Even before we learned about Archie and SEGA going their separate ways, it was becoming clear that the freelance team behind the comics weren’t really sure what was going on either. Now, thanks to Tyson Hesse, we have a little more insight into just how much they had been kept in the dark about the hiatus.
We would hear little things here and there, but considering the level these talks were being had at, it would have been very strange for a bunch of contractors to be looped in on it all. I wasn’t very optimistic, but I tend to hope for the best in most situations. It’s a shame to think of all the work that was completed but never released. Both mine, and others. I’d say the biggest disappointment is just how much a fizzle this whole situation wound up being. I was hoping a best case scenario would have been a short-term contract extension to at least send the comic to a respectful end. But to just drop out in the middle of several storylines is such a thud of an ending to a series being made by people who cared so much. Until the whole story behind this whole thing inevitably spills though, I would just say please don’t be too hasty to blame one party or the other. This whole thing is likely a very complicated situation.
For now though, thanks for reading the books all these years and the entire crew is grateful for the support.
So there you have it. The talks were being held at such a high level that they simply didn’t think it would work to inform the team about things, with nothing more than “little things here and there”. It’s very unfortunate that the team had absolutely no idea what would become of their own project, but it seems the nature of business and some complications prevented that from happening.
In any case, we know what the results of the talks were. And so does the team.
This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.