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    So far the risks they've taken don't seem too serious. Sure, there were radical changes, but nothing that would cause sudden heartbreak.

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    The comics so far also remind me a bit of Star Trek TNG's "Best of Both Worlds". Not just Sally's robotication, but also the amazing buildup and tension with uncertainty.


    Speaking of which, I also got Sonic Super Special Magazine #2. It was a large reprint of the Sonic Adventure adaptation, which I was rather pleased with.

    It was at this point that Sonic, Tails, and Amy reached their more modern versions. The rest of the Freedom Fighters not quite as much. They still look like their SatAM models, and it's a bit strange after being so used to their current forms.

    The art took some time getting used to. Being used to modern technology, the late 90's/early 2000's art seems strange. The colors seem less vivid, and the consistency varying. I did enjoyed the work, waxing over the stylized work.

    Overall, I did enjoy the story. It's light hearted and fun, but there were some touching moments. Though, there could have been better character development and plot holes that need explaining. Oh well.

    The rest of the SSSM #2 is basically an interview, some answered letters, a bio on the United Federation, and part of "Timeline of Mobius". It's alright, but it's seems redundant considering most of this could be found on the internet.
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    PC, dude, can you please spoiler that? You've pretty much made it obvious what you're implying. I don't even have the issue yet, and I'm a subscriber.

    And yeah, I know not many of us on Toonzone read it, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nel View Post
    PC, dude, can you please spoiler that? You've pretty much made it obvious what you're implying. I don't even have the issue yet, and I'm a subscriber.

    And yeah, I know not many of us on Toonzone read it, but still.
    Honestly, I think my post could imply any number of things, but my apologies regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC! View Post
    Honestly, I think my post could imply any number of things, but my apologies regardless.
    Nah, I'm sorry man. I'd already heard what happens in the issue beforehand, and that made it the only logical conclusion I could see anyone coming to by reading your post. My mind was clouded by spoilerage, so I apologize.

    Sonic #234

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    I liked it well enough. It was really depressing seeing Bunnie try to use her non-existent arm cannon, and paying for it. Worse yet was Ant's "death" scene. He's technically still alive, so I'm predicting cyber-Twan and the married couple getting a role reversal, with Antoine teaching Bunnie how to swordfight and Bunnie giving him pointers on how to be effective. And like I said in the preview topic, while I can appreciate that happening, Ant cheating death so soon after Sally did would just feel really cheap to me. So personally, I hope he goes. I've always liked the character, but I'd love to see the status quo change a bit. You'd think that after fighting Eggman for so long, one of them would have bit the dust by now. Might as well be Antoine. That said, while I hope he stays down, my gut tells me he's going to pull through this.

    And Sally. Oh man, I am glad she's talking. They've put a twist on her trademark sarcasm, and that is awesome. The only thing that could have made this truly twisted was if she was the one to off Antoine because he had hesitated to hurt her or something.


    Naugus leaking that info to Eggman? Didn't see it coming, but it's totally in character. Geoff seems to be getting ticked with him. Hmmm. And speaking of lackeys getting fed up with their bosses, Snively! Fun to actually see his "final straw" that leads into the Scrambled Arc. Lien-Da can't get a grip on Eggman's logic either. Better start if she ever wants to betray him effectively. XD


    And the art. I like Butler, but like I said before, his art has seen better days. I just don't like it lately. Didn't hinder the story, though.

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    Gah! If I trusted my mail carrier enough to get the issue early and undamaged to my postbox, then I'd subscribe to the comic, be up to date to the rest of you, and learn of this shocking turn of events. Bah...

    Anyways, on another STH-related note, there'll be yet another GN series (Saga) which'll publish recent storyarcs. That's quite handy, given the late start and slow release of the Archives. I'm not sure about picking up Darkest Storm, given my mixed opinions on James Fry's work, but I'd be happy to get the New Moebius or Eggman Empire arcs in trades.

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    Is Ian Flynn Making the Sonic Comic Too Dark and Gritty?

