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Comics Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog, or The Ride MK II: SV Edition

Discussion in 'Fiction Discussion' started by Joem20, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Sonic the Hedgehog has had quite the up and down history, both as a Video Game Character and as an Icon in General. Now a days, Sonic is synonymous with basement dwelling weirdos who obsess over his arms, his cast of stupid friends, and making totally original characters. But once, in the begone days of yore, Sonic was the Fucking Bomb, an alternate, edgy badass to Mario's childish nature, basically, a fat Italian Plumber saving a Princess from a Turtle Dragon while eating a shit ton of mushrooms was for babies, a super fast pudgy blue hedgehog beating up robots and a fat guy was for grown-ass adults. Ok, lets be fair here, both are for kids, but Sonic was built around giving kids the illusion that he was for adults, to make them feel more adult, and for awhile it succeeded, and Sonic was a mass-market hit.

    And that is the subject here, one of Sonic's biggest mass-market adventures, Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Series, the Longest Running Video Game Comic Book ever. I will only cover the first 150 Issues here, for several reasons, most prominently because after 150, Ian Flynn takes over writing, and the comic becomes incredible, and me reading Good Comics isn't any fun...for you sick fucks anyway. Now, Archie Sonic honestly didn't draw to much from the games, which at the time all had the basic plot of: Sonic kicks Eggman's face in after he shoves a bunch of tiny animals into stupid looking robots, and at the time only one of Sonic's Stupid Friends had been Introd: Miles "Tails" Prower, the flying Two-Tailed Fox. However, there were other subjects to draw from, namely two cartoons. One of them is Sat/Am, a cartoon fondly remembered for its characters and dark plot, even though it has aged about as well as Cheese that has been left out in the sun for about a week. The other is The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, or as I like to call it Baby's First Acid Trip. The comic draws mostly from Sat/Am, mostly in terms of the cast, which consist (At first) of Sonic, Tails, Princess Sally Acorn, Rotor the Walrus, Bunnie Robot, Antoine the Cowardly Frenchman (Because of Course), and several other characters no one actually cares about, though it slowly bloats bigger and bigger as Sonic's Friends are introduced in the Games...and the writers make some original characters of their own.

    It should be noted that even though I'm naming this thing after something 4Chan's /co/ forum did awhile back, I've never actually read The Ride, and in fact am going into this mostly blind aside from reading a good chunk of Ian Flynn's current Sonic Run. This will cover StH 1-149, and might dip into the Miniseries that popped up over time, so, sit back, strap in your seat belts, prepare your barf bags, and get ready, because this is the Ultimate Ride, Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog Comic.
     
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  2. Mister Bad Guy

    Mister Bad Guy Mr Mercury to friends

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    Godspeed, ya crazy fuck.

    Please, nobody spoil the Echidna stuff for him.
     
  3. Q99

    Q99

    Neat :)

    I'll comment that Ian Flynn's run is great to a point, but at some point editorial seemed to want to stop him from doing plot arc stuff as much, or incorporate the games more, or something, so the current stuff is fairly bland. But Archie Sonic certainly has had great highpoints in it's run.
     
  4. GilliamYaeger

    GilliamYaeger Is it a god...or a devil?

    If you're referring to the reboot that was caused by Worlds Collide, that was...a long story.

    Fucking Penders.
     
