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  1. Honestly, I think that the continuation of All-Star Batman & Robin (or Dark Knight, Boy Wonder if you wanna call it that) would be released before the first GN of Lara-Su. Either that or Dark Knight 4. You know it's sad when Frank Miller has a better chance of doing either because Brian Azzarello basically asked Miller what the plot for a potential sequel would be, then basically wrote it himself. Ain't anyone doing that for ol' Pen.
  2. ...But will she still going to be a living lie detector that will prevent anyone from lying in front of her that will be mentioned only once and never again?
  3. I think that picture of Xero is at least 2 years old; it certainly isn't new. It's hard to even see him and Lara as even the same species. Maybe in the same familial taxonomy, but definitely not in species.
  4. I'm back after another hiatus, and, honestly, I'm surprised that Ken actually did something by releasing Geoffrey's bio. And it is as bad as I expected. Ugh. This just makes me think that, in addition to wanting reprint rights and the cash that'd come with it, the real reason Pen wants to buy out the old creators' copyrights is because, literally, he was too lazy to try to rewrite history without them. And would someone, for the love of all that's good, please tell me if they're still supposed to be aliens or not, if Ech'chyd,nya is actually still a thing or what.
  5. Well, we got Naugus and Wendy, plus Breezie is pretty much severed ties with Eggman. As did Snively for the time being. Nack & his team are work for hire; Eggman just hires them a lot. My guess is that the BBA were basically strong armed into joining the Eggman Empire, like the Dark Legion in the old continuity. I hope that they only joined to avoid Eggman's wrath, not because they are actually loyal to his cause.
  6. He'd been having regrets about the series since before he decided to stop it ages ago, I know that for sure. He didn't like that Mecha Sonic was just the one from S3&K (and it was probably a b*tch to manipulate with how limited it is), and IIRC, he had immediate regrets about Basilisk. What I'm curious about is if all of Sonic's friends are still dead-dead.
  7. I'm not really buying that "My wife didn't tell me" excuse. Ken's always been chomping at the bit to spread his name around so, even if he doesn't really prioritize video games at all (sticking to TV & film). So you'd think that if a large, well-known video game company asked him to do some consulting work or an upcoming SONIC game, she would tell him. My guess is that it's a half truth. He probably was busy with something, Bioware left a message with his wife, and then when she told him, Ken decided that it wasn't important enough to actually give a sh*t about.
  8. So wait, is The Storm going to be included in the physical copy of the first book or is it strictly digital only? I mean, from the descriptions of it, it's largely pointless as it follows Remington and Geoffrey, two characters who I believe aren't even going to BE in LSC proper, but some equality for physical and digital releases is the least he could do.
  9. Okay, dude... No one's gonna rip you a new one everytime you express an opinion. You've certainly had some... divisive ones, but something like that isn't going to cause any drama. But yeah, Hope ain't coming back at all. First because she's a Karl Bollers character and Archie pretty much dumped previous pre-Flynn OC's even if they weren't made by Penders. Second, her character would already have to be severely altered to fit that (there aren't Kintobor's anymore just Robotniks, she'd have to be made evil, and she'd probably be related to Snively but certainly not Eggman due to mandates). But you did get me thinking with the AoStH thing. With Schlemmer and Breezie, it actually wouldn't be much of a stretch for it to be someone like Warpnik, or even Caninestein (though he was a good guy on the show, so he'd make a heel turn if this was the case...) That certainly would be a surprise to me, especially in an arc with Wendy 'Witchcart' Naugus and her three Witchcarters as baddies.
  10. I wouldn't say it's Snively as the 12th Egg Boss; they showed he was still evil in the Dark Arms on Angel Island arc, and his Origins showed that while still secretly evil, he doesn't have any current relationship with Eggman at the moment. The fact that it's a "reveal" in the final issue of the arc implies that it'd be someone that we wouldn't expect, or has enough power or clout that it'd be shocking to find out who they were. The only ones who'd be shocking enough that I can think of off the top of my head are all improbable to the point of being impossible: Fiona Fox, Eggman Nega, Chris Thorndyke, or Tiara. The former being stuck in a legal limbo that I don't know who owns her character, the latter three having one hang-up or another due to SEGA mandates.
