BumbleKast #114: We’re Trying, Guys. Here’s Some Q&A.


On this episode of the BumbleKast, Kyle is left alone with Metal Ian and your questions.

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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
Would you be opposed to an idea of a modern Sonic game where the writing …get deconstructed, like… Neon Genesis Evangelion … and Puella Magi Madoka Magica ….

[Question on the multiverse of Sonic]

…what is the likelihood of being able to openly show Sally’s bisexuality?

Daniel H.
…Would you ever consider script analysis work? Short to feature film length? For Mr. Crouse: I need a game. Something cheap, light-hearted, easy to play, and can be downloaded onto a Mac. Whatcha got?

Dani G
The question is this: When are you guys bringing [Mephiles] back? …Also I would like to know what inspired you to write the Sonic franchise.

If Sega was to decide to bring back the name Mobius for Sonic’s world and give Blaze’s world an official name for the first time, what do you think it would be?

Quick guys, what’s your zombie survival plan, and how would you need to edit that plan if you were dealing with zombots instead of zombies?

PC The Unicorn
[Silver’s] future …everything is metal. Is that something fans can expect learning about? Also, is Silver basically a time paradox now …?

Liam B.
Have you ever talked to Ken [Penders] personally about the legal squeeze? Perhaps you could appeal to his inner art-lover to let you make plans to finish it; or maybe he would choose that if he was somehow involved!

James M
does SEGA have mandates against Sonic meeting AU versions of himself or is the door always open for Sonic vs anti-Sonic?

Almiron R.
Will you make more world building when the characters dealt with the fallout of the Metal Virus?

Let’s say hypothetically, Tangle decided to form a “team” with Jewel and Whisper; who would fulfill the roles of Speed, Fly and Power respectively? What do you think their team name would be?

Now is this lack of speaking [by Metal Sonic] in idw as vanilla Metal a mandate or creative decision? (I could see Metal ignoring Sonic’s comments after all as long as he can wreck him).

P. Preston
I have long heard that it isn’t possible to work on a comic series based off of a pre-existing franchise if a person posts stories on the internet that aren’t Original Ideas/Intellectual Property of their own, or if they post fanfiction/work in a fan project.
Is there any truth behind this?

Pink H.
Are the Zone Cops/Corps gonna be returning at all?

Tylerrenee M.
How would you write a Sonic/Flash/Superman crossover?

Potato Vlogs
I wonder what Sonic’s second favorite food is.

I heavily apologize for the nature of this question, but why is Amy characterized more like Sally in IDW? … And I just have to ask why this is?

SonicFan4Life 007
Is there any chance to see Mega Man Comics on IDW Publishing, like Sonic the Hedgehog?

If/when … you got to Mega Man 7’s story which version of the ending would you have used? Japan’s where Rock does stand down or America’s where Rock proclaims he is more than just a robot and almost murders Dr. Wily?

Trent H.
How do you guys feel about the instant forgiveness seen in shows like dbz? Even as a kid I thought it was a bit of a stretch that mass murderers are allowed into the group without a single question.

Doofusbrain Super-Idiot
Question: Dr. Eggman has been referred to simply as “Eggman” in some recent comics as well as in Sonic Forces. Is he going through another confusing name-change-that-isn’t a name-change, or am I just noticing a pattern-that-isn’t-a-pattern?

This comic is technically not in keeping in game lore… do you intend to try to mold the setting of the book to fit whatever new information we get or are you taking a more relaxed approach this time around?

Who’s your favorite Sonic voice actor?

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