Yes, I do know how Chaos Control works. But thanks for the time spent writing that long explanation. And that's exactly what I wanted to say, but I didn't know how to say it. Language limitations. I'm not the best English speaker... Besides, who cares about time paradoxes, huh?
I have commented in the News section, but still, I'll say it here, once again: Where I live there's no way of getting Sonic comics. Neither Archie, nor Fleetway. When I was a child I dreamed of reading these comics (and someday even drawing them, but that's another story...) and thanks to you, I finally could do so. As silly and cheesy this might sound, you made me fulfill one of my childhood's dreams: to read Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. I enjoyed every single visit, every read, I waited every month patiently to the uploads, even though I had never wrote a comment until today. For this, all I want to do is express my grattitude. Thank you for all this years of effort and risk, thanks to the admins, the moderators, the scanners... You made this naive Spaniard really happy. And for that, I'll stick to this friggin' awesome site as long as I can. Thank you so much.
@Skye Prower That's what I'm talking about. We aren't monsters or creeps. We just like games, shows or comics about colorful animals with superpowers wearing gloves and shoes. Said like that doesn't sound bad at all. @tiny260 So, we are overlooked, while the lastest (and creepiest) ShadowXShrek fan-art is what people keeps in their minds. I know how this works, but I feel like our image hasn't changed over the years, like there are only cringy (I don't like that word) fans. Do we even exist?
I think you have already said most of what I don't like about the most twisted part of our fandom: the excessive (and agressive) shipping comunities, the (not)Original Characters, the Mary-Sue Characters, the nitpicking with the games... So I'll say something different. Aside from all of that, I don't like the image that the Sonic Fan has on the internet (and sometimes out of it). Most of the fans are not weirdos, or nitpicking, or non-creative. I love drawing and writing, and when I make Sonic stuff, I don't go insane or anything. Yes, I have a few fan-characters, but they are neither re-colors nor Mary-Sues. I love the games, I even enjoyed Shadow The Hedgehog (don't kill me, plz). I enjoy most of the media the Blue Blur appears in (excluding Sonic Boom). Yet, despite all of this, I have faced situations where people wondered if I was okay being a Sonic fan and if I met someone crazy. What have we done wrong, people?
Well, existance-erased people is sure a dark thing to tell a story about! The problem is they can't talk about some of those dissapeared characters. But still, there are some deep moments in the new comics... So yeah, there's a nice balance between comedy and drama. What I was refering to with that "darkness" is that some characters might receive more serious stories than others. Like Team Dark (no pun intended)
Thanks for the info about her powers, I wasn't sure where they came from. So, basically, both girls are totally under the control of their "puddins", but that's where the similarities end. Gotta say that recently, Harley Quinn is developing her own character aside from the Joker, (probably due to her increasing popularity), whereas Thunderbolt might find it hard to develop herself without Eggman's influence, as I see. But who knows...
I don't follow the Fleetway comics, but I've read some of them, and yeah, they take on darker stuff... sometimes TOO dark. And yeah, I get the 4-chapter idea. It's great if you want to just read an auto-conclusive story that focuses on secondary characters. But I sometimes felt that they could extend some arcs for 6 episodes, for example.
I really like this new take on the comics. I am into superhero comics too, and I felt this Genesis Wave was some kind of "Flashpoint-like" thing in order to reboot the series, so I am okay with that. Also, I love that they aproached the games more, as well as including cameos and references from the whole videogame universe. BTW, the most recent artists are great, from Yardley on: Ben Bates, Evan Stanley, Diane Skelly, Jennifer Hernandez... and a lot more. The artwork is more Sonic-like thanks to this people. If I had to say something bad about it was that due to the reboot some storylines never got finished, and they were darker than this new way they've taken, and some story arcs ended too quickly and felt a little rush (specially in Sonic Universe). I always felt that Sonic comics could be a little darker and more serious. Not reaching violent or too dramatic themes, but just taking some events more seriously.
I see a significant difference between these two cases. Harley has (almost) no physical superiority over the Joker. Thunderbolt, unlike Eggman, has a natural? superpower, that lightning thingy (though I'm not sure if it's truly natural or if that "tiara" she wears is what gives her powers), so, in a way, she has some kind of advantage in the case of a conflict with Robotnik. Sure, she's her "sidekick", but a really dangerous one... Other than that, yeah, their relationships are quite similar, but the backstory of the Doctor and the Chinchilla sure is completely different from the Clown and her jester...