Mantra

Hunter Gutierrez
Hunter Gutierrez

a thread for manta be it her malibu comics or her time with marvel

All urls found in this thread:
http://sequart.org/magazine/2508/ultraverse-ten-years-later/
https://archive.is/B2r3o
http://www.cbr.com/290513-2/
http://www.mantraverse.com/)
http://www.castaliahouse.com/the-ship-of-ishtar-part-eight/.
Colton Smith
Colton Smith

Who is this semen demon?

Ayden Bennett
Ayden Bennett

mantra
manta
Fuck off to cuckchan.

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

IT'S A TRAP

Nathan Brooks
Nathan Brooks

You're right.

Evan Davis
Evan Davis

Googles her
She is literally a man's spirit trapped in a female body
My boner is so confused…

Connor Peterson
Connor Peterson

a gorgeous, genetically female body with a mind that knows exactly what men want in all aspects of life
Ain't nothing to be confused about.

Christopher Butler
Christopher Butler

No

Leo Lopez
Leo Lopez

Its not gay if she has a female body

Parker Butler
Parker Butler

Single post bumping
Unless you're planning to storytime, fuck off you filthy refugee.

Tyler Bailey
Tyler Bailey

we got a why boner here.

Bentley Evans
Bentley Evans

I am fairly certain that if this character was written today Holla Forums would hate it due to "how much womyn have it rougher than men".

Jose Sullivan
Jose Sullivan

this is all I have

Henry Turner
Henry Turner

Did it bump one of your waifu threads off page one?

Jacob Stewart
Jacob Stewart

You do know there is a comic available to storytime right?
http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Mantra

Gavin Davis
Gavin Davis

Anyone else miss revealing heroine costumes?

Aaron Young
Aaron Young

Maybe not gay to be attracted to. But short of celibacy, how would Mantra not be gay?
captcha: dmn soy

Austin Walker
Austin Walker

link doesn't work

Brandon Jackson
Brandon Jackson

I remember Prime had a huge hard-on for her.

Oliver Bailey
Oliver Bailey

too bad for Prime that she's not into dudes

Angel Price
Angel Price

Lol, yeah, she/he had to let him down HARD.

Henry Hernandez
Henry Hernandez

Lol
Hey Truthseeker

Colton Sanchez
Colton Sanchez

didn't mantra kiss a woman in one comic?

Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker

Kill yourself OP

Elijah Long
Elijah Long

Noice.

Wyatt Thompson
Wyatt Thompson

If neither of them are really women, but they both have the bodies of women, does that mean it's twice as gay?

Justin Martinez
Justin Martinez

This is what the future of ERPing will be like.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown

I'm pretty sure this is what the present of ERPing is like.

Xavier Robinson
Xavier Robinson

Beat me to it.

Jackson Wilson
Jackson Wilson

Wow, you know what the opinion of every single poster on Holla Forums is?
Quick, tell me the lottery numbers, O wise sage!

Nathaniel Sanchez
Nathaniel Sanchez

single post bumping
Kill yourself ya filthy refugee.

Jeremiah Young
Jeremiah Young

Alright since the OP acted a like pure cancerous nigger as there's only one way to satisfy some folks curiosity about what in flying fuck Mantra is, why the Ultraverse shit is being shown, and why for all intents and purposes the OP is also a lying faggot about his favorite fetishes.

But first a proper history needs to be given to the young'uns about the context that this book existed in.

Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore

So the Ultraverse, for those who aren't in the know was a rather interesting company line built at Malibu Comics at the height of the 90's speculator boom. Which came along after Malibu itself had been well established from the B&W boom of the late eighties also aiding and consolidating various B&W comics from smaller indies like Eternity.

http://sequart.org/magazine/2508/ultraverse-ten-years-later/

So I bit of the TL;DR, you get eight great bronze aged comic writers / editors, Mike W. Barr, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, James D. Hudnall, James Robinson, Len Strazewski, and Gerard “Jury is sadly still out on what the fuck just happened in San Fran or it's just the damn alphabet agency fucking with my puter'” Jones, teaming up with SF veteran author Larry Niven, to bust out wholesale an entire shared universe from the get go, complete with large character bibles and the like, instead of the organic way some shared universes tend to be built.

