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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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#61 CORVUS

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:31 AM

If they were all gone, I'd expect Gamora to have heard about it. I'm going to write off the Nova-corp record as a possible continuity blip, and move on.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:03 PM

I don't think it needs to be a continuity blip, just a wink to those paying attention. Thanos considers what he did to Gamora's world good and right...when it likely is what resulted in the other half of the population dying off. Thanos is a unhinged maniac utterly convinced of his own solutions he fails to see how utterly monstrous they are.

 

In case anyone needed more of a clue beyond the fact for all his talk about culling the universe for its own good, he himself was always immune to the effects of his actions (Right down to using the stones to heal the mortal wound Thor gave him).

 

That's not even talking about his hypocrisy with the Dwarves that built the Gauntlet. 300 souls aboard...leaves one alive. Thanos' math is screwy.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:45 PM

James Gunn said it was a straight-up retcon -- when he was developing Gamora's backstory for this one, he decided that in service to the plot, he had to contradict the barely-noticed reference to her species from GOTG. I think we're supposed to take Thanos at his word about the planet's current status.
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:40 PM

Which is weird.. since the barely noticed reference is a core part of her comic backstory.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:37 PM

It is, but the slaughter was, I believe, carried out by the Badoon.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:54 PM

indeed it was.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:48 AM

Nah. The MCU is good about vaguely keeping their films to the source material when it comes to story beats. While Thanos' fate is up in the air, it's pretty clear that just like the Gauntlet storyline Nebula's going to end up with the Gauntlet in the end. Adam Warlock was set up in GotG2, but I really question whether or not they can pull off that guy as guardian of the stones within a single two and a half to three hour film. So for sake of argument, I see Nebula being the Adam Warlock of the film ultimately and heading off to live in solitude with the soul of Gamora to keep her company.

 

There's also the fact Zoe Saldana (the actress who plays Gamora) is Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar sequels and is presently filming those (and they're doing four of them back to back), so it's likely Gamora's fate in Infinity War is going to stand.

 

Chances are also very high Iron Man, and possibly all the original Avengers, end up biting it. It's not by circumstance that the ones left were the original five and none of them are getting any younger and in the case of Iron Man, getting any weaker. Iron Man was effectively a Green Lantern last film with an armor that could do anything (He survived being hit by a MOON with nanobots, when only a few years ago his briefcase armor was trashed by Dynamo's whips). Keeping him at his present tech level in the MCU would pose a lot of challenges since they haven't had an "Armor Wars" event that gets his level of tech into the hands of his opponents. Heck. Ghost had to be a villain for Ant-Man and Wasp because of that power gap. Only two that would exist in the MCU that could match Tony right now would be the real Mandarin (Who has been hinted at and I'd love to see Andy Lau play) and Zeke Stane (Son of Obadiah).

 

Plus, his death and/or the deaths of the other original Avengers would be a fitting "passing the torch" for the MCU to the newer generation of heroes that would arise in the absent of the Avengers. Namely Disney's re-acquisition to the rights to the Fantastic Four and X-Men.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:02 AM

It's actually just two hours of Korg and Thanos throwing down.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:53 AM

I don't think that all of the original Avengers will perish, but I strongly suspect that Steve Rogers might bite the big one.


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#70 CORVUS

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:08 PM

It's actually just two hours of Korg and Thanos throwing down.


While the Avengers eat popcorn...and schwarma.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:46 PM

shouldnt this be in the other thread we already have for endgame discussion?


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:55 PM

Naughty spambot's nonsense immortalised here so that the lovely bunch who kindly responded to it don't have their effort wasted.

Instead of all or one of the avengers beating thanos by brute force, time travel or getting their own infinity gauntlet, I predict Avengers Endgane would end with thanos choosing to reverse the snap. During the whole movie, the Avengers are going to try to do their thing to beat Thanos or reverse the snap but it's going to fail. It'll ultimately be one or the core Avengers convincing thanos he was wrong or maybe Thanos talking to Gamora or the dead ultimately choosing to reverse the snap or 'some solution'. Thanos was humanised and portrayed as a sympathetic/ tragic protagonist in Infinity War he was the focus of the entire movie it wouldn't make sense for him be the big bad villain then just die to the Avengers in a fist fight. It would also be slightly underwhelming if Thor or Captain Marvel killed Thanos in the final battle and it wouldn't measure up to Infinity War. What better ending to the arc of Thanos if he chooses to reverse the snap or comply with whatever the solution the Avengers came up with. While he wouldn't be a hero, his character arc would be similar to Darth Vader in the OT. I don't know precisely what the solution/plan of the Avengers are but I feel like this would be the most powerful way to end Avengers Endgame. Instead of invoking cosmic beings such as eternity, or complex ideas with the quantum realm and antman which would take a while for the regular audience to understand, it's much more simpler and powerful for Thanos to realize his wrongs and reverse the snap. The simple way is sometimes much more powerful than a complex idea which would be awesome in a comic book or TV series but not so much in a 2 hour movie. Keeping Thanks alive would also allow them to potentially set up the Infinity Watch and bring back Thanos as a hero, villian or neutral character in the future.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:42 AM

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:46 AM

I'm surprised really, since that Spambot was less...spambotty...then before. Damn Chatbot AIs.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:26 PM

I may have been a bit overzealous, but I'm always suspicious of first posts. And who signs up to a TF forum to post about Avengers, but doesn't care enough about Avengers to have found the existing thread?


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:25 PM

Any ending other than the one that ends with Thanos being defeated by choosing hostess fruit pies over The Infinity Gauntlet will be a major disappointment.

Addendum: Thanos being defeated by Spider-Man, Hellcat, and some little kid with a dumb hat, and then being carted away by regular beat-cops is an acceptable substitute. Said beat-cops being played by Peter Weller and Ernie Hudson.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:09 PM

Addendum: Thanos being defeated by Spider-Man, Hellcat,

 

Wouldn't mind seeing Trish move up into the films from Netflix, myself.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:58 AM



Addendum: Thanos being defeated by Spider-Man, Hellcat, and some little kid with a dumb hat


I am those last 2.

I want to be the first one.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 04:21 AM

Watching infinity war again, and i noticed theres a mold/pattern/prototype of another gauntlet just sitting on nidavellir. Eitri is still alive (maybe). If they can fix the forge then they can have their own gauntlet...

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:17 AM

I'm not sure Thor really wants to go through holding that portal open again.

 

Also the Gauntlet is useless without the Stones. The Gauntlet just allows the wearer to safely harness the power of them and use them in tandem with each other. (As both the Tesseract and Power Stone both had adverse effects on the wielders when held without protection).

 

But fun thing about the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube. People are still confused as to why Red Skull is suddenly the guardian of the Soul Stone when the Tesseract shot him into space. The Cube grants the desires of the wielder. Skull wanted to be the one who controlled the power of the stones. The Tesseract granted his wish...after a fashion.


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