Pre-orders are available on Comixology if you live like me in a country where it probably won't be released. And with that, Archie Sonic is gone now, it's too late to get them legally. Although if you bought them, you still have them in your library to read, but I'm not sure if you can still download them without the store page, glad I already did. Still should work on the app.
First they don't let Christian make his Sonic 3&K remake, supposedly because of copyright issues with the music, which is clearly a poor excuse since they still sell the original unaltered on Steam, and now, they backstab the team with Denuvo. And apparently, Aaron Webber and his team weren't aware either, which might explain why it wasn't mentioned on the Steam store page. Even more incredible is that SEGA was literally implying it was their fault. Edit: Oh man, Christian tried to warn us. https://twitter.com/CFWhitehead/status/896047063024025602
They're still available on Comixology, along with Mega Man, but I don't know for how long. Maybe they still have to catch up with the news since the cancelled issues are still listed as coming soon. But for those who still want them, this is probably your last chance, and it won't be cheap. Good thing I still have backups from here since the Knuckles series is incomplete. Of course you can still get them for free on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tails_(character) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kick-Ass_(film) (again not saying it directly because of adult content, but you'll have to go there if you want the rest of Knuckles issues anyway), but you won't unfortunately get the quality of the digital releases. And if you get or already have them on Comixology, make sure you download them AND have a backup just in case.
Are you sure you've read the whole news ? Sega will eventually give us news on a new Sonic comic. One that won't be in constant legal problems. And really guys, don't only see the bad things. Good stuff might come out of this. We could even get an official expanded universe. New stories expanding the universe all the way from Sonic 1, maybe even before. Wouldn't you be excited to finally have an official Sonic and Robotnik first meeting ? And, come on, I'm pretty sure that a group of dedicated fans will eventually make a fan continuation. Fleetway got one, SatAM got one, Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity got one that will also have a conclusion to Underground as originally planned. Only AoStH didn't have one, but it never really had major plot anyway, and "Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine" can actually being considered as a conclusion to it. Unofficially, none of the big adaptations were really dead when you think about it. Although SatAM is going through a hell of a hard time since quite some time now. Edit: And there you go. I told you. I knew it would be fine. And they chose the company I had in mind to replace Archie.
I know, but it's just another online petition among countless others that will just fail and won't even reach SEGA. But if they still want to do things online, then people who want to save the comic should organize together instead of doing small actions by themselves that won't even be noticed.
Online petitions don't bring legal obligation. You could have every single living person signing it, yet it could just be ignored. That's the reason I never sign any. You're that much desperate to save the comic ? Then have the guts and start a proper petition with real signatures that can have a real legal impact.
Maybe not. It could still go to another company, or SEGA could even make it's own comic. Noticed how the Sonic Mania animated trailer looks exactly like the style used in the latest classic comic issues ? The Sonic Forces tone being similar to SatAM and early Archie ? And most of all, that infinity symbol at the end of the gameplay trailer. Could Archie losing the comics at the same time be more than a coincidence ? You should know that in fiction, most of the time, infinity is related to alternate realities. You know, maybe it's time to accept the end of an era full of problems, and welcome a fresh start. The two new games could even be part of a cross-media story.
You know, if you want them free, there is still this. Not gonna give you a direct link, by respects for Archie, but you can easily figure it of yourself. And also because there are adults fan comics, and I'm not responsible for what you'll do there, so you've been warned. The only problem is that they take forever to upload new comics. I think they're always two issues late if not more.
Good think I downloaded every issue then before getting to Comixology, especially for Fleetway. But now I should definitely make a backup, and I'm still not sure about buying the "Penders" issues until it's finally stated that those issues being sold don't break the "agreement" anymore. Apparently there is no Spanish Comixology, but maybe you can try the European website ? https://www.comixology.eu/search?search=sonic+the+hedgehog
I'm currently playing the Ace Attorney series. Done 3D Trilogy and Investigations. Almost finished Investigations 2's third episode. Since this is obviously the fan translation, I'm playing it on my phone so I can play it like on a DS.
You got it backwards, Bongo's lawyers didn't persecute fans. That's my fault actually, I wasn't clear enough. What I meant is that they wouldn't allow Bongo Comics to publish fan arts in the comics unless they were given full rights by the persons who made them. It's the opposite of Youtube.
The thing I liked least is Mick McMahon's design. The drawing themselves aren't bad, but he barely changes character's facial expressions. Anyway, let's not go too far away from topic. Back to Penders. No matter what we think or say, the fact is that Archie never made him sign any document saying his work could become their property, so his creations were always his, which also means that any revenue from reprints and use of his characters after his departure without his consent was illegal. The real people to blame are Archie's careless and stupid lawyers from the time. Want an example of good lawyers ? The ones at Bongo Comics. They wouldn't allow them to publish Simpsons fan arts unless the persons who made them state that they become Bongo's property.
Homage is a one time thing, what I'm showing are litteraly parts of the main plot and going for multiple issues. I know for sure since I read the whole comic. And I'm not pointing at the BBC for the cancellation, what I meant is that Sega probably put an end to it because it took too many "inspiration" from other works and wasn't original enough. I mean come on, that story with Metal Sonic and time travel to prevent one of Robotnik's machines to take over Miracle Planet was litteraly called "The Sonic Terminator." And don't make me start on the Marxio Brothers. Shortfuse is litteraly an "Iron-Squirrel". A giant ancient alien ring to travel to other worlds. Look, I like this comic, but those are all plot elements, you can't call them mere references. Of course there are some stuff like that in the Archie comic, but those were mostly easter eggs or one time stores that were just alternate universes.
While not related to Penders himself, this post talks about what he's complaining about since years, so I guess it's the right place for it, as this discussion is also about legal issues and stolen content and design. I put it in spoilers, it's kinda big due to links been changed into inserted media.
It's a game that was supposed to be released mid-February, the true successor to Mega Man, but it got delayed for stupid reasons, like bugs in online mode, so they delayed the whole game even though it could easily be released as a temporary singleplayer only.
Sorry about that, it's quite hard to edit out previous quotes on an iPad. Teamrandom21, no, Penders doesn't want to transfer his "rights", he wants all fame for himself because he still can't accept the fact that he had his time. Instead of doing new stuff that would get him all this money he wants, he just holds to the comic like a parasite to get paid for his past work. Unless your selling your own work, that's either unemloyment or retirement, and none of them are paid by your former employer. Edit: Just great. For him, the throwbacks to the original trilogy in The Force Awakens are just theft. And that's coming from the guy who stole copyrights.