(Archived) Crisis on Infinite Polygons (Comics/Animation) Issue #2: All of the Polynauts are Dead!

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Last time on Crisis on Infinite Polygons: A discussion of high quality mech shows broke out and the only thing that could silence it was talk of the webbed menace of Spider-man, however, will the bronies stand for such minimal pony talk? Find out in the new, Hasbro backed issue: All of the Polynauts are Dead! Actually, none of my features series are from Hasbro oops, I need to get better at these references...

This is the unofficial official unofficial Comics, Manga, Cartoons, and Anime thread, or Comics and Animation for short, but people seem to be confused by what counts and what doesn't. Well, a lot of stuff counts, mostly that stuff. So who's up for some featured comics and animation? Well, too bad, here are a couple:

Featured Comic: Ultimate Spider-Man

Last week we got a comics fan looking for some recommendations, so of course Ultimate Spider-Man came up, I mean why not? This board seems pretty damn Spider-Man obsessed. But what is it that makes this comic in particular so special? I mean, couldn't you recommend some other fine Spider-Man comics like the Clone Saga of the 90's or Spider-Man: Mangaverse? Here's why this book is so special, Brian Michael Bendis took all the core elements of Spider-Man and reinterpreted them for a modern era. Yeah, sometimes this doesn't work (*cough* Smallville *cough again*), but it was pulled off brilliantly here.

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I'm pretty sure this picture is from Ultimate Spider-Man. At least, that's what Google says...



We got teen angst, new modern origins of classic characters, storylines that'll make you laugh, cry, and do that thing with your hand where you pretend you're Spider-Man. It's the only title of Marvel's rebooted to be accessible comic line, the Ultimate Universe, that's really held up with time (Cringe at all the early 00's pop culture references in The Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men) and remained consistently good. So, where do you get it? Check out Comixology (http://www.comixology.com/Ultimate-Spider-Man/comics-series/1094, http://www.comixology.com/Ultimate-Comics-Spider-Man-Vol-1/comics-series/3187, http://www.comixology.com/Ultimate-Comics-Spider-Man-Vol-2/comics-series/6610) for digital issues, Amazon for collections (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=ultimate+spider-man) , and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited (http://marvel.com/digitalcomics) if you want to check out most of the series and a bunch of other comics (Like I do!). Oh, and as I'm sure our resident Spidey expert would tell you, if you find all these back issues daunting, then check out the new Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man series starring an all-new Spider-Man (It's the last Comixology link and it's on the front of the Amazon page), it continues the story in a very accessible way and there's only about 13 issues so far.

Featured Animation: Martian Successor Nadesico


After watching the first episode of this, I still don't know what it's about, and I'm strapped for time, so instead, how about we let our fellow Polynauts tell you what this show is.

bq.It’s a fantastic anime. Has a bit of an abrupt ending I’ll tell you that now. But totally worth it.

-Shaun McIlroy

bq.I remember this show. Combined EVA and G Gundam in it’s mech style, with that one side guy from Macross.

-LivingTarget

bq.Gundam-like mech+romantic comedy harem and turn out to be a darker story later on that explore the meaning of "justice". There is also a movie sequel, which is rather unsatisfying. To add more information, it was the first anime who kicked EVA out of the first place in ranking.

-Revolurt

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Nope, this looks nothing like Evangelion.

Anyway, that's it for this, oh, and if you have a header to submit post it here: http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/14/3243529/submit-your-crisis-on-infinite-polygons-headers-here