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SONIC RETOLD - Issue 2, Page 7 by glitcher SONIC RETOLD - Issue 2, Page 7 by glitcher
STH #241: Eggman tries to shake Team Fighters off his trail while the Death Egg soars over Mercia. He empowers Titan Metal Sonic with a Krudzu sprig and deploys it, but Sonic destroys the robot with a spin dash and it crashes into water.

For those of you suspected it was Shard on page 4, all I can say is.... lucky guess. :shakefist: Shard's presence at Albion is a remnant from the rewrite of Endangered Species. After the story was butchered and the echidnas hurriedly nixed from the picture, Shard showed up to help Team Fighters against Metal Knuckles. Even though Shard justifies this as a mission from Harvey Who in Endangered Species, his surveillance is purely superficial in Sonic Retold when Team Fighters can pull through on their own. Regardless, I decided to keep Shard in the scene because he originally proposed a means to deroboticize Sally with the Krudzu. Here, I rearranged things so that Silver is the one who comes up with the idea and suggests it to Shard. It's a subtle change that's meant to show how Sonic Retold still follows the original timeline, but adds a small twist to it. Giving responsibility of the Krudzu to Silver enlarges his role in the story while saving Shard's role for a separate plotline later. Small tidbit: since it's morning in Albion, you can see it's still night in New Mobotropolis. That's time zones, folks. :nod:

Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed the story so far. I'm taking a break next week for the holidays, so the next page will be up on New Year's Day. However, Patreon donators can get their page on Christmas Day! :santa:


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:iconmaylie-ann-drawing:
Maylie-Ann-Drawing Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Are you thinking what i'm thinking you thin? XD
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:icondermankey:
DerMankey Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018
1-I believe one of the calamities of Silver’s time was an overgrown Krudzu, so his knowledge of how it works it justified.

2-The Krudzu survives the nuclear strike on Robotropolis. There not doubt some still remains.
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Elzathehedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Awesome :heart:
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ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Yeeeeees I'm loving this! 
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Eon101 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
1-Good idea to NOT have the robot who was formerly made to kill Sonic go up against a murderous parasite that infects machines and makes them stronger, not to mention more evil. Good call, Silver. Otherwise, Nicole would've been super pissed at you.

2-Wait, so no Trash The Devil to take all the echidnas away? I'm cool with that. In the original story, Trash came out of nowhere and was the opposite of a Deus Ex Machina. A "DIABOLUS Ex Machina", if you will.
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uniqueness35 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
This comic had me interested as soon as I looked at it! Very remarkable, and about as awesome as Archie Sonic Online. Can't wait for more!
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JanikaCheetah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
While I found this page an interesting segue to the next part of the story, the Krudzu-solution seems like a very science-based theory, which is not exactly my impression of Silver's mindset. He comes from an apocalyptic desert of technology, so would this naturally occur to him? My intuition says no.

To address the Krudzu itself, I can see where some vague idea of a living thing harvesting mechanics might possibly give rise to the opposite through reverse-engineering... but that's not the same as derobotization. If anything, it leaves Sally in an even worse position since she'd essentially be a robot feeding on people's flesh.

One thing I admired in H Beam Piper's work was the natural, realistic applications of science. It wasn't taken for granted that spaceships simply "worked", but the chemistry of fuel and radiation-resistant armor was explained along with the physics of creating a gravity-field in outer space. A magical foozle like the Krudzu feels cheap because in real life, 99.999% of the time it takes more than finding the thing to create the antidote. They need to figure out what it's made of, how it works, how to apply that knowledge... and there's no certainty they'll do it right.
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I understand your reservations about the Krudzu. I kept that derobotization possibility in there to respect Archie's plotline, but I can't say how it plays out without spoiling the surprise. Just wait and see.... ;)
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Jamisjon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Quick question will your comics lead up the worlds collide arc and something different entirely.
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Jamisjon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
YOU ARE AN AMAZING ARTIST AND A GREAT STORYTELLER KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
p.s When we will get to see Bunnie and Antoine?
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glitcher Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's a good question. TBH, I haven't developed Bunnie's side of the story because I have too many plotlines going on already. For the sake of coherence, I want to resolve a couple of them before shifting focus to her. However, Antoine is still hospitalized in New Mobotropolis, and he'll show up much sooner. As for Worlds Collide, I don't want to give too much away on that aspect. This page is all you'll get for now. :ninja:
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:iconjamisjon:
Jamisjon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
You got it.
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JanikaCheetah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Hey, as long as it's not a quick-fix, I'm liable to be content at the revelation.
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Midnight3Wonder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Silver to the rescue!
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zakfett92 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
I'm sorry, but I think you ended the situation in Albion too quickly. You completely disregarded the part played by Thrash and him trying to get rid of the echidnas. And before you say anything, I know the original version of Endangered Species arc was meant to end on a happier note than the version that got published after the lawsuit, but Thrash was still meant to be a factor in the original. If you want your comic to follow the original intentions for the old comic as much as possible, you can't just toss away things like that. And you can't pretend Thrash doesn't exist either, because he appeared in Sonic Universe #9-12, long before this.
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Who says I'm done with Albion? Just because the invasion has been repelled doesn't mean everything is resolved in the city. There's a lot more work to be done rebuilding Albion with the D.E.L. and Knuckles returning to his people. You probably imagined the battle would be a typical four-issue arc, but doing so would mean prolonging Team Fighters' stay in Albion. I'm tired of seeing Sonic get delayed from his mission time and time again, and I wanted to get that crap out of the way quickly so he can resume his search for Sally.

