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Invincible: TAS

Post by bsdigitalq » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:18 pm

So apparently this is happening. The rumors have been out there that Kirkman was looking to make a TV show out of this, but the animated angle is new, and IMO, the best angle to go with. Looking forward to this, and hoping it will be, as Jab put it, "Like Kirkman's series, but without all the flaws"

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Re: Invincible: TAS

Post by Shock » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm

Hopefully they tone down the gore from the comic so I can stomach watching it

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Post by Batgirl III » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:53 pm

Please don’t suck...
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Post by MacynSnow » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:11 am

Depending on who Kirkman uses,the style might be horrible looking(i'm talking Steven Universe level Fugly here).He's also gonna have to definitely change the story alot,as most of what happened in the books ain't flying even if you strap a jet Engine on it... ;)

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Post by Batgirl III » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:17 am

MacynSnow wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:11 am
Depending on who Kirkman uses,the style might be horrible looking(i'm talking Steven Universe level Fugly here).He's also gonna have to definitely change the story alot,as most of what happened in the books ain't flying even if you strap a jet Engine on it... ;)
Unless it’s going to be pitched as a Young Adult series (a la Avatar) or an Adult series (a la most anime). Then it could pretty much run as written.
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Post by MacynSnow » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:24 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:17 am
MacynSnow wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:11 am
Depending on who Kirkman uses,the style might be horrible looking(i'm talking Steven Universe level Fugly here).He's also gonna have to definitely change the story alot,as most of what happened in the books ain't flying even if you strap a jet Engine on it... ;)
Unless it’s going to be pitched as a Young Adult series (a la Avatar) or an Adult series (a la most anime). Then it could pretty much run as written.
Problem with that is,it won't get as much mainstream coverage as Kirkman seem's to want nowadays.To get it on someplace like Cartoon Network or AMC,he'll have to tone down or even re-write some of it,at the least....

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Post by Shock » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:36 am

According to the article, it's going to run on Amazon video, so that pretty much leaves them with a lot of freedom to do what they want.

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Post by L-Space » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:30 am

MacynSnow wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:11 am
Depending on who Kirkman uses,the style might be horrible looking(i'm talking Steven Universe level Fugly here).He's also gonna have to definitely change the story alot,as most of what happened in the books ain't flying even if you strap a jet Engine on it... ;)
I'd love if the animation was similar to Young Justice's.
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Post by Shock » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:36 am

L-Space wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:30 am
MacynSnow wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:11 am
Depending on who Kirkman uses,the style might be horrible looking(i'm talking Steven Universe level Fugly here).He's also gonna have to definitely change the story alot,as most of what happened in the books ain't flying even if you strap a jet Engine on it... ;)
I'd love if the animation was similar to Young Justice's.
I agree. With the high quality of the art in the comic, I'd hate to see them go with a cheap or over-stylized style

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Post by Ares » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:23 am

Shock wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:36 am
L-Space wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:30 am
MacynSnow wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:11 am
Depending on who Kirkman uses,the style might be horrible looking(i'm talking Steven Universe level Fugly here).He's also gonna have to definitely change the story alot,as most of what happened in the books ain't flying even if you strap a jet Engine on it... ;)
I'd love if the animation was similar to Young Justice's.
I agree. With the high quality of the art in the comic, I'd hate to see them go with a cheap or over-stylized style
I don't know, now I have this hilarious mental image of Invincible being done up like Steven Universe or that new Thundercats cartoon, only they keep the hyper violence, so you get things like Conquest disemboweling Mark, Nolan ripping Immortal in half with blood and entrails flying everywhere, and Mark getting raped, all done with that cutesy art style.

Though just as hilarious would be an anime-esque style like Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the fights resemble something from Dragon Ball Z, bringing that whole "I've never watched Dragon Ball, there's just a lot of unintentional similarities" thing full circle.

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Post by Jabroniville » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:45 am

hehe, just rip off the animation style of Toriyama's full scale, and act like it was a coincidence :).

Yeah, I was a bit stunned by the news. This depends ENTIRELY on the animation style and level of censorship- Invincible was very much a Gore-themed series after a point, though they REPEATEDLY, and weakly, denied that it was such. It's... well, it's gory. If you DROP the gore, then you change a fundamental aspect of that universe.

HOWEVER, you can drop the gore and maintain the overall story so long as people die.

But yeah, like I said to BSDQ when he brought it to my attention on Facebook, I'm hoping it can also FIX a lot of the errors in Invincible. I was pretty clear with most of them when I posted the builds this February, when the book finally ended:

* Supporting Characters With Nothing To Do- many of whom died without ever getting characterization.
* Too Many Flying Bricks- to the point where it seemed like the only power-set they could come up with after a point.
* Forgotten or Glossed-Over Sub-Plots- Anissa raping Mark is more or less explained away and he's told to forget about it. Major characters are given TONS of backstory, then immediately turned into subplots (Black Samson, Bulletproof).
* Too many Infodumps. This would be EVEN WORSE in animated form, but can at least have some interesting stuff going on while it happens. They need a REALLY good cinematographer to deal with Kirkman's tendency towards this- the only reason he doesn't have a worse reputation for Talking Heads than Bendis is because of Ottley's skill with these pages.
* Too many easily-dealt-with problems- The Viltrumites are suddenly revealed to be a nearly-dead race! Viltrumite Half-Breeds OTHER than Mark gain their powers young! Allen gains a sudden power-up because we like him and want to use him more! All of the smartest and most well-armed guys in the universe can be beaten with MOAR PUNCHING- no tactics necessary!

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