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2012-10-02 10:34:11 AM
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agrees
 
2012-10-02 11:01:19 AM
Couldn't they have just called this "Artists you've never heard of badly draw the Justice League and Avengers in period costumes or Trannies"?

What next, Downton Abbey Justice League?
 
2012-10-02 11:08:17 AM
I rather liked the feudal Japan Avengers.
 
2012-10-02 11:09:17 AM
I would definitely watch a wild-west superhero show. IMO, lots of potential there.
 
2012-10-02 11:10:23 AM
I am fairly certain that all of these have been done in mainline continuity, except perhaps the Sailor Avengers.
 
2012-10-02 11:11:15 AM
Bonus points for no Steampunk.

Though hipster versions of things are quickly becoming as prevalent.
 
2012-10-02 11:18:20 AM
That was a waste of time.

/surprised it got greenlit
 
2012-10-02 11:23:10 AM
No My Little Pony Avengers?
 
2012-10-02 11:28:14 AM

Disposable Rob: Bonus points for no Steampunk.


The Wild West Justice League are indistinguishable from steampunk.

Though hipster versions of things are quickly becoming as prevalent.

I was going to post to say how does the 'Hipster X-Ladies' differ from the regular X-Ladies, but I see
you have that covered.
 
2012-10-02 11:30:43 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Couldn't they have just called this "Artists you've never heard of badly draw the Justice League and Avengers in period costumes or Trannies"?

What next, Downton Abbey Justice League?


A lot of those were parodies of specific art styles, actually, and not necessarily bad ones. I thought the Astro boy/Tintin one was pretty spot-on, for instance. And the "medieval" ones making fun of the standard art style of certain (incredibly pretentious) comics got a laugh, too.

Albeit a couple of them were deviantart crap that the author of TFA either didn't recognize as half-assed fetish spank-work (the gender-swapping, sailor moon, etc) or was trying to sneak under the radar, but I'll forgive it because TFA also caused me to realize that Aquaman would actually be more powerful as a Manatee. And because he apparently realized the creepiness and drew the line at ponies.
 
2012-10-02 11:36:46 AM
The best part of that was the Golden Girls Justice League gifs at the end of the article.
 
2012-10-02 11:41:00 AM
More bonus points for no futa.

...cannot be unseen...
 
2012-10-02 11:48:18 AM
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2012-10-02 12:03:15 PM
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I am always "re-imaging" superheros.........
 
2012-10-02 12:18:49 PM

Krowdaddy Chixdiggit: I am always "re-imaging" superheros.........


Please do. Wow.
 
2012-10-02 12:20:02 PM
Oh god, the Yolandi Emma Frost is too much. Also there already is a hipster Jean Grey, her name is Hope Summers.

/hipster superhero comics rock
//Kieron Gillen ftw
 
2012-10-02 12:25:28 PM
OH THE BATMANATEE
 
2012-10-02 12:27:47 PM

unyon: OH THE BATMANATEE


I laughed way too hard at this
 
2012-10-02 12:28:20 PM
Wild West JLA failed in the first go - Batman would NEVER use guns (hell, they even covered this exact scenario on JLU!).

The Fantasy Avengers sort of resemble the Cancerverse Revengers (from Marvel's cosmic books).
 
2012-10-02 12:30:23 PM

Gaambit: Wild West JLA failed in the first go - Batman would NEVER use guns (hell, they even covered this exact scenario on JLU!).

The Fantasy Avengers sort of resemble the Cancerverse Revengers (from Marvel's cosmic books).


The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.
 
2012-10-02 12:33:22 PM

Gaambit: Wild West JLA failed in the first go - Batman would NEVER use guns (hell, they even covered this exact scenario on JLU!).

The Fantasy Avengers sort of resemble the Cancerverse Revengers (from Marvel's cosmic books).


I agree with you on the Wild West Batman, but I liked most of the others. Flash as a quickdraw and WW with a lasso were obvious maybe, but I thought they did really well with Wild West Supes there. The Green Lantern is interesting, but needs to be fleshed out, but John Stewart as a rail road man could be interesting.
 
2012-10-02 12:34:24 PM

DjangoStonereaver: The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.


Yes, but you have inspiration and derivative work backwards, there, actually. Warforged art style was based on Iron Man/War Machine, if I'm remembering that interview correctly.
 
2012-10-02 12:36:25 PM

Night Night Cream Puff: The best part of that was the Golden Girls Justice League gifs at the end of the article.


