Sonic the Hedgehog, as a comic book character, has been able to defy the odds. He has had a multitude of comic book series and spin offs, all of which have lasted longer then the typical video game licensed comic, and licensed comic books in general. Sonic the Hedgehog, it’ multitude of spin offs, Sonic X, and Sonic the Comic (counting the reprints, which went from 185 to the final issue, 223) together amount to nearly five hundred and fifty issues, making Sonic’s comic book career far more extensive then any other video game character to date.
In fact, according to Archie, with the launch of the 200th issue, Sonic the Hedgehog is now 76 issues away from beating the longest lasting licensed comic series ever made. What has allowed for this kind of sustainability? I will be going over that in the review, which will be posted in a few hours. Until then, take a look at the preview pages below. Apologies for the late news, by the way.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #200
200th ISSUE SPECTACULAR
“Turnabout is Fair Play”: The epic anniversary issue you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Back in Sonic #50, Sonic managed to win against his arch-rival, Dr. Robotnik. In Sonic #175, the doctor got his revenge! Now they duel for the fate of the world! Will freedom come to Mobius? Or will the Eggman Empire rule forever more? Place your bets – but be ready for the startling conclusion! Don’t miss this cranium-creasing, brain-bending, mind-blowing saga!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
PENCILES Tracy Yardley!
INKS: Jim Amash
Dimension-crossing cover by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Shipping Date: May 6th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 13th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 26th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
In trying to write this review, I have found it will take my far longer then I had planned. It will need to wait a few more days.