BumbleKast Q&A – For August 9th, 2021


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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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The classic Sonic games compilations of the 2000s – Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Gems Collection – featured numerous bonus games you could unlock, including Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Get Blue Spheres, and a bunch of Game Gear games. But now there is a new classic Sonic games compilation on the horizon! What unlockable bonus games do you think should be included in Sonic Origins? I want to see Knuckles’ Chaotix and SegaSonic the Hedgehog, regardless of the problematic hardware. Let. :clap: Mighty. :clap: And Ray. :clap: And the Chaotix. :clap: Out. :clap: To play. :clap: Again!
Speed Weed
what is the most memorable, stand-out moment for you playing throughout the franchise, or even your favorite moment in any external media (manga, comics, etc.)? What is your favorite Metroid game, and what are your hopes for the future of the franchise beyond Dread?
Also just a little side thing for the sonic fan in all of us, what abilities would you think Samus would have while traversing Sonic’s loop-filled world, beyond the usual classic abilities? Colors and other media can count too if you’d like to so include them.
Scurvy Piratehog (KoFi)
Just for pure fun and hilarity (And let’s face it, that’s the best kind of reason)… How do you imagine a meeting between Cream the Rabbit.. and ELMER FUDD would go? And.. it’s “Wabbit Season.”
Diane W.
What kind of ice cream flavour would each of the Sonic cast like?
So… Does Sega recognize Knuckles as : “Last of the Echidna” “Last guardian” “Last of the Knuckles Clan” Or some mix of the above? Because except for that first option, they leave room for there to be more Echidnas in the world. Just curious the official word on more monotremes.
When will [Aleah Baker] be back on the Bumblekast?
I found House of Cards to be one of the more interesting arcs as we got to see Tails be the “antagonist” for a few issues. We rarely, if ever, see the good guys be bad in Sonic. Though over the years, I heard a rumor that Sega and/or Archie only allowed Tails to be the “bad guy” for only 2 issues. Is there any truth to this? And, given the chance to do it again, what would be the changes you would make, assuming that you would want to make any changes?
In the preboot comics we had the ruling monarchy, and then, that oh so wonderful completely un-biased Council of Acorn the run the kingdom. Does the world of IDW having a ruling body? If their a king, queen, president, of some other ruling form of government out there? It’s hard to imagine a world with ao many large metropolitan cities simply governed by individual small mayoral groups. Who’s calling the shots, if anyone?
Bonus question for extra credit: If there ever were a hypothetical “Council of IDW”, what characters would you put on it, and why?
What was it like building a new Sonic world from scratch… twice? How did each time differ? Were there any restrictions one time but not the other time? Were there things you wanted to implement but couldn’t?
This got me wondering for a while so: Mimic has tenticles for hair so whats “hair” care like. can he just extend it to any look he wants, or is it like a lizards tail where he can just cut it and it grows back?
Fionan M.
Dose the no money or political system apply to both worlds or just sonics world. Also Evan Stanly said quote “It’s wierd because while money is there where not allowed to dipict it except for certain characters” This got me wondering was there a misconcomunication between saga and you. when you said that or has that rule changed since you said that.
To both Ian and Kyle, are there any genres in fiction that you wish you could get more into, but find it hard to enjoy them?
Is there a official explanation from saga on what the boost is can you say.

Tik Tik
What sort of insight can you give into the process of appeasing the mercurial whims of SEGA and consistent characterization. Shadow is notorious for being altered over what people perceive him as, and I can’t help but feel the silent treatment he was given in issue 30 is an attempt to avoid any sort of stepping on the licensor’s toes unintentionally. I guess what I’m asking is if you can tell us about your side of the creative process when you’re given notes that come out of nowhere. It seems you take it in stride, more or less, but what sort of techniques do you do to try and avoid having to get those editor’s notes in the first place?
Ian, since you had Sonic comment on the fact that he’d love to see what Mega Man could do with a wisp in Worlds Collide, did you actually have an idea of how Mega Man using a wisp would work?
It’s greatly appreciated that you tell us what things SEGA tells you what you can or can’t do but I’ve been wondering since when these details are known, the fanbase riots for a lack of better words. Does revealing these details get you scolded by SEGA?
Without A Plan

IDW Sonic/Turtles? IDW Sonic/Ghostbuster, could these happen realistically?

What would Hyper Scourge look like?
Ian: what is your dream Megaman crossover?

what gave you the idea to include the Mayor from Mega Man Gold Empire in the Archie Comics?
Liam G
Do you have plans to make an elephant character in the future?

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