It also included a big emphasis on making sure unlike DC or Marvel Baby at the time, that there would proper compensation for the creators with all of them getting shares of the sales as opposed to the standard WFH fare at the time. Which made sense because of the creators rights revolution going full swing at the time.

https://archive.is/B2r3o / http://www.cbr.com/290513-2/

Oh and did I also mention that this was the same time that Image comics was being apprenticed by Malibu as well? Well I just did, and now you faggots will kinda now the whole story. Well I am skipping over how Malibu died, the spec bubble imploding, and Marvel and DC destroying the non returnable comics middle markets by fucking up with exclusivity contracts, but you folks now that part of the story.

Carson Perez
Carson Perez

Now I think I can garner why one faggot wants to talk about this book. It's like reading an edge property that involves… let's face it more than one odd sexual fetish quirk you read in the 90's, like say reading Futaba-Kun Change or Ranma 1/2 (for finding an early Japanese futa artist site) back in the late nineties in your teens before waltzing off to the university LGBTXYZAXELFC++ west coast pilates pozzy party with Buddy Boy in the 2000's (^^pictured above next to Futaba-kun or chan?^^). So I can see why say an autist might want to spank out a fan page or two (see for it's rather short run, it kinda was like a unique train wreck unlike anything else in the market. But then again, I grew up in Canuckistan where I was raised on Bande Dessins and 2000AD reprints, and Saga of the Swamp Thing in my library. I might just be that damn biased.

Easton Carter
Easton Carter

(see http://www.mantraverse.com/) done fucked up the link in the last post.

Now having gone through some issues thanks to the user here , I went and got a chance to read a few issues and I must say, that Mantra as a comic overall, is really not that good. We're not talking Linkspergally levels of pozzy “this is not up to virtue signalling stuff”. It's more like there's a whole lot of concepts crammed into a compact idea of a story, but there's none of the pulp vertical slicing or direction that would make it work (like say a Jack Kirby story). We have the single mother family element, a Highlander-esque reincarnating presence, a wholesale fantasy realm, government intrigue, a classic Mage The Ascention type war, and 90's “sisterhood” crap that was innocuous at the time, but now seems cancerous being slipped in their every once in a while. It just feels as if there just wasn't much in the way of focus, and not much gets fleshed out before the 6th issue, which in typical 90's fashion breaks continuity in favor of the Ultraverse Breakthrough crossover at the time. Which means it just keeps tumbling along (pun may or may not be intended), kinda losing it's own pace and growth as an individual title out a grand line. And it doesn't help that our immortal warrior is kinda well a winy biatch half the damn time. Elric he is not.

Eli Ross
Eli Ross

Or should I say *insert 50 brazillion Hue flavors of indecipherable pronouns here*?

Even the whole mystic feminine mystic awakening vs. masculine physical strength is a neat concept but the execution is kinda wonky and cludgy. I mean it's no The Ship of Ishtar if you know what I mean: http://www.castaliahouse.com/the-ship-of-ishtar-part-eight/. Now imagine waking up and that's what you feel like in the prime of a mystically infused female priestess body, that's been playing a near eternal male champion, and mind and body slowly rewriting yourself to fit that role.

But seriously go read that blogpost if you want to now how to do transcendent mystical femininity right. Oh hell, just go to Project Gutenberg and read A. Merritt's The Ship of Ishtar and wonder why no one amongst you or other latter day authors in any frame of western media have the balls to do that anymore.

In the hands of a better editorial things would have been more fleshed out, and there'd be a better sense of grounding all of these ideas, and Mike Barr's talents on this book would have shone better. But hey, it's like most ow the edgemaster work of the 90's, lots of curazee ideas, but nothing quite sticks the landing.

Joseph Morgan
Joseph Morgan

In the hands of a better editorial things would have been more fleshed out, and there'd be a better sense of grounding all of these ideas, and Mike Barr's talents on this book would have shone better. But hey, it's like most ow the edgemaster work of the 90's, lots of curazee ideas, but nothing quite sticks the landing.

So without further ado, whip out your phreshest Adidas, jump on your skateboard, crank the Walkman, slap in your Lucsious Jackson tapes, pull that giant Flavor Flav clock outta your pants and prepare for 90's edge storytime fellas…

Pouches and warrior face paint not included

Anthony Watson
Anthony Watson

Tommy Sotomayor would not approve of this nigger bailing, but hey we've got a Mage war to get to in the first five pages baby (replete with a magical Mr. Stabby dude).

James Baker
James Baker

And hey the bad guys boss is a cyber wizard, or something.

Julian Cook
Julian Cook

come in to read about malibu as i dont know much about it
thread is filled with a bunch of retards who cant spell and speak broken english
also filled with refugees keeping the thread alive with single image bumps in a row
not even a porn dump to make the bandwidth i just used somewhat worth it
Oh well, at least an user started Storytiming, now that we've settled the fetishes in Mantra.

