BumbleKast Q&A – For October 26th, 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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I’ve been binging a bit of sonic games, and I’ve noticed that a lot of more ‘interesting’ stores are either run by chao, I.E. The black market. Is there a reason such adorable critters seem to fall into a potentially life threatening career? Are they predisposed to being merchants, and just a few of them take things a bit far? Is there anything from Sega explaining this particular bit of chao background? I guess what I’m asking is, who taught the babies crime? Addendum: Also, who taught them how to use heavy machinery?? Have they always been this smart, or are these special cases?

Ian and Kyle, oh wise and knowledgeable sages of truth, I have a problem. Every night I lay awake, trying to figure out the answer to one question, and one question only. I have been tormented with many sleepless nights in pursuit of this answer, and now I turn to you both in my hour of need. Gentlemen, you are my last hope. Please tell me, what is the answer to this question: Who is the best Darkwing Duck Villain? Is it Megavolt, Steelbeak or Nega Duck? I can’t choooooooose!

Ian- Iizuka’s repeatedly said the Chaotix were rebooted in 2003, you’ve mentioned often having issues particularly using material from the game Chaotix, and if you read the Japanese manual’s character descriptions, it becomes clear that the characters are just too drastically different from their 2003-onward versions to work as a cohesive interpretation. Do you think in a classic sonic book, such as the minisseries IDW announced that IIRC hasn’t been confirmed whether you’re writing it or not, but do you think they’d allow the Chaotix to appear? Or would the use of the classic Chaotix cause too much conflict with the modern interpretations? Would they allow it if it were the classic designs, but modern personalities? etc, just asking you to guess from your experience

Andrew D.
Are there any events or lore from past games that you wanted to explore or expand upon but was told you couldn’t? If so, can you say what they were? Some things I’d love to see explored are why one of the seven Chaos Emeralds were missing until Sonic 2, what the Hidden Palace Zone on Westside Island was for, and why the plans for the Death Egg II from Fighters was seemingly scrapped until the Death Egg mk. II in Sonic 4. There are a whole bunch of unexplained bits in the past that are ripe for exploring.

Chris A.
Are you sure you want the freedom fighters to come back into idw sonic?

Ian: Who is your personal favourite member of the Babylon Rouges?
Kyle: Is there any video game franchises that have been away for a long time you are desperate to see make a comeback?

Ian, before the Sonic Boom comic was sadly canclled, did you have any ideas for what Boom versions of other Sonic characters would be like? And just for fun, what do you think Boom Tangle and Whisper would be like?

Golden Don
…So my question is, Sonic CD when exactly does it happen?

K McConnell-K
…I was just wondering, what were Shadow’s reasons for going? Was it just so he could fight Neo Metal Sonic or is it something else that might get revealed later? Or am I looking too much into a simple line?

…What is your overall opinion on the Batman franchise? Or your opinion on Batman’s arch-nemesis: The Joker, since this year is his 80th anniversary. Same question for Kyle

Lucas R.
Does archie sonic have a time limit on his super and ultra forms? If so, how long do they last now?

Joe S.
Can you share some of the stories of Archie editorial versus Sega’s influence?

I have a question regarding Blaze’s morality…Would Blaze sacrifice the whole cast for the world?

Obfu Sca
…What I am here to ask is, can shadow still go super?…

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