Monday, May 19, 2014

Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos #2

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Chuck Norris' true power is in choosing crappy villains.



86 comments:

Rue Ryuzaki said...

Yes the Ninja Style dancer returns!!
I wonder how he is in DDR?

Chuck how you gonna let them take away your coppertop like that?

& Yes Mr.T's awesomeness can't be denied. But I did like how you added that clip at the end.

Now waiting for Snowflame.

Anonymous said...

Can't you review more recognizable comics instead of more obscure stuff like this? Isn't cracking jokes at fossils like that comic getting old?

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Can't you review more recognizable comics instead of more obscure stuff like this? Isn't cracking jokes at fossils like that comic getting old?"

Aaaand I've found the quote for the third DVD. =D

KainGerc said...

Is the 'ninja cat' from a rival school of the 'samurai pizza cats'?

Zachary Krishef said...

"Aaaand I've found the quote for the third DVD. =D"

Not to be rude, Linkara, but wouldn't you need their permission?

Shifter's Haven said...

And it was awesome episode. I forgot when was the last time I laughed this hard. Man, this "ninjas", man. Cat is more ninja than them.

P.S. Lewis, about DVDs (if you don't mind). Did you consider selling their content digitally?

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Not to be rude, Linkara, but wouldn't you need their permission?"

Really only as a courtesy. When you make a statement completely out in the public for all the world to hear and not something meant in privacy or confidence, it's very much like the news getting a hold of it.

The only way it would need to be refuted would be if the statement was falsely representing them in some capacity or damaged their reputation because of a falsity (i.e. libel). Since the post is being made anonymously, it'd be difficult to argue that I'm hurting their reputation when nobody actually knows who posted it. And secondly it's hard to misrepresent them when their meaning is perfectly clear.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"P.S. Lewis, about DVDs (if you don't mind). Did you consider selling their content digitally?"

I do WANT to sell it digitally. Someone threw out the idea of selling it through iTunes - I just need to find some more free time to explore that idea.

Allan Olley said...

On Steve Ditko's phoning it in, sadly that pretty much is what happened with a lot of Ditko's work in the 80s. On contract work (as opposed to his own stuff) he would not ink his artwork and left his pencils relatively short on detail for the inker to fill in. I learned this from the book Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell. With regards to this comic in particular apparently the first inker the pencil art was sent out to (Joe Sinnott) refused to ink it and sent it back to Marvel.

Ditko's career trajectory is interesting and a testament both to issues in the way the comics industry treat artists and also Ditko's own take on life and the artist's vocation (influenced by Ayn Rand and objectivism among other things).

Anonymous said...

Mr. Lovhaug, i'm a huge fan of your show and it's thanks to your "march of the titans" videos that got me interested in all comics teen titans related.
P.S. would you know how an artist could get into the comic business?

Zachary Krishef said...

"Really only as a courtesy. When you make a statement completely out in the public for all the world to hear and not something meant in privacy or confidence, it's very much like the news getting a hold of it.

The only way it would need to be refuted would be if the statement was falsely representing them in some capacity or damaged their reputation because of a falsity (i.e. libel). Since the post is being made anonymously, it'd be difficult to argue that I'm hurting their reputation when nobody actually knows who posted it. And secondly it's hard to misrepresent them when their meaning is perfectly clear."

Okay. Also, thank you for responding! :)

Anonymous said...

"Everybody makes mistakes"


Like how you made the mistake of thinking you could get away with wearing that midriff in public?!

Anonymous said...

ok, first, great choice of music

second, Mr. T did get a questionable homage over in Japan
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/656/042/894.jpg
and yes, it became a minor meme (lol, minor)

third, the CN logo on Chuck's chest does not have the right color
also, Cartoon Network has much better comics than this (courtesy of Boom!Studios and IDW)

Let's be honest, Chuck kinda lost his thunder to the likes of Captain Falcon, Kamina, Brock Sampson, and Wang Fire

And that ending was actually kinda sweet

Lostshadows said...

To be fair, as dumb as the cat plan was, it did work.

It looks like at least one of the ninja knew the threaten the computer plan was dumb though, he's clearly facepalming when Pepper surrenders.

