This is honestly pathetic, I've heard from Apparently Sonic and sally are no longer lovers there just friends now, SEGA is pathetic Archie is pathetic. These two deserve the worst company award. Yes Ken did the lawsuit thing, but fuck that, the main blame goes directly to SEGA. I say this because they don't care how a series works, Sonic is not Call of duty where the story is about as important as the sky boxes they create.
The Sonic series has characters, worlds, characters we adored for SPECIFIC REASONS! everyone was not a hollow shell like they believed them to be, for the past 20 years lets ALL be honest here, the comics were the only stable form of story for the series. The games have always changed as did the story and world itself, SEGA has NEVER stayed with a basic story platform everything always changed from game to game to game. No 2 games take place in the same type of world, excluding sonic colors and generations and I do. If you want to say SA1, SA2 and shadow fine. But every other game in the series has kept to nothing, each game stands in its own bubble thats why the fandom is so fucking divided.
Then the comics SEGA wanting to keep sonic nothing more then a mere image of IP and NOTHING more has shot them in the foot MANY times and they keep going. Lets see since Sonic never had a basic platform of a world, Archie had free range to create whatever they wanted for sonic, they had no idea what to do, and considering the comic was suppose to follow Satam then it changed over in to more SegaSonic which was okay but as they changed over the more was taken out or changed, and now we've reach the point where the comics match the games completely, having hollow characters, paper thin stories just like SEGA's games and they want it this way, well SEGA you can't have it this way.
Other games are thriving because they build on what they create, they take value in to the fantasy's they create and build on it for others to enjoy , You however seem to see this as negative and create a setup then toss it after your sales meet about 1/4 of your expected mark then wash rinse repeat. Other companies introduce well fleshed out characters, you reuse the same ones over and over only changing there back stories, Others use world building to expand the characters universe, You take the same world and remake it into something for that specific game only.
So roughly for the last 20 years, Archie has been doing YOUR JOB! You CANNOT Tell someone to make a series based off your content and you give them NOTHING to go on, because roughly your giving them free range to make up whatever and once people enjoy what they have created you can't cry foul and take something out you don't like, because this was not Archie's job this was yours. So we want the story the way Archie made it and your want it your way, your Actively going against your costumers.
You don't want sonic married, too bad, you should have made sonic's story more detailed and established, you don't want everyone to have families? you need to show everyone had families no one just exists, All of these concepts YOU SEGA should have already filled, YOU should have had the stories, characters, and platform already thought of and gave it to Archie to follow. But you didn't and your trying to take control of something you never gave a shit about from the very start. Mario is a more in depth character then sonic and that's saying alot. Face it your methods are solutions looking for problems that don't exist, while denying the real problem is you.
And Archie, Probably worst comic studio out there, your proofreaders are shit your editing department is nonexistent, Why did you have writers try to changed the foundation formula for the characters,why would you have writers that play favoritism, why would you let someone try to write out the co-star of the comic and made her derail partly resulting in hatred for a fictional character that still goes on TO THIS FUCKING DAY, why would you cheapen the artstyle more and more until everyone looks like different color base models ,why would you let horrific scenes pass without a second thought, Why do you have characters derail and act either over powered or stupid and weak ,WHY would you just sweep it all under the rug and say it all never happened. You people have dug your own grave and the comics are nothing but hollow shells now with characters that are in a surreal world and act surreal themselves for MOST of us that know the previous comics/stories, and characters.
And to be honest the genesis wave still needed to happen and to out alot of bull like say that iron queen arc for one, but instead of using the same world you people just decided to make shit up as you go along now.
One thing I like about one piece is that it basically follows its story and you even see characters return from ep146 when you on ep633 This mean the writers of one piece follow its story and they take it seriously, THIS is what makes a story good when you follow it and stay true, If you want to say they use "Loose continuity" well them I'm sorry such a thing exist. Meaning you can do whatever you like whither it makes sense or not.
SO my main point you can all blame archie, you can all blame Ken/Ian or who the hell ever they all take the blame fully, but the one that will be put on a rope is SEGA themselves because they NEVER had a story established and STUCK TO IT. This is why Sonic is failing, this is why SEGA has failed and ruined there own franchise that honestly could have topped even mario, all Sega needed to do was GIVE A SHIT.