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50 minutes ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Also, in that Bumblekast post, Ian also mentions that Fleetway might (a BIG might) show up later. Not holding my breath, but something I'm glad he mentions.

Daaamn, IDW be gettin busy with the broad licensing, don't they?

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59 minutes ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Also, in that Bumblekast post, Ian also mentions that Fleetway might (a BIG might) show up later. Not holding my breath, but something I'm glad he mentions.

In what context? Characters? Reprints? What?

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Late to the discussion but re: "they shouldn't have announced two worlds if it isn't gonna be relevant in-universe anyway," didn't we find out about it completely by accident? As far as I can remember it wasn't acknowledged by official sources until very recent interviews.

Frankly I'm not sure what to believe (I figured "two worlds" was a post-'06 kind of deal), but I guess it could sort of explain Sonic X (and even the OVA, albeit in a very different form) doing it seemingly randomly. But it was easy to wave it off as something thought up by the show's staff to justify Sonic needing to live with Chris, and set up for the eventual goodbyes.

Like I've said before I'm not even bothered by the idea, what does bother me is that regardless of whether it's an old or newish concept, it's very strange to me that it was NEVER alluded to in all those years--in-story or not. Like, the best time to at least off-handily mention "oh yeah it's kind of the same deal in the games" would have been, y'know, when Sonic X was new? Again, I don't know what to believe, but considering how weirdly they've handled this franchise since arguably the beginning......yeah, I can almost believe it.

Imagine the chaos if someone like Oshima or Naka came out with "yeah we thought of Eggman as being from another world" and it wasn't a SoA/E invention after all, lol.

1 hour ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Also, in that Bumblekast post, Ian also mentions that Fleetway might (a BIG might) show up later. Not holding my breath, but something I'm glad he mentions.

This would be kinda ironic after Archie "won" over StC back in the day. Also...yeah, seconding Panda, in what context was he talking about?

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1 hour ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

The question didn't say. Just some Fleetway things. Ian DID mention that he really wants to use the Metallix, and he has permission from Nigel Kitching to use them.

Doesn't Sega have that "only one Metal Sonic" mandate they would have to circumnavigate to use something like the Metallix?

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If Fleetway characters make it in, that would be one hell of a revival. Although I doubt it would happen.

If they do tho, I could definitely see that as a sign that Fleetway characters aren’t the only things that might make a return in the possible future. 

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15 minutes ago, Tenko said:

Doesn't Sega have that "only one Metal Sonic" mandate they would have to circumnavigate to use something like the Metallix?

Easy, just make Metallix a unique character separate from Metal.

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21 minutes ago, Tenko said:

Doesn't Sega have that "only one Metal Sonic" mandate they would have to circumnavigate to use something like the Metallix?

Sonic Mania offers a compelling workaround. 

 

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I would do anything for Metal Sonic having an adorable army of Silver Sonics to be a thing in IDW.

Also yeah it doesn't seem too hard to work around that, if anything I'm not sure why that had to be a mandate in the first place because it made more sense to call Shard a Mecha Sonic anyway since...that's what that character's original form was called (albeit mistakenly...).

I'd love to see Mecha Sonic actually, I always liked that design a lot. I'm sad it was only ever used once in the games and beyond that only had, what, a flashback cameo in post-reboot Archie?

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5 hours ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Also, in that Bumblekast post, Ian also mentions that Fleetway might (a BIG might) show up later. Not holding my breath, but something I'm glad he mentions.

Yep. He does talk about Fleetway in the BumbleKast episode. He also answers a Ken Penders related question right afterwards.

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Q: I don’t suppose there might be any Fleetway’s Sonic the Comic hidden in the IDW  Sonic run?

A: Maybe? Not initially, because like I said before, we're trying to define the book as the IDW Sonic. It needs to stand on its own two feet before we start going crazy with references to other incarnations of Sonic over the years. That and the last time there was any kind of Fleetway nod in the Archie book it had some really nastly blowback. So might wanna dodge that minefield, but I’m always tempted because Nigel Kitching said I could use Metallix, and I want to but I know its more complicated than that but I want to so bad.

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Q: Something has been on my mind lately, do you think the whole debacle with Ken Penders contributed to Archie and SEGA not continuing their relationship? I understand that was years later, but the ripple effect of the reboot must've hurt a lot.

A: No. It had no--it--it didn't help things, but it was not a major contributing factor. The reboot happened, it sucked at the time, but we were rolling full steam ahead and just other stuff happened. And here we are.

 

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Oh yeah, I remember that Nigel would let Flynn use the Metallix plot, but Sega only wants Metal Sonic to stay singular; just one Metal Sonic.