The first one made me think of the SFW Lemon Party pic
 
2012-10-02 12:45:44 PM

Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 500x323]


Not sure if throw back to The Avengers beat 'em up.
 
2012-10-02 12:49:29 PM

Jim_Callahan: DjangoStonereaver: The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.

Yes, but you have inspiration and derivative work backwards, there, actually. Warforged art style was based on Iron Man/War Machine, if I'm remembering that interview correctly.


It's the CIIIIIIIIIIRCLE of life...
 
2012-10-02 01:00:26 PM
Fantasy Avengers is fricking AWESOME.
 
2012-10-02 01:01:57 PM

kroonermanblack: Please do. Wow.


Since when is "re-imaging" just Rule 63?

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hey look! I just re-imaged my brains out!!
 
2012-10-02 01:08:27 PM

Jim_Callahan: DjangoStonereaver: The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.

Yes, but you have inspiration and derivative work backwards, there, actually. Warforged art style was based on Iron Man/War Machine, if I'm remembering that interview correctly.


I didn't know that, but it makes sense.

/Loves Eberron.
//Damn shame that WOTC gave it the big shaft.
 
2012-10-02 01:08:54 PM
Who is the "Raijin" From the Japanese era avengers supposed to be?
I just can't figure it out.
 
2012-10-02 01:09:44 PM

commisioner: Who is the "Raijin" From the Japanese era avengers supposed to be?
I just can't figure it out.


Actually, I'm an idiot. It's Thor
 
2012-10-02 01:10:36 PM
It's a DUGONG!
 
2012-10-02 01:13:05 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Jim_Callahan: DjangoStonereaver: The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.

Yes, but you have inspiration and derivative work backwards, there, actually. Warforged art style was based on Iron Man/War Machine, if I'm remembering that interview correctly.

I didn't know that, but it makes sense.

/Loves Eberron.
//Damn shame that WOTC gave it the big shaft.


wait, how did they get the shaft?
 
2012-10-02 01:15:58 PM

Esc7: DjangoStonereaver: Jim_Callahan: DjangoStonereaver: The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.

Yes, but you have inspiration and derivative work backwards, there, actually. Warforged art style was based on Iron Man/War Machine, if I'm remembering that interview correctly.

I didn't know that, but it makes sense.

/Loves Eberron.
//Damn shame that WOTC gave it the big shaft.

wait, how did they get the shaft?


WOTC never released but one D&D 4E sourcebook for it, and last I heard they had stopped any
support for the setting, either with game supplements or novels. Quite a big turnaround for a setting
that they had trumpted as the new 'default' setting for D&D when it was released.
 
2012-10-02 01:21:18 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Esc7: DjangoStonereaver: Jim_Callahan: DjangoStonereaver: The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.

Yes, but you have inspiration and derivative work backwards, there, actually. Warforged art style was based on Iron Man/War Machine, if I'm remembering that interview correctly.

I didn't know that, but it makes sense.

/Loves Eberron.
//Damn shame that WOTC gave it the big shaft.

wait, how did they get the shaft?

WOTC never released but one D&D 4E sourcebook for it, and last I heard they had stopped any
support for the setting, either with game supplements or novels. Quite a big turnaround for a setting
that they had trumpted as the new 'default' setting for D&D when it was released.


WOTC is a cruel mistress. But how many other campaign settings got more than one book? I guess Forgotten Realms STILL has all the love...which is inexplicable to me.

But now we get to start over with D&D NEXT. I bet there's going to be a brand new expensive Eberron source book to buy. (When really they should just keep doing Planescape, there's the urban magic setting that everyone likes)
 
2012-10-02 01:31:28 PM

Esc7: DjangoStonereaver: Esc7: DjangoStonereaver: Jim_Callahan: DjangoStonereaver: The Fantasy Iron Man looks an awful lot like a Warforged from Eberron.

Yes, but you have inspiration and derivative work backwards, there, actually. Warforged art style was based on Iron Man/War Machine, if I'm remembering that interview correctly.

I didn't know that, but it makes sense.

/Loves Eberron.
//Damn shame that WOTC gave it the big shaft.

wait, how did they get the shaft?

WOTC never released but one D&D 4E sourcebook for it, and last I heard they had stopped any
support for the setting, either with game supplements or novels. Quite a big turnaround for a setting
that they had trumpted as the new 'default' setting for D&D when it was released.

WOTC is a cruel mistress. But how many other campaign settings got more than one book? I guess Forgotten Realms STILL has all the love...which is inexplicable to me.


