BumbleKast #102 – Games We Haven’t Played: Part 2


On this episode of the BumbleKast, Ian and Kyle return to the topic of games they haven’t played. This time, we explore Ian’s ignorance!

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Your hosts:

  • Ian “BumbleKing” Flynn – Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, also writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more
  • Kyle “KyleJCrb” Crouse – Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast

Featuring our special guest:

  • Aleah “Kureejii Lea” Baker – Writer, colorist, letterer, and character designer for Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe for Archie Comics

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Priority Q&A
Andrew D.
If either of you owned the rights to the Sonic franchise, what changes would you implement to the games, comics, shows, etc? Note: For the comic, I’m not asking for upcoming plans. This would be more like things out of your control such as the way characters are handled, ideas you aren’t allowed to use, extra books like Sonic Universe was for Archie, etc.

Ian, going back to your pre super genesis wave run on the Archie comics I noticed that the way you wrote Sonic seemed different from the way you’ve written him since. Sonic is much more aggressive, arrogant, and hot headed. He is much more likely to resort to violence like running across the continent to ram into Eggman and then laughing about it or threatening Eggman with a 5 minute head start. Of course Eggman is a villain, but it’s a very sharp contrast to his usual light hearted attitude in your later comics. Sonic was also egotistical in the case of the Tails and Fiona situation. He’s very often scowling or annoyed with friends and foes alike, and very often undermines authority and boasts about it. I wanted to know what was your reasoning for taking the character in this direction or was this never your intention in the first place? Either way I think it gave the character an nice level of depth to balance out his usual attitude, so thank you.

Hey fellas, I hope you’re having a good podcast. 🙂
While recently watching our friend Syn streaming Sonic Adventure, I noted what a powerful and iconic moment it is when Sonic transforms into Super Sonic for the final boss fight. I think that it may just be the best Super Sonic transformation moment in any of the games – Sonic Adventure 2’s transformation sequence is memorable, but for entirely different reasons. 😛
So I was wondering: what are some of your favourite memorable and iconic moments from the Sonic games?

Standard Q&A
Michael B.
-I know that it’s highly unlikely that this would ever happen given Sega’s somewhat strict guidelines. But I would love to see some interaction between humans and mobians that are not just sonic and co visiting the planet. Maybe their could be mobians that settled on the human planet? Given that Team Dark has worked with GUN several times, Big’s bungalow in the Mystic Ruins, as well as the Mystic Ruins in it’s entirety.

-Do you have any insight as to what Marine’s power that she used to stop Dr. NEGA was?

Someone on Reddit said their friend met you at a convention and asked about Shadow’s characterization in IDW. You said that his very cocky and arrogant personality was due to how Sega wants Shadow to be characterized, and talked about this whole story of Shadow removing his Inhibitor Rings to try and stop the Zombots. Is this story true, or is someone just making that up? Also are there any mandates on how Gemerl has to be characterized?

PC The Unicorn
-Ian, would you like to do more with Blaze the Cat with her maybe even getting her own series? I feel like there’s a lot of untapped potential with her character, especially given the fact that she’s a princess, so there’s a lot about that aspect of her character that could be explored. and a lot about her world

Ryan Jampole
why won’t you answer my STH#23 prediction email?! I’m 100% sure that #23 will reveal that Sonic was REALLY Old Man Whithers– the haunted amusement park owner! And he would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for you meddling Mobians! And your little echidna too!

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