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  1. I posted a more accurate summary on Retro and forgot to post it here : - He claims that since neither SEGA nor EA/Bioware fought for the rights of Shade, he can use her. - One of his arguments is that SEGA never have gone against Archie for losing the rights to the comic material/assets, so obviously they wouldn't go after him about Shade. He uses the case of DeCarlo as the basis of this argument. - He claims he has no plans to use her other than a couple of sentences in Julie-Su's bio and a 2 or 3 panel sequence in a story. - His reasons : "protecting The Lara-Su Chronicles" - "Because it took so long to fight Archie, it created complications in my case against SEGA & EA, resulting in essentially a dismissal. But because the dismissal was without prejudice, that meant the lawsuit against SEGA & EA could be refiled if SONIC CHRONICLES or any elements from it became an arguable issue." - "From my perspective, my lawyers have always cautioned that if THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES were to become a success, there was a chance SEGA might want a piece of the action. What precludes that from happening is the passage of time as a result of my taking so long to get it done. For SEGA to file anything against me raises the question and my defense via the fact they never sued Archie for the loss of a valuable asset such as the ARCHIE Sonic series. By not taking action against Archie, or against me over the years as a result of my selling Lara-Su merchandise, SEGA has placed themselves in the same position as Dan DeCarlo with Archie. When they had the chance to fight back, they choose not. Thus Dan lost his case against Archie because he never fought Archie over the Josie opyrights." - "My actions regarding Shade and also the Archie SONIC & KNUCKLES stories are more in line to protect not only my interests, but that of the other creators and to keep the work from falling into public domain."
  2. Slap "Before 2020" above Archie!Lara-Su and "after 2020" under the other one. She looks so depressed.
  3. Well then, please go on and suggest better ideas ? Complaining about complaining doesn't help either
  4. I agree with the person you quoted, I don't think it's a good idea either. Spamming is rarely effective. Plus, given the responses in the Sonic livestreams, they know there is a demand. Also saying that X idea sounds wrong doesn't mean we magically have a better idea.
  5. No. Not everyone can write for an official book, that's expected to be well-written. What you're saying is disrespectful to actual writers. You can't take random notes, put them together in InDesign and call it a day, to release such a book.
  6. Maybe because Ian has proved himself over 13+ years of writing for the comic, Sonic Boom, proved how versatile he can be (what with writing for several comic series at the same time) and is certainly more than able to take that task ? Writing a book like this is not something anyone could do. I trust him far more on Sonic knowledge than Pontac and Graff; for example.
  7. Thanks but what are the details ?
  8. When I translated this story three years ago *, he provided me with just (bad) scans of the pages. * He recently asked me to translate the story. Which I did. In 2017. He forgot and was ready to pay a second time for that work.
  9. There were only six issues of "Sonic Mag", the French STC. I still own #1 and 6, and used to have 3. 4 and 5 yeaaaars ago.
  10. So Ken wants to re-releases a collection of 300+ comics while he hasn't released the first issue of his own comic yet ? I'll believe it when I see it.
  11. Well, I'm also dealing with information from the last time I translated something for him... two years ago (!) But he keeps telling the main changing points are in Sonic #50, 125 and 144. I also wonder... who is really interested in reading the continuation of a story from 10+ years ago, that got modified/erased more than once and even ceased publication, with a different art style and focus, featuring ersatz of licenced characters ? Why not something new, not attached to this past publication ? Plus, at his rhythm, he'll never finish the whole 7 or so books.
  12. Basically, yes. And to justify that TLSC is still "canon", as it's still happening in the Archie canon, just in another dimension. It's also his way of saying that everything that happened post 159 still happened (as he said in one tweet a couple years ago) but not in "his" dimension.
  13. "J'ai failli attendre" is Sonic's catch phrase in the French dub of AoStH, it's "I'm waitiiiiing". Nice touch Also, I saw the movie in French. First thing to say, Sonic's voice actor is terrible. Instead of using Sonic's usual voice actor, they choose to do some "star talent" and get... some guy I don't know, who loves to claim that it was " a dream job since childhood" but doesn't even know who Tails and Knuckles are... Other than that, I enjoyed the movie and I might watch it again.
  14. They've also accepted a fanart with Super Amy, a few years back.
  15. It's just not enough. A single pin-up doesn't show one's ability to tell a story in comic book form
  16. YES It's been what, 5 years since the last one ?
  17. Adamis

    September 11

    That morning, I had an interview for an art school (which I succeeded). I came back home and watched a VHS of the original Godzilla movie. When it finished, I watched a belgian TV channel, RTL-TVI, and saw images of the towers with the smoke. I think the second plane just crashed in it. At first, I thought it was a movie, but then I realized it was the news. I left the channel all day, saw the towers collapse, etc. I remember my mom came back with some croissants, she had no idea it happened. It was quite hypnotizing to watch all those events, that day...
  18. Is this really the place to complain about bits of designs, really ? Have some tact, people ! On topic, that's a huge loss. Nigel's paintings are brilliant and a huge inspiration, I got back to using watercolors thanks to him. Also, he was a very kind person. I never had the chance to meet him in person, but we chatted a few times and it was a pleasure. RIP.
  19. Isn't she called "Brownie" ? https://twitter.com/KenPenders/status/1152016609214468096 Isn't Link too short here ?
  20. Bit of an update : he contacted me on Twitter telling me he'll send me soon (ish) some new, up-to-date translation work once he get everything organized. And he'll send me one of his t-shirts. So I'm still translating the comic *sees preview* Ouch @ K'nox's face.
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