My first internet fandom back in ye olde times! The Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog series was so engrossing. What really stood out to me as a child/teen was the female cast- many more characters than just the three I drew too. They were all so strong and diverse in their personalities and backstories. Each dealt with a variety of heavy issues told through mature storytelling that made me feel respected as a reader at such a young age. Rarely do I see that kind of approach anymore. What a gem of a series ❤
Ken Penders and how his misinformed view of how monarchies work ruined not only what could have been a good au story but also Sonally
Now, just to preface as you may have gathered from my current icon and some of my art, I primarily ship Sonamy, however that does not mean that I hate Sally or Sonally, as a matter of fact I really like Sally as a character, she subverts some of the typical princess tropes (which I’ll get to later) and her relationship with Sonic, especially in SatAm is really fun to watch, they bounce off of each other so well.
Felt like practicing comics again. I still have Ian Flynn’s script bits :) I was also experimenting with different designs for the Freedom Fighters (except Antoine’s). Sally’s, Sonic’s and Tails’ are all based off an old AU I was doing.
Oh my goodness, this comic was Knuxamy and Sonally trash, I mean look at Sally’s face it’s so obvious! Plus, even though I’m not a big fan of Knuxamy, you gotta admit they showed a lot of compassion for each other in the recent story. :3
And so instead of King Max running Mobotropolis, there’s going to be a ruling democracy of six members, one of which being the new King Elias and Tails’ mum Rosemary. Things look to have been politically eased out, even with Max being a grump.
Another one from Sonic Underground, one of the biggest enduring mysteries of the setting is the fact that for a brief moment, we are able to see a statue of none other than King Acorn from the previous SatAM series, displayed prominently in Mobotropolis before crumbing under the shadow of Robotnik’s takeover (in a sequence not unlike that which was shown of Robotnik’s takeover in SatAM).
In all likely done as a small shoutout to the previous series, it none the less brings up a number of questions given that it would seem to indicate that at one point, there was indeed a King Acorn in the Underground setting and he was an important individual in the Kingdom now ruled by Aleena. It makes one wonder what became of ‘this’ Acorn family and how Aleena’s own Hedgehog family came to run Mobotropolis if that was the case, as well as what possible implications it has connecting it to SatAM, if any at all.
Well, probably none, but rampant speculation and forcibly connecting the dots IS one of fandom’s little joys. Either way, its definitely an odd, odd little detail in an already odd setting.