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Warbird
May 23, 2012

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If you're looking for the charity stuff and goons making sick rear end custom content skip toward the back end of the thread. Otherwise enjoy the insanity that is the source material and we'll catch you in a bit. - Future Burd

To keep our ducks in a row, please add your name and preferred chairity to the Contributor Sign Up sheet if you wish to make a page. - The cooler futurer Burd

Rolling album of the goon made continued story - The coolerer futurerer Burder


I was foraging the wastes trying to find some PPE and I found this comic in a disconcertingly damp box in the woods. Let's crack it open and take a look around shall we?


First impressions are critical folks, and if your first impression that the art is bad then buckle-up buttercup. poo poo's going to get weird. But that is our good buddy Megaman and this does have 3 free mini posters of Megaman and his pals included. Did Capcom put out a manga styled comic series based on the games that folks just forgot abou-


Oh huh.



So folks what we have here is what happens when you license out your video game property to a group of folks that haven't played the games or know anything about them sight unseen. This here collection of images is an English translation of an Officially Licensed Megaman comic put out by a rotating cast of what can charitably be called morons in Brazil in the late 90s. This will not be a good comic by almost any metric. It will be entertaining for the sheer spectacle of this rolling train wreck and retroactive amazement that some series of people said it was ok to go about this. I grabbed the entire collection of some fan's FTP server after coming across a fan site detailing the disaster in the late aughts if memory serves. I do want to be clear about something, this is what amounts to a 90s Indie comic. It's going to have some content and themes that may not gel with some folks; just wanted to get that out there. I'll just be doing the first chapter tonight, but we can work through the series if there is interest. Anyway, back to our Ruby-Spears episode comic.












So those of you misfortunate enough to care about the Megaman series lore may have some questions right about now. I'd advise you jot them down on a piece of paper and then toss it in the garbage.

cont.

Warbird fucked around with this message at 13:23 on Jul 15, 2020

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Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
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Purge the Tiger
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Fun Shoe







Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Purge the Tiger
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Lil Swamp Booger Baby posted:

Wtf that chick is nude OP

From what I can recall one of the pages of Portuguese in a later issue addresses this and plays it off as a "coloring accident". Clearly this was deemed too subtle by the editorial staff as later issues of this are just going to go for the drat thing.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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NEOMAVRICS SON

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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"Hold on burd!" you exclaim, "Isn't that just the intro scene from Megaman X? Is this guy X?" No, no he is not.





Warbird
May 23, 2012

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And that caps off the first issue. Humble beginnings for what is to come.

Next time we can expect: an old friend, bunny slippers, a 4th wall breaking talk show, and Megaman's sick rear end trench coat.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Elentor posted:

Here's the insane manifesto written in the first edition:

---------------------------

If there's something hard to do in this country, it is to be a comic book artist.

The local publishers sit on their lazy asses and only care to bring American comics. Unaware of what the readers want, they give money to the gringos and kill the dreams of millions of Brazilian artists who, without a place to publish, go wherever their hunger sends them: After money and food.

But every now and then we get a comic book of our own.

And so is this. This comic book was made for the purpose of riding on the success of the MEGAMAN animated series, of course!

The merits of this comic book can be seen from its very stylistic choices: This is the first 100% Brazilian manga that isn't copying Japanese stories; It's the first manga ever made by a woman; It's my first official job as a writer; it's the first to use computer-assisted coloring.

The plot goes like this: I took a look at the animated series and completely ignored the story, because it's so bad! So, this comic has NOTHING TO DO with the tv show, written with the sole purpose of selling toys. And neither does this comic resemble the "plots" of the games, because a videogame cartridge can never tell a proper story: It just strings you along, so you can move that mouse pointer across the screen and get an RSI (???). I'd rather be different and (some insanely old idiom (I don't even know the literal meaning of this (Googling))) be annoying on purpose!

Who am I? I'm not one of those people who writecomic books just to make a few bucks and then be quickly forgotten. I plan to follow an entire plot arc. And I'm not writing this for my friends, nor do I suck Kamen Rider (??????????????). That would be a gross incompetence from my part...

The team and I are doing the best possible job we can. The story is good, within what is reasonable to expect from a comic book, the artwork is also cool and I even ask for your help with the screenwriting! When was the last time a Brazilian writer asked you what it is you want to read?

