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226253 No. 226253
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>> No. 226264
That...That OP made me do a double take. Maybe I just need my mind out of the gutter...
>> No. 226265
You're telling me you looked at this cute, innocent little picture and saw little werehog taking a ride on Sonic's hot throbbing cock ?
>> No. 226266
Holy shit anon, no one implied any such thing.
They probably thought that Classic Sonic was simply covered in sewage.
Please, stop ruining this board with your lewd behavior.
>> No. 226268

>> No. 226270
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>being lewd about Classic Sonic

Despicable, all of you
>> No. 226272
A few years ago, Ian said they were going to go into space for the Mega Man 3 arc.

Does that seem likely now?
>> No. 226273
It wasn't told yet where the MM3 robot masters took the energy elements to. So it is still possible.
>> No. 226275
Why wouldn't it be?
>> No. 226276
In the original game story, the energy elements are mined from nearby planets. In this version, the energy elements don't have a specific source, but they've been stolen by Wily's bots. They then flew off to God knows where.
>> No. 226277
They flew to SPAAAAAACE because Space is awesome.
I will honestly be mad if we are 2SERIOUS4SPACE and just go around the planet to track them down because going to space "just wouldn't make sense" or something. That is dumb and inexcusable. I buy Mega Man for stupid wish fulfillment not for its deep roots in reality.

It is space time.
Right here. Right now. This Fall.
Robots in Space Doing Space Things.
>> No. 226278

Mega Man will go to space eventually if only for Rockman World 2 and 5 if nothing else.
>> No. 226285
But we have to do it here in Mega Man 3 where it makes absolutely no sense but it happened.
>> No. 226288
Yes, exactly.
Or are you trying to say the fact that it's absolutely absurd means we shouldn't do it? Guys, we can't go to space, that makes no sense and is very silly. Mega Man comics are for logical, sensible folk only.
>> No. 226294
I thought it was because Gamma's power core needed special crystals only available from off-world mining facilities.
>> No. 226295
Yeah, and the comic hasn't mentioned where the energy elements come from, so we don't know if they're going with that or not.
>> No. 226299
Listen asshole, Ian Flynn wants to do Megaman X eventually. And if you want to cross Megaman Classic with Megaman X and pretend they exist in the same universe, X being a much darker series, you have to do things that actually make sense within the lore and can be explained. People like the Megaman comic because of what it adds, not because of how accurate it is to the games. They like Sonic for the same reason: it's darker, the world has depth, and the characters are actually fleshed out.
>> No. 226300
As much as I don't think Mega Man will be going to eight different asteroid planets (just for feasibility of writing all that and keeping it interesting,) he's probably going to space and Mega Man has no obligation to not do its crazy bits just because of X. They're doing time travel, and that's WAY more of a tangle than space travel. I think the book can handle Mega Man going to an asteroid or two.
>> No. 226302
>And if you want to cross Megaman Classic with Megaman X and pretend they exist in the same universe, X being a much darker series, you have to do things that actually make sense within the lore and can be explained.

No they fucking don't.
They've already done time travel and are set up to do it in the future. Hell, they're doing it in like two issues. X has a plot centered around a moon elevator that is LITERALLY connected to the moon. Logic need not apply here. Continuity is fine and dandy, and clever workarounds are good and fine, but there's no reason to say "NUOH BUT MEUAGA MAHN CAN'T GO TO SPACE" when he's going to space soon anyway to fight Quint.

You have to remember that Classic already set up for Mega Man to visit every planet in the solar system and the X series has crazy stupid bullshit like computer viruses physically spreading across the world and "DNA SOULS". Grounding Classic closer to reality doesn't make things make sense, it makes it harder to connect things.
>> No. 226303

I think it's less people saying Mega Man can't go to space and more that since we're going to have Quint and the Stardroids later there would be no harm in putting it off until later. Mega Man 3 is bulky enough as is.
>> No. 226304
The poster I'm replying to is implying that Classic has to be "darker" and more serious for X to work and that people like it because it's darker.
My counterpoint is that what he's saying is a complete load of bullshit.
>> No. 226305
Nobody is saying Mega Man can't go to space. It's that saying he can just because Classic is lolsorandom saturday morning cartoon crap is a lame excuse.
>> No. 226306
I don't get the idea that the story presented in the Mega Man 3 manual is "lolsorandumsaturdaycartoon", and
sounds more like
>Muh darkness
>Muh depth
>Muh mature children's comic book
than a well thought out argument for why Mega Man wouldn't go to space in a Mega Man 3 arc.

You want an actually competent argument? Look over here.
THIS is a good reason for them not to go to space for the MM3 arc. "It needs to be more serious than the games because how else will giant panda robots threatening the world in the future make sense?" is not.
>> No. 226307
>giant panda robots threatening the world in the future
>X has a plot centered around a moon elevator that is LITERALLY connected to the moon

To be fair. That plot is considered noncanon by a wide variety of sources.
>> No. 226308
X8 is considered non-canon? Since when?
Doesn't change that Ian would be, eventually, adapting it.
Or the fact that dumb things like DNA Souls existed before then.
>> No. 226309
Shouldn't the solits for July be out by now?
>> No. 226310

Archie's solicits keep getting pushed back further.
>> No. 226314
Well, the Zero series was written assuming X6 was the last game in the X series. And if any game Axl's in was canon, I think Model A in ZX Advent would actually be Axl instead of something else entirely. Most sources I've read, as far as chronology is concerned, don't even mention X7-CM's events.

But like you said, yes of course Ian would adapt it because there's no reason for him not to.
>> No. 226319

To be fair, either this is a misuse of the term "literally," or the person saying the elevator is connected to the moon has never actually played the game and "literally" has no idea of what they're talking about.

