Man you really are just a giga fan like the rest of us!! Sometimes I forget that we are all Sonic fans here. Sonic X was what got me into Sonic and the Archie comics is what made me a Giga Sonic fan. Them Advance Sprites are peek Adventure style up the with SA2. Again nothing but love from me!! Love using Sa Sonic alongside Tangle with my bro!!Advance's sprites are still my favorite in the series. SRB2 is a sprite based game, so I wanted to homage them from the beginning. In fact, some of my earliest SA Sonic sprites were me trying to emulate the walk and run from those games, but I wasn't experienced enough at the time and it was taking too long, so I just straight up traced the SA2 animations.
By the time I got to the victory poses, I knew what I was doing and was able to get the poses I wanted. Also, just because it's Adventure Sonic, doesn't mean he can't reference non-Adventure games, though I really want to avoid going outside of that era as a whole. In fact, I did have an Archie based Sonic color that I ended up axing because it was from the reboot era comics and that was way past the Adventure days, as much as really cherish the comic. If I am to go outside that scope, I might end up making my own crazy color pack or something.