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@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.


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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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#22 Maruten

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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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#25 Maruten

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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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#28 Spark

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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. 


Edited by Bass X0, 07 July 2016 - 05:45 PM.

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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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#35 Fero McPigletron

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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.

#37 Maruten

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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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