As for the whole space thing, there's a world of difference (no pun intended) between sending some robots up to some asteroids or other planets for mining or whatever, and actually colonizing the moon or other planets for humans to inhabit, which seemed to be the point of such things as Eurasia and the Jakob Project.
>> No. 226320

Not really; it was written with Zero's ending in mind, which took place at some point in the future, allowing the X team to keep doing their thing while the guys at Inti Creates did theirs with Mega Man Zero.
>> No. 226322

Actually it was written assuming X5 was. Zero's ending in X6 was Capcom trying to salvage it so it'd make sense, but then they went and made X7 anyways.
>> No. 226323
>there's a world of difference (no pun intended) between sending some robots up to some asteroids or other planets for mining or whatever, and actually colonizing the moon or other planets for humans to inhabit

You're right.
Colonizing the moon for humans because dem durn mavericks r hurtin da urf is FAR sillier than sending drones to space to collect resources. And don't even get me started on Jakob. That retarded thing has vertical double helix highways. I need to point that out again. Vertical double helix highways from the top to the bottom of a space elevator.

All of this is ignoring that venturing out to collect stuff from nearby planetoids is actually more feasible than building a space elevator, especially one that works as a damn tower.
>> No. 226327
Jakob actually connects to the moon, right?

that's beyond stupid
>> No. 226328
See, I don't buy the crap about Zero's ending taking place in the future just to allow more X games. In both of X's endings, Zero mentions there's "something he needs to do" obviously referring to his own ending's events. And it doesn't make sense to me that he would wait so long to do this considering pretty much everything that's happened is indirectly his fault.
>> No. 226329
No, Jakob just extends to right next to the moon. Sometimes it lines up perfectly and you can hop over.

Regardless, Jakob doesn't work the way a space elevator is supposed to work at all and is a confusing mishmash of different concepts. You have the double helix highways on either side, an actual elevator in the center, and you can stand on the roof of the elevator for sickass boss battles for some reason because it looks cool.

Between the weird space elevator that doesn't make sense, the numerous references to Christian theology/mythology that don't really work with the narrative at all (Jakob's Ladder, the game's subtitle being "Paradise Lost", etc), and the whole NGR subplot, X8 is a silly clusterfuck of nonsense and probably the dumbest X game in terms of story.

At least it plays pretty well.
>> No. 226330
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From a combat stand point Zero was clearly the better robot, and I hope this stays true in the comics, X5's intro makes it clear the X2 fight with Zero was non-canon, and no matter who wins the fight in X5 the other uses soul body to take the other down them, but no matter what Zero has the strength to stand up and protect X from Sigma.

"You're very cunning. You have that in common with X. You also lost to me, so you share that too."


>To be fair. That plot is considered noncanon by a wide variety of sources.

And by that you mean fans that don't like the games that came after X5, because it's NEVER been said that it's non-canon.

>Actually it was written assuming X5 was

The Zero series was rewrote to let the later X games fit in.

The bad ending was clearly going to be canon, X was going to forget Zero, lose his way in his ideas of what was right and wrong, and that's why we have Copy X now to do this without using X himself.

Which in turns means they were going to fail to stop Eurasia from crashing into the planet, killing millions of people, ...which it still did, but retconned to only the debris thanks to X6, ...still means people died, and humans had to start living underground from this point due to the pollution.

I'm kind of hoping for a "what if" story with Awakened Zero some point after the X5 plot is done.
>> No. 226331
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oh boy, megaman canon arguments

in other, less convoluted discusion topics: anybody hoping Ian could eventually get away with having Megaman's Smash Brothers Final Smash appear in the comics, given the proper set-up?
>> No. 226332
To boost the argument that X8 is canon, Jakob is implied to be the Neo Arcadia Tower, because NAT is said to be a former space elevator that was destroyed in X and Zero's time.
>> No. 226333

>At least it plays pretty well.

>> No. 226334

You'd get 3/5's of it at best unless Viz Media curls over and dies.
>> No. 226337
Or if some rich fan was kindly enough to buy the rights off ViZ for an arm and a leg and sell them back to Capcom/Archie for a single dollar.
>> No. 226338
I was worried that Dawn of X might not sell enough, but seeing just how invested people get at the mere MENTION of plot points from X and Zero compared to Classic gives me hope.
>> No. 226339
Or if ViZ wants to jump on the megaman train and work some money out the rights they are holding onto
>> No. 226340
Unless it's a dollar Archie would never buy in.
ViZ'd try to wring a good deal of cash out of it, and probably wouldn't give up the rights fully anyway.
>> No. 226341

Yeah I can't wait till it sells enough to warrant more X and not a second book and they cancel the classic comic instead.

So exciting.
>> No. 226342
>Implying they would even bother to get rid of Classic unless the comic was actually sinking.
They have to pay Capcom to use Classic, you know, and they're trying to build a catalog of stories. They're not going to just throw him overboard because X is popular. They're in a situation where everyone except a few executives is convinced X book = good thing. It's either a book or bust. Or if they fall just short a few more backups and eventually another event to try and push the second book one more time.
>> No. 226344

The X series has had a history of overshadowing the Classic series and pushing it into a corner, you'll have to forgive me if I'm not all sunshine and happiness.
>> No. 226345
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So people are thinking that Snively Prime could still be around, because he was on the Wily Egg last, and the Wily Egg survived the reboot. Think Ian will ever comment on this?
>> No. 226346
>I'm kind of hoping for a "what if" story with Awakened Zero some point after the X5 plot is done.

