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The Team Sonic Racing tie-in had some nice concept art and an interview in the back. The actual comic--EHHHH, the art was nice! The dialogue and story itself was horrendous.  I'm sorry, there's no freakin' excuse for this.  None of the characters sounded like each other...more like caricatures of their selves. x_X  The writing doesn't have to be great but...heck, I'll take Penders over this!  If this is a first attempt at writing a comic, I can see why the result was the way it was but...why? Why didn't they just have Ian write the adaptation along with the regular series?  It's just kinda strange to me,  that's all.. 

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4 minutes ago, SatAMhog said:

The Team Sonic Racing tie-in had some nice concept art and an interview in the back. The actual comic--EHHHH, the art was nice! The dialogue and story itself was horrendous.  I'm sorry, there's no freakin' excuse for this.  None of the characters sounded like each other...more like caricatures of their selves. x_X  The writing doesn't have to be great but...heck, I'll take Penders over this!  If this is a first attempt at writing a comic, I can see why the result was the way it was but...why? Why didn't they just have Ian write the adaptation along with the regular series?  It's just kinda strange to me,  that's all.. 

Either this really was a way of trying out new blood or he simply didn't want to do it.

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1 minute ago, SatAMhog said:

 

That's a strange way of trying new blood! 😕  I would bet on the latter unfortunately...

Hey, it really could've boiled down to "Write a cheesey tie-in comic to a blatantly not all that serious spinoff game."

And where would Sonic be without some cheese?

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The TSR promotional comic was actually okay. Not good, not bad... just okay. I mean, I didn't expected much out of it. Sonic isn't Shakespeare, there for it was acceptable. The premise was simple, the characters had their cheesy one liners. This is Sonic... more or less.   

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25 minutes ago, DabigRG said:

He does have queues from Dr. Zachary as well.

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Well, to be fair, so did Finitevus. Both are white-furred echidnas, both are enemies to Knuckles, both are omnicidal maniacs, and both are obviously doctors. My personal headcannon is that Finitevus's first name is Zachary.

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1 hour ago, Sonic Fan J said:

Well, then, having the influences revealed what type of trouble should we expect this white mammal of an egg laying genus to bring to the story?

What would he win if he brings back Eggman?

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11 hours ago, SatAMhog said:

The Team Sonic Racing tie-in had some nice concept art and an interview in the back. The actual comic--EHHHH, the art was nice! The dialogue and story itself was horrendous.  I'm sorry, there's no freakin' excuse for this.  None of the characters sounded like each other...more like caricatures of their selves. x_X  The writing doesn't have to be great but...heck, I'll take Penders over this!  If this is a first attempt at writing a comic, I can see why the result was the way it was but...why? Why didn't they just have Ian write the adaptation along with the regular series?  It's just kinda strange to me,  that's all.. 

I think "Horrendous" is a bit of an overstatement honestly. Also this is definitely not Caleb's first comic. He's done several issues of TMNT Amazing Adventures (Which according to TMNT Entity were meh) a TMNT Funko Pop comic and a Power Rangers SPD story in this year's MMPR Annual. The SPD one is the only one of his works outside of this that I read and honestly I enjoyed that one just fine.  

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So seems that Starline is really inspired by Finitevus and Zachary. That's really awesome.

 

About what he would "win" by restoring Eggman, I'm not sure that he really want to win anything. I see two big possibility, especially

- Either he is interested by Eggman directly, but more like he is interested with how much trouble a simple man can bring, how he can always get back to do more stuff, etc.

- Either he is interested by "anomy/chaos", and likes when stuff degenerate, and that see Egman as the best to bring that kind of things.

 

In both case, I think he isn't really interested by personal gain, and that's the vibes of him being inspired by Finitevus gives to me. Someone that is a trouble-bringer but doesn't search to gain anything.

