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Edited by kkhohoho on Apr 29th 2019 at 6:05:00 AM
Honestly, I liked that because (at least under Nigel Kitching's writing) it gave him good depth. Sonic was written as Jerk with a Heart of Gold who was unable to vocalize any uncool feelings but you could read them under his rudeness. For example sometimes his friends get captured and his way of worrying about them is going "I knew it mistake to bring you along, pixel-brain!" Or sometimes Robotnik makes his demands and hostage tells him to ignore them and Sonic says "Don't be a hero, Porker, it doesn't suit you!" or "Boy, I hate it when you try to be noble, Tails!" which is his way of saying he wont sacrifice his friends. This is also justified by the fact that every time he looses his cool, he turns into Super Sonic, so no wonder that whenever his friends start worrying he just tells them to bite their tongue.
Nigel Kitching recently wrote a "final" comic called "Exit: Sonic" for the online fan continuation. It's revealed Amy and Tekno the Canary eventually become a couple and Amy has a daughter that Sonic is the godfather of, though the father is unknown.
So if I have this correct, Ken Penders left the series in the 30-40 range to write the Knuckles comic, and returned once it was cancelled?
No, he still wrote some Sonic comics. Back then, there wasn't any one writer doing a single solitary run. Penders and a few others took turns writing issues, which left room for Penders to write Knuckles all on his lonesome. (Which only happened because SEGA wouldn't let him do all his Knuckles stuff for Sonic.) When that got canned it was moved to Sonic as a backup feature which Penders wrote until that got shelved too. It was only after that that Penders took over writing Sonic fulltime until Flynn took over. Not surprisingly that's when the comic saw a massive uptick in quality. (Not to mention sales.)
Edited by kkhohoho on May 1st 2019 at 6:25:42 AM
Makes sense. Honestly his older work doesn't seem that bad for what it is; just a fun little adventure comic. I might change my tune once I read the Knuckles series though.
Edited by RodimusMinor on May 1st 2019 at 7:27:43 AM
Wait'll you get to Flynn.
Checked out some more specials and... they kinda suck. Think I'm just gonna read the main series from here on out.
Man remember when enough people read comics that you could put out specials and minis off of one comic instead of this idea of intrinsic importance of the "flagship" comic?
And I've reached Endgame. I wonder what that was like back in the day, this episodic comic with multiple stories per issue giving way to an overarching narrative and finally a full blown four issue story arc resulting in the death of the main villain.
I'm actually really interested in the 51-75 era, because the idea of a world without Robotnik just sounds like a really cool concept for a Sonic comic to explore (no I'm not bitter that IDW totally squandered Mr. Tinker, why do you ask).
Edited by RodimusMinor on May 1st 2019 at 8:21:16 AM
There's a couple Specials that have important plot developments, but not many—11 gave Bunnie her new robotic limbs and I think had Sally reject bonding with the Source of All, but that;s about the only one I can think of besides the In Your Face special introducing Nicole's origins and the future of Mobius.
The entire early comic kinda gets depressing post-Worlds Collide.
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