopher Borchardt
A great Transformers story, great character development, you end up caring for the characters a lot and what happens to them.
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This is definitely a must read for any Transformers fans who enjoy the comics.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ender on November 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
Sometimes a comic lets you down. Sometimes Transformers stories start out great... and then lose their way. Sometimes, no matter how much you wanted to like a series, it just doesn't live up to its promise.

Other times, things rock so hard they threaten bladder control and you're forced to seek counseling after reading them because you realize that it is unlikely anything you read will ever rock quite so hard, ever again.

Last Stand of the Wreckers is in the latter category. (The Doctors say I'll make a full recovery.)

It's not a comic for kids. Not just because of the graphic nature of the violence, but because the emotional subtlety of the story would be lost on most of the under 13 crowd. (Note: I'm sure many kids out there are advanced enough to enjoy the book properly, I merely suggest parents use judgment, lest they find them selves in need of a therapist and/or rubber sheets.)

Every page turn brings another shock, revelation, or gut wrenching assault. It's not entertaining because its fun. It's engaging because it's visceral. It's compelling because it rings true. This is a complexity of story that Transformers fiction has rarely, if ever, even touched, much less explored. From the first panel on, the whole issue carries this horrible feeling of inevitability one can only normally experience by falling off of a cliff.

Death looms around every page, and you'll be surprised to see who survives. There is an emotional truth to this ending. Sublime Pathos mixed with the futility of violent conflict. That's what distinguishes Last Stand in the annals of Transformers media, its depth. This is quality writing, the kind people win awards for.

As always in Wreckers the dialog is amazing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By stackenblochen on January 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
Last Stand of the Wreckers is a non-stop shoot 'em up story about fightin' robots from the '80's. It's also a densely-packed (just five issues!) war story about legendary soldiers and idealistic recruits on a doomed mission.

You can read it either way, though it may take a few go-rounds to pick up on all of the complicated plot (which sneaks in some political shadiness and lots of moral gray areas with all the shooting and fighting). A re-read might also be needed to get a handle on the varied cast of characters, who are all unknowns (except maybe to hardcore Transformers fans). But the book rewards you for it, with new details and implications to notice each time.

Without spoiling anything: the story takes place in outer space, and follows a group of die-hard soldiers called the Wreckers as they bring in new recruits on a mission to liberate a prison complex under the control of a vicious warlord. There's a lot of wisecracking, a lot of vivid action sequences (with good and bad guys getting beat up and dismantled in just about every way possible), a lot of tragedy and some heartfelt speeches. Every Wrecker gets a moment in the sun, and they have well-defined, distinct personalities--you're guaranteed to care about the fate of at least one or two by the end.

It's worth reading even if you aren't a fan of Transformers--the authors have gone well above and beyond Michael-Bay style goofiness, and Last Stand is more "classic sci-fi novel" than "'80's cartoon". It's a shame that it's so short, as it seems like there's much more to tell; but what is there is fantastic.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J.Z. Belexes on September 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
To be succinct, Nick Roche and James Roberts have finally brought Transformers to its true potential. I'll say this about UKers, they treat science fiction with more love and gravitas than writers in the states tend to do. Even if you are only a passing fan of Transformers, this book oozes character and drama and you will be a hardcore fan by the time you're done reading it.

It's just a crying shame that the other writers currently in IDW's employ aren't this skilled. But if we support this book with our wallets, perhaps that will encourage the editors to set the bar as high as this book has shown us it should be.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Johnson on October 27, 2010
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This is hands down one of the top five best stories in Transformers history. As I read it, I kept wondering what it would be like to see the book come to life, become a movie. The plot is riveting, the characters are great, old and new. There was just something about it that made it great from beginning to end. This is a must-own story for any fan of Transformers!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Borchardt on October 2, 2010
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I was interested in the Last Stand of the Weckers when it was available in the single volumes but im gald I was unable to find them and I ended up getting the compililation, which is the only way to read this story...all at once.

The art is awesome and the story is very well told. There are even extras at the end of the book with a short pre-story of what happened before the wreckers were assembled for there fateful mission called Bullets, and a few character bios and art. If you like Transformers comics and you have'nt read this I highly recomend this title, you wont be disappointed.
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By D. Jones on June 16, 2014
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IDW floundered for a little while. All Hail Megatron, while entertaining in its own way, had some plot holes and problems. The ongoing series after AHM took a while to get going. This story didn't involve itself too much in those series and just told a good story. The Wreckers go to rescue a captured prison planet turned arena. But, there are some underlying reasons that aren't quite so forthright that they are sent in for. A good read, great art, and an entertaining contribution to the IDW Transformers universe.
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