It seems like the Sonic comics aren't the only ones being beset by bad craziness in the industry.
Yesterday there was a report that, in what feels like a desperation bid for relevancy, Archie Andrews himself will be assassinated. Srsly. An older Archie is supposed to take a bullet meant for Kevin Keller, now a Senator pushing for stricter gun control. I'm sorry but this feels like the kind of "redeeming social importance" that filmmakers used to ladle onto porno before it took the leap from soft to hard core in the 1970s.
And this morning I learn that Marvel will be performing a sex change on the Mighty Thor and turning him into a her. Srsly. This is not supposed to be a temporary gender-bender like the celebrated manga "Ranma 1/2" by Rumiko Takahashi, or played for laughs like the animated series "Shezow." Still, I'm hard pressed to figure out what's going on here. There's a part of me that thinks "Well, Marvel DOES belong to Disney now and they're always in the market for a new Princess." I doubt that Chris Hemsworth was consulted about this.
These are the sort of moves that make continuity resets seem logical but which also make the comic book industry as a whole appear to be hopelessly lost. Srsly.