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@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  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.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  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.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.

 

Well generally... that is the case. There are very few Sentai (genre) shows that aren't part of the actual Sentai Franchise. So it's not that easy to refer to the 'Sentai Genre' (Multcolored team of heroes with mecha/large vehicles) without referring to the franchise that gave it that name. 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:43 PM

DreamWorks is making a Voltron reboot?  I can imagine Po taking on the role of Hunk and Astrid taking the role of Allura, and Marty in the role of Lance.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:04 PM

Super Sentai.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:06 PM

About time they finally confirmed it.

 

Katzenberg talked about it last year around the time of the Hasbro buy hoopla and I've been waiting for more information since.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

If Combiner Wars can have robots with robot/vehicle/arm/leg modes, I'm sure a decent toy company could have come up with Voltron lions with lion/limb/torso modes that were decent if not show proportion accurate.

 

I did like the VF Voltron design, wasn't it done by EJ Su from the early IDW Transformers comics?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:16 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:08 AM

I think Voltron has stronger Geewunner mentality in the fanbase than transformers ever will. :rolleyes



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:19 AM

I for one liked VF and the idea of the different lions forming the head for different powers and skills.  The kids, yes, it was annoying.  Like it was stated as well I liked the fact that we got more than just a robeast attacking the planet, form blazing sword, game over.  I hope they just reboot the franchise and bring back Sven.  



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:50 AM

Yeah.. Hate to say it.. but I liked the corrupt government angle of VF.

 

And I wouldn't necessarily mind a new generation of pilots, just handle it a bit better is all.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:04 AM

I only liked the vehicle one.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:00 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion. There is that other part that, like it or not, shouldn't be left out. Voltron is both shows woven together into one universe, and it's epic. Note: I by no means think "epic" means "well done". It's not well done. But they tried, and it's a concept that could be done well if planned out from the beginning instead of trying to make it work using existing animation from unrelated shows. A Voltron reboot done from scratch is not a bad idea.

 

Voltron Force, however, was bad.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

I remember watching the original Voltron back in the 80's, but I don't remember much about the story aside from 5 robot lions combining into Voltron to victoriously slice a robeast in half for pretty much every episode.

 

Never really got into the later reboots.  I wasn't aware that a vehicle one existed, though.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

 

I remember seeing it in stores and thinking it was the dumbest thing I ever saw, especially compared to the other two.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:25 PM

God Sigma would have been a much better Voltron II than the one we got.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion.

 

It still kinda is because the only thing it takes from the original shows is footage. The guys who added new dialogue had no idea what the original japanese dialogue was and just made up their own show, essentially. It's a total hackjob.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for agreeing with me? My very point is that they made up their show. Voltron is not is not a Golion dub and was never presented as such. It's footage taken from two different shows, and it is not just stitched together back to back. There's Dairugger footage mixed in with the Golion stuff. It's a new plot with a grander scope than either original show had on its own. And then they made some original episodes for good measure, and the crossover.

 

What I'm saying is, if a Voltron reboot focuses solely on the Golion portion then it's missing out on what makes Voltron Voltron. It needs that grander scope that comes with having the vehicle Voltron stuff happening in the same universe.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:51 PM

I enjoyed Voltron as a kid, but I don't think a straight modernization would be great. Give me something Venture Bros esque. Simultaniouly lampoon and embrace the genre staples. The original pilots and lions are outdated by younger hipper pilots, and a newer more powerful robot. Maybe do a jurassic world style homage/not quite a reboot thing. Eventually the new Voltron force gets in over there heads and the og team blazing swords the jive out of something leaving the new guys stunned.
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