Ken Penders wrote:@beavercartoon:Sonic's not a "funny animal" comic, hasn't been since what? Issue 25?
I hate to be the one to tell you there's no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny, but the comics industry in general - and Marvel and DC fans in particular - regard Sonic as a "funny animal" comic. It's the Rodney Dangerfield of comic book series as far as the industry as a whole is concerned, winning respect only begrudgingly due to the sole fact it's still being published after all these years. And I say this as someone who has fought the battles for respect on behalf of the book and my colleagues who worked alongside with me on the book.
Despite the fact Sonic has outsold - and continues to outsell - a number of DC and Marvel titles, it's never going to be thought of alongside Batman and Spider-Man or other long-lived titles in the same breath. Even a segment of Sonic fans are quick to say the comic series doesn't matter when compared to the games.
I'm in total agreement with you how the book SHOULD be thought of, but I know the reality.
Doesn't it really only matter what the paying fans think the comic is? Marvel and DC don't even know how to properly make their own comics, their opinions are pretty worthless in the eyes of the consumers