Zachary Gonzalez
Zachary Gonzalez

And now entroducing from stage right an impossibly hot single mom with buffant hairs for days baby.

Nathan Ross
Nathan Ross

Oh well, at least an user started Storytiming, now that we've settled the fetishes in Mantra.

Hey some of us always remember to deliver user. Sad that some anons couldn't even be arsed to get you even fan art.

And another brother bails on his girlfriend in favor of getting back to the bros before hoes.

BUT SUDDENLY A TWIST!

Brody Barnes
Brody Barnes

First thin any man reincarnated in a woman's body, is checking the tits, always. That is unless you reincarnated into Lena Dunham eating cake in the bathroom, and you vow to get a gym membership and get fit or kill yourself.

Brandon Cook
Brandon Cook

*Rich Evans monotone voice* Oh no, the costume too revaling…Oh my that's so fucking shocking…ooo that joke is so original…
Sad to know that this shit regarding progressives complaining about revaling costumes in comics is just gonna get worse from here. But hey it was the 90's for some their salad days.

Dominic Perry
Dominic Perry

And now issue #2! Who is that mystery man who clearly carries giant guns around and wears an obvious logo on his chest? What is is name? Slim Shady? Seven Pesos Pete?

Oh and Mantra has yet to get the mask (not that Mask, but it would be more entertaining if it was that).

Hudson Cook
Hudson Cook

90's kids, so trustworthy of mysterious swole strangers showing up in their home with belt pouches.

And of course his name is Warhawk, as Conflict Beagle has already been taken.

Lincoln James
Lincoln James

And so now having taken over a single mom's body, she's now acting well, like a typical single mom, bribing kids to get some space.

Oh and do we get to know her husband, her friends, or even what her day job is, or get a chance to get the personalities of the kids our immortal warrior now has to take charge of?

Fuck you! You get none of that shit, cause we gotta get to the wizard torture!

John Gomez
John Gomez

This is my realm, from here I am a god of pain with a living skull belt! Now some make up tips from the studio audience!

Isaac Davis
Isaac Davis

The mid season power up has finally been delivered. *Bane voice* But sadly Mr. Warhawk's game was so bad, that his plane crashed before it even took off.

Parker Howard
Parker Howard

Grace, beauty, power of the elemen… ah shit I forgot about the cannon fodd…ah I mean the kids! Also featuring the really cool fight sequence you vaguely remembered from watching the movie Gamer.

John Brooks
John Brooks

Lol, for a second I thought it was Bloodstorm from Steve Gerber's Sludge.
Orange tights, trenchcoat, facepaint, crewcut…
The 90's swole warrior so generic, they only bothered even giving him a name the second time he showed up.

Xavier Morris
Xavier Morris

And now part 3, how will she escape of Clonus Project boy band? Are the kids safe? Or are we just fuck with everybody and shove a rado jobber villain for no god damn reason?

You decide!

Christopher Gonzalez
Christopher Gonzalez

mantra is a MILF?

Isaiah Foster
Isaiah Foster

mantra is a MILF?
Yup and the look on your face when you figured that out.

'''And finally we get the first hero name drop of the book! Sound the MLG horny horns!"

Camden Flores
Camden Flores

Once again, Mantra, world's worst Mom, and most forgetful mage, forgets about her kids and her plumbing again.

Nathan Wood
Nathan Wood

And you gotta admit the kids caught on pretty quick. Some authors would've just dragged that bit out a while.

But we still have a mystery to solve right? The whole Judas shebang, but fuck you, jobber must job in story.

Aiden King
Aiden King

Welp we got the gigantism fetish out of the way, now back to the mystery? For a page and a half? Before the jobber shows up again?

Connor Martin
Connor Martin

90s TG manga made people faggoty degenerates who love sucking dick and chugging kool-aid
Nigga, that's a stretch. None of those series preached marxist identity politics.

Landon Torres
Landon Torres

Nigga, that's a stretch. None of those series preached marxist identity politics.

True they may not have spoken identity politics for most normal folks, but I can see those that had more than one wire crossed growing up being "inspired" by these works for all of the wrong reasons. e.g. Any Mary Sue article blabbering about Sailor Moon and warping it into any number of personal issues they think said media represents for them.

Aiden Howard
Aiden Howard

So we had a pointless fight with Mantra's former comrades and they're dead. What was the point of this fight again?

Ah well we've got a whole another realm to get to folks in issue #4!

