BumbleKast Q&A – For August 17th, 2020


Ian croaks out another string of answers to 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, 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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If Naugus’s’s magic turned Bunnie’s cybernetic limbs organic, and turned nanite grass into real grass, as well as anything else it could have done that we never got to see due to the cancellation, wink wink hashtag knowing smile, could Naugus magic have “cured” the Metal Virus? If you had used the Metal Virus idea in the Archie comics, is this an event we could have eventually seen play out?

One of my favourite parts of IDW Sonic #29 was that Eggman got taken down by Froggy – I laughed so hard at that! That said, I was a little disappointed we didn’t actually get to see Eggman finally getting a taste of his own medicine. My question is: in previous drafts of this issue’s script, was there ever a version where we would have gotten to see Eggman fully transformed into a zombot? What about Amy, Tails and Espio?

One missed opportunity That I thought In The Zombot Story arc are Zombots fusing with one another to form grotesque and Monsters versions of them, Was this idea strap during the planning stages of the Arc?

So I guess my question is: How were the Destructix able to travel outside of Mobius Prime with what appears to be a normal Warp Ring? And at the risk of sounding like a double question, what ever happened to Scourge’s Super Charged Warp Ring? Basically I’m just asking for some clarification on the Warp Rings. Thanks!

Andrew D.
You’ve mentioned multiple times certain Sonic games being noncanon. Do you know a list of all games that are canon and noncanon?

Diane W.
Team Dark are not friends and are not affiliated with GUN in the modern games and IDW comics. Which brings me to this question; is Shadow still carrying out Maria’s wish to protect humanity and giving them a chance to be happy, or does he not care about Maria or her wish because he hates humanity according to SEGA? Sorry if I sounded a bit cynical there, I’m just still bothered by SEGA’s ideal characterisation of Shadow.

Mechanist Gamma (Ko-Fi)
Ive got a question when it comes to Ians view on the Sonic timeline – with Team Sonic Racing, does it come before or after Sonic Forces? If its after, will Team Sonic Racing be referenced at any point in IDW as taking place between stories?

Saturn Flicky
The JP SA1 guides say Tikals era was 3000 years ago. Battle says Emerl is 4000 years old. Chronicles says both were 4000 years ago. When you said Chronicles is non-canon, is this the official word from Sega? Should its timeline change & Echidna/Gizoid connection be disregarded?

Ian: Is there a video game franchise you would like to see get a comic series and get to write for?
Kyle: Have you ever played any games from Suda51 such as Killer 7 and No More Heroes for a few examples? They are cult classics that while may not be for everyone, I feel they are worth at least giving a look. There is nothing else quite like Suda’s games.

Standard Q&A
Can we get you saying the various names and terms in Drogune out loud, to make pronunciation clear? Any terms and names you can think might be relevant to make clear, although the ones that jumped to me when I binge-read recently were “Aje” and the “-hume” suffix for the realms.

Question for later: Are there any elements, characters, or plot devices from Archie (Your favs Relic/Eclipse, the concept of Egg Bosses, etc) that are on the table for future use in IDW, or does Sega have a strict no rehash rule when it comes to elements from past comics?

Nick G.
Just finished reading the Sonic and Mega Man crossover comics you wrote and it was amazing! But it did make me think, why weren’t Resident Evil and Devil May Cry characters among the cameos. There would be tame enough ways to introduce the characters and from then on they’ed be fighting robots. Was it a licensing issue? They’re just so big in terms of Capcom properties that their omission baffles me.

Wait, wait, wait.
Is Muttski a labrador?
Is he Chuck’s Lab Assistant/lab assistant?

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