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@  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?

@  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.


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#36661 Walky

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

Yeah Dropkick being a licensed Bell Helicopter is just great

 

One day one day we will get a Bell 222

 

And one day, in BotBots, we might get a bell pepper.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:24 PM

Yeah Dropkick being a licensed Bell Helicopter is just great

 

One day one day we will get a Bell 222

 

Are they actually required to license military designs?

 

But anyway, Van Guard is awesome!


 
 
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:26 PM

It was just a hypothetical question, anyway, based primarily on whether a standard CG show budget of today could likely produce a show that looks better than what was a "high-quality" (as I believe someone said here before) production back then.

I mean, they're obviously not likely to do it. I'm just curious if the production of kids cartoons has progressed to the point we could see a better-looking show for a standard cost yet.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:19 PM

Honestly, I'd feel bad about getting rid of the hard work of all the mainframe animators. I'm torn. I guess their work would still exist, it's just redoing it seems wrong even though I'd watch the hell out of it.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:33 PM

It was just a hypothetical question, anyway, based primarily on whether a standard CG show budget of today could likely produce a show that looks better than what was a "high-quality" (as I believe someone said here before) production back then.

I mean, they're obviously not likely to do it. I'm just curious if the production of kids cartoons has progressed to the point we could see a better-looking show for a standard cost yet.

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They already made that. It was called Transformers Prime. Budgetary concerns (which BW was also still rife with) aside, Prime's CGI was downright cinematic at times.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:14 PM

I might have to take my newly found PotP Op,Op back to the store it seems to come with a Cheetor instead

 

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:39 PM

Look, if that's the size of a housecat, I'm pretty sure what you have there is a Supreme Cheetor.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:06 AM

That is adorable.


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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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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:07 AM

Back during Beast Wars people wanted Mainframe to redo G1 that way. It's a lot of expense and it would keep the narrative warts of the old show while replacing some of the charm, and it wouldn't really make it more relevant to a modern audience. It is apparently too expensive to give the later Star Trek shows the same HD remaster that Star Trek TOS and TNG got, and that's Star Trek.

I would take a Netflix total reimagining of Beast Wars. That would be neat.

 

I'd love to see the G1 series (or maybe just TF:TM) redone but with the Chug mold character designs.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:51 AM

Back during Beast Wars people wanted Mainframe to redo G1 that way. It's a lot of expense and it would keep the narrative warts of the old show while replacing some of the charm, and it wouldn't really make it more relevant to a modern audience. It is apparently too expensive to give the later Star Trek shows the same HD remaster that Star Trek TOS and TNG got, and that's Star Trek.

 
 

Aside from Star Wars De-specialized anyway.


I think live-action projects like that aren't really comparable since those don't involve replacing or redoing every single visual element in every frame.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:22 AM

Back during Beast Wars people wanted Mainframe to redo G1 that way. It's a lot of expense and it would keep the narrative warts of the old show while replacing some of the charm, and it wouldn't really make it more relevant to a modern audience. It is apparently too expensive to give the later Star Trek shows the same HD remaster that Star Trek TOS and TNG got, and that's Star Trek.

I would take a Netflix total reimagining of Beast Wars. That would be neat.

 
I'd love to see the G1 series (or maybe just TF:TM) redone but with the Chug mold character designs.
Not my bag. Outside of a bunch of Titans Return, I don't have much affection for CHUG visual design.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 11:24 PM

Here they come

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Who do they think they are?
And where did they get that car?

 

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