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@  furrykef : (17 March 2019 - 02:30 PM)

I mostly just check in to validate new users and to zap spambots. Obviously, we get far, far more spambots.

@  randomizer : (17 March 2019 - 12:08 AM)

I pop in every couple of days but I don't really have much to say so I mostly just lurk.

@  wildfire : (15 March 2019 - 11:33 PM)

Not looking for anything particular here, but since we got people checking daily, I thought I'd point out that I posted a new topic in SatAM Chat. Show a guy some love and check it out.

@  wildfire : (15 March 2019 - 10:56 PM)

bout the same for me too. I honestly don't remember at this point.

@  Shadow : (14 March 2019 - 01:50 PM)

I been here since I was 14 years old.

@  John Roberts : (14 March 2019 - 12:39 AM)

I lurk, too. Sometimes. Maybe us seniors should just meet up at a retirement village.

@  John Roberts : (14 March 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Hiho Wildfire!

@  wildfire : (13 March 2019 - 10:39 PM)

It doesn't help that everything i post on dies. But seriously, I do try and poke my head in from time to time. FUS was family to me for several years. I doubt I'll ever truly leave.

@  Shadow : (11 March 2019 - 04:43 PM)

I did mention before on the idea of a monthly podcast channel.

@  ShenFNWoo : (11 March 2019 - 06:06 AM)

Yeah, it's that kind of thinking that keeps this place dead, mang :\

@  wildfire : (10 March 2019 - 07:42 PM)

I still pop in from time to time. I'm like a professional lurker. As a senior member I think its fair to say I've earned that right. ;) Miss you guys.

@  ShenFNWoo : (10 March 2019 - 07:18 AM)

Rereading that, a lot of that came out completely wrong. But then again, it is a shoutbox, I don't know what the max word count is on the thing.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:25 AM)

As I've said many times before... IF the problem is that they themselves can't do it, then the guys running this place could possibly outsource in some form or fashion to people with more time to help work on this comic here. There's clearly people willing to pay for it, and even crowdfunding might be an option.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:23 AM)

There's really nothing stopping us. All we have to do is want to do this stuff.

 

Dr. Phil once said bored people are boring. Why a clinical psychologist who admits that most of the problem is of a functional nature within a patient's brain would believe this, I don't know, but there IS truth to that. Those who can't find something to try to work with to have or make a good time are usually just devoid of character themselves.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:21 AM)

I have a friend that's working on our game concept ideas who has major depression and horrible anxiety, 3 kids and a horrible job that takes up most of his day. He constantly gets on some of our team member's cases (even mine) about how there's 24 hours a day, and how Schwartzenegger's motivational speech can do wonders for us.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:19 AM)

OR we can make our own sonic stuff, and put together something that could tide us over until the 'official' sea3on starts back up.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:18 AM)

We're all here because we like Sonic. We want more of it. When there is no Sonic to speak of, we could EASILY branch off into other topics, and continue discussing that stuff instead.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 07:00 AM)

Like, disagreements will NOT murder your world. You'll live. There were intense discussions that kinda just faded into dust. Most here seem to be polarized hard in either direction. People who're too conservative, and then those who swallow libtard nonsense regarding gamergate. And when disagreement that strong appears, people want it shut down. At this point, if I were running the place, I'd take any and all discussion

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 06:58 AM)

And I'm not just talking about what happens with me. Nothing extracurricular around here gets much of any attention. People seem to be afraid to get their thoughts challenged, so they just get dissuaded from participating.

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 March 2019 - 06:56 AM)

Like, there are artists here and writers here. I draw something for you guys, and sometimes I get a reply, but for the most part, people just look at it and go about their business. Don't you WANT more content being posted?


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#1 sonicroc

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:26 PM

Well folks, this is it.  The Sonic comic is being cancelled. 
 
I know, Archie claims they're just not taking subscriptions temporarily, but a publisher as desperate as Archie would want subscriptions now, even if the comic were delayed for five months.  (bwrosas pointed out that the Dark Circle Comics also have no subscription options, but this has been true for some time now.)
 
So if it is being cancelled, whose decision?  Not Archie's.  When they stopped doing Mega Man and Sonic Boom, they gracefully ended the comics.  But as you can see from the (late) comic previews, they've been going full steam ahead. 
 
The decision, therefore, was almost certainly Sega's.  The license contract could be expiring, and Sega's not feeling it.  Probably because they got ticked off at Archie during the infamous lawsuit. 
 
