Covers and Solicitations For Sonic the Hedgehog #259 and Sonic Universe #62 Revealed

Two story arcs are coming to a gripping end in March 2014!

Spring is said to symbolise the beginning of new life. These first looks at Sonic the Hedgehog #259 and Sonic Universe #62 feature the endings of the stories that have been casting a first glance at the new life of several of our beloved characters in this new reality.

 

Courtesy of IGN, we know that Sonic the Hedgehog #259 continues the train ride from the last issue as Sonic and the Freedom Fighters square off against a fearsome Badnik foe to rescue its hostages. Can they stop this particularly radical train before it reaches its destination? This is “The Chase”: Part 2.

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #259

“The brand new world of Sonic the Hedgehog barrels ahead at breakneck speed with “The Chase” Part Two: Sonic fights for his life against a NEW terrifying super-badnik! Just to make matters worse, they’re battling on an out-of-control train! With Dr. Eggman waiting at the depot, Sonic’s in a fight against time – and killer robots! Featuring high-speed cover art from Sonic artist supreme TRACY YARDLEY! plus an exclusive SEGA game art variant!”
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Steve Downer
Cover: Tracy Yardley! Game Art Variant Cover art provided by SEGA
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 4/9
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

 

Den of Geek reveals that Sonic Universe #62 brings a close to team Dark’s first solo arc since the very beginning of Universe’s run, and the first look at them after “When Worlds Collide”. This epic climax sounds like an action film with showdowns, rescues and a nuclear bomb waiting to go off! Read about Shadow, Rouge and Omega’s adventure in “Shadow Fall”: Part 4.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #62

“The EPIC CONCLUSION to the alien-smashing saga starring Shadow the Hedgehog IS HERE! “Shadow Fall” Part Four: Shadow vs. Black Death – for the fate of the world! Who will walk away alive? Who won’t make it to see a new day? Meanwhile, Rouge and Omega desperately try to save their G.U.N. comrades as Eclipse hunts them down! All this with a ticking nuclear time-bomb in the background! Don’t miss the pulse-pounding conclusion! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley! and a special “CGI” variant by newcomer Sonic superstar Rafa Knight!”
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash and Steve Downer
CGI Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/26
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

These endings are bound to be explosive in one way or another. There will be a closer look at the comics closer to the time of release. Keep your eyes peeled!

Sources: IGN.com, Den of Geek!

 

 

6 Comments

  1. I know I don’t have the context of the story yet, but I really hope this whole “Black DEATH” (not DOOM) and “Eclipse” thing doesn’t disappoint me.

  2. Shadow Fall looks really interesting, can’t wait to read it, also the Eclipse CGI variant looks beautifully rendered! Kudos to Rafa Knight, it makes me miss the Adventure-like Sonic games even more.

  3. “Can they stop this particularly radical train…” radical train? RADICAL TRAIN??? Muhahahahahahahhahaha I get it.

  4. Man, That Sonic Variant just looks lazy to me. Just plop some cgi pic and a gameplay picture and you’ve got a cover. They should let Rafa do all the cgi covers.

  5. Loosely nodding a bit to Somic 2006? With a “Radical Train” chase and a very modern styled CGI variant cover with Sonic in his Sonic 2006 cover pose… it would appear they are indeed alluding to it.
    The Shadow storyline isn’t being vague about its adapting “Shadow The Hedgehog” into the Archie comic.
    Seems Ian has a lot of guts adapting and alluding to those two games. I haven’t read the book in years. But it seems Ian’s playing around with game materials more often as of late… interesting.

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