Speed dating comic

This happened at short notice – even Kitching wasn't aware that issue 184 would be his last until he requested an extension for the ten-issue storyline he was in the middle of writing, having apparently already made plans for future stories that would follow it.

Neither Mobius nor any of the main characters bar Sonic and Amy featured, and the lack of ancillary strips meant no other stories could be told.

Following issue 157, Lew Stringer replaced Nigel Kitching as the comic's sole writer.

Readers' artwork was printed in the "Graphic Zone", and letters were featured in "Speedlines".

The mascot of the comic was a robot named Megadroid, composed of parts of a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.

Lew Stringer has stated that majority of readers were aged between five and ten and many strips were written with this in mind: "That doesn't mean that older readers can't appreciate the stories and artwork of course but it's worth bearing in mind that if the stories sometimes seem juvenile, it's because they are.

Having said that, it doesn't mean we can be sloppy because we're 'just' writing for kids".*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGECancellations: Robin Lord Taylor, Jenna Coleman, Kim Rhodes, Ernie Hudson, Ray Park, John Schneider, Joey Lauren Adams, Kevin Conroy, Lennie James, Austin Amelio, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Grant O' Rourke, Howard Hesseman and Loni Anderson.TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGECancellations: Robin Lord Taylor, Jenna Coleman, Kim Rhodes, Ernie Hudson, Ray Park, John Schneider, Joey Lauren Adams, Kevin Conroy, Lennie James, Austin Amelio, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Grant O' Rourke, Howard Hesseman and Loni Anderson.Megadroid had a one-off strip, in which he ran away from the STC offices to a seaside town only to return from his harrowing experience to attend to the needs of the boomers.Megadroid was dropped from the comic in 1998, and with him the "Speedlines" letter page vanished.Several of the comic's contributors have found success elsewhere in comics.