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  1. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    I did not enjoy Archie Megaman's adaptions...story wasn't strong, too repeating, and had too much going on with bad pacing. Heard Ian was going to change the formula later but it ended before that so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sonic's adaption is a hit-or-miss, personally disliked unleashed but Fighters was fun, was looking forward to Colors pre-cancellation. I think adaptions will work if handled correctly, if the writer can keep what was good in the game in the comic and make it better. Guess we just have to see how IDW does.
  2. I use the term "mobians" but only when talking to English-speakers, because that is what the majority of the fandom calls them and it creates confusion if not used. When I talk to Japanese fans, depends much on the situation and conversation but I call them "civilians" "resident" and other such term used for humans, or just name of the animal species in katakana. I specify when talking about Humans, small animals, and real animals. I think they're fine with that. I'm personally okay with that too.
  3. Bean Is NOT A Duck

    Japan commonly use English term to sound cool, so it isn't weird if they used "Ducks" instead of "Ahiru" in the title. Given "Duck" is a very common and simple word, I suppose they chose "Dux" on purpose. Maybe it was a joke on "Ducks" and "Dux" pronounced and spelled the same (because hey latin is awesome), or they didn't want to put "Ducks" and misspelled it to look cool. Either way that could mean they were originally ducks to avoid creating a ripoff of Woody, then changed their mind and made Bean into a woodpecker.
  4. Pretty much what's said in the second image... It makes sense for them to use SSMB4-like design because it was the newest appearance of Megaman. But Megaman never change his appearance. It breaks the tradition too much.Reminds me of Mighty for some reason... Until additional findings, I imagine it as concept art for SSMB. They may have wanted to make Megaman's special weapon more visually interesting, but decided to be more loyal to the original.
  5. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    In general, I believe they are only popular if they're the mascot type or very humanoid "gijinka" type. From what I've heard, the unpopularity of Sonic is a result of various factors. Like consoles at the time, games available, the "western" style, the game play in general, etc...
  6. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Hmm, do SEGA want to develop stuff about the Sol Dimension and Blaze by themselves? Maybe they didn't want Archie to develop things first...But they did let Archie do whatever they want with Silver's timeline (but then, his world is all over the place and changes so much).
  7. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    I think the stunt is "including homosexual/bisexual relationship in Sonic", and usually adding representation for lgbt and minority is a great deal for many people. I think they're saying using Sally who has mixed reputation (I heard she was considered writer's pet before reboot? Even post-SGW I remember people annoyed at Ian's "attempt" at making her likable by adding very minor flaws*) for something that usually has positive reaction and influence from fans had mixed reactions. * I think it was when the Sky Patrol was attacked and she was shown to be nervous. Also bad at cooking. Either here or on Tumblr, I saw people complain Sally is never given a fatal flaw or important negative trait like the other members have.
  8. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    If there was a detailed post of how my favorite character is s**t and should be eliminated from existence, my first reaction would be amusement and surprise that someone had that much dedication to write it. I will be a little upset because I am a human being, but as an adult I would just say "ok" and move on. It's just someone's opinion after all. It's not like if I didn't disagree and argue back the character will be confirmed officially useless (or officially erased from games, but in Amy's case she's already half-erased with the other friends so eeeh). But if they said the next game is/would be a failure and not worth playing if Amy appears, then I would disagree because that is more of an assumption to me: something THEY believe to be fact when it's not. I would say "You haven't played the game yet, you haven't seen the story and graphic fully, but the game sucks because of one character?" If the game did come out, and they played or saw it, then said the game wasn't worth playing because Amy appeared, then I would take that as opinion and say "ok".
  9. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    I dunno if that is a good comparison, because you’re comparing one character with a group of characters. Also it’s hard to put a comic company and the official company in the same level. People have the right to be angry and argue that certain characters are/ aren't important and the comic is or is not the same without it, and the right to read or not read the comic. But there are those already claiming the comic isn't worth reading without certain characters. Of course there's also the people who say the FF sucks and don't deserve coming back, or somewhere along those lines. That is mean too. Both is personal opinion, a speculation because we don't even know what the new comic would look like. We need to read the comic to actually see. I do feel sorry for those who miss the FF, and if IDW decide to include them again then that's great for them. I just want to emphasize that, as much as Archie’s FF has been a great memory of many, Sonic is capable of succeeding without them as long as SEGA and IDW does it right. I just want to get that part through.
  10. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Also depends on how much is considered venomous. I intended to give an opinion to those saying the FF is crucial to the IDW comics success, but if that sounded harmful then I need to apologize.
  11. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Well, given how much "straightforward" companies are (I'm looking at you Archie...), I'm guessing they will hire Ian. If they did, there is much possibility of the FF coming back. The only wall would be SEGA not liking the FF. IDW is strong and should be able to discuss stuff, but the FF was something that SEGA wanted gone and only managed to survived with restriction (right?) because Archie fought for it. I don't know how it works but will IDW be willing to do the same, and to what extent?
  12. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    I posted earlier but if people want the new comic to import and go on with where Archie left off, they may need the same writers to fully revive and continue the Archie's Sonic-universe to it's potential and as people liked it. Since SEGA claims "new direction" this seem unlikely. The other and easiest for them but annoying to certain fans is to starting it fresh on a clean slate, Satam and old media characters possible if allowed and wanted by SEGA and IDW. The in-between compromise is to import some characters and stuff and do a "reboot" of the world. That makes me wonder. If IDW did recycle SOME ideas from Archie but changed the other, how much change are you guys ok with? For example will you guys be ok with only the main FF present with their current design but different backstory and personality, other FFs either not existing or as minor background characters? Each Eggbosses exist, but as normal villains or even friends instead of working under Eggman? Honey not being a founder of a fashion brand and being a normal cosplay girl (I know she's based on the original Honey but let's say SEGA/IDW ignores)?
  13. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    I don't hate them, but I never grew up with them and they came from a westernized Sonic media that is different from what I like about Sonic. So it is hard to care. I understand people have much devotion to them, but it's hard to fully understand some people's claim of "The comic will fail unless FF is in! Without the FF, everything will be bland and boring!" I think there are various ways to show expression. Crying is the most obvious way to express sadness for example but some people don't cry. Yet they are not all one-dimensional because they have other ways to show expression, and the way they express or not express themselves tell who they are. Like how Sonic looks devastated, falls on his knees and slam his fist to the floor when Elise died in 06. He didn't cry, but he showed much emotion there.
  14. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    I think it is impossible to write/expand a Sonic story with ONLY (modern) game-characters unless including characters like the people around the world in Unleashed or the random mobians from Forces. Or else you can't expand outside what's told in the game. I can see how IDW can work with FF and old media characters gone, but no OCs will be very hard. SEGA should know that, and if not IDW can tell them that. I think SEGA should be fine with OCs...just not past materials.
  15. IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Did SEGA actually say the comic will be game-only? I know adaptions that only used stuff from the game and still managed to be good by interpreting and expanding them. So I am not so worried, but that is surprising. They learn something with Archie? I think this discussion is over, but I want to post my opinion...I agree that the new comic does not have to have all the Archie “baggage”: the Eggboss, the “Hooligans” team, various freedom fighter and their background, etc etc… I would see it more as poor and lazy effort. They should want people to see and enjoy “IDW Sonic”, not “Archie Sonic renamed to IDW Sonic”. I think it's better to start fresh with their version of Freedom Fighters, new OCs and scrapped game characters. If Ian and the crew manage to get hired and continue their story that's totally fine. But if not even a reference can risk fans only looking at Archie’s nostalgia and critique the new comic based on them than looking at the creativity IDW may be able to offer.