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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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#1421 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

It wouldnt really be a hand then would it?

Ah. That completely escaped me.

 

Unless it's an ALIEN HAND!

 

 

Which it isn't. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1422 Locoman

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

Let's be fair: there are plenty of Transformers out there with two, three, or four digits on each hand.
"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 05 November 2018 - 04:39 PM

Yeah, I don't think it ever occurred to me that they were That Literally A Hand. 


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:55 AM

And lo did IDW Transformers lead into 'Mighty Orbots'.

GO! MIGHTY ORBOTS!

 

Also the universe of the Galaxy Rangers and Brave Starr.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:25 PM

So this is a thing:
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#1426 repowers

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:38 PM

So IDW's having a Comixology sale!

 

I'm filling in the gaps in my collection.  Picked up the Visionaries crossover and a few odds and ends I missed in the confused mess of the crossover era. Apparently there was an Optimus Prime/First Strike one-shot that I completely missed, and I kinda wonder if there was anything else I missed in all the chaos.

 

AND!  The Sins of the Wreckers collection is $5, and includes the trade bonus content.  Worth a double dip.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:32 AM

Apparently there was an Optimus Prime/First Strike one-shot that I completely missed, and I kinda wonder if there was anything else I missed in all the chaos.

There's also a Transformers: First Strike one-shot, which forms the second part of a little two-part story with the Optimus Prime: First Strike one-shot.

The First Strike tie-in one-shots were... not well handled. Six one-shots which pair up to form three two-part stories... but the only way you'd know that is from reading the solicits. Nothing on the covers to tell you that!

Edited by Jalaguy, 13 December 2018 - 04:34 AM.


#1428 repowers

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:37 PM

I just skimmed a few wiki articles on First Strike and realized: I never read past the first issue or two. Either it was just too crossovery to deal with, or I wanted to wait and pick it up cheaper and then forgot about it. Don't remember, but either way, that's how I missed it. 


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Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:38 AM

First Strike frustrates me to this day, because it's a really excellent character-driven "Transformers vs. supervillains" story up until halfway through issue #6, at which point the story so far is pretty much tossed out the window in favour of shilling the Transformers vs. Visionaries mini instead.

First Strike #6 and TFs vs. Visionaries #1 were the peak of the new editorial team's utterly terrible decision making. I'm so glad they didn't end up marring Unicron somehow.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:30 AM

The thing that makes me sad is that this was the foundation for what could have been a really excellent Visionaries revival but is now forever stuck being a mostly excellent Visionaries revival that was birthed from a whole pile of bullshit.

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#1431 repowers

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:17 PM

I'll have to weigh in again after I've read it, but it seemed like Revolution 2.0, which is a bad sign. By nature I tend to find most crossovers painful at best. There's a stable of stock storybeats most of them have to hit, which I generally find pretty uncompelling; and cramming two casts into one book rarely does any of them any favors in terms of character development.

 

I devoured the Sins bonus stuff last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Some great insight into the thinking that goes into a book like that.  Roche made a pitch for a super-spy team story set on Earth post-Last Stand, featuring Jazz, Mirage, and a few other outlier/stealth type guys, and it sounds like it could've been a lot of fun. After being shelved for a long time elements of it wound up becoming part of Sins.


Edited by repowers, 15 December 2018 - 12:26 AM.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:20 AM

This is coming from the perspective of somebody who enjoyed both (bar the last half of First Strike #6), but IMO Revolution and First Strike are very different comics.

Revolution is more big-scale and plot-driven and episodic - there's "the Transformers vs. G.I. Joe issue", "the issue where the Micronauts turn up", etc.

First Strike in comparison is far more tight and character-driven and serialised. There's basically just one main plot thing happening through the entire event - some supervillains have attacked Cybertron and are journeying to the planet's core - and everything else is rooted in the characters reacting to that in various ways and bouncing off each other. First Strike is basically just a Transformers/G.I. Joe story as well - the other franchises are supporting players at most, and some just cameos.

On that note, I will say that it definitely leans towards G.I. Joe in the same way Revolution leaned towards Transformers. Scarlett is basically the main character, so I can totally understand the TF fans who found it harder to get into.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:47 AM

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:56 PM

I enjoyed First Strike a lot more than Revolution, ending of FS non-withstanding, because it was just TF/Joe With The Famous Joes, while Revolution was just a big blend of stuff I didn't care about beforehand, and cared about less afterwards.

 

None of my complaints apply to Ian Noble, though, because he is the Best.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

I have a question about the digital version of The Wreckers Saga: does it include the bonus content from Last Stand and Sins? If not, I'll pass and just pick up Requiem. Otherwise I'll double dip while it's on sale. Thanks!



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 05:20 AM

I have a question about the digital version of The Wreckers Saga: does it include the bonus content from Last Stand and Sins? If not, I'll pass and just pick up Requiem. Otherwise I'll double dip while it's on sale. Thanks!


The Wreckers Saga has the "in-universe" bonus content from the LSOTW hardback (i.e. the comic strips, prose stories and character profiles), plus an art gallery (I forget exactly what, but I think it's at least some of the stuff from both LSOTW and SOTW), but it doesn't have the real-world behind-the-scenes material from any of the stories (not even the stuff from the back of the Requiem one-shot, if I remember right).

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:46 AM

 

I have a question about the digital version of The Wreckers Saga: does it include the bonus content from Last Stand and Sins? If not, I'll pass and just pick up Requiem. Otherwise I'll double dip while it's on sale. Thanks!


The Wreckers Saga has the "in-universe" bonus content from the LSOTW hardback (i.e. the comic strips, prose stories and character profiles), plus an art gallery (I forget exactly what, but I think it's at least some of the stuff from both LSOTW and SOTW), but it doesn't have the real-world behind-the-scenes material from any of the stories (not even the stuff from the back of the Requiem one-shot, if I remember right).

 

 

 

Cool, thanks! It was the prose stories I was mainly concerned with, since the digital copy of LSOTW didn't have them.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:12 AM

Anyhow, if anybody is a fan of Lost Light and can do voices, the lady making the Lost Light and Brooklyn 99 dub animations is looking for voice actors for her series versions of the whole darn thing.



Also if you like making scripts, for the sparkeater issue.

Whirl is one of the voice actors she's missing and I asked if he was to be voiced by a girl, since his Holo is a girl.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:24 AM

I've FINALLY gotten back into reading the comics, after taking a longer-than-intended break at the end of "Dark Cybertron".

 

I'm going in chronological-ish order, everything's going great, each story is better than the previous one, before I know it I'm at "Dying of the Light" which is maybe the best Transformers thing I've ever read, and then WHAM! "Revolution". The sudden difference in quality has given me whiplash.
 


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:31 AM

Anyhow, if anybody is a fan of Lost Light and can do voices, the lady making the Lost Light and Brooklyn 99 dub animations is looking for voice actors for her series versions of the whole darn thing.

 

Wow, that is some timing. I literally just stumbled across that "In a Nutshell" video not two minutes ago.


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