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31 minutes ago, VEDJ-F said:

Forget Big, Cream and Omega, I don't think anyone except Sonic and the Chaotix are said to appear in that issue. It's a worse cover to story ratio for characters than even StH#258. 

Yeah, I was getting ready to say, what issue is this even for?

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Jon Gray was perhaps my least favourite artist on Archie Sonic. His work wasn't bad so much as it really, really didn't suit both the Sonic style and the tone of the Archie series. It just felt weird reading the issues with his art, and it often looked extremely messy.

However, this cover, looks lovely. It looks like Gray so far will be the most removed from the other artists in terms of style, but this time it looks like it is inkeeping with the book. I actually really adore the cover, it's just a nice joyful burst of colour and personality emminating from it.

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Actually, just noticed, but, well, um... Amy and Tangle seem to be swearing on the cover, having the 2 fingers from the back of the hand rather than the front. I believe that isn't a swear in the USA, but in the UK, it can be. The Left 4 Dead 2 cover had to be changed for the UK because of this. Will this effect issue #16 in the UK?

Funny how this isn't the first time to happen. I believe Sonic Rush Adventure got rated 12+ in the UK because Marine says "bugger" in it, which again is considered a swear here.

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18 minutes ago, silvereye27 said:

Jon Gray was perhaps my least favourite artist on Archie Sonic. His work wasn't bad so much as it really, really didn't suit both the Sonic style and the tone of the Archie series. It just felt weird reading the issues with his art, and it often looked extremely messy.

However, this cover, looks lovely. It looks like Gray so far will be the most removed from the other artists in terms of style, but this time it looks like it is inkeeping with the book. I actually really adore the cover, it's just a nice joyful burst of colour and personality emminating from it.

Yeah, I sorta agree. He wasn't my least favorite (those go to Ron Lim, Many Hands, and Chris Allen) but his Animesque style did clash a bit with Sonic. Especially in moments like this:

Image result for sonic the slap

I don't loathe this particular issue like most Archie fans do (in fact, I have a bit of a soft spot for it), but even I agree it wasn't really fitting, and it just made the scene outright laughable.

Luckily, I agree that he has improved (since Ian's gone on board) and made the designs actually feel more like Sonic.

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Personally I've always been a fan of his cartoony style. I think he manages to make his style work for drama pretty well 144 and that one Scourge backup immediately spring to mind.

I can see why he's not everyone's cup of tea but I love his wild crazy style especially it came in at a point when the book had like next to no personality in its art.

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7 hours ago, StaticMania said:

Cream and Cheese fans? Incredible.

If there was no room, that's believable.

Positive addressment.

 

4 hours ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

"Everyone I care about is on that cover! YAY!"

"But Cream is miss-"

"EVERYONE I CARE ABOUT! WHOOO~!"

Sorry Cream. I'm so mean. I don't hate you. I promise.

There's fans for just about anyone and anything, so hush. 

 

It was gonna come up anyway since literally hero character plus Whisper, each Wisp, and two random Chao are on there. 

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1 hour ago, DabigRG said:

 

There's fans for just about anyone and anything, so hush. 

I didn't say there weren't. Plus, I added that addendum at the end for a reason. I just really wanted to make that mean joke. If it were anyone else, they wouldn't have apologized like I did anyway, so don't tell me to hush.

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Just now, StaticMania said:

What do ya mean "Plus Whisper"...as if she's an extra...

The problems are real.

Because the focus was on the game cast. I was simply trying to emphasize just how many characters are on that cover. 

Also Rule of Three. 

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3 minutes ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

I didn't say there weren't. Plus, I added that addendum at the end for a reason. I just really wanted to make that mean joke. If it were anyone else, they wouldn't have apologized like I did anyway, so don't tell me to hush.

*Imagine comedic I'm watching you gif here*

Two birds, one loaf. 

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I love Grey's work, but I will also be the first to admit he got tabbed to do a handful of issues he had no business drawing for. His campy, cartoony style always brought a smile to my face, and he does great work with character gags, but there were some issues that focused on an emotional gut-punch scene whereas his take just stuck out like a sore thumb. There is no reason one of the other artists shouldn't have been substituted to tackle the obvious outliners.

 

 

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6 hours ago, silvereye27 said:

Jon Gray was perhaps my least favourite artist on Archie Sonic. His work wasn't bad so much as it really, really didn't suit both the Sonic style and the tone of the Archie series. It just felt weird reading the issues with his art, and it often looked extremely messy.

However, this cover, looks lovely. It looks like Gray so far will be the most removed from the other artists in terms of style, but this time it looks like it is inkeeping with the book. I actually really adore the cover, it's just a nice joyful burst of colour and personality emminating from it.

Jon Gray was your least fave really? His style did bring a breath of fresh air compared the stiff art of Penders , Many Hands and Ron Lim, and in his Defense his style was cartoony which better fits Sonic then the artist who had no Idea how to draw animal cartoons, (looking at you Dave Manek and Al Bigley)

 

But I do agree his style often didn't dit the Tone of some of the stories , even hé seems to agree with that when you Read his rather ""this wasnt good"" comments when hé first Worked on the Infamous Sally-Slaps-Sonic issue, honestly trough the poor commucation between the artist and writers was a common problem back then. The quality control was horrible and statt didn't pay attention if one style fit a story.

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Something interesting that Ian said in his latest BumbleKast (in response to a question asking if anything big's planned for Rough & Tumble) is that there's a big turning point for the characters in issue 15.
 

Spoiler

They are definitely getting robozombified. Bet.

 

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