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221521 No. 221521
Previous thread: >>220754

So apparently SSS is going to have a short mini-comic (Sonic Origins) about the founding of the Freedom Fighters? Or something? What's up with that?
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>> No. 221530
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On another note.
>hentai manga
>features Sally
>she speaks in English

Nice touch
>> No. 221531
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Um...Might I inquire as to the sauce?
>> No. 221532

So, yeah, is everything gone for good, then? Mogul, the nerbs? Finitevus?
>> No. 221534
We don't know. We won't know for a few years at best.
We just know is everything Penders ever did is gone, but common sense would tell you that.
>> No. 221538

Hope not even making a token cameo in Shadow Fall doesn't speak well for the situation.
>> No. 221542
Hope really had no place in a meeting for people going up to shoot aliens while the scientists were supposed to be fixing the broken world. Besides, there's more people out there with characters to come back than just Bollers and Penders. If there's anyone whose characters still have a shot, it's Angelo DeCesare, who still works for Archie. (He made the Nerbs, Larry, and the Arctic FFs.) Say what you will about everyone else's characters, but I'm still holding out hope for DeCesare's.
>> No. 221543
I kind of figure if they were able to use her, they'd be showing off that fact. I'm not in a camp that's too hurt if the other characters that don't come back, but at least for now that seems to be the case.
>> No. 221545

The vibe I'm getting is that right now they're in Take No Chances Mode. Things might loosen up eventually or they might not.
>> No. 221548
Did you get the E-Mug, too?
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>> No. 221578
When's MM #33 coming out? Is it still next week or did it get delayed too?
>> No. 221583
Like everything ever, we don't know.
>> No. 221587
Well, the big "missing characters' thread on BKC is gone

guess that means everyone is gone for good, huh?
>> No. 221589
You mean the thread that stopped being about missing characters a long time ago and went wildly off-topic for people to just whine about Penders when Ian asked everyone not to? It's about time.
>> No. 221590
It's not gone, it's locked because all it was at this point was people reacting in horror about the LSC and ignoring the calls to stop calling Penders names.
>> No. 221591
Well, I didn't get an issue of the comic today.

Guess that means everyone is gone for good, huh?
>> No. 221592
Correct, 256 ends with another reality warp that not only terminates Sally, it terminates the rest of the cast, the comic itself, the forums, every issue of the comic, and Archie Comics Publications.

Archie headquarters no longer exists. There is simply a hole in spacetime where it once existed in another non-place in the underverse, since it never truly existed in our universe and is nothing more than a delusion.
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While some BKC posters went about their reactions the wrong way, I don't think I'll ever be able to reflect on the situation without thinking it's fuckload of bullshit.

Sigh. So, how about that Afterlife With Archie? Why the fuck is that so GOOD? What sort of Satanic Pact went into making a GOOD zombie story with the Riverdale kids?
>> No. 221619
I just don't understand it. If Sega already adapts so much from the American continuity into the games such as chili dogs and the Robotnik thing, and they've never called "Sonic's world" Earth, why not Mobius?
>> No. 221620
Robotnik was an attempt to pull a Bowser via compromise.
Not naming the planet is another form of compromise.
>> No. 221623
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>and they've never called "Sonic's world" Earth
>> No. 221624
Not capitalized, doesn't count! Yeah, it's Earth.
>> No. 221629
>In the US Manual of Knuckles' Chaotix, Charmy was labeled as being 16 years of age; however, with the release of Sonic Heroes, his age has been retconned to 6. It should be noted however that the Japanese manual for Chaotix didn't list an age for Charmy, as it did for the other characters.

Wha? Is this true?

I see Archie get a lot of shit for making Charmy old but this makes it seem completely reasonable.
>> No. 221630
Archie got shit for not treating him like a kid the...maybe three times post-Heroes but pre-175 he actually showed up and trying to "fix" it by giving him brain damage.

Silently de-aging him would have worked fine, he was never important to the story anyway. You can even attribute his and Saffron's "engagement" to kids being kids.
>> No. 221632
I'm not disputing Archie deserves shit for the brain damage, even though it's hella funny.

But I definitely have seen a lot of people give Archie shit simply for making Charmy old in the first place. Which, if >>221629 is true is just unfair.
>> No. 221633
As far as I know, his age was never officially given in the comics.
He was just treated as if he was in his late teens, even three years after Heroes.
>> No. 221634
You know, Sonic fans keep surprising me. I don't mean that in a bad way, just that I end up running into way more people that truly and firmly believe just off-the-wall things in this fandom than in any other. Case in point, there's a guy that insists that the "Ghost Girl" from the Hedgehog Unleashed short is Tikal. I can't even wrap my head around that one.
>> No. 221635
Is Mozart still alive?: Dr. Robotnik's secret revealed.
>> No. 221636
Has the legal status of Sonic Underground been established? I know continuing the main plot is a complete no-go right now, but the show invented its own Freedom Fighters and things. Are those usable in the new book like the SatAM material, or no?
>> No. 221637
Well, Dub had some new art of Sleet and Dingo in the latest SSSM, for as much as that counts for.

(Before anyone thinks that means they're coming to the book itself, it was just as part of a topper for his column in the magazine.)
>> No. 221638
Mixing Sonic Underground with Archie is a no go, like Sonic X. Flynn has said it's possible to get maybe a one time issue, like the planned SU thing, but even that looks unlikely now.

Alt-continuity wise it goes

- Satam
- AoStH

- Underground
- Sonic The Comic
- other misc

Technically usable as it's own continuity, just isn't
- Sonic X

Correct me if I'm worng
>> No. 221640
Pretty sure Ian said that it was only certain stuff from SatAM and AoSTH, too, like no one-off crap or anything that you know they'll never get away with (Robotnik Jr).

