BumbleKast #115: The Evolution of Animal Crossing with Aleah Baker


On this episode, Ian returns to power through your Q&A. But first – guest star Aleah Baker returns to talk about the legacy of the world’s current obsession: Animal Crossing.

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Show Information
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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Priority Q&A
Koopaling Krew
I got this idea when Sega presented “Tribot” as their annual April Fools news. I know fan characters are VERY touchy when it comes to copyrights. BUT if Sega themselves make an official “fan character”, do you actually have access to possibly bring them to the IDW Sonic comic?

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?

Diane W.
When the Council of Acorn, apart from Rotor and Uncle Chuck, chose to side with Naugus despite the fact that he is clearly the bad guy, were they all brainwashed into letting him become king and siding with him purely out of fear? And was there going to be a story where the council gets disbanded for arbitrary siding with someone like Naugus, as well as refusing to allow the Freedom Fighters to go out on missions, even though permission was never required in earlier issues, as well as other consequences like, for example, Tails having a major falling out with his mother for betraying him and his friends?

Standard Q&A
Can the phantom ruby create other phantom rubies? Then you can be like Oprah and go “You get a phantom ruby! And you get a phantom ruby! EVERYONE GETS A PHANTOM RUBY!”

You mentioned that you pitched Marine in IDW, but were shot down. Is Sega just done with her, do you know? Ever since Sticks showed up and looks so similar it’s like they forgot she existed. Did they give you a reason you’re allowed to disclose? I just miss her!

I realize I’m maybe stepping into sizzling grounds here, but I have to ask. In the midst of the Zombot Apocalypse, as I’ll call it, why haven’t G.U.N gotten involved, much less go after the high-speed carrier, Sonic?

Did you ever talk with any of the original writers of Sonic Underground for the epilogue in Lost Hedgehog Tales or is what will be in there all from you?

…Is…Miles Prower=Miles Per Hour… Really a thing? Because…my brain is leaking out of my ears…

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