Something big!

stconline:

Hey Boomers! Do you want to hear some ridiculously exciting news? Then definitely keep an eye on our social media sites tomorrow morning!

I know what this ii-is,
I know what this ii-is!

STC fans, prepare to lose your minds.

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!

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!)

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.

What the hell?

amy-360:

I was reading like this few pages from Sonic the Comic. It was a story about  getting sonic his birthday cake or something? So, when Tails finally met with Sonic, Sonic proceeded to being a little shit to Tails. Since when did Sonic called Tails a pipsqueak???!!

Since 1993.  He’s not mister boring super friend guy in STC.  He has an actual personality unlike in the games.  He’s not a bad or mean person but he’s not very warm either.

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:

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(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.

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(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.

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(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!

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.

stconline:

Sonic the Comic #262 just launched!
http://www.stconline.co.uk/262/controlzone.html

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!

stconline:

Sonic the Comic #262 just launched!

http://www.stconline.co.uk/262/controlzone.html

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!

 

From issues 252 and 255.  Art by Team Mobius, Leeann Hamilton and Feniiku.

archiewhatthetails:

What happened to chilidogs?

What happened is Mark Millar wrote this story in about seven minutes.
Possibly being unkind there, but Nigel Kitching (STC’s lead writer for the most part) actually met Millar once and apparently Millar proudly told Nigel that he’d managed to knock out the majority of his scripts over the space of a few days.
This man now makes several million dollars a year from working for Marvel and DC, living off royalties and selling his stories about explosions and swearing to film companies.
Of course I’m not bitter.

archiewhatthetails:

What happened to chilidogs?

What happened is Mark Millar wrote this story in about seven minutes.

Possibly being unkind there, but Nigel Kitching (STC’s lead writer for the most part) actually met Millar once and apparently Millar proudly told Nigel that he’d managed to knock out the majority of his scripts over the space of a few days.

This man now makes several million dollars a year from working for Marvel and DC, living off royalties and selling his stories about explosions and swearing to film companies.

Of course I’m not bitter.