The Backstreet Project #1

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Comments (182)
  • Kiki-Yushima
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    Great review as usual, Linkara. I was a huge fan of them back in the day and they're really not that bad. I occasionally enjoy listening to them even now. It's a nostalgia thing really.

    I don't/didn't know much about them individually or even as a group, so I can't tell anything about their individual names or personalities.
  • ladydiskette
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    lol, that was a great review. I never really got into Backstreet boys, and there was usually one or two Nysnc songs I liked but that was it, so I loved how you riffed into that comic book.




    And....Linksano?
    0____0 Omg! What did The Entity do to him!?!?! *clutches her plushies tight*
  • SpeedyEric
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    1:19- Alright!

    My sister was really into The Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC (mostly N’SYNC) when they first came on the scene, and I was along for the ride.

    6:09- “Pop is nothing but death, and crime, and the rage of a beast.” I had to write this. =)

    The alien scout ship kinda looks to me like a Klingon bird of prey if it was made for a Barbie doll.

    12:44- I was wondering if you were gonna make a Power Rangers joke.

    I remember The Backstreet Project cartoon being advertised on TV a decade ago, and I also remember toys that were made for Burger King Kids Meals.

    The Backstreet Project comic, it’s like Sultry Teenage Super-Foxes, but less stupid.

    I knew you would play Weird Al’s “EBAY” for the end credits.

    I’m getting more excited on the Entity event.
  • azarath17
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    I remember those toys from those meals! They came with CDs! I still have mine, somewhere, in the abyss that I call my room. It had some of their less popular songs on it, which made no sense to me. I mean, why promote the unpopular songs with the kids meals you really want to sell when you have so many others to choose from? But yeah, I think I still have that CD AND that toy someplace...
  • Taybrian1
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    Mine are in a box right next to me. They were on my desk, but I had to get rid of it.
  • Forlong
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    It's Klingon Warrior Barbie!
  • SpeedyEric
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    azarath17-
    I also remember the CDs now that you brought them up.

    Forlong-
    HAHAHAHAHA! Good one. =)
  • rowdycmoore
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    Actually, performers do frequently change outfits in mid-show during brief intermissions. You've said you follow songs and not artists, so I'm guessing you haven't been to a lot of concerts, so it's understandable you wouldn't know that.
  • Linkara
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    Pretty much, yeah. The only popular singer's concert I've ever really been to in my life is a Weird Al one, where he did indeed change costumes, but I figured it was a Weird Al thing, not a concert thing.
  • azarath17  - Weird Al
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    Did you see the "You're Pitiful" video on YouTube? He performed it live at a state fair and he kept removing layers of clothing until he finally got to a Spongebob shirt, polka dot boxers, and a tutu. And yeah, it's kind of weird, but most artists change clothes during the concert. Some of the costumes are amazingly heavy or complicated and require other members of the group to do solo acts or they have "halftime show" if you will. In fact, the Black Eyed Peas' costumes have a combined weight of almost A THOUSAND POUNDS because A) there are a lot of costumes and B) the majority of them are heavy metal suits for Fergie and will.i.am. I believe that Taboo and apl.de.ap only get solos (what little there are) just so the other two can change.
    Musicians are weird.
  • BoomingEchoes
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    I feel like when an artist(s), any artist(s)in any genre of music, does something like changes a costume, let alone, multiple times in a show, it stops being a concert and becomes an event. And I'm not saying theres anything wrong with that at all, it just becomes a completely different affair from just seeing people play their music.

