Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #258

It’s time to save valuables from the loose caboose in this month’s issue of Sonic the Hedgehog!



The Archie comic blog gives a heads-up on the latest stop in the heroes’ escapadaes, and even the ground they stand on is moving at breakneck speed! In this issue, the Freedom Fighters take on one of Eggman’s dreaded bullet trains when they find out that it’s carrying two very important hostages; Professor Chuck and Professor Pickle. They’ll have to work as a team if they want to put the brakes on this nefarious scheme, but tricks and traps lay in wait for them on board, including a new threat who won’t ask for their tickets nicely. Grab your luggage and all aboard for “The Chase”: part 1.

The SHATTERED WORLD CRISIS continues! “The Chase” Part One: Uncle Chuck and Professor Pickle–CAPTURED by the nefarious Dr. Eggman! It’s up to Sonic and the Freedom Fighters to secure the precious kidnapped cargo from the Egg Train! But they’re going to be in for the surprise of their lives when they discover that there are more than just badniks guarding it! Featuring a special CGI “Return of Princess Sally” variant cover by Rafa Knight!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Steve Downer
Cover: Tyson Hesse
Return of Princess Sally Variant cover: Rafa Knight
Shipping Date: 2/26
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 3/12
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US

Sonic the Hedgehog #258 is out now on digital formats and in comic stores. You have no excuse to miss the ride!

Source: Archie Comics


  1. AW MAN!! I was really hoping it was the train from Sonic 2006 too! Oh well, it’s in Soleana Forest (Zone?), so I guess that’s something. It’s actually rather interesting how the Radical Train zone is supposed to link up with the Bullet Station zone, but I still want my MACH SPEED homage, or at least a joke!

    1. I mean, did we really have to change the train on the variant cover? The train was fine the way it was, as the train from Sonic 2006. I don’t hate Sonic Heroes or anything, it’s just that I’m kind of getting annoyed at how much it keeps try to butt in on every piece of Sonic media out there. Sonic & SEGA Allstars Racing, Racing Transformed, Mario and Sonic at The Olympic Games (all of them), the comics (though I guess it’s fair since it never got an official adaptation), and practically in every other game after Sonic Heroes! For some reason SEGA seems to see Sonic Heroes what it is to the current series as what Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) was to the entire series. Maybe that has to do with the fact that it would be what Playstation, Microsoft, and Nintendo fans would have considered their first Sonic experience (assuming none of them have ever touched a Genesis in their lives), but really I think Heroes has kind of overstayed it’s welcome. I’m fine with small nods here and there, but when it leads to literally editing something just to make it look more “Heroes-y”, that’s where I draw the line.

  2. oh wow, the Bullet Station trains!
    would of prefered to see them referenced in a game than a comic though.

  3. The freedom fighters in SEGA style looks so interesting, I was hoping for this change in their looks for ages as Sonic and the rest of the official characters sometimes clashed in looks with them, specially the infamous 4 fingers.

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