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@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous


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#141 Maruten

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:03 PM

As I'd hoped, I enjoyed #3 a lot more than the first two. Given that we know Tangle's coming in #4 I think that will be another case of Some Actual Story, a bit more substance than #1 and #2, and hopefully from the second arc on (if you can even call the opening issues an arc!) they'll be doing good stuff. So it has been a low-key launch to a slightly concerning degree, but I still find myself able to cross my fingers for the future. 


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:21 AM

This is pretty subpar.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 05:12 PM

I enjoyed Issue #3. Those skunks were pretty decent and have a lot of potential.

 

 

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#144 Daith

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:16 AM

Well I feel they saved the best introductory comic for last. I really like Tangle. Her power is not what I was expecting but it's unique to her in the Sonic series.. And she's got a good attitude. Blaze is Blaze I guess. I'm guessing she had no role in Forces due to how Sonic was telling her about recent events. But I found this issue the most fun and might have to check out a few more at least to see where they take on Eggman.



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:50 AM

Yeah, this was fun. Still nothing earth-shattering, but enjoyable enough. I liked the art a lot too, it had a little more character to it than I expect from a book like this.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:30 PM

In the continued awesomeness of Arby's social media team.

 

 

 

We're ready to get tangled up

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:25 PM

First of all, kudos to this issue for having the best action of any of the intro issues.  Tangle's stretchy tail and Blaze's fire powers make for some splashy action sequences.  This is probably the first issue I would call "good"...even if it still doesn't DO a whole lot plot-wise.

 

I do have one BIG problem for something the issue DIDN'T do, though...

 

Spoilers, because I'mma gunna rant...it's mostly going to be negative....

Spoiler

 

On the other hand...I guess the book is selling.  Issue 1's going into a third printing and 2 and 3 are getting second prints.  People are buying this book.

https://www.bleeding...iple-printings/

 

Frankly, I'm more interested to see how Issues 5-8 sell, since they aren't getting a special event, and people will have to wait between issues.  Maybe all those sales will dry up...or maybe I'm just being a fuddy duddy, I dunno.

 

On a more positive note...who are everyone's favorite background extras in the comics so far?  Personally, I like Long-Hared Light-Pink Cat Girl from 3 the best, followed by Short-Haired Dark-Pink Cat Girl from 3, then White Sheep Girl and White-and-blue Puppy Kid from 2.  That's one more positive, I guess, some of the Background Ponies Extras have fun little moments behind the main action, and even little bits of character shine through.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:21 PM

I guess it's a matter of perspective, but as a long-time comics reader I'm accustomed to threads such as Who's The Secret Villain lasting months or years. At this point we've only been waiting three weeks, so it will be quite a while before I run out of patience on that front. 

 

Great point re: the extras though. There have been a stack of cool designs in the background characters.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

Again, just me being negative, feel free to skip.  Also, spoilers for random Marvel/DC comics stories.

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And just to keep things fun...

 

For the girls from issue 3, I dub thee...

 

Rose.  The sarcastic and sassy tomboy.  Named so because she is more red than...

 

Thorn.  The sweet and soft-spoken lady. Named so because irony.  

 

These two are almost always together and are BEST FRIENDS (and/or possibly sisters/twins).

 

 

 

For the girls from issue 2, I dub thee...

 

Mindy.  The motherly worrywart.  A little high-strung, but responsible and dependable when the chips are down.  Named so because Animaniacs references.

 

Buttons.  The curious adventurer.  Sometimes gets into trouble, but always bounces back and never lets things get her down for too long.  Named so because of the button-like thing on her head.

 

Mindy is always looking after Buttons (and maybe the other kids in town) and TRYING to keep her out of trouble (based on them sharing all of 1 panel together  :p )

 

 

 

 

EDIT: I guess these guys already have names!  Some even popped up in Archie comics!  A lot of the background extras in 3 are based on the artist's fan characters.

 

Jade the Cat, Crystal the Cat, Lanolin, and Meringue.

 

http://sonic.wikia.c...edgehog_Issue_2

http://sonic.wikia.c...edgehog_Issue_3

 

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#150 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:47 PM

Read 1-4. I'm going to assume Ian Flynn was mandated to keep everything super simple.

Rough and Tumble are ok but not super flashy, colors wise. Tumble has that trick tho.

The art in 4 is rather messy wild at first but whoa, Tangle comes out pretty awesome! Design is kinda busy but great gimmick! If she was a game character, I can't figure how they would do her tail mechanic.

So that's four artists. Will Tracy be the regular one? They're all really good. I'm thinking the new ones are being extra flashy since it's their debut? (If it is)

Yay for Ian Flynn pulling it off! Hope everybody gets a higher pay!

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 02:56 AM

I liked issue 5. Always cool to get some Chaotix. And there's actual plot happening and stuff.

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#152 Confuzor

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 03:48 PM

Yeah I was starting to feel a little too repetitive, glad to see the plot is moving along now.

But the question is
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

Well, That's Who That Guy Is, I Guess. I'm too new to be sure of how we should feel about that reveal. Does it work? Is it stupid?

Enjoyed the issue though. Nice to have Tails, Amy and Knuckles all present.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:21 PM

The latest issue DID have some REALLY nice artwork.  And, hey, they didn't take 12 issues to actually reveal the main villain like I feared.

 

Spoilers about the villain reveal below:

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:35 AM

Where did the skirt come from anyhow?

I'm liking this but it seems to be going pretty slow. I'm used to Flynn keeping things dense. There's so much he could cram into the issues but he's not doing it.

Still, love the philosophy stuff with Shadow and redemption reasoning from the other issue.

Now, who's this new mystery hero?

Also, Flynn must have written these months in advance. Since Mania Plus came out with Mighty and Ray, how long until he can fit them in the story?

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

I...don't think he CAN use Mighty and Ray in the comic, since they're "Classic" Sonic characters and this is a "Modern" Sonic book.  We'll see, and I could always be wrong or things could change, I guess, but...I wouldn't get your hopes up.



#157 Daith

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:34 PM

They are game characters so there isnt any reason they cant be used. If anything their inclusion in Mania Plus might promote them to higher status in modern gaming.

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:04 PM

Ahem.

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 10:23 PM

Cream and Omega were off limits for tail end Archie?!

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 02:20 AM

All Im getting from that is there isnt any immediate plans. Not that they cant use them.

Though why Cream and Omega where off limits at Archies end is a weird thing. Though why anyone would care about Cream disappearing I have no idea. And Omega I just think didnt fit in with Eggmans current bot design in recent years and would have looked out of place in the end of Archie issues.



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