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@  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.

@  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)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1101 Cradok

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:11 PM

How were we even supposed to know that the things we thought were stasis pods weren't actually stasis pods? They may not look exactly the same design-wise as the ones from the show, but that could have been due to artistic license or their design changing over 300 years. That they were supposed to be something entirely different from stasis pods is never even indicated by the comic.

 

It's the Curtis Saxon school of art analysis: if it doesn't reflect the original source precisely, it's obviously something different.



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:13 PM

As I was saying to someone on a different website, just take a deep breath and remember that it's not canon if you don't want it to be.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:27 PM

 

How were we even supposed to know that the things we thought were stasis pods weren't actually stasis pods? They may not look exactly the same design-wise as the ones from the show, but that could have been due to artistic license or their design changing over 300 years. That they were supposed to be something entirely different from stasis pods is never even indicated by the comic.

 

It's the Curtis Saxon school of art analysis: if it doesn't reflect the original source precisely, it's obviously something different.

 

WHY DOES THE TRANSFORMERS CARTOON HAVE NO TRANSFORMERS IN IT?


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#1104 Megaplexess Prime

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:58 PM

John-Paul Jean-Luc's Bovary's the next Bob Skir!


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#1105 Sabrblade

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:31 PM

John-Paul Jean-Luc's Bovary's the next Bob Skir!

I... wouldn't go that far. No death threats have been made towards Bove, thank goodness.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#1106 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:58 PM

It's a shame people don't talk about how good the art is, because it's great to look at, has great style and is easy to follow.

 

The shorts of Transformers comic art!

 

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#1107 Verno

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:58 AM

With the big cross-over coming up, as well as three TF on-goings, maybe the powers-that-be at IDW will decide to not give this story a wider release due to market saturation.



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#1108 NightViper

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:38 AM

That would be an extremely jerky thing to do...



#1109 Verno

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:49 AM

That would be an extremely jerky thing to do...

Sure, but is there really any need for a retail release? The toys it features don't exist in toy stores and it doesn't tie into IDW's larger continuity which is set for a large expansion. It may come across as strange to put it out and muddy the waters. Who knows, Hasbro may step in and veto it. It's not in their interests.



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#1110 MrBlud

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:13 AM

If Hasbro was *that* concerned, they wouldn't have approved it in the first place.

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#1111 Sabrblade

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:22 AM

 

That would be an extremely jerky thing to do...

Sure, but is there really any need for a retail release? The toys it features don't exist in toy stores and it doesn't tie into IDW's larger continuity which is set for a large expansion. It may come across as strange to put it out and muddy the waters. Who knows, Hasbro may step in and veto it. It's not in their interests.

 

That didn't stop every other BotCon comic from 2006 to 2015 from getting Diamond Editions.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

When IS the inevetable Diamond Edition coming out?
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#1113 Vexwing

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:27 PM

When IS the inevetable Diamond Edition coming out?

 

Since this is published by IDW this time it probably won't be a "Diamond Edition" like in the past, just a standard solicited release.


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#1114 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:32 PM

 

When IS the inevetable Diamond Edition coming out?

 

Since this is published by IDW this time it probably won't be a "Diamond Edition" like in the past, just a standard solicited release.

 

 

It's still the best and easiest way for us to describe that this is different than the convention version. Diamond Edition IS "standard solicited release" and really, always has been.



#1115 Vexwing

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, it just won't be called that this time around.

 

Which I suppose really wasn't a point worth making.


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#1116 Sabrblade

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:58 PM

But would it have any bonus material (like profiles) not found in the convention version, is the question.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#1117 Verno

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:24 PM

But would it have any bonus material (like profiles) not found in the convention version, is the question.

They could print all of the author's "additional information" blogs to make it a four issue series :p



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