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Archie Sonic Comic Megathread Fuck you it's cancelled

#2911 User is offline Rockman Zero 

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I spoke with Matt Herms when I saw him at Akon. All he was allowed to say, due to a NDA, was that Sega and Archie were talking. It's not looking very good.

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I grew up with Archie Sonic. It's because of it I'm even a Sonic fan at all.

Despite that, I have no trouble saying Sega would be stupid to allow them to keep the license. More lawsuits are on the horizion and Sega doesn't need that kind legal headache.

No one responsible for making the comic excellent during Flynn's run is an Archie employee, they're all contractors. Let someone else purchase the license, hire on the team, start a new story fresh (without the need of future reboots due to awful contracts and petty former writers) and carry on.

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I just want to see the rebooted canon taken from the beginning of the story, and each game it encompasses.

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any word on how well the new Archie series (comics) and the TV show are doing?

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View PostTheKazeblade, on 27 June 2017 - 05:32 PM, said:

I grew up with Archie Sonic. It's because of it I'm even a Sonic fan at all.

Despite that, I have no trouble saying Sega would be stupid to allow them to keep the license. More lawsuits are on the horizion and Sega doesn't need that kind legal headache.

No one responsible for making the comic excellent during Flynn's run is an Archie employee, they're all contractors. Let someone else purchase the license, hire on the team, start a new story fresh (without the need of future reboots due to awful contracts and petty former writers) and carry on.

I resemble and echo those remarks word for word.

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View PostGlaber, on Yesterday, 12:15 AM, said:

any word on how well the new Archie series (comics) and the TV show are doing?

Dunno on the comics. As for the TV series: https://en.wikipedia...series)#Ratings

Total viewers have been dropping all season, down from a start of 2.38 million to 1.5. It's already been renewed for a second season at around the air date of the 7th episode though, so I guess it's in no immediate danger.

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View PostGlaber, on Yesterday, 12:15 AM, said:

any word on how well the new Archie series (comics) and the TV show are doing?

View PostOverlord, on Yesterday, 12:56 PM, said:

View PostGlaber, on Yesterday, 12:15 AM, said:

any word on how well the new Archie series (comics) and the TV show are doing?

Dunno on the comics. As for the TV series: https://en.wikipedia...series)#Ratings

Total viewers have been dropping all season, down from a start of 2.38 million to 1.5. It's already been renewed for a second season at around the air date of the 7th episode though, so I guess it's in no immediate danger.

The comics are holding their own by being relevant enough, though it seems their graphic novels and digest are still their main bread. Though I would never expect a top best seller from them since DC and Marvel usually take those spots (with the Walking Dead being the only non-big two comic that usually makes it to that list).

As for the show I wouldn't pay too much attention to the ratings. First, CW shows in general don't do too well in ratings. Second, even though it dropped in ratings it still outperformed some shows like the Flash and Supergirl. Third, it's actually a good show that did well critically and it formed a nice social media presence. Which is something the CW is looking for now that they're moving more to streaming on their website and their deal with Netflix.

The show did so well that not only is it getting a second season but also got more episodes (the first season was 13 episodes while the second one is getting 22.)

And no joke, it's a pretty good show. Even though it takes the characters to places that the comic doesn't go to, it does a good job to being truth to the comics and the characters. Just with some 21st Century flair. The marketing was a little shit though and made it seem more edgy than it actually is.

Adding to that, I think people are sticking too much to the theory that Archie is screwing Sonic/Sega without too much proof. Has Archie as a company done some stupid things or screwed up other people? Yes.

But Sega is on the same boat so it could be the other way around where Sega is pushing Archie into something that's unfavorable to them.

I guess we'll find out more once "the talks" are over.

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I'm pretty sad that this book is dead. Yeah, it was often pretty terrible, but I grew up with it and it was a big part of my childhood. I remember looking forward to a new issue of Sonic every month. Endgame and the 48 page specials like Mecha Madness and so on were like a big deal to me. Eventually I lost interest and dropped my sub around issue 100 or so. I can barely remember anything that happened in it past the Sonic Adventure adaptation, and it seems I'm not alone in that.

I recently read through the Ian Flynn stuff from around issue #220 through the end and it's actually pretty good. It sucks that this book got canned in the middle of a story arc and so close to issue #300, too.

I really dig Tracy Yardley's artwork and I like it how they redesigned the non-game characters to look more in line with Sega's designs. Ever watch SatAM and notice how it looks like Sonic is a completely different art style than the rest of the characters and almost looks like he wandered into the wrong cartoon? Like you have characters like Princess Sally that have human-like proportions and look like pretty standard anthropomorphic animals, then you have Sonic who is blue, has noodle-arms and his weird mono-eye. The more recent books bring them more in line with that style. It's neat.

Hopefully another publisher like IDW gets the license to Sonic and they hire Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley to do Sonic again.

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