    Hello everyone, this is my written version or Dragon NaturallySpeaking version of the topic that I did the other day and recently as of 24 hours ago talked about. The topic which is entitled as a question which is : "Is Ian Flynn making the Sonic comic to dark and gritty?" Now the reason I asked this question is because a fair amount of fans at various Sonic related websites as well as at some artistic/fan artistic websites including Ian Flynn's own website in the past few days have come out and said that they do not like where Ian Flynn is taking the comic right now and with the recent events that are as recent as issue 234, many fans now wonder if Ian Flynn is trying to make the comic a little too dark for their own liking.
    Now another fair amount of fans have pointed out that comics becoming dark and gritty is nothing new. For example, some of these fans have pointed out other comics and even other bits of media that show the good guys/baby faces being decimated, wounded and overall put at a huge disadvantage, that when you read or watch makes you believe and wonder if they will ever bounce back and ultimately claim victory.

    Some of the examples that these fans used is like a who's who in comics, anime, Magna, as well as in Westren animation and live-action, and the title and names of these examples are : Batman, X-Men, Spiderman, Sailor Moon, Justice league, Avengers, Gargoyles, and any other kind of Anime from Japan that you can think of. You may wonder why some of these fans would use these names and titles for examples. It's because in these other comics and media for a long time or a uncertain amount of time, or even (when it comes to television) a season's worth of time, the heroes will be put at a huge disadvantage, but in the end will always bounce back and ultimately overcome adversity and defeat their enemies once and for all, and if need be restore their friends who were mind controlled or brainwashed back to normal.

    While this may be accepted in other forms of media and comics, to long time fans of this comic it's kind of unnatural for us to read and see our favorite characters that have been with the comic and even with the Saturday morning cartoon that ran from 1993 to 1996, is unnatural to see a character like Sally being turned into a robot and thus modified and upgraded to the point that some fans wonder if and how she will ever be restored and even to the point that she says some uncharacteristic things to her friends although it's not really her saying it but instead it's her robotic enslaved mind that's making her say those things. Then you have Bunnie who thanks to Nagus of all people restoring her to normal, only for her to basically sit back and watch her husband who is another long-time character get literally blown away by a self detonating Metal Sonic and now because of that being put into another cliffhanger moment.

    It's because of this that even fans who are members of Ian Flynn's own message board are starting in some way to retract some of their support from Ian. Because to them it's one thing to turn the Princess into a robot and thus have the main villain modifier her in some ways but it's another to take a character who many have felt was never given the spotlight along with other characters and put them in a death or no death cliffhanger situation and because of that some of these fans as I mentioned before are starting to in a way retract their support of Ian Flynn. As a matter of fact one if not several fans and members of Ian's own message board have even started to acknowledge the anti-group's over at the DA website as well as the anti-group's that are growing at the various Sonic websites and even on certian video sites which altogether are against this current story line that Ian Flynn is writing.

    One group over at the DA website which calls itself "The Anti-Mecha Sally group"and whose tagline is "Down with Ian's abomination!" Has made it clear that they do not want this continuing, and even though the group is only about three weeks old, it already has near 20 members and I know some will say that's not a lot, but they do have a few affiliations with other DA groups that feel the same way as well as possibly with other various Sonic websites. Now again even though it is only three weeks old and some of you will say that near 20 members is not enough to end the storyline, this may be true, however let's be honest with ourselves, because whether we want to admit it or not this group along with its affiliations and members are not the only ones out there that are against Ian's current story line and what he has done to characters like Sally and Antoine, because believe me and I know some you won't, this is far bigger than any of you can imagine.

    And it's because of groups like that and fans long-time and short time that are up against the comic being dark and gritty. If you want to put the shoe on the other foot let's look at it from this perspective, fans want the comic to feature mostly the game characters and be more game oriented than what it is now and yet they only did get a little bit of what they want, perhaps in their eyes it's a lot, but from what I've seen it's not much and yet they want more and when they don't get more they complain and moan about it. So by looking at it from that perspective you may understand why long-time and even short time fans don't like what is going on in the comic right now.

    And even though I've asked this question before, I'll ask it again, What would you the game oriented fans do if characters like Amy and let's say Shadow where put in the same predicaments that Sally and Antoine a currently in. How would you react? Would you embrace it? Or would you be disgusted a bit? In my humble opinion, I feel and believe you would be disgusted. Now sure some of the game oriented fans would and will deny this, but let's face it they can't hide the truth from themselves or from any other Sonic fan, and that's the truth.

