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Regarding the Comics

Good day everyone. We at Sonic SCANF would like to inform you on an important matter that will affect the entirety of our site.

As many of you know, we have been uploading the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man comics on our website for fans to enjoy for free. Unsurprisingly, this is considered on almost any front illegal, as Archie Comic Publications Inc. is not making any profit from us. While we have been considering alternate methods to assist Archie, ultimately we came to a final decision. Out of respect for Ian Flynn and his team, we have decided to stop publishing the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics on our website. It would be unreasonable for us to continue uploading them without permission while they are suffering.

What does this mean for Sonic SCANF? We will continue to be around for now, as the News, Forums and Gallery will still be available to everyone. However, we will suffer a massive dent in the traffic as many people only visited our site for the comics. None of us know what the future will hold for Sonic SCANF, but whenever we know something, we’ll be the first to let you know.

Therefore, we would ask you to please accept the statement and not request us to continue uploading the comics. It would be disrespectful to both Archie Comics and us, and our decision won’t change.

We hope to see you stick around. If not, thank you for your time and supporting our website.

The Sonic SCANF team.

38 Comments

  • Gabox
  • Nov. 5, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
but, what about sonic the comic? is not from archie
so it mean that in never been restart ? too bad
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  • Nov. 5, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
Such a shame. I loved this website, going on reading the comics and all. Atleast I got to read them all up until now. I don't know how I'll read them now ???? I'll still stick around on the site though
Edited: Nov. 5, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
But what about Fleetway Sonic and the Manga's? It's extremely rare to try and find physical copies of those.
This was the best site to read the comics too; I don't go the comic book stores that much and found this site by just browsing.
I completely understand this decision, although I am sad about it. For the past few years I've lived overseas often in places where you can't even get comics so this site was an awesome alternative. I'll be moving back to the US soon though, so there I can start ordering them for myself. Thanks guys for all you've done.
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  • Nov. 6, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
What are they like for price
I have to be honest, I used to come here only for the comics, and this is the first time I comment something. I feel sad that it has to be because of this, nevertheless, I think this is a good time to do so.
I live in Spain. Here, there is no friggin' way to get any Sonic comic. I started looking for a site that would publish them in some way, so that I could keep enjoying the adventures of the Blue Blur in comic-book format. I spent YEARS looking for a place like this, so, when I found out that this site would finally let me read all the comics staring my favourite fictional character (for free!), I exploded in joy!
The only thing I had to do was to register. And here I am, since then. No comments, only a quiet user with no other intention than to read.

Thank you so much for all this free entertainment. Thank you for giving me the chance to enjoy these stories, to make me discover new artists and to make me be proud of being a Sonic fan once again.
Thank you for taking this risk and for making this effort of uploading those series, month after month.
Hope this site keeps growing and growing. I'll stay here, and hopefully, become a little more “active” in the forums. That's the least I can do for you, guys.
I always knew this day would come. However, I honestly thought you guys would give us a heads-up before going through with this.
Oh… That's so unfair ! I'm in Belgium, so I can't have the comics, I went here because finally, I could have the comics… Don't you know a website or something where I can find the comics for free ?
Ah dang, I liked the fact you could read the older comics and the ones i missed in my subscriptions. Helped me catch up with the series.
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  • Nov. 6, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
I doubt it but hopefully Archie Comics will change their mind. Highly doubt it though ;-;
bring the archie sonic the hedgehog and megaman comics back
  • Sege
  • Nov. 7, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
You guys do realize that not a lot of countries outside of America actually sell Archie comics, right? So rather than helping anyone you're just making sure even less people read them, so the fanbase will get even smaller. Good job.
its such a same i used to loved the comics but i understand
Thank you guys for on the most part being positive and supporting our decision

For those who aren't so happy about this, I would like to point out that displaying the comics here for free IS illegal as Shadow said. And while it may be difficult to locate in some countries but it is not impossible to find online. I cannot really say where you can find them for free but there are places out there. some better than others. If you're willing to pay, Sheepybot has posted a link above displaying a place where you can buy the comics which in turn supports Archie so they can make more comics. Also, there is also the Archie comic app which has a lot of the stories on it. Tiny260 made a post in the forums saying where the different stories can be found

It is a shame that they were taken down, and I wish we had given a little more of a heads up to you all but unfortunately it's too late to do so now and we are not going back on our decision to display the Archie comics
bring the archie sonic the hedgehog and megaman comics back RIGHT NOW!!!
No
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  • Nov. 7, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
I found a website on the day the SCANF news came out. You can read Archie, Fleetway and a bunch more comics. I don't know if they have the manga but all the other comics are there. The websites called readcomiconline.to. They have a hell of a lot of comics and they also have a manga page and cartoons so its worth checking it out