STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

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STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby Ian Flynn » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:59 pm

Some folks are getting their issue a bit early, so go ahead and tear into the snippets that are floating around out there.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby Meliden » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:01 pm

Sally has a transitional design that references her pilot design. That's neat.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby DudestofGuys » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:33 pm

I thought it was meant more as both a bridge from Lil' Sally to Teen Sally (remnants of the huge ponytail, but closer to her current outfit) and an acknowledgement of her SatAM (open vest) and early 00's Archie (longer hair) designs.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby Meliden » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:39 pm

The reference to her pilot design was solely in the hairstyle. It had that same hairband/ponytail combo.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby DudestofGuys » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:42 pm

Yeah, I guess you're right. Looks a bit longer than it used to, though.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby lalalei2001 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:52 am

At first I didn't realize you meant 'pilot episode' and thought you meant Sally was a pilot at some point.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby SatAMhog » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:05 am

How is Lupe in this reality? Is she anything like her previous counterpart in the old reality or more a free agent?
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby SonicWindAttack » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:23 pm

I have to admit, it's a bit odd seeing Lupe as a teenager when she was a wife and mother with half-grown children in the old reality... but I think this role suits her just fine too. I just wish we got to see her for more than 10 pages.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby Meliden » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:53 pm

I dunno if she's a teenager, Sally and Antoine were in outfits denoting them as being younger, while Lupe looks no different (Sonic can't look that different because of mandates, but he did seem a tad more squat in proportions). Maybe she's not the age where she'd be a wife and mother, but I'd say she seems late teens/early 20's at youngest.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby Tylinos » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:22 pm

The main story was...okay, I guess? There was some nice characterization, but I had some annoying issues with it.

First off, I've got a bit of a bone to pick with the flashback. It's a bit...disjointed, mainly in the middle. It's jumping between two scenes from panel to panel in a really awkward way. I get it, sure. The half with Sally and Lupe are basically extra boxes on top of the main action with Sonic and Eggman, but the layout just ends up feeling muddled around. It also didn't help that E-118 has a really similar design to the mech Eggman was using in the flashback, so it took me a moment to realize the Sonic part was still in the past with the Sally and Lupe panels.

Also, it's a really weird coincidence that the prison egg with the missing Chaos Emerald, which could have crashed anywhere in the world, just happened to crash right near Lupe's place, and then only got found by Chip wandering around. It was just too lucky.

The art was also... I don't know, really. It's certainly not bad, but something about it felt really off to me. The only thing I can really put a finger on was that some of the facial expressions were kind of weird.


The second story was fine, but I was bugged by that alarm gate. The coloring made it look like it was active the whole time, and with Sally and Bunnie's reactions going through it, I was really confused for a bit as to what the heck even happened there.


Nice to see the editorial back. Not really sure it needed a whole page, though.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby captainsean » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:45 am

I liked this story, including the flashback. I'm all for seeing more well done back story on this continuity.

My favorite part of the flashback is we seem to see the first time Sonic calls Robotnik by Eggman. Just like the SatAM days, we find out that Sonic calls Robotnik by "Ro-butt-nik" a lot. Robotnik angerly tells Sonic to stop calling him that, so Sonic says "Have it your way... Eggman". A neat way to tie both the status quo of SatAM and the status quo of the games together.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby TheFatPanda » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:24 am

I politely request pictures!

EDIT: oh, scratch that. Buying the digital version now!
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby Meliden » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:31 am

I request a reason from Archie as to why the comic wasn't released as initially scheduled. Seriously, the solicits said today and there was no sign of it in FP.

Gonna have to hit their Twitter later or something.
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby TheFatPanda » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:44 am

Well it is out digitally as I just said. Just throwing that out there...

Why were Sonic and Lupe randomly using those rings from Knuckles Chaotix?
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Re: STH#277 Spoilers & Discussion

Postby SonicWindAttack » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:14 am

TheFatPanda wrote:Well it is out digitally as I just said. Just throwing that out there...

Why were Sonic and Lupe randomly using those rings from Knuckles Chaotix?

Apparently Dr. Ellidy gave them to the team after Spark of Life. Not necessarily sure why they NEEDED them, but it does make for some good teamwork. Even Nicole mentions Sonic and Lupe use the exact same strategy she and Sally used against Phage.
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