Who needs cunning plans when the dumb ones work this well.

Toby'c said...

Kinda disappointed you didn't comment on the bar apparently being named "Bar", ideally with a Highlander II reference.

Anonymous said...

Linkara morphs with the mastodon coin. Adam Park cameos in Operation Overdrive. HOPR confirmed

The Mason said...

Holy Crap! A reference to Museum Madness?!? Wow. I loved that game when I was younger. Might have to find it again and see if it holds up.

Adam said...

First, after seeing the title card, I definitely want to see you sport an actual beard, Linkara.

Second, it really sucks to know Steve Ditko worked on this book. For someone who co-created Spider-Man and made characters like the Question, you'd think he'd get better work than this. But that could be blamed on the industry and on Ditko's work ethic at the time.

Overall, excellent review of this rock stupid comic. So many groan-inducing moments like the Banana computer or the lame ninja cat trap.

BTW, good job pointing out Chuck's turn to swing a gator over his head but Mr. T still does it better.

MasterSeijin said...

I would wonder what Ninja Style Dancer's origin is, but it's highly likely that Linkara just hired him as a security guard after villains and malicious entities started attacking him. New head cannon!

Sune Gai said...

I remember Museum Madness. Too bad I never had the knowledge to beat it as a kid and the old mac was long dead when we had our first dial-up connection (remember when 56K was the preferred speed LOL)

Museum Madness and The Incredible Machine were my childhood.

AmuroNT1 said...

Wait, hold the phone, there's a Sumo circuit now? Why was I not informed?

By the way, Kimo's a samurai. They were being pretty subtle, what with the constant talk about honor and meditation and swordsmanship and poetry, so you might have missed that. Just wanted to let you know.

Also, Reed's mad that Pepper - his SISTER - isn't paying attention to him? Oh lord, this is going to turn into Ultimate Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, isn't it? (Note that I typed this BEFORE I got to the part where Pepper gets jealous over another girl kissing her brother.)

Oh, the Spoony ninja kidnapping freak-out. Always a classic, but so little occasion to use it.

Honestly, the most horrific part of that comic was Chuck's half-shirt during the stinger.

Anonymous said...

"Everybody makes mistakes"
Especially Chuck Norris with his support of bully and discrimination to the LBGT community, which further proof that he sucks.

Ruesch said...

Ninja Cat is displeased with his new minions. Even the "Super Ninja" is insignificant compared to the martial artist feline...and just about every other martial artist there ever was, master and student.

Seriously, the Ninja Cat makes for a much more interesting premise than this comic.

GokuMartin said...

As cheesy as it sounds, Chuck's message at the end resonated with me.

I really don't need your approval to write what I want. My univese is bigger than you. That means, if you choose for it to be non-canon, so be it. You do things your way, and I'll do things my way, and we won't step on each others toes.

So, what do you say, Lewis? Can we call a truce? No hard feelings?

You are a really cool, funny guy, and this was a silly thing to fight over anyway.

Anonymous said...

With the recent Spoony controversy, this episode reminds me why I keep coming back for Linkara.

He's just upbeat. Even ATROCIOUS comics don't get him down for long. It's a rare internet critic who can get beyond the "I'm the most cynical man on Earth" persona.

Ruesch said...

Ninja Cat's reaction to the "Super Ninja's" plan to steal the "Banana 7000":

"Yeah, I'll scratch the door for you. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to implement my far more interesting plan to bring back "Brute Force" and make a crossover featuring me."

Tyler said...

Oh man Museum Madness was fun but a real pain, I seriously think the robot was punking the kid the whole time. Still Number Munchers was always awesome.

MasterSeijin said...

"With the recent Spoony controversy,"

What controversy? What'd he say about Lupa this time?

Will H said...

I loved Museum Madness and actually had the patience to beat it when I was older. Although I still marvel at the fact that the robot, MICK, ran on AA batteries (seriously, you pulled them out of a Walkman).

Adam Graham said...

I appreciated you correcting your own review on Norris and the Gator at the end. I actually bought the whole series of Mr. T and the T force after watching the first two episodes, but can't see doing the same for Karate Kommandos.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"I really don't need your approval to write what I want. My univese is bigger than you. That means, if you choose for it to be non-canon, so be it. You do things your way, and I'll do things my way, and we won't step on each others toes.

