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@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

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@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)



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#1 Kayeon

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:07 AM

Hi New Allsparker,

We here at the Allspark would like to know how you came to find our little corner of the cyber-verse. So please tell us how you discovered The Allspark and as always welcome to the community!

For Example: I found The Allspark through google while searching for "Transformer Forums" and decided that I liked the community so went ahead and joined up.

What's your story?

If you have Steven Universe leaks please let me know. I need them.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:45 AM

I have no bloody clue.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:39 AM

I came here to insult and berate Master Fwiffo.  I stayed.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:10 PM

I was looking for postage stamp-sized Beast Machines episodes and ended up here.


Isn't that crazy?

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

I got banned from TFW.


Glad I stayed here instead.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

I just happened to find you guys by looking on my own! I wanted to be apart of some sort of Transformers-friendly forum, and I found this one!

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

I was peering into Cheets' window and saw the .url over his shoulder.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

You'll never believe this, but December 2005, I hear on the radio, that the word of the year is Podcast.


They explain what a podcast is and I go away thinking "ooo, this sounds interesting"


The first thing I do is look to see if there's a transformers podcast and hence I stumbled upon TF Wire.


All the hosts were from a site called the allspark and they often mentioned the site.


That's how I found this place. Because Podcast was word of the year.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:50 AM

Beamer lured me here back in '05 with promises of quality posting and monthly art challenges.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:49 AM

I followed a link from the Toy Swapping article on TFWiki and stayed because the people 'round these parts were much more to my liking than the other sites I visited. Still are.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

I was a regular at the TFCC forums and saw a link to here from TM2Dinobot (I think) and started posting here and fell in absolute love with my new home. I never looked back.



I got banned from TFW.


Glad I stayed here instead.


You were so only planning on staying for that week. And we hooked you Sis.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:57 AM

Hi, new guy here. Came in through other forums and websites that mention this. Can't deny it's a Transformers thing when you see "Allspark." 

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:02 AM

Welcome! Glad you found us!

If you have Steven Universe leaks please let me know. I need them.

#14 Loki Corvinus

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:03 AM

I've been a long time lurker here since 1999 after a friend introduced me to the place back when it was an EZ board.  It was after my first Botcon in 1998 and I got into the fandom. I stopped collecting Transformers during the middle of Beast Machines and got sucked back into the fandom in 2005 through a few myspace friends I had here. Began collecting again in 2006 and  officially registered in 2009...where antisocial me still didn't post for a good while. To be honest, out of all other transformers fan sites, this is the only one that feels like a real community.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:27 AM

I can't begin to remember how I first heard about the Allspark. It was a long time ago. I had been a member over at TFW from back when their boards were merged with Transfandom. I would lurk here some, but never signed up. At some point, I discovered that my current employer blocked TFW, but didn't block the Allspark. So I signed up here to give me an outlet at work.


They've stopped blocking TFW, but I'm more at home here these days.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

The story of how I came to be here today is a long and interesting one. And here it is. It all started in 1991 when a number of Marvel's top artists walked into the company's head office and demanded greater ownership and creative control over their work for the company. When Marvel president Terry Stewart refused their demands, several of these creators stomped out in a huff, which led to the founding of Image Comics and the subsequent printing of a great many chrome-foiled comic book covers for the next few years.


One of these artists was Erik Larsen, a former Spider-Man artist, who started a series at Image called Savage Dragon featuring a reimagined version of a character he had created as child. I didn't read the series right away, but the early success of the Savage Dragon series led to a spin-off series about a team of superheroes for hire, called Freak Force, the first issue of which I stumbled across one day browsing the selection at the local comic store in the fall of 1992. I liked the art in the book, and at the time almost any Image Comics #1 issue was a guaranteed future collector's item, so I picked it up. It was such a fun comic that I went right back out and bought any and all Savage Dragon issues I could find, scouring the '4 for a Buck' bins and eventually catching up with a complete run of the series.


Fast-forward about five years, and the internet was still barely out of its infancy. Maybe it could be said the internet was staggering through its toddlerhood? Anyway, towards the end of the 90s, I found the official Savage Dragon discussion board, The Savage Forum, where I met a ragtag bunch of nerds loosely known as the Brotherhood of the Fin (referencing the distinctive fin on Dragon's head). Some of these guys would go on to create comics of their own, like Robert Kirkman, who you'll no doubt know from his seminal works including Tech Jacket and Battle Pope.


Among the Brotherhood of the Fin were the Three Gregs. One of the Gregs - Greg K, as he was known to us - was around less and less as the months went by. Rumor held that he was setting up a Transformers fan site and discussion board, though with Beast Wars and Beast Machines being the only Transformers-related property being marketed at the time, this was hard to fathom. Pat Lee hadn't yet emerged to drag the franchise from the depths of 80s obscurity. The Toys R Us 'Commemorative Series' reissues were still a few years away, though there were grainy images of "Car-Robots" figures starting to surface out of Japan. I had long been a fan of Transformers, though my interest had waned during the Generation 2 years. The notion that there were others online who might be interested in talking about the cartoons and toys I had enjoyed in my youth caught me, so I lurked on the site for a while before registering an account in late 2002.


Anyway, to answer your question, I kinda knew Greg before he started the site.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

Not many people know this but I was a moderator on the old, old, Savage Dragon forums. The ones that looked like this





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I even submitted a concept for a more up to date message forum ( I think it was a precursor to VBulletin) and everyone HATED how the topics and replies were in their own post instead of that ant trail of replies so the idea was scrapped. After I had moved on I think everything got dumped into the Image site and people by then were used to 'modern' forums.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

Followed a TV Tropes link here back when one of Friendship is Magic's layout artists was an active poster. Found the forum non-terrifying with the bonus that I grew up with Transformers G1.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

It's been SO LONG. I have no idea anymore.
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#20 Princess Viola

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

I followed a link on TFWiki or something and decided to register because I was getting back into Transformers.


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