BumbleKast #116: IDW Sonic with Evan Stanley


On this episode Ian & Kyle interview Evan Stanley, veteran Sonic creator and future lead writer for IDW’S 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.
During the Iron Dominion Saga, most pacifically, the Journey to the East  Arc in Sonic Universe, Espio was revealed to be a member of the Shinobi  Clan and may or may not be in relation to the clan’s leader, the Bride  of Constant Vigil. Was this particular backstory for Espio a personal  head-canon of yours that you integrated into the comics or is your  head-canon for Espio’s backstory something else entirely?

did Shard take any design cues from robot master aesthetics? I know he  had the arm canon as ‘Metal 2.0’ way back when, but the way his limbs  were drawn always looked very Mega Man to me.

Andrew D.
Are there any plans for more Cosmo after Mighty Martian #5? I just  finished it, and I need more! Also, does Super Duck exist in the same  world as the older series, or is it an alternate future?

I was just curious & was wondering if you’re able to elaborate or  not (& sorry if this seems like an old topic), why was Infinite’s  backstory not explored a bit more in his mini comic for Sonic Forces?  More so than just “he wants to see the world burn,” well, to me it  seemed, at least. Were you not able to tell more of his story because  you weren’t given enough info or was told not to tell too much just in  case it may have contradicted the game/needed to follow some guidelines?  Or also might have been where you were limited to 4 pages?

Tik Tik
Why would anyone who fought the Deadly Six before send a robot to fight  the Deadly Six?

So Ian, Dr. Wily want to rule the world, but exactly what would a world  ruled by Dr. Willy be like exactly? Unlike Eggman, who wants to rule the  world due to him believing the planet can be improved with his  machines, Willy seems to just want to be recognized for his genius. So  would a world ruled by Dr. Willy be a terrible place to live in?

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