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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 Broadside

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 06:52 AM

This issue was released a week early through IDW's website, so discuss here! No spoilers for this issue outside of this thread, please.

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#2 Locoman

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:58 AM

I got a chuckle out of Shockwave preparing to launch into another long-winded motive rant and Beachcomber telling him to shut up.

 

(no, beachcomber, nooooo, this was good tfwiki information)


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

ayyy rhinox

 

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:59 AM

And Detritus!

So yeah you can really tell how this was SUPPOSED to blend right in between Unicron 0 and 1, with that little in medias res of 0 slotting into the final pages of this issue. I guess Cliffjumper at least gets to bow out this way.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

So yeah you can really tell how this was SUPPOSED to blend right in between Unicron 0 and 1, with that little in medias res of 0 slotting into the final pages of this issue.

Do you mean the in media res of issue #1?

Unicron #0 happens in its entirety between pages 13 and 14 of this issue. The end leads into Unicron #1.

EDIT: Or wait, sorry, was 13 and 14 what you meant by "final pages"?

Edited by Jalaguy, 03 August 2018 - 01:31 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 03:37 PM

Yes.


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#7 Wildwade

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:32 PM

This was a good issue... which is a shame because it's so late.  It would have had a ton more impact two Unicrons ago.

 

God, Sara's art is so good.  I hope she keeps getting work when stuff is rebooted.

 

The only thing I'm unsure of is a subplot focusing heavily on the colonist recruits/Slide's new Optimus Revenge Squad.  I and I'm willing to bet a good deal of the readership don't really care so much about them, so I hope that Barber recognises this and has them get owned by Jazz or the Dynobots or Thundercracker and Buster in subsequent issues.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:46 PM

I imagine it'll be Slide doing a Quentin Quire, based on her lines throughout the last few issues.

 

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#9 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:56 AM

Dammit. Right after I was so relieved that replacing TFSS Bludgeon with POTP Bludgeon gave me some breathing room on the Til All Are Optimus shelf, now I have to squeeze Rhinox in.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:50 PM

Yay, Jazz did something!


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:52 PM

I appreciate Barber taking the opportunity to squeeze in random obscure G1 guys before the universe ends

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:35 PM

This was a good issue... which is a shame because it's so late.  It would have had a ton more impact two Unicrons ago.

 

God, Sara's art is so good.  I hope she keeps getting work when stuff is rebooted.

 

I think this issue is easily the best her art has looked. I love the gritty touches she's added to make it mesh more with Zama's style. Even the messy motion lines when Jazz transforms.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:19 PM

Dammit. Right after I was so relieved that replacing TFSS Bludgeon with POTP Bludgeon gave me some breathing room on the Til All Are Optimus shelf, now I have to squeeze Rhinox in.

And I just realized Generations Shouki would repurpose passably into Midnight Express.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:58 AM

I imagine it'll be Slide doing a Quentin Quire, based on her lines throughout the last few issues.

 

As if I didn't dislike Slide enough before...



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:51 AM

I wonder if Prime's new spark is a POP.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:46 AM

I imagine it'll be Slide doing a Quentin Quire, based on her lines throughout the last few issues.

 
Pyra Magna was right!

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#17 Wildwade

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:49 PM

Now look what you made me do.

 

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Someone print up some tee-shirts for Slide and her gang.


Edited by Wildwade, 09 August 2018 - 01:49 PM.


#18 DocChloroplast

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:13 PM

The Wiki entry for this issue states that Prowl mentions that there are six of us in error, but my print copy - which I picked up a week after it was in the store - correctly has him say seven, instead. Perhaps the error is in the early digital release only, and was caught in time for the physical release?

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