BumbleKast #111: The Sonic Movie


On this episode of the BumbleKast, Ian & Kyle talk about the latest videogame-to-movie success – yes, SUCCESS – that is Sonic the Hedgehog.

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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

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Diane W.
Ever since the “incident” in #19 and how people were upset with Shadow’s portrayal in the same issue, I gotten pretty upset with this myself, especially since I realized after reading comments online about this that it is a huge betrayal to the character development he had in SA2, Heroes, his own title game, and even 06. I just wish SEGA can look back at those games and see who the real Shadow the Hedgehog is, and it [hurts] my heart every time I think about it. I know I shouldn’t be asking for spoilers for future issues of the comic, but at the very least, answer my question with revealing too much: Will there be a scene in the eventual fallout/recovery arc of the Metal Virus Saga where Shadow gets called out for his arrogance and stupidity, again back in #19, and gets questioned for his current behavior[?]

Andrew D.
After the events of Worlds Collide rebooted Sonic’s multiverse, I recall the idea of a multiverse getting scrapped due to issues with the real-world ownership of the Cosmic Interstate. Then we winded up getting some sort of multiverse with various Capcom and Sega franchises in Worlds Unite. Can you share or explain how the multiverse, or whatever it was, worked after the reboot? Did Blaze’s World exist in its own multiverse alongside the other franchises?

John B.
I know I’m a little late on this but before I get to my question, congratulations on launching Drogune. I’m really enjoying it so far.
In the back up story to Archie Sonic #281 Tails mentions he sees Bunnie as his big sister and overall seems very close to her. Does this mean that Tails was closer to Bunnie then the other Freedom Fighters that aren’t Sonic in Volume 2 does he just consider all of them his siblings?

TheImagineBreaker 121212
I may be late on this matter (really late) but What’s a Franchise Like Sonic like where Everything In The Many series Is Canon? Brand Manager Aaron Webber made that official and considering his status quo with reaching out to Naka, Lizuka and Sega I’d take it as official via that and his position to do so (and that being his job), A partition where Two different things happen at once are Put in as Parallel Universes, like For example Sonic Boom Or? Mania Adventures and Mania Plus on steam confirmed, it truly sets the standards on how to organize this omnidirectional Canon, It would make sense things like Crisis City In Sonic Generations is some Parallel Universe (Multiverse?) Or Alternate Timeline now which means? Oh no….. Iblis still destroyed the world and made it into an Epitome Of Eternal Darkness and Mephiles is still around (Sonic Runners and 06 Silver apparently). What are your Thoughts?

Hangouts With Harry
hello it’s me again just want to know does the whole of tangle and whisper take place in the metal virus saga or before?

Any plans for Marine and Big? From what I’ve noticed, they’re the only modern cast members that haven’t shown up in the book(minus cover cameos)

Ian, what are your thoughts on the characterization of Shadow in the Twitter Take Overs? Where he gives his business to indie drinks and Mom & Pop stores or he eats chilidogs with peppers and even more cheese to prove he’s better than Sonic? Will we get something like that in the comics anytime soon?

I was rereading Worlds Unite recently and realized that Crush Crawfish (X3) and Gravity Antonion (X8) are completely absent. Was this an accident, or was there some weird reason why they didn’t appear? On the same note, were you guys not allowed to use Dr. Doppler, High Max and Red (considering they’re more ‘important’ than just some normal mavericks and seem less like accidental exclusions) or were they just not included for whatever other reason?

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