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(The Hollywood Reporter)   IDW announces comics where Star Trek meet Planet of the Apes, Angry Birds meet the Transformers, and Ghostbusters meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, prove that comics are now little more than bad fanfiction written by 12-year-old boys   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2014-07-29 09:21:56 AM  
This is so not new.

imagesfile.org

www.comicsblend.com
 
2014-07-29 09:26:41 AM  
Oooh, here's a good one.

i1.wp.com
 
2014-07-29 10:29:03 AM  
I wouldn't mind a ST/PotA crossover.

Then can I have my Sam & Cat/The "L" Word crossover?
 
2014-07-29 10:58:17 AM  
Ghostbusters/Turtles make sense, since they both take place in NYC.
 
2014-07-29 11:48:09 AM  

strangeguitar: I wouldn't mind a ST/PotA crossover.

Then can I have my Sam & Cat/The "L" Word crossover?


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2014-07-29 11:51:44 AM  
Not all comics, just IDW who has built most of their business off of licensing properties and crossing them over.

That said, they did bring us this awesome original series:

majorspoilers.com

Which just got picked up as a movie trilogy. Hopefully. It previously made it to TV pilot stage before Fox pulled the plug.
 
2014-07-29 11:52:01 AM  
The only one I can forgive is IDW's Super Secret Crisis, which is a crossover of most of their Cartoon Network licenses, so you see Powerpuff Girls, Dexter, Johnny Bravo, and Samurai Jack teaming up.  So, that's okay, because it is a kid's show nostalgia kick.
 
2014-07-29 11:52:26 AM  
I know its wrong... But I was hoping for a transformers/gi joe crossover.

/have Michael bay direct it.
/splosions and popcorn everywhere.
 
2014-07-29 11:59:21 AM  
Who do they think they are, Rob Liefeld?
 
2014-07-29 12:01:54 PM  

loonatic112358: Who do they think they are, Rob Liefeld?


That's an insult to anybody.
 
2014-07-29 12:06:27 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: That's an insult to anybody.


well, when I think questionable ideas, and comic books, who else could come to mind?

Sure other guys have done some mediocre stuff, but has anyone else been so consistently shiatty?
 
2014-07-29 12:07:10 PM  
Not mentioned: how overpriced they will be. IDW's single-issue comics are seriously expensive, I imagine the licensed ones will not change that trend.
 
2014-07-29 12:07:48 PM  
Is there such a thing as good fan fiction?
 
2014-07-29 12:11:14 PM  
1996

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-29 12:12:39 PM  

loonatic112358: but has anyone else been so consistently shiatty?


No, that's why it's like the comic equivalent of Godwinning. We should coin a term for it.
 
2014-07-29 12:14:19 PM  

Cybernetic: Is there such a thing as good fan fiction?


Depends on the term "Fan Fiction" and its category. Technically, movies like Indiana Jones and Pacific Rim are "Fan Fiction" because the creators love the genre so much they created stories inside them. They based their characters off other characters and gave them certain characteristics and cliches (example is that Indiana Jones never looses his hat permanently as the hero never looses his hat).

But those can be treated more as "Love Letters" to a genre rather then "Fan Fiction" I guess.
 
2014-07-29 12:33:11 PM  
Crossovers are a sign of creative bankruptcy.
 
2014-07-29 12:33:34 PM  
I thought this Harry Potter/reality crossover was pretty shiatty:
upload.wikimedia.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muggle_quidditch
 
2014-07-29 12:36:00 PM  
Now?
 
2014-07-29 12:44:03 PM  

Professor Science: Now?


yes now
 
2014-07-29 12:50:43 PM  
www.watchcartoononline.com

Beast Wars was a damn travesty.

dvdmedia.ign.com
 
2014-07-29 12:52:49 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Beast Wars was a damn travesty.


The CGI was breathtaking at the time.
 
2014-07-29 12:56:23 PM  
Hey! Comic book "authors"!

This is why they're still called "Comic Books" instead of the "graphic novels" you guys are trying to convince us they are.

If you want some credibility, stop doing this.
 
2014-07-29 12:58:49 PM  
Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.
 
2014-07-29 01:01:54 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: ReverendJynxed: Beast Wars was a damn travesty.

The CGI was breathtaking at the time.


Not to us nerds that had Amigas.
 
2014-07-29 01:15:36 PM  
And have been since they were first created.
 
2014-07-29 01:16:44 PM  

AgentPothead: Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.


multiversitycomics.com
 
2014-07-29 01:17:40 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Beast Wars was a damn travesty.


For a second I thought you
meant War Planets/Shadow Raiders and was like,
Oh no you d'int.
 
2014-07-29 01:24:46 PM  

Mad_Radhu: AgentPothead: Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.

[multiversitycomics.com image 588x931]


I almost want to think that Pothead is trolling.


ReverendJynxed: [www.watchcartoononline.com image 734x1120]

Beast Wars was a damn travesty.