  11. Family drama was kinda a thing for a long while in the book. To be fair, it wasn't just Penders who did it; Bollers and Flynn are equally guilty of that too. Locke's whole deal was talked about a lot prior in the topic, so I'd go through that if you are curious and have time to kill. I think most of it survived the site having a stroke from a while back; a few pages were lost, but most of the analyzing done about the character might've survived it at least.
  12. All I'm trying to say (and what I hope Shaddy was too) was that Ken outright admit that Locke was based off his father, and with that, you can infer that he was using the book to work through his issues. That's old news tho, and for the sake of safety, I'd say that it shouldn't be made into a big deal. Again. I admit to doing that in the past, but this topic is already on thin ice as it is.
  13. Welcome to my horrid realization about Ken using the book as a therapist that I made, like, last year. It is pretty awful to realize when you realize that, especially when one'd been a long time reader. As for the Brotherhood, despite when Ken recently tried to claim, they were never depicted as "shades of grey" and were only intended to be absolute paragons. From excusing the attempted murder of a 10 year old ("The Brotherhood looks after their own") to abusing their 'neutrality' in the Overlander-Mobian Great War ("You best not come back here Robotnik ancestor, you or your people! Or you'll deal with... things!") to look after Elias, then flagrantly telling the world to piss off during both Robotnik Wars. Always the excuses. Speaking of Elias, I'm not to surprised that Ken's retconned Alicia as the Knothole/Mobotropolis monarch (it was either that for try to use the name "King Max" on another character), but it wouldn't be the first time he's screwed up those characters. He basically forgot that Sally was a young child when Alicia and Elias went missing, yet didn't forgot he established that and had to make another excuse when Elias was drawn as a baby at the time when he should have been at least older than 5.
  14. No offense to Maverickdingo, but I'd rather wait and see if Ian actually gives a confirmation (unless he has already). But otherwise, yeah.... I gathered that from the freaking solicitation when they announced it? Even back then, I got Batgirl 2009 vibes, because it's final issue was just like that: full of flashforwards to stories the author wanted to tell but couldn't because of the Flashpoint reboot. What surprises me is that Archie would be willing to lose a pretty decent selling licenced book from Capcom, but seems to desperate to hold onto the license property from SEGA.
  15. Aside from (from what Ken thinks is) teenage drama, Lara isn't going to be portrayed as anything less than perfect. She'll get into the bet, go on the waterfall in her Sukini, meet Micheal, then win because she's inherited her father's Chaos Powers and is the new Chosen One who will save the civilization and possibly recreate the planet. That's pretty much how Ken writes, then and now. The only question is if Liendiva actually does something worth a sh*t to show that she's a villain. Despite her being on talking terms with Julie because "family forgives family, no matter what", which is such complete horse crap even without the idea that she basically mindraped Julie twice and tried to... kill her(?) on at least a few occasions.
  16. You wanna know what the sad part is about that first tweet? The fact that he referred Eggman as "Robo-Robotnik". Technically accurate, given Eggman's convoluted origin in the old continuity*, but just goes to show how little of a shit he gave about the franchise as a whole. No, it couldn't be Eggman, the Japanese surname that was used in Adventure onwards, it had to explicitly be mentioned that he was ROBO-Robotnik to emphasize that it was the character that Ken "created" back in the early issues. I still have no idea how he's able to own a copyright on characters named Robo-Robotnik and Evil Sonic the Hedgehog, especially when the latter was given more personality and a name/appearance change, that apparently brought more credability to his claim or something...? Of course, I have already mentioned how ludicrous the idea that the Dark Legion being any sort of sizable threat to the Eggman Empire was even before the creation of the Dark Egg Legion/Egg Bosses. Robotnik/Eggman poses a threat to the entire world, the Dark Legion barely can keep up a threat to Knuckles and was barely able to threaten Angel Island even before Bollers had the Eggman-backed Dingoes subjugate the Island and force the Legion into hiding. *Because it just wouldn't be simple to just bring back the original Robotnik in a new body, noooo it had to be a friggin' alternate universe doppleganger who holds no past connection the versions of the characters we've followed since the beginning. It's telling that Flynn only alluded to this stupid ass origin when he absolutely had to, like that flashback story where Naugus tells Eggman of when he met Robotnik in the Zone of Silence because Eggman barely knew who Naugus was at the time.