    Hell, even the act of stripping out of clothing during a show constitutes this to me. Having seen TOOL in 2001 I can say that watching as Maynard progressively stripped down to little more then his underwear made for more of a showing then if he just stood in front of a mic and sang for us. Same could be said for the contortionists they had suspended from the ceiling from wires (and stage shows like GWAR that are also ridiculously heavy with performance pieces rather then just music.)It all added to the experience and made it much more then just a run of the mill concert.
  • 9ansean
    Was that from the Minnesota State Fair, because I was at that concert in 2006? I know one of live video of that concert is on YouTube, but I'm not sure if it's the one you're talking about since I only remember him taking off one article of clothing during "You're Pitful." But maybe that's just because the audience cheers upon seeing the shirt dissing Altlantic records for not letting him release "You're Pitfull" as a first single kind of drowned out everything else for me.
  • azarath17
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    I dunno I just looked up "You're Pitiful" but now that I think about it, it did say something about a state fair but I KNOW he took off more than one item of clothing. He started in a hoodie and black snap sweats and wound up in a tutu, boxers, and a Spongebob t-shirt.
  • Aural Aurum
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    Even though you don't follow artists so much, I've noticed that you DO use a lot of Weird Al in your videos (to the point where I TOTALLY called the song you were going to use in the closing credits :-D )
  • samuraiblood 21
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    what do you think of the goku vs superman debate
  • IisAwesome
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    i don't now think of the N'sync vs Backstreet debate... N'sync wins every time
  • sprezzatura
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    that was hugely random lol!
  • Zachary Amaranth
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    It depends heavily on the artist, but as the Backstreet Boys were not only pop, but heavily inclined towards pagentry, I'd assume they did it quite often.

    As for popularity, it's a rather abstract thing to judge. I mean, in the 90s (And I think the '00s), U2 dominated concert attendences and revenues, second only when the Stones felt like touring.

    Yes, the biggest acts of the 90s included a 60s outfit. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just a little unexpected.

    But for record sales, the Backstreet Boys might have a legit claim to that title. I'm just too lazy to cross reference everyone.

    Also, loved the Batman ref.
  • SlyDante
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    - One year later, A.J. would develop drug & alcohol problems & go to rehab. Not that there's any connection between this comic & that factoid, but I'm just sayin'...

    - "Sinissta"? Really? Dude, that name makes "The Psychlos" seem subtle.

    - Coincidentally, between the easily-manipulated guards, the easily-distracted, easily-impressed, & lacking-in-flying-skills Zanell, & the villainess who didn't notice her only weakness in the same room as her, this alien race is about as effective as the Psychlos as well.

    - ...And because Batman was too busy making sure the Backstreet Boys didn't cause any trouble, Nickelback were sadly allowed to make their debut beatdown-free. An error that haunts Batman to this very day...Which naturally, he brooded over & milked for sympathy at every turn.

    - I honestly would've been disappointed had you not included a Power Rangers clip upon the cranky alien woman talking about world domination. ^_^

    - So it was Nick Carter who was essentially the co-creator of all of this...And in the end, if this video was any indication, his character does absolutely nothing. Either he's incredibly humble or incredibly stupid. Shockingly enough, I put five bucks on the latter...

    - Speaking of musicians creating comic books, there seems to be a slight trend these days of alternative rockers making comic books as well, except actually moreso writing them instead of just starring in them...You have Kill Audio (Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria), Fall Out Toy Works (Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy), & The Umbrella Academy (Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance), except these comics, from what I've read, actually get GOOD reviews. Hell, The Umbrella Academy even won an Eisner Award!

    Once again, not that there's any connection, but with alternative & comics, we get Eisner Awards, with pop & comics, we get...Well, this. And NKOTB. And that whole "Fame" series (coming soon to AT4W!).

    Somewhat unrelated info there, but to borrow one of your phrases "It's a funny old world, isn't it?"

    - Hey Linkara. who was the artist for this comic? I kept getting the feeling that I've seen his/her work before...Those spherical boobs gave me some sort of deja vu, I believe...


    ...All in all, another damn good review from you, Linkara! Honestly, sometimes the lack of interest in a generic superhero comic can sometimes provide a detour to more entertaining stuff! =P
  • SlyDante
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    EDIT: Okay, apparently Brian was the basketball guy, not Nick. Though this makes you wonder how Nick must've felt about Brian at the time to make him into the useless one.

