History Comicbook / SonicTheComic

19th Aug '17 5:09:58 PM ScrabbitTheRabbit
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**Porker Lewis permanently retires simply because he is no longer able to cope with the stress of rebelling against Robotnik's rule.
**After the death of a major character at the hands of Chaos, Sonic breaks completely. The issue after the death has a particularly cruel bait and switch where it looks like the character has survived but it turns out Sonic is hallucinating in his grief.
19th Aug '17 5:05:58 PM ScrabbitTheRabbit
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**The series also shows the psychological toll the adventures take on our heroes. Porker Lewis permanently retires and shows PTSD symptoms for the rest of the comic's life and after losing one of his closest friends, Sonic himself starts suffering from grief-stricken hallucinations and night terrors.
28th May '17 6:40:51 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalJerkass: Sonic is a heroic, laidback character in the games, and at the time of the comics was written in western canon as being a TotallyRadical MascotWithAttitude, but in here, he's a bullying, immature {{Jerkass}}, especially with the way he treated Tails. Despite caring for his friends, he really has a hard time showing it.
11th Apr '17 6:02:14 PM nombretomado
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* HighlyVisibleNinja: In keeping with the games, Joe Musashi of the ''{{Shinobi}}'' stories was a ninja dressed all in white.

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* HighlyVisibleNinja: In keeping with the games, Joe Musashi of the ''{{Shinobi}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' stories was a ninja dressed all in white.
25th Mar '17 5:37:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ShiningForce'': For some reason, the original straight-fantasy-RPG setting was converted into one AfterTheEnd InAWorld where nuclear war has caused the downfall of civilisation and the resulting mutations created fantasy races of centaurs, elves and so forth.

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* ''ShiningForce'': ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'': For some reason, the original straight-fantasy-RPG setting was converted into one AfterTheEnd InAWorld where nuclear war has caused the downfall of civilisation and the resulting mutations created fantasy races of centaurs, elves and so forth.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Although Sonic The Comic was aimed at kids, the death of the BigBad Hawk in the first ''StreetsOfRage'' story was particularly gruesome: [[spoiler: he gets kicked into a tank of molten iron]].

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Although Sonic The Comic was aimed at kids, the death of the BigBad Hawk in the first ''StreetsOfRage'' ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' story was particularly gruesome: [[spoiler: he gets kicked into a tank of molten iron]].
23rd Mar '17 6:44:01 AM kkhohoho
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Everything you know about the franchise is turned on its head here. Sonic's flaws are played up a lot more and they end up biting him in the ass as he becomes social pariah because of them. Eggman is legitimately insane as his normal quirks are ''not'' played for laughs. Its one of the bleakest settings for the franchise to date.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Everything you know about the franchise is turned on its head here. Sonic's flaws are played up a lot more and they end up biting him in the ass as he becomes a social pariah because of them. Eggman is legitimately insane as his normal quirks are ''not'' played for laughs. Its one of the bleakest settings for the franchise to date.
5th Mar '17 10:32:58 AM nombretomado
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** There were plenty to all kinds of popular culture. MarvelComics, for some reason, attracted several writers' ire with TakeThat parodies of their characters living on Planet Meridian in the Special Zone. More unusually, according to WordOfGod, is that Grimer was named for Gríma Wormtongue from ''TheLordOfTheRings''.

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** There were plenty to all kinds of popular culture. MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, for some reason, attracted several writers' ire with TakeThat parodies of their characters living on Planet Meridian in the Special Zone. More unusually, according to WordOfGod, is that Grimer was named for Gríma Wormtongue from ''TheLordOfTheRings''.
17th Jul '16 3:34:08 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Chaos appears randomly in the middle of Metropolis City, uses his ability to induce extreme fear in his opponents to catch the Freedom Fighters off guard completely and [[spoiler: kills Johnny Lightfoot, becoming the only villain to successfully kill a Freedom Fighter]].

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: Chaos appears randomly in the middle of Metropolis City, uses his ability to induce extreme fear in his opponents to catch the Freedom Fighters off guard completely and [[spoiler: kills Johnny Lightfoot, becoming the only villain to successfully kill a Freedom Fighter]].
9th Jul '16 1:22:11 PM Pichu-kun
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The Sonic continuity was distinct from all others, chiefly by being the one piece of Sonic media, above any and all of the other comics and cartoons released at the time, which actually strove to accurately translate the world of the games into serial story form. It included the Zones, the rings, the [=PCs=], Star Posts, Badniks, the animal friends and more, and used them ''as they appeared in the games''. At the same time, it acknowledged WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM and its American comics spinoff with occasional magazine features but did not take any of it into account (though ''[=StC=]'' may have influenced the American comic back - both series have an EnemyWithout plot featuring Super Sonic going on a rampage). It [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]] after a storyline where Sonic ended up accidentally time-traveling half a year into the future, in which time in his absence [[BadFuture Robotnik has conquered the planet]]: the next ninety-odd issues consisted of stories based around Sonic leading Freedom Fighters against the occupation, until Robotnik was finally toppled in the 100th issue.

