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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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#41 LV!

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:24 PM

Unlike the deadly serious Ken Jeong!

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:26 PM

Eh, fair enough.


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#43 M Sipher

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

Bah gawd.

 

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

Yeah. Apparently that's a thing now.

 

http://www.hollywood...mblebee-1025411

 

 

 

(also confirms Bee's a VW Bug again. will you shut up now, purists?!?!)

 

 


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:43 PM

Worth pointing out that this is our first look at the plot:

 


The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

 

Which is prooooobably pretty much what everyone expected, really.  Basically Herbie if Herbie were Bumblebee.  Then enemies happen, since we know from the leaks that this has a Transformer named "Stryker" (technically "Stryker 2") in it.


Edited by Spark, 31 July 2017 - 02:43 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#47 M Sipher

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:46 PM

Okay jokes aside? This legit has me going "I like John Cena and I'm now more interested in this movie".

 

I don't even watch wrestling, but Cena-the-dude has an undeniable goofy charm, and he comes across as an honestly good person. He doesn't take his wrestlesona and fame unduly seriously, he's more than willing to make fun of himself, he has fulfilled more Make-A-Wishes than ANYONE (the kids love Cena), and there was this video.

 

On paper, this movie seems to be doing just about everything right for a franchise turnaround. I honestly hope it pans out that way.

 

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

He's also a pretty good voice actor with Ferdinand the Bull coming up soon.


Edited by Spark, 31 July 2017 - 02:47 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:48 PM


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:53 PM

you can't see me... because i turn into a car transformers the bumblebee movie only in theaters summer 2018

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:53 PM

will you shut up now, purists?!?!

Depends. Will you get your head out of you-know-where and realize they're selling you trash?

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

 

The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.

 

 

 

no ordinary yellow VW bug.

 

 
 
YES

 

(You've got to wonder why they didn't go with 1984, though...)


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

(You've got to wonder why they didn't go with 1984, though...)

 

 

Obviously so they can use characters introduced in the movie. They didn't exist before 1986.

 

I am very smart.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

Okay, I stopped collecting new movie toyline guys and got into this franchise far too late to be a 1984 purist about anything, but if Hasbro put out enough varied movie-verse VW Beetles they could bring me to financial ruin.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

I have no specific problem with Bee as a VW, but it's a little about to me that this means he turned into a beat-up '77 Camaro sometime in the late '80s, and I was really hoping this would reveal he was a shiny new '77 and just got old.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

This'll get people to watch the movie again and again hoping to spot him. But it's John Cena, so...

Also.

also confirms Bee's a VW Bug again. will you shut up now, purists?!?!)
 
 

Ha! If anything this has just changed their spiel from "he should be a VW Beetle, Bay sux" to "ahhaha we told you so Bayformers suxxors".

They will NEVER shut up.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:09 PM

I have no specific problem with Bee as a VW, but it's a little about to me that this means he turned into a beat-up '77 Camaro sometime in the late '80s, and I was really hoping this would reveal he was a shiny new '77 and just got old.

Well, he was a VW in WWII, so maybe he just felt nostalgic...?  I'm just curious if they're going to cram his usual movie body into a VW frame or completely redo his design and just leave the head and the door wings.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:11 PM

Obviously if the movie does well it's only because they gave Bumblebee his right alt mode.
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