Also, those other continuities can be cheekily referenced, but their characters can't show up because legal stuff. Of course, how many characters can you honestly get from Underground and the OVA that aren't incidental as all-get-out? Shame about StC, but that's a creator rights thing that I'm not sure anyone really wants to disturb.
>> No. 221644
Legally they'd be available, but Sega's had a mandate for a long time now that they don't want the shows referenced much more than they already are. StC is a different bit and actually would be off-limits.
>> No. 221646
Irrelevant, the series has been rebooted twice and neither of them say "earth".
>> No. 221647
Aside from Scratch, Grounder, Coconuts, and Wes Weasley, was there anyone in AoStH that WASN'T one-off?
>> No. 221648
Technically, quite a few more appeared twice or three times.
>> No. 221650
Oh? I thought that screengrab was from SA2, which would appear to be 100% canon in the new cobtinuity.
>> No. 221651
Because clearly the comics incorporating the games more means every single word of the games is 100% canon now.
>> No. 221652
New issue's up on the app, have at it dorks.
>> No. 221653
You see, I was pretty sure the games simply HAPPENED now.
But you're right, single words in the narrative were ranfomly changed because...uh...uhmmm...you don't like it?
>> No. 221654
No, I'm saying just because the comics are going to have the games in there doesn't mean the games happened 100% the same. Hell, look at Countdown to Chaos. It's looking like it's going to adapt Unleashed in a vastly different way from the game.
>> No. 221655
It's more that the games happened...ish.
>> No. 221656
Actually, better example: The Lost World adaptation. Ian's already said it's in-canon at a later point, but the parts from the opening cutscene don't follow it word-for-word. Words in it actually are changed.
>> No. 221658
Wait wait wait, so let me see if I got this.
You're SURE that this word doesn't count anymore, this instance of a girl who had never been anywhere but this one space station, this girl who doesn't understand what it's even like down there, because some words were changed in a single attempted adaptation of a cutscene written months before the game itself came out.

We're saying that Maria saying the word "earth" shouldn't be considered canon, that we can't know for sure if this little girl is calling the planet that was confirmed over a decade ago to be Earth "earth", because "maybe it's not canon I guess".

I just want to establish that this is the line of logic we're going down, and that this is TOTALLY divorced from you just trying to find a reason to not acknowledge that someone in-universe called it "earth" one time, because if all this is right then I think we've come to an understanding.

By the way, we probably shouldn't assume that any mention of the big rock holding up Angel Island as "the Master Emerald" or Espio being a chameleon to be canon. It hasn't been established yet in the new continuity and hasn't been referred to in the games or comics since, so we shouldn't make such hasty assumptions.
>> No. 221659
>"You're SURE that this word doesn't count anymore"
No. I never said that. I said that just because the games are more part of the comics doesn't mean that it's definitely canon that the planet is called Earth because of a line in Sonic Adventure 2. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.

So, yes, you did misunderstand me.

>"It hasn't been established yet in the new continuity and hasn't been referred to in the games or comics since, so we shouldn't make such hasty assumptions."
It also hasn't been established that every part of the games have happened, and it's even already implying that Unleashed hasn't happened, and that it isn't going to happen much like it did in the games when it does.
>> No. 221660
We don't know if Aosth is usable post 252
>> No. 221661
While the most recent games (Colors, specifically) calls the planet "Sonic's World," It is referred to as "Earth" in Sonic Adventure 2

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>> No. 221663
No they were confirmed safe
>> No. 221664
>It's implying Unleashed hasn't happened.
I don't see any evidence of that at all. All I see is evidence that Dark Gaia is showing up again.
>> No. 221665
Then everyone would already know what it was and what to do about it.
>> No. 221666
They haven't seen a single sign that Dark Gaia is coming back. Uncle Chuck was never a part of Unleashed and I'm pretty sure Tails only just saw Sonic as the Werehog and never saw him beast out.

There's this thing called "dramatic irony" anon. Look it up. Just because WE know Dark Gaia is showing up doesn't mean the cast is going to realize it immediately, and the fact that they don't realize doesn't mean they don't know what Dark Gaia is.
>> No. 221667
The entire world saw the planet break apart in Unleashed.
>> No. 221668
Yeah, and? Very few people were aware of Dark Gaia himself, and Sonic and friends have fuzzy memories at the moment and are freaking out about the multiversal collapse/etc to put together things the audience can clearly see.

It's like how it took Silver eons to figure out Sally was the traitor. Just because he doesn't get it for several issues doesn't mean it's not true.
>> No. 221669
Look, it's becoming clear that neither of us is going to convince the other here. You don't see anything saying Unleashed hasn't happened, I don't see anything saying Unleashed has happened. Until we know one way or the other, we can't say for certain if everything in the games has happened, or even which games have happened.
>> No. 221672
I am the anon who originally wrote this: >>221646

When I said "the series has been rebooted" I'm talking about the games, not the comics. As in no game made Sonic 06 and onward calls Sonic's world by name.
>> No. 221673
Another thing is that the games didn't necessarily happen in ArchieSonic in a chronological order matching the release of the games. Barring certain characters, like Shadow appearing in an an event from a pre-SA2 game, a lot of the games could easily happen in an order other than the order they were released in (especially if we ignore games like Sonic '06). So Unleashed could happen after Colors (which we know already happened in this new universe).

The only game that really references other games (AFAIK) is Sonic Generations. After that, the only thing tying them together chronologically is character first appearances. And, for the most part, even that can be hand-waved away by saying "oh, character X was on the other side of the world, so s/he wouldn't show up during this event anyway..."
>> No. 221675
>The only game that references others is Sonic Generations.
CD's extras reference 2.
3K references 2, and it's part of its story.
Adventure references CD and 3K. (Amy kidnap scene, Knuckles getting tricked "again", etc)
Adventure 2 references Adventure. (Rouge has newspaper of Tails receiving emerald from Station Square for saving them from Eggman)
Heroes references Adventure 2 (no shit).
Shadow references Heroes. (again, no shit)
06 references Shadow. (Shadow joins GUN, references not caring about his past anymore and Mephelis's "JOIN ME" ploy not working on him because he's done that shit before)
Unleashed references fucking nothing.
Colors directly references Unleashed. (Eggman finishes Orbot [people forget Orbot is from Unleashed] and builds Cubot)
Generations references everything.
Lost World references Colors.

