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DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE THEY CAN.

Postby LOLtron » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:54 am

More childhoods ruined and whatnot.



Source: USA Today

Will DC stop at nothing to reboot everything we loved as children?  The comics publisher has revealed that they've worked with General Mills Cereal to redesign the beloved monster mascots of the cereal company's seasonal "Monster Cereal" line.  Jim Lee, Rachel and Terry Dodson and Dave Johnson worked on the redesigns, which will be featured on cereal boxes this fall.  

USA Today debuted the redesigned characters, which surprisingly featured neither the high collars nor the unnecessary line armor expected from DC Comics reboots.  We're guessing that Lee, who worked on the Boo Berry, was unable to incorporate his typical high collars, body armor and stern face expression due to the ghost's lack of neck and physical body.  No word on whether the redesigns would feature drastic character shifts, such as Boo Berry becoming jaded with his immortality and turning to a life of casual drugs and sex to take the pain away, or Count Chocula starting a one man war against the vanilla industry that stole his beloved dog away.  

Of course, fans of the cereal reacted the changes volatilely, because that's what happens when DC modernizes anything.  "I hate these new changes," said Barry Cecil, a 45 year old man living in upstate New York.  "And General Mills will never get another cent of my money again." Cecil went own to admit that he hasn't eaten Monster Cereals in decades, and that he was totally unaware that it was only sold seasonally, but that didn't change how much he hated the minor changes out of principle. 

The radical redesigns are below.  I'm sure the comments will feature plenty of bitching about them and DC in general.

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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby Supersoldier Washout » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:04 am

Boo Berry looks fine, if a little high. I'm cool with this cause my stoner friends love cereal.

Count Chocula looks pretty cool, too.

Now Franken Berry looks downright horrifying. Does he have a butt for a head?
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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby Lord Ice » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:11 am

Didn't know they still made those cereals.
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Taste is what counts. :D
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Postby Mr. Log » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:28 am

This article makes me hungry.

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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby sdsichero » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:34 am

I can't fully blame DC for this one. They started redesigning their monster cereals a few years ago (was it 2010? earlier?)…

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New look is so much shittier than the older ones:

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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby !Pharozonk! » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:41 am

I'm astonished by the lack of high collars and unnecessary lines. :shock:
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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby Lord Ice » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:27 am

Mr. Log wrote:This article makes me hungry.


It makes me want to watch Rankin/Bass shows for some reason.
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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby SporkBot » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:31 am

Some of the best, most faithful redesigns by DC Comics, and they don't occur IN DC Comics.

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Postby Mr. Log » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:41 am

"Frute Brute"? :shock:

I've never even heard of that one. Guess I have something new for the shopping list.

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Postby Rikk Odinson » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:51 am

!Pharozonk! wrote:I'm astonished by the lack of high collars and unnecessary lines. :shock:


Yeah. Boo Berry could use a couple straps and buckles, if ya ask me.

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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby Zechs » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:56 am

Lord Ice wrote:Didn't know they still made those cereals.


They only come out for two months (Sept & Oct). We get shipments in by the butt loads then by November we're forced to put whatever remains on clearance the day after October 31st.
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Re: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE TH

Postby Johnny Smith » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:02 pm

Zechs wrote:
They only come out for two months (Sept & Oct). We get shipments in by the butt loads then by November we're forced to put whatever remains on clearance the day after October 31st.


Which one sells the most?

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Postby !Pharozonk! » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:07 pm

Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy must be before my time. I never saw them on grocery store shelves when I was a kid.
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RE: DC Reboots Another Set of Iconic Characters...BECAUSE THEY CAN.

Postby Tigernan Quinn » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:18 pm

Okay, it's not that bad at all - I thought it'd be young hipster monsters, but it's just better art, frankly. And they only put these cereals out once a year.

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