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13 minutes ago, Sonic Fan J said:

You know @DabigRG reading your detailed analysis of Whisper (good read by the way) got me thinking of my own little theory.

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It obviously doesn't work in any capacity unfortunately due to Infinite being off limits and all, but I now find myself playing with the idea of Whisper having been a member of the Jackal Squad. Sure she's a wolf but considering all of the theories involving the Avatar/Buddy that were going around influencing my thoughts right now it's still a possibility I could see working.

 

Oh, thanks!

It was supposed to be more of a brisk assessment like the previous two, but unfortunately, I don't feel strongly enough about Whisper subjectively to really do that.

Also, it's a leftover habit from other things I've been writing lately.

As for your theory,

Spoiler

I think lax or someone else had a similar thought.

After all, we never see the Jackal Squad in game and the ones we see in the tie-in comics are mainly basic dopplegangers who could either be retconned in design or be passed off as just a segment of Infinite's mercenary group.

 

And yes, that extra correlation with Buddy would be cheeky.

 

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Unexpected part 2, to the GUN/Team Dark Question on the bumblecast.

The question was

" Well ok if they don't work for gun, are they contract workers "

He has no idea , its undefined and is one of the reasons why he's going to avoid as much as he can the two worlds thing in the book.

 

Also for all who care, tangle is around sonic's size.

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Issue 16th confirmed to be delayed but we'll still get the Tangle Whisper issue #0 this month and it's FREE.

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So this means we're getting three Sonic comics in May if things go to plan. May 1st for the Sonic Annual, May 8th for #16, and 29th May for #17.

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Okay, time to do these two longer-than-I-expected simultaneously:

On 3/23/2019 at 11:58 AM, DabigRG said:

So, what do ya'll think of each of the original characters and how they've been used & developed thus far? What do you hope to see happen and/or progress with them in the future?

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On 3/23/2019 at 10:03 PM, DabigRG said:

3.Lanolin *

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Lanolin the Sheep* is unique among these IDW OCs in that, unlike even her counterpart, she was seemingly never meant to be much of an affecting character in her own right. She was confirmed to be only identified as a "Villager" in the second issue's script, with no specifications made as to her name, appearance, or even gender. She just happened to end up being a sheep girl with horns in an orange & blue dress in the final pencils.

So what got her where she is primarily due to her cute and unique design. Though it may also help that she had underplayed prominence in one of the best issues, as well as being first seen as one of the background civilians on the cover. Either way, she exists in that form simply because the artist of that issue, Adam Bryce Thomas, decided to get creative with some of the extra designs. He even later gave her a name on a fun scribble of her when he saw how people took to her.

And of course, that pretty much outlines why I liked the character. While the buildup to the IDW comic's release via solicits and other marketing was a mixed and somewhat controversial time, seeing this timid ewe on the main cover of Issue 2 was a small positive. In addition to liking the design, Lanolin is a product and example of the creativity and perhaps even passion  a series like this can have in various forms--done for the art, you might say. And it has been appreciated, as fans have apparently given her something of a following. Also, I think I recall her having a cameo in the first issue of the current arc, being company to Amy no less? I don't know if that could be a small hint that she could get a proper hire for the book and I doubt it, but that's fine.

*No, not that one.

On 3/23/2019 at 10:03 PM, DabigRG said:

5. Scruffy *

Elder Scruffy was the presumed mayor of Windmill Village, where Dr. Eggman ended up following the Phantom Ruby War.  Wise, polite, and compassionate, the old goat nonetheless took the dictator into custody due to his infamy across Sonic's World. But, upon seeing him broken out of his cell just to reinforce it, plus the precaution of watching him over the course of several days, the village realized that he was suffering from amnesia and was no longer egomaniacal, bombastic, and dangerous. Thus, they renamed him Mr. Tinker and accepted him as a helpful member of their village.

Eventually, the Chaotic Detective Agency and later Sonic followed a lead that brought there to investigate the doctor's current condition. After interacting with him themselves, protecting the village from a Badnik Horde attack, and protecting him from Team Dark before seeing his version of Egg Man Land, they eventually conceded to let Mr. Tinker live in peace. Unfortunately, Tinker would later be abducted by Rough & Tumble, be restored to his former identity as Eggman by Dr. Starline, and then send the Skunk Bros. back with weapons to take over the village a week later so they could take revenge on Sonic. Scruffy himself was tied up in a tree, where he would be found by Sonic & Tails and help the later free his villages from the community center while the Unbreakable Bond deal with the mercenaries.

Perhaps the most notable thing about Scruffy from an out of universe perspective is the minor controversy that started more or less with his introduction. While I first noticed this in the previous issue, Scruffy was the official start of the Ol No Name trend that the comic's first arc was criticized for. I believe and mostly agree that the reason this is is due to how despite being a specific character with a particular design and role within Issue 5, the elder was never given a name when he introduced himself. He may have been relatively minor in the overall story arc, but Scruffy was also a distinct figure in an issue that had a very significant development for it. As a character in himself, he's alright--he had a simple role a play in a somewhat complex context and he played it well by being ultimately forgiving, yet initially skeptical.

