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Freedom Fighters and Heroes of Mobius 2013 by darkspeeds Freedom Fighters and Heroes of Mobius 2013 by darkspeeds
More than six years ago I did a group drawing of Sonic the Hedgehog characters from the video game series.





Six years later we can see the same for the Sonic Archie comic series.

This drawing took me a whole week to complete (with my regular job at the casino and breaks in-between) - from sketch to the final base colours. I kept it plain and simple for more visual impact.

My love for this series seem to have no limit, I've been following the series closely for a very long time (can anyone spot Bivalve btw?)


Anyways here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year.


And to start it off here is another opportunity to get a free sketch request from me. This time I'll take 5 winners from deviantART and 5 from Bumbleking forums. All you gotta do is answer the following trivia:


  1. The Freedom Fighters have most recently disbanded, however what are the two brand new teams that are now leading the fight in Mobius?

  2. Who is the leader of the Arctic Freedom Fighters? How about the Sand-blasters?

  3. Who is ultimately in charge of the Secret Freedom Fighters?

  4. The Mercian Freedom Fighters have their own unique team name. What is it?

  5. Who are the two characters on this drawing that have yet to receive their official re-designs when they make a comeback to the comic?


The first five people* who answer the questions correctly will get a free doodle like this one: Good luck!

*Note: I'll pick at random 5 people who answered the question correctly.
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:iconsarahspyborg259:
SarahSpyborg259 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Can you do the same thing but in the new Universe? :)
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:iconzie-la:
Zie-LA Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss so many of these wonderful heroes! Why?! Why'd we have to lose them?!
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:icondarkzadar-zero:
DARKZADAR-ZERO Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive very well made ! 
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers!
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:icondarkzadar-zero:
DARKZADAR-ZERO Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers fella (party) 
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:iconmagic-mouflon:
Magic-Mouflon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great composition, well balanced.
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:icone-1230mega:
E-1230MeGa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me: Is that enough characters?
Archie: Nope.
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:iconkidbobobo:
KidBobobo Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you left out Hope, Athena, Aerial, Sonic's parents, Muttski, Archimedes, Dulcy, Matilda, and The Substitute Freedom Fighters, yet you included the Sand Blasters, whose reputations are as good as the Destructix and the Supression Squad.

But other than that, you've included a bulk of all the major characters. Quite impressive.
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:icontheautisticonenamedm:
If the Substitutes are thrown in, you can omit that bastard Hamlin!
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:iconlaboricua:
LaBoricua Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Where is Bivalve? I can't see him.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In between Julie-su and E-123 Omega. ;)
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:iconlaboricua:
LaBoricua Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Oh, ok! I see him! Thank you. :-)
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:iconbooglybear:
booglybear Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
nice!
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:icontheautisticonenamedm:
Theautisticonenamedm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Could you do the same for the Fleetway heroes?
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:iconsubzero118:
subzero118 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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:iconphillyblue:
PhillyBlue Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why are the Sand Blasters here? You wouldn't really call them heroes. The Great Desert Dark Egg Legion act as a family and among them are Beauregard Rabbot, Bunnnie's dad, and Matilda the Armadillo, Mighty's sister.
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:iconrooteh:
rooteh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
impressive
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:iconskooterwolf:
Skooterwolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Sonic freedom fighters unite!!! =D
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:iconoutblastericon777:
outblasterICON777 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
S.O.N.I.C GO! S.O.N.I.C GO! GO-GO-GO-GO! LET'S GO!
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:iconphillyblue:
PhillyBlue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SALLY HELL YEAH!!!!
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:iconbutterflywingsbloom:
ButterflyWingsBloom Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome picture! :slow:
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:iconknuxie-bro:
Knuxie-Bro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nooo, Tilly/Matilda's not in here!!
Oh well :T
Still amazing!!
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:iconknuxie-bro:
Knuxie-Bro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woa, this is CRAZY! (or Sparta, which ever u prefer)
Too nicely done!! X3
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:iconsorain26:
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely work with all the details.
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:iconbadnicksnation:
Badnicksnation Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
finish this fight?
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:iconbrony99:
Brony99 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I used to read this comic but after reading about all the characteriztion problems and stupid story elements, I stopped. I still like some of the concepts from the comics though and love SatAM.
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:iconkiwistar78:
kiwistar78 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
wheres sonia and manic?
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:icontch2:
TCH2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Wow! Awesome!
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:iconn21officerdarkness:
N21OfficerDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm... Manic and Sonia are not only freedom fighters, but they appeared in them comics once too. It was a crossover between Scourge/Anti Sonic, Zonic, MANY Sonic's... and yeah.
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:iconjetthehawk1414:
jetthehawk1414 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
No Geofrey st. john......?
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:iconsavefearow:
SaveFearow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(I assume that contest is long over. But I love your concepts for Bunnie and Antoine.)
It's a very impressive giant cast pic. I love the little touches of character interaction, such as Barby and Bill's flirtatious looks, and Little Jon perched atop Rob's head. Heck, you even included Froggy and Cheese next to Big and Cream respectively. Nicole looks sweet too. Nanite Suit Rotor is just awesome, who cares if he's ripping off Tony Stark. What's he gonna do, advocate for a Mobian Registration Act? :D
I like seeing Mina's band and Ash get a little fandom love too. Elias, Silver, Larry, Shard, Harvey, Leeta, and Lyco look rather boss in your style too. And you really should be commended for including the Sandblasters. Jack in particular is obnoxious but they are technically Freedom Fighters and fit the group description. At least Jolt and Swift E. are funny.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you seem to know the series really well. How much of it do you know? Do you collect the comics? = )

