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Hello everyone!  You can call me SonicWindAttack, and as my first post here I wanted to share a huge project that I've been a part of for a while.  That project is Archie Sonic Online, a fan-driven continuation of the old universe of the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics, aka the Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline.  Since I remember this website used to share the Archie Sonic comics online for free, I thought this might be a good place to spread the word about it.  We're a non-profit group dedicated to continuing the story of Archie Sonic before the 2013 reboot, by making an independent comic series not associated with Archie Comics, SEGA, Sonic Team, or any of the used element's creators.  Our current plan is to wrap up the storylines involving Mecha Sally and King Naugus, then continue with our own original story ideas from that point onward.  We currently have 4 separate comics in production:

1. Mobius Legends, a collection of non-canon test stories in order to train the writers and artists for the real deal.

2. Sonic the Hedgehog Online, our continuation of the "Sonic the Hedgehog" comic series, starting from issue 248 onward.  We'll be picking up from the end of #247, minus the Genesis Wave, and continue the story from there.

3. Sonic Universe Online, our continuation of the "Sonic Universe" comic series, starting from issue 50 onward (the original Sonic Universe #50 involving Shard and Metal Sonic will be retconned for our version of the story).  We will start off with a conclusion to the "Sonic Underground" series as was the original intention for the official comic, then start a new arc starring Bunnie D'Coolette and work from there.

4. Knuckles: Endangered Species, a rewrite of the original "Endangered Species" arc in the official Sonic comics.  Due to legal issues, the original arc was forced to be heavily edited, much to the dismay of many fans.  So we are going to be making our own version, replacing issues 244-246 of the official comic (#243 will not be rewritten as it was not heavily affected by the aforementioned legal issues) for our project.  We plan to include all of the characters that were forced to be written out of the original arc, and deliver a much more satisfying conclusion to the story.  This may or may not lead to more Knuckles miniseries in the future, nothing is set in stone yet.

In order to accomplish these daunting tasks, we have assembled a team of talented writers and artists to work on these stories.  They will be made like an official comic, with our scripts first being written and edited, then penciled, inked, colored and lettered.  This is obviously a time-consuming process, but it is our hope that it will be worth the wait.  As one of the writers for the project, I can safely say we have some very cool stuff planned, and am looking forward to showing it off to the public.  It should be stressed that this project is not being made out of spite for the reboot of the official comic, we just want to be able to continue a story that we feel wasn't given a proper conclusion.  We currently have two issues of Mobius Legends finished, with a third one soon on the way, and we're also fairly close to finishing StHO #248.  You can check out everything we have over at our website, http://archiesoniconline.com/.  I'll wrap this up with a sneak peek of the cover for 248:

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Thanks for listening, and happy reading!

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Let's kick off this thread with our first finished solicit, for Knuckles: Endangered Species #1!

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KNUCKLES: ENDANGERED SPECIES #1

Picking up where Sonic the Hedgehog #243 left off, Knux gets his long-awaited time in the spotlight in “Endangered Species Part Two: In Captivity!” The Dark Egg Legion has prevailed over Team Fighters, and now Albion’s rescuers need rescuing—fortunately Knuckles, Julie-Su and Saffron are up to the challenge. But as Rad Red battles a robotic duplicate of himself and his guilt over his actions as Enerjak, an even greater threat looms on the horizon! Featuring cover art from superb Sonic artist Drawloverlala, and pencils from Gigi D, the creator of the renowned Sonic fancomic “The Murder of Me!”

Script: The Shadow Imperator & TuxKnux
Art: Gigi-D, Tim “J” Campbell, ebettoran and Ian PK
Cover Art: Drawloverlala

(Credits are not final and are subject to change)

 

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Whooooa...wait a minute...this is for real? Because I've read about your work, and I think is admirable, to say the least. 

So, Sonic the Hedgehog Online is coming any time soon? Does this project need more people? How did you find this place?? 

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This does look really impressive I have to say!  I really hope this is successful for a long time!

