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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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#41 Chip

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE(Jetstorm @ Sep 5 2006, 02:16 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?

No stories are reprinted in both US and UK volumes. The UK reprints are only doing UK-exclusive stories.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:46 PM

We now have the cover to Ruffolo's Sixshot book.

And... I think I might skip the issue. I know I'll end up buying the TPB, so it's not like I'll be missing out on the story.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 10:00 PM

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It's really only severely lost on Rob Ruff and Pat Lee. Guido Guidi and EJ Su are rock solid on it, and Don Figueroa is on the ball 99% of the time. Ruffolo seems to have spent his time learning how to polish his coloring skills rather than decent perspective and proportions. I would hope, like Walky, that he's at least gotten his story direction act together.


QUOTE(Chip @ Sep 6 2006, 10:46 PM) View Post

We now have the cover to Ruffolo's Sixshot book.

And... I think I might skip the issue. I know I'll end up buying the TPB, so it's not like I'll be missing out on the story.

Yes, already posted. It already got my sufficiently frustrated reply.
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:33 AM


Why did Ruffolo have to be on the issue I looked forward to the most?!

Sixshot is TALL, blast you! Do you get paid extra to draw the Pat Lee puffy-legs™? And, gah, the two chest-flaps aren't even at the same angle....

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:29 AM

Here's Sixshot's original packaging artwork:

IPB Image

Look familiar?
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 02:20 AM

QUOTE(JustSix @ Sep 7 2006, 12:29 PM) View Post

Here's Sixshot's original packaging artwork:

IPB Image

Look familiar?

Ugh.

Just... ugh. You'd think he'd at least use an original pose. No wonder some of the IDW forum people are swooning over how "G1 box art"-esque it looks.

All we've seen is the cover and I already hate the thing. That's like a record.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:08 PM

Yeah it's gonna be a cool issue even though Ruffolo is a crappy "artist".

I'd like to see a 2nd wave of Decepticon infiltration unit in Nebulos, specifically the Head/Target masters. Maybe Furman could give a decent origin to the "binary bonding" process. It seems like a good possibility, since the jig was up when Thunderwing attacked Nebulos, perhaps giving them all new alt-modes to "fit in".

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:22 PM

I'm pretty sure they're all Cybertronian, Thrust certainally is.

A "coincidence" of Nebulan and Cybryton vehicular technology would be lame. Maybe in a return adventure they'd not bother seeing there being no point and shift the story from desguise to something else.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:30 PM

Nebulan vehicles in the comic were like WWII war machines with a WWIII edge. I don't remember much from the cartoon except for some kind of giant killer excavator which I think became Skorponok. Neither fiction had the Transformers adapting to their technologies for alt-modes and kept them as Cybertronian/Futurisitc Earth ('cept for the animal HMs).

I'd assume that the Nebulan technology in IDW is very fuel-efficient, at least that's what I gather from that solar-powered plane thing. Like what Earth vehicles would be if we weren't reliant on fossil fuels.

Yeah I'm big on a continuity with longevity, which is why I never got into anything after Beast Machines. Well, I did a little, but I don't miss it. I think some Evolutions stories could be cool if they were really interesting, like a story set in the 50s during the Cold War with hot rod Autobots (even Tracks as a C1 Corvette) and you could play up the whole "alien robot death machines" which seemed to be the epitomy of what people thought were going to kill them back in those days. Sputnik Transformer? Rock on!

But on the other side, "Micromasters" was a part of the DW universe and was totally crappy so I skipped it and would've sooner bought "Hearts of Steel" had it come out then.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Sep 6 2006, 03:57 PM) View Post

http://www.tformers....=6476&mode=flat

I don't like his legs at all...


jeez. this thrills me even more that the Hot Rod one is still Roche work.


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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:17 PM

We haven't seen anything from Mark Bright yet, but after Shockwave I'd be very happy if Nick was doing all of the Spotlights.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:43 PM

Yeah, especially since Rufollo is a-comin'. icon-kicker.gif

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 10:58 PM

i hope Simon doesn't have to go online and explain what was SUPPOSED to be going on in the comic -- stuff that should've been clear through the art, but was butchered Micromasters-style.


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Posted 21 September 2006 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Denyer @ Sep 21 2006, 04:17 PM) View Post

We haven't seen anything from Mark Bright yet, but after Shockwave I'd be very happy if Nick was doing all of the Spotlights.



actually, Bright's Nightbeat cover was shown in the slide at SDCC

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QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 22 2006, 05:00 AM) View Post

Bright's Nightbeat cover was shown in the slide at SDCC

It's here as well -- I just don't really count covers as likely to be a good representation of the stuff inside. For some reason, that looks like a very low-res version with the lines rather uneven. There's lots more by him all over the web, though.

http://en.wikipedia....iki/M.D._Bright
http://www.mdbright....verine.jpg.html
http://www.mdbright....laimComics.html
http://www.comicartp...p?ArtistId=1162

Think we could be in for some retro goodness...

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 01:03 AM

well, there was a page of the nightbeat book in the Art Du jour too so xD

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE(lastmaximal @ Sep 21 2006, 11:58 PM) View Post

i hope Simon doesn't have to go online and explain what was SUPPOSED to be going on in the comic -- stuff that should've been clear through the art, but was butchered Micromasters-style.

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 22 2006, 07:03 AM) View Post

well, there was a page of the nightbeat book in the Art Du jour too so xD

mwaha

Is it still around?

And are you on colours for that one, BTW?

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That link says Wildman was going to do the art for Sixshot? Man oh man... this makes Ruffolo's return all the more frightening.



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