Unless we're retconning the story so that we have Red-Orbot and White-Orbot, Unleashed HAS to happen before Colors.
>> No. 221682
>06 References Shadow
Not necessarily. 06 was supposed to be a reboot of its own as well. Nothing in the story references anything in Shadow, in fact, him joining GUN comes out of nowhere and there's no explanation for it.

>Colors directly references Unleashed.
Eggman having a different colored version of a robot from another game isn't exactly strong evidence. He doesn't say anything about removing Orbot's sass, and Cubut could be handwaved.

>Lost World References Colors
In so much that there are wisps in the gameplay, but they are never mentioned in the story itself and tacked on as fuck in the stages.
>> No. 221683
I was one of the anons trying to explain 06 was a reboot on /co/. You should note, though, they never intended fro it to be a full reboot, presumably since they know and fear the reaction that'd get. SEGA's notion of reboot, which they did in both 2006 and Unleashed, was just "this is a new status quo that doesn't need the previous games to work". Doesn't mean the previous games don't exist. And then Generations tied them all together.
>> No. 221685
Generations wasn't canon. SEGA just made a cute, nonsensical anniversary game.
>> No. 221688
>The main series game they made for the 20th anniversary isn't canon!
>I get to choose canon as I want!
>> No. 221689
Not every Sonic game is canon.

If you want to believe it's canon, go ahead. But, considering Generations

-contradicts past games canon
-contradicts future games canon
-has a shoestring, tacked-on plot that is full of plot-holes

Then it's pretty reasonable to say SEGA never intended it to be part of the overarching continuity.

But, if you ever get SEGA to draw up a list of canon games and they put Generations on it, I'll accept it in a heartbeat. Until then, I'd appreciate you stop spreading fan theories as fact.
>> No. 221690
I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing where "the big budget main Sonic game SEGA made for the 20th anniversary is canon" is a fan theory. Yes, not every game is canon. You'll notice none of the non-canon games is one of the main series ones. Sonic 1-3k, CD, 4, Adventure, Adventure 2, Heroes, Shadow, Rush, 06, Rush Adventure, Unleashed, Colours, Generations, Lost World. Possibly the storybooks. The only ones here that aren't main games are the Rush ones.

There's also the part where it doesn't disregard past nor future canon, but even if it did, it's a bit STUPID to say SEGA'd make a game just to then consider it not worth being considered. Even 06 came back.
>> No. 221691
>Eggman having a different colored version of a robot from another game isn't exactly strong evidence.

Sonic 3 isn't a sequel to Sonic 2. Having another thing called "The Death Egg" in it isn't exactly strong evidence, and we KNOW the American manuals lie all the time. And even if it was there's nothing to say that 2 comes before 3 and K so there. Don't be a pedantic asshole just because you don't want to choose to believe something. Sonic doesn't have some sort of deep narrative, but nearly every single game references one of the previous games and is kind of locked in a general order by that. If we're seriously going to start saying that the first version of a character just WASN'T A THING, we may as well say fuck it and never pretend any game has any place with any other game. Shadow happened before SA2. Battle before CD.
>> No. 221692
The "fan theory" part is where fans decide what is canon instead of SEGA. You see because without confirmation from official sources, anything we say on this matter is speculation.

If you want to believe Generations is canon because it was a big game, sure, that's reasons.
But it's not really any more compelling that believing it's not canon because it has huge plot holes and breaks continuity.

>There's also the part where it doesn't disregard past nor future canon
Yes it does, explicitly. ex what happened to Orbot/Cuebot, Eggman being lost in a void/no mention of how he escaped in Lost World, 06 levels even being there

>SEGA'd make a game just to then consider it not worth being considered

Considered for what? Do you believe games that aren't part of a continuity are somehow worth less than games that are? Because that's silly. It effects nothing gameplay wise if Generations is canon to Adventures or the classic series.

Until SEGA pulls what Nintendo did for Zelda and clears up this timeline mess, if they ever care to, we just can't really say our ideas are more official than fan theories buddy.
>> No. 221693
>Implying SEGA doesn't just pull something out of their ass for every new plot and that they give a fuck about any sort of lore or continuity
>> No. 221694
... those are not plotholes. Fuck's sake, those are not plotholes. Do we need to have everything spelled out to be...

Orbot and Cubot were in space. Hell, for complaining it's not canon it's odd you chose the game that directly connects to the ending of Colours. How did they then return to earth for Lost World? Do we need to be shown that? Between Star Wars Ep 5 and 6 Luke moves from one planet to another. Is it a mystery?

Eggman got out of the white void. How? Doesn't matter. Eggman breaks timestreams every each sunday, how is this a plot hole by any necessity? Hell, why are you picking on this and not "how does Classic Eggman not remember all this?" (choose your option- alternate timeline, forgot memories, etc)

And really, "Why is Crisis City" is a plot hole? We have a monster explicitly shown to be able to destroy and pull and create and break a timeline at will, why is it inconcievable it'll manage to pull off a destroyed city from a cancelled timeline? It's the Time Eater, it doesn't give a fuck!

Generations is stupidly light in plot, yes. But saying it can't be canon because time travel when the short plot it has is "there's a big monster that fucks time around and allows for all sort of shenanigans that don't make sense"...
>> No. 221696
Those weren't the plot holes I just listed, they were the examples of continuity being discarded.

Orbot and Cubot being abandoned in the vastness of space, and then back as lackeys as if nothing happened in Lost World? Not a plot hole. Didn't say it was. But it is a clear cut, explicit example of SEGA not giving a FUCK about the canon of generations.

Your argument boils down to Who Cares?? It Happened Off Screen, which is not-at-all a better explanation than the game just not being canon. In fact it's much worse, because you're saying SEGA is forcing bad writing into the main series just to interconnect games for no reason, like some sort pin-board conspiracy theorist.

The plot holes can just be summed up as the MANY time paradoxes that are not worth going into at this time. The story... is just a mess.


