BumbleKast Q&A – For December 21st, 2020


The last BumbleKast of 2020 has a lot of A’s for your Q’s!

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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; Looking back on how you had to introduce a new Sonic world in the IDW comic, having to basically make a spiritual follow up to Sonic Forces for a different media. I think a lot of us don’t really think about how difficult that was. Dealing with people that were unhappy with Sonic Forces, the sudden end to the Archie run and losing tons of characters that fans loved for so long, the Freedom Fighters, couldn’t have been a walk in the park. What were some of the challenges that you had to face when starting the run of the IDW comics?

What’s the lead time between when a story is written (as in the script, pre-planning obviously stretches back far longer) to when it’s published on IDW Sonic? (to simplify things let’s go by original intended release dates for delayed issues) I remember back in the Archie days you mentioned it was 6 months, but that was Archie and this is IDW, different publishers, plus I’ve heard that art wise IDW has different lead times/deadlines than Archie. Also, is the lead time different between main book issues vs miniseries issues vs Annual stories?

Question for Ian and Kyle: You are now a chatacter in a Fallout game. What kind of chatacter are you? What kind of skills do you have? Are you a team player, or do you go in solo? Would you join a faction like the Brotherhood of Steel, or are you all about that raider lyfe?

Hey there gents. I was wondering what your plans are for this holiday season? How will you be adapting this year in lieu of being unable to do a lot of your usual holiday traditions?

Lo there, got a question! Whenever we’re able to do the whole Convention thing again, Will the Bumblekast ever have a fan table at one? Also, would you take any suggestions on conventions to go to?

Scurvy Piratehog
To Ian: Hey Ian! love what you have done on Bad guys, but after issue 2…it got me thinking. Couldn’t Eggman put EM Shielding on all his robots to prevent the Zeti from controlling them? I feel that kind of tech gives him an actual real fighting chance against them since they can control tech. Also while we are at it, considering Neo was in the first arc, and teh Deadly Six hijacked the metal Virus, is it too much to ask to have a big story arc where Eggmen gets to keep being the main villain through it? He’s Sonic’s arch-enemy after all and I miss having some real Sonic VS Eggman stories where he gets to be the full on main villain.
To Kyle: Out of curiosity…of all the Sonic stuff that Ian has written…in your own opinion, what is the best thing he has ever written, and what is the WORST thing he has ever written? Be as brutally honest as possible! (I’m sure Ian Won’t bite. XD)

To both Ian and Kyle: What are your favourite Christmas movies or TV specials?

Standard Q&A
Ian, even though its sadly not allowed since only male hedgehogs can turn super according to the mandates, have you ever wanted to have Amy go super? Or at the very least imagined what a super Amy would be like.

Liam B.
Of all the continuity lines you worked on (The Archie Original, the post Second Genesis-Wave, the IDW) which one was your favorite? Which one did you think was the best?

been reading SU for awhile and I’ve been wondering, was Snively telling the truth when he told Hope that they’re fully related by blood, or was that a lie to persuade her?

Hey Mr. Flynn, i noticed in stories you wrote both IDW and Archie, Super Sonic seems invulnerable to everything. I recall a weakened Enerjak not being able to destroy him(184 i think?) and then there was that thing with the virus in IDW being immediately purged. What’s his limit?

Is it 100% off-limits for IDW Sonic to have any stories that take place on the Human World?

Who’s idea was it to bring Gemeral to the IDW canon? i really appreciate that because the sonic advance games + battle are my favorites.

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