Like seriously...I remember in that long article about the situation how Sega got more aggressive towards how they treated Archie after this went down. The biggest being that they went from a contract that was renewed without question to being "reviewed" yearly and with a clear right to move on to other publishers or have them republish the Archie comics as they saw fit. There's every reason to blame Penders for this. They also started actually enforcing the mandates after. It's why suddenly Sonic's comic family, Tails comic family, and the other additional mythology added to the characters just for the comics just up and vanished. Without the lawsuit there was absolutely no reason to end the Archie comics considering they sold very well and had an established fan-base. This lawsuit made them reconsider who they were doing business with and after a few years, and after the World's Unite crossover didn't do as well as they wanted, they decided it was time to end it.