I'm hoping they play around with Vile, Zero's line in X8 implies that Vile has been around for a while making trouble, so they could make him do things behind the scenes between X4-X7, hell you don't see him die in hard mode of X8, so he could still be a thing after that.
>> No. 226347
>Archie is convinced Mega Man Original is more lucrative and marketable than X.
>Clearly, if they are not convinced an X book is doable, they will just replace the series that sells with the franchise that doesn't sell enough.
This makes sense and isn't unreasonable at all.

It's just people desperately clinging to hope against change. Multiple characters were displaced to new locations when the wave hit. The logic that "well but he was inside the Wily Egg" doesn't mean shit. It was a cameo, and nothing more. The Wily Egg ended up in Blaze's dimension because it had nowhere to go, if you want to be really anal and ask how it's still around.
>> No. 226349

You do realize by suggesting that Ian can no longer do it right?
>> No. 226350
aaaand, Ian can never do that now.
>> No. 226353
Yeeeeah, Ian can't do that now. Pretty vague things like "hey Ian, it'd be cool if ____ and ____ met" or "Sonic in a giant robot"? Okay.

Saying you'd like to see something that's a natural progression of an ongoing storyline (like Bunnie and Ant getting married was)? Okayish.

Your point by point elaborate plan for an idea that was absolutely not obvious? Don't post that shit somewhere you know he posts. Because then he can't use it.
>> No. 226356

Actually, there seem to be several different orbital elevators by that point-- Command Mission had yet another, and I think there were two or three in the Zero series alone.

Side note: Orbital elevators are a real thing: http://www.1up.com/features/real-science-mega-man

At least, it's real scientific theory, and a hundred years from now, when X begins to take place, it might even be possible.

Additionally, I don't think it's so close as to be able to "jump" to the moon, at least not literally. The whole idea is to be able to move spacecraft beyond the Earth's atmosphere so you're not having to waste fuel and boosters on simply getting into space.

Nor is it exclusive to Mega Man, with Gundam and Halo sporting their own utilization of the concept.

But really, though, just look at how technology has advanced in the last 100 years-- heck, half of that, even-- and try to tell me that in another 100 we won't have some truly amazing things going on, especially when there are guys like Dr. Light leading the way (in story, obviously).
>> No. 226357
The problem with Jakob is that it doesn't work like a theoretical space elevator should in a number of ways, and is treated as a LITERAL elevator. X and friends just ride up it like a standard elevator and the "top" is a weird scenic roof. That, and it's generally strange and makes no sense.
>> No. 226359

In fairness, if we're going to start talking about what is strange in Mega Man... well, it's a good thing it's a holiday weekend, isn't it?
>> No. 226360
Well yeah, that's pretty much the reason it was brought up in the first place: Mega Man's a pretty ridiculous series regardless of the branch.
>> No. 226361
It's okay if he just writes that in a letter and mails it to himself.
>> No. 226362

He has to delete his post before Ian could see it though.

If he hasn't already.
>> No. 226366

What post?

I didn't see anything.

Did you see anything?
>> No. 226370
Could Gamma have stopped 9/11?
>> No. 226372

Just when I thought this threads conversation couldn't get any more dumb.
>> No. 226374
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>Not having faith in Gamma
>> No. 226375
sorry, that plotline had to be dropped because Eggman Nega was behind it alll along
>> No. 226376
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Wrong Gamma.
>> No. 226380
Man this CA_Abdulio guy has to be one of the most hilariously idiotic namefags /co/ Sonic threads have had in a good while. Reminds me of good old times with Bobo.
>> No. 226385
Gamma Liberty Prime fanart when.
>> No. 226387
>That plot is considered noncanon by a wide variety of sources.
yeah, stupid fans who are like "Inafune didn't want to make X6, so that's why its not CANOOOOON!
>> No. 226388
can you imagine the press fallout of this? "Dr. Light, creator of the Robot masters who attacked our cities, creates a giant robot that could kill us all!"
>> No. 226390
Don't worry guys, it's a agent of peace, it totally won't hurt anyone despite being taller than most buildings

Next on the agenda list: Put Wily in charge of Border duty and watch him fill the American-Mexico border with Skull Castles. All of the Skull Castles.
>> No. 226398
>"I'm sorry, but Mega Man stopped him. Please don't prosecute."
I really hope that this kind of stuff plays into Mega Man 5, with people suspecting that Dr. Light has gone into hiding or something since his first robot master "kidnapped" him when he was getting grilled and the police trail Mega Man while he tries to hunt down Proto Man/Dark Man.
>> No. 226399
Well, it could be interesting - but Dr.Cossack seems to act like it's actually a shock that "Protoman" turned loose a army and kidnapped Dr.Light like that when he becomes the mission control for Megaman, so it's likly Dr.Light isn't blamed for Protoman's actions (remember - Protoman was always kind of a wildcard before Megaman 4)

It'd be fun if Dr.Light instantly knows its not Protoman during the kidnapping due to the whistle theme sounding wrong for Darkman - He knows Blue's theme tune too well to be fooled by a imitation. Speaking of Darkman - Wasn't Dr.Wily building him this chapter? I'm pretty sure the body structure is similar, and Darkman DOES nearly one-shot Megaman in the castle (at least untill Protoman comes in and wrecks it)
>> No. 226400
This issue they were building Doc Robot.
>> No. 226401
Yeah, but Cossack is Light's buddy and got to be the bad guy in 4. He's also been characterized in Archie as being a huge skeptic on everything ever. Other people might not be so convinced that there's been yet ANOTHER convenient accident where robots are staging a takeover that's so closely related to Dr. Light.
>> No. 226402
Man, I love the extra stuff from Complete Works. I hope Proto Man, Kalinka, and Cossack as Rock's navigator(s) figures into the comics.
Is there a transcript of the dialogue from the Navi Modes? I know it's mostly hints, but there's a fair few bits of actual dialogue buried in there from what I remember of Anniversary Collection.
>> No. 226405
>unleashed arc is now

actually that reminds me: do you think the comic will lead up to the Sonic Unleashed Intro (where the Egg fleet is in space and Super Sonic wrecks it)?

