BumbleKast Q&A – For September 28th, 2020


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Show Information
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
Has there ever been a moment where you found yourself really hitting a wall in your Sonic writing (Archie or IDW) that was just preventing you from making any progress, and how did you overcome it?

I’ve got a hypothetical question for you today. In IDW Sonic #29 we saw Sonic and Silver transform into their super forms at the last second and save the day. What I’m wondering is… what would have happened had Zavok been just that little bit quicker and managed to stop them?

There have been a few things you’ve told us that were originally intended for Archie reboot, such as the Metal Virus and Mimic. It makes me curious to know if there’s anything else we’ve seen so far in IDW that was intended for Archie? Or even things that appeared in reboot but were originally planned for pre-reboot?

…I don’t think you’ve ever truly topped your work on Eggman during the Pre reboot days of archie… Would you agree with this observation or do you think IDW Eggman is portrayed the same as his archie counterpart? And what has informed the way you write the character in both series? Do you think you ever went to far?

I’m just going to ask what everyone’s thinking and chuckle when I get an ambiguous, dismissive answer. So.. when is Tangle and Whisper’s wedding?

It’s been stated in the Sonic Comic encyclopedia that the original robotnik was the only one erased by the ultimate annihlator thanks to Snively targeting his DNA. If that’s the case, then why did Sonic need to be saved by the billionth ring? We see him escape that void of nothingness and come back to life thanks to the ring.

Thoughts on Gundam?

SonAmy Channel (Ko-Fi)
Ian Flynn, what was the point of Amy confessing and telling Sonic she loves him and why she loves him in IDW Sonic issue #2 if no relationship is ever going to be developed between them in the comics and the games?

PC-the-Unicorn (Ko-Fi)
Hey Ian, I’m curious to know how you went about deciding who would be infected during the zombot arc along with how you decided the matchups for the Zeti…And for the matchups, did you base it more so on how effective characters would be against a certain zeti or more so for the story that could be told?

Spirit CD
How would you Feel if IDW Sonic got an animated Adaptation for Japanese television? Something Akin to Anime adaptation of A manga

Diane W.
Was Espio’s backstory in the Archie comic inspired by your head-canon backstory for Espio or is it something else entirely?

Andrew D.
You mentioned that IDW had a meeting of sorts for everyone to discuss how the Freedom Fighters could potentially be introduced. How long ago was that, and what exactly is considered on the table for what Sega owns with the Freedom Fighters? I know everything from Archie is off the table, but does that mean everything from the DiC cartoon is on the table?

Chris A.
Does nicole have a mother in the post reboot of Archie Sonic that is related to conquering storm since sonic, tails, sally, rotor and cream have mother’s as well?

Ian Q: With your main writer run of IDW Sonic wrapped up, what would you say was your favourite moment from your run to write?
Kyle Q: What are some of your favourite TV shows or movies from overseas? Countries like Japan, Britain, any country. No top 5 favourites this time. I’ll go easier on you.

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