Yeah, it's been a long while since I was legitimately surprised by a turn of events in the comic. The Shamar story did have one, but it wasn't a game changer, just a fun new form of the status quo. It's probably one of my few complaints about Dozen (aside from the frequently off looking panels Adam Bryce Thomas brings us), with the whole thing playing out rather predictably. It's not a deal breaker, it's just lacking in fun twists and turns. Sidenote: Archie needs to get on the blower to Google about this preview mess up.
Another big appearance from Eclipse would make me happy. After the events of Total Eclipse, I'm really excited what direction he'll take. I'd say Mighty and Ray, but they're confirmed to be reappearing in March with Knuckles. I'd also be very happy if we saw some more emphasis on Metal Sonic's character, considering the little snippets of sentience we've seen dotted throughout his appearances.
That was just him guessing. A former writer Archie's Sonic book that has had nothing to do with their business for years (except for the reboot) saying that the company possibly being sold is not fact, but some small speculation that may (likely even) not even be true. Besides, Penders has been known for bringing a bit of scaremongering to Sonic fans.
Yeah, I can agree on that front, but it doesn't halt the fact that he's been deliberately vague just to get on Sonic fans' nerves. He may have the right to that money and Archie may not be a likeable company, but that doesn't stop the man from being so unbearably irritating.
I want to point out what others have said elsewhere, that it hasn't got anything to do with Sonic, but actually something about new reprints of other comics from this 90's Impulse line. I think we can breath easy with this one. And even if it were to do with Sonic, I highly doubt he'd have enough evidence to really win.
For the moment I'm on the fence on whether this is lesser than Worlds Collide. Act 1 was better (despite Shoening's hit and miss art) and I loved the surprise of Gemerl guest starring in this event. The Battles stuff has been fun (really liked the Mega Man/Deadly 3 fight) and the preview for the next one look even better. However this second act has been kind of drab. Just simple battling with very uninteresting artwork that doesn't jazz it up at any time. Not to mention some have pointed out how much less humorous this is compared to the last one. To an extent Worlds Unite isn't quite as good, but at times it can be better. I don't know, I guess I'll just hold out hope Tyson Hesse's third act can turn this whole thing around and blow my mind.
Man, I am loving that Diana Skelly cover. Really compliments how the crossover is over and it's time to get back to business. Weird really, since this is first time a Boom cover was better than STH and SU's :P
Sounds like a lot of the same, but still, it should be a fun three months to enjoy. What I'm hoping is that we can see more video game comics being made (depending on the sale success of course). The finale seems a little too obvious, but at least the stakes sound a little higher, so I'm not too disheartened by the familiarity. Although I am a little bummed Ristar and Vectorman never made the cut.