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Neumatic

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #60 on: March 29, 2016, 05:34:58 pm »
Preview for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Number 2

I'm sure no one else here really cares, but I gotta say, this is the way to do a reboot/remake and it's so obvious that it feels weird that it's not done more often (maybe it is more common in comic books, I dunno).

They chose a moment that pretty much everyone who's heard of Power Rangers is familiar with, the evil Green Ranger episodes, and built off of that.  It feels like you saw an episode as a kid, then decided to turn on the show as an adult, and it somehow kept pace with you.  The dialogue is bette,r the characters have more going on, the scale is bigger... they didn't even bother to redesign or re-imagine the suits or the robots or anything, they just gave it better lighting and put it in more impressive locations and sequences.  So many reboots try to re-invent the wheel, you know?  Transformers and so on.  Some use the visual iconogrpahy but don't really understand what lies beneath (like Star Trek), but this feels like they just took apart the machine, cleaned all the parts, then put it back together so that it runs better than it did the first time.

Even the kind of quasi-anime art style they kicked the series off with is kind of perfect, a mix of Japanese design style but done in western execution... if that makes sense.  Which is pretty much what the show was, Japanese stuff filtered through an American sensibility.

It reminds me of what Boom! did when they did Darkwing Duck all those years ago.  And it makes me wonder what other properties from the past are in store for us, that could benefit from this kind of restoration.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2016, 08:42:16 pm »
Oh man ,for 25 bucks I got an insane amount of Star Trek graphic novels on Hunble Bundle... heck, 19 GB and I haven't even downloaded them all yet!  PDF format, no DRM, gotta love it.  Only issue?  They didn't merge the two-pace spreads, so I gotta fix that myself!  At least I got a BUNCH of new books to read.

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« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2016, 08:44:56 pm »
Sounds like a great score.
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« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2016, 10:41:12 pm »
There's a couple issues in there that I recall from my youth, so it's nice to have those again... with the parts that I had missed the first time around.

The blacked-out DC logos, though... other comics do this when they republish work from other companies, I keep thinking "what if they just did the new company logo in the other company's logo style?  Like an "I" in the DC bullet, or "Image" in the Marvel comics style.  I'm sure there's rules against that, but my mash-up remixing brain keeps going there.

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« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2017, 04:48:51 pm »
Two weeks late to the party, but I got the 2017 Annual of Boom!'s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and what a step up from last year.  The big story is "Perfect," the backstory for Finster and holy COW was that awesome.  Little onion sculptor guy?  Total pyschopath.  And the artwork for it was amazing:



I mean seriously, LOOK at that.

The other highlight was the incredible artwork in "Forever Black," a short but sweet and easter-egg filled adventure featuring Black Rangers from various universes.



Seeing 90s Zack and Adam in there and looking just like the real people, treated with that amount of care... that's awesome (plus female Zack is pretty cute, too). 

What's nice about the annuals is that we get these character moment stories, which the main series doesn't get to do and that the show never had time to do right.  It's making me really excited for the "Go go!" line, which will be more character-driven, focusing on what happened right after their first battle and how they adjusted to their new lives.

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« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2017, 04:56:46 pm »
Digging the art.
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