On 4/15/2019 at 11:22 AM, Shadowlax said:

 

Also for all who care, tangle is around sonic's size.

Keh.

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I was just thinking, switching companion characters for Sonic per issue has usually been written with the most mundane of handwaves, but for going from issue 15 to 16 it actually is a lot more reasonable. After all, Sonic is infected with something he has no clue what it is so he can't carry Amy out of the base while he rushes for Tails for some desperately needed knowhow. It's not just a narrative handwave/convenience , but something that makes logical sense on it's own.

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34 minutes ago, Sonic Fan J said:

I was just thinking, switching companion characters for Sonic per issue has usually been written with the most mundane of handwaves, but for going from issue 15 to 16 it actually is a lot more reasonable. After all, Sonic is infected with something he has no clue what it is so he can't carry Amy out of the base while he rushes for Tails for some desperately needed knowhow. It's not just a narrative handwave/convenience , but something that makes logical sense on it's own.

I mean...I guess that makes sense. Yeah, that's fairly logical.

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Solicitations for July, featuring StH #19 and Tangle and Whisper #1! 

 

StH #19

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Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Ryan Jampole (c)

"Crisis City, Part 1"! Eggman's reign of terror continues! Sonic races to help Team Dark rescue civilians from a major city, but his own Metal Virus infection is getting worse! Outnumbered, how long can Sonic outrun the inevitable? And who else will fall?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover B by Lamar Wells & Reggie Graham

StH: Tangle and Whisper #1

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Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a & c)

Tangle the Lemur's got a problem: there's not enough action in her life! Whisper the Wolf's also got a problem: she's hunting down an incredibly dangerous enemy named Sonic the Hedgehog! Can Tangle and Whisper help each other solve their problems, or will they just make things worse?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover B by Nathalie Fourdraine

Guess some people's fears that Sonic's infection would be solved super quickly were unfounded after all.

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34 minutes ago, Rabbit Ears CC14 said:

Solicitations for July, featuring StH #19 and Tangle and Whisper #1! 

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StH #19

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Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Ryan Jampole (c)

"Crisis City, Part 1"! Eggman's reign of terror continues! Sonic races to help Team Dark rescue civilians from a major city, but his own Metal Virus infection is getting worse! Outnumbered, how long can Sonic outrun the inevitable? And who else will fall?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover B by Lamar Wells & Reggie Graham

StH: Tangle and Whisper #1

WylhAFL.jpg

Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a & c)

Tangle the Lemur's got a problem: there's not enough action in her life! Whisper the Wolf's also got a problem: she's hunting down an incredibly dangerous enemy named Sonic the Hedgehog! Can Tangle and Whisper help each other solve their problems, or will they just make things worse?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover B by Nathalie Fourdraine

Guess some people's fears that Sonic's infection would be solved super quickly were unfounded after all.

Spoiler

 

Team Dark and what is that behind Sonic? Also, 06 reference.

The foq is Whisper doing tho? 🤯

 

 

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Maybe it's connected to the plot about the metal virus and Whisper is tracking Sonic down because he's infected. Or IDW mistakenly wrote Sonic instead of Shadow. Either way I'm interested. 

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Got some new covers. Cover A for issue 19 and cover B for issue 1 of the Tangle and Whisper miniseries

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  • "Crisis City, Part 1"
  • Eggman's reign of terror continues! Sonic races to help Team Dark rescue civilians from a major city, but his own Metal Virus infection is getting worse!
  • Outnumbered, how long can Sonic outrun the inevitable? And who else will fall?

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  • Tangle & Whisper are a classic odd-couple in this adventurous team-up!
  • Tangle the Lemur's got a problem: there's not enough action in her life!
  • Whisper the Wolf's also got a problem: she's hunting down an incredibly dangerous enemy named Sonic the Hedgehog!
  • Can Tangle and Whisper help each other solve their problems, or will they just make things worse?

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Some new info about the character in the annual covers, spoiler box'd just in case, as well as some other info.

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The girl's name is Jewel and she's a beetle. Not a bee or a ladybug. She partially reminds me of Saffron though.

Tangle Whisper miniseries will show more of the Variable Wispon

Babylon Rouges appearing is a big "maybe". Source is from Tails Channel.

Also I really like that Tangle Whisper #1 cover.

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So, considering that the past games events now happened completely identically to their game selves (unlike in Archie where it was mostly identical) , will this apply to future games, or will they receive adaptations? 

 

Concerning that, could we get side stories showing what everyone else was doing during Unleashed?

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2 minutes ago, Miragnarok said:

So, considering that the past games events now happened completely identically to their game selves (unlike in Archie where it was mostly identical) , will this apply to future games, or will they receive adaptations? 

 

Concerning that, could we get side stories showing what everyone else was doing during Unleashed?

Probably depends. 

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