BumbleKast Q&A – August 16th, 2021

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Is Kyle involved in the process of writing Sonic comics? (SPOILERS: No. No, he is not.)

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  • Ian “BumbleKing” Flynn – Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, 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
Scurvy Piratehog
We all know that the Death Egg is a parody of the Death Star, but in an episode of Sonic Boom, an alternate version of Eggman had a laser sword, so…what do you think the chances are that Eggman is secretly a huge Star Wars nerd?

DaniTheLight
Ya know how Eggman does his performed announcement theatrics everytime he’s back to doing a scheme? Does he practice it before broadcasting what he’s doing with cubot and orbot as an audience or is that all freestyle?
In fact does all villians practice their theatrical speech when revealing themself or do they freestyle and which one do you think has the most fun doing the theatrical “I’m here and doing another scheme!” part of villiany?

Speed Weed
Now as with before, I’m not too sure if you’re [familiar] with the Little Nightmares games, but what always gets me is that the first game had its own comic. […] Long Story short though, it got canceled due to what I can only assume was a lack of interest at the time, but given the 2nd game’s popularity and the sheer potential to expand on the overall eldritch world of the games, […] would it be worth it to make another series of comics for it? Would you be interested in trying your hand at writing it or is it a little outta your comfort zone?

N’Oni
Could Chaos get infected with the Metal Virus, and if so, how bad of a situation are we talking?

UnknowingFrown
While Sonic and the Freedom Fighters had their memories of the old continuity, did they remember the people that were lost forever? So many characters had loved ones that were either erased from existence or replaced, and I always thought the implications of that were unsettling.

Scruffymatt
I recently had an absolutely delightful experience playing Sonic 1 Master System remake, so I was wondering what some of your favourite Sonic fangames are?

Digamma
so there was a big reveal in issue 4 of Tales of Aether; was said reveal your idea or a preexisting one of Dan’s/some other Aether team member?

TheHoboJoe!!!
Why, in your opinion, are Sonic and Tails such good friends?

Drewmaru
Since Fang was confirmed to be a jerboa-wolf hybrid, have you been given any explanation on how that’s possible? […] And I might as well ask if his official name is Fang or if it’s still Nack while Fang is his nickname just like how they did with Robotnik and Eggman?

Awf
How come Neo Metal could go Super but Heavy King couldn’t?

SonicSonicsSonic
Can you please ask if any of the classic games are still canon to the modern characters pasts. And if classic sonic is sonic from the past or a alternate dimension version of sonic or is the classic world a alternate dimension or a split timeline created by the events of generations I really don’t care what the answer is as long as I can finally get a real answer from saga. So please send this question to saga and get back with a real answer directly from them so We can finally put this classic sonic discussion to rest.

Censored
I’ve heard from you that the Freedom Fighters would be voiced by their original voice actors, Tangle would be voiced by Christina Vee, Whisper would be voiced by Ashley Johnson, and Relic would be voiced by Minnie Driver but:
Who would voice Fiona Fox and Mina Mongoose?

InvadeTurboTunis
A Sonic and Ratchet & Clank crossover? Ian, I know you’re not as knowledgable of the franchise of R&C, but how would you play out these two pairings if possible? Since I think both series would work wonders together. How would both Drs. Eggman and Nefarious bromance be involved in the plot?

Wulfsbane
I’m curious how you go about the writing process when you write and arc for Sonic. Could you describe how you form the idea, go through the drafts, and edit it down to the final arc? Do you bounce ideas off of Aleah/Kyle/Evan/ect.? How involved are the Archie/IDW editors? Does an idea come up mid process that makes you re-do everything you’ve written thus far and make you start over?

STANDARD Q&A
Lucas R.
In the archie comics is is shown that sonic can vibrate his molecules to become intangible. Can he do this easily and for how long do you think he can do that?

Cassidy J.
I know Rough & Tumble have a power called “stink bomber” and “grand stink bomber”. Is it like actual skunk spray and how a skunk sprays in real life but with a spindash? I’m just curious.

AtomicFox64
Do you know if Paramount had to follow any Sega mandates like you? If so, were they as strict?

Domenic R.
[..] I want to know if you had any advice onwriting for franchises. Like, how can I take a character like sonic or his friends, who already has a whole setup ahead of them, and write a logline that will make a reader go “yes! THIS has bite! This is using the characters to their fullest!” Because your work is full of those…

Christine P.
Can you give me an idea of what is and is not negotiable in a work for hire contract when working for a company like IDW, or your previous company Archie? Do you get paid royalties still for your old work, or is that something that is non-negotiable once the contract ends?

Rich the Echidna
Which is the best version of sky chase. sonic 2, pocket adventure ,sonic 4 EPs 2, sa1 or unleashed 360.

Dove
Everyone keeps asking about money in Sonic world.
Here’s my question: Does Monopoly exist in Sonic world?

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