  17. I know that. But there was basically an easter egg in that Dear Abby story which implied that Rosie had a crush on Chuck in the form of a letter. Ken just didn't pass up the opprotunity to create more tediously boring relationships like the Knuckles/Julie one. Now THAT relationship during his pen was as dry as dirt and going nowhere fast until 25YL where Ken outright showed off "See, remember Lara-Su?! Proof that my Soul Touch relationship hoodoo really does work!"
  18. Unless I'm misremembering, it was originally Romy Chacon (coughGabriecough) who wrote that Not-Ask Abby story where that seed was planted; while Penders was planning on dedicating a full story to Amy & Bunnie making sure the date went well because Eggman might screw it up or something. I'll just say this when it comes to romance and the comic: I don't mind the romance. Yes, even with Sonic and Sally/Amy/Fiona (not Bunnie tho, that was just uncomfortable all around). It's just that A) most of the writers couldn't write romance worth crap (not Penders, not Bollers), and B ) even when they DID try, they had to shove it full of bland, awkward for the sake of awkward angst and drama. And even Ian couldn't help that as well in the end before the reboot. I have no idea why he thought a Monkey Khan/Sally/Sonic triangle would help strengthen Sally/Sonic, it just made things worse. It's telling that before Ian, the most convincing romance to come from another writer was from Angelo DeCesare, who friggin' started the Bunnie/Antoine romance.
  19. How could he not have a complete version of the story...? It's been 17 YEARS since the Image crossover came out in 19friggin'98! Even if he doesn't have all the little details locked, he should at least have had a series bible made up for it if he's been wanting it to be a movie/comic franchise for all this time! My ass it's on a TO DO list; it sounds like his creator owned project was going to be just as lazy as his Sonic & Knuckles stuff: writing mostly on the seat of his pants save for several details like "Bunnie & Antoine are arbitrarily going to get married in issue 300" or "Snively dies in issue whatever".
  20. I remember when I briefly bought the comic in the 120's, they had the subscription and back issues part of it, they still had offers for Sonic Live! despite the fact that Special came out before Endgame. It seemed that nobody could get rid of the stock they had. At least I think I did, it has been a long while. The Image crossover probably only sold well due to the Image portion, by fans ignorant of the fact that it was only made to be window dressing on Penders' own personal pet project that he hasn't touched since it crashed and burned after it's singular issue. Why he hasn't tried to bring Lost Ones back now that superheroes are huge thanks to the movies, that's what I want to know. As opposed to this oncoming train wreck that is the Mary Sue Lara-Su Chronicles. They're supposed to be connected anyhow right, or were, but might not because of time crash... Whatever.
  21. Well, for one thing, there's the fact that Tails' parents thought that it'd be a good idea for an immediate reform of the government whilst they were still in a large scale resistance against the guy who owned half the planet, how quickly they escalated things, how shockingly unsympathetic Sonic was for Tails' willingness to try anything to be close to his parents given that Sonic had the EXACT SAME THING HAPPEN TO HIM WHEN HE FOUND THEY WERE STILL ALIVE. Plus the aforementioned Fiona love triangle thing, which I forgot it was started by Penders or Flynn, but was really dumb regardless. Then it resulted in one of the biggest criticisms of the Flynn pre-SGW era: the Council and how much they just were a dead weight to everyone and everything. Even if the reboot button wasn't pushed and the story went into it's full conclusion, that would not have made up for the preceeding years of frustration. It honestly was almost as bad when Sonic and the Freedom Fighters were forced to go back to high school for a years worth of issues or so.