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20 hours ago, kimplix said:

God I love the first and last covers of thesecovers-min.thumb.png.bf225e1f6b43b885879840513b14c32e.png

 

They made a cover just with the design references of the new character? Really? That's ridiculous lmao

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So, it's confirmed that Starline is inspired by Finitevus, that could lead to something, what if their plans are alike as well?

Finitevus infused Knuckles with chaos energy for him to become Enerjak, What if Starline infuses Eggman with phantom ruby energy, for him to become:

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2 hours ago, Sonic Fan J said:

Well, then, having the influences revealed what type of trouble should we expect this white mammal of an egg laying genus to bring to the story?

I'm still betting on him being

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from the future.

2 hours ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Well, to be fair, so did Finitevus. Both are white-furred echidnas, both are enemies to Knuckles, both are omnicidal maniacs, and both are obviously doctors. My personal headcannon is that Finitevus's first name is Zachary.

Was he confirmed as being the direct inspiration by Dub?

1 hour ago, Marco9966 said:

What would he win if he brings back Eggman?

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The Robotnik family name being associated with Fear and Chaos?

8 minutes ago, NikoS said:

So, it's confirmed that Starline is inspired by Finitevus, that could lead to something, what if their plans are alike as well?

Finitevus infused Knuckles with chaos energy for him to become Enerjak, What if Starline infuses Eggman with phantom ruby energy, for him to become:

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Ohhoho, foq! :joy: 

43 minutes ago, Kazhnuz said:

So seems that Starline is really inspired by Finitevus and Zachary. That's really awesome.

 

About what he would "win" by restoring Eggman, I'm not sure that he really want to win anything. I see two big possibility, especially

- Either he is interested by Eggman directly, but more like he is interested with how much trouble a simple man can bring, how he can always get back to do more stuff, etc.

- Either he is interested by "anomy/chaos", and likes when stuff degenerate, and that see Egman as the best to bring that kind of things.

 

In both case, I think he isn't really interested by personal gain, and that's the vibes of him being inspired by Finitevus gives to me. Someone that is a trouble-bringer but doesn't search to gain anything.

 

39 minutes ago, SBR2 said:

I mean Starline talked about how he made his career out of studying Eggman. 

It sounds like he's a psychotic psychologist. 

 That too.

20 minutes ago, Korke said:

They made a cover just with the design references of the new character? Really? That's ridiculous lmao

I know right? :lol:

And we thought they were being shameless with friggin Tangle.

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5 hours ago, Korke said:

They made a cover just with the design references of the new character? Really? That's ridiculous lmao

Well don't buy that cover then? I really don't see the problem. 

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OK, I noticed there's a new Bumblekast up. 4/6 Questions about IDW:

I don't have time to watch it rn, but I just glanced at the video description and the last question was...uh...pretty aggressive.

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At around #48:51: "Curious to know which of the Supposed 'Mandates' by Sega you actually intend to obey, since you've broken every single one you've mentioned in the past. You'd think SEGA would be pretty pissed at you adding characters to the lore who don't exist, as per their so-called "mandate"?" 

While trying to locate the timestamp I think I heard Ian debunking the "Ian is lying about mandates to look good" rumor.

EDIT: Alright I just listened to that one section while working. I was wrong, he was debunking the accusation that he was sneaking ideas and characters not approved by SEGA. 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, KoDaiko said:

OK, I noticed there's a new Bumblekast up. 4/6 Questions about IDW:

I don't have time to watch it rn, but I just glanced at the video description and the last question was...uh...pretty aggressive.

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At around #48:51: "Curious to know which of the Supposed 'Mandates' by Sega you actually intend to obey, since you've broken every single one you've mentioned in the past. You'd think SEGA would be pretty pissed at you adding characters to the lore who don't exist, as per their so-called "mandate"?" 

While trying to locate the timestamp I think I heard Ian debunking the "Ian is lying about mandates to look good" rumor.

EDIT: Alright I just listened to that one section while working. I was wrong, he was debunking the accusation that he was sneaking ideas and characters not approved by SEGA. 

 

 

I hope down the road he can work it out with SEGA and include  location names and maps.

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