A few readers have asked me about Thrash. The answer I always give is that there's too much negative association surrounding Thrash with his role in nixing the echidna race, so it's best to leave him out of the picture. I want the conflict in Albion to revolve exclusively around the echidnas, and tossing in Thrash as an additional antagonist adds nothing to the story. The goal of Sonic Retold isn't to follow Ian Flynn's original intentions verbatim, but to express my own vision for the continuation series, retaining favourable story elements while removing redundant ones - like Thrash. Remember that during Thrash's last appearance in SU #12, he parted with Knuckles on cordial terms to stay in Downunda, so there's no call to reintroduce him here. Still, if you insist that Thrash reappear in Albion, Archie Sonic Online plan to include him in their adaptation of Endangered Species. For my part, you'll still get your mileage out of Albion in Sonic Retold without him. The city will play a large part in the comic for many issues to come.
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Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
..considering the naure of that thing I wouldn’t gamble with trying to tame it, but good on silver for innovative thinking
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ColdShadow006 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is team dark going to play a larger role as well? Or are they back ground characters?
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Maaaaaybe later in the story. You'll just have to wait and see. :shh:
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ColdShadow006 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
okie Doky 
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OzGuyJSRL Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Student Writer
Loving the story! The idea of a deroboticizing agent is interesting too... VERY keen to see where that goes! =D
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wolverine959 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
The comic overall is coming along fantastic so far! Loving your work! :D
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:iconlazyrayfinkle:
LazyRayFinkle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Super Silver! I am behind that flying hero pose and name 100%. 
Good jobbers as always. 
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xaviir20 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Student Artist
Wonder what he’s got planned and hope that it works.
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Zeleki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*snrk* Silver is channeling his inner Superman. That made my day.

Also, there's a little error with the text. In the first bubble, when Shard is saying "...them. They even took down Titan Metal Sonic after it was infected...", the last parts of "them", "Metal" and "was" are slightly cutoff. 
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I made that error while trying to correct a previous mistake. It's fixed now.
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
One of the speech bubbles is all janked up.
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Which one? They look fine to me.

EDIT: Okay, fixed.
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
T'was the first panel, second speech bubble, mentioning Titan Metal Sanic.
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Trouble-san Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The second speech bubble from Shard. The words "Metal" and "was" are cut off.  
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Fixed, thanks.
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Wankers-Cramp Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Hate to do this but Shard says "Being a being" in panel one, speech bubble 3.
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Holy smokes, you're right! How come I never noticed that before? Thanks for pointing it out, I've fixed it now. This page is dedicated in your honour, Wankers-Cramp. :salute:
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Wankers-Cramp Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Haha, no need. I would have expected you to do the same.
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MrPyke Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
The text is also clipped in the bottom bubble of that frame.
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Crap! I accidentally erased too much while fixing the previous mistake. Okay, NOW it looks fine.
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Arc-Fire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Student General Artist
De-roboticizing Mecha Sally! Yay!
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FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Nice, your following that idea of that planet thing can be a de-robotiziser,

I'll be honest with you, most of the things with event on Mobius makes no sense, so why not
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Julayla64 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And now Silver is on his way. Good job so far. Glad to see Shard's in this issue
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Moon-Phantom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Well, glad to see THAT IDEA is being brought back  B-)
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AsherTye Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Nice that he wants to help, but if memory serves, Sonic most pointedly told Silver he was unwelcome after he tried to accuse Antoine of being the traitor.  Might not be getting the reception he thinks he's going to get.
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DeltaStarfire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvellous work! I'm really pleased to see someone continuing this story, especially now that Archie's Sonic has been cancelled. I'm really enjoying this, so keep up the good work. ^_^
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Mixedfan8643 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Interesting you're keeping the "Krudzu Cure" plotpoint. :)
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ToaArcan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Y'know, I never really got how the Krudzu having the ability to infect and take over technology would allow it to turn a modified Robian back into flesh and blood. Seems like it would just infect Mecha Sally and render her situation even worse.

Then agian, I don't think Ian was thinking too hard on it in the comic proper. Seems more like it was a red herring, or a last-minute change to stop people guessing the ending after how completely telegraphed the Naugus-deroboticization  plot thread seemed to be, similar to how he shifted the identity of Anonymous from Robotnik Prime to ADAM after one of the artists drew Anonymous' silhouette as Robotnik and half the online audience immediately figured it out. Effectively an 'Armageddon 2001: Monarch is Captain AtomHawk' moment.

That said, Silver's not very bright in the comics, so at least it fits slightly better to have him be the one to come up with such a bizarre solution. Even moreso if it ends up being incorrect.
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