I just want to see Eggman imitate the Dr.Wily beg in the comic, just for the extra ironic humour it would present
>> No. 226412

I can't recall if it was ever said outright, but in any case, you're incorrect about the X/Zero ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuKjWCszvj0


> Don't worry guys, it's a agent of peace, it totally won't hurt anyone despite being taller than most buildings

Hey, the Power Rangers manage.
>> No. 226429
why didn't you spoil that top part?
Why did you spoil that? If its from complete works, Ian can use it. So tell him that Kalinka and Roll become navigators.
It already did, but the adaptation involved Dr. Wily and Mega Man.
>> No. 226430
For the first one, they probably didn't spoil it because Mega Man 5's kidnapping plot isn't a spoiler.
For the second, the identity of 3, 4, and 5's Navis is both trivial enough, not as well known, and backstory-tied enough that I considered it spoilers for comic readers. And why would I need to tell Ian about it? The guy has already reached for WAY more obscure stuff and basically acknowledged 1 and 2's Navi modes in their respective arcs.
>> No. 226435
>all the Megaman X discussion in the last thread

Is it a bad time to say I hope Ian does a better job at ironing out all the plotholes and dropped plot threads than capcom did?

for example, I hope the upgrades Zero can get in Eurasia/X5 are provided by a Dr.Wily capsule instead of a Dr.Light one. I mean, It was always strange that Dr.Light could give Zero upgrades when he died never knowing of Zero's exsistence... unless Ian wants to use Quint to solve that problem, since we never DO know what timeline he came from, only that he prefered the X timeline happening over his, which says everything all on its own.
>> No. 226436

Wasn't it implied in the games that the Light Capsules were run by a Self-aware AI based off Doctor Light's thought patterns, hence why all those new armors were a thing? You know, similar to how fucking Doctor Wily is still manipulating things through the Maverick virus.

I feel like that would explain how and why the Light Capsules could upgrade Zero.
>> No. 226437
Then X 7 and 8 imply it's not self-aware again, like 1 and 2 do.
It's complicated.
>> No. 226439
It was never explained what the Dr. Light capsules really are. Sometimes they seem to be simple recordings (In X7, one of them says "I hope nothing happens to where you'll have to use this"), others they have full-on conversations with X/Zero.

So there are 3 possibilities. Either Dr. Light is still alive and is communicating through the capsules (through advancements in medicine or something) his mind is uploaded to a network linked by the capsules and still lives in a sense, or it's a computer simulation of himself and his personality, only having certain memories based on Light's data. So kind of like Jor-El in Man Of Steel.
>> No. 226441
So how much of Mega Man's book is X going to eat if he doesn't get his own comic?
I know Archie isn't going to just throw away the license, so be real with me, how much less Classic can I expect per month while X's stories go down?
>> No. 226442
They'd probably wait until next year to do it again, but if not it'd probably be the same length the X backups are now.
>> No. 226444
If even half of the people who've been talking about the X series that haven't been buying the books buy the crossover, X'll have five books by the end of the year.
>> No. 226446
>People putting their money where their mouths were

There's no hope.
>> No. 226447
If less than a tenth of them do we could probably get a book.
I think that's within the realm of realism.
>> No. 226449

All of it.
>> No. 226451
Actually If we're talking about transitions in plot that we can look forward to Ian making:

I'd love to see the change between Megaman 8 Wily and Megaman 9 Wily.

I mean, he goes from having a poped collar on a science lab coat and being hoped up on Evil Energy to basically a robot rights activist that manages to make the entirety of humanity look bad, and basically wins in Megaman 9's story because he got EXACTLY what he wanted - which was to stop the wastefull retirment of robot masters and to introduce re-purposing them as a alternative (which is what Wily has been doing since Megaman 1).

Of cource he flips-flops back into Megaman 10's "i'm keeping a cure to this robot virus untill someone admtis I'm a genius", but I'd genuinly like to see what makes Wily go from Dr.WAHWEE mode to "No, thats it, I'm just going to sit down with Lights Robot masters and tell them about this bullshit law and offer them the means to fight back the only way I can", and then Dr.Wily's reaction to when he's simply not arrested at the end of Megaman 9, because everyone just caught a glimpse of what Dr.Light sees in him.
>> No. 226453
As right as the robots were in 9, and it's arguable that Wily really cares about that sort of thing, he was not on a righteous crusade. He used their plight to take advantage of them, frame Light for world domination, and trick the world into funding himself a second army.
>> No. 226458

If I remember right, the difference is in Light making/integrating entirely new systems and functions into X, whereas with Zero, he's pretty much just sort of tweaking/optimizing what was already there.

If nothing else, one might take from it that Light's been working on X's stuff for quite some time-- he knows X in and out, so he could prepare things ahead of time without X being there. Zero just sort of shows up and says "bah," and Light says "well, if you change your mind...", giving him a spur-of-the-moment boost.

THAT said, keep in mind that this is right before X and Zero fight-- why would Light go all-out in making sure that Zero could pummel his boy, whether he could or not? He saves the good stuff for X.

