I was excited to mark a new beginning in the comics history. We're just about to move into a period where the comic can cast off a lot of unnecessary weight and redefine itself! I couldn't be more happy about it.
I wanted to make this one simple and easy to identify. That way in a line up of all the covers, BAM, here's the moment it shifted and took off. In retrospect it helps because the next four covers are a big connected spread of chaos with Sonic bouncing all over. Momentum! Speed!
One of my favourite cover arts so far. Love the dynamics alot~ awesome work!
Please, Ben, tell me that things are going to stay like this from now on. I'd hate to have Sonic go back to the old world where things have gone so awry. I know that not all of the characters of the old Mobius / Earth will be returning in this new one, and I will miss some like Knuckles' family, but I'm sure it's a necessary sacrifice given the recent Penders Lawsuit, and give the comic a fresh new start despite its numbering. Sadly, I hear some fans don't appreciate the changes, are you and Ian concerned about it? Then again, given how most fans have fussed over the games, it probably comes as no big surprise.
There's so many questions I want to ask you guys about the new continuity too, like, did Tails' Parent ever get trapped in space or have they always been around (assuming they haven't been written out of the comic)? Did the Great War ever break out? Has the Special Zone always existed in its current form (if it or its predecessor, the Zone of Silence even existed at all)? Is Roboticization still an issue (if not, thank God)? Will Eggman's "memories" of the altered reality eventually manifest? What about Scourge and the Destructix, or the Council of Acorn (if either's even relevant anymore)? Sorry about all that, I'm just really anxious to dive into the new Sonic comics.
P.S. Let Eggman and Naugus have their just desserts in this new world they're no longer in control of (or at least not as much), O.K.?
Worlds Collide may be over, but the troubles are far from over. Due to Eggman interfering with Sonic trying to get home, a whole new reality was created! Now Sonic must find the scattered Freedom Fighters and restored everything back to normal before things get hairy! But what does this new reality hold?
Impressive for a cover that is essentially a one character pin-up.
After going through all 12 intensely awesome covers of the MegaMan Sonic crossover, I thought that the awesome covers were done for a while.
This has got to be my favorite cover you've ever done, possibly with the exeption of Sonic 221.
Nah, this is my fav. Great work Mr. Bates!
YOU DONE THAT COVER?!?!?!!?!?!!? OH MY GAWD !
YOUR AWESOME ! I fell in love with this when I seen it preview on the back on issue 250 COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS !!!
SO SO excited to see how it all unrolls!!
this is epic!!