Post by L. T. Dangerous on Apr 18, 2014 15:56:47 GMT
Right, Boomers, you’ve heard the latest episode of Sonic The Podcast (and, if you haven’t, get on that right away!) and you’ve no doubt heard as a result of that we want you to help us pick an overall Best and Worst of Sonic & Friends for STC’s first year of Mobius-related stories.
This poll is for the worst stories, so let us know which of these three you think is the weakest of this bad bunch and we can crown a winner (loser?)!
Stiv nominated Sonic the Human from issue 17, written and drawn by Ed Hillyer. A cheesey tale and no mistake with some troublesome art and slightly awkward pacing, this is a divisive story.
Shay selected Enter: Sonic from issue 1, with Alan McKenzie on writing duties and Anthony Williams on art. Arguably the weakest start imaginable to STC’s life, it’s astonishing it’s lasted over 20 years off the back of this pap.
L. T. put forth Hidden Danger from issue 12, written by Mark [censored] Millar and drawn by Carl Flint. This is not Flint’s best art by a long shot but it’s the script that really brings this one down.
Give us a vote and please include some comments for us to use in the episode where we tally the votes and crown a Worst of the Worst!
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Apr 18, 2014 19:05:59 GMT
Well, it's a tough toss-up between Enter: Sonic and Hidden Danger (I really can't say I dislike Sonic the Human as it's grown on me), but I'm voting Enter: Sonic, for pretty much the same reasons Shay highlighted. I can't say it's really any worse than the likes of Robofox or Lost in the Labyrinth Zone (really, any of the Mark Millar/Woodrow Phoenix collabs would have been my pick), but the fact that it's the very first story in the comic is what really wrecks it. It leaves a terrible first impression to see such a bland story with atrocious art and embarrassing dialogue. Simply by virtue of it being the very first strip and being such a lousy debut, that's why it gets my vote; had the comic continued with strips of such abysmal quality, I honestly think it would have died in less than a year.
Sonic The Human- Weak writing and art, but human Sonic characters is a concept I've always liked seeing being done, no matter how awful they turn out to be. Hidden Danger- Terrible script, but the art could be worse. Enter: Sonic- One of the few occasions where I, personally, cannot look past the fact that it's the first story and deserves a chance. Horrible script and terrible art. Definitely one of the worst stories in STC and one of the worst starting points of any successful series.
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I'm voting for Hidden Danger on behalf of all of Mark Millar's contributions. We probably wouldn't be hating on them quite so much if the Nigels and everyone else hadn't come in and actually put some effort in to the project, but if this was the best writing the comic ever got then we probably wouldn't be sitting around discussing the comic at all, so F you Millar
Sonic the Human was fun nonsense and I have far too much fondness for Enter: Sonic. It was simple, yes, but it was close to the games and a fun little tale that made me very happy when I read that first issue way back when. Sure it doesn't stand up so much now but first issues deserve credit and some slack.
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