  22. Yeah, either that or the son had friends who had a Genesis with Sonic games. The issue is that, regardless, Ken claimed to have first hand knowledge of the series, which he'd later use to proclaim himself an expert on all things Sonic, even to this day. ...Despite the fact that IIRC, he once stated that he had never played a single game in the series. But I do remember the days when you could rent a console or VCR from a rental place (born in 89). But that just raises the question on why he didn't bother renting one or getting his kids to borrow a friend's system. I would also like to remind people to not make this about the Penders family personally. This pic is to serve as an example of Ken's previous work on the series, the laziness which was a part of it, and to point out his grossly inflated self importance to the franchise when evidence showed that he was not familiar with the games and had (IIRC) never really watched a whole episode of SatAM.
  23. I don't want to veer too much into the topic of the Penders family (we got a major warning about that awhile ago), but what I will say is that it seems like Ken had two boys, an older one and a younger one I believe was named Stephen. I ONLY bring this up because Stephen was the boy used in the infamous Sonic Live, where he and his cousin were sent to help Sonic fight the Council of Reeds Ricks Robotniks (yes, I'm aware that both were actually introduced years after that comic; surprised that Penders didn't claim stolen copyright about those) and show that it was SEGA America (coughwhiteguyscough) who created Sonic. The live action photographs didn't show Stephen playing a Genesis; the boy was shown to somehow have been playing Sonic with a TV remote. The photo wasn't even subtle in hiding that fact. So I'd call doubt into the Penders family even owning a Genesis at the time. When he made that movie pitch with his kids again, they were playing a Sonic collection on SOME kind of console, but that was years after the fact of his hiring.
  24. Sure he most likely didn't like it, but here's the thing. That doesn't really matter since the book was always at the mercy of it's licence holder. It'd be akin to, say hypothetically, a comic about Super Mario Bros came out after the first game became a smash hit. You'd have new characters and elements introduced as the games are released; maybe the comic allowed Wart to show up more. And it's akin to the Mario Bros cartoon, where Mario & Luigi are from Brooklyn, with an extended family. THEN! Yoshi's Island is released and, uh oh!, Mario & Luigi in the games are now born in the Mushroom Kingdom/World! Welp, gotta retcon the comic to match it. Writer isn't happy since it messes up his family history for Mario & Luigi, and that sucks... but he has to suck it up because, despite his feelings of entitlement to the book, he doesn't own the Mario Bros property. He never did, he never will. And he can either play by Nintendo's rules, or he can walk and a new writer can come on. The fact that Penders was able to make his claim and get his partial court success is because of Archie's shoddy contract bookkeeping. I have little doubt that the man knew that there was no way he could've reasonably been led to believe his characters were SEGA property, but he took advantage of a weakness and here we are.
  25. @JohnTheDreamer So you are going to go through the old issues? Just the main ones, and not the minis, Specials, Super Specials, or the Knuckles book? Be prepared to be lost, as the mythology about the Echidnas will annoyingly be vitally important to the main book all the way to the old continuity's end. You will need to read the Knuckles book (and preceeding mini) to know who many of the antagonists are. You will need at least need the final Super Special to get the whole story for the Sonic Adventure "adaptation". And be prepared to for bad art, especially when Ron Lim becomes a regular penciller. When you get to Flynn's run, you'll probably also want to get access to Sonic Universe, since that's just as important as the main book. If you are not able to read the old Specials/Super Specials... then that would probably be for the best (unless you want the full story for the aforementioned SA adaptation). Because I think your enthusiasm for the book would probably be dimmed by the likes of Sonic Live, Sonic/Image: Parallel Paradigm, Sally McAcorn, and Naugus Games amongst so many others. Main book series is going to be bad enough.
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