Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #290, Sonic Universe #93 and Sonic Boom Volume 2

Hoist the anchor, raise the sails and…get up the chain? December will have you do just that!

The solicitations and covers have been revealed for this December, and adventure awaits once again! Firstly, in Sonic the Hedgehog #290, we’re looking back at Sonic CD and its time travel shenanigans.

See what twists in the tale there are as Sonic heads up to Little Planet after its return finds it strangely fixed by chains to the earth. Can Sonic liberate it while facing off against his most deadly metallic rival, and what’s different in the context of this universe? Find out in “Genesis of a Hero”: part 3.


The Super Sonic Warrior returns in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Three: The 25th anniversary celebration continues with another blast to the past! Which is also to the future, and the past, and back again! When Sonic goes to see the annual return of Little Planet, he’s surprised to find it chained to a mountain! Join us for the exciting adventures of Sonic CD! Featuring cover art by the legendary Patrick Spaziante plus a “Cosmic Eternity” variant by Mr. Sonic comics himself, Tracy Yardley!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata & John Workman
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Tracy Yardley
On Sale Date: 12/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Then, in Sonic Universe #93, the Chaotix seem to have gone full-on pirate! But there’s more than meets the eye as we look into the pasts and allegiances of some of the other crew, which have come to a head right here. But when they reach where the treasure should be, is it something they’ll even want to have found? This is “The Case of the Pirate Princess”: part 3.


The quirky trio of detectives return in “The Case of the Pirate Princess” Part Three: Say it ain’t so – have the Chaotix gone full pirate?! Tensions run high as loyalties are tested and pasts are explored. And as the crew reaches their destination, will it be treasure they find – or something more sinister? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “One for All” variant by super-talent Jennifer Hernandez!
Script: Ian Flynn and Aleah Baker
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley & Ben Hunzeker
Variant Cover: Jennifer Hernandez, Gary Martin & Aleah Baker
On Sale Date: 12/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

And finally, we catch up with the Boom universe one more time as Sonic Boom Volume 2 comes back on the schedule! Relive the time when Eggman hosted an Oktoberfest to try and win the trust of the villagers, Sonic taking part in Eggman’s kart race of deadly doom, and the absolute farce that was buying Kyle the Gorilla. This is the second Boom issue collection, “Boom-Shaka-Laka”.


BOOM SHAKA-LAKA! Brace yourself for the SONIC BOOM! The hit multimedia Sonic experience comes to you in the action-packed, laugh-a-minute comic book series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks find themselves caught up in more zany adventures! Dr. Eggman has a problem – how can the evil doctor betray the trust of the villagers when they don’t trust him to begin with? The mad mechanic pulls out all the stops to woo the wary would-be victims, but he gets more than he counted for when Sonic and his pals decide to become his staff! Then it’s off to the races as Dr. Eggman goads Sonic into competing in a go-kart race! Sonic puts the pedal to the metal in this thrilling volume of Sonic Boom™! SONIC BOOM™ Vol. 2: BOOM SHAKA-LAKA collects SONIC BOOM™ #5-7 and #11 plus bonus features!
Script: Ian Flynn, Bill Freiberger, Sam Sandak Freiberger
Art: Steven Butler, Jennifer Hernandez, Ryan Jampole, Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms & Jack Morelli
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/14

We will have more information on all of these issues closer to the time of their release. Get ready to have your adventuring gear on by then!

Source: Comic Vine

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  1. HOlY SHIT! That variant is an homage to the Volume 61 of One Piece!

    And Charmy’s not wearing his helmet!

    1. I feel like it’ll suffer from bad pacing and certain levels being blatantly omitted since they seem to be adapting one specific game per issue.

      1. That’s exactly what I mean. It’s the same sort of problem the Other Arc had. The first Genesis Wave Arc I mean. I don’t know what the Arc itself is called.

  2. woah, they recommishioned Boom to get more comics?! Hell yeah, been buying them on my phone since comics arent really a thing you can easily get in the UK…

  3. Man, those Toei-styled Sonic CD covers look beautiful, even if the eyes and lack of shading on Yardley’s make that one look a little bit more like fanart than a professional comic cover.

    1. Wait until Part 4 of “Genesis of a Hero,” which retells Sonic 3 & Knuckles! I mean, I can estimate these “Genesis of a Hero” issues to be the REAL Sonic Comic Origins of Sonic and his friends:

      Part 1: Sonic Comic Origins: Sonic the Hedgehog & Dr. Eggman
      Part 2: Sonic Comic Origins: Miles “Tails” Prower
      Part 3: Sonic Comic Origins: Amy Rose & Metal Sonic
      Part 4: Sonic Comic Origins: Knuckles the Echidna.

      It kinda makes sense.

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