rebelcheese, on 21 April 2017 - 01:39 PM, said:
End the story and then I'm with you. But a 290-issue run without anything resembling a decent ending is horrible.
Sonic was my first comic, I followed it for years and years before taking a long hiatus. When Flynn's editorially mandated reboot to get rid of the Penders characters happened I used that as a jumping on point. I like this comic baggage and all. I want it to have an ending, a proper one, before I will contemplate a reboot comic. That is all.
It kinda had an ending. The ending of the Unleashed arc was pretty much the ending. Like, 90% of the story was wrapped up, everything was at peace, and the only things we didn't know were what was Snively up to and what was Eclipse up to. Other than that, Robotnik lost, the planet came back together, and the big bad was gone. Then we had an irrelevant Chaotix arc and 3/4 issues of revisiting the classic games.
Despite the cancellation being abrupt, and despite not publishing 1 issue of the Classic story or the other issue of Mega Drive, I'd say this is the closest this comic has ever had to a proper conclusion. But it would be rather unfortunate to have the world that was built over all those issues be tossed.
I think that was the major problem with the Unleashed arc too. It was so drawn out because he had to do so much world building, but it couldn't be done in an organic way like Megaman starting from Megaman 1. In this universe it all happened and they were in the middle of it. What's the world though, who's that, why are they here, etc etc. All the stuff that was already established had to be reexplained. Honestly if there was a new comic, it'd almost make more sense to start over completely and just go back to Sonic 1. Build the world as it comes through the story naturally, don't just shove the world down people's throats while 8 other things are happening. There were so many flashbacks.
Like I would have loved to see the story of Sonic 2 GG and Tails Sky Patrol play out. Sonic fights the AoSTH badniks in Sonic 2 and has to deal with Breezie, then once he rescues Tails Naugus shows up and freezes Sonic and Robotnik which then rolls into Tails having to save them in Tails SkyPatrol. That was great. Too bad it was only told via flashbacks.
This post has been edited by Dark Sonic: 21 April 2017 - 01:51 PM