  5. Threadmark: Issue #1: Meet me at the Corner of Hedgehog and Vine
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    And so we begin with Issue #1, entitled, Meet me at the Corner of Hedgehog and Vine...and from that I think everyone can guess what the first several Comics are going to be. You know those old Newspaper Comics? Gag-a-Day type things? Yeah, early Sonic Comics are Gag-a-Month Comics, goofy little adventures starring Sonic and Co. In this it actually does resemble Archie's other famous Comic Series, but don't worry, this won't be 149 Updates of me saying, this issue is funny, or this issue makes me want to gouge out the part of my brain that registers humor so it never feels pain again.
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    We open with an image of Doctor Eggman hanging a doll of Sonic while declaring that Sonic will never foil his plans again. We also get to see our first creative team. A robot walks in, and Eggman goes nuts, wailing on the poor bot, because its carrying...a plant, which apparently aren't allowed in Eggman's Happy Land.
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    So...the plant is called Krudzu, and it entangles everything. So of course, ol Eggy plans to use it against Sonic and his Mates. Honestly, I get a bit of a chuckle out of this, mostly from the bad pun and the super subtle environmental message. So later on, Antonie the French Cat-Fox thing is whining about how Princess Acorn wants to get on with Sonic instead of his French Ass, so he goes out to pick up a flower from the forest, I think everyone can see were this is going, Antoine gets his stupid little hands on a bunch of Krudzu, screaming like a little girl as Sally and Sonic rush up to investigate.
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]Holy Fuck Rotor...he always has his Chainsaw, meaning that Rotor is probably a serial killer. Good to know. After this, Rotor tears of the Krudzu, and throws it in a nearby bucket...but then Tails, being an idiot, pours water onto it, reviving the Krudzu. Everyone screams in horror.
    [​IMG] But wait! it turns out since Krudzu is Mechanical, this destroys it! Then it rains, destroying all the other Krudzu in the Forest! Hooray for Deus Ex Machina! Hip Hip! Hooray! We then get a shorter story involving Sonic attacking Eggman's casino, it is cute and oddly imaginative, involving Eggman putting Sonic in a giant Pinball Machine. Then we get a few one page comics, that I don't care about. And that is Issue 1. It is...ok. It is clearly meant to be humorous, and succeeded at getting me to chuckle a few times, but there isn't much more to it.

    [A/N, going to try for an Issue a Day, barring accident.]
     
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  6. Q99

    Q99

    Even post-reboot didn't start out too bad- caused a lot of dropped plotthreads of course. But I had high hopes that Flynn would weave a new web of stories with available characters, and we haven't gotten too much of that. A lot of 'filling in the past' with game plots/flashbacks that use up issues.
     
  7. I actually liked all the crazy bullshit thatKen Penders came up with.
     
  8. Q99

    Q99

    People are more annoyed with his legalsuit that forced Archie to stop using them, and I think might've even stopped them collecting of earlier runs like some of Flynn's.
     
  9. Mister Bad Guy

    Mister Bad Guy Mr Mercury to friends

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    Sooo... does this apply to all robots? Because if so, Robotnik's entire empire gets disabled every time it starts drizzling.
     
  10. Q99

    Q99

    I just remember that one of Flynn's recent issues used the Krudzu, I think ^^
     
  11. GilliamYaeger

    GilliamYaeger Is it a god...or a devil?

    It, alongside Thrash, were the 'final bosses' of the pre-reboot continuity.
     
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  12. Threadmark: Issue #2: Cocunuts, Scratch, Grounder, and the Mind-Fuck
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Issue 2 is a very special issue, because it features everyones favorite characters from The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. The first story features Coconuts, the Bomb Throwing Monkey. His story is him sitting in a tree throwing coconuts that explode at Sonic and Tails, so basically, a Proto-Bean who isn't as fun to read. Also, Eggman Kills his Crab-Henchmen.
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    Alas Poor Crabby, we barely knew ya. Random thought, if Eggman makes all his robots by putting animals in them, does this mean Coconuts just blew the fuck out of a cute little bunny wabbit. But anyway, Coconuts attacks Sonic and Tails, and Sonic and Tails beat him by tricking him into catching his own bomb...so yeah, just like Bean, only not quite as fun. The next story features everyone's favorite Badniks, Scratch and Grounder. The Chicken Guy and the Mole Guy. Yeah. They go after Sonic. After a few gags, Sonic takes them out, and they return to get beaten up by Eggman. Then...then we get one of the weirdest fucking comic stories I've ever read. Like, Grant Morrison's Animal Man Weird. Sonic is running around collecting Magic (Power) Rings, when suddenly he is flung into some twisted hell dimension, staffed by two assholes came Al and Cal...it is a complete and utter mindfuck, and I don't know what the writers are on.
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    Here is just a glimpse of Sonic in Hell. This whole thing is messed up. I don't remember anything like this in the games, granted, I haven't played to much Sonic, but I think I'd remember an entrance into hell.
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I Can See You!
    Well, that's Issue 2 with more of the same, sometimes funny, sometimes groan worthy humor. It continues to be, for the most part, alright.
     
