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2 minutes ago, Silvereyes said:

But by delaying this issue, we'll be getting 3 issues in July, unless they also decide to delay #19 and Tangle and Whisper #1 as well. And even if that was true, why the delays, why not just schedule the issues so that it does just that?

Nah, knowing them, we'll only get one issue and they'll delay the rest even further.

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4 minutes ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Nah, knowing them, we'll only get one issue and they'll delay the rest even further.

That sounds like both the most tedious and weirdly convoluted conspiracy theory I've ever heard.

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1 hour ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Conspiracy Time:

Maybe they don't want to give us too much at once, so they're intentionally delaying to keep us waiting longer. 

Yeah...no. IDW's other books get delayed all the time. Not sure what the problem is but it's been like this for a long time. I think I first started hearing about them when Revolution started.

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4 hours ago, Ernest the Panda said:

I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about early 2016 when everything was delayed for months, and the various graphic releases that vanished without a trace.

And even in those last few months prior to cancellation, we only heard that threw secondhand sources (Ian, Tracey, etc.), it still took forever for Archie to even start acknowledging people who were hounding them about it.

Huh. I'll give you the graphic novels, since only a few of those would've had legal issues.

4 hours ago, MetalSkulkBane said:

Sonic Fire and ice: delayed
Sonic Forces: delayed
Sonic Movie: guess

What's with Fastest Thing Alive being so slow these days?

Oh yeah.

Though at least those are a case of them doing some extra tuneups or whatever.

2 hours ago, PublicEnemy1 said:

Nah, knowing them, we'll only get one issue and they'll delay the rest even further.

That's what I assume is gonna end up happening.

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No offence but is that cover a work in progress or something? Because it looks incomplete. The shading on Sonic doesn’t match with the zombots, there’s so much empty space at the top, and everyone seems to be floating in a black void.

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4 minutes ago, Your Vest Friend said:

It looks like fanart considering half the Zombot characters are Archie characters. Seriously, off the bat I can see Jack Rabbit, Predator Hawk and Lightning Lynx. 

So I’m not the only one. I see Elias, Geoffrey, Predator Hawk, Guntiver, Jack Rabbit, Lightning Lynx, and Tundra the Walrus.

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18 minutes ago, Your Vest Friend said:

It looks like fanart considering half the Zombot characters are Archie characters. Seriously, off the bat I can see Jack Rabbit, Predator Hawk and Lightning Lynx. 

I had the same thought!

Heck there's one fella that reminds me of Tommy Turtle and one of the Arctic Freedom fighters.

EDIT: A preview of issue 18! From Apple Books

https://books.apple.com/gb/book/sonic-the-hedgehog-18/id1470166751

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1 hour ago, Your Vest Friend said:

It looks like fanart considering half the Zombot characters are Archie characters. Seriously, off the bat I can see Jack Rabbit, Predator Hawk and Lightning Lynx. 

 

1 hour ago, Ernest the Panda said:

So I’m not the only one. I see Elias, Geoffrey, Predator Hawk, Guntiver, Jack Rabbit, Lightning Lynx, and Tundra the Walrus.

I saw Geoffrey and Elias right off the bat and it just escalated from there.

Blanked on Tundra, admittedly. I thought Sleuth was there too, but the build is all wrong.

 

1 hour ago, Ellipsis-Ultima said:

I had the same thought!

Heck there's one fella that reminds me of Tommy Turtle and one of the Arctic Freedom fighters.

EDIT: A preview of issue 18! From Apple Books

https://books.apple.com/gb/book/sonic-the-hedgehog-18/id1470166751

Pretty great start, aside from one thing. 

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Good reintroduction to Cream & Cheese, given they've been absent from the series for a sadly long while. Already liking the hints of added personality to Vanilla and Chocola, but Gemerl talking like an operating system is not gellin too well. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, NegaMetallix said:

Huh...

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So Gemerl's not a "discount Shard" in this comic?

