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  1. Has anyone here ever created a web comic before? I'm looking at launching my own series late 2021/early 2022 but I'm not sure where to start. What platform should I host it on? Any overall advice for comic stories? Have never done this before so not sure what to expect.

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      You should ask @JezMM.

    2. JezMM

      JezMM

      The most popular platforms built for webcomics are tapas and webtoon - I use tapas personally but it's one of those "you get what you pay for" deals - I've been uploading weekly without fail for 4 years and it's been a slow burn to pick up an audience there the entire time. Having said that, I haven't been actively trying to either because I'm not really much for marketing. While making your own site like the good ol' days is no bad thing to just have at least one place for it that is totally yours, these days you can't really avoid posting it on social media too if you want an audience.

      As for making the comic itself, what sort of point are you starting from? Do you feel confident in the fundamentals of comic making and it's just webcomic advice specifically that you're after, or are you new to comic making in general?

      Admittedly my advice is limited - I do a weekly gag comic and while it has light narrative, I'm able to be fairly flexible in how I make it. I literally decided one day to make a comic, spent the week making 3 strips in order to have a strong first impression, and then like a perpetual motion machine, have proceeded to just keep doing it every week for 4 years running somehow lol.  Doing it all on the fly has pros and cons - you avoid that "never start because your planning never feels done yet/it doesn't feel like the right time" pitfall that catches so many people out, but overall might lead to a less tight story (unless you're willing to go back and alter/undo older, already published pages for the sake of the entire complete comic being better, even if it messes around those who read along at the time a bit).

      I'm a bit of a chaotic artist in general though - it's just how I personally work best.  I need to just get on and do the thing.  Careful planning might work better for you (especially if it's a narrative comic idea you have) and some of my favourite webcomics have benefitted from this approach tenfold. A favourite comic by a friend of mine, Apricot Cookie(s)! has foreshadowing and hints of things that wouldn't happen for years within the comic's run, and I'm amazed by it every time.

  2. The big reveal of the stream is the Sonic mascot costume coming on the stream and the head slowing coming off to reveal Ken Penders was the real Sonic all along.

  3. I really like Sonic 06. I can't tell you why but I just find it really fun to play. It was one of the reasons I bought a 360. It's a blast to play and wish I could play it again on a modern console.
  4. So if I wanted more Elias content from Archie Sonic...what continuation would you recommend? Archie Sonic Online or Sonic Retold?

  5. Do you think the IDW comics will ever have the freedoms of the Archie series? I've been catching up on Archie lately and I love it. Do you think we'll ever get a Team Dark solo story sometime? Or a "sequel" to a game like with Shadow Fall? I'm kinda sad the comics ended before the Eclipse plot got a proper ending.

    1. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Eclipse was one of my favorites in the reboot as well. I thought Shadow Fall itself was a bit of a dud storyline with its pacing but I actually really liked that it was a follow up to ShTH and we got a cool character out of it that felt like a replacement for Scourge except he's attached to Shadow. There's just so much that got cut off at the knees with that book's cancellation.

    2. CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      CrownSlayer’s Shadow

      You wish.

      After what happened with Archie, they’re not likely to let IDW have even Archie’s reboot level of flexibility for years to come at best.

      It’s still good enough tho compared to what the games brought after Colors.

  6. Is anything ever going to come out of the Astro Boy Reboot series or nah?

    1. Milo

      Milo

      i honestly forget that actually is/was supposed to be a thing someday

      the production company responsible for producing it posted a nice-looking teaser in 2015...and then nothing after that

      won't be surprised if it's ultimately cancelled tbh

    2. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Wait what?? Such was a thing? When did that happen?

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I completely forgot about this 

    4. The KKM

      The KKM

      They'd said some news like 2 years ago iirc. It seems that like with the Pluto anime, production on this stuff is being kept kind of on hold to then release during the two or three year long anniversary celebration (manga anniversary, anime aniversary, etc- they're chaining multiple continuous years)

    5. Ferno

      Ferno

      Give me an Astro Boy movie by Sony Pictures Animation

    6. Red

      Red

      @Ferno Hollywood has a death grip on the series. After the failed CGI movie they're making a live action film now

  7. I've been catching up on Archie Sonic stuff. I personally just want to give a big Fuck You to Penders for claiming ownership of Amadeus and Elias. Those two are my favourite pre-reboot characters thus far. Sad we'll never see them again

  8. By the time Sega releases a new Sonic game Lake Feperd would have made and released Spark 1, 2 and 3 in that time.

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Spark 1 came out months before forces lol

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      But will freedom planet 2 come out by then

  9. Out of pure boredom I'm playing Sonic Chronicles. Going to attempt to beat it. I heard this game can be broken quite easily, any recommended movesets/party?

    1. Speedi [ スピヂ ]

      Speedi [ スピヂ ]

      "CREAM (suggested usage: 95%) She is the best healer, and her amazing luck covers up her low damage. For POW moves, Refresh should be the first you should complete, as the PP restored overrides the PP used to execute it. Demoralize is VERY useful, and Revive and Heal are ESSENTIAL, so DON'T TURN HER DOWN WHEN SHE ASKS IF SHE CAN COME WITH YOU!

