The Wreckers Return In ‘Transformers: Wreckers: Tread & Circuits’ From IDW This Fall

by Olly MacNamee

IDW have a new Transformers comic book mini-series debuting this Fall, the four issue Transformers: Wreckers: Tread & Circuits. Written by David Mariotte,(Transformers vs. The Terminator), illustrated by Jack Lawrence, (Transformers: Lost Light) series; and coloured by Candice Han (Transformers / Back to the Future) this new series re-introduces the Autobot special missions force to readers:


“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!”

Originally published in the UK Transformers comic book series in 1986, this was also where artist Jack Lawrence first came upon them:

“It’s so awesome to actually contribute to their legend. The Wreckers have always felt like a pulp adventure team, and I’m excited to bring some of that feeling to these pages.”

Mariotte added:

“The Wreckers are an idea that comes from the comics—a team of Autobots willing to do what other Autobots wouldn’t, and look cool as heck while doing it. Every iteration has been a bit different, and with Jack and Candice on art, this one’s going to be a gorgeous new take on who the Wreckers are and how they do what they do best.”



Transformers: Wreckers: Tread & Circuits #1 will be available with multiple cover variants: Cover A by series artist Jack Lawrence, Cover B by Anna Malkova, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by Nick Roche. And out in October from IDW Publishing

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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