Also, yo! Is that another Honey the Cat cameo appearance on the cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #268?! Given that the solicit makes it sound like a proper adaptation of Sonic the Fighters, maybe she'll finally be introduced in the book. That would be so cool! I love how Ian integrates all the weird, obscure bits of the game canon into the comic.
Love these characters, and I want to be glad that the new creative team is adding a bit of levity to the banter that Brian Wood scripts always lack, but man, I dunno about this. The dialogue is seriously clunky; nobody talks like that. It reads like an Arrow script, but without the charm of the actors to carry it.
Also, I really hope they don't always call Jubilee by her full name every single time.
With all due respect to Joe Mad, I think Ryan Stegman is way better suited to this. I enjoyed the first issue well enough, but didn't pick up the second or third; I think I'll be back on board for this.
I appreciate that ComicVine never mentions Harper is handicapped, in the headline of the article or the content. Like, "Archie Comics announces a new character" as opposed to "Archie Comics announces a new disabled character", which is how most news sites seem to be writing their headlines.
But yeah, as someone in a wheelchair, the picture of Archie sitting in her lap strikes me as bewilderingly tone deaf. That's... not okay. Super disrespectful. They get points for trying, I guess.