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Sonic the Comic Mailing List
Current owner(s): Dave Bulmer,[1] Tom Huxley[1]
URL: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sonicthecomic
Type of site: Mailing list
Created on: Date on Yahoo Groups info page: 16th February 2000
Date of earliest archived email message: 6 January 2000
Current status: Active (Yahoo will remove all content on 14 December 2019)

The Sonic the Comic Mailing List is an electronic mailing list for discussion of Sonic the Comic.

History

The list's original owner was Dave Bulmer.[1][2] Other list administrators/moderators were Ed Reynolds and Tom Huxley ("Doctor Zachary"), who ran the fansite STC: STEM (Sonic the Electronic Magazine) and who subsequently founded the Sonic the Comic Online fan-continuation webcomic.

Sonic the Comic creators Nigel Kitching, Mark Eyles and Roberto Corona[3] participated in the group.

The list was hosted by OneList[1] and by eGroups, prior to transferring to Yahoo Groups.

Notable posts

Message ID & wikilink URL Sender/Date Subject Summary/comments
3622 [1] Nigel Kitching July 6, 2000 Beyond 184 Kitching's plans had the comic continued beyond the Sonic Adventure adaptation.
8160 [2] Doctor ZacharySep 6, 2001 Richard (Decap) Rayner and the Road to Perdition The news that Road to Perdition, by Decap Attack co-writer Richard Rayner ("he wrote the TPS song and all sorts of other things") would be republished as a tie-in to its movie adaptation.
8282 [3] Alessandro Sanasi Sep 17, 2001 STC dead... now it's official (sob) Alessandro (of The Sonic the Hedgehog Info Page) announces to the group the news that the comic would be ending in January 2002.
8329 [4] Nigel Kitching Sep 21, 2001 Re: Reply to Nigel Kitching answers some questions: reading fans' latters; characters' moral conflicts; planning multi-part stories.
8910 & 8912 [5] & [6] Roberto Corona Nov 21, 2001 Pirate STC Roberto Corona says that the Pirate STC strip by Stephen Bliss was originally going to be Toejam and Earl strip. Kitching replies: "I got Decap Attack in a similar way when the license for Chuck Rock fell through."
9500 [7] akazac (Tom) Dec 29, 2001 One comic dies... another rises from the ashes? The thread on the comic's final issue.
9679 [8] Nigel Kitching Jan 9, 2002 Re: And Straight On 'Til Sunset The comic ends publication, and Nigel Kitching posts the full version of the text he wrote about his history with the comic (intended for Sonic the Comic 200, but eventually published in edited form in Sonic the Comic 223).
9985 [9] Nigel Kitching Feb 4, 2002 Re: RE:1994 Sonic Summer Special: Credit's not given where credit's due..... Credits on the 1994 summer special
10000 [10] Roberto Corona Feb 7, 2002 Unknown Roberto Corona talks about character designs
10344 [11] Nigel Kitching Feb 28, 2002 Re: Continuity stuff. Rambling really................. Kitching on Sonic's callous sense of humour, and writing Marxio Bros dialogue.
10354 [12] Roberto Corona Mar 1, 2002 Canned. Corona talks about hearing the news from Deborah Tate that the comic was going to be 75% reprint, and that she subsequently passed his portfolio on to 2000AD.
12476 [13] Roberto Corona Sep 19, 2002 Re: Digest Number 1008 Roberto Corona talks about the model sheets from the Sonic 3D era, which restricted the artists in how they could draw certain things (e.g. the rule that Sonic's pupils must always make contact with his brow).
12532 [14] Nigel Kitching Sep 24, 2002 Re: Umm, just trying to break the ice here.... Kitching says he and Richard Rayner were fond of writing dialogue in amusing accents in Decap Attack. Charmy Bee's dialogue was inspired by a 2000AD character - not based on Ned Flanders!
12696 [15] Nigel Kitching Nov 13, 2002 Interesting to me at least Kitching posting the dates his STC strips were commissioned.
12730 [16] Nigel Kitching Nov 17, 2002 Re: Interesting to me at least Kitching confirms the Floating Island guardian robot design was based on Studio Ghibli's Laputa.
12831 [17] Doctor Zachary (Tom Huxley) Jan 1, 2003 The STC 2002 year in review (including the 2002 highlight of the year award) Doctor Zachary (Tom) sums up one of the list's most active years with lots of frivolous jokes/juicy gossip, including a collection of context-less quotes from Kitching.
13362 [18] Nigel Kitching Jan 23, 2004 Shanazar Proposal Kitching posts his pitch for the Shanazar story arc (including a suggestion to introduce the Sonic Adventure Robotnik design into the comic), and planning multi-part stories.
13377 [19] Nigel Kitching Jan 23, 2004 Re: Shanazar Proposal Kitching on planning multi-part stories.
13701 [20] Nigel Kitching Oct 31, 2004 Re: question concerning Amy Rose Kitching on Amy Rose's characterisation, Deborah Tate's editorial.
13711 [21] Nigel Kitching Nov 3, 2004 Re: SEGAs input Kitching talks about Sega's hands-off approach ("The organisation of Sega Europe did seem to be a bit chaotic and as time went by seemed to show little interest in the contents of the comic. Also it came to the point the we on the comic had been involved with Sonic and co longer than any of the people we came into contact with."), the link between Sega and Copyright Promotions, and the way that the book Stay Sonic was referenced. The idea that Sonic should be a freedom fighter came from someone from Sega, before he was aware of the SatAM cartoon.
13728 [22] Nigel Kitching Nov 12, 2004 Re: knuckles colour in the first strip Kitching on why Knuckles appeared pink not red in the 1994 Summer Special that introduced him.
13753 [23] Ed Reynolds Nov 14, 2004 Collected Nigel posts Ed Reynolds reposts some of Kitching's oldest emails:
  1. A Discussion of the plan post-157.
  2. The Big Announcement (Kitching tells the group he's back on STC for the Sonic Adventure adaptation)
  3. Kitching responds to Reynolds' accusations that some of his strips were "tripe"
  4. Nigel's discussion of his post-185 plans (from message 3622 above)
13800 & 13802 [24] [25] Nigel Kitching Jan 10, 2005 Re: Hi, few things I would like to say. Kitching on how Snively was originally used as Robotnik's assistant, before being changed to Grimer (including part of the script for his first appearance).
13847 [26] Nigel Kitching Oct 7, 2005 Re: Porker Lewis Kitching talks about Porker Lewis's design, and the balance between his drama and Lew Stringer's comedy.
13855 [27] Nigel KitchingOct 10, 2005 Re: Porker Lewis (also thoughts on the evolution of the STC universe) Kitching disliked Robotnik's "ex --> eggs" dialogue puns.
13863 [28] Nigel Kitching Oct 10, 2005 Re: Porker Lewis (also thoughts on the evolution of the STC universe) Kitching says that if Big the Cat had been in the SA adaptation, his "take on him would have probably been partly inspired by Miyazaki's Totoro".
13882 & 13883 [29] & [30] Nigel Kitching Jul 27, 2006; Mark Eyles Jul 28, 2006 Re: [sonicthecomic] The Tails strips Nigel Kitching and Mark Eyles on the switch from Tails' Nameless Zone adventures, to Eyles' strips with the Flock in the Chemical Plant Zone.
13894 [31] Doctor Zachary (Tom Huxley) Dec 9, 2006 Re: Streets Of Rage The story of Mark Millar's scripts all being written in one batch.