Like I said earlier, I don't care/want/need to disprove Generations is canon to you (I mean, I can point out how unlikely it is by pointing to the evidence, but it's honestly irrelevant), because at the end of the day without SEGA clarifying this is all still just fan theories.
And the only reason I stepped into this discussion was so people realized it wasn't canon-truefax that Generations is part of the greater continuity.

So unless you disagree with that basic premise, there's not much point arguing about the story of Sonic Generations.
>> No. 221697
You guys can argue about video game continuity all you want, I'm busy scoping out those biker shorts.
>> No. 221701
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...Okay you...you go do that. By yourself.
>> No. 221702
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>Reading the latest issue

>> No. 221703
He was busy dealing with Professor Egg being in Stealth the Hedgehog's head over in Mobius-Seventeen.
>> No. 221708
>By yourself.

Have you seen Sally's "fan art" anon?
>> No. 221709
And now he's BONG'd
>> No. 221744
Watch as I blow everyone's mind.

What if the Ultimate Annihilator...actually just created the very first Genesis Wave. And the wave sent Robotnik to a satellite and messed up his brain like it did for Naugus. And he ended up roboticizing himself while up there.

Mind blown.
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>> No. 221752

It was destroyed in a fire. Along with the originals of other past authors.
>> No. 221753
That doesn't make any sense. Didn't they actively search for it?
>> No. 221756
For a copy, yes. They did find one, but copies of the original thing don't quite hold up well in court, whether real or not.
>> No. 221757
>They did find one
No, Anon. They didn't. They couldn't find the contract they said he signed at the start of his time at Archie. They couldn't find copies of that. They couldn't find another document he supposedly signed a few years later. They DID find copies of that, but it's got great big massive problems, like names never filled out and that sort of thing.

Someone did a summary of all the legal stuff on a tumblr a while back, explaining it well. But the gist is that even if the courts allowed photocopies Archie will still be in trouble. They borked. They borked big time.
>> No. 221759
Chibi Monkey Khan, Iron Queen, and Iron King on Legacy Volume 4 preview cover. Archie's been removing characters they don't own from covers drawn after the settlement/when applicable.

Get ambiguously hype.
>> No. 221760
Yeah, true. I forgot which one it was a copy of. Though the point was someone was confused because they thought the contract being lost in a fire didn't make sense because Archie looked for it. So the thing was they searched for anything they could, like the other one's copy.
>> No. 221761
Link to the cover please?
>> No. 221762

If you can't see them, turn the brightness on your computer way up. They're little doodles to the right of Sonic and underneath Sally and Bunnie. They'll be way more visible once we get a good quality, color version of the cover.
>> No. 221765
Welp Afterlife is trimming just about how I expected, true love..yea.
>> No. 221802
>> No. 221803
those turning in the order I'd just about expected.
>> No. 221804
Also one of the Cheerleaders will be next the survivor either hooking up with Betty or Veronica. And when will we see Governor Keller? Money on his having his husband in the basement.
>> No. 221846
So I guess the complaint that new King Max is just King Max in name only was incorrect...
>> No. 221847
This was known for months now. As soon as the comic mentioned him only as King Acorn, everyone went to check and, sure enough, SatAM never named him, Penders did. 2+2=5, Max was gone. Why is everyone acting surprised now?
>> No. 221849
The same reason people insist on places like Artika and Avalon have to have separate articles on the wiki and you shouldn't join Egg Armies and DELs that are literally the same with a "Formerly known a X DEL" disclaimer at the beginning.
>> No. 221860
Honestly most of that sounds like a good idea. This is basically two separate continuities were talking about now, and the wiki is enough of a confusing mess as it is without combining different iterations on the same page.

Should happen to most of the major characters too, since fundamental things about them have changed about them. And it's much more legible and informative to read two different pages with specific topics than "Sonic is aged 15 (17 pre 252)" except all though the page.
>> No. 221861
>It's less confusing to have two different articles that say almost exactly the same thing with a slightly different history section and risk a bunch of dumb, confused links to the two separate pages all over the wiki than to just have one article with a pre and post history section.

Have you actually been on the wiki? Have you seen the pages in question? You have articles that just say "This place is X, a location on Mobius, nothing really happened here."

I mean, look at this.
Do you seriously think this needs to be its own page, and then we need a separate page for every single instance of the same freaking place with a different name from now on instead of just prefacing an Artika article with "previously known as the Northern Tundra"?
>> No. 221868
Not that I have a hand in any of the wikis, but I'd say it makes sense. Sure, there's barely any difference now, but that's because the new direction isn't even a year old. Laying the groundwork now so they don't have to divide pages later makes sense to me.
>> No. 221870
I get where you're coming from, but...most of these articles are a single paragraph of information at best. The wiki is such a colossal, disorganized mess that it seems silly to glut it up with even more pages when a simple "This used to be that" suffices, especially for some of the DEL chapters and locations. It feels about as redundant as making a page for each individual story in the comics instead of pages for each issue. Sure, some of the stuff on the page isn't relevant, but it's better to have a tiny paragraph on top of the page about some dumb old stuff that doesn't matter anymore than to have dozens of essentially useless articles that don't really tell the reader anything.

Heck, previously we had "Grandmaster" go to a page about Dark Legion Grandmasters and Dark EGG Legion Grandmasters, with a link back to the Sub-Boss page for...another list of the Grandmasters, but also with the sub-bosses from earlier in the comic on it. The simpler the wiki can be made for the users, the better.
>> No. 221871
Then condense old minutiae that will never be expanded on. Take locations like Northern Tundra that will forever only be a paragraph and just do a Geography of Mobius (pre-genesis) page.

Ditto pre-genesis characters that can be grouped similarly.
>> No. 221880
You have no idea how much I wish we could do something like that, but this is the wiki where the Sonic X version of every single character has their own page with no content on it.

