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Old 09-20-2022, 09:26 AM   #1
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TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures #1. Preview and discussion

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Old 09-20-2022, 09:33 AM   #2
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Pointing out that it makes no sense for April to report on the weather when that tends to be a specialised position... I can see where this might be heading.
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Old 09-20-2022, 11:11 AM   #3
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Dialogue seems on-point for the universe, save for the use of the usual nicknames. (Only Mikey was used exactly once in the '87 show. Other 99% of the time it was full names.) Love the nod to the Arcade game.
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Dialogue seems on-point for the universe, save for the use of the usual nicknames. (Only Mikey was used exactly once in the '87 show. Other 99% of the time it was full names.) Love the nod to the Arcade game.
Also, I don't think Splinter ever dropped the "my sons" line in the show.
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Old 09-20-2022, 11:33 AM   #5
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Yeah, "My Turtles" was his verbiage of choice since the whole family aspect wasn't really a thing in that show.
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Old 09-20-2022, 11:57 AM   #6
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The art style is kinda... idk... trying too hard?

I always wonder if they get consultants for this sort of thing. Raph seems a bit more 2K3-ish and less 80's with his dialogue with how he's antagonizing Leo.
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Old 09-20-2022, 12:14 PM   #7
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Pointing out that it makes no sense for April to report on the weather when that tends to be a specialised position... I can see where this might be heading.
This is a consistent thing I've always noticed, people who work outside of TV or newspaper media apparently have no idea how it works. So therefore April can be a reporter OR a weather girl so long as "She stands in front of a camera and talks" remains consistent. But this is a very common error.

Some people cite Clark's role at the Daily Planet in BvS as another example of the "nobody knows how a reporter's job works" error, since at one point Perry just casually tells him "You're on Sports today" when that too is generally a specialized position... but the loophole in that is that Clark was hired at the paper as a "stringer" and the paper was notoriously going broke, so it's actually not inconceivable that an editor like Perry would send a low-level freelancer like Kent on such a paint-by-numbers assignment as reporting on a football game. What's more implausible in that example is that Kent would still have such a low-level position after working there for a year. But that's a whole other can of worms.

Anyway yeah, I always chuckle when people misrepresent how a reporter's job actually works. I've seen more egregious examples than this, though. Let's be honest, FW April probably got her start as a weather girl anyway.
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I like the art, I actually think that's the best that the FW TMNT have ever looked outside of the opening animation intro. None of the merchandise or stock art or other comics have ever looked that sharp, I really dig it. FW Style isn't my preferred look but I do like it when it's done well and I think this is really good. It's not "just like the cartoon" but is in fact a lot better.
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Old 09-21-2022, 10:46 AM   #8
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Nice nod with the select screen.

Isn't this a little early for a preview?
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That preview was really...boring.

I guess it's not for me, but I'll enjoy looking at the covers.
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My suspicion is that this will more than likely be a situation where "be careful what you wish for" and once the novelty of it wears off in 4-6 issues, that'll be that. But whatever. If people enjoy it why not? Let's bring back Fred Wolf as a cartoon and all, too, and see if it survives or fails in 2022. Let's do it, and then finally get it out of their system.
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My suspicion is that this will more than likely be a situation where "be careful what you wish for" and once the novelty of it wears off in 4-6 issues, that'll be that. But whatever. If people enjoy it why not? Let's bring back Fred Wolf as a cartoon and all, too, and see if it survives or fails in 2022. Let's do it, and then finally get it out of their system.
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I think he might be talking about the possibility of extending it.
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Old 09-21-2022, 02:42 PM   #13
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That preview was really...boring.

I guess it's not for me, but I'll enjoy looking at the covers.
I mean isn't the preview/story kinda obvious? They're gonna enter the VR, lighting strikes, suddenly it's a case of 'if we die in VR we die in real life' while facing all their enemies.

The dialogue does worry me. I do hope at least one person on the team watched the show. Like, would the Turtles even remember Tokka and Rahzar by name? I get the feeling they're gonna act like they faced Groundchuck and Dirtbag a zillion times or some nonsense.

Also... not too crazy of the way the turtles 'talk' in the comic. If you notice they have almost the same same facial/mouth expression in almost every panel except or the one or two times they open their mouths 'all the way'.
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Also, I don't think Splinter ever dropped the "my sons" line in the show.
He did in at least 2-3 episodes, I noticed it on my last bi-annual marathon of all 193 episodes of the show.
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