Long story short: Nothing really needs to be changed there.
>> No. 226461
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Dr. Light: Zero... I wasn't able to create any armor for you... But I seem to be able to enhance your abilities...

Zero: No. I don't need any enhancements...

Dr. Light: I see... Whether you enter this capsule or not, The decision is up to you. But if you enter, the Z saver will be enhanced, and your defense power will be increased... I believe in you. You will use these powers in the right way to fight evil. Decide...and choose your fate.

Zero: ............

>It was never explained what the Dr. Light capsules really are.
To go with that here's a picture of the Light AI out of it's capsule!

Also it has at leave two conversations with Zero at one point or another.
>> No. 226462
As pointed out earlier, they've flip-flopped on this.
X5 and 6 imply it's a living thing, 7 and 8 imply it's a recording.

It's like the Sigma - The First Reploid thing.
>> No. 226463
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So that crazy guy on Ian's forum found this. Neat.
>> No. 226464
A PIKA? No shit. Nice choice.
>> No. 226465
>So that crazy guy on Ian's forum
That's the description of like 90% of the members on Bumbleking

[spoiler]Relic the Pika?... This could be an elaborate ruse, but if it is it's a clever one.
>> No. 226466
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>watching Megaman complete works to hype for future arcs
>Megaman 5
>Starman actually poses and sparkles before you fight him
>and in his introduction
>and during the battle when he fires his sheild

Ian, you better make all of the jokes about this

I really want to see Starman continously doing different "look at me I'm so cool, see I even sparkle and emit stars while doing it" poses at every oppertunity.

Also, since Megaman copies his powers, I fully expect them to be fabulous together at least once - it'd be one heck of a lightshow, with stars and sparkles flying everywhere.

also don't forget: Starman is Wily's first space-worthy robot, and as such is probably the one who discovers the Stardroids, so make sure to have fun with that encounter
>> No. 226467
I have never heard of this animal before. Apparently it's like a rabbit without any of the iconic rabbit features. I was honestly thinking like Pokemon....
>> No. 226468
There's a few people who are legit crazy instead of obsessive crazy.
I'm talking about the guy who thinks he's clever and tries to speak in riddles because he loves Gravity Falls or whatever.

Also the issue is already out digitally and that's definitely Yardley's art, so I doubt it's fake.

Star Man and Freeze Man are both established to have an obsession with cool poses. I doubt they'll ignore that.
>> No. 226469
Pie-ka not pee-ka.

Still, mitebecool.
>> No. 226470
You realize Pikachu, like many Pokemon, is a multi-layered pun, right?
His name means more than a few things.

Kind of like how Breloom is an umBRELla mushrOOM pokemon that causes a bellum (belom).
>> No. 226471
What? But the last issue only came out last week?
>> No. 226472
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In case anyone's still skeptical, this is from the Comixology preview pages.
>> No. 226473
No offense to Yardley, he's a great artist in general but I don't really like how he draws the girls. I'd kind of like to see how she looks drawn by someone else.
>> No. 226474
Physically? Yes.
Digitally? A month ago.

Archie's getting back on track with its releases, though, because a bunch of subscribers recently got 259 in the mail.
>> No. 226475
Holy crap

Cute new girl
Gizoid helper

Suddenly much more interested in this arc.
>> No. 226476
There's nothing ambiguous about it. Knuckles just doesn't refer to them by name. Hell, if he DIDN'T show up they'd be contradicting Battle and disallowing a character people love from showing up more often.
>> No. 226477
Just waiting for people to complain that Knuckles gets to work with a supporting case like Tikal, Chaos, an unusual animal type and a gizoid instead of Knuckles in Bathrobe and Brown Knuckles with Eyebrows. Oh well.
>> No. 226478

As long as she isn't kung fu attacking chao I'm so hype.
>> No. 226479
It's actually a pretty eclectic group and segregated enough from him that he's, ostensibly, a loner but still has a Chaotix-style network of supporting character to rely on and carry his stories.

Except now every character in his support group has a purpose.
And now the Chaotix can shine on their own instead of being tied so directly to Knuckles.
And he can still be buddies with them and we can still have fun Knuckles and the Chaotix stories.

I seriously can't see a downside to this. I kind of wish Knuckles started with something like this after being a loner for a few years.
>> No. 226480
Agreed. An archeologist makes enough sense for the setting, and it's something that Knuckles isn't directly glued to like 20 family members/super secret society. Having someone around who he can interact with every now and then is fine and how the Chaotix should have been used from the start (instead of a bland group who was only there to move the echidna/fire ant plots forward.) because he can still be an "outsider".
>> No. 226481
I'm wondering if we're going the "nobody's allowed on muh island...unless you're my buddy/have a good reason" route again or assuming Angel Island is very lightly populated. Probably the former, but both angles are interesting.
>> No. 226482
I think I'm okay with all this because it's an OC who isn't taking the place of game characters. It's a new character sure BUT we're also getting Chaos and Tikal finally. Plus I doubt she's a love interest which is worth a million bonus points.
>> No. 226483
Knuckles' first line in the new continuity is basically "MUH ISLAND."
It's probably safe to assume nobody's allowed on the island without his permission.

Please, try to imagine a world where Julie-Su didn't magically become Knuckles' love interest, wasn't an echidna, and wasn't attached to every single Knuckles story ever.
>> No. 226484
>> No. 226485
That bit's not mandates, it's just the character. Even in the old days he was like that.
>> No. 226486
How would it be contradicting battle??
>> No. 226487
To be fair: Angel Island is a huge death trap, and Knuckles is literally the only one who doesn't activate a island-wide killzone simply because he's literally lived there his entire life.