Message archive

In October 2019, Yahoo announced that from 28 October 2019, Yahoo Groups users will no longer be able to upload new content, and on 14 December 2019, all groups' content including message history will be deleted. (Though the email distribution functions will remain active.) Due to this announcement, on 26 October 2019 an archive was collected of all accessible messages from the group:

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References

Sonic the Comic
1993 001 | 002 | 003 | 004 | 005 | 006 | 007 | 008 | 009 | 010 | 011 | 012 | 013 | 014 | 015 | 016
1994 017 | 018 | 019 | 020 | 021 | 022 | 023 | 024 | 025 | 026 | 027 | 028 | 029 | 030 | 031 | 032 | 033 | 034 | 035 | 036 | 037 | 038 | 039 | 040 | 041 | 042
1995 043 | 044 | 045 | 046 | 047 | 048 | 049 | 050 | 051 | 052 | 053 | 054 | 055 | 056 | 057 | 058 | 059 | 060 | 061 | 062 | 063 | 064 | 065 | 066 | 067 | 068
1996 069 | 070 | 071 | 072 | 073 | 074 | 075 | 076 | 077 | 078 | 079 | 080 | 081 | 082 | 083 | 084 | 085 | 086 | 087 | 088 | 089 | 090 | 091 | 092 | 093 | 094
1997 095 | 096 | 097 | 098 | 099 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120
1998 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146
1999 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | 157 | 158 | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | 164 | 165 | 166 | 167 | 168 | 169 | 170 | 171
2000 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197
2001 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | 203 | 204 | 205 | 206 | 207 | 208 | 209 | 210 | 211 | 212 | 213 | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223
Sonic the Poster Mag
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Specials
Sonic the Summer Special | Sonic Holiday Special (1995) | Sonic Holiday Special (1996) | Knuckles Knock-Out Special | Total Sonic Special
Other
Promotional Comic | Book 1: Sonic Beats the Badniks | Book 2: Sonic Spin Attack