Reasonable answers like that, or like adding a link to a "CHARACTER X history pre-SGW" page, or even just a "CHARACTER X history" page to get rid of the massive, disgusting plot recaps? They'll never be a thing because minutia is the lifeblood of wikis. You can't have an "Alternate Versions of Dr. Robotnik" page, because Robotnicus needs his own page. It's kind of depressing and makes editing the wiki feel futile.
>> No. 221881
I really feel there should be new 252 pages for each character
>> No. 221882
>even just a "CHARACTER X history" page to get rid of the massive, disgusting plot recaps

No kidding.
That's not a character history. It's detailed plot summaries for fifteen years of comics.
>> No. 221883
In the new universe, does Sally have a defined species? Has that been confirmed?

Or is she still lumped under the umbrella of Ground Squirrel?
>> No. 221890
To make things worse, Wikia adds to the problem that regular Wiki has with "ownership".

On Wikipedia, certain editors will "control" a page so that no matter how bad the page is, or how right the new information/correction is, they will revert it and won't allow the change unless they make it. But this is only for some sections or for sub-sub-collections, not the site as a whole; Jimbo doesn't bother throwing around power, AFAIK, he just ignores the glaring problem.

But Wiki is about minutia, things that Wikipedia wouldn't find "relevant" but that would be very relevant to the community. And, as part of that, anyone can make a Wikia and then they have complete control of that wikia. So the possibility of someone remaining unbiased/moderate when they create a Wikia is almost non-existant.

The Archie Sonic wikia definitely needs a large amount of quality control, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. Almost better to nuke it from orbit and try to make another one.
>> No. 221891
No one's called her a ground squirrel in a long time. Looks like they're going with chipmunk with the back stripe.
>> No. 221899
Why bother when the only real difference is backstory and abilities?
Get rid of the plot recaps on the character pages, maybe add to the wiki's source code so it can handle tabbed images, bam, no need for separate articles. Only character who might need a new page is Eggman.

That probably wouldn't help much. You'd end up with the same problem nearly instantly.
>> No. 221921
If whoever was running it was truly impartial and using Wikipedia's own guidelines for quality, it would be easier to tame. If you get people that insist on having 15-year, multi-page synopsis, then you just ban them and be done with it.

Between the state of that Wikia and my tech knowledge, I have half a mind to give it a shoot, but I'm horrible at finishing stuff and even worse in any kind of leadership role so I'll just bitch about it instead.
>> No. 221929
You have my bow
>> No. 221933
I'm keeping my axe.
>> No. 222045
File 138982313478.jpg - (164.39KB , 592x903 , Sonic260Thumb.jpg )

>The WAVES OF CHANGE have begun as Sonic faces not only the challenges of his shattered world, but the mysterious dark monsters that have emerged from the abyss as well! The only power that can vanquish the evil and restore the planet are the Chaos Emeralds. Sonic will need them all to restore balance. THE SEARCH IS ON!
>> No. 222046
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>They're detectives you want on your side! Knuckles and the Chaotix have banded together to get to the bottom of the mysterious shattered world crisis! The team will have to use their wits, strength, and cunning to get to the bottom of the case in the GREAT CHAOS CAPER!
>> No. 222047

From Ian over on Bumbleking:

>" - no, it's not Seaside Hill. One of these days, y'all are going to remember the cover doesn't always show off what's in the story. It grabs the eye first."

>"Mighty and Ray will be back this year. Not saying when or where, though'."
>> No. 222050
Either Akhlut has become Sharkman.EXE or we have a shark-girl in the cast.

Either way, I'm more than okay with this.
>> No. 222056
>>" - no, it's not Seaside Hill.

Is it Melancholy Hill?
>> No. 222059
File 138983395965.jpg - (1.63MB , 1454x2092 , Sky Shark of the Conservation Corps.jpg )
>Shark girl

It's been done.
>> No. 222060
Mah Nigga!

Ian, if you got the chance to write Conservation Corps, would you want to?
>> No. 222061
Archie doesn't own the Conservation Corps.
>> No. 222062
I know virtually nothing about them. But sure, if somebody threw a series bible and a check my way, I'd venture into the realm of cartoon animal people again.
>> No. 222063
Who says it's a girl? Maybe it's a pirate shark. Or gay. Or a gay pirate.

OK honestly I'm just hype for underwater mobians finally.
>> No. 222066
I think Gallagher may have written it. It was filled with his kinds of puns. It started as a crossover with TMNT where various animals were given super powers based on nature. They were like the captain planet of funny cartoon animals. Plus their origin story is a Green lantern rip off.

They fought Oily Duck, a duck mutated from an oil spill (who was then turned into a cyborg by their alien benefactor's evil brother), and their last story was them fighting Styrofoamus Rex, a T-rex fossil mixed with discarded styrofoam animated by a meteor. It ended asking kids to write in about what they'd like to see next.

Really liked them myself. Still have the comics somewhere.
>> No. 222067
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>Stepping on Penders's toes already
>> No. 222068
Paul Castiglia and Dan Nakrosis wrote and drew it. Paul was an editor for Sonic during its first year.
>> No. 222069
Clearly a story about finding out how to fix the world will involve Charmy's friend dying of an LSD overdose.
>> No. 222070
The title's actually Chaos Caper, not Chaotix.

And unlike the Chaotix Caper, there's a good chance the Chaotix will actually be awake for most of it!
>> No. 222071
>Who says it's a girl? Maybe it's a pirate shark. Or gay. Or a gay pirate.
I just said it's a girl or Akhlut because...well, it's probably Akhlut. Probably also not actually a shark, but an orca, but whatever. I'm not opposed to gay pirate sharks, but we already had enough gay pirates when Bean was around in the last SU arc (he's always such a chipper guy).
>> No. 222072
Oh, makes sense.
>> No. 222074
File 138984749266.png - (36.14KB , 500x86 , thisfucker.png )
Bets on who is lying down with dogs?
>> No. 222075
He said he had a conversation with them about the possibility.
It's possible to have that conversation when the other half of the conversation is "No Ken. No. Just... go away."
>> No. 222077
File 138985343161.png - (865.51KB , 678x493 , 1378528261725.png )

Stronger ties to the game canon? More Knuckles in Sonic Universe?

