chauvel:

Sometimes when I get stuck animating something that isn’t quite coming out right, I’ll animate something else. Something a little less complicated and quick. In this case, it’s Super Sonic from Sonic the Comic.  I haven’t read an issue of STC (not even the online fan comic continuation) so I don’t know much about their version of Super Sonic. All I do know is that he’s kinda evil and has these funky looking eyes. It’s kind of cool actually, and I wanted to quickly animate something like that today.

This is realling flippin’ cool but I really wanted to share this with my readers because, in spite of you having never read a single issue, you got his name right.
You have no idea how much that means to STC fans.
Also, he’s totally evil!

chauvel:

Sometimes when I get stuck animating something that isn’t quite coming out right, I’ll animate something else. Something a little less complicated and quick. In this case, it’s Super Sonic from Sonic the Comic.  

I haven’t read an issue of STC (not even the online fan comic continuation) so I don’t know much about their version of Super Sonic. All I do know is that he’s kinda evil and has these funky looking eyes. It’s kind of cool actually, and I wanted to quickly animate something like that today.

This is realling flippin’ cool but I really wanted to share this with my readers because, in spite of you having never read a single issue, you got his name right.

You have no idea how much that means to STC fans.

Also, he’s totally evil!

archiewhatthetails:

Is this a dog, or…?

Yes.  He is a dog.  He is shirtless.  Next question.

archiewhatthetails:

Is this a dog, or…?

Yes.  He is a dog.  He is shirtless.  Next question.

POLL: Who should Shadow side with?!

The latest STC leaves Shadow with a hard choice to make.  On the one hand, he could be a really useful tool in the war against Robotnik if he sides with Chaotix, but it may come at the expense of what makes him who he is.  If he sides with Robotnik, he would have more power than he could ever obtain in the digital world, but he would be forced to do Robotnik’s bidding.  The only other option is he picks neither side and follows his own path.  But the real question is, Boomers, what do you want to see Shadow do?!  Vote on this poll and let’s see what side gets the most support- feel free to leave an answer to this post to explain your choice, too!

Sonic the Comic #264 Launch!

stconline:

9th July 2014

We’ve just launched the latest issue of Sonic the Comic!

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Featuring four far-out tales starring Sonic, Chaotix, Blaze, and Amy!

Go read it now!

Check it out, a good spread of characters and stories in this one, plus another trip into the Flashback Zone, courtest of Omni-Viewer (and me!)

sonicthepodcast:

Well, Boomers, it’s Summer alright and that must mean it’s time for STP to have a look at Sonic The Summer Special (and a story about pollution because, you know, that whole connection there).

Stiv, Shay and L. T. are joined by an extra special guest for this one, someone whose Sonic experience is very different to the usual crew’s!

ATTENTION SONIC THE COMIC FANS

modhedgermins:

Can someone pLEASE

PLEEEEASE

Explain to me what the heck Silver’s deal is in the comic?

I AM SO. CONFUSED.

Like, WHO IS A.G.??????

WHY DOES SILVER HAVE A ROBOT IN HIS MIND/GLOVES???????

WHY DOES SILVER UNNECESSARILY HAVE RED EYES WHEN LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE IS CHANGED ABOUT HIS APPEARANCE?????

wHy Is HE such a MARY SUE WHEN IT COMES TO HIS EMOTIONS???

JUST PLEASE

PLEASE EXPLAIN THESE THINGS TO ME

OK, I don’t speak for Ste Davis, the guy who’s written Silver so far, but here goes:

A.G. is the robot you speak of, he’s Silver’s computer aid, mounted on his wristband.  He is to Silver what Jarvis is to Iron Man in the movies, offering technical aid, mission support and health/systems analysis all in one.  Ag is the chemical symbol for the element silver, if you were wondering where the name came from.

Silver’s eye colour changing from yellow to red may have just been a glitch on the part of Deebs in Silver’s debut strip in issue 255, but note that Shay MacDonald was consistent in keeping them red in issue 262.  STC’s eye colours don’t always match the games- in fact, a lot of debate has been had on the matter between staff and fans as to whether they should be brought in line with the games; ultimately it’s been decided it doesn’t make much difference and that, aside from Sonic whose irises turning green were a plot point during the Sonic Adventure arc, it isn’t really noticeable to a lot of people.

