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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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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Hm, a young woman fighting in a rebellion against an oppressive regime run by an old (very) white guy?  Yeah, I can see that as appealing more to modern audiences than a dude defending the monarchy.

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

Oh wow.

Well, hopefully they won't lean too hard on the 'fight the patriarchy' angle.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

I wouldn't put on money on this being an entirely complete list of characters. I'm sure we're gonna see a few more familiar faces down the line.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

And if it goes on long enough, they'll be scouring the source material for new villians of the week! :D



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

She's introduced as He-Man's long-lost brother and meets him for her introduction, but otherwise it's just this entire rebranded set of MotU things and no interaction with MotU.

 

Well I mean, we have gotten pretty progressive as of late, but somehow I don't think they are going to create a show with a crossdressing main character for this.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:13 PM

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....
 
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That's not really a new idea. Weren't there a few characters from later Sailor Moon like that? The Starlights or somesuch.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

She's introduced as He-Man's long-lost brother and meets him for her introduction, but otherwise it's just this entire rebranded set of MotU things and no interaction with MotU.
Well I mean, we have gotten pretty progressive as of late, but somehow I don't think they are going to create a show with a crossdressing main character for this.

I think I originally phrased that the other way around and missed one of the substitutions inverting it.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

 

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....
 
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That's not really a new idea. Weren't there a few characters from later Sailor Moon like that? The Starlights or somesuch.

 

Yeah, but that was anime only. They were always girls too. (EDIT: I mean they were originally girls and only became guys when they got to earth)

 

On the actual subject of this thread. I'm interested.

 

I remember when we had that He-Man reboot cartoon on CN a while back. I kept hoping She-Ra would be introduced, only to hear it might have been in the next season we never got as it go canceled. :/


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:46 PM

I am curious as to whether any of the allusions to the He-man franchise will be there. Adora only became She-Ra thanks to Adam traveling to Etheria to give her the Sword of Protection for one. And her Transformation shout was "For the Honor of Greyskull" including Castle Greyskull in the background of the transformation.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

Oh wow.

Well, hopefully they won't lean too hard on the 'fight the patriarchy' angle.

 

There won't be such thing at all.

 


Is she pansexual?
 
None of that either.
 

And maybe they can actually use the swords as swords this time
 
There ain't gonna be blood baths if that's what you're hoping for.
 

Lot of awesome people in the cast. I hope they can manage something cool that can pull itself free of the shadow of He-Man.
 
But also has lots of He-Man? NO
 
At any rate... bring it on. They can save He-Man for the inevitable "MOTU: Go Roar".
 
You can thank MOTU and POP being under separate licenses for that.
It's so convoluted that they shouldn't even be able to use the Horde characters (apart from Catra and few others)... yet they are using them.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:31 PM


My expectation is that they will leave space in the origin for Eternia and Adam to be something that exist elsewhere but she has no knowledge of but nothing of that will be touched at all in season 1.

If the show is successful and goes on to a second or third season I can see them maybe eventually touching on it a little or even using it to backdoor a second MotU revival but I think that's very distant future speculation at this point.


-ZacWilliam, I think it'll be pretty interesting to see where a She-ra revival without He-man goes honestly.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

Here's my guess (warning-geeky brainstorming coming):

They've designed the first couple seasons (26-39-ish) episodes around the idea of avoiding her full origin.  We might get something like she is a horde general only to get a magic sword from with a partial reveal of her origins (coming from Eternia, maybe parents named, maybe a Sorceress cameo) and lead into a multi-season battle agains the Horde building into a climax point with a big crossover with classic MOTU characters from Eternia.

 

The probable hope is that the He-Man/MOTU feature film stays on track for a late 2019 (or at least Spring 2020) release and they can coordinate the reveal of the character on the series with the release of the feature film (SYNERGY!).  And after seeing how Dreamworks and Netflix have distributed Voltron...that doesn't seem like an impossible task.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

Yeah she was kidnapped as a baby. Raised by Hordak or someone in his service (don't remember if we got any details of that) and was an officer of the Horde before Adam showed up and She-Ra happened.

I havn't read them but I think the recent DC Comics played with her Horde identity in more detail.

-ZacWilliam, being raised as a villain her whole life was something the Cartoon completely dismissed and ignored as far as I can recall.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:04 PM

they can coordinate the reveal of the character on the series with the release of the feature film (SYNERGY!).

 

No, she was on that other girls' cartoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

Mattel and Marketing in general seems to be finally realizing that girls like superheroes too. It wouldnt be so far fetched that they saw the success of their girls targeted DC superheroes product and wanted to expand with an in house brand.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:17 PM

I want Seahawk to be a consistent villain until he gets seduced to the good side. So he's always fighting Bow during fights.

Would love to see more of the non animated lady heroes and villains in action too.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:51 PM

This new She-Ra will learn that it's not nice to cause trouble for the Evil Horde.

 

Never got a chance to watch the original series when I was a kid, it just wasn't anywhere on TV. I keep meaning to check it out streaming, but revisiting my childhood era cartoons has tended to not go well so far. Like He-Man.

 

I did love Secret of the Sword growing up, the film that introduced her. I watched the Hell out of that VHS. It's been a long time since I've seen the movie, but I suspect it holds up decently well. It was much more ambitious than the standard He-Man fare in its plot and themes (written by a couple of nobodies named Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward.)

 

The opening song is still great.

 

 

 

Hm, a young woman fighting in a rebellion against an oppressive regime run by an old (very) white guy?  Yeah, I can see that as appealing more to modern audiences than a dude defending the monarchy.

 

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White guy?

 

 

 

 

 

He was blue, like Skeletor. Sensing a pattern of He-Man and She-Ra just not liking blue people. Skeletor fought to end the tyranny of a white monarchy, and He-Man brought his colonialism to take down a blue ruler on Etheria. In fact, in Secret of the Sword he and his sister reinstalled a white monarchy that Hordak had liberated Bright Moon from.

 

You're spreading a suspiciously counter-revolutionary message.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:57 AM


The picture above makes me really hope they do something cool to Hordak's design. That high bone collar is just kinda dumb.

-ZacWilliam, he's always felt weirdly muddy as a design to me. Never liked him much. Nosferatu face, weird robot suggestions, weird collar, shape changing powers. I'm sure he could be great but It could use some reinvention to really gel I think.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:40 AM

Don't remember what DC did with him, but Google tells me it's this.

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