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  1. I'm not sure if anyone knows for certain (someone correct me). It all depends on who owns the stuff Archie made, if IDW would have to license it from them, etc. Anything is possible if they're willing to pay for it.
  2. If IDW is in talks with any of them regarding continuing to be a part of the Sonic book(s), then they probably know. But even if that's true, we don't know for how long, and it's possible that IDW isn't reaching out to any of the current staff, though that would be unfortunate.
  3. @VEDJ-F That all makes sense. It seems to me that gaming companies understandably care a lot less about anniversaries than their fans do, as evidenced by Metroid's whatevereth anniversary recently, which fans somewhat presumptiously expected Nintendo to celebrate. Companies care about anniversaries if and only if they stand to make money off them which would entail them just so happening to have a big game ready that they can hold for the anniversary and stir up fan hype in the meantime with various celebrations and sales. Sega apparently wasn't ready to release anything and therefore didn't draw out their anniversary celebration any further than they did, as you said, potentially lessening any anniversary hype that the comics could either provide or draw on. To be honest, I don't think that the video game production cycle and its uncertainties lend to anniversary planning very well, and it hits me as strange that fans of any given franchise would expect a tent-pole game every five years on the year. With how long it takes to make games, I feel like that would require at least every second main-series game in most series to be a big anniversary celebration, which seems silly.
  4. It irritates me a bit how people seem to over-worship the Mega Drive books, but with the final story finished and untold, they really do need to be collected and released, probably in graphic novel form, as others have said. I'd also really like to see the rest of the post-reboot graphic novels released, right up until they were cancelled. All those Sonic and Sonic Universe stories are good and are worth being collected. If they can, IDW should start where Archie left off and move forward with the same numbering Archie was using for the graphic novels.They'd get better sales this way as opposed to reprinting stuff that's already been collected. After that, once the Archie-printed books get scarce due tot being out of print, then it would make more sense for them to be reprinted under their own label. Whether they keep the same title or not is less important, so they could change it to distinguish it from the graphic novels for their presumably new series if they want. I still want IDW to continue from where Archie left off as far as characters, stories, and issue numbering for reasons I described in detail in another thread, but we'll see. If they're able to go back further for some reason and reprint not only the reboot stuff but also Sagas and potentially even Archives, then more power to them. On the other hand, maybe a part of this deal is that Archie gets to keep reprinting the stuff they made, but I kind of doubt it. Again, I'm sure we can all file this under a "wait and see" header.
  5. At least five more months it is, then. Whatever shall I do with my spare time?
  6. Yeah. Hopefully people aren't rude like that. Archie might not replace Sonic with anything except maybe doubling down on their own IP. They're also going to be publishing digests for Marvel now, so that's a thing. Not necessarily a replacement for Sonic but maybe a replacement for some of dat cash.
  7. So, anyone want a Bluetooth speaker shaped like an acorn? On the US Amazon store, at least, it's on super-sale for the next 90 minutes. We could all pretend it's official merchandise in commemoration of Sally and the other Freedom Fighters. What's that? No? Well, okay. It sounded like a good idea at the time.
  8. I'm not very hopeful about Forces, but having a timely video game tie-in does make good business sense for both sides, and even the worst story can be spruced up and made much better when adapted by a good writer.
  9. @KingScoopaKoopa So it has. I shall save that delicious meme to me hard drive.
  10. Even current continuity Tails must have nightmares about this, waking up in a cold sweat from dreams he can't remember, echoing across the multiverse, leaving dark ripples across every timeline and every reality, barely noticeable but always below the surface in mockery of the countless retcons and reboots that attempt to wash it away. "I am the only constant," the voice of Titan Tails echoes silently form the deepest recess of every mind, "Know me and despair."
  11. Thus tying back into what I said about the mandates making sense for helping to avoid things like Super Saiyan tails. Boom. It all circles back around to where we started from.
  12. @RictalRose0 You sure about dat? I was born on an island in dah heavens, mahn. @VEDJ-F Ah. So a different Knuckles from normal Knuckles. I find this all so interesting, but I also feel that I'm derailing this thread. Sorry if that's the case.
  13. I kind of want to read this now. Let me know if anyone has any recommended issue numbers for Jesus Knuckles. http://archiesonic.wikia.com/wiki/Locke#Background_Information Oh, man. This is good stuff. Edit: Wait. There was really a Kneecaps the Echidna?
  14. Interesting mandate summary, and I agree. Ian doesn't seem to let any of that get in the way of telling good stories, and a lot of it sounds like good common sense to help us avoid Super Saiyan Tails, etc. I'm not super familiar with the older comics, but Jesus Knuckles actually sounds interesting in a non-canonical sort of way.
  15. Yeah. I'm watching the stream, and he didn't say it teasingly at all. It was very matter-of-fact. He also followed it up by saying that he also understands that most publishers already know people they want to work with instead of hiring people they don't know like him. (Not his exact words, but that seemed to be his meaning.) The main point is that he's willing to keep working on Sonic books, but he doesn't know if he'll get the chance or not.
  16. Oh. We have plenty of unions. In fact we're having issues with voice acting now, as it seems like the voice acting union has been on strike for at least a year now. I'm not entirely sure how it works. I think most jobs aren't union, though. Huh. A manga, eh? Dang it. I'm supposed to be driving home from work now. Enjoying the stream, though.
  17. Hey. Just asking, but are we sure we want to make that screencapped tweet public? If the tweeter deleted it, he or she might have realized it could cause him or her trouble. Maybe we should let sleeping dogs lie in this particular case?
  18. Interesting. That doesn't usually happen here. If a company had to tell an employee months before letting him go, the employee would get lazy and stop working because he knew he would get paid anyway. Other people would get hired and not work at all, knowing that the company had to keep them anyway for a while. Where I'm from, a company will try to ask you to work better first sometimes, but if they know they're going to fire you, they do it right away without waiting. You put your stuff in a box and leave, and you start looking for another job. That's different from contract work, though. You usually know when that's going to end ahead of time because it's short-term. I've only ever been fired once, though, and I've had at least seven or so jobs.
  19. Wait. Do we really know they weren't in talks? It seems very possible that Archie wanted to do everything they could to change Sega's mind and keep the train going.
  20. Spilling info that wasn't theirs to spill would've been unprofessional and unethical and would have made them look bad to any future employers. Edit: We can still wish they had, I suppose, but I personally respect them for their professionalism.
  21. Dang, dude. That's tough. Shows how little contractors are told in advance. And it's probably not just Archie either. I bet you the whole industry's like that in general.
  22. Hey, you can stick an NFC chip in plushies too. That's what Nintendo did for their woolly Yoshi Amiibo.
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