I for one welcome our new overlords.
>> No. 222083
Ian, just stop. Metal Sonic is just your kryptonite, I guess. You just can't use him correctly.
>> No. 222086
Such balanced and constructive criticism.
>> No. 222087
...Damn. Has it really been 100 issues since Ian first started writing?
>> No. 222096

Speak for yourself.
>> No. 222098
But Metal was perfect in the latest issue. The problem is balancing his menace with his need to fail and keeping his words scarce. SU50 had it about right, but he was a touch gabby when one of his strengths is his presence and how he'll just respond with basic gestures.
>> No. 222107
Sally's arm... uh... things are neat. Do they only have that form, or do they have a bit of Green Lantern in them? I've always pictured her with a staff for her weapon, though. Sally's breakdown on learning about Mobius wasn't as dramatic as I'd hoped; but, limited pages, and a page was spent warning her and Amy about what would happen.

Anyway, if the multiverse collapsed upon itself, does that mean that all the related characters collapsed in on the remaining ones? So Scourge and Zonic are now part of Sonic? And if it stays that way, does that mean their personalities might come to light through him at some point? I doubt that SEGA would allow it, but if so it still raises interesting possibilities.

Also, Megaman's cover is really creepycool.

I have to agree, I think he was in good form this issue. He got his ass kicked, but Sonic tells him to "crawl back" and leaves him alone, so it seems this is still the Metal Sonic from SU50, especially with some of the newer moves it was showing off.
>> No. 222117
No you're reading too much into it. Obviously it was rebuilt in some way. that we have not seen quite yet.

My question is: is the Nega Whiskers works for the same Nega that exists now?
>> No. 222120
>"My question is: is the Nega Whiskers works for the same Nega that exists now?"
Ian's said he still can't use Nega yet, so it's probably being left ambiguous on purpose.
>> No. 222125

Oh wait, I just noticed they gave all the characters the white outline like they used to for awhile. Yuck. That always makes it feel like a sticker book.

Whatever, still excited for a Knuckles/Chaotix/B List 90s villains arc. Bean and Bark are quickly becoming my favorites.
>> No. 222126
File 138991814017.png - (218.08KB , 400x300 , Ani Please Get.png )
In Issue 29 of Mega Man we learn that Plant Man is immune to Ra Moon's blackout wave because he is made of a considerable amount of organic material, yet LATER in the climax of that story arc Ra Moon manages to disable all of the MM2 robot masters that he allowed to live INCLUDING Wood Man, who is IN FACT made of the same percentage of organic material, if not MORE SO than Plant Man.

Now LISTEN HERE Mr... FLYNN, is it?! ARE WE TO BELIEVE that Plant Man is made of some kind of MAGIC flower?! Jeez I hope somebody got fire for that!

Kidding of course, this story arc was awesome. Just subscribed to this and both Sonic books.
>> No. 222129
I'll take this one Ian.

Why would a man whose shirt says "Genius at Work" spend all his time reading a children's comic book?
>> No. 222130
Didn't they continue working because Ra Moon gave them the immunity? Ra Moon giveth and Ra Moon taketh away.

Then Wood Man is far closer to the source than Plant Man, so it's probably more intense (on a squared level) and will overcome whatever organic materials he has.
>> No. 222131
File 138992011770.gif - (271.82KB , 300x226 , simpsons-genius-at-work.gif )

...I retract my question.
>> No. 222148
Wood Man is made from dead wood. Organic, but deceased. It is bereft of life.

Plant Man apparently incorporates living plant biomaterials.

There's your answer, nerdlinger.
>> No. 222150
that and I thought it said that Plant Man wasn't even totally immune, it just helped.
>> No. 222184
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Why is everyone saying the new shark character is a boy?
Do we have any offical confirmation on that? Or is it because they lack eyelashes?
>> No. 222186
If we're going by SEGA Sonic standards....no eyelashes and no real clothes, soooo......
>> No. 222192
I want to know where everyone is seeing the face of this character. All I've seen is a fin with a ring on it.
>> No. 222193
Variant cover.
>> No. 222208
It's Michael Gallagher. He created Athair, one of the Brotherhood of Guardians. Penders needs his permission to use him; he said he'd like some of his other characters in the Lara-Su mess too. Gallagher also created the Downunda FF's, the Forty Fathom FF's, Tails parents, Rotors family & heard and Fiona Fox.

I really didn't want to lose Fiona and this new arc that was shown to be under water would of been great for reintroducing the Forty Fathoms. :(

No more Bivalve cameos.
>> No. 222209
Oh hey, I snagged a Worlds Collide 1 trade.
I didn't realize that was even out.
Wasn't there supposed to be something between that and rock of ages.
>> No. 222210
I wonder if Mobius tearing itself apart was at least partially inspired by Namek.
>> No. 222214

can you bros find it in your heart to fund this masterpiece?
>> No. 222215
That thing is over 600% funded and looks expensive as hell. Good on it, but I don't think it needs my heart that badly.
>> No. 222219
The new Sabrina show is unwatchable. I can watch damn near anything, but not this fucking show. How'd they fuck up something so simple so badly?
>> No. 222240
>talking to someone about who might own Sally Acorn
>fan says that DiC or Archie owns her even though SEGA of America has a better claim, all because Sega of America isn't SEGA of Japan

Why are Sonic fans so stupid?
>> No. 222242
Somehow I'm guessing this was on deviantart?
>> No. 222244
Point out that Sally's in Mean Bean Machine.

DiC still has an exclusive distribution contract. Only they can distribute the cartoons they made, but the cartoons and characters belong to SEGA. DiC just got a license to use Sonic, Tails, and Eggman, while SEGA gained immediate ownership of any new characters.

...Which was how things were meant to work at Archie, but someone dropped the ball...
>> No. 222252
yeh. Now I'm arguinging with some guy who claims that the New continuity is "unstable" and that the writers are now retcon happy because Ian can't write his way through a story arc.
>> No. 222254
Mav didn't we once conclude that going to the anti-archie folk on dA is a wasted effort

muda muda muda
>> No. 222256
File 139022763088.png - (658.08KB , 657x489 , 1390223325365[1].png )
just leaving this here for inspiration, Ian
>> No. 222261
>Can't show that at the Winter Olympics.
>> No. 222271
It's also futile to try arguing with Mr. Penders on his forum, but people do it.