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  13. Aren't these basically the same thing? As someone who read the comics as a kid, I can tell you that the cast of stupid friends and the "original characters" absolutely stem from the Archie Comics.

    Too late, they made popular a video game out of it.
     
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  14. Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Well...yeah, naturally, like I said, I've only read Ian Flynn's run, but even in that quite a few odd ass original characters have popped up, like the Robin Hood Clone, The All-Powerful God Panda, the Monkey King, Mina Mongoose, and Tommy Turtle (Who died very quickly). As for the Sonic Game, that is referring to Chronicles right? The RPG?
     
  15. Threadmark: Issue #3: Da Bomb, also, we meet Bunnie Rabot
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Ok, so, on to Issue 3. Issue 3 begins with the shocking revelation that Dr. Eggman has...a Bomb. The way they talk about it definitely draws parallels to the use of Nuclear Weapons, which is weird...there are nukes in this world? I mean...huh. Of course, Sonic and Friends figure someone like Eggman shouldn't have a Nuke because...he would totally murder everyone.
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    Yikes. Ok, so they plan out a complicated plan involving a film projector and Rotor...I'm sorry, BOOMER (Yeah...that's an error, I guess the acid dropping from last issue effected the writers brains). Disguising himself as Eggman. This leads to this scene:
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    Yep. This comic is weird. So, Sonic and the Gang get their paws on "The Bomb", and guess what! Yeah, its Bug Spray, I'm shocked. So yeah, in the end, Sonic and Friends stole Eggman's personal property over a misunderstanding, pretty low on the "Comic Book Characters who are Supposed to be Heroes doing Something Dickish" (Ok, REALLY Low) But still. The other story that actually matters in this issue is the introduction of the one and only Bunnie Rabbot, who I have to say is, in my mind, bigger Furry Bait then Sally, I mean, come on, we all want to have sex with her accent, everyone admit it...right now you pervs. Sonic and Roto-Boomer are sent on a mission and stumble across two Swatbots shoving an Innocent Rabbit into a "Bot-on-the-Spot" Machine. This is the first appearence of "Roboticizing" Eggman's pants shittingly terrifying way of boosting his forces. And, yep, we get a glimpse of it.
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    [​IMG] OH SWEET GOD! Yeah, so Sonic and Boom-Ro-Boom-Fuck it, stop the machine...but it did its job halfway, and now Bunnie Rabbot is Half-Machine, as Sonic Quips.
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    THIS ISN'T THE TIME DUDE. So yeah, I assume after this no doubt agonizingly painful process, Bunnie will need years of therapy and character development to get over this horrible thing that has been done to her...
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    Or she could be perfectly happy and promply be ready to kick ass and take names, no trauma at all. We get introd to Bunnie a bit more, she is tough as nails and wanted to be Sally's Hairdresser. Then a Robot comes up, and Sonic and Crew Kick its Ass.

    Ok...this is the first issue I have a bit of a problem with, the first story is ok, and the single page ones (Which I haven't bothered to talk about) are fine, worth a light chuckle...but the Bunnie Intro is Very, very weak, turning what was clearly a dark element of Satam into a Light Hearted goofy affair...it just feels wrong and jarring. Bunnie in the Ian Flynn Comics I've read is actually a really interesting and likeable character, and it does explore the elements involved with being half-roboticized, here its just: Hey Look! We have a new Team Member! Ignore the fact half her body has been torn away from her and she was almost warped into an enemy, lets just pretend that horrifying subtext doesn't exist! So, yeah, Issue 3, not as good as the first two.
     