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1 hour ago, Conquering Storm's Servant said:

Metal Sonic using drone warfare.

And here I thought giving Thunderbolt a Phantom Ruby would make for a terrifyingly awesome antagonist.

Eggman having his robotisisor (or however you spell it) on drones and Buzz Bombers. He'd force most of the population underground, so he could rule everything above. 

Anyone who ventures outside looking for supplies is fair game. 

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2 hours ago, Celestia said:

I would do anything for Metal Sonic having an adorable army of Silver Sonics to be a thing in IDW.

Also yeah it doesn't seem too hard to work around that, if anything I'm not sure why that had to be a mandate in the first place because it made more sense to call Shard a Mecha Sonic anyway since...that's what that character's original form was called (albeit mistakenly...).

I'd love to see Mecha Sonic actually, I always liked that design a lot. I'm sad it was only ever used once in the games and beyond that only had, what, a flashback cameo in post-reboot Archie?

You and me both! I was a bit let down they didn't bring him back as a boss or even a backdrop item in Generations in Sky Sanctuary. He was in that Lego Dimensions DLC Sonic Pack thing as a boss tho wasn't he? Where it goes through all the old versions of Metal Sonic.

I would love to see that version back in the games, maybe Mania 2 could be a good excuse. He's the only Metal Sonic type unit to be able to turn into an almost super form using the Master Emerald too, and that was wicked crazy back in the day when you got up to that boss fight. Knocking him down then the feign, backpedal and BAM Super Mecha Sonic. Blew my little kid mind.

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So let me guess... It's Eggman VS Shadow and Sonic might actually be on Eggman's side??? Tbh I don't mind if Shadow makes some "cruel actions", I like his evil personality when balanced.

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Just now, Jack the Maniac said:

So let me guess... It's Eggman VS Shadow and Sonic might actually be on Eggman's side??? Tbh I don't mind if Shadow makes some "cruel actions", I like his evil personality when balanced.

Maybe Shadow will end up trying to kill the doctor and Sonic has to intervene. 

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Also this:

Additionally, IDW has also listed a special Sonic the Hedgehog #1-4 Box Set that as the name implies, will contain the first four issues as well as another “very special sketch variant of Sonic the Hedgehog #1”. Yes, you read that correctly, yet another variant of issue #1 bringing the total to 9! IDW is definitely going all out with this launch! The set will be available June 13th for an SRP of $24.99.

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52 minutes ago, RedFox99 said:

Maybe Shadow will end up trying to kill the doctor and Sonic has to intervene. 

That's what I think, kind of cool actually, they will talk about why heroes don't kill and Shadow's lack of morality, probably, would be nice to address these themes.

Edit: The description mentions Rouge And the Chaotix too.

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On 3/19/2018 at 5:48 PM, knuckles20 said:

There’s no reason they can’t do both. Not trying to start anything but I find it odd you perceive SEGA having an overall preference for newcomers over long time fans given their recent tactics. 

I mean outside of Mania (Which was produced by indie developers hired by Sega), they haven't released much in the last few years other than the BOOM games (Only the third was really good) and Forces, which seemed to point towards people are not fans yet but they hope will soo be.

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8 hours ago, antyep said:

Oh yeah, I remember that Nigel would let Flynn use the Metallix plot, but Sega only wants Metal Sonic to stay singular; just one Metal Sonic.

Which is kind of a shame because you could easily tie Metallix into Neo Metal/Metal Overlord. He could as said use other Robot Sonics as his legion and boom you got an epic story.

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3 hours ago, Marco9966 said:

Sheesh, it looks like Flynn's first priority is to push characters as fast as possible, in a way that results in minimal hate-mail.

Step 1: Start with Amy, Knuckles and other essential.
Step 2: Add Blaze to apologize for her absence in Forces and new character before some accuses you for lack of anything new.
Step 3: Quickly add Shadow before his fandom burns something and balance him with Chaotix, for those who prefer goofier characters.
Step 4: Big the Cat (you know, probably)
Step 5: Keep going like this till hell freezes or comic cancellation.

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Perhaps it's to establish the universe, and then introduce new deep lore and characters special to the IDW comic.

I noticed that each issue has an artist, and not each arc:

Issue 1: Tracey Yardley

Issue 2: Adam Bryce Thomas

Issue 3: Jen Hernandez

Issue 4: Evan Stanley

Issue 5: Jamal Peppers

Issue 6: Tracey Yardley

I wonder if they will keep it like that

It's still the first 6 issues.

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