>>90682480>is this truth? Is this for sure? Or it is too early to celebrate?
The Archie Sonic books have been delayed several months due to litigation. Archie can't print the issues until they clear up all the legal shit with the older writers who keep suing them. SEGA has been clear as day that they will not support Archie any longer if they're named in another lawsuit.
It's not for sure, but it's looking pretty good right now that Archie won't be holding onto the license for much longer.
The less sure thing is whether the SatAM characters will be permanently discontinued along with the old continuity. The continuity is almost entirely likely to go, as I doubt any new publisher would want to shackle themselves to that mess, and certainly a new creative team would want the freedom to start fresh with their own POV.
As for the characters, SEGA doesn't like them and they are illegitimate. Likewise, every characters from Archie, and every plot piece, has the shadow of litigation cast over it due to all the ex-Archie staffers constantly suing over petty bullshit. SEGA likely won't want to risk being named in yet another lawsuit just so some writer can use Rotor the Walrus or who the fuck ever.
These characters and their universe will likely go the way of Fleetway's Sonic the Comic and it's original setting and cast. That is, into oblivion.