As darkly humorous as psycho-serial-strangler Amy would be, that's not exactly kid friendly.Yes, I know that's not what you meant with that picture.
>> No. 222273
>"It's also futile to try arguing with Mr. Penders on his forum, but people do it."

Slightly less futile than arguing on DA. Ken at least eventually stopped claiming he has tons of hidden supporters and started instead saying that just having his friends' and family's support matters to him.
>> No. 222281
>It's also futile to try arguing with Mr. Penders on his forum, but people do it.

MUDA MUDA MUDAyoutube thumb
>> No. 222286

Actually, just for technicality sake, DiC became Cookie Jar, and then Cookie Jar was merged into DHX Media, who currently holds distribution rights. If I'm not mistaken.
>> No. 222405
>> No. 222406
Yes, Mav, we know.

So how 'bout that SU #60? Eclipse is turning out much better than I anticipated. Also, love Shadow using his rocket skates as a back up weapon.
>> No. 222407
Welcome to several months ago when people started noticing that, even in Lost World, the planet was only ever referred to as "Sonic/Eggman's World", in caps.

This is our punishment for complaining about what it's called for nearly a decade.

He's Alien Liquid Snake, and just like Liquid his "BROTHERRRRRR" shtick will get old if there's not something else propping it up. Really hoping he doesn't end up as the last living member of the Black Arms; it'd be super predictable and not very interesting on its own. Assuming we don't go down that road, he could be pretty interesting. (For the record, no, I do not actually think he's just an alien copy of liquid snake in concept, I'm just making a comparison. People tend to take things really literally when we discuss Sonic comics.)
>> No. 222417
This is why people don't trust SEGA to handle their own IPs
>> No. 222419
There's literally no way for them to please everybody, so they're taking a third option. Sega does things that cause reactions like this because of people like you in the first place.
>> No. 222420
>there is no way to please everybody
>hurr so lets take the worst option

Stop being a SEGA apologist. Christ... some people here... SEGA could shit in their face and they'd call it chocolate.
>> No. 222424
>Not dealing with a shitty "BUT MUH MOBIUS" "BU-BUT EARTH" debate
>Shittiest option
Maybe for people who care about the most trivial bullshit. For anyone else it's an option that makes most of the whiners shut up.
>> No. 222425
SoJ certainly wasn't going to cave and start calling it Mobius, and calling it Earth would've just had a lot of people bitching online. We saw enough of that when people somehow thought Ian was trying to call it Earth in the comics recently.

Going with "Sonic's World" is as close as they can get to pretty much saying "This obviously isn't what the planet's named in-universe, so you can imagine your own name here."

Sure made some weird dialogue happen, though.
>> No. 222428
>so you can imagine your own name here
Dinglebutts. Sonic's world is called Dinglebutts.
>> No. 222430
Now all SEGA has to do is remove Sonic's eyes and we'll be free from yet another argument. Everybody wins!
>> No. 222433
Guys, guys, guys... why not ask for it to be called "Sonic's Mobius"?

eh? Eh?
>> No. 222434
>> No. 222436
I'm okay with this.

That's not a very good comparison at all, because I can feel your bitter tears from here. A better comparison would be just calling Tails "Tails" instead of Miles "Tails" Prower or Tails the Fox anymore. Or if America had called Sonic a porcupine and they just called him "Sonic" from now on.

Fuck, we don't say what species Sally is, that's not a big deal, but somehow the actual name of the planet according to one specific language (please note that "Earth" is not "Earth" in every language, for example) is a big fucking deal. Aside from dealing with the multiverse (which is basically dead now) and space (where we seem to refuse to go), the name of the planet doesn't really come up all that much. Shit, are we going to bitch that Blaze's planet doesn't have a name now, or are we going to pull a double standard?
>> No. 222439
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>Fuck, we don't say what species Sally is

Chipmunk now.
>> No. 222443
Fancy tiptoe around the subject. She has a chipmunk stripe, but it never says she's just a chipmunk and not a strange ground squirrel/chipmunk/prima donna/humanimal monster.
>> No. 222447
>I can feel your bitter tears from here

Future reference, making discussion about video game lore personal with cheap pot shots only makes you look like an ass.

And your comparison is shit, there has never been a controversy about Tails name, and the only way it could hypothetically work if there was, is if SEGA decided to rename Tails "Sonic's Friend".
>> No. 222448
And I'll say now before someone gets confused, the >hurr SEGA apologist guy is behaving just as petulant. Tone it down.
>> No. 222463
>> No. 222487
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commence hype!
>> No. 222489
>Intro Page

Note what?
>> No. 222491
That the printer's going out of red, maybe
>> No. 222494
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Oh god I forgot Spaz was doing this story...

>> No. 222496
So I'm looking through the old Sonic comics, and it seems like editorial just straight up forgot to add credits to certain issues. For example, issue 51 just seems to...not have credits. At all. You have to wonder how something like that happens.
>> No. 222497
>Doctor Cain: Archaeologist
Oooh, that's a nice touch! In my view, a big difference between Rock's and X's worlds is the lack of a "kindly robot scientist father figure" in the latter, so having Dr Cain be someone who doesn't fully understand the technology he's digging up goes a good way towards replicating that.
>> No. 222498
That's an Archie thing. Archie is pretty bad at doing credits in a lot of their books, historically.
>> No. 222499
He was an archaeologist in the video games too, you know. It's part of the backstory that Cain not understanding how X worked was the entire reason Mavericks are a thing. If they didn't bring that up it'd be a massive oversight.
>> No. 222507
That's different. Archie purposefully didn't credit people until the 80s. After that it's because someone fucked up and forgot them.
They usually acknowledge it in subsequent issues. Issue 51's credits are in the letters page for 52 or 53.
>> No. 222520
Is there a way to update the info on Sonic Retro? The stuff pertaining to Archie Sonic is woefully out of date, it looks like it hasn't been touched since 2012.
>> No. 222529
That's what makes it retro!
>> No. 222530
Yes. It's called getting an account and editing the article.
>> No. 222534
I'd be plenty fine editing the article myself, but getting an account there? Bridge too far.
>> No. 222538
As far as I recall, getting an account on the wikis doesn't require the selection-process-that-really-isn't-as-big-of-a-deal-as-people-insist-it-is.
>> No. 222539

I didn't think the process of getting an account (at least for the forums) was all that hard. Show some interest in the fandom, prove that you're a half-way decent human being, and show that you can be apart of a community without being a nuisance. It's not like you have to pay to join.
>> No. 222542
People often either think it's harder than it is or that it's morally wrong because /how dare they tell me what I can join or not/.

