Ian Flynn (writer), Patrick “Spaz” Spaziente (artist), Paul Kaminski (editor), and Mike Pellerito (Archie President) of Sonic the Hedgehog and Megaman comics sat down with ComicsOnline at NYCC 2011, submerging us into the recent and upcoming comics, graphic novels, and collections. There are many awesome things in store for new and old fans, so keep reading after the jump!
Megaman was spoken about briefly, mainly recapping and explaining recent comics. They went over the third story arc: Megaman 2 based with Ben Bates as the artist. They decided to extend the battle scenes due to fans saying that the first battles with the masters were over too quickly – frankly, I agree. There is also a possibility that they will be making comics out of the X games since Ian has a plan for every Megaman game. Especially Megaman Soccer.
Sonic was the extent of the panel. First off, to make to make everything clear, Genesis is NOT a reboot. It is NOT a derailment. It is an inclusion for the greater story and everything that happens in it has a purpose. Now, moving on from Genesis…
Sally isn’t dead, she has been roboticized. And she looks damn fine.
We also are getting more Sonic Universe this time with the Babylon Rogues, entitled “Babylon Rising”. A new Sonic Selects will feature Sonic Kids and Sonic Archives are continuing with 16 through 18.
New Sonic series to come out include:
· Sonic Super Special which tells the story of Mobius and gives a recap for the past 230 comics.
· Returning is the “Who’s Who” of the Sonic-verse with new art and full timeline, coming in Fall 2012.
· Sonic Legacy, a 512 page graphic novel containing 16 issues, mini-series, production art, old cover sketches, and other bonus materials.
· Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Comics is exactly what it sounds like, with a hardcover.
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