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    from aintitcool.com

    "G4 is getting four original half-hour series of 12 episodes each (48 half-hours in all), all overseen by funnybook titan Warren Ellis (“The Authority,” “Planetary,” “Global Frequency,” “Ministry of Space,” “Red,” “Astonishing X-Men”). "



    if that video embed didnt work try this link as I'm in a lecture theatre and she just started talking so no more time to mess around: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48660
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011
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    I've never heard Warren referred to as a "Funnybook Titan" before. Hahaha..
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011
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    I think that just replaced "Wise Old Man of the Internet Forest" in my mind.

    Storm and Beast both look pretty good, and it looks like this'll have lots of fun energy going for it. Fingers crossed.
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    "Overseen" is a bit strong. I wrote rough outlines for all 48 episodes, that would then have been rewritten by the actual scripters. I doubt much of my work remains.
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011 edited
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    I saw both the Iron Man and Wolverine pilots and while I think the Wolverine one is the better of the two, so far. But there are some sheanigans going on with the plot so far, it seems.
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    How could you possibly tell?
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    Oh wow it looks like the Wolverine and Iron Man trailers have been online for quite some time:

    http://www.beyondhollywood.com/warren-ellis-iron-man-and-wolverine-anime-trailers-plus-excalibur/

    They can both be seen there. They all look really cool, they seem to have changed up Wolverines look a lot I can only recognise him by his claws.
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    "Overseen" is a bit strong. I wrote rough outlines for all 48 episodes, that would then have been rewritten by the actual scripters. I doubt much of my work remains.


    Was "Cyclops is pretty. So very, very pretty." part of the character outline?
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011
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    @Warren:

    It was a minor thing in the latter part of the pilot that dealt with the main bad guy and Wolverine that just sent my inner nerd into a tantrum. It was a minor thing but it set me off a little bit.
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    I've watched a couple of the Iron Man and Wolverine episodes (the fan-made subtitled versions of the original japanese broadcasts are up on your local anime streaming websites) the Iron Man episodes seemed a bit tame, but I'm loving the Wolverine ones.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2011
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    Huh, hadnt realized there were four shows, I think I just heard of the Iron Man and Wolverine ones. I'll give em a try.
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    @William, it damned well ought've been.

    Nothing makes tactical genius better than very, very pretty.
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2011
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    &Travis: It's a distracting tactic, actually.

    Does anybody know what the last anime is going to be? I know Iron Man, Wolverine, X-men and...?
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    @ Colby

    if you look at that aintitcool.com address I put as the source it says the other one is 'Blade'
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
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    @Martin:

    Huh, didn't even see that. Cool, thanks man.
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      CommentAuthorNeila
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
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    @Warren So basically you wrote the rough outlines and they rewrote your stuff then made it out like you were executive producer? D: That's sure nice of them, I think, maybe, maybenot? I'll keep my eye out for the show, it looks all shiny from the teaser trailer. I wish we got G4 where I live. :o
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011 edited
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    So io9 has the character designs up:

    Once again, I really like Storm's character design. Its a nice departure from the '90s animated design that I grew up with, but it still feels like STORM. And Beast's double-breasted jacket is a fun touch.

    Dunno how I feel about Armor. I think most of it is her very blank pose, but I wish she had a little more attitude to her design. Who knows, though, since this is just a lineup sheet, and we haven't seen Hisako in action yet.
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    @Warren So basically you wrote the rough outlines and they rewrote your stuff

    Well, that was the job description. I was aware of that going in. I just think it's fair to note that the rough outlines were then rewritten and scripted by Madhouse's own writers, to an extent I'm unaware of but probably, you know, extensively. If any of the the serials are a success, it'll be down to those writers, not me.