But all is not lost...  Sega is currently trying quite hard to regain the enthusiasm of the fanbase.  The comics may not be huge in Sega's agenda, but they're surely aware that the comic is quite successful, and that ending it would make many people sad. 
 
The logical solution would be (drum roll) switching the comic to another publisher. 
 
The best candidate would seemingly be IDW Publishing.  To quote SEGAbits
 
"[A]s the contract for the license is likely up for renewal, SEGA has finally decided to not continue with Archie. Thus, the cancellation that we are seeing play out. Does this mean that Sonic comics are no more? Maybe, or it is more likely that SEGA will go with a publisher that treats licensed comics with much more care. I can easily see Sonic the Hedgehog comics happening with a publisher like Boom! Studios or IDW. Interestingly, Sonic comics writer Ian Flynn also does work for IDW with their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. Should Sonic find a home at IDW, it would be relatively easy to reassemble the team."
 
Point is, this would be awesome, but there is no guarantee.  So what are you all waiting for?!  :o
 
I would urge everyone to please write to IDW!  Tell them the Sonic comic is [almost certainly] being cancelled, and that you'd like them to pick up the license!  And please tell everyone else! 
 
Because,
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Well OK, the stakes aren't quite that high...  Even if the comic is cancelled forever, I think Archie Sonic Online would simply become the "unofficial official" Sonic comic, akin to Sonic the Comic Online, and that would be fine.  (Plus, we've got Sea3on!)  But I really love the current team of writers and artists for the official comic, and it would be cool if they could keep at it.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

It's not going to be cancelled, hold your horses. The FCBD special was cancelled in favor of Archie pooling their resources to market their Riverdale series first. If Sega wishes to take the comic elsewhere they will approach IDW, not the other way around. I am going to chalk up the removed subscription debacle to Archie being run like shit and them forgetting to put it up.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:08 PM

Even if the series did move to IDW, it's very unlikely it would be in the same continuity... meaning another reboot. And in that case they'd probably prefer to stick with the Sega cast (which is quite large enough) and whatever characters they come up with themselves rather than keep the SatAM cast around.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:10 PM

It's not going to be cancelled, hold your horses. The FCBD special was cancelled in favor of Archie pooling their resources to market their Riverdale series first. If Sega wishes to take the comic elsewhere they will approach IDW, not the other way around. I am going to chalk up the removed subscription debacle to Archie being run like shit and them forgetting to put it up.

 

They're not even accepting subscriptions over the phone, and it's been an entire week since people started barraging them with questions.  This isn't them neglecting to update the site.   (But hey, I would love to be proven wrong.) 

 

The point of writing in to IDW would be to make them ever-so-slightly more likely to license the comic, whichever company approaches the other one.  When a company decides to publish a magazine, they want to know how well it will sell and all that.  Emailing them won't move any mountains, but hey, it can't hurt. 

 

Even if the series did move to IDW, it's very unlikely it would be in the same continuity... meaning another reboot. And in that case they'd probably prefer to stick with the Sega cast (which is quite large enough) and whatever characters they come up with themselves rather than keep the SatAM cast around.

 

I highly doubt that.  All the content of the new continuity is copyright Sega.  If IDW were to license the comic, they'd obviously want to draw in the crowd that reads the current comic.  Plus, the reboot redesigns, etc., is all very sleek and marketable to new young audiences. It would make no sense for them to reboot it again. 



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

Oh.... hey.... 

 

I just realized that, while the first half of the comics preview is a month old, the second half is from... yesterday: 

 

http://archiecomics....il2017solicits/

 

And if they're revealing new issues as late as yesterday...  there's no way they're cancelling the comic then... right?.... 

 

--- w ---

 

I'm feeling some strange mix of embarrassment and great, blissful relief...   There was something so incredibly sad about seeing those previews and "knowing" that they would never be published... 

 

I should probably edit my post now, so IDW doesn't get spammed on my behalf... 

 

 

EDIT:  But yeah, this feels really weird.  Even though I only got around to posting about it today, I've spent the last 4 days or so believing that the Sonic comics were being cancelled..  It's going to take awhile for this to register... 

 

I suppose it shows something about me that this would be a major deal, but I guess the same goes for most of you, lol. 



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:21 PM

Should I just lock this or try turning it into a way for us/fans to talk about the uncertain future of the comic?


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“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:45 PM

Might as well keep it, if you ask me.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:35 PM

Hrm hrm hrm...  So I removed the strike-through from my first post, because I no longer think I was wrong.  Not only has it now been 2.5 weeks since the subscriptions disappeared, but now I finally have a reasonable explanation as to what's really going on, which for whatever reason never occurred to me before. 

