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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:38 PM

Read our spoiler-free review, then discuss the issue here!


Edited by Broadside, 09 October 2018 - 07:50 PM.


#2 Tieria Prime

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:14 PM

I cant wait to see that moment between Optimus Prime & Arcee there my favorite top transformers characters hands down

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:22 PM

You won't like what they're talking about.

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#4 Tieria Prime

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:08 PM

It’s that bad 



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:32 AM

I don't have much to say, except that this issue is one of Barber's best.

And the very first caption on the first page was hilarious.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:33 AM

The seekers reunion was absolutely perfect.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:37 AM

And the very first caption on the first page was hilarious.

 

Barber's caption work is consistently incredible. I hope that when the reboot happens he gets to stay on it as a dedicated captionist.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:47 AM

Yeah, that was pretty great.  And Unicron didn't even appear in this issue, did he?

 

But yeah, so many excellent moments between characters.  I think my favourite was Blackrock's absolute glee in "Titan-Mastering" Metroplex.  And Bumblebee and Stardrive's "reunion".  But all the Thundercracker stuff was gold too.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:18 AM

So is that Visionaries backup strip implying that the entirety of Prysmosian civilization is a Shockwave-style paradox, where Galadria et al will go on to found the First Age of Magic?



#10 Chris McFeely

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:20 AM

I am BEYOND amped at the prospect of a Prowl/Shockwave showdown next issue.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:28 AM

I am BEYOND amped at the prospect of a Prowl/Shockwave showdown next issue.

 

Yeah, I can't wait to see the fight between the one-eyed pragmatic mastermind with a gun for an arm and Shockwave.


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#12 Chris McFeely

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:36 AM

Wait... could it genuinely be that keeping it so that Prowl has had only one eye for years was in service of the parallel for this climactic moment...?


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:37 AM

Two more issues for Spike to potential die in.

Also hi Krake.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:50 AM

Oh good Pyra's still alive. And so's Spike.

(I swear at the end these two will be the sole survivors)

Aside from that I liked the issue overall.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:32 AM

Oh man, don't even dare tease me with the possibility of Thundercracker dying.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:02 AM

Wait... could it genuinely be that keeping it so that Prowl has had only one eye for years was in service of the parallel for this climactic moment...?

I thought that was what we were all assuming.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:37 AM

A) I legit welled up when TC handed over Buster, then again when he joined Starscream and Skywarp at the end there ;_; I'm not ready for this to end...

 

2) DAMN this series could have stood to be fleshed out with two or four more issues. I LOVED this particular issue, but overall the cramped feeling of the whole series is really evident here.


Edited by DocChloroplast, 10 October 2018 - 10:38 AM.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

Have the Maximals spoken before this issue?

 

I like the shadow of Optimus's smokestacks when we first see Starscream above Earth. I thought that was an error at first!


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:05 PM

Have the Maximals spoken before this issue?

 

I like the shadow of Optimus's smokestacks when we first see Starscream above Earth. I thought that was an error at first!

A few times. Cicadon spoke in Optimus Prime #13.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

Love Optimus & Arcee taking the lead into battle against unicron along with their friends and allies 





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