So, what do you say, Lewis? Can we call a truce? No hard feelings?

You are a really cool, funny guy, and this was a silly thing to fight over anyway."

It's perfectly fine - I couldn't stop you from writing it even if I wanted you to. I have no problem with people writing fanfiction about the show. ^_^

I just don't want you posting about it constantly over here as if it's fact and then posting excerpts from it, as well.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"What controversy? What'd he say about Lupa this time?"

There is no controversy. People are upset that he didn't like Amazing Spider-Man 2 and that he took the time to respond to the people looking for holes in why he didn't like it.

Doresh said...

Really? Mr. T has no problems going after drug dealers, and Chuck Norris has to protect COMPUTERS?!

And for a stereotypical samurai, he sure has a weird sword. Its blade is like an elongated triangle. How do you mess up a katana o_O ?

I assume this comic runs under the trope of "blueprints are for losers, so we can't rebuild anyhting"

(If that even is a trope, it probably has a much nicer name)

@Anonymous:

"second, Mr. T did get a questionable homage over in Japan
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/656/042/894.jpg"

Lol. Whoever did that should seriously move beyond H-manga XD

@Lewis Lovhaug:

"There is no controversy. People are upset that he didn't like Amazing Spider-Man 2 and that he took the time to respond to the people looking for holes in why he didn't like it."

And then there are a lot of people upset because the vlog is longer than the movie. Because apparently that's some kind of taboo or something.

P.S.: Love me some Daft Punk :3

GokuMartin said...

...it's too late for that, you stubborn asshole.

You killed my universe.

You killed the AwesomeTouhouverse.

Every single of my characters, everything I wrote, everything I achieved...gone.

And it's all because of you.

Here's a tip: if you truly didn't have a proble,, you should have replied to me AS SOON AS THE MESSAGE WAS SENT.

It's too late now. My children are dead. And you killed them.

You never lost any of your creations, so I don't expect you to understand how I feel. But I like like shit right now. And it's all your fault.

Now I have a HUGE grudge to bear against you. You hit me in the way no one else (not even anyone from Channel Awesome) ever hit me.

You destroyed my characters. You are a monster.

john cramer said...

Huh so that's so that's what Wolf did before becoming Superboy's pet.

Are there any good Star Comics out there or are they all crap like this?

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"You destroyed my characters. You are a monster."

You are a very confusing and head-tilting individual.

Anonymous said...

"Chuck Norris' true power is in choosing crappy villains."

"Prince of Space" reference? Nice.

Bandit Buster said...

So...why did the Cult of the Claw want to steal that computer?

Couldn't they just, you know...buy one?

That's not something a serious, menacing supervillain group does. That's something Team Rocket or the Amoeba Gang does.

It's the kind of stuff that Dave the Barbarian would do to prove to his sorceress girlfriend that he's evil.

If THESE are the guys Chuck Norris goes up sgainst in his cartoon show, then I'm glad I never watched it.

GoldenKing said...

"You are a very confusing and head-tilting individual." Agreed Linkara, I see no coherency in the logic of this individual. Also, this comic really was terrible, the writers managed to be even worse in this than the first one.

Molly said...

Yeah, I agree. I just came out of seeing "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (by the way, still waiting for you to do a vlog review of that movie), and this GokuMartin guy reminds me of Max Dillon/Electro.

I guess when you are a well-known internet celebrity like you are, you are bound to cross paths with a few weirdos. The key is just ignore them and move on with you life.

Felix Brunschede said...

No knock spell reference? Oh well, if that's my only complaint... :D

Dark Patrician said...

I missed the Ninja-Style Dancer. What adventures has he been on?

Was that a rapier you were swinging around? Do you own a rapier? Well that explains your wit.

The ninjas opening the door doesn't surprise me, if Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has taught me anything, its that ninjas love pizza. Unless they're robots or working for the Shredder.