    So hopefully you can understand now why fans don't like this dark and gritty atmosphere that Ian Flynn is put the comic into. And you know when you think about it perhaps Ian Flynn knows something we don't. But what that is only you and I can speculate on. But maybe when you think about it he's trying to send a message or may be he's trying to tell those in charge at Archie comics that he wants to officially publish his Other-M webcomic as an official graphic novel. But again we can only speculate.

    But overall no matter what some will say, in the eyes of many fans, Mr. Ian Flynn is on very very very very borderline thin ice. And that's all I'm good to say about that.

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    Thin ice? With a bunch of angry Sally fans on DeviantArt?! Oh no, they might fire him!

    Who cares what some random fans think? Most of the demographic for this comic is young, and I doubt they'd know or care about SatAM characters. Heck, I grew up with them just like you, but I am glad the status quo is finally being shaken up completely. I'm sorry, but I am just so sick of you doing this on every forum you go to. Dude, you realize you could sum up your points in a single paragraph and save yourself the trouble of looking like a lunatic, don't you? You never even discuss the current issues, you just come in, copy and paste a rant that doesn't go anywhere, you argue through others (many fans think this, while other fans thing that. What do you think, man?), and then you disappear for a few days just to come back and do it again, with yet another rant that only sums up as yet another attack on the writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nel View Post
    Mods, I am very sorry if I am crossing the line here, but he does this on every Sonic forum I'm on and it doesn't contribute squat. (And I'll be honest, it's annoying to scroll through these walls of text every time I come into this topic.)
    Not a mod of the CBC any more, but just jumping in quickly to say that if you look at any user's profile page, you'll see a link on the left side that says, "Add this user to ignore list." Click that and you'll never see anything from that user ever again. I suggest you (and any other frequent readers of this thread who feel the same way) explore this feature of the forum.
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    Thanks Ed. I know that button exists but I've never known where to find it. Done and done.

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    Funny, I was worried that the comic was going to be stale. It turns out to be so dynamic that few other works are these days.
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    Greeting Fellow Sonic and Sally Fans

    Today is Friday, February 24, 2012, the time is 11:45 AM.


    Greetings fellow Sonic fans, I want to start off by apologizing first of all for making it sound like I have not been standing in the middle as I've been saying. Secondly I want to apologize for what apparently will probably be another long wall of text (as some of you see it).


    Now onto the reason for the first apology. You have to understand that I was about 14 years old when I discovered the Saturday morning cartoon of Sonic The Hedgehog, it was also around this time that I also discovered the comic book being published by Archie comics. Now you fast-forward 20 years later or nearly 20 years later and as most of you can tell I am still a fan of the overall franchise. From what I have said in previous posts and of other means of communication, I may have sounded like I didn't care for what Ian Flynn had done. Now I won't lie to you, I am among many that are not too happy with what Ian Flynn did to Princess Sally. However I can respect and understand that the comic book does need to be shaken up every now and then, and that the heroes at times must face and deal with dark days ahead of them.


    The problem though that I along with many others have with this is that we understand and respect the fact as I mentioned above that the characters and stories in the comic need a good dark shakeup once in a while, the thing is though we're used to seeing that occur for about 4 to 5 issues at the most, and if necessary as in the case of the Iron Dominion story arc for up to a year, we however and I know some of you may and may not agree are not used to dealing with something like this for which is schudle to be about two years.


    It is true that in most comic books that when you reach your 250th issue that you want to do something spectacular, you want to do something memorable, something that it will have people talking for years to come. And with all due respect I can understand why Ian Flynn would want to do that, I mean with the comic book itself entering its 20th anniversary in 2013, wanting to cap that off in a big way is understandable. But many feel that Ian Flynn could have done everything he's doing now story wise by not turning Sally into a robot and putting Antoine quite possibly on deaths door. As a matter of fact they feel he could have gone in a different direction and yet could have gotten the same results. Again I respect and understanding the some you may and may not agree with that, and that's okay.