I don’t think Silver is a Mary Sue at all when it comes to his emotions.  In fact, I don’t think the two strips we’ve seen him in are enough to class him as a Mary Sue at anything, we’ve really not been able to get much of a bead on his character or motivations beyond ensuring the arrival of Iblis never comes to pass.  For one thing, he’s been shown to be willing to ignore advice from Dexter and even Tails- his personal idol- in order to get his way in the pursuit of Sonic.  Not very Mary Sue-ish, really.  So far we’ve seen him display all sorts of emotions and, without giving anything away, we’ll be seeing more in future issues.

Hope that was helpful!

sonicthepodcast:

Stiv, Shay and L. T. try to pick out the best and worst Sonic stories from the first year of STC!  They need your help, though, to pick out the overall top and bottom!  Give the episode a listen then head to the Message Zone, sign up (it takes about a minute of your time!) and then check out these threads:

http://sonicthecomic.proboards.com/thread/12000/poll-worst-sonic-friends-year

http://sonicthecomic.proboards.com/thread/12001/poll-best-sonic-friends-year

sonicthepodcast:

A new STP for you to enjoy today, guys!  Stiv, Shay, Stu and L. T. take a look at their favourite strips from the entirety of Decap Attack’s amazing run!

STC Goes Fortnightly in 2014!

stconline:

The STC Online team are very pleased to announce that as of this summer, the comic will be going fortnightly again!

Stay tuned for more information closer to release.

The best thing about this?  This is not an April Fool’s gag.  Cool stuff incoming!

What are your thoughts on STC Sonic? Misunderstood hero or arrogant bully?
Anonymous

greenyvertekins:

Arrogant bully. Though and through.

Good god is Sonic a supreme dick in STC. Just the way he tore strips off Porker Lewis for showing signs of what was obviously PTSD after his experience on the Little Planet when the Metallix took it over was bang out of order and makes Sonic very unlikable.

It was always intended that Sonic’s little outburst here was because of his frustration with Porker - He despised his cowardice but he never wanted him to leave yet his inability to express what he feels in a positive way is what makes him come-off as such a prick.

What also gets me about this Sonic’s ‘attitude’ was the sheer difference in behavior between his Bob Beaky alter ego disguise and his unconcealed normal state. Beaky acts for the most part cheerful and amiable. Sure it’s a facade but it may very well prove that Sonic is capable of normally being as such if he wasn’t so fixated on being such a jerkass.

That’s certainly one take, but I’d like to offer a rebuttal- my opinion is that Sonic just has absolutely no clue about acceptable social norms.  By this point in STC, we’ve seen he has a bizarre and warped sense of humour with his favourite trick being conning his friends into thinking he’s at Death’s door; he regularly pokes fun at his closest friends, not realising when he’s being inappropriate; and he generally shows he’s not very good at being a people person with the citizens of Mobius.

But I don’t think any of this is because he’s a bad person.  Obviously he’s a “good guy”- he has to be, he’s the main character in a kids’ action comic- and he has a strong determination when it comes to justice, but he still does shitty things to the people he cares about because he just doesn’t have a bloody clue.

Sonic flips out at Porker because he just doesn’t have any idea how to handle the situation.  He knows, deep down, that Porker is not a coward, just like he knows Johnny isn’t the Mr Useless he paints him to be and nor is Tails the pixel-brained idiot.  I think part of why he says these things is to goad his friends into proving themselves and, I dare say, part of it is because he has to face all sort of frightening situations and he has to look like the brave super hero for the sake of those he fights for.

One of the pieces of sourcework STC used is a really rather excellent book called Stay Sonic.  STC used it to inform the backstory of STC’s Sonic- now, if I recall correctly (and do feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, readers) that book has Sonic as an orphan with no memory of his family.  If that is, indeed, the case, then of course he’s not going to follow social norms exactly the way someone with a loving, healthy family environment would.  He was raised by his friends and, let’s face it, the Green Hill Folk are flipping mental and not very bright between them, so it’s no surprise Sonic turned out a bit maladjusted!

STC’s Sonic isn’t always nice to be around, he’s not necessarily charming, he’s egotistical and, yes, arrogant.  But I’d never call him a bully.  Sonic hates bullies- especially fat, ginger ones.