Comic Preview: Sonic Mega Drive #1

So take us back in time to another brand of the franchise.

The long-awaited Sonic Mega Drive #1 is just a week away, and the official preview has been released! Sonic and Tails are doing what they do best; beating Eggman and stopping his evil scheme. What is his evil scheme, you ask?

To gather the components to build his latest destructive contraption after the Death Egg, the MEGADRIVE! It’s not going to be a walk in Green Hill Zone for the duo, so they’ll need the help of Knuckles and Amy to save the world this time! This is the 25th anniversary one-shot, “Mega Drive”.


STORY BY: Ian Flynn
ART BY: Tyson Hesse
COLORS BY: Matt Herms
LETTERS BY: Jack Morelli
COVER BY: Tyson Hesse, SEGA
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
RELEASE DATE: Jul 6th, 2016
Sonic spins into a brand new, Classic-styled, SUPER SPECIAL one-shot “Mega Drive”! Join Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose on a brand new adventure—set after the fall of the Death Egg! The nefarious Dr. Eggman is trying to build a new engine of destruction: the MEGADRIVE, and it’s up to Sonic and his whole crew to stop the mad doctor and save the day! Join Sonic and his friends in this special commemorative issue celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Blue Blur!

Sonic Mega Drive #1 is due out Wednesday 6th July. What better way to celebrate Sonic’s 25th anniversary than a new adventure in the past!

Source: Comic Book Resources


  1. When he gets hurt, actual rings come out of him? That’s awesome. I love how close it is to the game.

  2. “Hit the giant enemy crab in its weak spot for massive damage..”
    Seems like Ian’s been taking notes from Aaron.. And I love it. XD

  3. Well the art looks fantastic… But the memes and the shout outs… So not worth it.

  4. Ian wasn’t kidsing when he said he wrote this just like a Classic game. So good and I can’t wait ’til Wednesday!

  5. Am I the only one who imagines Jaleel White as Classic Sonic in the Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline?

    1. It’s better than what’s stuck in my head. I keep imagining the voice actor from the Sonic OVA as classic Sonic’s voice

      1. Hah! I kept switching between the two. First I imagined the OVA voice, as Sonic looks more along the lines of him, but later I changed it to Jaleel White’s and then back to the OVA’s. Though in the end I settled for Roger Craig Smith’s.

  6. It’s disappointing to see them using the Eggman name when this is classic era Sonic.

    1. It’s how Japanese Sonic worked, so I guess that’s what they’re going with. It doesn’t really take away much from what should be an awesome comic, though!

  7. And yet another excuse for Knuckles to antagonize Sonic, at the expense of his own intelligence and credibility.

    1. Well, he is Gullible and a hot head. It would make sense for Eggman to be able to manipulate Knuckles easily.

      1. Remember when Knuckles wasn’t complete joke of a character, as was pretty cool in the Adventure games?

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