Another episode of the BumbleKast with Ian Flynn and Kyle Crouse is out, and per usual they have included a Q&A section for the fans. Once again, the “Two-Worlds” theory came up in the wake of the controversy that arose from the previous Q&A that was largely focused on it. Flynn assured fans that it will not be a hindrance to the story in any way since it has been around for almost 20 years and has not affected anything yet. Moreover, that the book is in good hands given Flynn’s substantial and challenging experiences with the convoluted Sonic canons. Listen to the whole podcast below or read the transcript of the relevant IDW questions below!
Q: Can we at least have Humans and “Mobians” on both worlds maybe find some way to infer that they are two closely connected worlds? I really enjoyed the one inclusive world we had post reboot, and I hate to see the idea get ripped apart because of canon
A: There was some “fluff”, we’ll say, over confirming that the two-worlds thing from the games will be the canon of the comics. I think folks are paying too much attention to the nitty-gritty because the two-worlds thing has been around since Sonic Adventure; we just didn’t know it. It wasn’t confirmed until that one Q&A session, what, 5 years ago or so, and everyone was like “What?” That is why Sonic X had two worlds, because it was based off the Sonic canon. Really it hasn’t undermined any of the game stories at this point. The story of Tikal and Chaos, really doesn’t matter where it is. It is a strong enough story on on its own right. Shadow, and his whole deal, it doesn’t matter that it happens in the Human World. His story is fairly stand alone. Ya, it raises some big questions. I’m not denying that. It also isn’t the brick through the window kind of distraction, that I think a lot of people think its going to be. So, I mean, obviously Sonic and his friends can cross over between the worlds no problem in the games. If we get around to messing with that at all in the comic, we’ll probably gonna follow suit, but again, the book isn’t out yet. The first year has been plotted, that’s not a lot. Just relax, let the stories come. Even if I have a bullet point list of all the super nerdy things I wanted to cover, there’s no way to do that in a single year. So let the comic be. Its not really going to affect year one, probably won’t even effect year two. That’s how its been, that’s how it has been for the past, oh shoot, since ‘ 99, how many years is that? Almost 20 years. It’s not a big deal it’ll be fine, trust me, I know what I’m doing I’ve been doing this a bit, trust me. Trust me. …Pre-reboot, post-reboot, IDW, Sonic X, and Sonic Boom continuities, and game continuities considering SEGA exclusive online thing. I’ve played with 6 different flavors of Sonic; I think I can manage.
Q: I don’t suppose there might be any Fleetway’s Sonic the Comic hidden in the IDW Sonic run?
A: Maybe? Not initially, because like I said before, were trying to define the book as the IDW Sonic. It needs to stand on its own two feet before we start going crazy with references to other incarnations of Sonic over the years. That and the last time there was any kind of Fleetway nod in the Archie book it had some really nasty blowback. So might want to dodge that minefield, but I’m always tempted because Nigel Kitching said I could use Metallix [audio cuts out], and I want to but I know its more complicated than that but I want to so bad.
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