To anybody freaking out about the canonicity of fan-fiction, its fan-fiction not canon...if we want Mr. Lovhaug to incorporate those then he's going to have to come out with a massive story arc to explain all of the different romantic relationships he's had, his adventures as a Power Ranger in a parallel universe, 90's Kid's spaceship, Jearis's wife, a zombie apocalypse, his death, the time Dr. Insano turned everybody into children, numerous road trips, the origin of the Entity, and his love affair with a blender. Don't ask.

As much as I'd love to see that...I think we're better off letting him tell whatever stories he wants...ideally with more Ninja-Style Dancing and Styrofoam lizards that should not be and Lieutenant Monroe and Snowflame! Or at least 2 of those.

I loved the Spoony and Suburban Knights clips, btw.

Great episode

Ryan Knight said...

Loved the episode Linkara, I had plenty of laughs throughout the episode.

As for the reason why they just knocked on the door, clearly they watched Spoony's Counter Monkey episode on the Bardic Knock spell. It really does work!

I look forward to your review on the comic tie-in of Power Rangers movie.

Gaucelm said...

Yayyy, I played Museum Madness too as a kid! One of my childhood games!

Never finished it though, I got it on a dosbox emulator recently and I am still stuck on some "exhibit" stages.

You use that quote on your DVD, LL! (wow, how does it feel to have LL as initials, considering how many significant people Superman has met who have those initials and that he has lampshaded even in the 1960s?)

And great review too!

Arcapello said...

I really enjoyed this. I disagree with anybody saying you shouldn't review obscure comics because they're like time capsules full to the brim with weird. The variety of comics you cover is a strong point of yours and adds character to the show.

Ciaran Hillock said...

Your mistaken on the ninja holding the sword on the front cover, you clearly don't know anything about swords.

Kaze Koichi said...

Fact #2371:
"It's a crack baby, fool" was actually Chuck Noris that disguised himself as a baby to learn the full list of Mr. T's superpowers.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Chuck Norris. Been wondering what became of you.
Mr. T does excel at being awesome though, even he has gotten in on the talk. In his show; "World's Craziest Fools", he claims that back in the eighties, he invented the wheel and also invented the Eighties! A wild party that went on for a whole decade, then people woke up in 1990 and couldn't remember anything, but were all covered in tattoos!
You ever seen that show?

Yeah, I can't really take the villains seriously, it they blurt their plans to random strangers, whilst also getting their plans from random strangers.
They be able to trip on their laces, despite having Velcro straps!

You know, considering you made a Spoony Joke, I'm surprised you didn't make a note to the Bardic Knock Spell that Spoony had in Counter Monkey, which is basically walking up to the enemy base and knocking on the door.

Also, I believe the reason that Reed's body looks warped is that he is actually Reed Richards.

Still, Nice Review, Linkara.
Looking forward to seein more from you! ;3

FugueforFrog said...

NINJA STYLE DANCING!! Boy it's been forever for that.

So yeah...Chuck Norris. Not funny and can toss a croc over his head. I don't know what's stupider though: the fact that ninjas are interested in the home computer or that the Tandy Computer Whiz Kids finally found jobs after escaping from that school. And is it just me or does Margie really Betty Brant from the classic Spidey issues of Ditko...he didn't care so much he reused her character design, weird. Oh and noticed the Mammoth coin in there...guess you'll be back in black next morph?

Then again I think the Banana is what the Ice King uses...but it's probably whatever they have in a thousand years or so. (then again his phone is an IBanana too...)

Lotus Prince said...

Fun fact: "Tabe" is Japanese for "to eat."

Rob S said...

The "Banana 7000"? A reference to Bloom County in a Chuck Norris comic? The Banana Jr. 6000 was Oliver Wendell Jones' computer in the Bloom County strip - basically a sentient first-generation Macintosh with feet.

And not the only Bloom County reference ever in a comic book - DC's Star Trek vol. 1 #51 went there as well.

Jeff Jacobson said...

Another Japanese Mr. T homage

Leor said...

