Oh, shit! New Gargoyles comic!
>it's a retelling of the pilot
>no specific creator listed
>cover price $29.99
Wait, so they're literally just running old Gargoyles episodes through VLC, clicking "grab screenshot" and then photoshopping speech bubbles onto it? For $29.99? What the actual fuck?
>It's a comic adaptation of the animated series. Time to make a new generation aware, because reasons.
Please don't play with my heart.
But also, why couldn't they have just re-released the SLG comics like they did with the Darkwing Duck collection?
>Cinestory is just fucking screen grabs!?
>Holy shit, that's cheesy.
Cine-Manga is where it's at.
Why would I waste my time with a piece of shit screen grab book when I've got the three best pieces of Gargoyles media sitting on my shelf?
Though. For some reason, someone scanned this garbage. And for some reason or brief lapse in judgement, I downloaded it.
Shit. They couldn't even adjust brightness correctly on the damn screencaps.
This shit doesn't even read right. Has anyone who made this even read a fucking comic book or manga?
Naw. He fucked up the movies.
It was these Tokyopop fuckwits that made this garbage.
Though he would approve adding horrible effects to the orignials
This shit was actually published and sold to kids. Ugh.
This shit is an eyesore.
This looks worse than a fucking Geocities page made by a 12 year old
Animation doesn't matter.
I'd bet even the non-cgi ones look like shit.
Of course they didn't care how bad it looked. Just call it 'manga' and kids will buy it, right? Fuck's sake. These assholes sold 'manga ringtones' off their shitty Tokyopop social media MySpace wannabe website.
Not even worth any full storytiming.
Just some random pages from a handful of books.
More would be too painful.
Though, for a simple kids book, with only a couple giant panels per page, it kinda works.
Plus it's interactive and tells kids to jump along with your old pal Grover.
It's not Marvel specifically. It's a Disney thing.
They've done the same for Gravity Falls recently, and I recall the same for the High School Musical movies.
It's kind of funny to think of this as some sort of post-modernist take on the comic-book medium, and Jango Fett is blasting at Obi Wan from behind a portal.
Jabba? No, that's just how shit he looked back in 1997.
They have never updated the Jabba model since its original inclusion into the Special Edition.
At least with more story book formats it works better, even if they add some word bubbles in illustrations.
Of course this non-Tokyopop one has original illustrations from an actual comic artist.
Oh yeah. I just meant it's the shit of the special edition on top of having it in his 'Cine-manga' format.
Look like you didn't come up with that idea... solo.
Shows that even using animated screencaps, you can easily make a comic page of utter incomprehensible shit.
oh shit. they used the same fucking screencap of Qui Gone Drinking Gin twice on the same fucking page.
Then again, the story is that George Lucas is so petty about the Special Editions of the Star Wars films that he offered the 1997 Special Edition to the Library of Congress for archival when they asked for the original theatrical edition.
So it's no real surprise, I suppose.
Who takes scenes from Aladdin and comes up with this eyesore?
I guess the talented manga creators at Tokyopop.
They flat out say they are cashing in on the Disney Princess line on the back cover blurb.
Shameless shallow fuckers.
Way to take the comic timing of Robin Williams and Disney animators and flush it down the toilet.
Just think that Tokyopop must've paid a king's ransom in licensing and/or revenue-sharing to Disney to just crap out a series of slideshow stills.
Each one probably is done mostly by a single person over strict short deadlines to minimize cost.
Given that they credit one person with "Graphic Designer and Letterer" and even "Cover Design" on this one book... that seems to be pretty much exactly what they did. Plus two editors dedicated to this one book and the rest seems o be general line and company editors.
I think the first word of "Frozen Cinestory" was probably the determinate factor in its commercial success rather than the latter one.
These are done with so little care or effort on behalf of the publisher that it is hard to see how one can act as an efficient gateway to the rest of the franchise for new fans.