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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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#21 dcjosh

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:51 PM

>__>

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:11 PM

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TFW2005 has received word that Rob Ruffalo, the artist that drew Dreamwave's Micromasters miniseries is set to pencil the Sixshot One Shot from IDW Publishing.



hmm... i hope he's learned from the backlash.


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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:57 PM

..Why? Dear God, why?

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 05:50 PM

WHY?!


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Edited by M Sipher, 01 September 2006 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:19 PM

Well, I sort of see it like this. I'd give James "Brad" another shot at writing, just because of who was in charge of him at the time. I'd be willing to see what Ruffalo can do outside of Lee at least once.
If it is the exact same, then yeah...

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:55 AM

http://www.skyjammer...usymicroart.jpg
http://www.skyjammer...lousyridart.jpg
http://www.skyjammer...vehiclesart.jpg
http://www.skyjammer...dron-mutant.jpg

"House style" isn't the problem.

A complete and utter lack of understanding of composition, anatomy, basic physics...


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Posted 02 September 2006 - 04:34 AM

It'd certainly be good to see some preview pages before this one...

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 02:50 AM

QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 1 2006, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
>__>

You have my sympathy if you're the colorist for that issue. Seriously.
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:12 PM

I remember when I critcized this guy back in Chicago at otfcc in 2004.

Worst Artist ever.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 3 2006, 12:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 1 2006, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

>__>

You have my sympathy if you're the colorist for that issue. Seriously.



nope

made the face because im kinda surprised by the huge outcry of "OMG he sux! nooooo!!!!!"

i mean. i half expected it but theres long threads on every major board about it icon-waspy.gif
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:21 AM

More and more people have come to the conclusion that an inability to draw proportions isn't just a stylistic difference since DW tanked.

The top link of Sipher's probably illustrates it most clearly -- Fort Max's shoulders shift size by a factor of two between two adjacent panels. As for what the hell happened to UM's head...

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:22 AM

im sure thered probably be the same reaction if by some stroke of luck i had to pencil anything, so i feel ya rob!

impress us all! xD

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:45 AM

Feel free to post those links to the relevant thread in the IDW forum, since I don't really feel like signing up for that.


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Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:16 PM

Okay, I've been looking at this page, and am confused on one point: which UK volumes reprints material also in US volumes? And which are which?

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QUOTE(Jetstorm @ Sep 5 2006, 07:16 PM) View Post

Okay, I've been looking at this page, and am confused on one point: which UK volumes reprints material also in US volumes? And which are which?

I'm not quite following -- the Titan UK volumes don't duplicate material that's in the Titan US ones, if that's what you mean.

There's a UK story list here with US issue numbers noted where applicable:

http://tfarchive.com...php?s=storylist

It helps to have read some of the US material to follow what happens in the UK ones, but it's not essential -- by and large they're self-contained arcs that join up with each other rather than closely interweaving the US stuff.

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QUOTE(Denyer @ Sep 6 2006, 04:38 AM) View Post

QUOTE(Jetstorm @ Sep 5 2006, 07:16 PM) View Post

Okay, I've been looking at this page, and am confused on one point: which UK volumes reprints material also in US volumes? And which are which?

I'm not quite following -- the Titan UK volumes don't duplicate material that's in the Titan US ones, if that's what you mean.

There's a UK story list here with US issue numbers noted where applicable:

http://tfarchive.com...php?s=storylist

It helps to have read some of the US material to follow what happens in the UK ones, but it's not essential -- by and large they're self-contained arcs that join up with each other rather than closely interweaving the US stuff.


Oh, I see; I saw both of the Unicron-themed volumes, one from the US and one from the UK, and thought they were the same material. My bad.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:04 PM

There's a preview image of one of Rob Ruff's covers for the Sixshot Spotlight on IDW's Art Du Jour...

Not as puffy as his Micromasters work...still kinda squat though...
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 06:41 PM

Yeah, better than Micromasters but still terrible.

Sixshot never looks good with those wings flapped out across his arms like that, how can he move properly with the equivalent of flat boobies? You can fold them over, in fact, I think you're supposed to.

By the way Denyer, I was looking over the TF Archive site you post links to from your reviews recently and I read over the comic summaries and was really impressed with them. I've only read a few UK stories and the rest of the summaries in self-contained chunks but never altogether their US counterparts like that, very interesting, it adds a lot to G1 as a whole. I wish IDW would publish some UK stuff in Generations, like "Man of Iron" at least! That is an excellent introductory G1 story.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE(Shockprowl04 @ Sep 6 2006, 05:04 PM) View Post

There's a preview image of one of Rob Ruff's covers for the Sixshot Spotlight on IDW's Art Du Jour...

Not as puffy as his Micromasters work...still kinda squat though...



yeah, i was thinkign the same thing... almost like he's too used to drawing the micromasters, and poor Sixshot got the "squatty body" treatment... if this cover is any indication, the art in this issue will be a COMPLETE throwback to the DW days...

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:32 PM

Guy needs to stick to coloring. Even Sixshot's guns are stubby, and I wasn't sure that was possible, really.

If you take the torso and head (which is a little higher than it should be to pull that pose, but not enough to be notable like Pat Lee's floating head/arm Prime) and then ditch everything else on that body, including the wings, then you have the start of a good Sixshot sketch.

It annoys me that he's ignored details like the two ridges that should be on either foot, done something totally strange with the shoulder wheels, has the perspective on the chest fins all wrong, put a vent on the front of the jeep mode on the wrong side... when he's drawn the correct placement inches away. The perspective on either gun is also off slightly, particularly on the right hander (check the small barrel on the bottom as opposed to the main gunbarrel for Sixshot's right rifle, the large barrel versus the far back of the gun on the left). He's also left off the wing wolf claws on the forearms, but I can forgive that one since they'd be mostly behind the rifles anyway. The most galling thing to me is that the back (terribly shortened) wings have been drawn... coming out of his shoulders.


Perspective, god damn it. LEARN IT.


I'm going to have to skip this one just to save myself the unnecessary headaches. Seriously, I don't know if the dude's just lazy about the pencil work or what, but he sure seems to like to disguise things with his color work.

I will say that the wing wolf turned out decently, but the best part should be the center of attention, namely the robot mode.
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