Sadly, this comic is typical of the entire Star Comics line from the period. Unlike other licensed properties, like "Star Wars", "Transformers", "G.I. Joe", "Rom", or "Micronauts", the properties that were licensed for the Star Comics line were intended for very small children. So whereas a typical "G.I. Joe" comic written by Larry Hama would feature the Joes and Cobras engaging in combat, with both sides suffering casualties, and Cobra's plots would generally be a combination of terrorism and mad science, "Chuck Norris" is stuck facing some lame-ass ninjas who aren't allowed to do things that the Comics Code (at least circa the 1980's) allowed.

And of course there's the problem of the artwork. Steve Ditko wasn't even phoning this in; he was sending a telegram from Third World nation for this issue.

That being said, it could have been worse. That's right, there were worse Star Comics books. By 1986 the licensed books in the Star Comics line weren't even bothering to create new plots. For books like "Thundercats", "Air Raiders" (which you reviewed once), and "Visionaries" they basically took episodes of the TV show and adapted them (often poorly) to comic book form.

The only comic in the Star Comics imprint that I would recommend is "Mad Balls". That's right, there was a Star Comics licensed comic for "Mad Balls" and it was hilarious is a good way! It was subversive humor in the vein of "Ren & Stimpy", "The Simpsons" or "South Park". Lewis if you can find a copy of the "Mad Balls" comic, I recommend doing a review for the show!

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Your mistaken on the ninja holding the sword on the front cover, you clearly don't know anything about swords."

Okay, then. What's going on with it, then?

Brian said...

Why yes, I do remember Museum Madness. I played it back in elementary school on some version of an Apple Mac.

...god I feel old.

Anonymous said...

Its been a while since I've posted in the blog comments,

Seems you have someone wanting you to endorse/promote their Fanon... Maybe it be best not to further engage said individual best on their reactions.

anyway on the Comic, was fairly dry toy tie in fair, but hey at least the cat plan worked.


Tia Wheeler said...

I'm sorry Mr. Lovhaug, but I have to disagree with you on one thing: those guys are not ninja/shinobi. A real ninja would never have allowed him/herself to be seen so many times by the characters and the readers.

Mr. T and Chuck Norris are cool, but Bruce Lee trumps them both in my book.

TJOmega said...

Frighteningly enough, the quality of the ninjas in the comic is pretty consistent with the cartoon... In episode 1 a guard is tricked into opening a holding cell after the prisoner inside waved at him. I'm convinced the Superninja hired dropouts from Stormtrooper University.

Anonymous said...

Plus, Mr. T. wins for not being homophobic, racist, islamophobic, or religiously intolerant. (sources are linked in the post)
http://sketchinetch.tumblr.com/post/57390826322/ezlncheerleader-nerdycurvyboundandflirty

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous said...
" "Everybody makes mistakes"
Especially Chuck Norris with his support of bully and discrimination to the LBGT community, which further proof that he sucks. "

But he also said that we should forgive people
And that's worth something in itself

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous commenter about you reviewing obscure stuff. I often don't even bother watching episodes of obscure indy comics that nobody has ever heard of, because they just don't interest me. I only watched this video because I actually read the original comic. Even Marvel and DC comics reviews of yours tend to be of old comics even a nerd like me has never heard of. I would much rather you would review stuff less than 10 years old, but that's rare.
I'm sure I'm not alone in this, because although I can't see the view count on your videos, Marvel, DC comics and comics based on popular things get a lot of comments, whereas lame indies nobody cares about get a lot less. And the more modern comics like ASBAR get even more comments.
I could be wrong and maybe more comments doesn't mean more viewers, but it definetely means the viewers are more interested. If you want to increase your viewership, you should review more popular and modern things. But if reviewing old comics is what you prefer regardless of profit, all power to you.

Anonymous said...

You have to admire Ditko in a warped sort of way. Few are willing to die by the sword of their beliefs the way he was, otherwise he would never have spent the 80'a phoning in garbage for Marvel's Big Dumb Babies line. Because everyone knows kids comics require no effort whatsoever. Ask the Atomic Robo guy about Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet.

As for Chuck...eh, I dunno. Mr. T was certaintly the more rounded celebrity. He legitimately beat cancer, competed in the first two Wrestlemanias, and for the most part, is a force of good for awareness and the mothers of the world (Watch his WWE hall of fame speech for some wisdom regarding mothers). Chuck not so much.

