Sega today announced the release of the 100th issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series, making the speedy hedgehog the first videogame character to reach the milestone.
First published back in 1993, the strip has traced the adventures of Sonic and the Knothole Village heroes as they take on the evil of Dr. Robotnik and the Robotropolis villains for the past eight years. The 100th issue, which coincides with the 10th Anniversary of Sonic The Hedgehog, will mark the return of the Freedom Fighters, a band of Sonic allies that help him battle Robotnik on his home turf.
“The Sonic The Hedgehog comic book is very special to us and we are thrilled to see it reaching Issue #100,” said Michael Silberkleit, Chairman and Publisher, Archie Comic Publications. “‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ is one of our top-selling comic books and we look forward to many issues to come.”
Director of licensing and character development at Sega of America, Jane Thompson enthused, “Since Sonic’s 1991 debut as Sega’s mascot he has been a leading icon among consumers, and our ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ titles are consistent top-sellers for Sega.” “Sonic embodies Sega’s unique ability to create innovative properties and characters – a strength we’ve had for more than 40 years with Sonic leading the way.”