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  16. Threadmark: Issue #4: RUN! IT'S GOJIRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Issue 4's cover promises that this is "The All-New, All-Different" Sonic The Hedgehog, if my experience with Marvel has taught me anything, this just means they will keep everything the same, but add a shit-ton of stupid continuity, and then kill Sonic in a stupidly pointless manner and replace him.
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    It also says it will be "Grittier and Darker" which...comes later. So, this issue features Doctor Eggman preparing a new attack on Sonic and Chums with his Roboticizer, his Swatbots show up with a good amount of dramatic buildup revealing...a Salamander. Eggman is pissed, because Salamander's are small and puny, but puts it in the 'cizer because...why not. However a freak accident causes the Salamander to get giant becoming...
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    A Giant Robot Kaiju named "Universalamander". Ok. Universalamander goes on a rampage, smashing all of Eggman's stuff before turning on the Freedom FIghters.
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    I don't know, lots of idiots think Video Games are a menace. Also...Sega Genesis exists in this world? What was the flagship title? Or is Sonic a massive media whore in-universe. Universalamander eats Sonic and everyone is sad, but Sonic manages to escape by spinning really fast and making the Kaiju puke.
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    Robots can vomit, who knew. After this, Sonic enters into the SPECIAL ZONE and starts collecting rings. He nabs fifty and becomes...
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    SUPER SONIC! Now, I'll bet you guys think Sonic kicks Universalmander's ass with his new powers...nope! He runs through him, nabs a shrinking machine they just so happen to have, shrinks the monster down, and THEN squishes him.
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    Ok, they don't show it, but I'm just going to assume Sonic Squished the little fellow...because that is funnier. And so the story ends with Sonic putting a Woopie Cushion on Antoine's chair. Ok. Next we get a short little Tails solo adventure, in which he does nothing and has to get his ass saved by Sonic in the end, because Tails sucks.
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    This panel is kind of funny though :).
    Issue 4 is decent. I liked the fight fine, Super Sonic looked a little goofy, but with this art, everyone looks goofy, all in all, a good solid issue of this stage of the Comic's lifespan.
     
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  17. Q99

    Q99

    On Bunnie, yikes! Like you say, later on they build far more on it.
     
  18. Threadmark: Issue #5: Mario and Sonic at the Robotropolis Olympic Games
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    The issue opens with Sonic and Tails hanging out in a field, Sonic is throwing a ball back and forth to himself, Speedster Cliche #34. Tails is admiring Sonic as his "Sports Hero", they decided to run out, and run right into an arena shaped like Eggman's Face, because Eggman has humility like Punisher has Mercy.
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    Behold. It is beautiful, No. After this, we learn the angle, Eggman challenges Sonic to Four Games, if Sonic wins one, Eggman promises to back of, but if Sonic Loses all of them, him and all his friends get roboticized. Sally and the others immediate reaction is a pretty reasonable, Yeah, No, this is obviously a trap. Sonic manages to convince them, and they get ready, with Tails being denied entrance for being completely useless.
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    Wow! Eggman is Cheating! What a Surprise! Due to having "Energy-Draining Sneakers" Sonic Promptly Collapses on the Day of the Games, forcing his loser friends to play in his place. Antoine loses at Long Jumping, Sally is crushed at Swimming, and Rotor is creamed at Weight Lifting. However! Tails discovers Sonic's Real Sneakers at the Trash, just in time for Sonic to Help Antoine at the race.
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    And so, cheating beats cheating, and the Freedom Fighters are the victors, Eggman, of course, doesn't follow his part of the bargain, so he attacks them, but they win. The other story is kind of weird, involving a Termite-nator, that eats up all the wood and paper at the Freedom Fighters Base. Eventually, Sonic and friends reprogram it to eat Metal, and Set it on Eggman.

    Issue 5 is ok. It is decently funny, nothing special though.
     
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  19. Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Actually...random thought, where is Bunnie in the Games? Wouldn't she be much stronger then Rotor with her Robot Strength? Just a thought.
     
