Add Select Pre-Reboot Archie Sonic Characters To The IDW Sonic Comic In The Future

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From the years of 2010 to 2013, there were legal issues between Archie Comics Publications and former writer Ken Penders. It started with Hershey the Cat/St. John getting removed from the stories "Loyalty" (STH #237-#238) and "Unsung Heroes" (SU #41-#44), as more can be read here about that. We then saw that Rob o' the Hedge got removed from part 2 of the story arc "All For One" (SU #47), as more can be read about that here. Then it got worse with "Endangered Species" (STH #243-#246) starting with part 2 of the story arc, and more can be read about that here. Then on April 03, 2013, part one of "At All Costs" (STH #247) was released, which marked the final issue of the pre-reboot universe. Part two of "At All Costs" (STH #252), was released on September 04, 2013, which was pretty much proof that the old universe was no more. The summary of the court case can be read here.

The new universe was fine, but it wasn't the same as the old universe. Many characters were removed, many plotlines were left unresolved, and even more mandates were placed on the comic by SEGA. There's also Ken Pender's "The Lara-Su Chronicles", but that's also not the same, and who knows if Penders will actually use all of the characters he claimed? Even Ernest-Panda said here that if the project were to fail, then all of those characters would be doomed to not appear in any medium in the future.

With that said, this could be our last shot at saving many beloved characters exclusive to the pre-reboot of Archie Sonic comic, and here's some select characters that can be saved:

  • Geoffrey St. John
  • Hershey the Cat/St. John
  • Julie-Su
  • Lien-Da
  • Lara-Su
  • Saffron Bee
  • Elias Acorn
  • Megan Acorn
  • Alicia Acorn
  • Scourge the Hedgehog
  • Fiona Fox
  • Jules Hedgehog
  • Bernadette Hedgehog
  • Amadeus Prower
  • Rosemary Prower
  • Merlin Prower
  • Rob o' the Hedge
  • Mari-An
  • Remington
  • Enerjak
  • Dr. Finitevus
  • Archimedes
  • Mina Mongoose
  • Ash Mongoose
  • Isabella Mongoose
  • Mammoth Mogul
  • Monkey Khan
  • Sasha Cat
  • Rory Bear
  • Snaggle Tiger
  • The Pre-Reboot Wolf Pack
  • The Destructix
  • The Downunda Freedom Fighters
  • The Arctic Freedom Fighters
  • The Mercian Freedom Fighters
  • The Substitute Freedom Fighters
  • Forty Fathom Freedom Fighters

If there are any other well-known characters I may have missed, then please let me know.

Anyways, this is similar to the issue with the Freedom Fighters being in the IDW Sonic comic, where they were confirmed not to be in the first year of that comic. So if we succeed with this, then I believe we'll have to wait in the future to see when they could appear. There's even a petition for them. I also made a petition to ask Archie Comics Publications to release unused manuscripts and artworks. Even if this is more unlikely than those issues, I believe making one last petition won't hurt. Even though Ian Flynn said his Archie characters wouldn't appear in the comic, he also said things were subject to change. He even said he might be able to continue his pre-reboot plans here. For some former writers, you may have to make arrangements to be able to use them in the comics, especially with Ken Penders and Scott Fulop. So this is one last shot at saving many characters from being forgotten for good in the near future.

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