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Penny Arcade - Comic - Avengers Resemble

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edited August 2020 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Avengers Resemble

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    seanscytheseanscythe Registered User regular
    Movie character DLC Confirmed. Just wait a few months, and you will see it pop up and each one will be $5.99 or but the bundle for $30. Then they will have different outfits from all the movies again $5 each. He you want Skinny Steve rogers or Old man Steve rogers? Or do you want Hulk buster armor, sexy dress Black Widow, Ronan Hawkeye, Iron Spiderman, or maybe Fat Thor?

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Fantastic strip title.

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    ThawmusThawmus +Jackface Registered User regular
    I'm reminded of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon where they got a voice actor for Stark that sounded an awful lot like RDJ at first but then eventually you pieced together that it totally wasn't RDJ at all.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Thawmus wrote: »
    I'm reminded of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon where they got a voice actor for Stark that sounded an awful lot like RDJ at first but then eventually you pieced together that it totally wasn't RDJ at all.

    So you're saying there wasn't a Stark contrast.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    I hope the gameplay's really good cause the graphics definitely weird me out.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2020
    It's like watching the porn parody versions of the MCU characters/actors.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User, Moderator mod
    Alternatively:
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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    I love Spider-Man's pose there, clearly as uncomfortable as we are with whatever is going on with Batman's head

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    Sorry we chose coked up RDJ. Please pay a 3.99 DLC to put him through the rehab lootbox to see if it takes.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Turns out the real star of Demon in a Bottle was your gambling addiction all along!

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    It would have been amazing if the characters had the appearance and voices of the MCU actors and actresses, but I understand that would be a tall (and probably expensive) order. I read Marvel Comics in the pre-MCU days, so I remember that your favorite characters didn't always look exactly the same since they were drawn by many different artists over the years. However, there's just something about the characters in this game that makes you look at them and instantly think, "That's not Captain America" or "That's not Tony Stark." I couldn't even pinpoint exactly what is wrong on some of them, but they are most definitely a little off.

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    "It's just as I've always said. We are being digested by an amoral universe."

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    It would have been amazing if the characters had the appearance and voices of the MCU actors and actresses, but I understand that would be a tall (and probably expensive) order. I read Marvel Comics in the pre-MCU days, so I remember that your favorite characters didn't always look exactly the same since they were drawn by many different artists over the years. However, there just something about the characters in this game that makes you look at them and instantly think, "That's not Captain America" or "That's not Tony Stark." I couldn't even pinpoint exactly what is wrong on some of them, but they are most definitely a little off.

    They refer to that as the Uncanny X-Men Valley.

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    MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    It would have been amazing if the characters had the appearance and voices of the MCU actors and actresses, but I understand that would be a tall (and probably expensive) order. I read Marvel Comics in the pre-MCU days, so I remember that your favorite characters didn't always look exactly the same since they were drawn by many different artists over the years. However, there just something about the characters in this game that makes you look at them and instantly think, "That's not Captain America" or "That's not Tony Stark." I couldn't even pinpoint exactly what is wrong on some of them, but they are most definitely a little off.

    They refer to that as the Uncanny X-Men Valley.

    I think I figured it out. When you look at some of them, they don't look like the people you would expect to be the superhero. They look like the ones who would be wearing hockey pads. ;)

    "It's just as I've always said. We are being digested by an amoral universe."

    -Tycho Brahe
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    hibryd7hibryd7 Registered User regular
    I don't know why "Kroger's Avenger's" is so funny, but it is.

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    McFodderMcFodder Registered User regular
    dennis, you are the true hero of this thread.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    It's all part of my self-insert fanfic reimagining of The Punisher.

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    they obviously tried to get close to the actors' likeness but couldn't, for rendering and/or licensing reasons

    which is actually way worse than just designing them more or less fresh, because now every time you see them you're reminded that they aren't quite the film characters

    there's been a million film/videogame versions of spider-man and it's mostly fine because they're not all trying to look like a particular actor

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    they obviously tried to get close to the actors' likeness but couldn't, for rendering and/or licensing reasons

    which is actually way worse than just designing them more or less fresh, because now every time you see them you're reminded that they aren't quite the film characters

    there's been a million film/videogame versions of spider-man and it's mostly fine because they're not all trying to look like a particular actor

    Well, Spiderman is also mostly in a mask and his costume hasn't changed much at all since the character started. Arkham Asylum had a little hurdle having to make a costume that wasn't just like TDK, but they did a decent job of finding a halfway point between TDK and the Animated Series (they did that with pretty much everything about the game, actually).

    But Spiderman, Batman, and Superman existed in the collective consciousness before Tobey, Bale, and Dean Cain (the one true Superman). For most of the Avengers, most people were barely aware of them before the current cinematic universe, and that universe is such a perfect adaption if those characters that those actors have supplanted the comics. RDJ *is* Iron Man.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2020
    Batman: TAS is my Batman and very much his rogue's gallery reference point. Same with the Justice League and that show.

    Spiderman is probably the first live action movie with Tobey(?).

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