    However when you get a fan as long-time as myself and those that I have mentioned in previous posts, you have to understand and I know I sound like a broken record here, but you have to understand that were not used to seeing these characters in these predicaments especially if it's going to last till next year.
    Now one of you here at these message boards pointed out the fact that I am in my 30s and that I shouldn't be obsessed over something that is happened to a fictional character. The truth of the matter is I'm not obsessed, like I said above, I've been a fan for over 20 years or at least going on 20 years, and in those 20 years no matter who wrote the character, no matter who drew the characters design, no matter how much the character evolved and changed, I've been used to seeing them as they are. Now this also goes for other fans that are in the 30s, heck even the fans that are in their 40s and beyond, you can even add fans that in there in the 20s, and they will all agree with the fact that no matter who wrote the character, no matter who drew the character, and no matter how much that character changed over the past 19 to 20 years, we've been mostly used to seeing them as they are/were.


    You sit there and you probably read this and say, "Well Brian, in 1999 they changed Amy Rose's design when they did Sonic Adventure, so what's the big deal?" The big deal is the fact that if we were given any clue on hint that are design change for the character was coming, it would have come a long time ago. You know what's funny is that there is a artist over at the DA site who as of today uploaded and posted a picture of Nagus changing Sally back to normal like he did Bunnie, but because of the modifications that were done to Sally as a robot, the end result was Sally and what many could see coming and could be a possibility in a Sega style design. Now looking at the condition that she's in now in the comics, that little comic that this person drew could be a sign of things to come.


    Getting back on topic though, many say that this comic book is an all ages comic and its because of that, that people like myself who are in the 30s and maybe even beyond that or below that, have a right to say what we feel about what's going on as well as we have a right to want to create anti-group's on things we don't like.


    I do however understand that some you like the dark atmosphere that the comic is currently in and that you cannot wait to see what happens next, believe me I understand we're coming from that, but being the long-time fan that I am and even though I will resubscribe starting next week for another year and even though I may not open the issues I receive, it does not mean that I will not stand in the middle, for you see that is exactly what I'm doing, it's just that with what happened to the Sally character and what's happening with Antoine possibly, these are just a few things that I'm against, everything else I stand in the middle for.


    Now you probably want an explanation on that. Okay I understand, here it is, when I figured out along with everyone else that Sally was going to be robotisized, I made a promise to myself that untill the whole thing is resolved and she is return to normal that I would not open one single issue of the comic that I receive in the mail, I also stated that I would not do any reviews if you will untill the whole thing is over. Now what this means is technically I'm standing in the middle to see exactly where Ian Flynn will take this story arc and also because I've been a longtime fan of the character I do not want to read an issue of the comic with her robotisized, now true I do own the 29th issue, but as somebody pointed out on one of these forms, her being a robot in that issue was for that issue only, it wasn't at the level that it's at right now. Some of you will probably read this and continuously look at me as a Sally fan boy, truth be told I am a fan of the character but I'm not a obsessive fan. Yes I do own one of the rare Sally plushes, but that's about it. The thing is I just don't like what's happened to her.


    What's happened to her is kind of the equivalent of let's say your favorite NFL team getting screwed in the playoffs and you refusing to watch the rest of the playoffs because of that. I know that's a strange example but you kind of get hopefully what I'm getting at.


    In closing let me say this, yes I'm a fan of Sally and yes I am a fan of Antoine and yes I'm a fan, long-time fan of the Saturday morning cartoon just like anybody else, however I am not obsessive and I do stand in the middle and even those that stand in the middle can have dislikments of what they see, in other words we get to stand/sit on the sidelines and watch what happens but we do not have to like what has happened to certain characters involved.


    So hopefully and I don't know if it will help, this straightened things out.


    Friday, February 24, 2012, ending time at around 12:32 PM

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    @bwrosas: There's a rule about comics: Adapt or fail. One needs to keep the story interesting or story becomes stale. That's makes an epic, by raising the stakes so the payoff would be amazing.

    Some writers have stated: Hurt the protagonist, because it creates life.

