BumbleKast Q&A – For December 14th, 2020


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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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Priority Q&A
Ian, do you write Tangle, Whisper, Starline, Jewel, Mimic, or Rough and Tumble with a specific voice in mind? Any actors in particular you’d like to see voice them if they were to have their own appearance in other Sonic media?

Greetings Ian and Kyle, you mysterious seekers of truth and answerers of questions! I imagine that like myself, many video game fans are frustrated that the only crossovers we’re getting between Sonic and Mario are the Olympic Games compilations, when what we really want is a platformer with Sonic and Mario teaming up against Eggman and Bowser. The two of you have talked about this idea on the show before, and why it might or might not work. But what if SEGA and Nintendo decided to try going in a different direction? There’s the MarioKart series, and there’s the Sonic Racing series. Mash them together, and what do you get? …no seriously, tell me. What do you get? Go nuts, fellas! What do you think a racing game combining Mario and Sonic would be like?

Starline’s Fanboy
Hi Ian, imagining that Dr. Starline existed in the same universe in which Dr. Eggman had the Egg Bosses and he still worked for the doctor, how would be his relationship with the Bosses? Would he be their superior? And would he have a rivalry with Thunderbolt because of her crush for Eggman or an alliance?

What Spider-Man stories across all forms of Spider-Man media, be it comics, movies, games ect have stuck with you the most?

What’s the story behind Fragile, the back up story for issue 232? At that point in your run you were pretty much the sole writer outside of some leftover inventory stories (which had been long since exhausted) and Yardley writing some X issues and Babylon Rising, but then lo and behold there’s a back up story important to Bunnie and Antoine’s arc by a pair of guys who haven’t worked on the book beforehand nor since. Come to think of it there was also a buntwan story written by a different pair of writers who were never otherwise involved in the book early in the reboot (though non-you writers were a bit more common by then)

Is Classic and Modern sonic distinguished as separate timelines, or entirely alternate realities? If Classic Sonic is just “Sonic from the past”, could any time traveling character, like, say, Silver, go back in time and “exist” in classic media? Is Modern Sonic a result of one of the possible ending of Sonic CD and the time stone shenanigans? I know you’re the comic guy and what you say doesn’t have any bearing on game canon, so any answer you give will be purely speculative and hypothetical, but I for one still appreciate your take on these topics.

Andrew D.
What was Sally’s royal birthmark supposed to look like, and where was it located? I can’t help but think it might be a star-shaped birthmark like the Jostar lineage

Standard Q&A
So basically what I’m asking is why did you have it in which Yona gets upset that no other creature took the time to learn how to speak Yak when there isn’t even a Yak language to begin with?

Ian: Say, hypothetically, there’s another game with a Sonic Heroes-esque structure, and you’re in charge of making new teams on top of the four we’ve got. Who would be in these teams, and what would they be called?

In Bad Guys #1, Zavok refers to ‘his’ new team as the Deadly Four, yet there are five members: … Is this because he’s not counting himself, counting Rough & Tumble as one…?

If you were to give Sally, Antoine, and Bunnie the traditional “Thing the Animal” names, what ideas can you come up with? (Rotor is optional, Idk if Nicole counts)

Does Silver have Some kind of Super Speed?

Is it possible to have 8 Chaos Emeralds instead of 7

If the original Sonic Archie comics stay available online on some sights, are newer and older fans of the franchise allowed to read, and enjoy them still?

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