Post by L. T. Dangerous on Apr 18, 2014 15:57:51 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 best stories, so let us know which of these three you think is the cream of this excellent crop and we can crown a winner!
All of these stories were written by Nigel Kitching and drawn by Richard Elson. What a shocker (!).
Stiv selected Super Sonic from issue 7. It almost seems like this is the introduction to the world of Sonic STC should have had in issue 1 and it introduces the most infamous unique aspect of the comic very early on.
Shay chose The Sonic Terminator from issues 24 to 28. A multi-part cracker of a tale, this one introduces arguably the most popular non-Robotnik enemy in the form of Metallix and has a genius conclusion.
L. T. went with Pirates of the Mystic Cave from issue 23. As well as cementing Amy’s place in the Freedom Fighters as well as giving her her crossbow, this great tale also introduces the excellent Captain Plunder and Filch.
Give us a vote and please include some comments for us to use in the episode where we tally the votes and crown a Best of the Best!
Post by Badly-Drawn Manchild on Apr 18, 2014 19:22:26 GMT
A close call, but I am going to go with The Sonic Terminator for this one. It was the first real "epic" story done in the comic, and it carried that burden tremendously. The art was damn beautiful and lively, and the writing was sharp and full of great character moments. The story was extremely clever, paying great homage to the game without slavishly copying it. Fantastic stuff that set the tone for the larger storylines to follow.
I like Super Sonic (obv) but it did seem a bit forced. So, out of the three choices, I chose the Sonic Terminator. Just a lot more substance and great artwork. Sorry, Stiv. If this were a poll between who I'd choose to marry, you or Shay... (deliberately left hanging).
As much as I LOVED Sonic the Terminator, Super Sonic really set up a lot in the comic story and character wise. Plus, correct me if I'm wrong but, I'm pretty sure this was the strip with the dynamic duo of Kitching and Elson, no? Hard to beat that. It's one of my favourites because of what it starts, though Sonic the Terminator is a certain close second since it's what really started the long and complex stories! Pirates of the Mystic Cave was good too, but it's not really one of my favourites...
"We're probably caught in another one of his deadly death traps...so relax, will you?"
Yep, surprising nobody, I'm putting my mark down for Metallix because come on HOW COULD YOU NOT? While most people will rightly argue that earlier issues established the tone of STC, I think for me this was the first real sense of there being "stakes" - sure, vanishing into the special zone and finding robotnik having taken over was a pretty "oh shiiii..." moment, but here was the first proper "arc" story that linked sonic's adventures together and felt consequential to the status quo. I may have already been hooked by this point, but Sonic the terminator is when I began to pay attention...
Torn between Super Sonic! and The Sonic Terminator. Sure Terminator is more of an epic, but Super Sonic! is such a tightly written and well done little story that has even larger consequences for the future of the comic than even the Metallixes...
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