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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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#5141 Monique

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 12:15 AM

Just finished watching Brand New Animal and.. its okay, i guess? I wanted to like it more because its Trigger but the show really just spends most its season introducing this city, concepts, and characters about it then mostly just abandons them or forgets about what they previously stated.Then suddenly it races into a finale that doesn't exactly come out of nowhere but definitely feels like it needed more time and episodes to really set up and resolve. It just sorta happens. It sets itself up for a second season but.. it really is hard to be interested in a second season with the first didn't really feel like it did a whole lot.

 

Visually its nice to look at, and it has some interesting concepts but.. man it feels like a concept for a series rather than a series.



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:07 PM

ReZero season 2 stated today. Went to watch some Rem goodness.........

 

 

OMG WTF! HOW DARE THEY!


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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:13 PM

Brand New Animal is the only anime this year that interests me (not a fan of the isekai and slice of life/moe shows that are dominant these days) and I absolutely loved it. Anima City was a cool setting and there were a lot of fun episodes (the baseball one is my favorite because of how it brings Trigger's usual over-the-top insanity to baseball; it's a fun episode). Also the color palette is really nice, almost Promare-ish. I'm wondering if Trigger's going to move to that 80's-ish neon pink and blue color palette for their future productions; I wouldn't mind that at all. The one problem I have is that it's too short. Like, there's so many stories they could tell and I'm sad that Trigger doesn't do multiple seasons of their shows, otherwise we could see a lot more from it.

 

Overall BNA gets an 8.75/10 from me. Trigger's always good wrt character design and animation and all the characters in this show were fun. Also Marie's human form is pretty cute

 

now to go back to not watching any new anime for the rest of the year and just rewatching old stuff like gurren lagann, little witch academia, pop team epic and jojo and finally getting around to cells at work


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 12:47 AM

Brand New Animal is the only anime this year that interests me (not a fan of the isekai and slice of life/moe shows that are dominant these days) and I absolutely loved it. Anima City was a cool setting and there were a lot of fun episodes (the baseball one is my favorite because of how it brings Trigger's usual over-the-top insanity to baseball; it's a fun episode). Also the color palette is really nice, almost Promare-ish. I'm wondering if Trigger's going to move to that 80's-ish neon pink and blue color palette for their future productions; I wouldn't mind that at all. The one problem I have is that it's too short. Like, there's so many stories they could tell and I'm sad that Trigger doesn't do multiple seasons of their shows, otherwise we could see a lot more from it.

 

Overall BNA gets an 8.75/10 from me. Trigger's always good wrt character design and animation and all the characters in this show were fun. Also Marie's human form is pretty cute

 

now to go back to not watching any new anime for the rest of the year and just rewatching old stuff like gurren lagann, little witch academia, pop team epic and jojo and finally getting around to cells at work

 

Have you watched Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken? Eizouken is my anime of the year right now, and it's not even close.

 

Basic pitch is that three high school girls form a film club. 

 

Fun characters, lively Yuasa motion, and a great look at the process of making an anime. It's also easy AND breezy!

 

Sadly, this year's other Yuasa anime, Japan Sinks isn't the same level of quality. 

 

No, that's not quite what I meant to say. Arguably, they're even at the exact same level of quality on an absolute scale. By which I mean that Japan Sinks is every bit as crap as Eizouken is good. (Which for those keeping track, would make it very crap indeed.) I've talked about Eizouken elsewhere, so I'll leave it at "Watch Eizouken", but Japan Sinks is... just so very bad. And worse, it doesn't feel like it has heart, which is deeply weird for something with Yuasa's name on it. The show feels more like it's just trying to bottle that Crybaby lightning again above all else. I mean, yeah, Miki Makimura was one of the best characters in that, but that doesn't mean I want the next anime I see from Saru on Netflix to be about a half-Japanese track star who speaks fluent English. Most Yuasa shows are distinct even as they share the same spirit. You wouldn't mistake Ping Pong for Eizouken, or Kaiba for The Tatami Galaxy. But Japan Sinks desperately wants you to mistake it for Devilman, even as it loses the stylistic flourish that made it so memorable. It's the flaws without virtues. 

 

It's not worth the watching.




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Posted 21 July 2020 - 03:04 PM

I've heard good stuff about Eizouken and been meaning to watch it, actually

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 05:08 PM

Re-watching: Astra Lost in Space, honestly, I really like this series, it maybe short but the story is intersting, the cast is likable and it has a good balance of dramatic moments that suddenly transform into comical moments, I really recomend this series


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:39 AM

Yuki Yuna Is a Hero Franchise Gets 3rd TV Anime


Oh wow, this franchise is still alive.

#5148 Omgiamonfire

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:24 AM

 

Yuki Yuna Is a Hero Franchise Gets 3rd TV Anime


Oh wow, this franchise is still alive.

I'm surprised, S2 seemed like a pretty closed ending for the main cast. Can't complain all that much tho.


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#5149 Daith

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 11:50 PM


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