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@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  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.


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:32 PM

seems a little EARLY for a "Man of Steel" remake. 

 


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#2 Benbot

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

What the hell was that? If Superman was a horror story?

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:45 PM

Yeah, I think that's the nutshell. It's not a concept that's gone unexplored in the past, but it could be interesting. 


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:47 PM

So what if Superman was....evil?

Ironbite-and in no way redeemable

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:10 PM

Well this is... different.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:21 PM

I'm intrigued. Really intrigued. They're purposefully bringing in a lot of Superman imagery and iconography here, and it makes the whole thing a lot more unsettling that it could otherwise be. I kinda already love it.


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 09 December 2018 - 07:13 PM

So what if Superman was....evil?

Ironbite-and in no way redeemable

 

But we already had Man of Steel.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:28 PM

Mark Waid told James Gunn "You're welcome."

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

Man, what they're ripping off is just so blatant it's painful. Hard pass.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:50 PM

Is that two or three distinct layers of sarcasm? I can't tell which of the possible readings of your post is satire.


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 09 December 2018 - 09:42 PM

I'm intrigued. Really intrigued. They're purposefully bringing in a lot of Superman imagery and iconography here, and it makes the whole thing a lot more unsettling that it could otherwise be. I kinda already love it.

This is where I am.  This seems like it could be a genuinely clever deconstruction of Superman or examination of the effects that near limitless power could have on someone.  Honestly, it feels like those old "What If" issues brought to the movies.

 

Like, you've got my attention movie, don't blow it.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:08 PM

Looks interesting.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:56 AM

im interested. I LOVED "Irredeemable"...so i'm already a fan of "evil / amoral Superman" stories.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:50 PM

I look forward to the Extended Gunniverse.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:03 PM

...I'm genuinely hoping he follows this up with a sequel to Super where Rainn Wilson's character is absurdly rich but acting exactly the same, possibly with a new flying rodent theme, and beats the everliving hell out of a stand up comedian for looking weird.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:00 PM

That was a neat trailer.  I am not really into horror films, but that was pretty good. It might be worth a watch when it comes to Netflix.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:22 PM

So apparently James Gunn seemingly has very little to actually do with this? He's apparently not the Director.. or one of the writers although the writers are his brothers.. nor one of the executive producers.. but actually just 1 of 6 producers. But I keep seeing people Credit this as "James Gunn's Brightburn" So.. IDK.

 

The trailer isn't bad. But the "holy shit this kid has super powers and is evil" Isn't really.. I mean it's not over done but it's not exactly a fresh idea either. Usually the powers are supernatural and it's a girl instead of a boy but.. eh.

 

See how it goes. At least Gunn is getting work again.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:39 AM

How much are they actually allowed to lift from Superman?



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:07 AM

An awful lot.  You can write off a ton of this as parody if needed.  The only thing that'd get them immediately sued would be using the character names or the costume.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:23 PM

*ahem* The Maximortal, anyone?

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