I believe the Sonic comics lost utterly their main appeal within Archie Sonic's death, but still, I do agree with you (I will say I'm a little confused at "kinetic action in comics", however).
We, more or less, share the opinion of the current comic with a thirsty for variety of tones and atmospheres to switch-and-pick, a good portion of stories with variable lengths that cannot go further than 4 months, healthy pursuing at experimenting, and other important aspects. There doesn't appear to be much of incentive and strength from Ian at merely stepping out of his comfort's zone constantly, and it hasn't so for many years now.>the art talent is fairly strong.
I have a particular complaint for the art department. Strong it is, albeit "too much" for my taste, where the requirements for making the characters follow their on-model reference are rather too strict now, thus lessening the feeling of variety, of refreshment upon grasping the difference and brand of each prominent artstyle. Obviously, you can note the difference between artists such as Bates and Peppers, albeit mostly minimal.
Mawhinney, Scott, Manak, Axer, Butler, James Fry, Tracy... I love theses dearly for their mannered hand at uniqueness while still making efforts at anatomy. The latter three, in special, had lost some of charm in their arts as they kept their posts at penciling through years. Not totally, of course, but still some of it, and that's what matters. Spaziante is a good example, too.
Whilst understanding that they want to avoid bad unfit artists like Ron Lim and Penders, I also know the art has been gradually stagnant, unfilled of unique flavors, and for a good while, beginning with Ian's reign within Archie Sonic. I like IDW's overall art, but I cannot say it's fairly, justly strong. Rather, just strong.>>114497430
As of now, I can affirm that Archie is tons more compelling, filled and engaging overall than IDW. Never read StC.