So in order to write this comic I'm counting on you. Send your critiques, give me your opinion, but do be careful with what you're asking! I'm not gonna accept adaptations from the TV show or alternative timelines from the cartridge "plots". Be creative!

This comic is yours, the writing is yours, not mine. My team and I are just doing our job. Do yours: Buy the magazine, tell your friends to do the same and send us your suggestions.

We need your support. Let's see what's gonna happen.

Josť Roberto Pereira

Oh awesome, thanks friend! I had a few of these translated years ago, but I've been through a few computers since then and lost the text file at some point. Fun tidbit for the next round, a character turns to the camera and monologues a similar manifesto.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Oh that explains some stuff about this comic

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Alright good goons, I have a bit of extra time before my lunch break ends so let's get going shall we?


You may notice that the art/artist has changed from the last issue. This will be an ongoing theme here. And if the cover isn't already clear, we aren't exactly doing the X story as you might have thought.


And naturally we get another manifesto. This will also be an ongoing theme.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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And one more theme is about to start, I'll let you guess what that's going to be.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Cough Drop The Beat posted:

Great to see that Roll's impossibly tight clothing got even more creepy and weird in this issue.

NOPE

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Elentor mentioning that this Jose creep was involved in porno/hentai licensing explains a lot about this series. We never go all the way thank god, but you can tell when they wanted to get a bump in readership. Also that's his sister. Let's power through and get to the nonsense.






And here we have the introduction of our other main character(s), the bunny slippers.

I'd like to take the time to remind you all that Capcom signed off on this.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Nah, it's just X. He's here too because why wouldn't he be. Also he's awful like Megaman.







The comic has a midpoint break here for the MORE MINI-POSTERS. We'll pause for a bit and resume with some actual artwork, story dump, and the editorial team making some called shots that are amazingly 100% completely serious.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Comic ran from 97 to 99 and was eventually shut down due to money issues at the publisher. Capcom Brazil didnít seem to take onus with the contents it seems.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Anyway the MINI POSTERS are just some official art from, you know, other officially licensed Megaman projects so there's nothing too much to see here. The first one being Ruby-Spears Roll is a bit on the nose though.






Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Things are about to get weird.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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I want to say the next few pages result in a coup of sorts between the folks working the comic and the publisher that ultimately results in a few people fired/thrown out once they realize what is going on. When I said ďrotating cast of moronsĒ I wasnít joking.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Oh boy, time for things to take a turn. Meet Pricess, our porno mogul's OC waifu. That Capcom paid money for. Remember those page long manifestos? Well now they're hand drawn. This isn't OOC in context of the comic either, we're halfway through the issue.







Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Colonel Cancer posted:

Wow this belongs on an abandoned blog somewhere huh

Abandoned blog's FTP server to be exact. I don't remember exactly the process I had to go through to get it back then but it involved the Wayback machine and some leaps in logic if memory serves. But no, this poo poo was on paper and sold, in theory, to real people.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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We've got a little more author axe grinding and South American beef to get through and we'll be at the end of issue 2. This comic is awful but I do appreciate the sheer gall of the guy to just start making callouts like this.








And one more screed for the road.

Next time on BR Megaman: Yet another new artist! Multiple Roll costume changes, each worst than the last, oh and one of our "heroes" dies.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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I. M. Gei posted:

Speaking of which, Iíve been meaning to ask, when was this published? The English version, I mean.

Iím noticing the Mega Man title logo is the new one from Mega Man 9 onward, which I donít think existed in the 90s, and thereís a couple of pages with comments in the margins that read like whoever wrote them canít believe some of the poo poo theyíre reading. Maybe thatís just the English translation?

I donít believe it ever was. Later issues of this have translator notes from various groups explaining some jokes so I think it may be the efforts of randos online throughout the 2000s; which also accounts for some of the verbiage used as some have noted.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Yeah. I'm going to have to get creative as this goes on. I'm already going to leave out half the pages of Roll's origin story issues if I post them at all and I'm not sure how well mechanical pasties and a strapless bikini bottom are going to fly around here.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Light Gun Man posted:

It wasn't ever published in English. It's fan translated. I know this, because I did this. Well, my group did. I didn't do the actual translation, but I did do the bubbles and attempt to make the translation sound slightly more naturally English. Sorry. This was the first thing we ever did. We get a a bit better as the issues go on. This comic fuckin GOES PLACES, lemme tell you. Places you probably do not want it to!