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  20. Threadmark: Issue #6: Spinball, and a Very Special Episode of Sonic the Hedgehog
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    The issue begins with the Freedom Fighters leading an all out attack on Eggman's factory, only to learn that Eggman has closed his factory and moved to an active volcano. Narutally, everyone cautions Sonic that its obviously a trap, but Sonic immediately rushes away anyway. He comes across what is either a bizarre example of natural rock formation, or Eggman's Lab.
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    Sonic is knocked around by an attack, and ends up on the rails, that he starts riding on, going through the base until he is attacked by a Snake Robot.
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    First of all, ouch, low blow, we also meet the "boss" scorpius, also proof that Eggman has had sex with a scorpian. Sonic beats both of them and keeps going, eventually meeting two Kangaroos that happen to be in the area for some fucking reason.
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    No comment. After some more action, and puns so terrible, I won't put them here for fear of causing the same pain I feel for everyone else, Sonic discovers that a bunch of Animals are held captive here, I'm just going to assume the 'roos left them here to die while they saved their sorry asses, because I find unrepentant assholes hilarious. Sonic is Sonic is kicked out of the Base, though he notes that he will probably return someday...when he feels like it...eventually...one day...you know what, only if he feels like, what did those animals there ever do for him anyway. Anyway on to the next story, Sonic does the Christmas Carol. Not with Sonic, no, no, this is a full on AU were Rotor works for Mr. Scrooge...who is Eggman. Yep. Eggman Scrooge is so cheap he refuses to fix his roof...when snow is dumping in on them.
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    This is my favorite panel so far, it gave me a good chuckle. We continue on, with Scrooge being an ass to Rotor as Custom dictates, before settling in at his Mansion, where we get the first appearance of:
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    Hey! Its Snively! Fancy seeing you here! We get a few solid gags, then we get the usual gig, three spirts, learn to be happy on the most over-saturated holiday of the year or be consigned to absolute hell for all eternity after your inevitable death etc etc. Shortly after we get the Ghost of Christmas Past: Sonic on a Skateboard. Why would Sonic need a Skateboard? this has never made sense. We see Eggman's past and learn...he was childhood friends with Sonic!!!!!! Is...is this canon.
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    Yep, Sonic and Eggman were chums, and Eggman was always a douchebag, good to know! Sonic manages to stop him and we move on to the present, where Eggman sees the Freedom Fighters in Victorian Dress. They get a Turkey from Eggman, but Sonic figures its a bomb and marks it return to sender.
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    So wait...now SONIC is the cautious one...if this weren't a gag-a-month thing right now I would definitely complain, but oh well. Finally we get the Ghost of Christmas Future. Eggman sees a ruined future, and a version of himself who is now old and tired and well...
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    This...this is dark...Good God this is Dark.
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    So...yeah. Wow. Eggman almost gives up his evil ways in light of how worthless it turns out for all involved, but suddenly, Old Eggman reveals he had one final scheme! Now that the Freedom Fighters are old and tired, he pulls one last robot out of his ass and is poised to kill them, Eggman promply returns to his evil ways, but then the Turkey marked Return To Sender comes Back!
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    This ends with both Eggman's getting blown to smithereens, oh, we also get a weirdly heartbreaking image of an old and decrepit Sonic trying his best to fight Eggman one last time, but not even able to perform a Spindash.
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    Happy Belated Holidays! And so that was the end of Issue 6...and well.

    Issue 6 is my favorite issue so far. Not for the Spinball story, I found that story okish, but for the Christmas Carol Rendition. It is actually a decent version, managing to deliver some good chuckles, but also manages to give a similar message, a message of how cruelty is pointless, and how you should be a decent person, granted with the subject being blown to bits, but hey!
     
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  21. Dakkaface

    Dakkaface Extra Shooty Wordsmith

    Sweet Jesus, this is a blast from the past. I actually bought the first 50-ish books of the Sonic Archie series in dead tree format when I was a lad and they first released. Fun fact - in the original prints, Rotor was named 'Boomer' for quite a while until they retconned it.
     
  22. Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Yeah! I noticed that myself, on the scans I'm using, they fixed it at issue 5 or 6 I believe, not sure how long the original run did it though.
     
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  23. Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    Oh! My mistake, turns out its up to 159, not 149, so I'll be doing, as of now, 7-159
     
