J. Axer Confirmed as Second Fan Hire for Archie in Sonic #109 and #110

The solicitations for both Sonic #109 and Sonic #110 have been published by Archie Comics, and within them reveals a little surprise – hot on the heels of Dawn Best comes a second fan artist to formally join the fold. Talented artist J. Axer will be involved in pencilling a number of the Sonic stories going forward. Details of what those stories entail are included after the jump.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #109

Written by Benny Lee, Karl Bollers and Ken Penders. Art by Ron Lim, Pam Eklund, Andrew Pepoy, J. Axer, Dawn Best and Penders. Cover by Spaz.

“I Herd It Through the Pipeline”
The Freedom Fighters take on their most dangerous mission yet as they travel to the Frozen North Sea to free Rotor’s herd from Robotnik’s control. They plan on using Sally’s mystical Sword of Acorns for the task – but can they make it past the Robo-Eels and Ice-Bots alive?

“The Crush”
Sally and Mina have it out about Sonic.

“Reunification Part Four”
The thrilling saga comes to its conclusion.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on April 5.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #110

Written by Benny Lee, Karl Bollers and Ken Penders. Art by Ron Lim, Andrew Pepoy, Pam Eklund, J. Axer, Dawn Best and Penders. Cover by Spaz.

“Station Square Attacks”
Having analyzed the information given to them by Knothole Kingdom, Station Square’s computer system commences to launch a nuclear attack against Robotropolis – putting the environment at great risk. Can Sonic prevent disaster?

“One For All”
Princess Sally’s connection to the Sword of Acorns is legendary, but it’s about to take a turn of the most surreal kind.

“Ultimate Power Part 1”
A brand-new Knuckles epic filled with intrigue. Dimitri discovers he is dying, and schemes to drain the Chaos Force from Knuckles in order to save his life. Lien-da, however, has other plans as she schemes to take control of the Dark Legion for her own purposes.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on May 3.

Source: Comics Continuum

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