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Shadow Hog wrote:If it means anything, the most recent comic in the Archie-verse sees pretty much everybody dying at Eggman's hands.
Really? What issue is this? Tell me more, please. I never thought they would reboot the comic to be more game based... This is a good sign - a chance for the comic to be better than it's ever been.

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G.Silver wrote:Well y'know. They're like eggs, but shaped like grapes.
It makes perfect sense.

Though really, yeah. Egg-grapes. I think that's Penders's baby.

Not to blame every piece of shit on Penders in some sort of hate boner, but yeah. Egg-grapes.

I think they're supposed to be some sort of... Matrix-esque energy system. Or something. I wasn't following the comics very closely when they were introduced, and have sort of glossed over them on every other mention of them.

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They actually reminded me of a really evil version of the bubbles that popped out of badniks with animals in them in Sonic Adventure. Since Eggman has been using animals to power machines in all the games pretty much (except those oddballs Sonic CD and Chaotix), it seemed to me a nice tip-of-the-hat and maybe we'd see some cool robot/badnik designs taking advantage of single-grape "units" as a power source. They didn't do that, though.

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MiraiTails wrote:
Shadow Hog wrote:If it means anything, the most recent comic in the Archie-verse sees pretty much everybody dying at Eggman's hands.
Really? What issue is this? Tell me more, please. I never thought they would reboot the comic to be more game based... This is a good sign - a chance for the comic to be better than it's ever been.
The most recent one, #175. Eggman <b>seriously</b> kicks Sonic's ass in a one-on-one fight, too, even after Sonic does something as over-the-top as run all the way to the continent's edge and ram into Eggman from there (which, of course, merely dents Eggman's shield). Not to mention the bruise he gives Sonic's ego.

Now if only Eggman'd do something quite so badass in the games!

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G.Silver wrote:They actually reminded me of a really evil version of the bubbles that popped out of badniks with animals in them in Sonic Adventure. Since Eggman has been using animals to power machines in all the games pretty much (except those oddballs Sonic CD and Chaotix), it seemed to me a nice tip-of-the-hat and maybe we'd see some cool robot/badnik designs taking advantage of single-grape "units" as a power source. They didn't do that, though.
Amazingly, that completely slipped my mind. Yeah, that doesn't sound too bad an idea, if it would go that way.

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Shadow Hog wrote:Well, okay, they're "put into Egg Grapes to be used as fuel", but I guarantee that, although some people are going to be rescued (since everybody except Sonic, Tails, Knux and Amy was captured, meaning Sega mainstays like Rouge or Vector need to be freed from this fate), a lot of the extra characters won't be, so they're as good as dead. Also Knothole is pretty much all rubble, now. No more of that.
Previews for the next few issues and some recent dangling plot threads/stories seem to suggest otherwise. It did look for a little while that they were setting up for a reboot, but not so much now. For one, why stick the FF characters (and Snively for that matter) into the FCBD issue if they're two or three issues away from all being killed off?

I will say this is sounding eerily similar to Endgame and whoever they do rub out (gotta be somebody, it can't end completely tidy), that's a mess they better know not to make again.

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This may just be me, but has anyone else read the preview for Sonic X #20 and thought that Archie's trying to cash in on the upcoming TF-movie ad craze?

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I think the egg grapes were introduced by Karl Bollers and Jon Gray. It was a pretty cool cliff hanger, shame they didn't get to follow up on it.

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Crazy Penguin wrote:Jon Gray
Oh god, <i>that</i> loser.

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Crazy Penguin wrote:Jon Gray
I heard he punches babies and kicks puppies for fun.

I heard he gnaws the heads off of live kitty cats.

I heard he once pushed a crippled old woman in front of a tractor trailer just to watch her die.

And secretly....when he thinks nobody is looking....he sacrifices virgins and howls at the moon.

The guy is obviously some kind of pedantic egomaniacal freak and needs to be taken out for the good of mankind.

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The guy is obviously some kind of pedantic egomaniacal freak and needs to be taken out for the good of mankind.
It seems like all he ever talks about is himself!

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Not really. But I bet he thinks you're a pretty big nerd. :)

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Shadow Hog wrote:
MiraiTails wrote:
Shadow Hog wrote:If it means anything, the most recent comic in the Archie-verse sees pretty much everybody dying at Eggman's hands.
Really? What issue is this? Tell me more, please. I never thought they would reboot the comic to be more game based... This is a good sign - a chance for the comic to be better than it's ever been.
The most recent one, #175. Eggman <b>seriously</b> kicks Sonic's ass in a one-on-one fight, too, even after Sonic does something as over-the-top as run all the way to the continent's edge and ram into Eggman from there (which, of course, merely dents Eggman's shield). Not to mention the bruise he gives Sonic's ego.

Now if only Eggman'd do something quite so badass in the games!
In Sonic the Comic Robotnik turned into a God, Archie cant beat that.

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Forget Archie, Marvel recently published THIS.

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They published a 404! :D

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What the hell is wrong with thier heads?

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Ah, okay, NOW the image is loading up.

And all I have to say is

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ ... 019766.jpg">

Also, all these characters went through rigorous training at

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ ... avier8.jpg">

Jeez Louise, Marvel needs better artists than this. I'm going to assume that they do, in fact, have better artists, but still...

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WW wrote:What the hell is wrong with their heads?
What the hell is wrong with their every thing.

They have man hands! MAN HANDS!

Thank god for the giant breasts and nipples, or we'd never know they were female. Well, on that one. ... I'm deeply confused on the gender of the other.

... I'm assuming it's female. Assuming. But it's got arthritic hands, and even those are more feminine then the other's...

Maybe it'd be best if I said no more.

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The blonde one's right leg is also twisted in an unnatural position.

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....the hell? The blonde girl's eyes are on her forehead.

Heh, the tan girl pleads "Don't laugh!" Ironincally that's what I did when I saw that image. It's as if they know they're poorly drawn. I never really read Marvel comics anyway. I always liked DC superheroes much better.

Bruce Timm, to me, will always be the greatest superhero comic, (and superhero animation, of course), artist. Ever.

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Speaking of comic book artists, I really dig Skottie Young's art. There was another artist that did semi-real superhero art, I forgot his name, but he's a really good artist too.

I also like Bruce Timm, particularly his style in animated form, but his style as a comic book doesn't really leave much of an impression on me. I'm going to have to say I prefer Jim Lee's superhero comic art over Bruce Timm's.

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There was another artist that did semi-real superhero art, I forgot his name, but he's a really good artist too.
You might be talking about Alex Ross:

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Ross's art IMO is the only comic art that actually looks realistic. Realistic enough that if you just glance over it, you might mistake it for a photograph. I mean....LOOK AT IT!

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I'm more disturbed by the blonde girl's WITHERED HAND.

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You know, girls with organs are attractive too.

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You're a liar! Jutting hip bones just ooze sexual attractiveness.

It makes Ethiopia the hottest place on earth.

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