June 12, 2019



Commentary for June 12, 2019:

This is another re-imagining of a story from the original Eon’s Comic, specifically a two-page story from October 13 and 19, 2002. However, I’m going to make it a thing where I leave the comparison of the old and new versions of chapters mostly until the final page, so I don’t get too bogged down those details.

Readers of Archie Sonic will instantly recognise this trio of no-goodniks as Team Hooligan. I am, of course, going to be cribbing from Archie Sonic mainly for their portrayal, as it’s the only one I really have. (Well, I do also have Fleetway’s portrayal of Nack, I suppose, but there’s a lot less of it and, frankly, there’s not really any difference between the two.) So, that means Nack is your typical merc, who’ll do any dirty, underhanded job for the right price. Bean is a “lol, so random” guy who loves explosives a little bit too much. And Bark is a silent bruiser (literally, he never says a word).

But who is this Evelyn Blackwood? Well, there’s a bit of a story there. I’ve had the name rattling around in my brain meats for about eighteen years now. The name is as old as Eon Squirrel at the very least, but I can’t for the life of me remember who it originally belonged to. (Originally I called her Evelyn Darkwood, but I changed that because it sounded too similar to Darkstorm, Serena Darkstorm being a major character in Vol. 2 and in the latter half of in Vol. 1 as well.) I think, however, the name originally belonged to a character I intended to be Eon’s girlfriend; of course, then I met Vay, creator of Silky Fox, and the rest is history. Evelyn fell by the wayside and I forget all about her, except for her name, at least until fairly recently. You see, I needed a recurring mercenary OC to fill in for two similar characters belonging to other people whom I’d been allowed to feature in the original version, but who will not be returning for this remaster. I’ll go into a little more detail in the comparison at the end of the chapter.

Anyway, for this chapter, the Bean sprites were made by SuperMario2467 and the Bark sprites were made by Cylent Nite. I made the Nack sprites myself. I’d made Nack sprites previously, but they weren’t up to the standard I want to maintain for this remaster, so I made new ones rather than trying to update or improve those old ones, and they’re based quite heavily on Nack’s appearance in Archie Sonic, particularly in his eyes, which are blue. Sega’s never given Nack an official eye colour, because they’ve never updated his look the way they did with Sonic, as far as I know, but Archie settled on blue and the fandom seems to have rolled with it, so blue it is. (FYI, my old Nack sprites gave him red eyes, but really that’s just stereotypical villain eyes, ne?)

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