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The official podcast of BumbleKing Comics, Ian Flynn and Kyle Crouse discuss gaming, tech, science, entertainment and more!

BumbleKast Presented by BumbleKing Comics Ian Flynn, Kyle Crouse

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The official podcast of BumbleKing Comics, Ian Flynn and Kyle Crouse discuss gaming, tech, science, entertainment and more!

    BumbleKast Q&A – July 26th, 2021

    BumbleKast Q&A – July 26th, 2021

    Mmmm, burger soup...



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    Ian "BumbleKing" Flynn - Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more

    Kyle "KyleJCrb" Crouse - Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast



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    Original music in this episode composed by Ken "coda" Snyder, used with permission – Check out his music on Bandcamp

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    Scruffymatt

    There have been so many memorable boss battles in the Sonic series over the last 30 years, but I was wondering what your personal favourites are? Classic, modern, end of zone, super Sonic end game epics... all are on the table here.



    DaniTheLight

    If you could choose a way for Clutch to be defeated, what would you think would be justifiable from what he's done so far?



    Jib

    I'm not sure if this is too on par in terms of what you already know from the last mighty question in the podcast but, I was curious what knuckles and mighty's dynamic is considering mania and idw



    Diane W.

    I know what you did with Thrash was not your intended plans due to outside forces but do you think that Zonic or the other Zone Cops should’ve stepped in and arrested Thrash for his crimes against the entire echidna race, and have him imprisoned in the No Zone Jail and be separated from his sisters for the rest of his life?



    Speed Weed



    If you were to be given a chance to try your hand at injecting a bit of extra world building to Hollow Knight...what would you want to see expanded upon the most?



    N'Oni

    In Lost World, Master Zik mentions that they'd much rather be tending their garden... so uh, what sort of things do ya think he's growing in there?



    Scurvy Piratehog (Kofi)

    What the heck would a romance with Sticks the Badger be like?



    Fionan M.

    [Are there two Central Cities between the two worlds? Is Green Hill Zone on the mainland now?]



    Andrew D.

    [What is Ray's canon height/age?]



    Dove (Kofi)

    Have there ever been plans for such a villain ["vampires"] that you know of? If not, would it be something you'd like to write?



    SonicSonicsSonic

    Is there a possibility that there will be a comic where “certain” retcons in a certain series are addressed and the plot holes created by them are filled in. When the story it is run through a “certain group of people” it could provide some insightful feedback for “someone”to bring to a “certain”fandom Someway. dose this count as a fan idea I tried to make it a vague as possible so it dose not count.



    Digamma

    • 1 hr 15 min
    BumbleKast – For July 12th, 2021

    BumbleKast – For July 12th, 2021

    What if the entire Galactic Empire was played by Big the Cat?



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    Ian "BumbleKing" Flynn - Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more

    Kyle "KyleJCrb" Crouse - Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast



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    Original music in this episode composed by Ken "coda" Snyder, used with permission – Check out his music on Bandcamp

    Special Thanks to our friends at Noise Channel! Pay what you want for the theme song and more great music as part of their charity compilation Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes



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    PRIORITY Q&A

    DaniTheLight

    I was wondering If Mephiles will still show up as stated after the Scourge lockdown positive response even if Sega has more control of the series. And if he still exist or not. Cuz I along when many Mephiles fans are still waiting for his dark and awesome return, due to his potential being rushed just as they did with Infinite.



    Digamma

    Was the 5th Sonic Comic Origins story (the one about Nicole's backstory) made alongside the first 4 (it basically finished the framing device story that also encompassed the first 4, and it had the same art team) but not published until a bit later to tie in with Spark of Life, or was it actually made later?



    Diane W.

    So on a previous Q&A, you said that if a Zombot gets set on fire, it basically melts and dies, but would happen to a Zombot if it gets electrocuted?



    Andrew D.

    If Geoffrey studied Ixian Magicks when he was younger, why did he choose not to use any when he was trying to kill Sonic during Endgame?

    [Didi the] Tails Doll concept design had a spherical gem on its head like in the comic...?



    Speed Weed

    If you're not allowed to LOOK at any fan content, does that also mean you're not allowed to, say, play a good ole session of AM2R or watch a video of a fan animation or anything...?



    Happytimes (Kofi)

    How would you have done a crossover between the Classic series and the Battle Network series?



    Scurvy Piratehog (Kofi)

    So..what would happen if Sonic took care of a Chao as the werehog?



    PC-the-Unicorn

    Ian, how would you do Worlds Collide but if instead of Mega Man crossing over with Modern Sonic, Mega Man crossed over with Classic Sonic and Boom respectively?



    Johnny_B_Goode

    What are your top 3-5 mysterious ancient civilizations with amazing technology that may or may not have destroyed themselves in Sonic media?