    Wait...Why do I care about these guys, again?
  • 9ansean
    - I honestly would've been disappointed had you not included a Power Rangers clip upon the cranky alien woman talking about world domination. ^_^

    Same here. However, givin Sinissta's enormously made up lips, ill-fitting wardrobe, clueless guards, and incredable poor battle strategy; I was getting less a Rita vibe and more a Divatok vibe. Which as I'm sure Linkara already knows, is not a good thing!
  • SanJ922  - NKOTBSB
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    Say what you will, I kinda liked their New Year's special with the New Kids....
  • mrskippy
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    Your title line could be spelled out as New Kids On The Back Street Boys. This made my day about 1.76 times better. Just thought you should know.
  • Crossover Princess
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    I loved the Backstreet Boy when I was a tween... Times sure have changed.

    I have many thoughts about the ending, but I'm going to keep all but one to myself: What happened to Linksano was what happened to Ninja Style Dancer off screen.

    (adjusts glasses)

    I won't say my other theories, but I might put it on WMG on TV Tropes.
  • SpeedyEric
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    Sorry if I spoil this, Lewis, but I think the Entity has taken Ninja Style Dancer as its host body.

    Once again, I apologize, and ask you kindly not to hunt me down and kick the living crap out of me. =)
  • SpeedyEric
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    Now, I'm thinking that Judas Liz is posesed by The Entity.
  • Fanofyou
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    So i have to ask. Is Stan Lee crazy or something? For every genuinely good thing he makes there seems to be a mountain of stupid.
  • SlyDante
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    Well, his latest work, The Guardian Project, was a bit he did for the NHL where he designed superheroes based on every team, which each had six-page comics made for them where they fight mad scientists.

    So basically, an 80-year-old man designing 30 versions of NFL Superpro to fight 30 versions of Dr. Insano.

    ...Which does indeed translate to crazy, yet based on that description, secretly genius.

    P.S. You can view all of those comics on the official Guardian Project website! Madness ensues!
  • Aura Master Fox
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    Wow...I had no idea Tony Stark was a Backstreet Boy.
  • Nova Neko
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    cause we all know form meatwad the backstreets boys are everything
  • Not Shelley Duvall
    i can only assume through process of elimination that basketball boy was brian; he always LOOKED like the kind of guy who played basketball, even before this (sucky) comic.

    'sends link to friend who is rabid BSB fan.'
  • wolfchild  - OH GOD...!
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    i forgot about the backstreetboys
    every girl my age obsessing over them
    GOd How i couldnt stand it
    and now they did this!
    i going to end up hating comics for this piece of crap
  • azarath17
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    For every Backstreet Boy Comic there is always a 52, Trinity, and Blue Beetle. Keep the faith. =)
  • TheDued92
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    Oh my god they killed Linksano. You bastards.
  • FullmetalNinja25
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    What was Stan Lee smoking when he co-wrote this shit? D:

    Great video Lewis! :D
  • Jezzy54
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    Man, that basketball-wielding Backstreet Boy got the short end of the stick. Yeah, superhuman agility isn't bad, but he just looks silly. At least laser guns and a trenchcoat are legitimately cool.

    Also, I actually have the Weird Al CD with the eBay song on it.
  • Tygerstrype
    Don't forget the Burgerking kids meal toys of them too! =p
  • Zydrate
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    I remember those!
  • SeaSloth
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    boy bands were real super heroes! the world was never under major attacks when the backstreet were around....

