BumbleKast Q&A – May 3rd, 2021


How could Sticks miss the zombot apocalypse?!

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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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Pan Dulce (KoFi)
Hi Ian! Some fans and I noticed that Eggman was acting different during the Metal Virus arc, being more careless than usual. Was this because he was still affected by his amnesia episode, a plot device to make Starline disappointed or just the direction that SEGA wanted with him?

Can you think of a quote from any Sonic media – be it games, comics, tv shows, movies, or hell, even those weird choose your own adventure books! – that is a fitting description of you?
(If either of you choose, “SnooPING AS usual?!” that’s nooo good. :P)

Andrew D.
The Sonic and Mario video game universes have swapped. Sonic is now a portly plumber saving Princess Rose from the tyrannical King Eggman. Mario is now the fastest thing alive stopping Dr. Bowser from conquering the world. What other changes exist, and who is who? Side note: I can’t imagine King Eggman would have any interest in marrying Princess Rose, unless all their ages swapped, too. Bonus: Now you have access to alternate media. Is Princess Rose now Princess Acorn? Is Bivalve the new Calamity Clam? You guys decide!

I understand a certain level of professional unbiased-ness is required, but what’s your personal thoughts on fan groups that advocate for the return of old characters, like Rally4Sally, SaveCosmo, and JoinGun? Do you think groups like that are wasting their time and energy, or do you think it’s still good for fans to have groups like that where they can come together and show their support?

looking back at archie and you know what I miss from Archie? Backup stories. I know you don’t have any power over this, but does David M listen to the bumblekast? I’d bet IDW could benefit from having backup stories from time to time. Not every 4-issue arc needs a full 80 pages, some of them could do with only 60. You could even have backup stories from guest writers and such. Then again I don’t think IDW books in general usually do backup stories. The only ones I can think of are TMNT Universe and Star Wars Adventures. Closest thing we get otherwise are Annuals (and 30th anniversary special). But still, Ya hear me David?

SpeedWeed (KoFi)
So, kinda related to some writing concepts, but for either Ian or Kyle: What makes a good Doppleganger character for you? And I mean doppleganger in the sense of Metal Sonic, Dark Samus (best one imo) Bass, etc. And also, who IS your favorite doppleganger antagonist if I can ask?

What would Tangle, Whisper, Starline, Jewel, Mimic, Rough, and Tumble’s respective favourite anime would be?

Scurvy Piratehog (KoFi)
Any particular reason IDW decided to go with a One shot classic Sonic comic, and not a 4 issue Arc/Mini-series like Archie did back in the day?

PC-The-Unicorn (KoFi)
Ian, since we never saw Sticks during the Zombot Apocalypse… how do you think she reacted to it?

…got me wondering which Sonic characters would fill which roles in the Batman franchise…?

What does the word ‘home’ mean to any of the characters in Drogune?

SonAmy Channel (KoFi)
Ian, if Sonic Team allows Amy Rose to go Super in IDW Sonic, …would you have happen…?

Gummy Frijoles
[Bubsy nightmare scenario]
What do you do now Ian?

What was the deal with …Bivalve?!

Dane The Great
Any opinions on Rouge’s changes in attire in Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog …?

Aaron M.
I’ve always wanted to make my own sonic comic fanseries… and I was wondering if I could get your consent to do so…

Igor L.
Is there any possibility that Decoe and Bocoe could appear in the comic?

Question: how do you think Sally and Nicoles first date would go like, what sort of hijinks do you think could occur?

Game Apologist
You didn’t like pizza? Ian I was picky too, but good god man. What did you eat as a child? Water? Maybe an ice cube if you’re feeling adventurous?

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