BumbleKast Q&A – For October 5th, 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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Ink Pants
What are some of the challenges you’ve had (during COVID) and how did you overcome them?

Are the Chaos Emeralds sentient like the Sol Emeralds? Have you gotten anything from SEGA/Sonic Team about this?

Andrew D.
In the description of issue 12, it mentions that it is the conclusion to the Battle of Angel Island saga. Is this referring to the four issue arc of issues 9-12, or of the whole overarching saga of issues 1-12?

…how familiar are you with Euro comics?

I was wondering about the Babylon Rogues. Do you know if the flames on their arms are tattoos, or what the design choice was there? Also, do you think that they would work in one of the Racing titles like Transformed or TSR? I guess it would seem a little odd to not have them on their extreme gear, but on the other hand, racing is kind of their whole deal.

since the power of the Cacophonic Conch only lasts as long as you can blow it, is it possible to record the sound and still have it work? Is that why neither Starline or Eggman have tried, or is that more of a hubris thing?

Do you think today’s instant gratification centered mindset has had a negative impact on how people view comics? There didn’t seem to be as much complaining back when people were used to waiting a week for a new episode of their favorite show, or a whole month to see what was going to happen in their favorite comics, but with today’s highly accessable digital market and on-demand media, do you think that plays into why people get so upset when something happens that they don’t like in a comic? Because they have to wait “so long” to see what happens next, that they become disgruntled and start finding faults in every little thing? Basically, are people just spoiled?

SonAmy Channel (KoFi)
Ian, will classic Amy Rose be in the upcoming IDW Classic Sonic comic mini-series next year for the 30th Sonic Anniversary? If so, will it be explained where classic Amy was and what she was doing during the events of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces?

I’ve seen some back and forth regarding mandates so i figured I’d ask again for clarity; knuckles can not leave the floating island, yes? No?

Acquainted Sonic Fan
I just wanted to ask something. Is Shadow allowed to have any emotional attachments or friendships with anyone?

Mr. Flynn, I heard you explained how the Nocturnus Echidna Clan was different from the Dark Legion. Could you tell me?

Clay A.
Do you think the Nintendo of today would approve of the “Mario/Metroid/Kirby/other Nintendo property” comics, and do you think you’ll pitch another series to them again?

Would you be so kind to tell me what kind of animal is Cortez from Sonic Universe #95?

Hey Ian, love your writing for the Sonic IDW comics, I know you don’t take requests but it’d be awesome to see Amy rose tie her hair up when she’s in a more dire scene. Her confidence reminds me of Violet Baudelaire, she ties her hair when she needs to invent a serious plan.

Madeline SegaStar7
What type of font is used in the IDW Sonic comics for the dialogue text in the speech bubbles?

i was wondering if Mephiles would comeback in the comics, how would you do it?

Tik Tik
Kyle. You are tired of AAA games, but what are your thoughts of Microsoft and XBox series X saying they are going to have a AAAA game studio?

Just did some quick accounting. I might have gotten something wrong here or there, but I think you’re at 280 issues of Sonic, total, written (counting in stuff like “wrote one story for the issue” like the annuals) in your career. Double-check it on your own if you want, you might be nearing a nice milestone to celebrate in your career 🙂

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