BumbleKast Q&A – For July 27th, 2020


Despite getting distracted by singing, Ian dives into answering more of your Q&A.

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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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Alex M.
…Will the female characters ever be the ones to lead the charge? You know like Amy, Tangle, Whisper, Cream, etc. With all the focus and dvelopment Cream has been having I would expect her to play a major role later on. Also, now that Metal virus is over, what will happen to the restoration? Will it always be a thing? Or will Amy end it/change it into something else?

Diane W.
In Sonic Universe #16, Espio brings up “The Sneak”, a name Sonic went under in StH #97 when he had to stay at Knothole under house arrest. How exactly does Espio know about this because, during that, Espio was on Angel Island along with Mighty and Vector when it was sent to a pocket dimension when the Dark Legion fired the Quantum Beam?

Markus A.
What are your thoughts on issue 94 of Archie Sonic and the idea of sonic And the Other freedom fighters going to School ? My opinion on the issue is Sonic going to school at that point in time in the book history was an Extremely a bad idea especially when Eggman is still alive and kicking plus they didn’t need to go to school and they could’ve written issue 94 about sonic and Co. getting jobs The whole issue Felt like I was reading a fanfic

Chris A.
Now that Archie sonic is gone would you bring all characters from archie sonic into idw sonic since they don’t have a home anymore like the knothole freedom fighters?

I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about the Sonic Mania timeline recently, and I’m wondering what it was that caused the timelines to split. For a few years I’ve been wondering about how classic Sonic is “from another dimension,” but I recently came across the theory that the Time Eater snatching classic Sonic, Tails and Eggman in Sonic Generations created an alternate timeline – the Sonic Mania timeline, if you will. But now that this thing finally makes sense to me, I’ve started wondering what the cause of the timeline split is. What changed that made the Phantom Ruby appear in the Mania timeline, but not the main series timeline? Sonic and Tails got back to their own time at the end of the game in Generations, so that shouldn’t have made a significant difference. Was the big change that classic Eggman was trapped in White Space for an unknown amount of time? Or is there possibly something to the theory that the Phantom Ruby is actually a fragment of the Time Eater which broke off and fell backwards in time when the Super Sonics destroyed it? I’m really curious to hear your thoughts on this one, or if I’m just thinking too hard on it and should know better than to expect a coherent canon from SEGA.
Also, while we’re on the subject – any theories as to how the Eggmen escaped White Space?

Tik Tik
Now that Tangle and Whisper are in a game, have you noticed there being more notes on how they should be used in the comic or other such “mandate”-like behavior?

Big Sonic Fan Patrick
Why wasn’t Shadow given a proper role in the Final Battle in the last saga against The Deadly Six? Him being brought into the fray only to fall a couple issues later felt like a waste. It felt like it would have been a far more interesting story to have him figuratively side-by-side with Sonic, Silver, Amy and Metal Sonic against the Deadly Six oppose to being on the side of The Fallen, since the hedgehogs haven’t been paired working together on the same side since the Hedgehog Havoc Story of Archie Comics. Why wasn’t he given the chance to work with all of them again?

During the Archie days, you occasionally took the vague concept or plot of games and adapted them with your own spin on them… If Sega approached you during Sonic Runners’ lifetime and asked you to write a comic to promote it, but had to include all the playable characters, how would you have approached Team Wild in particular, the team consisting of Sticks, Tikal and the Werehog of all characters? How would they get together? What would their dynamic be?

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