    And the changes they have are not even that dark. Shocking, but not even remotely grim. Digimon Tamers was darker than this, and plenty of kids got through that.
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    The only thing I find off putting about this arc is that you have a lot of the online fans acting like because Ian Flynn is changing the status quo now that everything he did before was utter crap. There was a period where he was organizing the retooling all the stuff from the early days/Bollers/Penders-era which only recently ended right before Genesis. Everything since then has been taking what was established and turning it on it's head. Sally's roboticized, Bunnie's de-roboticized, New Mobotropolis was decimate, the monarchy has shifted, never mind that he's taking a very Joss Whedon approach in storytelling where no one (sans the SegaSonic cast) is safe. I'm pretty sure he's also going to push the boundaries of what he can do to the SegaSonic cast. I like how the series is currently challenging the audience, but the one thing I've ALWAYS loved about Flynn's writing is how he writes the character's with well-defined personalities that engage the reader. While I don't dislike the Bollers/Penders era I do think it ran into the issue of either talking down to the readers with corny dialogue, or sometimes going the complete opposite and making things far more complex than they needed to be.

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    If it weren't for Sega's mandates, things would be different in Archie's Sonic comic book series no doubt!

    Monday, February 27, 2012
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    Believe it or not, the topic I did has not yet been posted on any of these message boards, yes surprising I know. So here we go with the topic I like to call "If it weren't for Sega's mandates, things would be different in Archie's Sonic comic book series no doubt!"



    I understand that this has probably been brought up several times on various Sonic message boards and websites. However I have yet to give my two cents on it. So that's exactly what I'm going to do here. Now the things I will say some you may and may not agree on but trust me when I talk about them you'll probably understand and agree that if it wasn't for Sega sticking their nose into the comic as often as they do from what many fans and even comic book critics themselves have said and pointed out that they do, then there's no doubt that things and characters in the comic would all be on an equal basis.




    It's hard to believe that despite all the differences that we as a overall fanbase have with each other, the one constant that we can agree on, is that Sega needs to stop sticking their nose into the comic book and its spinoffs, and allow the writers to create development for each and every character no matter if they're from a cartoon series, if they're originally made for the comic itself, or even if they're the exclusive game characters that we all know and play as when any kind of Sonic game is released to the public.




    I mean when you look at how much more interesting and more developed characters and the environments they inhabit could be if Sega didn't stick their nose and mandate certain things, the comic overall in the eyes of many would be more enjoyable than as some put it it is right now. The reason being is because you could allow not just the cartoon and the comic exclusive characters to develop even more so, even if we don't like a certain way of how their being developed currently, but it would allow the game characters themselves to have more development even if it's just for the comic book and it's spinoff.




    I mean characters like Amy Rose could have more development in character if Sega didn't mandate to Archie comics that she don't be changed much from her game counterpart. Now some fans would agree with these mandates, while others won't and especially if it comes to a character like Amy who does have her share of fans, then there is no doubt that more can be done with her character. I mean as crazy as it sounds you could have had Amy be the one that got turned into a robot and by doing so in a character developing way it would show how much she cares not only for the planet but how much Sonic means to her and the way I see it it would probably create just as much drama and have just as much a long-lasting effect, probably just as much as Sally's current situation right now is having on the comic. But again this could have only happened if Sega didn't mandate and stick their nose in the comic as much as they do.




    Another character that gets some development but not as much as he should, is Tails. Fans have said that if it wasn't for Sega and their mandates, that we could see more development in Tails's character. Development which could range from not just his intelligence for building and inventing things. That we could see more character development beyond that. Heck, one of the things fans question and wonder is if Tails would ever get in a relationship, and from what we have seen, and from what fans have speculated on, the possibilities of him having a girlfriend are endless, characters like Mina, Amy, and as crazy as it sounds, Nicole are a few names being thrown around. But yet Sega doesn't allow that to happen in the comic because of their mandates. True when it came to Sonic X, Tails did get a love interest, but it wasn't until the second half of the final season. And what's funny is in the second to last episode, unlike the uncut French and Japanese versions, Tails, vocally wasn't able to show the motion that he showed in the uncut versions in our 4kids American version. And again it goes back to Sega's mandates, which believe it or not upset a majority of the fans. And just like with the comic at times, you can put the blame if you will on Sega's mandates.




    Other characters like Knuckles, Shadow, and even Rouge are limited in character development thanks to Sega's mandates on the comic. I mean there is so much more that can be done with these characters and yet Sega doesn't allow Archie comics or any of the writers on both comic books to do anything development wise. I mean sure, Knuckles is the exception in some areas, I mean he does have a girlfriend/soulmate in Julie-Su, but that's about it. The other two you could do so much more with in the comics, instead of just having them appear every now and then. Again however you can thank Sega's mandates.




