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Archie Sonic Comic Megathread

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Dark Sonic, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. TheKazeblade

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    Can't say that I'm familiar with this character at all, but that variant cover of issue #1 is looking dang fine.

    Looks worth picking up on its own merits for sure, though I would have regardless to support these guys. Good to see them doing something together if it turns out they're not on IDW Sonic.
     
  2. TimmiT

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    http://www.idwpublishing.com/the-first-official-sonic-the-hedgehog-idw-town-hall/

    So expect the first IDW Sonic details at NYCC
     
  3. KingOfBunnies

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    I posted about that panel 2 posts above yours. I'm gonna try and make it to that, but NYCC lines are super long.
     
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  5. Dark Sonic

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    Yesssss that's fantastic.
     
  6. Sir_mihael

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    It's already looking like a winner. Also, can't wait to follow a new Sonic comic from scratch!
    Unlike Archie and Fleetway which took a while to find their 'groove', this IDW Sonic will probably start off strong right from the get-go.
     
  7. That art style is glorious. April can't come soon enough.
     
  8. Jason

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    In fairness, a Sonic comic starting now has a lot more to work with compared to the Archie comic, which premiered months before Sonic CD was released.

    I got into the Archie comics right after the reboot, because it was a lot more grounded in what the game series was, rather than building off a cartoon that has been cancelled for 15 years at that point, and full of other Penders nonsense. They've got at least two dozen characters and at least one alternate dimension to work with that are game canon. Hopefully they don't have to stray too far from the source to build a coherent world again.
     
  9. KingOfBunnies

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    I'm at the panel and Ian Flynn is officially announced as the writer of the new book!

    Double post. But they start in April. Issue 1 is the 4th, and then 2 is the 11th, 3 is the 18th, and 4 is the 25th. They want to really give Sonic fans a lot after the drought there was.

    Tyson Hesse is on art for the series.
     
  10. Dark Sonic

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    Yes, yes, and yes!

    Do we know if it's a total reboot or is the story continuing from where it left off? Also what's going on with the SatAM characters are they dead now?
     
  11. KingOfBunnies

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    Total reboot. Fresh start. No official statement on SatAM characters.
     
  12. TheKazeblade

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    Considering what Flynn was capable of under the limitations of Archie's numerous problems, it'll be exciting to see what he's capable of with a fully new universe from scratch!
     
  13. Jason

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    There was supposedly a livestream on IDW's Instagram, but I guess you had to sign up to see it. Anyone have a YouTube link for it?
    TSSZ had a stream for it.
     
  14. Sir_mihael

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    I'd actually love if these comics fully accompany and expand the games and the current canon lore (aka: dig Iizuka's writing out of the strange hole it's in), rather than just provide an alternate take, In the same way that the Star Wars novels would complement the movies and explain things that Lucas probably didn't care too much about when he made his films.
     
  15. Okamikurainya

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    They probably won't, but I'd absolutely love for them to start at the classics and work their way up. It would give them a chance to really build up some lore.
     
  16. BlackHole

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    Better idea: two strips. One focusing on the modern era, one focusing on the classic era. Best of both worlds.
     
  17. KingOfBunnies

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    They were asked about sister books like Sonic Universe. They said they really want to focus on just the one book. Really establish it and everything. But there is the possibility of more books in the future, but for right now, it's just the one book.
     
  18. BlackHole

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    I didn't say two books, I said two strips. We had four in Sonic the Comic.
     
  19. Dark Sonic

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    I think that was a poor model. It led to very very short strips and made simple stories stretch out for ages.

    Also did anyone ever really care about the "Sonic's world" esq strips covering random furries?
     
  20. Sir_mihael

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    Sonic's World started off great, but after a while it just lost focus. Characters were already getting their own named spin-offs after a while which killed the point of Sonic's World, and Sonic himself would appear in Sonic's World a lot as well, so it just became "Another Sonic story that isn't the main feature".

    Regarding having a Classic and Modern split, I'd argue that would only add fuel to the 'Classic' vs 'Modern' fire that fans seem to be in now. I think the comic should just have a 'Sonic' that takes the best aspects from both, and only establish seperate looking Sonics when it's absolutely necessary (like adapting Generations/Forces for example, where you'd have to tell old and new Sonic apart).