Sonic the Hedgehog #196 Now On Sale

Sonic the Hedgehog #196 Now On Sale

Today, Sonic the Hedgehog #196 is now available in comic book stores across the United States.  This issue marks the end of the “Bold, New Moebius” saga, which was made up of four two parter story arcs all focused  on reorganizing and reimagining what had always been a stale part of the continuity, Anti Mobius. It gave all of the characters more unique personalities, gave the world a brief but unique backstory, and even made Scourge, formerly “evil Sonic”, into a real villain. Anti Mobius, or “Moebius” now provides something more then evil people wearing leather whom happen to look just like the Freedom Fighters.  It is a world with characters that provide real contrast beyond “good and evil”. I commend Ian for this.

I have really enjoyed this saga, and how it reshaped the “evil” characters. This issue looks to be capping the saga off with a pretty epic ending as well. You can see what I mean in the thumbnail images below.

“Hedgehog Havoc, Part Two”: The “New Moebius” saga comes to an explosive end as hero and villain alike tremble at the power of Super Scourge! The fate of two worlds hangs by a thread, but what can Sonic do against his invincible evil twin? You can’t miss this epic climax to the biggest Sonic story of the year!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!
Earth-shattering cover by Tracy Yardley!
Shipping Date: January 7th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: January 14th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: January 27th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

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Alex Peal has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.


  1. The little Scourgey Worgey turney pinkey winkey! Lol! Sorry. Couldn’t help it.

    Only one thing can save them now, Summon the Shadow Fangirls! Then the Sonic Fangirls, and then the Scourge Flamers. That’ll stop him for sure!

  2. “This *saga* looks to be capping the saga off…”

    Shouldn’t that be ‘issue’ instead? Just thought I’d point it out..

  3. The comics are just getting ridiculous now in my opinion, its painfully obvious they’re out of ideas and some of the dialogue is just so lulz-worthy its not even funny. [I know that doesn’t make sense]

  4. How come people like these dramatic storylines in comics, but hate it when they’re in the games? Would the haters complain if the next Sonic game had this storyline?

  5. We’ve got 7 canisters of CN-20 , I say we roll them in there, and gas the whole nest…

    Or we can nuke the site from orbit… its the only way to be sure!

  6. Thanks Nomad. Fixed.

    Well Mindwraith, to be completely honest, the critical difference between the “dramatic” stories in the games and the “dramatic” stories in the comics, is that the stories in the comic are not so serious, and are often filled with funny little jokes and quips between characters. Plus, the stories in the comics have been a lot then they ever where in the games, lately. At least, as far as I’m concerned.

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