    And speaking of characters, it took what would be/felt like 6 to 7 years to get Cream and her mother Vanilla in the main comic. And what's funny is their debut came after Silver's debut in the main comic. And yet again all thanks to Sega's mandates.




    Heck, one villain that fans want to see in the comic, is Eggman Nega. And with the exception of just his ship flying by in the first panel of the first issue of the "Treasure Team Tango" miniseries of the SU comic, we have yet to physically see him in any major role in the comic or it's spinoff. Which again you can blame Sega's mandates. Now I know some you will point out the fact that he appeared in a off panel parody on the last page of one of the SU comics, but have we seen him in any major story arc physically in the comic or the spinoff? Not from what I've seen. And yet again it's all thanks to Sega's mandates.




    And speaking of this villain, let's talk about the one that opposes him, no not Sonic, but one of my personal favorites, Blaze. And yet again and I know I'm repeating myself saying that, but yet again thanks to Sega's mandates and what they say can be used and who could be used in the comic, Blaze is another character that only makes appearances every now and then, and there is so much more that can be done with her character and yet Sega because of their mandates and saying what can and can't be done, we're not allowed to see it become a reality. And the same goes for her sidekick and friend Marine, so much can be done with her even though she's a newer character, that a lot more can be done in the comic and spinoff, but yet because of their mandates we don't see it.




    Then we come to the biggest one, their mascot, the one character that took their Corporation to levels it's never been to before, and the one character that is not allowed in the comic book and it's spinoff to have more development than he should. And of course I'm talking about Sonic. I mean with the current story arc in the main comic and in the spinoff, so much more emotional character development can be done with him. Now true we are seeing with the Sally situation, character development with him, emotional and as some see it on the verge of literally letting all his rage and anger come out. But yet we don't see much more. I mean wer're not even allowed to see him shed a tear here as much as he should during emotional moments. When the first season of the Saturday morning cartoon happened we only had one episode were he shed some tears, but then in the second to last episode of the second/final season at the end of that episode he has a saddened look on his face but yet we don't see no tears coming down and then we see him standing outside of his Uncle's hideout just waiting and that's it. And again all thanks to Sega's mandates.




    This is the one thing many fans, despite their differences with each other feel needs to be changed. They will all agree and some won't though, but most will agree that Sega needs to stop sticking their nose in the comic book's business. As far as they are concerned, let the comic be it's own entity, don't continuously say what can be and what can't be used and let the writers have free range. Because by doing so it puts all characters and I mean ALL characters on equal ground and makes them all vanulable to the same events and situations that the cartoon and comic exclusive characters are vanuable too. Now again some fans may not agree with this, but I think overall many others will.




    So in closing, that me say this, it only takes ONE to start a revolution, it only takes ONE to start a fire, and what this means is that it only takes ONE to cause Sega to stop sticking their nose in areas of their Sonic franchise that they do not need to stick into.


    And that's all I can say about this issue.


    Monday, February 27, 2012
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    STH151NicoleFan's Sonic Comic Theories

    Mobius years later. What can be said about this topic. Many have felt that it is part of the Sonic comic books continuity. Well others say that it's not canon. Now both sides may be correct in some ways. For those that say that MXYL is part of the comic book continuity, they have valid points. As a matter of fact one fan over at a certain popular media site recently as of tonight did a 8 1/2 long minute theory on why they feel MXYL is part of the continuity in some ways. One of the things they bring up is the resurgence wars and the elemental wars that were discussed and talked about and briefly mentioned it if you will by Antoine and Bunnie's son Jaques in the last two to issues of the MXYL saga that was presented in the Sonic Universe comic.


    You may ask yourself why this fan brought this theory up? Well from what they can see in the more recent events of the main comic and the SU comic, they feel there could be some truth behind it. The reason they think and theorize this belief, is because of what will be happening in future issues. One of the things they brought up was the Ancient Onyk aka the black chaos Emerald, for which Tikal and Chaos resided in. They feel that with this theory that this could be the beginning of the aforementioned wars that were briefly mentioned in the MXYL Saga. Which in turn they feel, from what I read, they feel could bring Tikal and Chaos together as Tikahos. Now I remind you that these are just theories that this fan over at this media site is thinking of, and feel could be closer to the truth and closer in connection to the MXYL then anyone could have thought.