    this book must be a historical artifact -___-
  • dmh3000  - Yay Linksano
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    Oh dear, I think that Entity thing just killed him.
  • Zydrate
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    That ending was creepy. Good review.
  • Loony
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    Linksano :(
    I see that the Entity can make the camera go fuzzy. That's some scary shit :D
  • JohniBoi
    Great. Now I have that aweful song stuck in my head. I hate you so much right now.
  • SSH  - Badstreetboyz are back!
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    Okay, first off this storyline plot to explain a next set of Power Rangers, sadly they did not have a giant robot to fight another giant robot.
    And honestly I think him being skill back to one shop probably was what killed it, I mean I can see how this could work in this six part miniseries. Episode one they get their powers, try them out on the robot and lose, step to find the ship and figure out how it works. Comic 3 tons of exposition, threw them finding out through the techno-geek character accidentally opening all the computer files, showing videos of the Queen which would explain some stuff and figure out how to fly the ship. Comic 4 them getting a ship, comic five them fighting through a whole bunch of security guards and so forth, and finally comic six blowing up the space station, and defeating the evil Queen. This is the case of turning a one-shot into something really bad, when reality it needs to be a six part miniseries for reason.
  • brick mooncode
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    I don't necessarily object to the Backstreet Boys becoming superheroes, but why such generic ones, and from Stan Lee of all people? They come off as a bunch of douchebags who got mystical power amulets from their wealthy parents.
    Also, I don't think it's odd to comment on the boobies here, they are pretty bizarre.
  • executor
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    Damn. It really looks like Backstreet Power Rangers. From the idea with the severall ancient stones to the Divatox'lookin enema.

    I don't know, but here with the review, this comic sounded like some sorta fun...
  • mumbls
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    I'm almost surprised that he didn't do a Captain Planet reference with the fire basketball
  • JohniBoi
    You should review DeathMate
  • themrginger
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    Okay as someone who had to listen to this crap all his life I can assure you they were BIG. And to this day I may never know why.

    I also refuse to believe that anyone related to Aaron Carter gives a crap about comic books.

    Also at the end, I'm saying it's a Mecha Liz that's attacking Linksaneo. Who's with me?
  • mumbls
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    Maybe whatever the entity did to Linksano is what it did to Dancing-Style Ninja.

    Also, I'm glad I got to hear my favorite line to eBay.
  • Aquaman
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    Hey Linkara. Just wanted to say that although the comic was bad, I personally think that the artwork, aside from the legion of Barbie-figured women, was pretty good. The dialogue was shoddy at times, but not always, and the concept as a whole could have been well played given enough thought. I know that having a singing career and moonlighting as a vigilante would be an awkward thing to pull off, but hey, a lot of superheroes have demanding jobs they have to deal with, (like Daredevil [P.S. have not read any of his comics, but greatly admire the character]) as they do their part to cleaning up crime in their neck of the woods.
  • azarath17  - Your Awesomeness
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    Linkara, you are officially my favorite reviewer on this site. (Sorry, Critic. You just curse too much.) Keep up the "Fortunate Son" jokes, I love them! And don't listen to those Weird Al haters (though how anyone can hate Weird Al is beyond me) and keep playing his songs! I actually preferred "eBay" to the original. Heck, I didn't even KNOW the original before I heard Al's version.
    Great ending. OH! And P.S., Masterthecreator's cover art for this week was perfect, as usual. Another reason why you, Linkara, are the best. ;)
  • inu1989
    The woman's breasts scare me.
    *whimpers*
  • LikaLaruku
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    I was thinking "Iron Man" two minutes before you said it.

    Queen Sinissta bad, Mr Sinister good.

    The writing REALLY talks down to the audience, the script is poorly thought out, & what's with the basketball tits? Did they think Backstreet fans were 8-14 year old boys? This is just as shitty as the New Kids comic & about as sensical as a PSA comic.

    It's Exposition Time, with your host; Linksano!

    ::Checks out the Atop the 4th Wall Blog:: Hmm, Lady Gaga, Superman meet the Quick Bunny, Allstar Batman & Robin, & The Ultimate Warrior....I think the next few months are going to be interesting.
  • wolfwing  - I was thinking Power Rangers...
    The entire time listening to this, especially the crystals that give them super powers...
  • Amaya Ramiel  - Song in the credits
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    Thank you! for using Weird Al's 'EBay' instead of the 'real' song, I don't think I could have handled it; would have been torturous. I was into that band back in Junior High, and that's one of the things I regret mostly of my wasted youth. Loved the review, btw. ^_^
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