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The Sonic continuity was distinct from all others, chiefly by being the one piece of Sonic media, above any and all of the other comics and cartoons released at the time, which actually strove to accurately translate the world of the games into serial story form. It included the Zones, the rings, the [=PCs=], Star Posts, Badniks, the animal friends and more, and used them ''as they appeared in the games''. At the same time, it acknowledged WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and its American comics spinoff with occasional magazine features but did not take any of it into account (though ''[=StC=]'' may have influenced the American comic back - both series have an EnemyWithout plot featuring Super Sonic going on a rampage). It [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]] after a storyline where Sonic ended up accidentally time-traveling half a year into the future, in which time in his absence [[BadFuture Robotnik has conquered the planet]]: the next ninety-odd issues consisted of stories based around Sonic leading Freedom Fighters against the occupation, until Robotnik was finally toppled in the 100th issue.



The article for the online continuation of Sonic the Comic can be found [[SonicTheComicOnline here]].

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The article for the online continuation of Sonic ''Sonic the Comic Comic'' can be found [[SonicTheComicOnline [[Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline here]].



There is also a Sonic The Comic [[Characters/SonicTheComic characters page]].

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There is also a Sonic ''Sonic The Comic Comic'' [[Characters/SonicTheComic characters page]].



* AsYouKnow: Shortfuse tends to mention his backstory in each appearance he makes. Always goes something like, "Remember me, Robotnik? The badnik you created who turned on you?" It's become a bit of a RunningGag with the fans of the comic.

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* AsYouKnow: AsYouKnow:
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Shortfuse tends to mention his backstory in each appearance he makes. Always goes something like, "Remember me, Robotnik? The badnik you created who turned on you?" It's become a bit of a RunningGag with the fans of the comic.



* CaptainObvious: Tails' Captain Obvious statements did not go unnoticed by Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog.

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* CaptainObvious: Tails' Captain Obvious statements did not go unnoticed by Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog.Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog:



* DarkerAndEdgier: During the Sonic Adventure adaptation, and Robotnik's AGodAmI story arc. The comic itself was this to the games; matching or even surpassing SonicSatAM at its darkest. Much like SatAM, a lot of the comic is set in a dystopian world ruled by Robotnik, with many of it's citizens being forcibly turned into robots to do his bidding. Unlike SatAM, this version of Robotnik is explicitly shown to also have citizens outright executed for incredibly petty reasons. To quote one poor civillian on the subject of his rule; "everything is punishable by death these days."

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* DarkerAndEdgier: During the Sonic Adventure ''Sonic Adventure'' adaptation, and Robotnik's AGodAmI story arc. The comic itself was this to the games; matching or even surpassing SonicSatAM ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' at its darkest. Much like SatAM, ''[=SatAM=]'', a lot of the comic is set in a dystopian world ruled by Robotnik, with many of it's citizens being forcibly turned into robots to do his bidding. Unlike SatAM, this version of Robotnik is explicitly shown to also have citizens outright executed for incredibly petty reasons. To quote one poor civillian on the subject of his rule; "everything is punishable by death these days."



* DullSurprise: The Adventure arc often does this, especially with Amy who can't pull off a proper expression.
* EarlyDraftTieIn: At least one early comic showed Splats, an unused rabbit Badnik.

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* DullSurprise: The Adventure ''Adventure'' arc often does this, especially with Amy who can't pull off a proper expression.
* EarlyDraftTieIn: At least one early comic showed Splats, an unused rabbit Badnik.
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Inverted. The writers almost got into a lawsuit once due to the fact they weren't listening to their guidelines, but later Sega stopped paying attention. Thus the writers were given a major amount of freedom that other adaptations weren't. Sonic and friends could be in the presence of alcohol (not a GRatedDrug, and they refused to drink it though), one arc was name "Village of the Damned", and violence was abound (though oddly [[BloodlessCarnage bloodless]]).

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Inverted. The writers almost got into a lawsuit once due to the fact they weren't listening to their guidelines, but later Sega stopped paying attention. Thus the writers were given a major amount of freedom that other adaptations weren't. Sonic and friends could be in the presence of alcohol (not a GRatedDrug, and but they refused to drink it though), one arc was name "Village of the Damned", and violence was abound (though oddly [[BloodlessCarnage bloodless]]).{{bloodless|carnage}}).
27th Jun '16 3:42:50 PM Jiffo
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** If Grimer appears unaccompanied, someone will manage to mention he's Robotnik's "creepy assistant".
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