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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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#21 Spark

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:16 PM

Is that some Ulises Farinas "art" on that first cover?  Looks like his kind of crap.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:58 AM

Got to issue five. Frankly I think this kind of crossover is rarely this well executed. :)

It's harmless fluffy fun. I might enjoy it less if I was there for GI Joe though?

Meanwhile cover-wise, Udon has been on fire with the ongoing.

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These guys clearly just want to make cool comic books, and I think for the most part they succeed.

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#23 Bass X0

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 01:53 PM

It's harmless fluffy fun.

 

Even harmless fluffy fun doesn't get a free pass on quality. It started off well but by issue five, nothing has happened other than tournament fights upon a single arena.  Its like if Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z cut out all content except for the Tenkaichi Budokai fights. But even then those fights are actually entertaining and enjoyable.

 

Satsui no Hado Jinx?  Whatever the hell Rufus has become? No. Neither can be classed as "harmless fluffy fun". Before #5, I would have agreed it was harmless fluffy fun but no more. This is seriously someone's crude fan-fiction being sold as an actual product. Udon cancelled Rival Schools and Darkstalkers, yet this is something they're okay with?


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#24 Spark

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:55 PM

I'm pretty sure IDW is paying Udon for some kind of shared license, so Udon probably doesn't care too much.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:39 PM

It started off well but by issue five, nothing has happened other than tournament fights upon a single arena.  

 

Which is the whole point of the series, I'd imagine. The fact that it opens up into some actual story in issue five was a welcome surprise, I thought. I was surprised that they Satsui No Hadoed Jinx, but I don't have a problem with it. 

 

I think the book's biggest flaw is that it's really a Street Fighter book with a few GI Joe cameos (it's all tournament fights, Satsui No Hado and Psycho Power machines) and I can't imagine it's terribly satisfying for people who are reading it as Joe fans. Issue six looks like it might address that balance somewhat but we'll see. 

 

Most game- or toy-based fiction can be boiled down to "crude fan-fiction" (insert MTMTE joke here). Luckily, this book is crude fan-fiction that doesn't take itself too seriously. I can see how it wouldn't work for everyone I guess, but for my money it's a heap of... I just can't think of a better word than "fun". 


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 03:44 AM

Yeah, I also would've loved a more story-rich concept where the plot is "GI Joe mission with SF characters involved" rather than "tournament featuring both factions", but I am enjoying the latter even given the immediate constraint of only having so many pages to cover so many matchups. I'm not nerd-magnifying-glass-ing this one.



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#27 Maruten

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:50 AM

I guess these things are pretty dorky but I can't help loving this cover homage business.

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 01:13 PM

Who handled that one?  It's great.


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#29 Bass X0

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 05:22 PM

Yeah, the cover homages are fun. I'm not denying that. 

 

Luckily, this book is crude fan-fiction that doesn't take itself too seriously. I can see how it wouldn't work for everyone I guess, but for my money it's a heap of... I just can't think of a better word than "fun".

 

To me, Street Fighter and G.I. Joe are serious properties. They're not supposed to be goofy dumb jive. I can accept the Transformers kreons manga not taking itself too seriously and just being goofy fun just because of the nature of the Kreon toys. But I would seriously object if they tried to treat the mainline Transformers with such contempt and disregard. 

 

The Street Fighter vs. G. I. Joe asks itself several questions and then answers them.

 

"How can we ruin Ryu's character?"

 

"How can we ruin Guile's character?"

 

"How can we ruin M. Bison's character?"

 

"How can we ruin Rufus' character?"

 

"How can we ruin Jinx's character?"

 

Those answers go beyond not taking itself too seriously and right into character assassination territory. I just can't have fun seeing my favorite characters reputations being ripped apart like that. Bear in mind, I'm not referring to the whole story's portrayal of those characters. Just certain scenes that goes against everything the character is about. Ryu would not willfully subject someone else to the Satsui No Hadou just to defeat M. Bison. Guile would not act so weak and pathetic when confronted by Zartan disguising himself as an injured Cammy. M. Bison does not rely on a machine to fuel his psycho power and fighting ability then cowers away when the machine is broken and his opponent increases in power. I don't know Jinx from the G.I. Joe comics, but I assume she's better than to give into the Satsui No Hadou. And Rufus... what the hell? Everybody else seems spot on with no discrepancies to how the characters should act like. I would have complained about Dan as he's not portrayed as being *scrubbed* in the games, but then it was revealed as Zartan in disguise pretending to be Dan, so that's okay. 


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#30 Maruten

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 05:41 PM

It's by Long Vo. 


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 05:23 PM

So, uh... returning back to the topic of Darkstalkers...

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UDON's previous Darkstalkers comics may not have been my favourites, but I might have to pick this up.

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 10:04 PM

This month's variant:

 

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#33 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:11 AM

I'm pretty sure IDW is paying Udon for some kind of shared license, so Udon probably doesn't care too much.

 

Per the issue raised in the title of this thread, I think -- if I remember correctly -- UDON's involvement in the G.I. Joe crossover is somewhere between "jack" and "shit." So whatever anyone thinks of that series, I'd recommend not using it as a metric to determine whether UDON's regular SF series is worth a look or not.

 

That said, I've been a fan of it since the beginning, more or less -- "more or less" in that I read everything up to around the start of Street Fighter... ah, IV, I guess? Publishing got weird, and while I've still got some books and it's on my pull list, my schedule hasn't been good enough to me that I've caught back up as of late.

I have given some of the books as gifts, though, and they've been well received.

 

I particularly recommend the Sakura and Ibuki mini-series -- those are great fun. I enjoyed DarkStalkers and Rival Schools as well.

 

(Oh, and Ash Paulsen is a pretty cool guy.)

 

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#34 Maruten

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 03:11 AM

One of my favourites.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:17 AM

OMG, Street Fighter 2010 was a horrifyingly hard game. I have no idea how folks can finish it.

Loooove that they used X-Men 2099. I collected that :)

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:55 PM

http://www.udonenter...covers-revealed

If I can shamelessly plug myself for a moment, I wrote a 4 page backup story that will be published in issue 4 of Street Fighter VS Darkstalkers featuring Blanka VS B.B. Hood.

I hope everyone checks it out.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:52 PM

Udon has a gift for putting great little backups together, can't wait. 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

Shamelessly plugging myself again. 

 

Street Fighter VS Darkstalkers #4 drops today, hope you check it out. :)

 

Here's a preview Page from the Blanka VS B.B. Hood story I wrote.

 

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#39 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

So awesome for you :)

Blank's my fave and I will always adore Darkstalkers.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

Yeah, the current book is a lot of fun. 


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