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Not enough Sonic fans are aware about the IDW comics


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All I see on Sonic discussions on reddit and twitter are talks about Super Smash Bros, Team Sonic Racing or Sonic Mania.For every 20 thread about Super Smash Bros, there is one about the IDW comics.

People should know that it's very easy to get these comics even if not in the US, thanks to amazon, ibooks or comixology.

The official Sonic twitter/facebook team does not promote the new comics at all either. Why would they not plug this comic more so that extra fans buy it? Do they only want to post memes and Sonic Mania Adventure plugs?

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The Sonic media team could definitely do with making an announcement every time a new issue releases, but other than that I'd say it's reasonable that it isn't going to get as much attention as the games.  It's still a spin-off piece of material, Sonic is a video game franchise first.

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16 minutes ago, I Love Sticks said:

Yeah, I agree, they do deserve more attention. Social Media and Marketing are too focused on memes. Eh.

Isn't there an official Sonic podcast where we can ask Aaron Webber why not more love for the comics?

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31 minutes ago, Marco9966 said:

Isn't there an official Sonic podcast where we can ask Aaron Webber why not more love for the comics?

It's coming back, yes. But you can also ask him on his twitter like I did. Without insisting too much, just a friendly tweet to him to ask about advertising the comics.

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I'd like to get the comics but I can't decide the best method. Due to lack of space, I might be better off buying them digitally, if that is an option.

Though you're right. I frequently miss the bigger picture but even I have noticed a lack of advertising for the comic.

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24 minutes ago, DanJ86 said:

I'd like to get the comics but I can't decide the best method. Due to lack of space, I might be better off buying them digitally, if that is an option.

Though you're right. I frequently miss the bigger picture but even I have noticed a lack of advertising for the comic.

There are many ways to get them digitally, if you ask IDW on twitter they usually respond.

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1 hour ago, DanJ86 said:

I'd like to get the comics but I can't decide the best method. Due to lack of space, I might be better off buying them digitally, if that is an option.

Though you're right. I frequently miss the bigger picture but even I have noticed a lack of advertising for the comic.

If you have a smartphone and can find the IDW publishing comics app on your app store then you should be able to buy the Sonic comic digitally at least through that option. I’ve just started buying the IDW comic at issue 10 due to having discovered it was available on my region’s app store and having previously read issues 1-9 on YouTube :)

Also, didn’t the official Sonic social media accounts stop advertising the weekly episodes of Sonic Boom when season 2 aired? It might be a policy of not covering things like that and the comic or other non-game related media anymore. Which is crazy, but I can’t see why Aaron would just simply choose not to do it otherwise. 

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28 minutes ago, caitash said:

If you have a smartphone and can find the IDW publishing comics app on your app store then you should be able to buy the Sonic comic digitally at least through that option. I’ve just started buying the IDW comic at issue 10 due to having discovered it was available on my region’s app store and having previously read issues 1-9 on YouTube :)

Also, didn’t the official Sonic social media accounts stop advertising the weekly episodes of Sonic Boom when season 2 aired? It might be a policy of not covering things like that and the comic or other non-game related media anymore. Which is crazy, but I can’t see why Aaron would just simply choose not to do it otherwise. 

They still promoted Sonic Mania adventures

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Sonic Mania Adventure was basically a deluxe advertisement for a game. They also posted all the Forces comics. Which was also a deluxe advertisement. TBH, even if I think that they could (and not necessarily should) advertise them a bit more (because it would be nice), I don't think it's that much a big deal. They didn't advertise them a lot during the Archie era too. It's part of the thing, it's a niche topic, and maybe they fear that advertising too much around other product when they aren't launching a lot of game would do some brand dilution or thing like that, and want to keep as much as possible the public image of the brand tied to games or something like that.