[dvdmedia.ign.com image 468x357]


Beast Machines was a travesty. Japanese Beast Wars was a travesty. The actual tv show was rather good. 

37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-29 01:29:00 PM  

Mad_Radhu: AgentPothead: Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.

[multiversitycomics.com image 588x931]


Great series, so glad it is back from its hiatus too.
 
2014-07-29 01:29:43 PM  

RexTalionis: This is so not new.


Ha. I actually didn't see that last panel joke coming (on the star trek/x-men). I am glad I could enjoy that. Thank you.
 
2014-07-29 01:38:24 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

IDW, this had so much potential...so much...
 
2014-07-29 01:38:59 PM  
now?
 
2014-07-29 01:41:07 PM  

AgentPothead: Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.


So are newspapers and the internet. this is not new and is only getting worse. It used to be simply a matter of reading comprehension. Now it's behavioural as well.
 
2014-07-29 02:26:45 PM  
I actually wanna see a Transformers vs MLP comic

ih1.redbubble.net
 
2014-07-29 02:45:54 PM  
Years ago, I remember some comic writer saying that comic books used to be written for smart 12 year olds.  Now they're written for dumb 18 year olds.

I still read comics today, and I'm 42.  I have to illusion as to what I'm reading - I shift my appreciation accordingly between comics and novels and biographies, whatever.  I definitely haven't purchased any new comics in years, because I enjoy comics written from the "Golden Age" much more (for a variety of reasons, some for a historical nature).
 
2014-07-29 03:07:59 PM  

Zeus's Codpiece: IDW, this had so much potential...so much...


That was a really good movie.
 
2014-07-29 03:10:31 PM  
Fark you subby, I'm been waiting for a TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover for years.  I had the pleasure to speak with Tom Waltz (TMNT writer) at SDCC, who will be writing this series as well.  He said the crossover story is recognized and will affect both of the main storylines, instead of this being a one-off.  I thought it was interesting.

/ now hoping for a TMNT/Gargoyles crossover
 
2014-07-29 03:17:35 PM  

Lodger: Years ago, I remember some comic writer saying that comic books used to be written for smart 12 year olds.  Now they're written for dumb 18 year olds.

I still read comics today, and I'm 42.  I have to illusion as to what I'm reading - I shift my appreciation accordingly between comics and novels and biographies, whatever.  I definitely haven't purchased any new comics in years, because I enjoy comics written from the "Golden Age" much more (for a variety of reasons, some for a historical nature).


True.  The only comics I read are from Hellboy's universe and then I subscribe to the Yoe horror comics, the reprints from the 50s and 60s, when art was lifelike and the writing ... well, they tried, at least.
 
2014-07-29 03:27:51 PM  
I'd like to think that there are some 12-year-old boys somewhere who themselves consider that
comics are bad fanfiction.
 
2014-07-29 03:34:43 PM  

demonsweat: now hoping for a TMNT/Gargoyles crossover


It's kind of been done, in an evil gargoyle ancient warlord cosmic power kind of way.
 
2014-07-29 03:39:10 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Lodger: Years ago, I remember some comic writer saying that comic books used to be written for smart 12 year olds.  Now they're written for dumb 18 year olds.

I still read comics today, and I'm 42.  I have to illusion as to what I'm reading - I shift my appreciation accordingly between comics and novels and biographies, whatever.  I definitely haven't purchased any new comics in years, because I enjoy comics written from the "Golden Age" much more (for a variety of reasons, some for a historical nature).

True.  The only comics I read are from Hellboy's universe and then I subscribe to the Yoe horror comics, the reprints from the 50s and 60s, when art was lifelike and the writing ... well, they tried, at least.


i was tempted to stop reading BPRD because it was just too depressing for a while.
 
2014-07-29 03:56:22 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: demonsweat: now hoping for a TMNT/Gargoyles crossover

It's kind of been done, in an evil gargoyle ancient warlord cosmic power kind of way.


I like that movie a lot, but to be honest the monsters were kind of the weakest part of it.  Nah, I want to see the toon counterparts meet up.  Greg Weisman (creator of the show) is doing Gargoyles comics for SLG now, so it could happen.
 
2014-07-29 04:11:39 PM  

demonsweat: InterruptingQuirk: demonsweat: now hoping for a TMNT/Gargoyles crossover

It's kind of been done, in an evil gargoyle ancient warlord cosmic power kind of way.

I like that movie a lot, but to be honest the monsters were kind of the weakest part of it.  Nah, I want to see the toon counterparts meet up.  Greg Weisman (creator of the show) is doing Gargoyles comics for SLG now, so it could happen.


I always liked the premise of the show, especially the honoring of the classic mythos of gargoyles being defenders and the tie in with Avalon. I, Frankenstein did an entertaining and decently thought out look at gargoyles. It would be nice to see a live action of the cartoon show.
 
