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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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#1 Maruten

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 01:44 AM

Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, Marvel: Fearless and Fantastic!, DC: Brave and Bold!) and Umi Miyao (Transformers) weave a tale of deception and perception in “Gauging the Truth,” Part 1! Cycles ago, a Reversionist ship left Cybertron in the wake of a great calamity. Gauge, the youngest Cybertronian in the universe, knows she was forged on the planet, but only remembers her life on the ship. Her life’s about to be shaken as her whole concept of the truth is thrown into question by the mysterious figures in the brig.

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#2 Trpodeca

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 03:40 AM

It's finally out!

 

Heretch is probably using mind-control or something to brainwash everyone.

 

Now how will this end I wonder? Will Gauge lead the revolution to overthrow Heretech, or will she and her family be forced to escape?

Who can say!


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#3 Wildwade

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:50 AM

Eh.  The art was nice and Gauge is cute, but this was just kind of...boring.  I came for the Arcee and Greenlight, really, not the Gauge.



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 06:50 PM

You'd think a guy called Heretech would encourage heresy.



#5 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:32 PM

I mean, he appears to have not only encouraged but mandated it. It's just that he also lied about it.

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:39 PM

It does seem odd that the story and art both go out of their way to underscore that "heresy" is an existing term that means what we know it means, but the leader of their religion is still named it and we get no acknowledgement at all of how weird that is.

 

I really liked the panels of the corrupt-and-warring Cybertron.



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:54 PM

It does seem odd that the story and art both go out of their way to underscore that "heresy" is an existing term that means what we know it means, but the leader of their religion is still named it and we get no acknowledgement at all of how weird that is.

 

I really liked the panels of the corrupt-and-warring Cybertron.

 

Eh, it's not like they're actually speaking English.


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 11:20 PM

Yeah, this one left me pretty bored, wondering where it was going. Last page made it more interesting, but getting there was a chore. I wish the author had taken the opportunity for more of a deep dive into the specifics of a Cybertronian religion, especially given the particulars of stuff like the weird "Heretech is the leader" situation.



#9 Salt-Man Z

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 12:41 PM

Yeah, it was pretty enough, and though it was clearly all setup, it did very little actual worldbuilding.


"Here is light. You will say that it is not a living entity, but you miss the point that it is more, not less. Without occupying space, it fills the universe. It nourishes everything, yet itself feeds upon destruction. We claim to control it, but does it not perhaps cultivate us as a source of food? May it not be that all wood grows so that it can be set ablaze, and that men and women are born to kindle fires?"
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Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:25 PM

I know the whole point of this book is that they can do anything and everything, but given how dry the core book tends to be even in its better issues, it would be nice if Galaxies more often than not was The Fun Book. So far that's not what we're seeing though. 


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#11 Wildwade

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:59 PM

I know the whole point of this book is that they can do anything and everything, but given how dry the core book tends to be even in its better issues, it would be nice if Galaxies more often than not was The Fun Book. So far that's not what we're seeing though. 

Uh-huh, so far we've got the opener Constructicon story, which was... I mean, functional.  But also kind of bland and simplistic.

 

Then the Cliffjumper story, which had pretty art, but was centred on a gag that BARELY works (if Cliffjumper is often mistaken for Bumblebee, I can't imagine what Prowl, Bluestreak, and Smokescreen go through.)

 

And now this, our first solo outing with "exciting" new character Gauge and... it's as boring as real church so far.

 

I'm looking forward to the Ultra Magnus tale, but honestly I've never liked ANYTHING Brandon Easton's written, sooooo...



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:20 PM

I'm looking forward to the Ultra Magnus tale, but honestly I've never liked ANYTHING Brandon Easton's written, sooooo...

 

 I don't know that I have either, but he seemed like a really nice guy when he was on Jalaguy and Daniel's podcast, so I want to. 


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#13 Salt-Man Z

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:38 PM

Then the Cliffjumper story, which had pretty art, but was centred on a gag that BARELY works (if Cliffjumper is often mistaken for Bumblebee, I can't imagine what Prowl, Bluestreak, and Smokescreen go through.)

Never mind Hubcap and Bumper!

I will say the only actual letdown for the Clodhopper story was that the premise didn't withstand a second of scrutiny. Ignoring that, those two issues were an absolute blast.
"Here is light. You will say that it is not a living entity, but you miss the point that it is more, not less. Without occupying space, it fills the universe. It nourishes everything, yet itself feeds upon destruction. We claim to control it, but does it not perhaps cultivate us as a source of food? May it not be that all wood grows so that it can be set ablaze, and that men and women are born to kindle fires?"
―Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch

#14 Magnusblitz

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 07:15 PM


I'm looking forward to the Ultra Magnus tale, but honestly I've never liked ANYTHING Brandon Easton's written, sooooo...

 

Oh man, he wrote that Deviations issue, didn't he? Well, at least now I'll be prepared...
 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 11:10 PM

And on the Netflix series!


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