 

So yeah, instead of me blabbing some more, lol, I'll just let you "watch" this video.  But yeah, this scenario suites me much better than the whole "the plug gets pulled without warning" one. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=bWt0GaPhdqg



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:03 AM

Perhaps the reason Archie Sonic is being suspended is because Archie has gotten rights to make a Mario comic, but they're going to surprise us with it. Makes total sense, right?

 

Plus, they can't discontinue the comic if Sonic Mega Drive: Overdrive is coming out March 29.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

Thing is, issue 291 still has a planned release even though the date keeps getting pushed back. It might just be on hold. Maybe they'll alternate between Mega Man and Sonic? Who knows.
I hope they tell us something about it soon

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:32 PM

Thing is, issue 291 still has a planned release even though the date keeps getting pushed back. It might just be on hold. Maybe they'll alternate between Mega Man and Sonic? Who knows.
I hope they tell us something about it soon

 

I hope so, too. I, for one, doubt that Mega Man will return, even though they said it was the end "for now." Perhaps they will give us a reasonable explanation for the delay in the future.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 04:47 PM

I didn't take the cancellation seriously until I found out that Sonic Mega Drive: Overdrive was not released. Further yet, it was listed as cancelled.
 
Now I, for one, don't believe it was really cancelled. I think it will be released at a later time.
 
I found an article that should have some insight on this situation: https://www.sonicsta...verdrive-worry/


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

Part of me thinks it's Archie that's trying to drop the comic, not Sega. I mean, why would Sega cancel the heavily promoted Mega Drive series?

 

My thought process: Archie isn’t doing well financially. They took a massive gamble with Riverdale. Even with it be rewarded a 2nd season, it’s not getting the revenue Archie was expecting. I think Archie wants to drop the series as a cost saving move but Sega doesn’t want to drop the comic. I think Archie’s stalling for time to either make Sega take the comic off the table or to sure up funds for operating costs to publish more comics.

 

I think the cards are stacked in Sega's favor, they could have left Archie during the last delay too but they are showing faith in their long time publishing partner. They also could have left during/after the Penders lawsuit, after Worlds Unite or even during/after Fulop's now recently dropped lawsuit. Yet they haven't...


The Scribes, if anyone wants to join a growing community. Ask me if you want to know more.

 

“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:13


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

So if SEGA is the one intent on keeping the comics afloat, is it possible for them to simply switch to another publisher if Archie refuses? They might even allow the continuity to continue if they care about it that much.

 

But since this is only speculation, this should be taken with a great amount of salt.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:12 PM

So if SEGA is the one intent on keeping the comics afloat, is it possible for them to simply switch to another publisher if Archie refuses? They might even allow the continuity to continue if they care about it that much.

 

But since this is only speculation, this should be taken with a great amount of salt.

 

Could they switch? Maybe?? I dont know the specifics of the contract between Sega and Archie. That's probably the hurdle.

 

I think the continuity would be reset.... again... if they switch publishers but characters may stay, especially if Ian is writing


The Scribes, if anyone wants to join a growing community. Ask me if you want to know more.

 

“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:13


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:55 AM

I think the continuity would be reset.... again... if they switch publishers but characters may stay, especially if Ian is writing

 

If SEGA is truly concerned about the comic's wellbeing, I think yet another reboot would prove to be pretty unpopular with the readers.



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:11 AM

I think the continuity would be reset.... again... if they switch publishers but characters may stay, especially if Ian is writing


If SEGA is truly concerned about the comic's wellbeing, I think yet another reboot would prove to be pretty unpopular with the readers.
It would be a soft reboot. They wouldn't hit the reset button but they'd definitely have to start a new volume.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

I wouldn't mind a reboot personally. But more like what Red said and do a soft reboot.

Ive finally been slowly reading some of the comics..and they aren't too bad. Not too great but a few have been.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 04:03 PM

 

 

I think the continuity would be reset.... again... if they switch publishers but characters may stay, especially if Ian is writing


If SEGA is truly concerned about the comic's wellbeing, I think yet another reboot would prove to be pretty unpopular with the readers.
It would be a soft reboot. They wouldn't hit the reset button but they'd definitely have to start a new volume.

 

 

That's what they said last time. Then it kinda turned into a hard one later on


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“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:13


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 04:46 PM

I think the reason why Archie is being hush hush is because they are having financial troubles and probably are gambling on Riverdale to be a major success. They may not have the budget to continue the Sonic comics right now but don't want to cancel it, therefore are negotiating with Sega terms to pick it back up after a certain date.






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