      AMY (suggested usage: 75%) good damage; Blow Kiss on her self (kind acreepy O_o) or another Power class is good, as it increases damage dealt. Low Blow is useful especially if Tails's Scan is unavailable, and Low Blow actually deals damage

      SHADOW (suggested usage: 80%) useful immediatly when he joins the team, as he has good armor piercing POW moves, but they'd deplete quickly if you use them too often, so have Cream on the team and/or much candy on hand. Attacks three times and does better damage than sonic

      OMEGA (suggested usage 40%) good armor and AMAZING firepower, but only moves once a turn; not really worth it

      BIG (suggested usage: depends) good armor, and the most HP. Moves only once a turn, but Tails's Adrenaline Rush could fix that. Taunt is his best POW move, as it taunts an enemy AND increases his armor. Froggy rain and Battering Ram are good if you just wanna hit things.

      -Knuckles has good armor piercing moves as well.
      -Shade's leech would only help in a pinch; i wouldn't suggest her for normal battles.
      -Rouge is best when you're low on items, but it most likely wont be a problem. However, if you get to LVL III as soon as possible, it would be a great asset, especially if it's so early in the game. Her Tornado Kick (wind elemental) is okay, but Sonic's Whirlwind hits every one, so bleh. Also, her Jewel Storm pierces armor, but it doesn't compare to Knuckles's Uppercut and Shadow's Chaos Spear."

      -Some dude on gamefaqs
       

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      It's been years and years since I played Chronicles, and I liked it.

      All of the characters level and gain experience, even when they're not in your party. You're free to experiment as much as you want. Going off what I remember though, I think that the best team members were Knuckles, Shade, Shadow and Rouge. And Cream. Holy fuck Cream is a joke. With her, you basically get infinite amounts of PP and HP. Never make a party without her. 

      Don't forget about the Chao either. It's been so long that I've forgotten what abilities they have, but they will make or break the game for you. The ones with elemental buffs are particularly useful, because several enemies will tank just about everything except their elemental weaknesses. 

    3. The Master

      The Master

      Add the chao that makes POW moves always succeed to either a healer or Shadow, he has a move called Chaos Rift that has a chance to instantly KO an opponent.

  10. You know I'm a big fan of the models in Sonic Lost World. I love how pretty the eyes are, they really make the models stand out from everything we've gotten since Colours. Really wished they continued using this style.

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    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      I thought I was the only one who noticed how the character's eyes popped in Lost World. It was a great look for sure.

  11. So when is Sega going to announce Sonic's new voice actor? Do you think they've even decided on a new VA set or still going through auditions/calling various voice actors?

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Probably whenever they unveil the next game. No idea if they've found someone new yet though. And it's not just Sonic who's being recast; there's at least Amy in addition to him, and probably more if they can't manage to get a consistent set of actors between the games and Prime.

      I'd still really, really love for Drummond to return. He's interested and apparently almost got the role again in 2010. I'm 100% sure it won't happen though.

    2. Cosmos Rogue

      Cosmos Rogue

      My understanding is that dialogue is recorded fairly early in a game's development. Games take years to make, so assuming the next game is coming out in the next year or two then Sega has almost certainly recast Sonic, Amy, and anyone else needing a new actor already.

  12. Maybe it's the lack of news or how boring the games have gotten since 2010 but I'm actually tempted to read Archie Sonic in its entirety from #160 all the way to the reboot and cancellation. I've never been an Archie Sonic fan but reading @Dr. Detective Mike's reviews makes me interested in checking them out. 

    1. Dr. Detective Mike

      Dr. Detective Mike

      It's something to do at least. It might even make the reviews more fun for you. Who knows?

  13. Has anyone played the Trails of Cold Steel series? Is it worth getting into? Looking to jump into a new JRPG series that I can access on my Switch.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I played the first one and enjoyed it. It had Persona elements when you could hangout and bond with other characters. As well as a deep, complicated story with plot twists and betrayal. The first one ended on a cliffhanger and I learned you could continue your save from the first game and keep all the social progress you made for the sequel. 

      Sadly, due to a memory issue, I lost that data and planned to start over. But this was on the PSVita. The series would continue while the Vita wouldn't and it looked like Cold Steel 3 & 4 continue the story with the same characters, though looking very different.

      I don't know for a fact if you can continue using your save from 1 & 2 to 3 & 4, but I am assuming so which is why I personally want to have all four on the same system. As far as I know, that is only possible on PlayStation 4 and maybe Steam. I'm still looking into it. None of that might concern you, the only thing I know definitively is that I enjoyed the first game... ^^;

  14. I wonder why Sega didn't bring back Gunnar Nelson for anymore vocal themes for the series? I genuinely loved the theme he did for Team Chaotix, it's easily one of the best vocal themes from Heroes.

  15. Hoping Dante makes it to Smash. He's the only remaining Capcom rep I would like at this point.

    1. Jango

      Jango

      No love for Jil.

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