I'm more of a Sonic Comic fan whether it's Archie Sonic or IDW Sonic. As for the games I mostly like anything from Sonic 1 up to Black Knight. I greatly despise the current Meta Era that's still going on since Colors, so I don't bother with anymore new game titles after dealing with Forces.
heh I thought that was Rosemary Prower, the hair reminded me of her
A genie themed outfit yeah. Unless they feel like doing an official Crash and Shantae crossover lol
Basically the deal with the Robotnik coming back in Archie Sonic's old canon, was that it was Robo-Robotnik, a villain from a previous story, comes back to cause havoc. After being smashed to pieces, he transfers his data into a new robot body, which is Robotnik's modern design. Later on he's stripped away from anything robotic thanks to the BEM so now he's just a regular human. Only retcon they did for that was that they called him Robo-Robotnik MK2, originating from a universe where he won against Sonic by robotosizing himself then later ending up in Archie Sonic's main universe. Which does sort of make more sense because before this, there was a story where the Original Robotnik finds him in a space station. If they stuck to the first Robo one, it wouldn't make sense because despite these two already meeting, the Original Robotnik doesn't recognize him. In the new canon, they just simplify it where the Robotnik in that timeline has always been just this one guy
And yeah, Fleetway Robotnik didn't really do much even when putting on the new duds. After losing to Sonic even when he had the powers of a God at one point, the final years of the comics mostly depicted him as some depressed guy who's given up fighting Sonic, and doesn't even care that Chaos will destroy the entire planet. I'm sure he was more active in the unofficially official continuation, Sonic the Comic Online.