BumbleKast Q&A – For March 29th, 2021


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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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John B.
Between all the different versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have watched/ read what are your favorite versions of each Turtle.

The Preview pages for Sonic’s 30 anniversary comic seem to not have speech bubbles and dialogue, will the comic have The characters be silent or The dialogue and speech bubbles weren’t added in yet?

I recently saw a short video from the late Stan Lee (link provided for reference) where he goes on a mini vent about fans treating comic characters as if they’re some kind of static being with set limits or abilities that have to be written a certain way, i.e. “so and so would beat so and so because reasons”, with Stan explaining that characters abilities only matter as far as the writer writes them.
As a writer, how do you feel about this? I’ve seen folks say you write some characters poorly, or “out of character”, to which I’ve always said “in character is however the current writer decides to write them”. What’s your take? https://twitter.com/BlueTlouNerd/stat…​

Diane W.
What would interactions between Sticks and Cosmo (from Sonic X) be like?

Ian, have you considered other writing formats? You’re a comic writer, of course. But could we some day possibly see Ian Flynn, novelist?

Minty (KoFi)
Did any of the Diamond Cutters ever see/encounter Infinite during the war? Considering Infinite was also a mercenary, would they have recognized him or even crossed paths with him in the past?

Joestar_SSB (KoFi)
If you were handed the opportunity to completely retcon / rewrite / rework Infinite The Jackal’s backstory with little to no restrictions (be it in either game or comic format) what would you change, and what of his character would you like to further explore?

Happytimes (KoFi)
Rouge’s greediness pre-reboot Archie sometimes seemed more malicious…Was this intentional?

Creative Name (KoFi)
The story I’ve always heard about you getting brought onto Archie is that you kept sending them unsolicited scripts until Penders left, and when he left, they brought you on as head writer to replace him. My question is – what were the contents of these scripts and did any of their stories make it into the final comic? Did they have anything in common with Other M?

Scurvy Piratehog (KoFi)
We know that Dr Eggman is busy fighting Sonic. So that begs the question. Where…is… Dr BACONman. What is he doing with his life?

Kyle vs Ian. Who wins that fight?
Ian, what kind of magical writing powers would you have? Kyle, what kind of broadcasting abilities would you use? And who wins when the two of you face off against each other in glorious battle?

Do these mementos [Chip & Shadow’s rings] still exist? In the IDW-verse, what did Rouge did with it? And does Sonic still has his?

Who was this “Lacky” of doctor eggman’s that ruined his plans at the last minute? [in “Worlds Collide”]

Waffle Wolfe
Was [Fiona’s parents] something that had been mentioned previously in the comic …, something that would be addressed in lost hedgehog tales …, or me just reading too much into a line?

Joe S.
Since it’s been some time, how does it feel not to be head writer for the comic?
Are you interested in the taking over again? Or do you see yourself retired as the main Sonic Scribe?

How firm Sega is with stuff like Sonic the Comic, or the manga, or even Knuckles just wearing the hat?

Is there any story behind some universe’s Mephiles being in Zone Jail? Why does he know and use modern slang? Why was he crossing zones? Why was Abby crossing zones? Did she get out in the prison break?

Hektor S.
Have either of you heard of (or watched) snapcube’s sonic real-time fandub games on youtube?

rodimus prime
Guys I’ve got to know, at what point will we see Mr. Smith from sonic X join the main cast of the IDW Comic?

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