I haven't been sure what direction I want to take this blog in, so forgive the relative silence. I've decided to bring this par-tay back to its roots though and talk about continuity again. Yes, continuity . My first post on this blog regarded DC's reboot of its universe/multiverse/whatever they feel like.
I had also been talking about the absurd black hole of evil that is Left Behind: The Kids. I'm sorry to disappoint, but I have to leave that franchise and similar topics alone for a while. I try to be fun with the subjects that I write about, but dealing with something like Left Behind: The Kids which exists solely to scare kids into being Christians takes away my faith in people and makes me depressed.
I need to focus on lighter things for a while.
Today I'd like to talk about a happier franchise: Sonic The Hedgehog. Happier, but confusing. This one I'm definitely intimidated by. I'd love to be more knowledgeable about the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, but I don't really know where to start. The way I see it, the central hub of Sonic continuity is not the video games, but the Archie Comics series. This is simply because the comic has tried to incorperate every incarnation of Sonic into one narrative. Obviously the video game series is the original inspiration for the story, but there's also the cartoons: The Advetures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonc The Hedgehog (AKA Sonic SatAM), Sonic Underground*, and Sonic X. None of these incarnations acknowledge each other as far as I know, yet the comic tries to tie them all together. This makes for some interesting anomelies. For example, in Sonic SatAM, Sonic had a love interest named Princess Sally, but since she was a creation of the American cartoon, she didn't appear in the Japenese made games. In the video games Sonic got a self proclaimed girlfriend named Amy Rose instead. In the comic both characters exist simultaneously. Actually, as far as I can tell, every female in the comic is in love with Sonic. With at least 20 something episodes of each show, and 200 plus comic book issues (not including spin-offs) this is one continuity I don't think I'll figure out soon. But I gotta stop talking now and get into this more at a later date...
*I'm not entirely sure this one is included in the comic. Seriously, I watched ten minutes of an episode and hated it. I know very little about it except that Sonic is younger and fights Eggman by joining a terrible rock band.