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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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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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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

Hasbroverse 2 confirmed?



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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.



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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?

 

I'm kidding... I think.



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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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