Saiyan Nekron said...

Leor, Linkara already reviewed a MadBalls comics. Specifically, he reviewing the issue where they meet the Care Bears.

Shockwave said...

""Your mistaken on the ninja holding the sword on the front cover, you clearly don't know anything about swords."

Okay, then. What's going on with it, then?"

Well, for starters, it's called a Katana, though it might be Leonardo's sword from TMNT, believe it's called the Ninkaen or something similar.
Second, at the base of the blade where the hit and sword meet, not just the scarberg, it's dull enough to hold and someone wanting to get more speed on the swing could theoretically hold onto it there.

Finally, what's on the back cover of the comic? It looked like something Cinema Snob should cover.

Tracey said...

it's just fitting for a comic about Chuck Norris to have such a homoerotic opening

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"I agree with the previous commenter about you reviewing obscure stuff. I often don't even bother watching episodes of obscure indy comics that nobody has ever heard of, because they just don't interest me. I only watched this video because I actually read the original comic."

I'm sorry, but I just... don't understand this attitude.

Do people want me to just review friggin' Batman every week? Wouldn't that get dull and repetitive for you?

And why avoid the obscure stuff? Are you afraid you might actually laugh at something that's not the X-Men or Star Wars? The quality of my humor does not change simply because it's not Superman I'm making fun of.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Second, at the base of the blade where the hit and sword meet, not just the scarberg, it's dull enough to hold and someone wanting to get more speed on the swing could theoretically hold onto it there."

Wouldn't that run an increased risk of your hand slipping down the blade and then digging right into the sharper bit?

Shockwave said...

"Wouldn't that run an increased risk of your hand slipping down the blade and then digging right into the sharper bit?"

Hence the theoretical part. But since he's wearing a glove that could also have grip that decreases that risk as well.

Anonymous said...

"Do people want me to just review friggin' Batman every week? Wouldn't that get dull and repetitive for you?"

Well, seeing how that's pretty much what all moviegoers want, I would not be surprised if the people on the net were the same

I personally em sick and tired of Batman in every shape and form (maybe with the exception of the hilarious Brave and the Bold cartoon, but that's mostly thanks to the guest stars), but I'm not a normal person

Arianne Wingard said...

I wonder what this Chuck Norris comic would be like if the artist gave a crap and if it wasn't taken itself seriously.
Also, I prefer Mr.T over Chuck Norris

Anonymous said...

"Do people want me to just review friggin' Batman every week? Wouldn't that get dull and repetitive for you?"
I don't want you to review Batman every week (though I would prefer if the Batman comics you looked at weren't usually so old) I would just prefer you looked more at popular characters that you neglect. You haven't reviewed a Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk, Flash or Green Lantern comic other than their origins in years, if at all in some cases.

I don't doubt that your videos on obscure indies are funny, and I'll probably watch them some day, but time is an issue. In order to watch your episodes I give up time that I could use to do something else, whether something fun or productive. As such, I am more inclined to watch things based on comics I actually read or at least know about. I read indies, but the indies you review are usually old and obscure, so I'm less inclined to spend 20+ minutes on them when I could watch a TV show or study instead.
Its the same with other TGWTG reviewers, I usually don't feel like watching videos of obscure stuff because I'd rather do something else.

I hope that even if you don't agree with this attitude, you can at least understand where me and others like me are coming from. I'm not afraid of laughing at stuff I don't know about, its just that your humor has to compete with other entertaining things as well as my work schedule.

Anonymous said...

So wait, what was the woman's plan when she asked to be allowed to speak to the sister? Was she just going to stand there with the vase in the hopes that Chuck Norris attacked and one of the ninjas came in alone to threaten the sister?

And it was so unmemorable that I can't even remember their names.

Anonymous said...

@MasterSeijin

Spoony released a histrionic, overly long review of ASM2 and his fans got annoyed. He's since shut down comments and posted a response video. In his defense, no one made the fans watch the thing. In the fan's defense, the thing is pretty unwatchable.

Anonymous said...

"I do WANT to sell it digitally. Someone threw out the idea of selling it through iTunes - I just need to find some more free time to explore that idea."

