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IDW Megathread The series has begun, and with a bang

#136 User is offline RikohZX 

Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:13 AM

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Sonic does have a motivation in his love for freedom and all, it's just that he's practically typecasted into being a snarky one-liner tossing hero of justice to the point that I've seen people actually get angry that he hasn't stuck around with the resistance post-Forces, as if he's not true to his character or something. For all the constant shifting and shuffling of their feet SEGA does with the franchise, only a couple times in the franchise has he done anything more than that, like Black Knight where he was willing to be considered the bad guy and stuck to what he thought was right (the fact that he was right aside). They ironically play him too safe, when the very conceptualization of the character in the early 90's was practically "toss attitude and cute together like a brick in a washing machine" levels of risk taking against the juggernaut that was his direct competitor.
These comics so far let him shine a bit to me, though; he's cocky, but rather than just the pantomiming and saturday morning cartoon lines of recent games where he says he's all cool but is really disconnected from actual action, he's got the motions and the style to really carry it through and back it up. Especially with ABT's artwork.

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Did they change the artist for this issue ? I really like the art here, it's pretty great.
As for Sonic, I think he work well when he's interacting with other people, and this comic haven't disappointed me with that so far.
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View PostSuperSnoopy, on 12 April 2018 - 06:17 AM, said:

Did they change the artist for this issue ? I really like the art here, it's pretty great.
As for Sonic, I think he work well when he's interacting with other peoples, and this comic haven't disappointed me with that so far.


They did, thankfully. It was paneled much better and it felt so much better to look at. I'm glad this iteration of Amy isn't a braindead throwaway that she has been in past Sonic media. The comic's off to a great start, but since I read the Archie stuff, it just feels so slow right now. And yes, I get it's issue #2, and this is how it is for the first year, but I'm just ready for more.

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Issue 1 sold out and it's getting a second printing in May along with a new variant.

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View PostCasshern, on 12 April 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:


While good it's done well, another variant? I bought 3 when I was in London this weekend and there was one left on the shelf I didn't get, plus a fifth they didn't have... and that doesn't even count the multiple con-exclusive ones!

(Sidernote on the fast sellout - indeed, I bought several of #1 but I'm not going to be regularly buying the comic.)

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Does anyone know if there's a place to digitally subscribe? I want to support the comic because I like what I read online and I'd like to keep on top of it, but I'm done with print media for the most part.

#142 User is offline Jason 

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It doesn't look like IDW does subscriptions, print or digital. Looks like their Scribd partnership didn't pan out. But, you can digitally buy each comic, if you want.

Right here.
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I hope that they're secretly working on a separate "Sonic Mania Adventures" series. As well made as this one may be, it's certainly not for me. =\
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#144 User is offline Laughingcow 

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A "sonic mania adventures" series would be jumping the gun. The first issue just came out.

That said, the safe option would be to make the classic stuff backup stories for the main comic until the numbers steady. Selling out the first issue is nice but that momentum will wane.

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View PostLordOfSquad, on 12 April 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

Does anyone know if there's a place to digitally subscribe? I want to support the comic because I like what I read online and I'd like to keep on top of it, but I'm done with print media for the most part.

I currently have a digital subscription via Comixology. Best of all the issues get downloaded to your phone so you can read them offline too!

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View PostSuperSnoopy, on 12 April 2018 - 06:17 AM, said:

Did they change the artist for this issue ? I really like the art here, it's pretty great.
As for Sonic, I think he work well when he's interacting with other people, and this comic haven't disappointed me with that so far.


Adam Bryce Thomas was a regular for the Archie comic, so it's common to see his art from time to time.

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View PostRavenfreak, on 12 April 2018 - 08:46 PM, said:

View PostLordOfSquad, on 12 April 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

Does anyone know if there's a place to digitally subscribe? I want to support the comic because I like what I read online and I'd like to keep on top of it, but I'm done with print media for the most part.

I currently have a digital subscription via Comixology. Best of all the issues get downloaded to your phone so you can read them offline too!


Cool, thanks! I'm gonna check that out.

#148 User is offline Fenrir 

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Issue 3 was pretty... Eh.

Dunno who this artist is but I'm not really digging their style. It's not bad per se, but it doesn't really scream comic quality to me. First two issues looked a lot better in my opinion.

Rough & Tumble were enjoyable enough and Sonic was pretty fun this issue. It also continues to pick up Forces' massive, massive slack on its poor exposition.

But it didn't really feel like much was accomplished this issue and Knuckles was really just there. Tails and Amy felt a bit more involved at least. Knuckles felt like he was just there to justify the ending stinger, besides that you could have removed him completely and this comic would lose nothing of value.

Oh well. Next week is new girl and best girl so that'll be nice. I'm definitely still enjoying the comics as a whole. Just kinda wanna get past this exposition spree.
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View PostFenrir, on 18 April 2018 - 01:03 PM, said:

It also continues to pick up Forces' massive, massive slack on its poor exposition.

"These Wisps volunteered to live in a box for 6 months to help the war effort" is so poor of an explanation I'd have rather they didn't try, honestly.
The whole moral narrative of Colours is that Putting Wisps In A Box Is Wrong And They Hate It, so when you turn around and say No This Time It's Different you're fighting an uphill battle from the start.

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I think the point was they weren't expecting to be kept in the boxes for so long, but Rough and Tumble were interfering and keeping them locked away compared to the Resistance who would use them ASAP. But that really doesn't come through clearly.

It does show the Wisps can leave the boxes at any time, if the climax was any indication.
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