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#1 User is offline True Dude 

Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:57 PM

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I've always been curious about Fleetway as a whole because I love how different each Sonic adaption was in the nineties, for better or worse. I'm curious about what's considered the best content from Fleetway, as I know a lot about it but don't have time to read it outright. I'm looking for the most original ideas they had; for example I remember reading about an issue where an evil Sonic appeared who turned out to be an extra life that escaped from its monitor, or a villain who was made out of Megamuck, interesting ideas like that that no other adaption did.

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#3 User is offline Dr. Corndog 

Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:10 PM

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Wow, even in a story about a sniping assassination, they can't say "kill."

And what's Tails so hesitant for? The man's whole outfit is a giant target!

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Just gonna leave these here =P

https://www.sonicret...and-space-eggs/
https://www.sonicret...-shrink-lasers/
https://www.sonicret...s-and-echidnas/
https://www.sonicret...d-electricians/
https://www.sonicret...-ice-repairing/
https://www.sonicret...and-death-eggs/
https://www.sonicret...and-metallixes/
https://www.sonicret...-space-marines/
https://www.sonicret...chaos-emeralds/
https://www.sonicret...utors-goodbyes/

I especially recommend reading the S3&K arc, it's widely regarded as one of the best stories the comic did, especially the S&K section. Warning that link #9 and #10 here have major spoilers for the end of the comic.

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Basically, everything by the Nigel Kitching (writer) and Richard Elson (artist/co-plotter) duo. Also the Nigel Kitching and Nigel Dobbyn Knuckles stories.

#7-10: Establishes the basics.

#18-19: First two-parter, the "look" of the series starts to form.

#21-28: Amy Rose, Sonic CD etc. This is where it really kicks into gear.

#33-38: Sonic 3.

#39-44: First Knuckles solo backup serial, picks up immediately from the Sonic 3 adaptation.

#45, 47-53: Sonic & Knuckles.

#53-58: Knuckles backup serial, very loose Chaotix game tie-in.

#59-62: Sonic story that acts as a sequel to the Knuckles/Chaotix story.

#67-72: Return of Chaotix, sequel to the previous two stories.

#65-72: The Knuckles backup serials get Nigel Dobbyn on art and establish their own identity.

#80-82, 84-86: Fan favourite Super Sonic story, sets up a new direction for the next few months of Sonic stories.

There's a lot more beyond this of course, the swords-n-sorcery Tails stories were a fun take and some of Lew Stringer's pre -#100 stories were decent (mainly the Shortfuse, Metamorphia and Brutus stories). The Kitching/Elson Sonic continued to be strong throughout the entire run, as did the Kitching/Dobbyn Knuckles stories (which sadly disappeared some time after #100). But I feel that the stories listed above are the best of the "Golden Age of STC" and the most accessible to the uninitiated.

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Something about the thought of Tails killing Robotnik just feels so wrong. Like, he's evil and all, but he's such a familiar face it'd be like killing a family friend or something. It'd be like the Coyote killing the Road Runner. I can't believe they even put a gun in a kids comic!

#7 User is offline Rlan 

Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:35 AM

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Got my copies of most of the issues I had recently. Been posting a few pieces from it. Had a rough patch or two near the end with poor ideas (Amy & Tekno through history, Mick McMahon's art), it had some real great spots. I've been scanning in & posting a bunch on Hedgeblog.

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Man, when Fleetway was good, it was good. I always had a soft spot for the Tails' weird ass RPG adventure spinoff stories as well, although whether it was acually any good is up for debate. :v:

#9 User is offline True Dude 

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Thanks to everyone who has posted so far. A lot of good content for me to look through when I find time.

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View PostRlan, on 27 August 2017 - 12:35 AM, said:

Got my copies of most of the issues I had recently. Been posting a few pieces from it. Had a rough patch or two near the end with poor ideas (Amy & Tekno through history, Mick McMahon's art)

My favourite thing about Amy & Tekno's Excellent Adventures was that it was described later by one of the staff (I think Kitching?) as "Lesbians in Space" =P

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View PostShoemanbundy, on 26 August 2017 - 07:13 PM, said:

I can't believe they even put a gun in a kids comic!


Pretty sure there was a bit in one of the Knuckles strips which originally had a scene where a lynch mob put a noose around his neck and strung him up. That got edited before printing though.

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Sonic likes guns, too =P

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This page has never failed to make me smile.

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That's not from StC.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

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Richard Elson's art in STC was absolutely sublime. The Super Sonic arc, the Metallix arc, the Drakon Empire Arc, God Robotnik, they all have great artwork.

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