Amen. For me, FR represents everything that is wrong and hackneyed about D&D (which is a shame
because Ed Greenwood is a great guy, but he is hardly to blame for the excesses committed upon
his creation), and their decision to junk every other setting in favor of it for D&D4E was a major factor
in me washing my hands of the RPGA (I was an avid Living Greyhawk player for most of the life of the
campaign).

But now we get to start over with D&D NEXT. I bet there's going to be a brand new expensive Eberron source book to buy. (When really they should just keep doing Planescape, there's the urban magic setting that everyone likes)

While you are absolutely spot-on about WOTC wanting to sell books above all else (except
miniatures, which have a higher profit margin), at least during the 3.xE era they dribbled out a variety
of settings (often in their late, lamented POLYHEDRON or DUNGEON magazines) that would help
slake the thirst of old-time devotees with some sort of upgrades to the then-current system. I admit I
haven't been following their output in the 4E era, but I don't recall seeing anything like that anywhere.

I am torn about D&D NEXT, really, since despite all their noises I can't see them doing anything with it
other than keeping down the path of making it a tabletop skirmish game. But, I hope I am proved
wrong on that count.
 
2012-10-02 01:54:14 PM
I always thought this was an interesting reboot treatment (if only a little overenthusiastic):

http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/post/24574027688/dresden-codaks-x-men- r eboot
 
2012-10-02 02:09:09 PM

DjangoStonereaver: WOTC is a cruel mistress. But how many other campaign settings got more than one book? I guess Forgotten Realms STILL has all the love...which is inexplicable to me.

Amen. For me, FR represents everything that is wrong and hackneyed about D&D (which is a shame
because Ed Greenwood is a great guy, but he is hardly to blame for the excesses committed upon
his creation), and their decision to junk every other setting in favor of it for D&D4E was a major factor
in me washing my hands of the RPGA (I was an avid Living Greyhawk player for most of the life of the
campaign).

But now we get to start over with D&D NEXT. I bet there's going to be a brand new expensive Eberron source book to buy. (When really they should just keep doing Planescape, there's the urban magic setting that everyone likes)

While you are absolutely spot-on about WOTC wanting to sell books above all else (except
miniatures, which have a higher profit margin), at least during the 3.xE era they dribbled out a variety
of settings (often in their late, lamented POLYHEDRON or DUNGEON magazines) that would help
slake the thirst of old-time devotees with some sort of upgrades to the then-current system. I admit I
haven't been following their output in the 4E era, but I don't recall seeing anything like that anywhere.

I am torn about D&D NEXT, really, since despite all their noises I can't see them doing anything with it
other than keeping down the path of making it a tabletop skirmish game. But, I hope I am proved
wrong on that count.



WOTC is pivoting, just like they did with essentials, to stop their playerbase from hemmoraging to alternative products like Pathfinder. Turns out us nerds hate change and prefer things to be the same.

While 4E has the right to be called successful and increased the player base of D&D more than ever, the backlash amongst its long time fans was serious. Mostly for the reasons you outline the "gameification" and "tabletopness" of the system. Which is ironic, because D&D was spawned from Gygax's Chainmail, where they experimented with adding character progression to their tabletop wargames.

but don't fear! WOTC is defined by overreacting to fans whining and D&D Next explicitly states that all tabletop skirmish grid based battles will be optional. How that will work in with the various powers and abilities characters get, I'm not sure. But D&D Next will be a throwback edition in order to reassert their dominance over pen and paper RPGs.


An aside on Campaign Settings:
Forgotten Realms is the worst form of genericized fantasy trash this side of the Drizzt Do'Urden. I simply can't stand it. The crazy thing is that Wizards already HAS an excellent worldbuilding team that cobbles together something every two years for their other product Magic the Gathering. Loads of concepts and seriously good art are thrown into that card game. I really think the profit engine for D&D doesn't have to be rule books, but just a high volume of awesome campaign settings. Gothic, steampunk, western, wushu, all these things are dying to be played.
 
2012-10-02 02:30:34 PM
That was fun. Thanks for the link.
 
2012-10-02 02:31:49 PM
Reimagining, subby. Reimagining.
 
2012-10-02 02:35:08 PM
I like these from Mitch Breitweiser, done in a pulp novella cover style.

www.matmacquarrie.ca
 
2012-10-02 03:09:21 PM

Esc7:
WOTC is pivoting, just like they did with essentials, to stop their playerbase from hemmoraging to alternative products like Pathfinder. Turns out us nerds hate change and prefer things to be the same.

