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DevilSpooky 10-05-2018 05:36 PM

Adolescent Radioactive Samurai Platypi
 
Well, seems like we have another one of these :tlol:

miru 10-05-2018 05:50 PM

Why is there a sudden surge in these? Teenage Fighting Food Dudes, Punk Rock Pandas, And now this?

Prowler 10-05-2018 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by miru (Post 1779093)
Why is there a sudden surge in these? Teenage Fighting Food Dudes, Punk Rock Pandas, And now this?

Ripping off/being influenced by TMNT is not exactly a new thing. It was already being done in the 90s with shows like Boker Mice From Mars, for example.

IndigoErth 10-05-2018 06:15 PM

Creepy.

Gee... purple one has glasses, tough looking one in red... no surprise there.

Ninjinister 10-05-2018 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 1779098)
Ripping off/being influenced by TMNT is not exactly a new thing. It was already being done in the 90s with shows like Boker Mice From Mars, for example.

Yes, but there hasn't been an influx of them since the 90s, is what they're saying.

That being said this is the first one I've seen this year... I've never heard of those other ones mentioned.

Cover looks good but the interior looks like vomit. No idea what they're going with with that stylization.

oldmanwinters 10-05-2018 08:39 PM

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Utrommaniac 10-05-2018 08:58 PM

It straight up says, "Move over Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles", they're not even being a little transparent :ohwell: .


I mean, at least they're trying to be a little original with the symbiotic alien race, but after that...just watch it flop. Clearly made by people who only know the rawest, most basic details and then know nothing else.

IndigoErth 10-05-2018 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Ninjinister (Post 1779102)
No idea what they're going with with that stylization.

The classic digital look. Otherwise known as MS Paint. :lol:

Utrommaniac 10-05-2018 11:42 PM

Wow I never noticed the preview pages...


That just looks...hideous. This has gotta be satire. It has to be :teek: . I'm surprised the typography isn't in Comic Sans!

Wildcat 10-05-2018 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Utrommaniac (Post 1779115)
It straight up says, "Move over Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles", they're not even being a little transparent :ohwell: .

I mean, at least they're trying to be a little original with the symbiotic alien race, but after that...just watch it flop. Clearly made by people who only know the rawest, most basic details and then know nothing else.

Itís obviously meant to be sarcastic or a parody. Mentioning the turtles right on the cover makes that clear if it wasnít already.

Which I think is fine. If it was a straight forward rip off that was trying to be a legitimate thing that would be different.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 10-06-2018 02:48 AM

TMNT originally began as a parody so other comics and cartoons parodying the TMNT shouldn't be a big deal.

Utrommaniac 10-06-2018 03:40 AM

TMNT wasn't immediately transparent about its parody. Which is why it ended up working so well. It surpassed what it was teasing so hard it became an entity in itself.

It didn't have "Daredevil's gonna get blindsided!" slapped onto its cover, the closest thing it got to that was an overlap of origins (which could be very easily overlooked by those not familiar with the Daredevil story) and similarity in enemy groups.


If this series weren't so obviously screaming to the entire universe that it was a TMNT parody (and if its artwork and typography layout weren't utter sh*t...likely deliberately), maybe it would work. The idea of symbiotic aliens hiding out on Earth after their home world is destroyed is a pretty awesome idea. But to aggressively scream they're a parody (rather than lovingly, which would be a better way to get sales) is not the way to go. With that kind of attitude, it can't become its own entity because it's too busy trying to follow parody to the letter.

It has a look of edgelords trying to make "high art" and wondering why no one likes what they're doing.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 10-06-2018 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Utrommaniac (Post 1779130)
TMNT wasn't immediately transparent about its parody. Which is why it ended up working so well. It surpassed what it was teasing so hard it became an entity in itself.

I think TMNT at least had an original idea for for the mutations (with the mutagen being either a growing formula or mixing DNA with latest animal someone contacted, depending on version).

Ninjinister 10-06-2018 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Utrommaniac (Post 1779130)
TMNT wasn't immediately transparent about its parody. Which is why it ended up working so well. It surpassed what it was teasing so hard it became an entity in itself.

I'm with you. This is lazy-level aping.

Utrommaniac 10-06-2018 03:56 AM

Oh my god, yeah! "Lazy" is the perfect word to describe it.


In fact, "lazy" applies to basically all of it. This is like...a "D" if it could be graded.

And it keeps getting worse.
https://i.imgur.com/QcFqv8q.png

Yeah, there's an entire attitude of "REFRENCES R FUNNY GUYZ"



It's like if Tara Gillisbe and Chris Chan had a baby...

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan 10-06-2018 05:12 AM

I didn't even know many other superhero comics and cartoons as a child (just Superfriends and Heman).

IndigoErth 10-06-2018 08:38 AM

Noticed those off-brand name references yesterday and definitely makes me think it's just all intended as a joke. Maybe someone just figured they might make a few bucks off of it in the process. (But in that case are they really allowed to just slap the Turtles' name on it like that...?)

Wretched Reptile 10-06-2018 12:40 PM

The Platypus is my absolute favorite animal, and I don't mind a silly fun ripoff on occasion, but this looks terrible lol. If they looked cuter and actually appeared more animal like, I might be up for giving it a try. Not digging the style or aesthetic though.

DevilSpooky 10-07-2018 04:50 PM

So I've read this thing and... well... It's nothing more then a way to reference as much of the comic industry (at pop-culture as a whole) as it can, the art is awful, the writing is attrocious, the story is weak and the characters are one-dimensional. It's just bad... It's cute if you look at it as something someone did for fun, but it's not worth another look.

Utrommaniac 10-07-2018 07:22 PM

I've thought about seeing how bad it is for myself, but decided it would be a waste of 99 cents.


That's exactly what I thought it would be.


Spoiler:
So, who wants to get together and make the basic concept better? Because the premise is going somewhere.


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