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@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.


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#81 Sabrblade

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:22 AM

 

In this version, it seems like Megatron's Golden Disk theft was more of a coordinated effort supported by the Tripredacus Council rather than a completely rogue operation.


I got the sense that Megatron ozymandus'd it and was telling the council about his plan at the same time his goons were implementing it.

 

Either way, my impression from the cartoon was that the Council had disapproved of the theft altogether in that version, while here they look to be in on it from the start.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#82 Rhinox

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:41 AM

My preorder is in and paid for.  Can not wait. 


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:48 AM

In this version, it seems like Megatron's Golden Disk theft was more of a coordinated effort supported by the Tripredacus Council rather than a completely rogue operation.

they seem like the ones who'd offer just enough support to maybe get what they want but simultaneously keep JUST enough leeway from the actual event that they could disavow everything if it went wrong.


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 02:02 PM

I think the preview killed one of the dollar-store gold Optimus Prime-ish things I have (transformation is just taking off his arms and head, it's not a very good toy but great for nameless casualties.  I'm glad they agree).



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 02:20 PM

I think the preview killed one of the dollar-store gold Optimus Prime-ish things I have (transformation is just taking off his arms and head, it's not a very good toy but great for nameless casualties.  I'm glad they agree).

 

It's Under-3.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 04:56 AM

So if the comic is using Under-3 I wonder what other lesser known Beast Era transformers will appear in it, maybe Rubber Ducky.


Edited by Darth Gonzo, 24 January 2021 - 04:56 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 07:20 PM

Various thoughts, Skold is a nice design, Galavar is different but pretty good.

 

Love the preview, except for Dinobot's pick arm blades, that'll just continue to make people think his sword is pink.

 

And here's the RI cover for issue 3, click for the full image.

 

 



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Posted 03 February 2021 - 09:11 AM

First issue was a solid read. You get a real feel for many of the characters, and how they're going to differ from their original BW counterparts. This is a new take on Primal, which works very well. He's itching for adventure, and he's about to get it. The relationship between Rhinox and Primal gets more development in a couple panels than all the episodes of the first season combined. Rattrap is his old self.

 

Megatron is written flawlessly, and exactly as you remember him in his scene-chewing glory. The other Preds at least have some characterization in the brief panels they appear, but it's clear: Megatron is pushing this narrative forward. The seeds for Dinobots eventual face turn are in the preview pages, so I don't feel I'm spoiling anything there. And Waspinator is a pilot!

 

The Comixology version features sketches of the characters in their Cybertronian forms, both robot and vehicle. This was a neat feature that I assume the paper version will also have?

 

Similarities to the show: The planet the crew lands on has two moons, and floating mountains are implied in the background. There's a golden disc. They need to stay in beast mode largely for plot device reasons. And when the Axalon got pulled into the transwarp field, the '90s metal guitar riff from the show went through my mind.

 

If you liked the show, give this book a chance. If you like a fun narrative with well-defined characters, give this book a chance. The first issue shows promise.



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Posted 03 February 2021 - 09:22 AM

I am looking forward to this.
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Posted 03 February 2021 - 02:17 PM

 

Megatron is written flawlessly, and exactly as you remember him in his scene-chewing glory. 

Oh, good lord, ABSOLUTELY!  The vocabulary, the tempo, it was perfect.

 

A lot of times, it can be hard to "hear" a certain voice actor through lines in a comic, depending on how the character is written and by whom.  For example, I found it VERY hard to reconcile IDW's Lost Light Megatron with my perception of his voice via G1 or Animated (I think my brain settled on AEC David Kaye Megatron).

 

But here? David Kaye just FLOWED from that dialog in ways I'm not sure I've seen a character "flow" from the pages to me in a LONG time.   I was worried that we'd lose some of that taking the "Ultimate" approach, but if Megatron stays this delicious, I'm in this for the long haul.



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Posted 03 February 2021 - 10:21 PM

this was a good start and i look forward to where it's going. but i read primal almost like cheetor. he felt a little impulsive and gung-ho, too ready for action. he's obviously more composed and mature than cheetor was in the show, but he still has that young upstart energy



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Posted 03 February 2021 - 10:55 PM

Does the "Galavar" name come from somewhere earlier, or is this its debut? Me no know beasties. 


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Posted 03 February 2021 - 11:25 PM

Turns out the writer is a big fan of Marathi music. :p

 

...Probably NSFW.

Spoiler

 

Now, someone needs to animate BW Megatron dancing to this.  ASAP.

 

(For those curious, Galavar seems to mean "Cheeks" in Marathi...face cheeks, get your mind out the gutter)

 

 

 

Seriously, though, I think this is the first time it's ever shown up.  Might be a slight reference to "Galvatron", though?  At least subconsciously.


Edited by ZakuConvoy, 03 February 2021 - 11:30 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2021 - 02:01 PM

My review is in the issue's thread.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 11:18 AM

5-page preview of Issue #2 - https://graphicpolic...s-beast-wars-2/


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 10:35 AM

Lots of talking heads this issue (and some of the heads are disembodied aliens). It's all dialogue that furthers the plot, and moves characters along. We get a brief air battle scene.

 

This issue will probably read better in a collected volume. Still, the characters all sound like who they're supposed to, and I'm enjoying the art. I like where this is headed.



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Posted 14 March 2021 - 10:04 AM

Is this for real? David Kaye read the comic?


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Posted 14 March 2021 - 06:29 PM

Is this for real? David Kaye read the comic?

https://youtu.be/NRIwLA1rgrg


Yeah he did a live stream not long ago where he did a cold read of some of Megatron's dialogue from the comic.

Kaye also provided the voices of Tarantulas and Cicadacon in the scenes he read.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 08:43 PM

But he kept misreading the latter as "Cicadadon".


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 March 2021 - 12:37 PM

So, the collected first volume of this book got solicited, and, uh..

Volume 1 collects issues #1-6 of the 12-issue series.


That seems incredibly short for how slow the series has been going so far.

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/1684058589/

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