    I understand and I'm sure this fan understands that nobody will believe these theories. However there might be one theory or maybe two that they may agree on. What might those be you ask? Well the first one has to do with Snively and the missing blue chaos Emerald. For you see this fan feels that there is a connection between Snively and the missing Emerald. Because they believe that Snively has the missing Emerald. You may ask why that might be the case? According to this fan, Snively was the first one to report the Emerald missing, and most recently as of issue 234 and issue 37, has finally decided to take matters into his own hands and finally overthrow Dr. Eggman, as well as at the same time free his beloved Queen Regina. Now to me as somebody that read this theory, I have to agree with it. Because even though I have yet to open any of my subscription issues, from the summaries I have read and from the theories and predictions that I have watched and read, that have been provided by other fellow Sonic fans. When you piece these pieces of this very puzzle together, it all makes sense.


    Now the final theory is actually a theory I talk about myself in a two-part audiovideo, but it seems that I'm not the only one. For you see just like those that have written about it and have talked about it, this theory has to do with one Hershey the Cat. Now of course many have speculated possibly the same theories and thoughts as this fellow fan has. And that being of course after 233 and even before that, that Ms. Hershey is alive and well and undercover as part of the Mobius South American Dark Legion. Now for those that ask why people may speculate this. It's because when you look at one of the upper panels in the mid pages of issue 37 you will see a female legionnaire being confronted by one of the grandmasters. And then you add in the description for issue 237 in a few months that a mysterious figure is tracking Sonic, Tails, and Amy, one can guess and wonder as to who that could truly be that is following them.


    Now please understand that these are just theories that this fellow fan and friend of mine came up with tonight.


    Now I did not mention all of what they said, you will have to read it yourself. But let's just say it has some to do with the 3 spirits that have awakened inside Ixis Nagus, as for the rest you have to read yourself.




    Good night

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    SU#37: only later after reading did I realize there were no Mobians at all in this issue. Is this a first? The current storyarc is pretty solid, though Peppers' art on the human characters is kinda awkward, Snively being the most. Then again, I'm not used to seeing humans in the comics these days besides Eggman and Snively. You feel a little bad for pointy-nose losing Hope again, but he brought it upon himself. And the MST3K cover is amazing.

    I'm not exactly looking forward to the next arc with Silver and the Secret FFs much. It's not a bad idea, but a new Knuckles story is way overdue.

    STH #235: in which the council doesn't act entirely idiotic for an issue, and Sonic finally gets Silver to shut up about traitors (the hospital dash, best part). The new Harvey Who continues to be a pleasure, and the Off-Panel had a Wes Weasely cameo. Brilliant! Shame the overreactive fans are ranting about shakeups and muttering 'childhood rape', the storylines quite exciting these days.
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    How will the "Rumored Reboot" Affect The Sonic Comic Book series, etc

    You know, with the rumored news that the Sonic franchise (overall) is being considered for a reboot in 2014 if not beyond that, one has to wonder how this will affect the comic book series, the main one and the universe one, as well as all the specialized books and graphic novels that have come and will be coming out in the near future, how will this rumored reboot affect it overall.


    Well there are many ways to look at it. 1. Archie comics could just restart the main comic book series with an all-new number one issue, just like comic book companies like Marvel and DC do with some of their titles. Now that could be one way to go, but the question is, will the fan base/subscribers/readers of the comic accept it? Some fans have stated that a reboot is necessary, because they feel that if the comic book series restarts fresh without any of the confusion that the current comic book in their eyes is/has caused throughout its history, they feel and believe would be for the better.
    Others however feel that a reboot is not necessary, and that all that needs to be done is for whoever is in charge to basically fix the confusion that some say is there. I mean from what they have said, a reboot would not change anything. Because just like with the current comic, we would still have the same staff working on the new one that is currently working on the current one.


    Another option fans would look at as a possibility, is if Archie comics decided to do another spinoff, in other words should this rumored reboot occur, instead of restarting the main comic and the universe spinoff, that doing an all-new original spinoff comic based on the rumored reboot would be better than just stopping the main comic and the universe spinoff in mid-story arc.


