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Archie Sonic Comic Megathread Legacy Thread. IDW topic created.

#3211 User is offline Shaddy the guy 

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Come "back" to the series?

Uh, in any case, I don't mind the cast not being all the Archie dudes. I want to see them again, especially the Egg Army, but focusing on the main game cast is something I'd prefer right now. I only wish we'd get to know more about the plots of games from a longer amount of time ago, instead of just whatever new ones come out that they can adapt.

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View PostJason, on 28 December 2017 - 05:45 PM, said:

If the games are going to be this light on plot and lore as they have been since Colors for the foreseeable future, the comics fleshing them out and having them make sense is exactly what the franchise needs. At least until good narratives come back to the series. Creating another alternate universe will only make things more confusing. There should be an effort to make the existing canon sensible, rather than create another branch. It makes the series less approachable.

Yeah, I think this would be ideal as it means the regular gaming people can play a streamlined Sonic game that doesn't require you to be so invested in DEEP LORE, whereas those do who want that can have a good resource to turn to.

For example, a Sonic Mania comic adaptation could easily fill in the missing stage transitions from the game, and explain more about the nature of the Heavies and the Ruby amongst other things.

It would also take the weight off Sonic Team or any other devs trying to come up with new confusing plots and risking more contradictions/retcons, etc by having someone who's a bit more tuned into that world and lore keeping everything tied together, preventing a PONTAFF 2.0 situation.

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Evan Stanley art. Sonic is holding onto...something. I thought it was Sally's hands, then I thought it was Tails's tails. Now I don't know what to think.

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I'd guess its Tails holding onto Sonic with both hands, looking backwards (we're seeing his hands, back of his head, whiskers and ear). If Freedom Fighters were back I doubt those characters would be the first shown. Still skeptical they'll show up, but crazier things have happened.

If they DO show up, I'll be fascinated by what exactly that means when it comes to who on earth now holds the rights to the DiC characters besides Sega. Would that mean Sega is the sole rights-holder, or is there some sort of clause in the Archie contract that allows for their use to be transferred to a new publisher?

90's Sonic elements seems like a huge legal minefield, honestly.

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View PostTheKazeblade, on 19 January 2018 - 06:47 PM, said:

I'd guess its Tails holding onto Sonic with both hands, looking backwards (we're seeing his hands, back of his head, whiskers and ear). If Freedom Fighters were back I doubt those characters would be the first shown. Still skeptical they'll show up, but crazier things have happened.

If they DO show up, I'll be fascinated by what exactly that means when it comes to who on earth now holds the rights to the DiC characters besides Sega. Would that mean Sega is the sole rights-holder, or is there some sort of clause in the Archie contract that allows for their use to be transferred to a new publisher?

90's Sonic elements seems like a huge legal minefield, honestly.


I'm pretty sure SEGA's always been the holder? That's why they've never been the subject of any copyright issues.

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Those hands (assuming they are hands) look a bit feathery, so I'm guessing it's a completely new bird character, possibly based on the bird Avatar from Forces. The synopsis for the first arc makes it sound like the comic will be taking place after Forces, so it'd make sense.

Doesn't really look like any Freedom Fighter (unless they've received another major redesign), and an established game character (especially Tails) wouldn't be much of a surprise.
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Oh lookie here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/16978811

We have pencils for what would have been issue 291/Genesis of a Hero 4/the Sonic 3 & Knuckles adaption. Unfortunately unless you subscribe $5 to Tracey's Patreon we won't see anything beyond page 1.

Damn shame we couldn't get this one last issue.

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So Yardley and ABT have both released their unprinted issues now and I honestly don't know wtf is stopping me from just posting Mega Drive 3?

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View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 06:44 PM, said:

So Yardley and ABT have both released their unprinted issues now and I honestly don't know wtf is stopping me from just posting Mega Drive 3?


Rolls of red tape and NDAs? :v

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View PostAshram, on 13 February 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 06:44 PM, said:

So Yardley and ABT have both released their unprinted issues now and I honestly don't know wtf is stopping me from just posting Mega Drive 3?


Rolls of red tape and NDAs? :v


That's the thing, there were no NDAs at Archie, I've only held off posting as a professional courtesy. But if that statute is lifted the only thing stopping me is that dropping MD3 would be considered a bigger deal than one of the regular issues. I guess the only difference is that it wouldn't possibly fly under the radar.

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View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 07:00 PM, said:

View PostAshram, on 13 February 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 06:44 PM, said:

So Yardley and ABT have both released their unprinted issues now and I honestly don't know wtf is stopping me from just posting Mega Drive 3?


Rolls of red tape and NDAs? :v


That's the thing, there were no NDAs at Archie, I've only held off posting as a professional courtesy. But if that statute is lifted the only thing stopping me is that dropping MD3 would be considered a bigger deal than one of the regular issues. I guess the only difference is that it wouldn't possibly fly under the radar.

Maybe just talk it out with the folks at Sega like Aaron and see if it's kosher with them? It would be cool to see it but wouldn't want people you work with to be mad/bothered.

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View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 07:00 PM, said:

That's the thing, there were no NDAs at Archie

And that is how this entire situation started.

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View PostCasshern, on 13 February 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 07:00 PM, said:

View PostAshram, on 13 February 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 06:44 PM, said:

So Yardley and ABT have both released their unprinted issues now and I honestly don't know wtf is stopping me from just posting Mega Drive 3?


Rolls of red tape and NDAs? :v


That's the thing, there were no NDAs at Archie, I've only held off posting as a professional courtesy. But if that statute is lifted the only thing stopping me is that dropping MD3 would be considered a bigger deal than one of the regular issues. I guess the only difference is that it wouldn't possibly fly under the radar.

Maybe just talk it out with the folks at Sega like Aaron and see if it's kosher with them? It would be cool to see it but wouldn't want people you work with to be mad/bothered.


Of course, I'm not so impulsive as to do anything reckless.
For the record though, NDAs aren't typically what stops a working professional from talking or posting sensitive materials. With or without paperwork I wouldn't go around posting stuff I'm not supposed to. This is more a case of "Does nobody care anymore and I didn't bother asking?".
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View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 07:44 PM, said:

View PostCasshern, on 13 February 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 07:00 PM, said:

View PostAshram, on 13 February 2018 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostBoxer Hockey, on 13 February 2018 - 06:44 PM, said:

So Yardley and ABT have both released their unprinted issues now and I honestly don't know wtf is stopping me from just posting Mega Drive 3?


Rolls of red tape and NDAs? :v


That's the thing, there were no NDAs at Archie, I've only held off posting as a professional courtesy. But if that statute is lifted the only thing stopping me is that dropping MD3 would be considered a bigger deal than one of the regular issues. I guess the only difference is that it wouldn't possibly fly under the radar.

Maybe just talk it out with the folks at Sega like Aaron and see if it's kosher with them? It would be cool to see it but wouldn't want people you work with to be mad/bothered.


Of course, I'm not so impulsive as to do anything reckless.


Hopefully they're cool with it.

If they said yeah to your request would you considered making the issue like an event exclusive item? Or something similar to that?

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Aaron for the love of God let us see MD3. :(

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