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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 Jalaguy

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:10 AM

As per the issue description, tomorrow's Lost Light #21 finally reveals the identity of the Grand Architect, so now's your last chance to predict it and acquire bragging rights.

Let's hear some theories!

#2 Unit Eleven

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:14 AM

  • Someone we've never seen before
  • Quintessons
  • Shockwave, because honestly what ISN'T he responsible for
  • Someone who was off-handedly referred to once in a flashback (say, Lobe)

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:49 AM

There's a line in the preview that the Grand Architect only keeps Tyrest around for the irony.

Tyrest. The chief justice.

It's a goddamn Quintesson.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:49 AM

Functionist Universe Senator Shockwave, come to fix everything Megatron had warned him about his alter-ego.

#5 Broadside

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:53 AM

Simon Furman!

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:56 AM

Windcharger.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

Grapple. He's always designing buildings, that guy.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:39 AM

Joke answers: Hunter or Original Rewind.

 

Actual guesses: The Original Functionist Council or Thunderwing.

 

The boring answer, aka what it will probably end up being: Quintessons.



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:50 AM

Guzzle.

#10 Noideaforaname

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:08 AM

Rung

He's got a lot of mystery that needs to be hastily solved...

Edited by Noideaforaname, 24 July 2018 - 07:24 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:20 AM

Nominus Prime of the Functionist Universe who is really the Arisen from our reality having fallen through Threadbare Space due to Onyxwave's machinations trying to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that the next leap will be the leap home.



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:30 AM

Ore

(Though I suppose the main timelines Functionist Council is still unaccounted for)

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#13 Tyranno

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:40 AM

Hot Shot.


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#14 The Phazer

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:46 AM

Main timeline functionalist council. MTMTE rarely did things that were totally pointless, and the discovery of Overlord's spark rather was as it is.

 

Or Prima. Or Pharma's body possessed by some kind of other worldly embodiment of Prima/Mortilus etc.

 

Don't think there's been enough set-up for a Quintesson to not feel like an ass-pull.

 

I've a long term belief that we'll learn something about the original construction of Cybertron, and that Rung will be used to create a new Matrix. So it'll kind of have to be some kind of Primus related thing.



#15 unluckiness

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:52 AM

A minor character who only showed up in three panels, we know absolutely nothing about and looks completely different from last time.


Edited by unluckiness, 24 July 2018 - 07:59 AM.

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#16 TriBlurr

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:57 AM

Stan Lee

#17 D Buster Prime

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:04 AM

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:05 AM

No one. He's just some guy called the Grand Architect, and we'll get some meta-joke about thinking his identity was a mystery when it isn't.  


Edited by Kil, 24 July 2018 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:08 AM

Optimus Prime.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:18 AM

An Unknown Evil.



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