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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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#1 Wildwade

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:25 PM

What are some things or characters that haven't been tackled in IDW in years that you'd like to see come back into the spotlight (or Spotlight, as the case may be) or otherwise addressed?

 

Some of mine-

 

* The Throttlebots.  Where they at?  Does Goldbug know that Bumblebee was biting off his look for awhile there?

 

* For that matter, Sixshot.  What's he been doing?  I assume with the new toy coming, he should be showing up again within the next year or so.

 

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

* Scourge.  Did he die during Chaos with the rest of the Sweeps?

 

* Banzaitron.  Is he still out there?  What happened to the Decepticon Secret Service?

 

 



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:42 PM

In time they might address these issues but I also agree Sixshot is likely to make a return appearance because of his new toy, Thunderwing, hopefully when he returns evenly it be epic, I can see the upcoming Black shadow toy being retooled into Thunderwing as well as Overlord, it wouldn't be hard to change Black shadow much, a retool of the chest and a different head and voila, one Thunderwing


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:52 PM

What are some things or characters that haven't been tackled in IDW in years that you'd like to see come back into the spotlight (or Spotlight, as the case may be) or otherwise addressed?

 

Some of mine-

 

* The Throttlebots.  Where they at?  Does Goldbug know that Bumblebee was biting off his look for awhile there?

 

* For that matter, Sixshot.  What's he been doing?  I assume with the new toy coming, he should be showing up again within the next year or so.

 

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

* Scourge.  Did he die during Chaos with the rest of the Sweeps?

 

* Banzaitron.  Is he still out there?  What happened to the Decepticon Secret Service?

 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if they brought Bumblebee back by saying Goldbug is an amnesic Bumblebee sent to the past.

 

Sixshot: who knows.

 

Thunderwing: probably dead

 

Scourge: Barber said he died in TF VS Joe's back up pages.

 

Banzai-Tron: The most recent mention of him was in MTMTE, but only that he was responsible for the making of the List or something like that.


 

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:53 PM

This is like the third or fourth time I've asked this, but where the heck did Wheelie and Garnak disappear to? 



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:00 PM

Other than whatever happened to Sixshot, the only thing that comes to mind is what the deal was with those Quintesson paintings at the end of Spotlight Wheelie, though it seems more and more like we might be getting some follow up on that soon.

 

I guess also maybe whatever happened to the Magnificence? Something that can answer any and all questions about the universe seems like it should've been used for more than just Hot Rod asking if Doubledealer is a traitor.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:02 PM

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

Wasn't he dead by the time of Stormbringer, and the shell was basically running on its own?


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:03 PM

Where are the Monstructor Six?

 

What's Scorponok up to?

 

How is it that Mirage and/or Ironhide can see the future in visions?

 

Where are Lockdown's Titan Hunters?

 

How is it that Megatron's Decepticons acquired Metroplex's spacebridge tech but Metroplex lived to tell the tale?


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:09 PM

John Barber said at one point in a q&a I believe that Sixshot is just living his life in space.

 

Also, while not technically an unanswered question, I would like to see that unreleased Punch series get its due.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:15 PM

What's Scorponok up to?

 

How is it that Mirage and/or Ironhide can see the future in visions?

Scorponok got arrested by Magnus at the end of Maximum Dinobots so he's presumably imprisoned. Though Grimlock and Shockwave were arrested alongside him and they both ended up at Garrus 9, so who knows.

 

As for Mirage's visions, didn't Combiner Wars have some sort of handwavy explanation for those? And Ironhide's seem like they could just be chalked up to Vector Sigma-y magic.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:51 PM

Where's Windcharger?

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:17 PM

 

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

Wasn't he dead by the time of Stormbringer, and the shell was basically running on its own?

 

 

There was that flash of memories he had about Megatron rejecting his proposals and such.  No one could detect any activity within his shell after it ran out of Ultra-Energon though.

 

We never found out what happened to Thunderwing after Revelation though.  Furman just kind of off-handedly said he was probably quietly executed...which would imply he was still alive.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:25 PM

John Barber said at one point in a q&a I believe that Sixshot is just living his life in space.
 


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:32 PM

Sixshot settled down, got hitched, and is currently raising a son who's determined to make good where his Decepticon father went bad.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:33 PM

Where's Windcharger?

 

I asked this of JRo the other day on his Twitter Q&A. He said it was good point. So hopefully he'll get thrown into a crowd scene somewhere.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:33 PM

This is like the third or fourth time I've asked this, but where the heck did Wheelie and Garnak disappear to? 


Well, we know they were at least back on Cybertron at one point, because Prime got the Skyroller back from them.

It'd be neat if they showed up in OP, not least because a giant orc-man wandering about Earth trying to interact with human-sized stuff has excellent comedy potential.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

So what was going on in Prowl's head when he kept calling everyone "Scrapper?"


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#17 Wildwade

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

 

This is like the third or fourth time I've asked this, but where the heck did Wheelie and Garnak disappear to? 


Well, we know they were at least back on Cybertron at one point, because Prime got the Skyroller back from them.

It'd be neat if they showed up in OP, not least because a giant orc-man wandering about Earth trying to interact with human-sized stuff has excellent comedy potential.

 

 

If Garnak is on Earth, the next logical step is for him to go team up with D0C, Buster, and Bob.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:42 PM

So what was going on in Prowl's head when he kept calling everyone "Scrapper?"

 

It's never been made explicit, but I think Scrapper's consciousness was lingering in the Devastator hive-mind.  Or the other five are obsessed with avenging or reviving him, which passed onto Prowl.

 

I'd imagine Barber was (or still is) working towards Scrapper's consciousness possessing Scoop.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:46 PM

The whole nosebleeds/Scrapper thing was addressed, wasn't it? The idea being that combining with the same bunch of people regularly - at least the way they were doing it - turns your brain to mush and erodes your individuality.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:05 PM

The whole nosebleeds/Scrapper thing was addressed, wasn't it? The idea being that combining with the same bunch of people regularly - at least the way they were doing it - turns your brain to mush and erodes your individuality.


Yeah, and setting up the question of how much Optimus is being influenced by the traces of Prowl in his mind. It doesn't seem it was ever about bringing back Scrapper.



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