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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
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This question is for both of you. Since a future Smash Bros game most likely won’t have the enormous roster that it currently has, what sort of thing would you like to see in order to make it a true successor that won’t pale in comparison to its predecessor? For example, would you overhaul the battle system, take the series in a new direction somehow, or just plow forward and hope people will like it despite what it will most likely be lacking?
SapphireScarletta (via Ko-Fi)
Hi ian & kyle! I have a question, what are your thoughts on infinite as a villain & as a character.do you think he had a deeper reason as to why he wanted to destroy the world? & if you were task on giving him a full story arc,what kind of story & personality would you give him?
Patrick Spaziante’s work on Archie Sonic was formidable, and he was arguably one of the most iconic artists on the team. What’s your favorite piece from him that you’ve been involved with? Also, is there a chance we’ll ever see him on IDW Sonic? I miss the guy almost as much as I miss the Freedom Fighters.
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-To Ian:. So…do you have any advice for the people who want to see (Sally Acorn) join IDW?
-To Kyle: Are there any video games that have hit you emotionally?
-Had a question about Starline! Are you ever going to delve more into what his background was like before trying to join the Eggman Empire? Any family, friends, people they’ve sworn to “show them, show them all” to?
-For Kyle: What’s your favorite crack ship? No judgements, honest curiosity.
Have you ever sat back and watched any of those anti-Flynn videos by any of those popular sonictuber personalities? A lot of the ones who’ve made videos about you actually made some about me one time, so I was wondering if you’ve ever seen your own, or have an opinion. If you have, which ones your favorite?
So my question is two fold: what kind of Sonic zone aesthetics are your personal favorites? And which type of Zone aesthetic would you like the franchise to revisit?
Big is actually my favorite Sonic character just due to the comedy but also heart he brings to the table. Ian, if you were to write a legitimately serious story focused on Big without betraying the character, how do you think you would go about it?
Remember the Storybook games? If SEGA made another one of those, what classic milestone of human literature would each of you want a blue hedgehog shoehorned into? I’m voting for Sonic: War & Peace.
Hannah is sad
do you think that a Sonic Musou could work? like a forces prequel spin off during Sonic’s 6 month absence, where you play all these characters that didnt get to do much in the original but now they are fighting hordes of robots with unique bombastic moves, maybe the illusory bosses could be fightable this time
Whose decision was it for the amnesia plot point so close to the end of your run?
During the Tangle and Whisper comic, there was quite a bit of backstory revealed about Whisper’s past. However, this was just skimmed over that the Diamond Cutters were a valued as a family to the #ShyAwoo. Will there be or has there been any plans to expand the background between her and her old comrades, or perhaps a story as to WHY Mimic progressed into being a villain due to the events of the previous war? Or would the latter be revealed in the forthcoming Villains series?
Ian, if you were to incorporate Sonic’s brothers from SegaSonic Bros into canon, how would you do so? Have you considered their names, personalities, etc?
Salutations, Bumble-Yumble-Kast, I kind of slept on the Mega Man Archie books, and was wonder what you’re favorite things to come out of that project are, and how does it compare to working on the Sonic books (if there’s even a comparison to be made)? Keep fighting for EVERLASTING peace!