You'd probably never stop saying GET OF MY LAWN if your lawn was rigged with booby traps that could kill you and was 50000 feet in the air, so the most common deathtrap of your home is "Hello, its a nice day isn't it, shame if something like a sudden bottomless pit were to happen and you fall to your death, and are picked up off the pavement of the current country bellow"

that probably doesn't stop pesky things like archeologists, blue hedgehogs and people trying to cash in on Knuckles being the last echidna from going to Angel Island though
>> No. 226488
Chaos is supposed to appear in times of great crisis. The planet shattering without the spirit regulating it would probably count as one. Having Chaos not appear would negate Battle.
>> No. 226489
Battle established that when the planet is in danger Chaos shows up because yes.
This is the single most applicable time for Chaos to show up again ever. If he didn't immediately come out of the emerald, it'd be pretty bullshit.

>Knuckles' very first appearance in every medium boils down to "MUH ISLAND/EMERALD(S)".
>His first appearance in the new continuity shows him super pissed that his island is tilting.

It's time to stop posting.
>> No. 226490
>Hedgehogs setting off all my booby traps.
>Dumb water monster jumps off the island every month, have to go get him back.
>My dead ancestor bugs me every week, asks why I don't call back.
>This science nerd keeps showing up at my place I don't even know why.
>Her robot is dumb and annoying.
>Treasure hunters keep trying to steal my rock.
>My feet hurt.
>I just wanna go home and protect the emerald.
>> No. 226491
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>> No. 226492
The best you can hope for is Knuckles' friends teasing them and possibly hints that she likes him. Ian knows better than to imply Knuckles has eyes for an OC this soon.
>> No. 226493
How big is Angel Island supposed to be anyway?...

>"Only a select few know of its existence, and even fewer still have set foot on the flying continent"

Continent size is it?

How do people not know about this huge flying landmass?
>> No. 226494
>I really want to see Starman continously doing different "look at me I'm so cool, see I even sparkle and emit stars while doing it" poses at every oppertunity.

Starman the Jojo character.
>> No. 226495
File 139827035376.png - (354.15KB , 454x306 , knucklesisntheretochuckle.png )
>Knuckles spoilers

Welcome back, not-plagued-by-horrible-ocs Knuckles. I missed you from your Sonic 3 and Knuckles days.

knowing Ian, he'll quickly call in continuity to establish Nu-Knuckles as great - hopefully using pic related as a crown jewel (Because Knuckles being able to deal with Super Forms in such a casual manner would be neat, especially if it gets to be used again)

Also I hope Sonic's eventual (and possibly inevitable) flashbacks of Angel Island involves Knuckles doing that little laughing pose he does everytime he activates one of the islands boobytraps (for example: He retracts a bridge to dump Sonic in Hydrocity Zone)
>> No. 226496
Ever since I watched Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky I felt Angel Island was also meant to be like covered in clouds or something so the people below would just think it's a storm, but then they forgot along the way
>> No. 226497
Finally! This is everything I wanted from a Knuckles story!
>> No. 226498
It's not really continent size, but it is a continent. It's big for an island.
>> No. 226500
So it's Australia?
>> No. 226502

Starmans Bizzare Adventure Part 3: Stardroid Crusaders, a mini-story by Ian

Featuring Megaman posing on the front cover, Timeman doing inventive things with timestop and the lack of hands saving Crashman from being defeated, also Bubbleman gets to not be useless
>> No. 226504
Nonono, Star Man is from Mega Man 5: Vento Aureo. He wants to be a Gangstar.
>> No. 226506
>Starman doing the GioGio pose

I didn't know I wanted this before, but I sure do now

But how does King Protoman work?
>> No. 226507
Continents don't have set sizes, or any defining characteristics except being a chunk of land recognized as "separate" from other continents.
>> No. 226508
He just does.
Proto Man gets cut in half by King for all of eternity.

Well he's an echidna, so yes.
>> No. 226509
File 139827316643.png?spoiler - (44.90KB , 242x208 , Darkivolomanexplainshisability.png?spoiler )
five million years in photoshop
>> No. 226511
File 139827512689.png - (461.51KB , 426x597 , AngelIslandsizecomparison.png )
Angel Island is pretty big - Here's the best example of its size.

Yes, The Sonic and Kuckles title screen is the best size we have for Angel Island, So the Death Egg 1 is cannonically smaller than it (The Death Egg 2 is probably a similar size to its previous model, minus its Egg shape)
>> No. 226512
Angel Island is large enough to have it's own climate zones and separate civilizations. It's easily the size of a small country. In the original comics continuity, wasn't it a part of Downunda before the big separation?
>> No. 226513
I always assumed the island was about the size of Jamaica
>> No. 226514
Does Knuckles just naturally attract women in black bodysuits to him or something? It keeps happening.
>> No. 226515
He just doesn't know man

he just wanted to protect his emerood, but suddenly all the women just sort of magically teleport to his location and now he's covered in ladies wearing black bodysuits
>> No. 226517
>One night before I went to sleep I forgot to stop flexing my muscles.
>Woke up covered in bitches.
>> No. 226518
and thus proceeds the obligitary rap song

Knuckles: the musical, with his brand new album - Straight Outta Angel Island, buy now on Itunes
>> No. 226519
File 139827723755.png - (1.62MB , 669x1021 , she'll never get laid.png )
Someone called Sugar Stars or something posted this on Tumblr.
After the Credits Month is actually kind of pissing me off a bit. Both standard endings tell the audience nothing important/that they wouldn't already know, but the variant pages introduce/re-introduce characters and give tidbits of information that aren't self-evident (We know Eclipse is going to land on the planet, but we wouldn't know that Snivs is old pals with Commander Tower. We know that Axel...does his job, I guess, but we didn't know all this crap about Coral being a shrine guardian and looking over a Chao Garden, and this page is implying she's been through hard times).