    Now despite whatever direction Archie comics may go in, should the rumored reboot occur. One has to think about those working on the comics. I mean right now we are in the middle of this very epic if not controversial story arc in the main comic book and it's spinoff. Now no one knows for sure if the 50th issue of the universe comic and the 247th issue of the main comic will be the beginning to the conclusion of this epic/controversial story arc that is currently going on. The reason being, is that those working on the comic have kind of hinted at the fact that this story arc may continue well beyond the 250th issue of the main comic, which when you look at it could very well be a reality and a possibility.


    However, plans may change. For if this rumored reboot becomes a reality, then the possibility of this epic/controversial story arc going beyond issue 250, could have to make a slight u-turn if the reboot somehow affects the main comic book series and the spinoff in some way. Because as I mentioned above, the reboot, rumor or not is being targeted for a 2014 release if not beyond that, and you have to realize if that is true and if it becomes a reality, then the plans truthful or not to extend this story arc beyond 250 may cause this story arc to end at 250. Because when you add the 25 more months to the 275th issue, that goes way beyond 2014 and into 2015 which is past or around the timeframe that the rumored reboot will/may occur. Again though, the only possibility for this story arc to extend beyond the 250th issue is for Archie comics to possibly create another spinoff comic based around the rumored reboot, that my fellow Sonic fans would be the only way.


    But then the question will arise though or has arised, what if Archie comics doesn't have a license no more to publish the Sonic comics in the future? Well what's ironic about that question, is that according to a previous report, the Sega Corporation themselves right now are in a financial downward spiral. In other words their losing a lot of money. And we all know that when a corporation goes belly up, that all the names, all the properties, and all the characters go belly up with them, that's if though a more financially secured Corporation comes in and buys up was left of the Sega Corporation. However, right now it seems Sega is okay. But even if they survive financially, will they still renew their license and allow Archie comics to publish the Sonic The Hedgehog comic book series, and it universe spinoff, etc.? Well, I would have to say that they probably will allow Archie comics to keep the license to publish the comics, for that is one way of gaining financial security for the Corporation.


    This of course, (the financial reasoning being one of the reasons), is why this rumored reboot of the Sonic franchise is being explored and discussed. And although some fans are skeptical about it, and some fans are intrigued by it. The question still remains, how will it affect the Archie comics publication of the Sonic comic book series, the universe spinoff, the graphic novels etc., in the near future? Will the main comic have to restart with an all-new number one issue, or when they create a spinoff comic based on this rumored reboot?


    Those my friends, are questions that we hope to have answered in the very near future.


    Thank you for your time

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    Fans Problems With Sally's Current Situation

    For those that wonder why fans like myself have a problem with Sally's current situation. Truth is, some of us don't. But the thing is we do know that she was robotized in issue #29, but it was only for half that issue, and even when she was robotic, she still had the same design (save for a few spikes in her feet), But again that was only for 1/2 of that issue.

    The problem is, some of not used to it being expand for this long, and don't like the fact that Ian wrote Eggman to weaponize her the way he did. The reason being, is in my honest opnion they would have just accepted her robotized form the way it orginally was, but when Ian wrote in the weaponization, that's when things, in the eyes of some/many went south for them.

    I say that, because many don't know if Ian just had Eggman put additional armor on her or detached and retached her head on a new weaponized body. See that is what, again in my honest opnion is driving some fans up the wall, the fact that Ian Flynn won't give a hint or straight answer to that question.

    But overall, with the execption of that, not many have problem with it.



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    One Thing I Will Never Understand About Ian Flynn (Written Topic)

    Is if he doesn't consider "Mobius 25-30 Years later" canon in someways. Then why did he follow up on it in a SU 4 issue arc. I understand resolving a cliffhanger that the previous writer left us on with the main comic. But why continue it, if he doesn't see it as canon.


    Okay I understand, he may see it, like many do as spoiling the obvious outcome in the war with Eggman. But if that is the case, then why continue it.


    True, he can (since he is the HEAD WRITER) can spin around a bit and say it takes place in another time and zone. However some may not buy that, and would still consider it canon.


    I think ever the previous writer (who created the original story) doesn't like the changes made. But in truth, there's nothing he or anyone else could do (except maybe Sega and Archie Comics uppers) about it


    But what do you think?

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