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Whooooa...wait a minute...this is for real? Because I've read about your work, and I think is admirable, to say the least. 

So, Sonic the Hedgehog Online is coming any time soon? Does this project need more people? How did you find this place?? 

Yep, it's real!  Glad to see that people are starting to hear about it.  We've made a great deal of progress on StHO #248, and should be able to release a solicit for that soon as well.  We're always happy to welcome new people who would like to join the project, as long as they have decent art skills.  And I've known about this website for a long time, I just remembered it one day and thought it might be a good place to spread the word.

This does look really impressive I have to say!  I really hope this is successful for a long time!

Thank you very much!

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Thank you very much!

You are very welcome!

 

We're always happy to welcome new people who would like to join the project, as long as they have decent art skills.  

I was tempted to ask the same thing, but given my skills are more in plots and writing rather than art, that's me out! :P 

 

I just remembered it one day and thought it might be a good place to spread the word.

We're a pretty small forum, but hopefully you'll reach a few more people here!  Well, it's clear you already have! 

One question I would like to ask, even though it's a possible spoiler, for both curiosity and... potentially other reasons... do you have any plans regarding the 30 Years Later timeframe?  

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If you feel like you could contribute to the project writing-wise, you could submit a test script to the "Try Outs" section of our forum.  I'm pretty sure we're still accepting new writers.  As for the 30 Years Later universe, right now I don't believe we have any special plans for it, but it might be revisited one of these days.

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Well, "decent art skills"... I've seen you're working with Drawloverlala and Gigi D. no less... that's way more than just decent art skills for me! ;P 

So, is there a way to know if my shoddy draftmanship that brings shame to all mankind is worthy of your project?

 

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If you feel like you could contribute to the project writing-wise, you could submit a test script to the "Try Outs" section of our forum.  I'm pretty sure we're still accepting new writers.  As for the 30 Years Later universe, right now I don't believe we have any special plans for it, but it might be revisited one of these days.

If admissions are still open I'll give it a shot.  As my avatar might indicate I've a fondness for the 30 Years Later timeframe, hence my interest there! 

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Heh, I was wondering if ASO was gonna find its way here. Welcome! (I've been a user over on their forums for a while, but haven't really posted much.)

Really liking what's been done so far, and I'm very curious to see how this alternate take on Endangered Species turns out.

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Well, "decent art skills"... I've seen you're working with Drawloverlala and Gigi D. no less... that's way more than just decent art skills for me! ;P 

So, is there a way to know if my shoddy draftmanship that brings shame to all mankind is worthy of your project?

 

We're definitely lucky to have talented artists like them as part of our project, but we don't play favorites.  Just like new writers, new artists are welcome to submit some examples of their work on the "Try Out" board at our forum, preferably some examples of comic work.  Whether it's pencils, inks, colors, or letters, any position is appreciated.

If you feel like you could contribute to the project writing-wise, you could submit a test script to the "Try Outs" section of our forum.  I'm pretty sure we're still accepting new writers.  As for the 30 Years Later universe, right now I don't believe we have any special plans for it, but it might be revisited one of these days.

If admissions are still open I'll give it a shot.  As my avatar might indicate I've a fondness for the 30 Years Later timeframe, hence my interest there! 

Cool, good luck!  If you get accepted, you could pitch some story ideas for a 30YL arc if you wanted.

Heh, I was wondering if ASO was gonna find its way here. Welcome! (I've been a user over on their forums for a while, but haven't really posted much.)

Really liking what's been done so far, and I'm very curious to see how this alternate take on Endangered Species turns out.

Thanks, happy to be here!  Good to know you like the direction we've been taking.  Hopefully we'll have some cool stuff to show off pretty soon.

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Cool, good luck!  If you get accepted, you could pitch some story ideas for a 30YL arc if you wanted.

Thanks!  You have NO idea how tempting that is! ;) 

I've just had a read of the Mobius Legends comics.  Wow!  What you are doing is amazing!

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Cool, good luck!  If you get accepted, you could pitch some story ideas for a 30YL arc if you wanted.