It is good to hear that you are not opposed to the idea )

But there is a thing. Not that I am against iTunes, but for me without iDevices and not in USA it is not very useful. But anyway, it is allow you reach wider audience and more money as a result. Like a Steam for indie games. So yes, I am sure that iTunes is a very good idea business-wise (and I am want you to be financial successful)

But what I want to say, may be you 'll want to consider another variant (if you have no objections). I am talking about Humble Store ( https://www.humblebundle.com/store ). Yes, they are working mostly with video-games. But, there are was some humble bundles with books (including audio) and recently comics (like this one https://www.humblebundle.com/books ). And I heard they are very easy to work with (founders was indie-developers themselves), it is not regional restricted (which is principle I love the most) and DRM-free (no concern for me, but there are some people who did not approve any kind of DRM). I think it is worth a try to reach them, I almost sure that they will be glad to work with you. At least as an alternative for those who can't/won't use iTunes (like me).

What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of licensed comics, did you get the Power Rangers comic that came-out on Free Comic Book Day?

It's beautifully goofy, and fit for you'r show

TImeTravelerJessica said...

Um so I really don't want to comment on other people's comments ... but are people really mad that you changed things in storyline so it now conflicts with their fanfic or am I massively misunderstanding something? I mean ... that's one of the hazards of writing fanfic for an ongoing series ... you just kind of have to live with it. Most people just put a "Newest installment of X ignored" label on it and move on with their lives

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Um so I really don't want to comment on other people's comments ... but are people really mad that you changed things in storyline so it now conflicts with their fanfic or am I massively misunderstanding something? I mean ... that's one of the hazards of writing fanfic for an ongoing series ... you just kind of have to live with it. Most people just put a "Newest installment of X ignored" label on it and move on with their lives"

They seem more upset that I don't want to play along with their fanfic, let it be posted here, or engage in some kind of Roleplaying thing with them in the spirit of their fanfic.

Antiyonder said...

Anonymous: "I hope that even if you don't agree with this attitude, you can at least understand where me and others like me are coming from. I'm not afraid of laughing at stuff I don't know about, its just that your humor has to compete with other entertaining things as well as my work schedule."

I'm halfway on this. If it's a reviewer I'm not familiar with, at best I might sample an episode if it's based on something I've read/viewed/played.

But more often than not, if I find the majority of their reviews to be entertaining, I tend to have faith in the reviewer to deliver whether the material is familiar or not.

Rue Ryuzaki said...

@ Jeff Jacobson said...
"Another Japanese Mr. T homage"
Wow I want to read that lol

Also on the reviewing Indy comics or comics people never heard of, It is his right to do so, because the show is about comics, not a particular type,or selection.

Its in the theme song "Anyone who's had a bad comic published it could be your turn!"
Which means it can be any author, title,company, etc.

Anonymous said...

Pfft, Chuck Norris doesn't dye his hair when he wants to be a blonde. He just goes super saiyen.

RedCyclone said...

@GokuMartin

Are you autistic or something?

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Are you autistic or something?"

I would appreciate it if you didn't make remarks concerning other people's health in this regard.

le-messor said...

Given that the locale looked like the Bayou in both cases, those were probably alligators and not crocodiles - but I haven't seen either cartoon, so I can't really back that up.

Hey, if you can make a living nitpicking, I can nitpick, too.
Now if only I could do it as well and as funny as you do, so I could get paid for it. *Sniff*

~ Mik

Anonymous said...

So I went looking for the thing Goku keeps ranting about you killing Lewis

and... For the life of me other then in the blog posts here and random comments here and there -that come off as viral advertisment.-

I can't find what he is talking about

Ming said...

My God, that was bad. Steve Ditko must treat this as his personal old shame. The bad guys are just terrible. Oh sure, people call Cobra Commander inept, but these so-called ninjas are even more pathetic!

You know, based on what we've seen in these two issues, I'm starting to see why this cartoon never got past the five-episode pilot.

Nice to see Ninja Style Dancer again. Anyway, I hope you get to the other issues of this bad comic.

Mercenary said...

Wow thats a weird coincidence. I just saw that Spoony video in which you used that video clip from.