While 4E has the right to be called successful and increased the player base of D&D more than ever, the backlash amongst its long time fans was serious. Mostly for the reasons you outline the "gameification" and "tabletopness" of the system. Which is ironic, because D&D was spawned from Gygax's Chainmail, where they experimented with adding character progression to their tabletop wargames.

but don't fear! WOTC is defined by overreacting to fans whining and D&D Next explicitly states that all tabletop skirmish grid based battles will be optional. How that will work in with the various powers and abilities characters get, I'm not sure. But D&D Next will be a throwback edition in order to reassert their dominance over pen and paper RPGs.


I hope that's the case, and it would be a welcome reverse to the trend that they started with 3.x toward an
emphasis on miniatures combat. Sure, you could do combat without minis with 3.x/D20, but the system was
really geared toward it, though not to the extent that 4E was. Don't get me wrong: I enjoyed the hell out of
playing 3.x, but it was the first time in over 20 years of RPGs that I really felt the absolute need to use miniatures
for combat, and that should have set off my spider sense a lot sooner than it did.

An aside on Campaign Settings:
Forgotten Realms is the worst form of genericized fantasy trash this side of the Drizzt Do'Urden. I simply can't stand it. The crazy thing is that Wizards already HAS an excellent worldbuilding team that cobbles together something every two years for their other product Magic the Gathering. Loads of concepts and seriously good art are thrown into that card game. I really think the profit engine for D&D doesn't have to be rule books, but just a high volume of awesome campaign settings. Gothic, steampunk, western, wushu, all these things are dying to be played.


From what I remember from the discussions around the release of D&D3E, this was apparently not the case.
The M:TG crew could get buy with the barest minimum of writing and background for their stuff, but with RPG
adventures and campaigns (especially campaigns), you need a deep writing staff, as well as editors and
playtesters. That means a much longer lead time for the products and while that was fine in the old TSR and
pre-Hasbro buy-out days, now that WOTC has to answer to the accountants for quarterly profits they found that
it was much more cost effective concentrate on selling the core rulesbooks and 'generic' supplements and to
cede the making of campaign backgrounds (aside from company staples) to 3rd parties. That was, I think, the
biggest impetus for them developing the OGL concept in the first place. Obviously, with 4E they backed away from
that concept and pared their official support to just FR (and, really, they have been backing away from D20/OGL
since 3.5 and would completely recind the OGL if they could at this point for all that it really reinvigorated the
pen & paper RPG market) since they had a mature setting that allowed them to focus on selling sourcebooks and
miniatures that could be churned out without having to waste any money on 'unproven' concepts.

I really need to start back on a regular RPG campaign. Probably CALL OF CTHULHU or TRAIL OF CTHULHU, or
maybe NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS (the spy genre with vampires; I'm not usually a fan of vampires after the bad
taste of VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE, but they really have done a good job of making vampires monsters and not
tortured goth art school rejects).
 
2012-10-02 04:57:50 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Disposable Rob: Bonus points for no Steampunk.

The Wild West Justice League are indistinguishable from steampunk.


Nah, there's not a single gear, goggle or unnecessarily elaborate piece of machinery in those pics.
 
2012-10-02 05:11:44 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: kroonermanblack: Please do. Wow.

Since when is "re-imaging" just Rule 63?

(bunch of pictures)

hey look! I just re-imaged my brains out!!


So did I, but I only made it through about 4 pictures before I had to rest for about 20 minutes or so.

/think I'll take a nap.
//In my bunk.
 
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2012-10-02 05:17:03 PM

PonceAlyosha: Oh god, the Yolandi Emma Frost is too much. Also there already is a hipster Jean Grey, her name is Hope Summers.

/hipster superhero comics rock
//Kieron Gillen ftw


Came to see if anyone noticed that was just Yolandi.
 
2012-10-02 08:16:20 PM
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2012-10-02 08:50:09 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: kroonermanblack: Please do. Wow.

Since when is "re-imaging" just Rule 63?












hey look! I just re-imaged my brains out!!


You are the wind beneath my WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGGGGS...
 
2012-10-03 10:54:51 AM

Gaambit: Wild West JLA failed in the first go - Batman would NEVER use guns (hell, they even covered this exact scenario on JLU!).


I saw that as a huge blunder and I'm not even a Batman aficionado.

Wild West Batman = Zorro
 
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