    Hero of Light 13

    Sonic and Kingdom Hearts crossover?



    SaturnFlicky (KoFi)

    Do you have any thoughts on how long [Sonic, Mighty & Ray] all known each other...?



    AWF

    For Ian and any other writers/artists,

    • 1 hr 7 min
    BumbleKast Q&A – For July 5th, 2021

    BumbleKast Q&A – For July 5th, 2021

    What characters did we once hate but now love? The answer to that question and more lie within this episode!



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    Show Information

    Your hosts:



    Ian "BumbleKing" Flynn - Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more

    Kyle "KyleJCrb" Crouse - Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast



    Subscribe and listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play



    RSS Feed for podcast apps and readers

    Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network

    Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook

    Follow @BumbleKast, @IanFlynnBKC & @KyleJCrb on Twitter

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    Original music in this episode composed by Ken "coda" Snyder, used with permission – Check out his music on Bandcamp

    Special Thanks to our friends at Noise Channel! Pay what you want for the theme song and more great music as part of their charity compilation Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes



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    PRIORITY Q&A

    The Shadow Emperor (KoFi)

    Let's say you were adapting Shadow's game for IDW. Would you have Sonic and friends be morally conflicted about killing the Black Arms? Obviously in the game they don't seem at all bothered by slaughtering aliens en masse, but do you think that's consistent with their characters?



    AwesomeCakester

    What character did you dislike, or even flat out hate in any media that at some point, whether it be through a different interpretation or just a reworking from the source material, you changed your opinion on to be an alright character or even becoming your favorite?



    Scurvy Piratehog (Kofi)

    After taking a look at the solicitations for the upcoming issue 45 of IDW sonic, it made me wonder...the overall premise ( and the apparent absent of Sonic) makes it seem more fitting for a mini-series or a Sonic Universe like book... so.. overall my question is this. Do you think the IDW sonic series could benefit from having it’s own Sonic universe style book? With how well the comic is doing and how many people love it, I’d assume there is a market there for it, but what do you think?



    DianeLionheart

    While were still on the subject of the Deadly Six, which of Sonic’s friends would have their own rivalry with each of the DS?



    Speed Weed

    So now that Metroid Dread has risen back from the 20 year cryostasis that was its rumored development hell, what are your hopes and expectations from it? What did you like out of the reveal trailer? Anything that kinda rubs you the wrong way? Most importantly, what do you think of the EMMI robots?



    Scruffymatt

    I apologise if this one's been asked before - it feels like the kind of question Ian's probably answered, but I didn't see it on the Q & A master list. We all know there was some really shoddy work done on the ArchieSonic comics prior to Ian taking the writing reigns in issue #160 - let's not dwell on that stuff. But there was some really fantastic work done in the book before Ian too. So my question for you both today is: what are some of your favourite issues, story arcs or moments from ArchieSonic, pre-Birthday Bash?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    BumbleKast – For June 30th, 2021

    BumbleKast – For June 30th, 2021

    You're not even good enough to be my IanWaffle!



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    Your hosts:



    Ian "BumbleKing" Flynn - Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more

    Kyle "KyleJCrb" Crouse - Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast



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    Original music in this episode composed by Ken "coda" Snyder, used with permission – Check out his music on Bandcamp

    Special Thanks to our friends at Noise Channel! Pay what you want for the theme song and more great music as part of their charity compilation Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes



    Want to have your product promoted on the show? Check out the Patreon site to find out how!



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    • 1 hr 23 min
    BumbleKast Q&A – For June 28th, 2021

    BumbleKast Q&A – For June 28th, 2021

    It's a Symphony of Sonic questions!



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    Your hosts:



    Ian "BumbleKing" Flynn - Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more

    Kyle "KyleJCrb" Crouse - Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast



    Subscribe and listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play



    RSS Feed for podcast apps and readers

    Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network

    Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook

    Follow @BumbleKast, @IanFlynnBKC & @KyleJCrb on Twitter

    Get some BumbleGear at the BumbleStore



    Original music in this episode composed by Ken "coda" Snyder, used with permission – Check out his music on Bandcamp

    Special Thanks to our friends at Noise Channel! Pay what you want for the theme song and more great music as part of their charity compilation Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes



    Want to have your product promoted on the show? Check out the Patreon site to find out how!



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    PRIORITY Q&A

    Somebody (KoFi)

    Hi Ian, I got caught up on IDW Sonic and I enjoy what you're doing with the Deadly Six and think they have a neat roll as villains in the series and want to know what your mindset was when writing them. As now they have some kind of depth to them now thanks to you.



    Scruffymatt

    Hey fellas, hope you're both having an excellent day!

    So how about that Sonic Symphony? It made my heart so happy! What were the highlights for each of you? Was there any music you were hoping for that was overlooked?