TL;DR, we're getting very softly screwed over. I wouldn't care if it wasn't for the fact that people buying digital are stuck with the standard version.
>> No. 226521
After the Credits sucks and they should never do it again, but to be fair the new info was probably stuff we'd be seeing next issue anyway. I hate it far more for taking up page space than I do for being lopsidedly pointless.
>> No. 226522
I'm going to assume that was a typo and they meant "Betta", as in a Siamese fighting fish.
>> No. 226523
Eh. It's more content that we would have got otherwise. I pity the collection completionists, but for me this is just more tasty info on the new world than we'd have gotten otherwise.

Plus, learning that one of Eggman's bases is already a Gaia temple isn't nothing.
>> No. 226524
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>> No. 226525
>we're getting very softly screwed over
Softly? We are very screwed over
>> No. 226526
What am I looking at, exactly?
>> No. 226527
>Lara-Su glasses

please someone tell me this is a real thing. It would be glorious
>> No. 226528
rip vanilla 4chan

long live +/co/
>> No. 226529
Knuckles' new buddy/Tails equivalent/main foil/thing he will be shipped with relentlessly simply because it is implied to have a vagina.

It's a real thing, but probably not because of Lara-Su. It's because nerd wear glasses: see pre-boot Rotor.
>> No. 226533
Nobody's made a Pikablu joke about the Blue Pika yet?
Maybe I'm just getting old.
>> No. 226539
eh what?
>> No. 226543
Solicits confirm that Chaos is heading to find Coral and he's gonna be fighting Dark Gaia monsters. That's sick.
>> No. 226544
aww yeah

Chaos vs Dark Gaia might be fun to see
>> No. 226545

I fucking hate that word skittish, just call it damn cowardly
>> No. 226548
I thought the "Elemental War" would have been Pendered
>> No. 226549
Nobody ever specified what that was, just speculated. The only thing that can't happen is Tikhaos.
>> No. 226550
Why not, exactly?
>> No. 226552
File 139829111285.png - (418.33KB , 499x513 , 137280453277.png )

I don't know why, but it cracks me up every time I see a word like this used here.

>The Pendering
>> No. 226553
>> No. 226555
Okay, know Eta from the recent issue? It was originally solicited as Theta. The staff noted that the solicit was wrong, and people asked why Theta couldn't be there. They explained that they aren't allowed to use things from M:xxYL. So no Anarchy Beryl Bomb, no E-107 Theta. But as Eta proved, they can take the story ideas those names spawned and use them as long as it's not called that. So we can't have Tikhaos (she was explicitly shown and used in MxxYL), but we can certainly have Chaos and Dark Gaia duking it out (as people speculated the Elemental Wars was) as long as we don't call it the same.
>> No. 226557
>can't use a greek number

Personally I hope Ian does a meta gag with E-unit Sigma (probably have him resemble Megaman X Sigma's colourscheme/gimmicks) if we ever have to have more E-units
>> No. 226558
>> No. 226563
He already did it.
Back when he wrote the Sonic Universe blogs, there was a "file" on the units Gamma terminated. Sigma was said to have been "corrupted by several viruses".
>> No. 226571
Okay, I seem to remember Evan Stanely saying that she had to rush the "after" pages, but holy fuck it's obvious Terry Austin didn't care AT ALL at that point. Why does he still have a job.
>> No. 226572
Relevent, Evan commented on the matter (well, not about the inks sucking, but I guess that's professional courtesy).

>Coral is 1000% cuter when Jennifer Hernandez is drawing her, trust me. I was really struggling to stick to the provided character model (also it was 4AM). She did her own thing and it’s better.

Interesting because I thought Jen was doing the backup, but still.
>> No. 226577
It was a bit strange to see Vector talk about Princess Sally and the "World Famous Freedom Fighters" with such reverence wasn't it?

I guess the Chaotix and Freedom Fighters haven't really interacted much in this universe.
>> No. 226578
I thought he was just bragging, using any association to make himself sound important.
>> No. 226580
The Freedom Fighters are certainly celebrities compared to the deadbeat Chaotix.
>> No. 226585
File 139833964666.jpg - (91.21KB , 734x473 , Oldrobot.jpg )
So Ian, do you think this guy will show up in mega Man's time, or the time between series?
>> No. 226591
File 139836251923.jpg - (171.96KB , 1000x1480 , image.jpg )
It's kinda surreal reading a Knuckles story without all that echidna history and drama filling it up.
>> No. 226592
Evan's not a bad artist at all, but I think her stuff would be cuter if she stopped giving everyone caveman brows.
>> No. 226601
>Ian Flynn 14/02/16(Sun)08:03 No. 223591
>Might want to have waited until Sonic Comic Origins came out, Anon.

>Sonic's known the F.F. since they were kids.

>The Bunnie/Antoine dialogue in STH#257 was to illustrate that we are now in a new continuity, and that the memories of the old one are already fading. That's all.