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  24. Threadmark: Issue #7: Sonic and the Holy Grail/Temple of Doom/The Last Crusade/The Crystal Skull/The Emperor's Tomb/....
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    This issue features a hunt for Uncle Chuck's secret special treasure, who is Uncle Chuck? Apparently he is this character who existed previously and was a scientist before the big war. He is now roboticized apparently. I know the details of what has happened and what will happen to him, thanks to Ian Flynn, but I won't spoil it here. They find a map after a Seesaw accident involving Tails getting hit in the head (He can't get any dumber here) and Rotor apparently forgetting how a Seesaw works (...I...yeah). They follow the map to the lovely, gorgeous perfect, Mobian Natural Park.
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    Oh Dear. Yeah, Eggman has been using it as a waste dump site. Yeesh. They travel deeper into the poisoned park, and everyone starts to get damaged by the pollution. Suddenly! Eggman and his Badniks attack! The group fight and manage to defeat the bots by using the land around them, it actually is a decent enough fight scene. They finally find the treasure in a big chest. But...
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    Eggman nabs the chest. Everyone is naturally angry, having assumed Chuck had buried a weapon to defeat Eggman, but Sonic is cool, because he just remembered what Chuck considered his treasure:
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    Well, thank God for Chuck being a Sentimental old Fart, instead of a Practical One :). The next story focuses on Sally on Halloween, who has decided to dress as an evil Sorceress, she decides to go into the woods to find a staff, Sonic and Anotine want to come with for her own protection, but Sally refuses, claiming she is able to take care of herself, so she goes it alone. Eventually she finds a stick to use as her staff.
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    The sleazy admirer is, of course...
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    Yep, Eggy falls in love with the Pink Squirrel, apparently being dumb enough to believe she is actually magic, quick spoiler, this is BEFORE elements like Mammoth Mogul, Igis Nixis, and Chaos Control started coming into the comic, so this makes Eggman, from the logic of now, look like a Nutcase. Sally, being an intelligent mutant pink squirrel, figures out pretty quickly she isn't actually magic. Suddenly Eggman pops out of the buses, proposing Marriage.
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    Sally is, of course, utterly dumbfounded. They go of to the base, Sonic notices, but remembers his promise to not interfere, good sentiment Sonic, but at this point, I think she would understand. Sonic decides to find a way to help Sally while not letting her know, and gets a chance when Eggman asks for a demonstration of Sorceress Sally's magic.
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    Sonic turns invisible with a spin, humiliates Eggman, and gets the hell out of dodge, Eggman, still thinking he was scammed by a Sorceress, yelling all the while. They get out, with Sally revealing she knew of Sonic's Deception.
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    And so we end on a Classic Tsundere moment, got to love it, and the God-Awful Pun.

    Issue 7 continues the grand trend of early Archie Sonic being...ok.
     
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  25. Threadmark: Issue #8: Superheroes
    Joem20

    Joem20 Some Weird Guy with Dreams of Global Domination

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    This issue begins with Eggman deciding to create "Super-Powered Robots" after discovering his Crab-Bot with forbidden Comic Books...I'm not sure what Eggman was creating before hand, but this is easily the best issue so far, so I'm not complaining...at all. Eggman sets up in the forest, ready to create a Toxic Waste Dump, Sonic Shows up, but Eggman Flashes a Signal, to which comes:
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    Botman! Obvious who this is a parody of, but this is only the beginning. Sonic apparently gets his ass kicked by Botman, only for it to be revealed that Sonic dismantled him at Superspeed. Nice, but then Eggman brings out his next bot...a Wolverine bot...only it turns out to be a Wolvurkel bot.
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    Yep, Urkel and Sonic were played by the same guy for awhile. This is a pretty good little meta joke. Of course, a Robot Urkel is useless in battle, so Eggman calls in the next bot, SPAWNMOWER! A giant Lawnmower shaped like Spawn.
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    This is beautiful, and I love it. Sonic goes after the almighty Spawnmower, and quickly discovers its weakness.
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    This is my new favorite panel, just, man is that a funny little joke. Sonic pulls Spawnmower's Power Supply and pushes it of a cliff, Eggman, now nervous sends more Super-Bots after him.
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    That first guy is Magnus: Robot Fighter, a character from Valiant Comics whose main shtick is being so good at punching things, he can destroy Robots with his Bare Hands. He has had a weird history actually, started out at Gold Key, then Valiant, and is now at Dynamite. The references here are a ton of fun for a Comic Nerd like me, there is also an appearance by Mighty Mouse.
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    After beating the last Superhero, Sonic is about to take out Eggman, but slips and falls, Eggman runs away, with Sonic griping about how in Superhero Comics, the villain always gets away. The next story deals with Eggman getting a Shrink Ray, shrinking Sonic and the gang, and going after them with a Vacumn Cleaner. It is only important, because it is the first Canonical apperence of Snively in the Comic.
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    Hi Snively! Other then that, nothing interesting really happens, they fight Eggman while small, and eventually take him out and shrink all his badniks. It's ok.

    This issue is my New Favorite...mostly for the first story. It featured a good amount of references from just about every popular company at the time, and it was really fun to notice them all.
     
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