    Happytimes (KoFi)

    So nice to finally see Mighty, Ray, and the Hooligans again! Writing for the characters of the classic series, did you learn anything about how Sega wants to portray them that differs from their Archie selves, like how Fang uses his original name instead of Nack?



    N'Oni

    The statue breaking part [of time-frozen victims], does that instantly, fully kill them, or is their mind still stuck in the void with the knowledge if time was returned, they'd instantly die?



    Andrew D.

    What happened to the Shadow Androids after they killed those Diamond Cutters members?



    Digamma

    Can you just talk generally about your experiences writing the 30th Anniversary Special? Any fun behind the scenes facts?



    AWF

    So, now that Sonic Revo has come and gone, what did you think about it?



    Feed (KoFi)

    If you were given complete creative freedom to crossover Sonic with the Rabbids what would you do. Don’t be afraid to go crazy.



    Scurvy Piratehog (KoFi)

    In issue 41 of IDW Sonic. Out of curiosity..How many people die? ...

    And Speaking of the Zeti...It seems like all they want to do is just "Destroy" things...is that the difference between Zavok and Eggman?



    SonicSonicsSonic

    Dose tails even own anything in his workshop since no political system means no legal system or can someone just go and take it ....how can police exist without a political system. If there is a village chief in windmill village how dose that work if there is no political system involved ...How do city’s in sonics world function without a political system



    Fionan M.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    BumbleKast – For June 23rd, 2021

    BumbleKast – For June 23rd, 2021

    Animator Nick "PiggyBank" Kalmar is our guest on this special edition of the BumbleKast!



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    Show Information

    Your hosts:



    Ian "BumbleKing" Flynn - Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, Narrative Director for Rivals of Aether, writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more

    Kyle "KyleJCrb" Crouse - Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast



    Subscribe and listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play



    RSS Feed for podcast apps and readers

    Check out BumbleKing Comics and the KNGI Network

    Like BumbleKing Comics & KNGI on Facebook

    Follow @BumbleKast, @IanFlynnBKC & @KyleJCrb on Twitter

    Get some BumbleGear at the BumbleStore



    Original music in this episode composed by Ken "coda" Snyder, used with permission – Check out his music on Bandcamp

    Special Thanks to our friends at Noise Channel! Pay what you want for the theme song and more great music as part of their charity compilation Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes



    Want to have your product promoted on the show? Check out the Patreon site to find out how!



    Want to ask us a question? Ask at:



    Twitter at @BumbleKast

    Email bumblekast [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    Patrons can post on Patreon – https://patreon.com/bumblekast

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Juicy the Joyous Gerbil ,

Very Informative, Room for Improvement

I have been a fan of Ian Flynn’s work with the Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man franchises since I was in middle school, and was elated to hear about this podcast, where he delves more into the lore of the books or behind-the scenes of the comic industry. His answers to fan questions are always respectful, brief, and detailed (as far as the license holders allow him to go, anyway). The show is definitely worth a listen if you are an avid follower of Flynn’s writing.

However, despite how informative the show is, there is a caveat that makes the BumbleKast a little frustrating to listen to sometimes. Although Kyle is a great cohost, I get a little irritated with his audio editing. The audio is never normalized, so if you are listening to an episode in the car (which I do because I drive a lot for my job), you will be constantly turning the volume up and down to understand what they are saying or to keep your ears from imploding. For example, sometimes Ian will ironically yell or raise his voice for emphasis, which is always louder than the rest of the program and will BURST YOUR EARDRUMS through car speakers. Newer episodes are getting better about this though.

As far as content, this podcast is great. The editing, however, could use some more tweaking per episode, especially in normalizing the audio.

Keiichi-kun ,

It’s Sonic and comic goodness.

My first dedicated podcast to listen to and I’ve got years to catch up on still. I’m happy for that though, it’s nice to hear Ian and Kyle joke together and they talk about what I like, be it the retired pop culture subject episodes or the continued Q&A-dominated romps. Ian Flynn being best-known for his work on Sonic comic material and thus fans have lots that they would ask him surrounding Sonic spinoff media or the Sonic at large. He can’t divulge cancelled Archie material or claim to know enough to speak for Sega in their practices but what he does give well scratches the itch a Sonic fan is bound to feel. -and you feel knows his stuff thoroughly and presents his ideas reasonably to know this is very much the guy to trust with an adaptation or just to be friendly in humoring your questions.

Also they’ve got a rad opening theme.

mikedaws0n ,

Nice to listen to.

As a fan of Flynn's work, it's quite pleasant to listen to him and Kyle discuss various aspects of pop culture without going to the more aggressive "nerd culture" hole. I would like to note for any new listeners that Flynn is typically very careful about not breaking NDA's, and will limit his disussion on upcoming projects.

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