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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 DocChloroplast

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:36 PM

https://www.hollywoo...ginning-1170456

 

TL;DR: War for Cybertron gets its tie-in. The article doesn't say if this is an on-going or a limited series, but either way, it would have to do something REALLY ambitious for me to look into this.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:41 PM

I swear to god if you do ANOTHER "Optimus and Megatron were best buddies and the war started because they tried to overthrow the corrupt government" I will murder something.
"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 18 December 2018 - 02:44 PM

Also, if we could avoid the pitfalls of IDW's 13 and not have the "mysterious death" be a fridged ladybot that Prime and Megs crushed on, that'd be GREAT.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:46 PM

It is

 

Very hard to be enthused about yet another pre-war story.


 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

Those covers definitely make it seem a WFC: Seige tie in book. That could be good or could be bad.

This material has been covered a lot in modern times so unless they have a really cool fresh take this isn't an exciting direction. On the other hand I like anytime we dig into Cybertron culture so if they actually play with and develop that and do lots of creative worldbuilding then I'm 100% behind the setting. I just don't have a ton of faith that they will do that.

I do love the idea of the Comic syncing more to the toyline again as it provides a constant influx of new characters and at least theoretically the option for more nostalgic feels like the way the old Marvel book worked.

-ZacWilliam, I'll definitely check the first issue. Not a big fan of that Prime/Megatron cover though...

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

So just "Transformers," no specific WFC and/or Siege branding. Definitely the new on-going continuity then. 

 

The writer is a fantasy novelist with no prior comic book experience? Hmm. 

 

Edit: He apparently has written for comics before, on IDW's short-lived Rogue Trooper title. 


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:54 PM

This material has been covered a lot in modern times so unless they have a really cool fresh take this isn't an exciting direction. On the other hand I like anytime we dig into Cybertron culture so if they actually play with and develop that and do lots of creative worldbuilding then I'm 100% behind the setting. I just don't have a ton of faith that they will do that.

 

See, this is kind of where I am, if not a bit more pessimistically. Cyberverse has been doing a fun job showing off what Cybertron was like pre/during the early parts of the war, and a book that really looks into what Cybertronians are like when they're not fighting/whining about fighting would be GREAT. But Siege takes so much inspiration from G1 that I'm afraid we won't even get that.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:57 PM

The story of Siege, such as it is, is "the day before the Ark launches and also there are MicroTargetmasters already." 

 

This...

 

The new series, titled simply Transformers, will see writer Brian Ruckley and artists Angel Hernandez and Ron Joseph tell the story of Cybertron before the war, and of the mysterious death that ended an age of peace on the planet. Bumblebee, soon to star in his own movie, will be one of the protagonists of the new title, which will publish twice a month.

 

 

...is quite a bit different from that. 



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

The writer is a fantasy novelist with no prior comic book experience? Hmm.


finally, a transformers story written like conan the barbarian

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

Hey, there's your Siege Leader Prime.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

Set on Cybertron, with no humans? Count me in on being cautiously optimistic!


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:10 PM

My best-case scenario at the moment is that we'll get, like, a streamlined version of the -acies, with some Chaos Theory thrown in there for good measure, but...
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:11 PM

Hey, there's your Siege Leader Prime.

Who turns into Cybertron Prime's truck mode, as I'm sure many of us had predicted.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:15 PM

I'm skimming reviews of the writer's novels. Looks promising.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:15 PM

My best-case scenario at the moment is that we'll get, like, a streamlined version of the -acies, with some Chaos Theory thrown in there for good measure, but...

You're optimistic.  I'm guessing this will probably be a retread of Transformers Exodus with a lot more of first-episodes-of-G1 thrown in.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:16 PM

Yeah that is definitely Siege Magnus retooled into Optimus on that cover.  Truck front giving me some Cybertron/galaxy Force vibes. 

 

Might check it out.  I honestly dropped off the previous continuity wagon. So it might be good to start fresh again.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:17 PM

I'm so tired of every piece of modern G1 media that isn't the Sunbow cartoon being marketed as "Finally the never-before-seen story of _____!" (that of course has already been seen half a dozen times over the past 35 years.)


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

I am interested to see what a new series built from the ground up, following all that IDW accomplished, will look like. I loved a lot of the IDW continuity but all the best parts of its early history were crammed into an existing frame.

It is going to follow the basic history beats we've seen before. I think that's appropriate. To get a truly new story without a lot of continuity hair splitting you would need to set it in a different era with a different cast, and while I would love that I don't begrudge this.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:22 PM

So what do we call this new continuity? The last one we just called IDW.

 

IDW G2?

Neo IDW?

Siegeverse?

IDW2: Electric Pineapples?

IDW: Here we go again?



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:24 PM

So what do we call this new continuity? The last one we just called IDW.

 

IDW G2?

Neo IDW?

Siegeverse?

IDW2: Electric Pineapples?

IDW: Here we go again?

 

IDW Part 2: Hasbro won't let us do anything but G1 now and forever.


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