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The zombot arc makes it basically impossible for there to be sub-arcs about anything else, since this is an epidemic that is directly affecting every single person on the planet.

In comparison, Archie’s Shattered World arc allowed for plenty of room for sub-arcs since, while it affected the planet at large, it didn’t interfere with the day-to-day lives of its inhabitants for the most part. It also helped that the crisis as a whole had a lot more components to it that didn’t make it so same-y.

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18 minutes ago, Big Panda said:

The zombot arc makes it basically impossible for there to be sub-arcs about anything else, since this is an epidemic that is directly affecting every single person on the planet.

In comparison, Archie’s Shattered World arc allowed for plenty of room for sub-arcs since, while it affected the planet at large, it didn’t interfere with the day-to-day lives of its inhabitants for the most part. It also helped that the crisis as a whole had a lot more components to it that didn’t make it so same-y.

I was gonna say damn about thinking the same comparison, but then it's just simply natural.

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2 hours ago, Big Panda said:

I wouldn’t call that an “arc” as much as I’d call it a “status quo”.

When does something go from an “arc” to a “status quo”? 

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3 hours ago, Miragnarok said:

The arc that lasted from issues 8 to 100 of fleetway. That’s how long it was, though it had dozens of sub-arcs within.

Geez, it has been a while.

58 minutes ago, Miragnarok said:

When does something go from an “arc” to a “status quo”? 

When it goes on that long and that consistently. Also is the bulk of what there is that early on.

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1 hour ago, Miragnarok said:

When does something go from an “arc” to a “status quo”? 

They probably aren't exclusive. "Shattered World" was basically both. Or "Iron Dominium", "Mecha Sally" whole Legend of  Aang.

Arc has ongoing narrative. Not just "start" and "end", something in the middle makes progress. So let's say World Collide was only Arcs. Arguably "Enerjack Knuckles" but that's closer to 1 story told in 5 comics. Event are too tightly connected.

Status Quo serves as background for smaller stories. Sonic Satam was one big status quo, because not one  episode really lead to finale. Or when My Little Pony started "School of Friendship" that was change of status quo. There was no endgame to the school, it stayed part of the show till the end. Just new setting for new stories. Or when Sonic in Archie was in Space after #125. That was bunch of loose unconnected stories. There was no bigger narrative, so no "arc". Just a temporary status quo.

I suspect 90% of times Arc is sub-category to Status Quo.

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Based on what we know about artist info for upcoming issues, I’m guessing that’s #27 cover A.

EDIT: shit, new page

18 minutes ago, Jack at the Cinema said:

A new cover by Adam Bryce Thomas has been released with the date of the volume "All or Nothing" that should conclude the Metal Virus saga. Spoils the matches against the Zeti and a couple of character appearances...

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Given what another cover showed, and Knuckles' appearance in that cover...

Spoiler

Cream's going to be infected, but somehow cured via chaos energy, or the Master Emerald. For some reason, the Master Emerald can't cure everyone, which is why the group has to go against the D6 to get the chaos emeralds back. That's my theory, anyways.

 

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2 hours ago, Jack at the Cinema said:

A new cover by Adam Bryce Thomas has been released with the date of the volume "All or Nothing" that should conclude the Metal Virus saga. Spoils the matches against the Zeti and a couple of character appearances...

EPOb76jWoAQsrnh.jpg

Spoiler

Suddenly Babylon Rogues. They really had nobody else for Master Zik, huh?

A bit surprised/disappointed that Knuckles is fighting Zazz alongside Espio.

Also, they're sending the Shapebots against Zavok?

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Conquering Storm’s Servant said:

That cover alone puts the D6 in a much more threatening light than we’ve usually seen them. Having most of the cast go up against one D6 member shows a different tone and scale of threat that was lacking in Lost Worlds.

 

That is true. The only one that was straightforwardly threatening was Zavok and his scenes were supershort.

Guess it shows the difference of getting down n dirty personally vs leaving Mega Maid on while trying to run a few varyingly inept people in your backyard. That and strength in numbers.

I do wonder/remember the idea of Knuckles and Amy tagging along or at least trying to do something against the Zeti themselves.

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20 minutes ago, Ellipsis-Ultima said:

I love how the colors being used here is a callback to last year's Sonic Channel wallpapers!

Oh, is it?

Holy shit, I think you might be right!

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17 minutes ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

It looks like all the survivors of the Snap are finally ready to take on Thanos and his army to save the ones they've lost. 

Thanos must've gotten stuck on the space toilet longer than usual.

6 minutes ago, Ellipsis-Ultima said:

Well Ziggyfin said via on Twitter:

 

This just reminded me: I was doing a colored version of that one post with all the IDW characters together that I was gonna post as a treat, but lost my progress when the computer unexpectedly shutdown and didn't save much of it.

The things you forget about.

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I think the finale of the Metal Virus is gonna be Sonic #30, which is halfways through season 3, the latter half will probably be short stories under a new status quo (?), or at least that's what I hope, 1 issue stories that build up in a new situation, with a main arc going on in the background.

I agree with the D6 being more threatening here, no surprise at all, after all Lost World's dialogues and plot were garbage, Ian has flaws maybe but still, I trust him with any characters, and Lost World is probably the worst written Sonic game ever, so… it really shouldn't be hard to do better. (Even though people blame the Zeti for not being interesting, I think it was most likely Pontaff's fault, and the fact that there are six of them, which meant very short screentime for each of them in that game).

Edit: Info round-up of what we know about issue #25 plus "All or Nothing" based on the solicits:

Spoiler

#25: Sonic and the survivors find shelter on Angel Island, and team up with Knuckles, the Deadly Six now command the Zombots.

Part 1: Sonic and Eggman make a new plan to regain the Chaos Emeralds to stop the Metal Virus, the Zeti and Zombots are powered by the emeralds, but Sonic doesn't fight yet. The Babylon Rogues show up to help.

Part 2: The Restoration splits up, Tails and Amy confront Zomom, while Cream and Gemerl fight Zeena, and Cream apparently gets infected.

Part 3: Knuckles and Espio fight Zazz, the Babylons fight Master Zik.

Part 4: Sonic and Rouge prepare to fight against Zavok

 

 

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