I won't step on OPs toes, please continue. I can...attempt? to answer questions though.


If you want the whole thing, you can get them from our release page https://opentrain.theyear199x.org/

I've always wanted to (and even really intended to when we first did these) go back over them a second time with improved translations, doing the intro rants, new scans / better cleanup blah blah but It's never really happened. Thankfully, most of the crazy comes through in the main text.

Oh neat, by all means stomp away. How the hell did you get wrapped up in all of this nonsense?

The New Adventures of Mega Man
So if you didnít know, back in the day Brazil had some weird rear end Mega Man comic. Itís most notorious for the fact that Roll gets naked ALL THE loving TIME in the thing. The art is constantly changing. Also it just kind of ends at issue 16 after some dude pulls a chickís heart out of her chest. Weíve released the entire comic now, but we plan to do some improved releases down the line, now that we kinda know what weíre doing.

This page has english summaries and random frames (as well as alternate scans. the ones posted here are a bit better).


The page referenced is the one where I got the scans from a million years ago. Small world.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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I. M. Gei posted:

... is Warbird gonna post any new pages today, or...?

Ainít dead yet. Be with you all before too long.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Alrighty, chapter 3 and it's only gonna get worse.








Creationism confirmed for the greater Camcom universe!





Here we have the first Roll redesign. This can be vaguely considered to be the ""good"" one of the bunch.

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Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Ah, here's the second one.







Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Warbird
May 23, 2012

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And that's the end of this issue. Roll's dead y'all.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Just kidding, here's some more stupid. Featuring future robot communism and a special guest appearance!





Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Elentor posted:

It seems very in line with something a Brazilian would write. After the dictatorship our cultural paradigm shifted away from metaphors - which were the closest we had to an anti-censorship tool, towards being as literal and direct as possible, connecting everything to the government and public figures.

To make matters worse, before the Internet kinda threw off the status quo a bit, our cultural cornerstones were utterly dominated by a really tiny handful of people. Imagine if Elvis was not only still alive, but still the biggest sensation in pop culture, and forcefully kept that way by the media, along with, I dunno, maybe a dozen other names across decades. I have so many about this subject but I've written enough about it in the mestizone thread, I'll leave it be.

In any case, this comic is better understood under the light or pornochanchada. Due to a mix of heavy political censorship and the American movie industry being overwhelming, most movies made here were sex comedies, sometimes featuring famous TV stars naked as a means to attract a bigger audience. There's a certain irony in that these movies were allowed under a strict censorship policy, but they basically avoided as much as possible to contain any politically subversive material.

Cue the 90's, where older people like this comic's writer are still heavily influenced by pornochanchadas, but also finally get to talk about politics as much as they want to. Hence you get the cultural scenario where you see Roll constantly naked and a Megaman villain named after Brazilian politicians.

As a random trivia, Mike Patton is a real big fan of pornochanchadas.

That is fascinating, thank you for sharing. I've always found it interesting how a region's art (being a bit generous for this comic, but w/e) will reflect its surroundings. I've been wondering about what weird and wonderful stuff COVID is going to be the onus of. I had to pleasure to witness some memory out of Wuhan during the early days of the incident and it was "hella dank". If you have more to say by all means please do share it. It'll give me some time to figure out what to do about this next chapter.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Also the brain is there as well off to the right.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Uh, we'll actually be getting to that.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Splicer posted:

Feels like there's a page missing here

Whoops! I've added it back in. Good catch, though I am slightly concerned that you're paying close enough attention to have caught it. Ain't healthy.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Edit - gently caress it, I'm skipping this chapter. Roll is a brain in a jar cyborg made by some black budget program that Wiley and Light were somehow involved with that kidnapped children off the street and experimented on them. Also the guards are wearing thinly veiled nazi uniforms with a Wiley armband on them because subtly does not exist in this garbage comic. This is all handeled exacrly as well as you think it would be by the writing/art teams.

ANYWAY BACK TO THE DUMB poo poo





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Warbird
May 23, 2012

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For those of you wondering if there was some sort of lead into a racing issue/episode and you missed it in the chapter I skipped, NOPE!








(It's a washing machine. Comedy is dead.) Also if any of you are wondering how Roll is alive and maybe the previous issue had some details that may have connected it to literally anything in this or any other issue, NOPE!

Warbird
May 23, 2012

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Warbird
May 23, 2012

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May 23, 2012

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Warbird
May 23, 2012

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