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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 07 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

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#3 Locoman

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

Hasbroverse 2 confirmed?


"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 07 August 2018 - 07:43 PM

No Livio, you can't come.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

I'll be disappointed if anybody from the previous IDW is involved for the first few years more closely than Barber-as-EIC. That's not how you do a reboot.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:16 PM

They already grabbed Furman, who was fresh offa writing Dreamwave as it crashed and burned, to jumpstart IDW's current TF continuity.  So, technically, that's how IDW has already done a reboot!



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

But Dreamwave's Transformers and IDW's Transformers were completely different.  Dreamwave was building up to the events of Transformers: the Movie and IDW had the Transformers off Cybertron engaged in some type of Cold War.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

Depending on how aggressively they're launching this out of the gate (multiple books, maybe?) I can't see why we can't get a mixture of old talent and fresh blood.


"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 07 August 2018 - 09:12 PM

If you'd have asked me "do you want IDW to get Furman to do this new continuity?" I would have said no then, too.

 

I'd have been extremely wrong, as it turns out, but I still believe in the general principle.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:02 PM

They probably wont have Milne or Griffith as a 'lead' artist right away, but I could see a relative newcomer like Zama sticking around.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:18 PM

But Dreamwave's Transformers and IDW's Transformers were completely different.  Dreamwave was building up to the events of Transformers: the Movie and IDW had the Transformers off Cybertron engaged in some type of Cold War.

That's Walky's point; it's an existence proof that an effective reboot can happen even if some of the same people are involved. And as LV!'s saying, that still doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea, either. 


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 08 August 2018 - 05:28 PM

There's also the issue of IDW wanting to quickly build goodwill with established creators like Furman and Figueroa after Dreamwave's spectacular failure. Thirteen years later, they don't have to worry about people thinking they're just another fly by night operation.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:22 PM

Ian Flynn is new blood! Go get him involved!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:49 AM

Anyone know what James McDonough is up to these days?

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:16 AM

I honestly wouldn't mind. At this point it's a fresh voice, especially if he's gotten past the tweaked-rehash ideas told through super-decompressed narration. I liked some of what he was doing at the time.

 

But let's get a variety of new-new writers and artists in there, too.

 

Not that this couldn't have happened under the older/current-for-a-short-while-yet run, but I still want that Brave and the Bold style "Optimus teams up with a random character per issue" series.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

I wouldn’t mind returning creators, I mean, it’s going to be a new continuity anyways and it’s possible for them to do things with this universe that they couldn’t do with the last (just NO Simon Furman, PLEASE). But I hope for a lot of opportunities for some new talent to shine too!

For me the IDW continuity itself has been so inexorably tied to the post war era (even though for much of its early run it was a cold war/hot war setting) because that’s when it grew the most as a franchise and really carved out its own unique niche. It’s the de facto continuity a lot of us jump to when we think “Transformers”
And that leaves us with a double edged sword: assumingly the new continuity will at least start with a more traditional “Autobots vs Decepticons” war time setting so it will feel very different and new right out of the gate. But then the other side of that coin is that it’s going to be replacing a highly popular and wildly unique universe, and def has the danger of being seen as “safe” or a corporate synergy return to a more marketable status quo.

I’m very interested to see where IDW is going to go with this reboot, and I can only hope it’s as deep, interesting, inclusive, varied, and exciting as the books we’ve all enjoyed for years (for the record imo the “-ation” era stuff was very good in spite of it being Furman, precisely cuz he started out by doing some very un-Furmany things!)

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:49 AM

I liked Simon's run on the IDW-verse, so I'm sure he could write something good, given the right circumstances. No big for me either way though.

 

Just as long as they don't give Shane McCarthy another 'event'. Mind, it's been a good eight years, so he probably won't be back either, which is fine by me.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:45 AM

But then the other side of that coin is that it’s going to be replacing a highly popular and wildly unique universe, and def has the danger of being seen as “safe” or a corporate synergy return to a more marketable status quo.

 

It doesn't matter what it's like, frankly. It's going to take it months (years) to battle past all the resentment that it's not More Of What We Were Already Enjoying. That's always what happens, and why I don't expect to have any enjoyable discussions about it at the beginning (ever).



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:50 PM

Not universally. There were plenty of Transformers fans who didn't like this universe at all, and you're probably going to have some of them coming back and trying the new thing. Even if every single person who was reading IDW's Transformers books up to now remains endlessly sore that that continuity ended, I imagine there are still going to be a lot of people approaching this one without those expectations.


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 10 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

I do feel like this current Universe has the most crossover appeal and theres only going to be one man child brought back in for every three that liked Chromedome/Rewind that it alienates.

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