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@  DMoney : (01 March 2017 - 10:37 AM)

what is SEK?

@  Vlad Yvhv : (01 March 2017 - 10:25 AM)

SEK, here. We had tornadoes and severe storms last night. Yay for the start of spring!

@  DMoney : (01 March 2017 - 10:04 AM)

hey where are you guys at?? I am near Chicago, its a little chilly today but not bad

@  MoKat : (26 February 2017 - 03:26 PM)

And here I was enjoying a nice, mild winter before that front blew through :P

@  MoKat : (26 February 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Definitely long-sleeve shirt weather here today >.<

@  Sandata : (24 February 2017 - 02:30 PM)

Ditto. I also wear long-sleeves all year though...

@  furrykef : (24 February 2017 - 12:04 AM)

I don't ever walk outside without my shirt, 'cause nobody wants to see that.

@  Ishapar : (20 February 2017 - 10:31 AM)

True...but I guess I never walked outside without my shirt during February.

@  RedAuthar : (19 February 2017 - 09:41 AM)

Not too weird. A lot of Sunburns happen when it is cold because people don't expect it.

@  Ishapar : (19 February 2017 - 05:00 AM)

I got sunburned the first time this year. In February! Weird...

@  Ishapar : (17 February 2017 - 06:20 AM)

That must have been a pain in the neck. Sorry to hear that.

@  Sandata : (17 February 2017 - 06:15 AM)

Yep. Wound up having wilted flowers delivered to my Mrs. Very poor form ProFlowers...

@  Ishapar : (17 February 2017 - 05:55 AM)

Yeah, at least that holiday's over.

@  Uncle Ben : (13 February 2017 - 04:54 PM)

I'll admit it eats away at me

@  Ishapar : (13 February 2017 - 12:16 PM)

Pfft....major humbug to valentines...staying single.

@  Sandata : (13 February 2017 - 03:44 AM)

Then you get to save your money. It's a win-win!

@  Uncle Ben : (12 February 2017 - 08:20 PM)

Or if she's already taken...

@  RedAuthar : (12 February 2017 - 03:09 PM)

What if I haven't met her yet?

@  Sandata : (12 February 2017 - 09:46 AM)

Attention procrastinators! 2 days until Valentine's! Buy her something already!

@  Ishapar : (09 February 2017 - 03:17 PM)

Bring on the snow!


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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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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:45 PM

Might as well keep it, if you ask me.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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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