And nope, I don't think that there success or not is so much tied to that. It's part how that kind of things works. Comics based on a videogame/serie are a niche topic, and won't be known by everybody. Just like "not enough Korra/Avatar" fans will be aware about the comic-book, or like "not enough fans" will read plenty of other good comics about great series. It's part of the game. Comic-books are a niche, and even more licensed comics… Like that, you'll have more discussion about Dragon Ball Super than the new Dragon Ball game 😛

 

And I would question basically your methodology to say "not enough fans are aware". Just because people were more talking about the next game, a fan-favourite game, or the next big epic crossover from Nintendo (just after a serie of coincidences that make it looks like a fan-favourite character would be there, and after a pretty well-liked trailer was releases) than a 20-page comic-book that happens every month, doesn't mean that they aren't "aware of it". It's just that it isn't an as big fuel of discussion. It's as simple as that.

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I will only promote it or read the IDW comics if the freedom fighters return.

And I think there asre others like me who are not promoting the IDW comics for the same reasons.

Me i will settle for a cameo at least, they dont have to fully return but a cameo would be nice.

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16 minutes ago, MadmanRB said:

I will only promote it or read the IDW comics if the freedom fighters return.

And I think there asre others like me who are not promoting the IDW comics for the same reasons.

Me i will settle for a cameo at least, they dont have to fully return but a cameo would be nice.

Here is your cameo:

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Dq6mHb9WwAAiNCY.jpg Bunny Rabbot

 

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2 minutes ago, Marco9966 said:

Here is your cameo:

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Dq6mHb9WwAAiNCY.jpg Bunny Rabbot

 

Close, very close but cannot say its Bunnie or not but the rabbit looks similar though.

Would love to see more of that sort of thing actually even if its a close proximity.

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2 hours ago, Kazhnuz said:

even if I think that they could (and not necessarily should) advertise them

One post a month is not too much to ask for, just a picture of the cover and a link to the comixology page of the issue will rise the number of costumers. Twitter Sonic has so much engagement, it's a lost opportunity to not use this popularity to increase sales. This post has 10 thousand likes. And I'm sure many people discovered the comics thanks to this post.

 

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It would be nice, but they have their own way of doing ad'. It's like always, if enough people show interest (without being annoying jerk about it and demanding stuff, re: many stuffs), they might do it.

But I still don't think that fans aren't "enough aware" of it and that it's a false problem. Many people know the comic, but don't read them, for a reason of another, or just don't have many things to discuss around it. Especially in the communities were there are pretty visible.

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8 hours ago, DanJ86 said:

I'd like to get the comics but I can't decide the best method. Due to lack of space, I might be better off buying them digitally, if that is an option.

Though you're right. I frequently miss the bigger picture but even I have noticed a lack of advertising for the comic.

The best I can suggest for you is either getting them from IDW's digital app, or Comixology, or if you have a specialised comic shop nearby you, you can ask them to order the issues in for you, including back-issues.

The first alternative, if you want the monthly issues is Forbidden Planet, which is a widely known comic shop that ships the comics to you. 

The final alternative would be waiting for IDW's Graphic Novel releases, which tend to release about 3 or so months after an arc has concluded (at least for TMNT books). Not only is there a chance book stores might get them in, but you'd be able to order them off Amazon and such. Right now, Volume 1: Fallout is out and it compiles the first four issues of the series. 

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I'd be more interested in them if I could buy them physically but since they aren't sold here and I would have to buy them from the US I don't really follow them.

I could buy them digitally though, but it's not the same thing.

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43 minutes ago, DiamondX said:

I'd be more interested in them if I could buy them physically but since they aren't sold here and I would have to buy them from the US I don't really follow them.

I could buy them digitally though, but it's not the same thing.

The thing I love with digital is that I scroll through the page, and if there is a huge moment on the last panel I don't see it until I scroll to the bottom of the page.

This makes the surprises more effective!

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I agree The Sonic twitter at least could push the comics a bit at. Aarron did always mention them on the live streams though , by the way does anyone know when and if those streams will return?

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Yep, they should promote it a bit more. Mana Book has tweeted multiple times to promote the release of the first hardback in France, and it's selling quite well from what I've seen. One tweet once in a while wouldn't hurt, instead of "meme #25687".

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