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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 07 August 2018 - 04:56 PM

Discuss the issue here!

Spoiler-free review on the front page:
https://www.allspark...view-unicron-3/

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 06:18 PM

Massive spoilers!!!!!:

 

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#3 Broadside

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:40 PM

Sitterson's been making a pretty big stink on social media, implying that IDW deliberately cut short SSF to appease reactionaries, so I can see why they wouldn't try to get him back.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:18 PM

Whoa!

 

Victorion gets wrecked by Monstructor!

 

Epic!


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#5 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:39 PM

This was the first issue of the whole "end" saga, from all 3 titles since May or so, that made me sad.

#6 Wildwade

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:36 AM

Soundwave trying to give his people a fighting chance, even after they've abandoned him, was a good moment.

 

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#7 Jalaguy

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:06 AM

Yeah, Soundwave's play at the end of this issue was really nice, drawing on both the "empathic man of the people" and "wily master of information" characterisations that've been used for him in this continuity.

Edited by Jalaguy, 08 August 2018 - 05:07 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:27 AM

Hell yeah, Monstructor!

 

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#9 Locoman

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:44 AM

Victorion, no!

I guess the Talisman cameo during OP 10 doesn't really fit into continuity anymore, does it?
"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

#10 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:12 AM

Monstructor and Omega Supreme are really the only conspicuous IDW TFs who never got new toys this whole time, aren't they?

EDIT: and Crankcase

Edited by Thylacine 2000, 08 August 2018 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

It's kind of an odd art decision to have the last page be Cybertron being torn apart and then not be able to see it for a cutout of surprised expressions.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:55 AM

Lol @ You Guys are gross.
Its true.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

I like how you really get a feel for how much Bumblebee is enjoying being alive and being able to interact with other people again. Even with the apocalypse looming overheads.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

I'm still not getting what exactly makes the Maximals of Maximo while also being of Onyx.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

I'm still not getting what exactly makes the Maximals of Maximo while also being of Onyx.


They're a lie. That's the whole gag.

#16 Wildwade

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

I feel like there's some Dire Wraith in Bludgeon, Monstructor, and the Maximals now.  They all certainly look like they do that splky mutating thing that Stardrive does.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:03 PM

I feel like there's some Dire Wraith in Bludgeon, Monstructor, and the Maximals now.  They all certainly look like they do that splky mutating thing that Stardrive does.


Bludgeom amd the Maximals look it, but Monstructor pretty much always looks this messed up

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:24 PM

Monstructor the monster, hurr hurr.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 02:26 PM

I'm still not getting what exactly makes the Maximals of Maximo while also being of Onyx.


I"m pretty sure the implication is that once Liege Maximo joined up with Onyx, he gave him control of his Maximals, possibly to preserve his illusion as the "master of beasts."

And we know that there are other non-Maximal Transformers that served him, like Rhinox, and the various generics who were part of the real Onyx's flock...

Edited by Locoman, 08 August 2018 - 02:27 PM.

"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

When Bumblebee started telling everyone about the vision he saw, someone replied "Bumblebee, old friend"--and I couldn't tell if the speech bubble were pointing to Optimus or Starscream, who's been chatting with his spirit for a while now.

 

I'm sure it was Optimus, but I really enjoyed that moment of not knowing and figuring it could've been either.


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