Time And Relative Dimensions In Sonic
Today is a very special day- it’s the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who! This hugely popular British science-fiction program has influenced the lives of many people who have worked on Sonic The Comic over the years, most notably in the design of several seperate machines throughout the comic’s run that just happen to resemble the TARDIS’ (the Doctor’s time and space machine) central console! These include:
(From STC #102 “Unnatural Disasters” - Script by Lew Stringer, Art by Richard Elson, Lettering by Elitta Fell)
This weird contraption was used by Windy Wallis, evil weather gerbil (yes, really, just go with it!) to control the weather. Windy wanted to destroy Mobius in a catastrophe of freak weather. She was stopped by Sonic after he Elsonposed through the wall here.
(From STC #112 “It’s Raining Bananas” - Script by Lew Stringer, Art by Andy Pritchett, Lettering by Ellie De Ville)
Grimer used this contraption to aim a procession of missiles at the Emerald Hill Zone. In true TARDIS fashion, it wasn’t very reliable: unfortunately, due to a machine fault, it fired bananas instead of missiles. Grimer eventually lost his rag with the machine and belted it with a sledgehammer before being buried under all the bananas, which Sonic had sent back by a speed tornado. The story is much better and funnier than I am making it sound.
(From STC #122 “Hobson & Choy Part 2” - Script by Nigel Kitching, Art by Richard Elson, Lettering by Ellie De Ville)
And, of course, just as the TARDIS is the Doctor’s most faithful companion (it is a living thing, after all!), so too does Sonic have the ever faithful Kintobor Computer. This particular model was used at the Emerald Hill Zone Control Centre after Robotnik was ousted from power in issue 100 until the Control Centre was blown up in issue 250.
I’m sure there are plenty more Doctor Who references in Sonic The Comic- if you’ve spotted any, feel free to send them on to me and I’ll reblog them!
Happy Day of the Doctor to all Whovians following this blog!
Presenting the spooktacular Sonic the Comic Hallowe’en Special!
It’s All Hallow’s Eve and here comes a new comic,
It’s got Amy Rose, former ally of Sonic.
There’s a mystery to solve, a situation dire
As she faces The Curse of Silent Spire!
With art by Yunelyon and Neil C. Tamstone,
In a story Seumidh MacDonald has sewn!
We’ve got wallpapers too, to give you delight,
Parodying films most famous for fright.
And in a small cameo on the cover, Decap!
But they don’t get a story which is a bit pap.
So give it a look and try not to be scared,
Enter the Silent Spire Zone… if you dare!
HAPPY HALLOWE’EN, BOOMERS! NYAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!
Back Issues Zone Update!
Looks like our Back Issues Zone has had a bit of a refit! There’s never been a better time to peruse our older issues!
Check this out, guys! Some of the most notable STC-O issues are highlighted for you to spot at a glance. This seems to be part and parcel of the big overhaul of previous issues that Mike is pouring his blood, sweat and tears into!
Ooh la la, it’s Ulala! From an upcoming issue of STC-O, as just shared on the Facebook page of the wonderfully talented Leeann Hamilton.
Here’s something I’ve just whipped up (independantly, I must stress). I thought it’d be interesting to see exactly what the fans think of STC’s characters, stories and the like, past and present. This’ll let us see with reasonable accuracy precisely what is most liked about this excellent comic.
Survey closes at 8pm GMT on the 1st of December, plenty of time to get some good results going.
Sonic the Comic #262 just launched!
Whoop whoop! Good issue this one. Lots of action in the lead strip, with some gorgeous art to boot. Second strip has the return of Silver- exciting things ahead in STC-O for him, Boomers! And the third strip is a Sonic’s World story that’s a real charmer.
Check it out nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Shay, Stiv and L. T. take a look back at the 2013 edition of Summer of Sonic, including STC being in print for the first time in over ten years! If that’s not a good enough hook, we don’t know what is, Boomers!
Tons of fun abound, dear Boomers! Check it out!
From issues 252 and 255. Art by Team Mobius, Leeann Hamilton and Feniiku.