David Miller
David Miller

And now we get to issue #4.

For Boneyard is READY!

Eh you knew the obvious callback with a name like that for our magic not-Deathlok.

Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz

Now if you're wondering why I don't have a lot of cooky quirky snark right now, it's due to the fact the pure fantasy segment of the story is more cohesive and well fits the motif better.

Caleb Young
Caleb Young

And thanks to the rapid pace, it works.

Owen Sanders
Owen Sanders

And so, we've finally got the whole origin shebang done. More or less.

Sidekicks, main foe, second realm established.

So where do we go from here, new villains, fresh challenges, stronk womyn trying to work without no man?

Oh you're expecting higher standards after that back to back action block.

Oliver Davis
Oliver Davis

damn is is better than modern marvel!

David Jackson
David Jackson

six men are holding a half-naked woman down, holding a knife to her face and probably ready to gangbang her.
"someone do something!"
"nah she can take care of herself"

Dominic Diaz
Dominic Diaz

So as promised here's the fifth issue, which might make you wander, were do we go from a hyper compressed fantasy quest escape story?

To toontown?

Because that's just what you do when you busted chops to establish just about everything in your first four issues. Umm, yup. Issue five folks.

Dominic Lee
Dominic Lee

Annnnnd we're back at Strauss, and maybe something's moved on the status quo?

Chase Gutierrez
Chase Gutierrez

Allirght we have a new foe! Umm, who's bitch is that? And Mantra comes crashing back home and forgot to memorize her charm spells again.

Levi Jackson
Levi Jackson

Off to work we go. Umm are we ever going to know what her actual day job is? Are we going to see her former husband? And she's got a new government position about something? And Lukasz's dumb behavior just caused misery for a close friend AND a suicide?

Will any of these questions be answered? Nope. Now it's time for wacky Acme gags y'all.

Christopher Reyes
Christopher Reyes

And after that non encounter (which didn't amount to much) we jump briefly back home where the kids found a comic or photomag, that somehow leads her to a sleezy photoshoot.

And remember /co/mrades, all women are sisters lads.

Isaac Rogers
Isaac Rogers

The whole idea of the toon story kind of falls down when the artists can't seem to draw in a cartoony style.
Really, toon Mantra is Mantra with bigger eyes and a stupid expression.

Sebastian Baker
Sebastian Baker

it's a 90's comic cut it some slack

James Wood
James Wood

Does Lukasz ever accept that he's stuck in a woman's body and go full mystical trans-lesbian?

Jace Collins
Jace Collins

Wew lads, and with this last sequence we get the last of the fetishes out of the way, and get an ending that wouldn't be seen too outta place on a Saturday morning cartoon.

*cue Sad Trombone*

Dominic Ortiz
Dominic Ortiz

This is my realm, from here I am a god of pain with a living skull belt!
lol

Ian Lee
Ian Lee

Boneyard as in the comic that was just storytimed!?

James Russell
James Russell


as in the malibu comics villain

Liam Jackson
Liam Jackson

lol
Hey Truthseeker

Luis Myers
Luis Myers

This is a dumb meme you're trying to force, friend.

Connor Jackson
Connor Jackson

Kill yourself OP

Nathan Gutierrez
Nathan Gutierrez

This Boneyard has nothing to do with the comic book storytimed.

Nathaniel Flores
Nathaniel Flores

my dick is confused

Christian Martin
Christian Martin

anyone else reminded of jessica rabbit when they see this cover?

Anthony Gonzalez
Anthony Gonzalez

Reminds me more of that Wonder woman cover where the current Wonder Woman sees the old one.

Joshua Stewart
Joshua Stewart

Jeez. Those bodies both just look so unnatural. Least the Mantra cover was a little better.

Zachary Campbell
Zachary Campbell

didn't she fight doctor doom?

Dominic Roberts
Dominic Roberts

look at this a comic book character that can make SJWs and MGTOWs go REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Ryder Wood
Ryder Wood

For those wondering, the red head isn't "really a woman" because she's a robot named Candy (alias: Electrocute). She was built as a sexbot, so I guess she plays for both teams.

Chase Reyes
Chase Reyes

With the one on the left i think its the lack of hips. Thats something that Adam Hughes the artist of this pic has had trouble with. The one on the right is the older artstyle which does look weird by modern standards. In fact a lot of older comics artwork looks weird by modern standards.

Landon Reed
Landon Reed

waifu shit
Kill yourself

Cooper Wilson
Cooper Wilson

79209
this looks like terry dodson's style

Wyatt Rivera
Wyatt Rivera

OP didn't posted any anime, Manga or weeb shit videogame character.

