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MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« on: September 05, 2010, 07:56:29 PM »
http://a.imageshack.us/img85/2026/800pxsuperknucklestrans.jpg

Don't know why I never noticed this before.  I've always found little references like this interesting; apparently the artists were fans of Toru Nakayama's work and wanted to have a little homage to him.
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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 07:59:26 PM »
..Knuckles killed Sonic and absorbed the Chaos emeralds he was guarding? :D

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 08:05:44 PM »


 8D




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So its about ass now huh? EVEN THE ASS HAS 'EXCEEDED'!

One mention of LEGENDS and everyone goes batshit.  :\

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 08:41:36 PM »
How did you even notice that? I mean I can see it now that you point it out, but...

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 08:50:19 PM »
How did you even notice that? I mean I can see it now that you point it out, but...
To me, it stood out rather easily.  I've seen the Elpizo scene a few times so it wasn't hard to tell that Archie was referencing it. IMO the Zero cutscenes are the most memorable ones in the franchise barring Legends.  That and the above cutscene kinda freaked me out when I first saw it.

@Align: Sheesh, they practically copied those panels to the letter!  I recognized it when I first saw it, but I didn't realize that they were that thorough with it. 0_0
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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 09:15:22 PM »
That scene was drawn by Jon "WB" Gray. He explained in his site that he was playing Zero 2 at the time and that Elpizo's transformation was his inspiration for that page.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 09:49:35 PM »


To this day I still don't know what part of Elpis' body this is supposed to be.



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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 09:50:19 PM »
To this day I still don't know what part of Elpis' body this is supposed to be.

Da head~
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So its about ass now huh? EVEN THE ASS HAS 'EXCEEDED'!

One mention of LEGENDS and everyone goes batshit.  :\

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It got really messy to find my sprite and comic topic, so it's in my sig.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2010, 09:50:33 PM »
..His head

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010, 09:57:17 PM »
Pretty obvious too...

Posted on: September 05, 2010, 02:53:21 PM

you forgot this one. the very first shot of the face is based on this one.
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 10:23:03 PM »

you forgot this one. the very first shot of the face is based on this one.
I caught that too, I just wasn't sure if anyone else had. xD  While we're at it, here's one from the same issue:

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 10:25:55 PM »
I just keep loling more and more.
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2010, 02:51:39 AM »
Wow.  I was catching up on the old "overpowered Knuckles" story and somehow I still missed that.   o-O

WB is far from my favorite Sonic artist, so I tend to skim through his stuff.  Still...I'm amazed I didn't see that.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2010, 07:34:40 AM »
Awesome, I just love stuff like this. Any idea how recent that particular issue is?

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2010, 07:38:42 AM »
Again! My theory stands true even after all these years! >w< Knuckles IS Zero in another dimension! >BD

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2010, 01:16:12 PM »
Awesome, I just love stuff like this. Any idea how recent that particular issue is?
Not too recent, but not too old.

Besides, this comic is from the period where everything sucked [parasitic bomb] in Sonic comics.
I'm not surprised by this act of ripping off.
YES. It's not a reference. It's ripping off.
Fools.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2010, 02:08:22 PM »
Again! My theory stands true even after all these years! >w< Knuckles IS Zero in another dimension! >BD

*walks out of the thread laughing* >BD
..Actually hes Elpizo...

Not too recent, but not too old.

Besides, this comic is from the period where everything sucked [parasitic bomb] in Sonic comics.
I'm not surprised by this act of ripping off.
YES. It's not a reference. It's ripping off.
Fools.
Like the comic of that Simmons kid which is ripping off Bleach?

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 03:09:19 PM »
Like the comic of that Simmons kid which is ripping off Bleach?
Yes.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 08:29:45 PM »
Awesome, I just love stuff like this. Any idea how recent that particular issue is?

Sonic #141 was released on October of 2004, about a year after MMZ2 was released.
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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2010, 08:41:46 PM »
Sonic #141 was released on October of 2004, about a year after MMZ2 was released.

MMZ2 is seven years old?

Oh god where has time gone? I feel so old.

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2010, 02:36:38 AM »
Besides, this comic is from the period where everything sucked [parasitic bomb] in Sonic comics.
Man speaks truth.  Sonic comics got good again around the time they knocked down the Chaos Emerald count to just the seven multi-colored ones (I'm not saying that MADE it good, it's just coincidence; in fact they screwed that point up pretty quickly as Shadow got two green Chaos Emeralds in the first Universe arc).

They just changed editors again, so I'm hoping we're not in for a relapse.  *crosses fingers*

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Re: MMZ reference in Sonic Comics
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2010, 02:38:26 AM »
Man speaks truth.  Sonic comics got good again around the time they knocked down the Chaos Emerald count to just the seven multi-colored ones (I'm not saying that MADE it good, it's just coincidence; in fact they screwed that point up pretty quickly as Shadow got two green Chaos Emeralds in the first Universe arc).

They just changed editors again, so I'm hoping we're not in for a relapse.  *crosses fingers*

That and the plot was [tornado fang]'d uuupp. I don't know, the last one I had was with Fiona leaving..? I don't remember.
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So its about ass now huh? EVEN THE ASS HAS 'EXCEEDED'!

One mention of LEGENDS and everyone goes batshit.  :\

Yep, every time when someone mentions that game people get energized for an apparent reason whatsoever. It's like this everywhere else, trust me.

It got really messy to find my sprite and comic topic, so it's in my sig.