BumbleKast Q&A – For October 12th, 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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Chris A.
Do the Zeti exists in pre reboot Archie sonic? Do the swat bots exist in idw Sonic along with the roboticizer?

Andrew D.
Between what issues/event does the Bad Guys mini series take place?

Ink Pants
Ian, my favorite son. Can you tell us how your involvement in the new Sonic Encyclopedia came about and any cool anecdotes about your work on it? It must have been a really exciting prospect to work on something so aligned with the games. Did you ever picture yourself getting this kind of opportunity back on your humble beginning at Archie?

How much input does a writer have over the art of a comic, like the line work and colors? If I’m not mistaken, Evan has done some of her own line work for the issues she’s written (more power to her, her art is amazing), but if an issue looks good in terms of colors and shading, so on, how much of that is credible to the writer?

Is there something to the sudden Sonic X mentions? Did you just happen to rewatch it recently and went “hmm I wanna use this stuff”? also, as seen in the new york comic con stream, you got a decently nice beard going, time to update those profile pictures and so on to reflect that

Can I just take this moment to say thank you Ian, truly! As someone who truly believed that the Zeti has a place in the world of Sonic despite many people saying otherwise, I am so happy with how you wrote him in the first issue of Bad Guys! I would gladly pay poutine for you! Speaking of, have you tried poutine?

To Ian: How old is Chaos mentally/emotionally? If you don’t know the concrete answer, do you have a headcanon for his age? Did Sega ever even have notes on that?
Kyle: Seeing how we’re in the spooky month, why not ask about something that’s truly terrifying. Are there any video games you will never give another chance no matter what, due to their content? This includes File Eating bugs, and glitches that could corrupt the entire save.

Ian: I’ve been really enjoying how you have approached the Deadly Six in the IDW series so far compared to how they were in their introduction in Sonic Lost World, especially Zavok. I do think that Zavok has potential to be a better villain than how the games portray him as, and after Bad Guys Issue 1, I’m really excited to see how he and Dr. Starline will clash. My question is, what do you feel is the right approach for Zavok in order to try and win more people over to him, as he still to this day tends to not liked by a good chunk the fanbase.
Kyle: Do you have any favourite games that you’d consider a guilty pleasure?

Ian, why do you like All Might so much?

Does IDW have to obey the Mandates Sega made for Archie? E.g. No Nega, characters were forbidden in forming intimate relationships, Sega original characters weren’t allowed familial relationships, no changing wardrobes for sega character, etc?

How was the process of creating characters like Whisper or Tangle? You told the artist how the character had to be and they created it based on that or is It Sega who asks for them?

Tik Tik
there is a YouTuber I really respect, but it keeps bothering me because he says archie sonic was rebooted twice, because he claims that “Genesis” was a reboot while I say it was merely a plot device to facilitate an anniversary story. Can you settle this debate by telling us if genesis was a reboot or not

I saw a joke comic a couple weeks back on Twitter where Amy had had enough of whatever was going on and decided to remove her bracelets, causing Sonic and Silver to be suddenly very worried and Shadow to get some popcorn, the implication being her bracelets are like Shadow’s Inhibitor Rings. And that got me thinking: what if they really are Inhibitor Rings? What sort of crazy powers do you think she could unleash after taking them off? And how much trouble would Sonic be in?

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