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@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2019 - 05:12 PM)

I was going to say I'd rather the one where it was Nathan Fillion, but on looking up his name to make sure it was spelled correctly I found out he recently featured as Nathan Drake in a recent Uncharted live action short film, so...

@  Patch : (21 January 2019 - 04:53 PM)

"I'm going to steal... the... Declaration... of Independence"

@  Patch : (21 January 2019 - 04:52 PM)

What's the universe where William Shatner starred in National Treasure?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Woah.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 January 2019 - 02:30 PM)

He also played Neo in the Matrix on Earth 645

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2019 - 01:01 PM)

And here I didn't think The Lost World could get worse. Thanks, I hate it.

@  Xellos : (21 January 2019 - 12:43 PM)

Ian Malcom: Dinosaur Detective

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 January 2019 - 08:37 AM)

In another universe Jim Carrey played Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, he ruined the tone of the first but saved the second.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  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?


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:58 AM

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:46 AM

So which version of Batman will this serve as a prequel to? Because if the answer is 'any and none' I really don't see a reason to care about this show.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

I... I can't say I ever cared about Commissioner Gordon's rise to, er, commissioner.
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

Besides which, Nolan covered that in the trilogy, as I recall.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

I think this may be a misfire.

Supervillains sans Batman... uh, well, if the police department could handle them, Batman wouldn't need to show up would he?
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think this may be a misfire.

Supervillains sans Batman... uh, well, if the police department could handle them, Batman wouldn't need to show up would he?


If handled well, it might play out as an interesting story arc if we see how the GPD goes from being 'able to handle day-to-day crime in the city' to 'completely overwhelmed and out of their element' over the course of the series.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE(BeltlineYYC @ Sep 26 2013, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think this may be a misfire.

Supervillains sans Batman... uh, well, if the police department could handle them, Batman wouldn't need to show up would he?


If handled well, it might play out as an interesting story arc if we see how the GPD goes from being 'able to handle day-to-day crime in the city' to 'completely overwhelmed and out of their element' over the course of the series.

But how do you escalate it just enough that it's still not making viewers go, "shouldn't Batman be dealing with this?"
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

Therein lies the challenge... and I expect, the failing for this series.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... I can't say I ever cared about Commissioner Gordon's rise to, er, commissioner.


Then you haven't read Year One.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

Presumably FOX greenlit this "Batman without Batman" series the second they saw the overnight ratings for ABC's new "Avengers without Avengers" series?

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

What's that? Avengers made a mountain of cash?? Get moving on that JLA movie!!

What's this?! Marvel is rocking a new show about a supporting character from their movies?! Quick, get us Commissioner Gordon!!

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:41 PM

Have you ever heard Stan Lee tell that story about how Marvel was outselling DC in the 60's, and supposedly DC kept making these weird swerves to try to keep up? (like, "They have a lot of red on their covers, lets put more red on ours!")

Don't know how true that story is, Stan being Stan and all, but that seems to be the spirit behind every decision the WB is making nowadays.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Sep 26 2013, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... I can't say I ever cared about Commissioner Gordon's rise to, er, commissioner.


Then you haven't read Year One.

I have not, as I expect is true of most possible viewers for this out there.

QUOTE(Mako Crab @ Sep 26 2013, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's that? Avengers made a mountain of cash?? Get moving on that JLA movie!!

What's this?! Marvel is rocking a new show about a supporting character from their movies?! Quick, get us Commissioner Gordon!!

I'd watch if they got Gary Oldman in it, but that ain't happening.
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

Would you settle for Bryan Cranston? (Not that that's "settling" in the least.) His schedule's freeing up, and he'd be pretty much perfect.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:33 PM

He even voiced Gordon once, as recall... but Cranston's too old and grizzled to play a young Jim Gordon at this point.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:43 AM

This forum isn't diseased over this yet, so I'll just say it and go...

Gotham Central was not Cops without Batman. It was Cops in the Shadow of Batman. A Gotham Central series would be awesome (if done well). the premise of this pre-batman...not so much.

And Chris Sims weighs in.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

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He makes an oddly compelling argument for an Alfred show.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

So, Birds of Prey without the Birds. I smell a guaranteed hit.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:14 AM

Really you guys are all missing the big picture here.

And by big picture, I mean moustache factor.

So you have a police officer with a moustache.

They are making Axe Cop without the Axe.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:29 AM

So basically The Dark Knight Rises: The Series (minus all of Christian Bale's scenes).
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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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