2014-07-29 04:54:28 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: demonsweat: InterruptingQuirk: demonsweat: now hoping for a TMNT/Gargoyles crossover

It's kind of been done, in an evil gargoyle ancient warlord cosmic power kind of way.

I like that movie a lot, but to be honest the monsters were kind of the weakest part of it.  Nah, I want to see the toon counterparts meet up.  Greg Weisman (creator of the show) is doing Gargoyles comics for SLG now, so it could happen.

I always liked the premise of the show, especially the honoring of the classic mythos of gargoyles being defenders and the tie in with Avalon. I, Frankenstein did an entertaining and decently thought out look at gargoyles. It would be nice to see a live action of the cartoon show.


Lol too bad that movie was complete shiat.

I loved the new TMNT movie too.  That leo + raph fight was amazing.  Though the fights they are doing in the new nick show are just as good (like the recent episode with turtles + kirai vs tiger claw in the meat locker).

I'm liking the new TMNT comic, it's really well done.  IDW has been doing a lot of weird stuff lately, like the Cartoon Cartoon mashup (powerpuff girls, samurai jack, ed edd and eddy, dexter. and ben 10 vs their respective villains).
 
2014-07-29 05:09:27 PM  

Dinobot: Mad_Radhu: AgentPothead: Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.

[multiversitycomics.com image 588x931]

I almost want to think that Pothead is trolling.


ReverendJynxed: [www.watchcartoononline.com image 734x1120]

Beast Wars was a damn travesty.

[dvdmedia.ign.com image 468x357]

Beast Machines was a travesty. Japanese Beast Wars was a travesty. The actual tv show was rather good. 

[37.media.tumblr.com image 311x700]


He lived a warrior and died a hero.  May the Matrix take his spark...the greatest of Cybertron.

First two seasons were amazing, the the studio demanded it be too cartoony and the 3rd season had some painful moments.  Ravage transforming with the Gen One sound effect was the high point of that episode.

Then there's this:
"Where you been, bird dog?"
"...scout patrol."
"Scout patrol, eh?  Find any new positions?"

That was not a kid's show.
 
2014-07-29 05:19:20 PM  
i.imgur.com

It could be worse, subby. Quit yer biatchin'.
 
2014-07-29 05:35:21 PM  

Bondith: Dinobot: Mad_Radhu: AgentPothead: Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.

[multiversitycomics.com image 588x931]

I almost want to think that Pothead is trolling.


ReverendJynxed: [www.watchcartoononline.com image 734x1120]

Beast Wars was a damn travesty.

[dvdmedia.ign.com image 468x357]

Beast Machines was a travesty. Japanese Beast Wars was a travesty. The actual tv show was rather good. 

[37.media.tumblr.com image 311x700]

He lived a warrior and died a hero.  May the Matrix take his spark...the greatest of Cybertron.

First two seasons were amazing, the the studio demanded it be too cartoony and the 3rd season had some painful moments.  Ravage transforming with the Gen One sound effect was the high point of that episode.

Then there's this:
"Where you been, bird dog?"
"...scout patrol."
"Scout patrol, eh?  Find any new positions?"

That was not a kid's show.


The only thing that was missing was him quoting "If you prick us, do we not bleed?" due to all the badgering he was getting from rattrap
 
2014-07-29 05:44:19 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: ReverendJynxed: Beast Wars was a damn travesty.

The CGI was breathtaking at the time.


This!

I love me some Beast Wars, it was and still is the best Transformers show made.  No stupid humans saving the day, it's about the robots and not about how Spike can lower the shield, door, whatever so that the Autobots can save the day.

Beast Machines could have been great but hated the whole "zen/be one with yourself"..."I can't transform!"  *facepalm*
 
2014-07-29 05:51:52 PM  

Bondith: Dinobot: Mad_Radhu: AgentPothead: Comics have always been written by and for 12 year old minds. Which is why them taking over pop culture was inevitable when your average american is about as smart as a 12 year old.

[multiversitycomics.com image 588x931]

I almost want to think that Pothead is trolling.


ReverendJynxed: [www.watchcartoononline.com image 734x1120]

Beast Wars was a damn travesty.

[dvdmedia.ign.com image 468x357]

Beast Machines was a travesty. Japanese Beast Wars was a travesty. The actual tv show was rather good. 

[37.media.tumblr.com image 311x700]

He lived a warrior and died a hero.  May the Matrix take his spark...the greatest of Cybertron.

First two seasons were amazing, the the studio demanded it be too cartoony and the 3rd season had some painful moments.  Ravage transforming with the Gen One sound effect was the high point of that episode.

Then there's this:
"Where you been, bird dog?"
"...scout patrol."
"Scout patrol, eh?  Find any new positions?"

That was not a kid's show.


I enjoyed all 3 seasons and yes loved the Ravage episodes at the end of Season 2.

A Hero's Code is still one of the best episodes though.
 
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