Thanks!  You have NO idea how tempting that is! ;) 

I've just had a read of the Mobius Legends comics.  Wow!  What you are doing is amazing!

Thank you!  I was the writer for "A Maiden's Heart".  I'm glad people have been enjoying it, and there will be another story I personally wrote in ML #3.

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*blink blink* Whoops!  I missed the 'written by'.   That was really great work.  I do like character introspection pieces. 

 

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*blink blink* Whoops!  I missed the 'written by'.   That was really great work.  I do like character introspection pieces. 

 

Thanks!  I always felt that Amy's relationship with Sally in the comic was underdeveloped.  She didn't even react at all when Sally slapped Sonic right in front of her, so I wanted to add in a moment to show that she really was angry.  Delving more into these characters is definitely one of my personal goals as an ASO writer.

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No problem.

That is the trouble when dealing with a monthly comic.  There's only so much you can show or develop without even the most basic plot taking years to complete.  But here's hoping for more character insights and developments! 

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As far as I've seen in your forums, your artists mostly work digitally... technique that I'm quite far from mastering. Do you know if I still had a chance drawing traditionally?

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As far as I've seen in your forums, your artists mostly work digitally... technique that I'm quite far from mastering. Do you know if I still had a chance drawing traditionally?

If you'd like to do pencils, you're free to do it traditionally.  We have plenty of people who do it that way.

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Gotta say I am enjoying it. Excellent work man. I wish I had a trophy for ya!

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Gotta say I am enjoying it. Excellent work man. I wish I had a trophy for ya!

Thank you!  But I can't take all the credit, we have a whole team of amazing writers and artists.  And the fan support we've gotten since beginning the project has been extraordinary.  It's thanks to everyone that we've managed to make it this far.

 

Sorry to double-post, but here it is!  The first finished solicit for our first main issue!  Guess the cat's out of the bag now, eh?

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ONLINE #248

You've waited long enough! At long last, the Original Sonic Comic Universe returns to form in "At All Costs Part Two: Destiny Rewritten!" Sonic and friends have scored a narrow victory over Mecha Sally, but now they need to escape the Death Egg in one piece! Along the way, they come across what may be the only hope of restoring the princess to normal—and something much deadlier! Meanwhile, Team Freedom must defend New Mobotropolis from the monstrous Tails Doll, lest the city face total destruction! Featuring epic cover art from equally-epic ASO artist NinjaHaku21!

Script: QuantumEdge and TuxKnux
Art: Drawloverlala, Finitevus, faceclams, elisonic12 and Artist-Block
Cover Art: NinjaHaku21, elisonic12 and EnigmaMachine
StH-O Logo: DoNotDelete

(Credits are not final and are subject to change)

 

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Wow!  Looks great!  Can;t wait to read it!

Is there a hint as to the full release date?

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Wow!  Looks great!  Can;t wait to read it!

Is there a hint as to the full release date?

Thank you!  As of right now we're aiming for a summer/fall release.

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Darn you for making us wait that long! ;-p

Don't worry, it's cool!  Better make sure it's all done properly than rush and mess it up.  Which might be an ironic thing to say on a Sonic Forum!

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HOLY CRACKERS! That cover is absolutely gorgeous. It honestly feels like a cover from the official comic!  And that creative team... my gosh... 

I would love to join you in your project, but I am not good enough to fit in... 

So, @SonicWindAttack, are you tanking part on the StHO series? Maybe we'll see your name on the Sonic Universe Online? Or will you stay on with Mobius Legends?

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So, @SonicWindAttack, are you taking part on the StHO series? Maybe we'll see your name on the Sonic Universe Online? Or will you stay on with Mobius Legends?

Yep, I'm taking part in the main series as well.  I didn't write this particular issue, but there will be one StHO issue coming up that I did help write.  I might end up writing some issues for SUO as well at some point.  And I only wrote one other Mobius Legends story, which will be in ML #3.  After that that'll be it for me in that series.

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