Charles Allen
Charles Allen

best one in his/her story yet

Isaiah Fisher
Isaiah Fisher

If she can get pregnant and give birth to a healthy human child that it's a female. Regardless of what "spirit" inhabit her.

David Ortiz
David Ortiz

Are you saying you'd knock Mantrap up?

Caleb Howard
Caleb Howard

gotta storytime this to know what happens on his/her moonwalk

William Martin
William Martin

oops

Jack Adams
Jack Adams

Hell yes

Chase Jones
Chase Jones

Mantra
Man-tra
Man-trap!
wew, good times in the 90s and some awkward stuff with western comics trying to do gender-bender stuff, and it being all awkward and outrage by religious groups or soccer moms.

Brayden Nguyen
Brayden Nguyen

mantra gets around in the ultraverse

Brayden Hughes
Brayden Hughes

it's coming full circle

Isaac Sanchez
Isaac Sanchez

FYI mantra can have children

Wyatt Hughes
Wyatt Hughes

and that is how prime got a crush on mantra

Blake Price
Blake Price

and now to trigger MGTOWs

Ryder Ramirez
Ryder Ramirez

what kind of name is Lukasz?

Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell

Are you going to storytime or what faggot?

Daniel Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan

give it time this is a big one

Anthony Brooks
Anthony Brooks

in a 90s comic?

Grayson Rivera
Grayson Rivera

If Dodson is the penciller then why don't I recognize his art style?

Is it because his wife Rachel didn't ink his work?

Jaxon Lee
Jaxon Lee

I think that he worked on Mantra before he was married.

Colton Butler
Colton Butler

oh we got girl on girl happening here

Connor Ross
Connor Ross

Please tell me the real Eden Freeman is going to return to her body.

This 'hero' who possesses other people's bodies without knowing what's happening to their souls is not to my liking.

Evan Baker
Evan Baker

you mean Edan Blake going by this story I think that she's still knocking around in her body

Sebastian Martinez
Sebastian Martinez

a 1500 year old warrior turned sorceress and single mother of two

V.S

a man hating warrior queen

Joshua Bailey
Joshua Bailey

Thanks OP

Kayden Richardson
Kayden Richardson

bump

Chase White
Chase White

Thanks for the storytime and the clarification.

Jeremiah Cooper
Jeremiah Cooper

this is gonna be good

Ryder Watson
Ryder Watson

so much for turning back into a man

Isaiah Ward
Isaiah Ward

before I story time this let me just holy cringe the cover.

Asher Phillips
Asher Phillips

better than anything marvel is making these days.

Aiden Cruz
Aiden Cruz

look at this cover!

Nicholas Miller
Nicholas Miller

bad joke

Xavier Nelson
Xavier Nelson

Mantra's hot but a dude. Is this who Aerosmith made that song about?

Leo Evans
Leo Evans

man Malibu had the best variant covers

Caleb Powell
Caleb Powell

WHAT THE HELL

Evan Jones
Evan Jones

An accented version of Lucas?

Ethan Myers
Ethan Myers

Correct, you say it like Lucash.

Matthew Hughes
Matthew Hughes

Aaaaand just like that Eden is back in her own body. If the characters only had known before how easy that would have been.

Kayden Brooks
Kayden Brooks

going by this cover mantra can get pregnant

William Rogers
William Rogers

you act like you never seen looney tunes

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown

Guy turned into girl gets pregnant
This is my fetish, but this comic is so fucking weird that it's hard to find any of this enjoyable.

Christopher Campbell
Christopher Campbell

Damn, that's pretty heartbreaking.

Robert Ross
Robert Ross

mantra must be something if she going three rounds with one of marvel's biggest villains

Julian Murphy
Julian Murphy

everyone is falling in love with mantra must be a hidden power of hers

Jose Allen
Jose Allen

Body of a woman
Mind of a man
What's not to love?

Justin Bennett
Justin Bennett

a man hating warrior queen

the feminists will like her

Tyler Roberts
Tyler Roberts

WTF

Brandon Clark
Brandon Clark

does anyone know if mantra is a lesbian?

Joseph Nguyen
Joseph Nguyen

can't make a comic like this theses days.

Owen Williams
Owen Williams

Dude or not mantra is hot

Bentley Brooks
Bentley Brooks

Look at her you can't make em like here anymore.

Nolan Diaz
Nolan Diaz

One of Dobson's lesser known works.

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