...Okay then.

 

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Aaaaaand instead, he just looks kind of boring.

Man I'm gonna be disappointed if they chickened out and don't show Charmy after being turned.

 

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7 minutes ago, NegaMetallix said:

Huh...

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So Gemerl's not a "discount Shard" in this comic?

...Okay then.

 

Which is disappointing considering

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it was likely intended to reflect how Emerl learned to talk through copying Sonic and maintained with everyone save Amy, from what I know of the game. Cream in particular remarks that his confident, yet caring nature towards her was reminiscent of Sonic.

The similarity to Shard was just an easy comparison that was inevitable due to both being robots that turned good and Shard's redesign being based on Metal Sonic 3.0, who had the same color scheme.

 

4 minutes ago, Ryannumber1gamer said:
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Aaaaaand instead, he just looks kind of boring.

Man I'm gonna be disappointed if they chickened out and don't show Charmy after being turned.

 

I'm assuming he'll show up given that very detail.

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1 hour ago, Ernest the Panda said:

So I’m not the only one. I see Elias, Geoffrey, Predator Hawk, Guntiver, Jack Rabbit, Lightning Lynx, and Tundra the Walrus.

Either two things will happen - 1. - They'll get away with it, because since they're zombots, you can easily make up the excuse that they just happen to look like those characters (See why Chun-Li was constantly in shadows in the second arc of Worlds Unite), or 2. - The cover is WIP and the figures will end up changed. This happened before with this: 

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IIRC - This cover originally had pre-reboot characters, and had to be changed to remove them due to it. 

That said, I'm going for the idea that they're a sly reference and can't be called out because of the zombots' generic looks. You can easily make the excuse they all just look similar instead of actually meant to be them.

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On another note which is connected to Issue 19's cover, I still kind of wish we could get an update on the Freedom Fighters' status. Given the structure of the comic right now with all these numerous villages around the place, I could easily see a small village named Knothole with the Freedom Fighters as inhabitants, which IMO would be vastly better than the generic characters populating these villages.

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1 minute ago, Ryannumber1gamer said:

IIRC - This cover originally had pre-reboot characters, and had to be changed to remove them due to it. 

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One of which was Sleuth Dawggy Dog. And if I'm not mistaken, there are some versions of the cover where you can still see the silhouette's of the removed characters.

 

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49 minutes ago, DabigRG said:

Which is disappointing considering

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it was likely intended to reflect how Emerl learned to talk through copying Sonic and maintained with everyone save Amy, from what I know of the game. Cream in particular remarks that his confident, yet caring nature towards her was reminiscent of Sonic.

The similarity to Shard was just an easy comparison that was inevitable due to both being robots that turned good and Shard's redesign being based on Metal Sonic 3.0, who had the same color scheme.

 

Indeed.

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It's possible that there may still be traces of a Sonic/Emerl-like personality later in the issue, but I'm not really expecting it at the moment.

On another note, I should probably see if one of my local comic shops is stocking some IDW Sonic. Last time I went, they had none (and the comic was about 10 issues in, iirc).

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12 minutes ago, NegaMetallix said:

Indeed.

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It's possible that there may still be traces of a Sonic/Emerl-like personality later in the issue, but I'm not really expecting it at the moment.

On another note, I should probably see if one of my local comic shops is stocking some IDW Sonic. Last time I went, they had none (and the comic was about 10 issues in, iirc).

 

4 minutes ago, Razule said:

Huh, going to miss

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Gemerl being Shard-lite (now.. he's truly gone). I hope there's more to him besides robot or he's allowed to develop.

 

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Yeah, I'm somewhat doubting it myself.

It's extra odd considering Omega is gonna be in the next story. Makes me wonder if this might be a SEGA thing.

8 minutes ago, StaticMania said:

Oh wow, Cream the Rabbit is in this comic?

What kind of world is this, I say.

Oh hush.

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