Anyways thank you once again for the insightful commentary and Rotor being an advocate for a Mobian Registration Act? Hell yeah! :D
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:iconsavefearow:
SaveFearow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I've been a fan of the series since I was little. I used to have a decent collection (including Knuckles comics) but lost them all a few years back, bad circumstances. I still keep up via the bumbleking forums, and various fan sites. The sheer longevity of the Archie series and Sonic fandom in general never ceases to amazes me. Like Pokemon, Nickelodeon, The Avengers, etc. Sonic seems to fit that special category of childhood hobbies you never truly outgrow.
I'm glad that there's still plenty of quality fan art for Sonic being created. I can remember how awesome it was when Dawn Best and Axer were working for the series because they were the earliest example of Sonic fans turning pro. And now we have Ian as head writer and Dub for Off Panel jokes. So maybe if you were to submit a portfolio to Archie you might join them someday. Already you've got a sizable gallery that demonstrates a broad range (multiple characters, backgrounds, and poses), speed, and consistency, all of which make for enjoyable comic book art.
Keep up the great work.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting bit of history on your end there - thanks for sharing! = )

I've been really into it ever since after #195: Hedgehog Havoc - at that time Team Ian + Tracey + Paul were in and made the comic series a whole lot more awesome. I pretty much got all the comics up until now except for any rare titles like Sonic Super Specials.

I'll be submitting an Atmospheric Soundtrack to The Tails Adventure soon, but first I'm working on the cover art. Catch ya then!
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, look at that....this is so damn fantastic.

I see you hiding there, Shard, you awesome robot, you.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconshuyintheenigmatic:
ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Writer
:lol:
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:iconnack-theweasel:
Nack-theWeasel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
1. Team Freedom and Team Fighters
2. Guntiver and Jack
3. Harvey who
4. Crazy Kritters
5. Sally and the wolf pack leader.

i know this cause im Nack the Weasel!
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:iconadiemus972:
adiemus972 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Artist
OMG!!!!!!!!! how long did that take u
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
According to the description it says one whole week. :D
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:iconadiemus972:
adiemus972 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Artist
woooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnightsfangirl23:
nightsfangirl23 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Freedom Fighters Forever!
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Right on!
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:iconsammychan816:
sammychan816 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Incredible.
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:iconthemagnificentmaniax:
TheMagnificentManiax Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Is that bunnie and antoine next to sally?
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They sure are! Just my interpretations of what they'd be like in 2013. Unlikely designs to be used though but I love to indulge on creating my own sometimes just for kicks.
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:iconthemagnificentmaniax:
TheMagnificentManiax Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh thank goodness. I was worried that archie drastically changed them.
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:iconunknownslenderman:
Unknownslenderman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I think they look more like Patch and Buns from the Moebius Universe
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:iconvaporotem:
vaporotem Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Madness.
You did it.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah I didn't expect a reply from the legendary Vap! :D

Why thank you! That means a lot! 8-)
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