So this is still true right? Sonic has known the Freedom Fighters since he was young? The previews for Sonic Origins makes it ambiguous.
>> No. 226605
Is it really?
All we've seen so far is a retelling of Eggman's coup and solicits that say X character meets the FFs. Meaning they probably all converge or show the kids joining the "group" one by one.
>> No. 226606
Sonic will now meet the Freedom Fighters exactly one issue before the new continuity's start. The origins will depict how these brand new friends will be introduced to the lore.
>> No. 226608
>/v/ ride starts megaman again today
>cutman appears

oh god, the entire thread is full of scizzor related puns instantly

what did we unleash upon this unprepared world
>> No. 226609
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
I really hope you are.
>> No. 226612
File 139839111981.png - (160.09KB , 252x352 , Rockmanshadowart[1].png )
If we can't get Rock Shadow or the Dimensions, I'd rather Ian not replace him with Quint
>> No. 226613

Ian seems pretty hype to write Quint whenever it comes up.

I'll eat my hat if he doesn't become a recurring villain.
>> No. 226616
I kind of hate Quint, so I'd rather see Ian turn him into R-Shadow than be stuck with that little ball of disappointment.
>> No. 226619
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>> No. 226621
We are well past the point where this person is clearly an "epic troll" to the Sonic fanbase, yet people still give this man attention and treat what he does as if it's serious.
>> No. 226625
Devious... diva... diva-isnous...buh.

And he paid someone for this? And then gave himself credit before this poor fool?
>> No. 226626

Remember the time when Optimus Prime was like a zombie under the control of the Quintessons, and when they set a trap for the Autobot armada, he sent them away and remained behind to crash their flagship into an exploding sun to save them all?

("Dark Awakening" is the ep, in case you want to look it up.)

I kind of wonder if that's not unlike what God is doing in all of this.
>> No. 226636
We live in a post CWC age. We've seen what a single human is capable of.

Ken is a what CWC would have been h ad he been successful at one point of his career. The man shaved his moustache and went full manchild mode after his mom died. His stubborn refusal to acknowledge what anyone else in the world is telling him is stupid is baffling.
>> No. 226638
Listen, I won't get into the whole Quint thing again, but I will at least say from a writing perspective he's a golden goose and we should trust Ian since he clearly sees something in him.
>> No. 226639
Also, >>226619 HAHAHA
>> No. 226640
File 13984385671.png - (280.29KB , 419x385 , This is what you get for trusting Starscream.png )

Lien-Da deserved a better fate than this, dammit.
>> No. 226642
No, she did.
Lara is innocent, though.
>> No. 226643
Does anyone know why sometimes Comixology cuts off the Off Panel and Letters page?

Like it's there for StH #259, but missing on SU #63

Also if anyone has it tell me what happens in the off panel.
>> No. 226645
File 13984419428.jpg - (481.62KB , 1606x887 , image.jpg )
Here ya go!
>> No. 226647
>the background pumpkin's worried expression in the final panel

heh heh
>> No. 226656
Ha, I didn't even notice that.
>> No. 226668
File 139851757242.gif - (613.97KB , 245x250 , 235.gif )
When are we going to get the Werehog?
>> No. 226669
>Ben Bates is quitting comics
>> No. 226670

After a few more four part trade story arcs.
>> No. 226672
That's such a shame. He's no doubt the best artist this comic currently has at the moment.
>> No. 226673
I hope he goes to a good animation studio like Frederator, it'd suck if he went from this to something soulless like drawing for Johnny Test
>> No. 226674
You don't exactly be picky when entering the animation biz, a foot in the door is all anyone can ask for.
>> No. 226675
>implying noodle limbs would be a good use of his talent
>> No. 226676
File 139853735846.jpg - (285.32KB , 747x1130 , big.jpg )
Yes, Ben Bates on noodle limbs is such a waste.
>> No. 226679
he's going with the team that makes Axe cop
>> No. 226684

>Bates leaving
>storylines that had to be abandoned
Muh sanic.
>> No. 226691
File 139856637899.png - (649.69KB , 726x727 , 1398565739115.png )
A reason to go to /v/ in 2014, who'd have thought
>> No. 226710
Wow, there's already porn of Relic the Pika. I think that's a new record.
>> No. 226711
File 139857864831.jpg - (59.86KB , 285x315 , 1397184115958.jpg )

Oh god, that face.
>> No. 226712
There was a pic of her in nothing but a towel like hours after the issue was out.
>> No. 226714
I wonder what Robot Master order Ian will go through for the Megaman 3 comics

I'm worried he'll be constrained by where Protoman appears in the games - Protoman fights Megaman in Magnet Man, Hard Man and Shadow Man's stages, but just appears to open the way in Gemini Man's stage. He also appears to fight you for a final time in the Wily Castle. So Ian might have to go Gemini Man first, So Protoman has a reason to actually battle Megaman in the other three stages.

This gets complicated because in Megaman 3 complete Works, Protoman is ALSO one of the Navigators - you know, like Dr.Light and Roll. While also fighting Megaman.

I have no idea how Ian's going to have Protoman telling Megaman where to go, while also fighting him.

>> No. 226717
He's gonna be Break Man all five times.
Gemini Man may very well be the last time you see him before the proper Break Man fight, the story showing Blues helping Mega Man more and more as they progress, going from antagonizing him to taking over comms to warn him about upcoming obstacles.
The Break Man mask will be destroyed during the true Break Man fight, and he'll be Proto Man from now on.

There's a good chance he won't actually run into Mega Man five times across four issues.
>> No. 226720
He's still going to have to work for Wily till he turns on him and saves Kalinka, which leads to Wily getting pissy and framing Proto Man after that.
>> No. 226721
Yeah, but that doesn't stop him from being Char.
In fact, that's just a given, being the "bad guy" while helping the heroes more and more until he ends up being a villain in name only and occasionally doing bad shit before eventually giving up the whole villain shtick completely...well, not forever in Char's case, but...
>> No. 226859
Does the Mega Man 36 Variant come out today? If not when?

if it has, what's the last page?
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