OzGuy

R.I.P. Archie Sonic

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So... I guess it's official. Archie Sonic is dead.

I read it a lot in primary school, and I loved it. At the time, I was a bit biased towards Sonally... which is unfortunate, as I started reading after the reboot, but looking back, the stories told were great, and always managed to pull off "dark and edgy Sonic" in a way Sega's own writers never could.

I hope the new publisher is great, but Archie Sonic will always have a place in my heart. What are your stories?

 

"And though you're dead and gone, believe me, your memory will carry on."

- Welcome to the Black Parade, My Chemical Romance

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Ah, that's too bad.  I'm still bummed from the end of Archie's Mega Man series in 2015.  Seems like a lot of comic series continue to struggle, even with the success of comic-inspired movies.

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I've been adding a bunch of the Sonic and Megaman comics to the kid's section of the library I work at and they're always extremely popular. Super bummed to find out I can't get new ones. A lot of disappointed kids when I don't have Vol. 5 of Sonic the Hedgehog. 

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I think I have a few 90s Archie Sonic Comics kickin' around somewhere.

Anyway, I'm actually more surprised to learn it was still going.

I legit think that in 10 - 20 years, comic books will be essentially extinct. Back on "Free Comic Book Day" this year, I was reading an article documenting the industry's sales and comic books are like, the one industry where the digital sales have not eclipsed physical.

In a business where physical sales are at an all-time low — that's a pretty ominous sign.

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I know this is a bit off topic, but I find it a bit ridiculous that there is a twitter account dedicated to "outing" people who — the majority probably crappy hobbyists — want artists to work on their projects for free.

Just say "no" and move on.

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Does anyone have any fond stories of reading, or a favourite story/arc?

The shipper in me says "Heart Held Hostage", but I liked "Sonic Adventure 2.5" as well...

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Although, "Heart Held Hostage" shows Sonic visibly cry (even if they are tears of joy) so it gets a point for reminding us how BS Sega's post-reboot guidelines are.

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