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Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

Wed Nov 4, 2020 8 d

From Sonic veterans Ian Flynn and Jack Lawrence comes “Smash & Grab,” an exciting story jam-packed with bad guys and badniks!

Some of Sonic’s worst enemies are back and badder than ever! Dr. Starline, Dr. Eggman’s former-right hand, has brought together Mimic, Rough, Tumble, and Zavok and promised them even more incredible power… if they can stop fighting each other and start fighting badniks to get to it!

Sonic The Hedgehog #34

Sonic The Hedgehog #34

Wed Nov 11, 2020 15 d

It’s off to the races with Cream, Cheese, Amy, and Rouge! They have to keep up their winning streak or surrender Cheese to Clutch’s evil…clutches! Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails are being watched by a mysterious figure in Eggman’s seemingly abandoned base and Shadow investigates a mystery!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #3

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #3

Wed Nov 25, 2020 Tentative

Who can you trust in a group of bad guys? Zavok and Mimic find out the hard way in “Trust Issues,” and are… less than happy. Meanwhile, Starline is struggling to maintain control of the rowdy group of villains.

Sonic The Hedgehog #35

Sonic The Hedgehog #35

Wed Nov 25, 2020 Tentative

Please keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times, this is going to be a bumpy one! Rogue calls on Sonic and Tails for backup after the appearance of a hooded villain at White Park. The recently-revealed shadowy figure from Eggman’s base tags along, but can they really be trusted? All will be revealed in “Chao Races and Badnik Bases,” part three!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4

Wed Dec 23, 2020 Tentative

Dr. Eggman vs. the Bad Guys! Astonishingly, Dr. Starline’s managed to hold together his motley crew of criminals long enough to almost achieve his goal and see his plan to fruition. Unfortunately, when Dr. Eggman gets wind of their activities, he sets his sights on them. Will the Bad Guys stay together to scramble Eggman or will they crack? Find out in “No Honor Among Thieves,” the thrilling conclusion to Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys!

Sonic The Hedgehog #36

Sonic The Hedgehog #36

Wed Dec 23, 2020 Tentative

Strap on your snowshoes, an avalanche is headed straight for White Park Chateau! Sonic and gang are going to have to act quickly if they want to save the White Park guests and stop the hooded figure from getting away with Tails! Join Evan Stanley for the action-packed conclusion of “Chao Races and Badnik Bases”

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Fri Apr 8, 2022 528 d

Sequel to the 2020 movie.

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    • Sonic fragmentation or Sonic choice

      A brief look into how different fans see Sonic in different ways.

      Sonic Fragmentation… is it a good thing? You may have heard of “Android fragmentation” which refers to the numerous different configurations the Android OS can be reconfigured as. There are few different versions of the OS, some phones have slide out keyboards, different phone screen sizes. Sonic fragmentation follows that same premise (loosely obviously).

      Sonic can be many things 

      Sonic can be about slow and exploration (Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 (emerald searching), Sonic Unleashed (Werehog levels). Sonic can also be about raw speed (Sonic Rush,  Sonic Unleashed (Day levels)). Of course more often than not, it's a hybrid of these. Some people enjoy only speed areas. Some people only enjoy slow and exploration areas. The same thing is the case for the story. Some people like a deep involved plot (Sonic Adventure 2). Some people would say to keep it simple (Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations). This also applies to all the different cartoons and the comics.

      The message here is that again, Sonic is many things. Fans see him in many different lights and have completely different ideals for what Sonic is supposed to be about. This threw Sega off for a few years because they were getting mixed reactions each time they wanted feedback from the fans. (Shadow The Hedgehog for example) The upcoming Sonic Boom video game is also once again testing new waters. Some people will like it and some people won't. This is very expected.

      In fact, “Sonic Fragmentation” is likely a bad name for it. It casts a negative light. I don't believe it's a bad thing. Sure, some people won't like the other incarnations of Sonic out there except for their favorite but the choice is out there and that's what matters. Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic SatAM, Sonic Underground, Sonic X, Sonic OVA, and soon Sonic Boom. You have a lot to choose from and it's wonderful the choice is there.

      And so, this is what'd I say to Sega… Keep doing what you're doing. Keep experimenting. Keep testing new ideas. It can only benefit everyone in the long run.