It's really there just to filter the absolutemost idiots (the kind of members that join other forums and get banned, here there's no need for the banning) and make others whip up into shape thinking "oh shit they actually require a process here to join maybe just doing "amy vs sally!!" posts won't cut it".

And then they join and discover everyone's just either discussing informatics or dicks.
>> No. 222543
But regardless of all that, posting on the wikis or on the comments of the main page doesn't require said process anyways (unless they changed something in the last couple of years), so just make an account and go edit what you want.
>> No. 222552
Since the age topic has come up on the forums again I decided to make a list, does this look accurate?

Eclipse : 1
Charmy : 6
Cream : 6
Marine - 7
Muttski : (presumably 6 - 8)
Tails : 8
Amy : 12
Silver : 14
Blaze : 14
Rotor : 14 - 15* (unknown satam)
Sally : 14 - 15* (16 satam)
Sonic : 15
Bunnie : 15 - 16* (unknown satam)
Knuckles : 16
Espio : 16
Mighty : 16
Ray (no official SEGA age) : (10 pre 252) logically 15-17 (if the Time Warp story is no longer canon)
Antoine : 17 - 18* (16 satam)
Rouge : 18
Vector : 20
Snively : 28-29*
Uncle Chuck : 47-48*
Shadow : 50 (physically ageless {only like one year of actual living})
King Acorn : 56-57* (unknown satam)

*Subtracting two to three years from their reported pre 252 age [for Sonic's 3 birthdays]

No official age
Wally Naugus
>> No. 222554
>Bunnie and Antoine getting married at a mere 15/17.

Anyway, actual "age" isn't really important. They'll only ever be written relative to how old the writer "feels" they are.
>> No. 222555
>Antoine is unaware of North American/Westside Island sex laws.
>Is arrested for statutory rape.
Zut alors!
>> No. 222557
I've known people 16/17 year olds who've gotten married before.

Granted, most of the time they're knocked up.
>> No. 222558
Has Shadow ever had a birthday party?
>> No. 222561
"Non, do not in-carcinogen me! She told me she was, 'ow you say, sixteen! It ees ze truth!"

He's far too grumpy for that.
Can you imagine Shadow with a party hat and one of those party blowers? It's horrifying.
>> No. 222565
Gosh, I hadn't considered that new Ray might be all grown up. I kinda hope so.
>> No. 222589

Sonic would totally be up for arranging that.
>> No. 222590
Really? I kind of like him as the "younger brother."
>> No. 222624
Bigger change, mighty might not be super-strong anymore.
>> No. 222644
That sounds bad, but it could be good for his character. I mean, it must be hard to write a Superman strong character into situations.
>> No. 222672
Think he'll just have the Sonic abilities like in his game?
>> No. 222690
Source? I'm gonna miss the guy flinging tanks like nothing. Taking it away leaves him with no shtick.
>> No. 222713
'Cept he'd be MIGHTY fast.
>> No. 222718

The super strength is an invention of the comic. Charmy's a kid now but he's relatively active in the games and his comic backstory is a notorious mess. Depends on how much Sega cares about characters they know damn well they're never using again.
>> No. 222726
Mighty's Super Strength is an invention of PENDERS

it's almost certain that he won't have it.
>> No. 222741

Why wouldn't he, though? Penders doesn't own the concept of a character being super strong.
>> No. 222745
he created the concept that Mighty the Armadillo has super strength
>> No. 222746
Just read an article talking about how during the whole Mecha Sally arc (and Ian's run), most of the bad stuff happened to the women. It claimed that Ian was sexist because

1. Sally was reduced to "tomboy princess' even though her more "rough and tumble" aspects were just from the fact she was leading terrorists against an empire and living in the dirt. The person argued that Sally was always feminine, but Ian wrote her as a boy with lady parts, and her only femininity coming when she wanted to fuck someone, like with Monkey Khan

2. Bunnie was a downgrade from her SatAM version where she was a Lady in Waiting for Sally, but a hair dresser in Archie. Ian went on to make a character arc where she was weak and useless

3. Ian made it apparently clear that Sonic complimented Sally and Bunnie on their new looks, without any other concern crossing his mind

Thoughts on this?
>> No. 222749
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>> No. 222750
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Forget about that shit
>> No. 222753
Typical horse-shit of some people trying to stop trouble either: A) Having a narrow version about what makes a "good" female character. B) Thinks all guys are pigs. Or C) Clearly like to pick and choose examples during a period where everyone's got screwed over.
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>> No. 222762
I mean I know it's just a promo image and nothing remotely like that image will actually be happening but still, you guys sure are putting a lot of eggs in the X basket.
>> No. 222766

They have to the classic series books sales aren't sustainable.
>> No. 222778

Well yeah, if they stay in this holding pattern of dicking around waiting for new crossovers to start. We're looking at another 4-6 months of filler thanks to this event.
>> No. 222781
Oh, they're sustainable.
Just not good enough to justify an X book.
>> No. 222810
>"We're looking at another 4-6 months of filler thanks to this event."
Do you mean you think the crossover's filler, or that there's going to be filler before it starts? Because none of us have any clue what's going to even happen in the crossover yet, and we already know what's going on in the issues leading up to it. The lead-in looks more like MM3 and MMX setup than filler.
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