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@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  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!


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#1441 Jalaguy

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:08 AM

Boo, Revolution is great fun! Easily my second-favourite event story after Unicron.

I liked Dying of the Light well enough at the time, although the the fact that Skids' gratuitously awful and depressing death received no meaningful follow-up and turned out to apparently serve no plot role other than being gratuitously awful and depressing has soured me on it a bit.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:25 AM

I think what's going to be most interesting is 10 years later the reappraisals of Roberts work. Cause I'm willing to bet that once the shine fades, there's gonna be a lot more negativity.


 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:44 AM

Roberts has made his mark within social media 


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:52 AM

Revolution is a big dumb explosion-fest using all the toys in the toybox and it has absolutely no pretense of being anything else. And that is why it's great.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:00 PM

For my part, I was happy to ride the wave of euphoria for Roberts's work as it happened.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:12 PM

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.
 

I didn't hate Revolution by any means, but Dying of the Light had possibly the most satisfying conclusion I've ever read in a comic, and I'm still shocked that there's people who hate how Tarn's story was resolved. I'm also weirdly indifferent to Skids' death, I guess I never really connected with him and considered him the most expendable of the 'main guys'. Beyond characters who were already established in IDW like Ratchet and Cyclonus he was the one I was most excited to see in MTMTE and I don't really understand why I ended up not caring.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

Yeah, the figurative and literal deconstruction of the DJD was the thing I liked most about Dying of the Light (including the Roller reveal, which I'd absolutely put among my favourite JRo gags).

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:02 PM

My main problems with TDOTL, barring problems that come from bits of it not being addressed in Lost Light, are basically just:

  • Tarn being Glitch rather than literally someone we'd never seen before detracts from the point of him being a complete nobody*
  • Ravage and Skids died for no reason other than to Have Stakes
  • Deathsaurus and crew leaving because of Magic Brain Gun instead of actually changing their minds
  • Megatron's absolutely perfect death scene was ruined by him surviving

I've been soured on it by the stuff that's come since, but objectively speaking, TDOTL isn't a bad story by any means.

 

*and that's not getting into the "villains in MTMTE are nearly all in some way disabled" thing


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:11 AM

I think what's going to be most interesting is 10 years later the reappraisals of Roberts work. Cause I'm willing to bet that once the shine fades, there's gonna be a lot more negativity.

 

I think there probably will be for Lost Light. I think his MTMTE run will likely be even more beloved than it is now.

 

Of course, some of that hinges on if we get "better" follow up media in the interim that matches (or exceeds) what he was able to accomplish.

 

I am not hopeful.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:14 AM

Mm. Maybe season 1.

 

I doubt it.


 

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:10 AM

Two questions!

 

1. I managed to receive IDW Phase 2 hardcovers volumes 1-7 for Christmas, and my preorder for 8 is coming through very soon. I see a preorder for 9 is up now, but I am worried these won't continue to completion of the series because of circumstances involved with my second question. Is there any indication that these will stop being printed before they finish the series in this format? 

 

2. So IDW UK Classics was cancelled before they finished all the reprints. After doing some research, it looks like the next books I could use instead would be the older Space Pirates and Time Wars trade paperbacks. Would that be correct, or would I still be missing other material before Time Wars? I know there are a few stories after Time Wars, but I'll get to that eventually. (And are there other options for the material that was cancelled besides the trades I listed?)


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#1452 Jalaguy

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:21 AM

1. I managed to receive IDW Phase 2 hardcovers volumes 1-7 for Christmas, and my preorder for 8 is coming through very soon. I see a preorder for 9 is up now, but I am worried these won't continue to completion of the series because of circumstances involved with my second question. Is there any indication that these will stop being printed before they finish the series in this format? 


There's currently no reason to assume they'll stop, especially now there's a fixed end-point. It'll ultimately depend on whether they keep selling, but I expect that they at least want to finish the set.

That being said, they'll have to speed things up a bit beyond two volumes per year if they want to finish any time soon. After Dark Cybertron, there were three or more books running at pretty much any time, and it'll likely take them up to volume 20 to finish the continuity.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

 

1. I managed to receive IDW Phase 2 hardcovers volumes 1-7 for Christmas, and my preorder for 8 is coming through very soon. I see a preorder for 9 is up now, but I am worried these won't continue to completion of the series because of circumstances involved with my second question. Is there any indication that these will stop being printed before they finish the series in this format? 


There's currently no reason to assume they'll stop, especially now there's a fixed end-point. It'll ultimately depend on whether they keep selling, but I expect that they at least want to finish the set.

That being said, they'll have to speed things up a bit beyond two volumes per year if they want to finish any time soon. After Dark Cybertron, there were three or more books running at pretty much any time, and it'll likely take them up to volume 20 to finish the continuity.

 

 

I liked your post, but I don't like the idea of buying that many books! Yeesh!


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Posted Yesterday, 07:27 AM

I must admit, I did enjoy First Strike a lot more than I did Revolution. Even with the B.S. Marvel/DC “actually just a setup for the next mini” ending.

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Posted Today, 01:16 AM

I already said this on the Discord, but I love that the reboot is using an Optimus design that's based off a toy that's an homage to what the mainline's Optimus design was when the original IDW comics started.



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