BumbleKast Q&A – For August 10th, 2020


Ian and Kyle wrassle more of your questions, and Ian is flummoxed by a previous answer.

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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, 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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Andrew D.
If no life existed in Silver’s future before he returned to the past to help fight against the Metal Virus, then how was he born? Does changing the future mean that he is instead creating an alternate future and traveling to that new one and ultimately leaving his original doomed future behind somewhere to remain doomed? And regardless, when he returned to his future to see no life and sparse metallic plant life, I find it hard that he didn’t touch anything at all. Was he super duper cautious and didn’t touch anything, not even the ground, or was the Metal Virus no longer contagious at that point in time? Why would animal life deteriorate but not plant life?

Diane W.
In the future altered by King Sonic, Shadow was the one who took down the Eggman Empire and became a tyrannical ruler for the sake of world peace until Sonic, Tails, and Lara-Su ended his reign. What were the events in the altered future that led to Shadow destroying Eggman and his Empire and beginning his tyrannical rule?

Chris A.
Hey ian so I’m wondering is there going to be a tv show or game based on pre reboot Archie Sonic I mean everyone would really love that and you get to see your old characters again?

Could Wisps be infected by the Metal Virus?

Ink Pants
Hi Ian. I was curious what your more personal thoughts might have been when you were gearing up to write Sally’s multiple sacrifices (getting shot and roboticized) at the beginning of the Mecha Sally arc. Self-sacrifice screams Sally Acorn, but this was probably the single most devastating experience for the FF, and for many readers. I have to imagine that was a fairly painful/difficult story to write even with knowledge of how it would conclude. I know it punched a hole right through my heart.

There are a number of rom hacks available on the web which allow you to play Sonic games as different characters such as Shadow, Eggman, or Sally. There are even some official Sonic games where you can play as alternate characters, such as Knuckles in Sonic 2 or Tails in certain ports of Sonic CD. If you could choose any past Sonic game – classic or otherwise – to be altered or modded so that you could play as Tangle or Whisper, what would you pick?

A few episodes ago Ian said that IDW Eggman is not related to IDW Gerald. What’s the story behind this? Personal thing? Sega policy? What’s up?

For Ian: With Evan taking over the main IDW book for the next saga and you assisting here and there with it, I was curious if there’s any hope of Cream sticking around with the main cast from this point on depending on the future stories?
For Kyle: With Microsoft turning Xbox into more of a platform with multiple ways to play their games, do you personally wish to see something similar for Sony and Nintendo?

Tik Tik
Recently, I heard a theory that the “two worlds” is actually a mistranslation and that Izuka really meant something more metaphorical than literal. Has SEGA clarified to you that it is in fact two separate planets or dimensions, or is that just an assumption you are going with? From what I can tell in the games, the idea that the human “world” is made separate from the furry “world” could just be that Sonic Team doesn’t think humans fit the flavor of the games they are making, not that they literally exist in another dimension.

I had a thought while I was looking up and reading back over about these guys, how come the Witchcarters all had board type extreme gear? Was it because it was easier to draw than having them all have bike types? And if you’re able to bring them back for IDW, would you have to change up their designs & possibly give them bikes instead, or keep them the same as they were in the Archie books?

If you had the opportunity and permission from the big blue boys up top, would you tell a globe-trotting story of adventure in the Sonic universe a’la One Piece?

To Kyle: Hello, how are you? Have you seen any good cartoons lately? If so, any suggestions to watch during quarantine?

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