Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #292, Sonic Universe #95 and Sonic Super Special Magazine #14

It’s a Freedom Fighter extravaganza in time for the end of Winter! The solicitations for February 2017 have been revealed, and it’s very much a big month if you’re a Freedom Fighter fan! First up, Sonic the Hedgehog #292 has Sonic out for a run around the Westside Island, but he’s not just doing it for fun; he’s on a mission for an unknown person!

While he’s away, the Freedom Fighters each make decisions that could potentially affect their lives in the long term! Will this be a good thing for the group, or could it potentially be devastating for the Freedom Fighter unit? This is “Branching Paths”.

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EVERYTHING CHANGES when SONIC and friends go down their “Branching Paths”: The Shattered World Crisis is behind us, and the 25th Anniversary was well celebrated! So what’s next for Sonic and his friends? That’s up to them to decide! Sonic is racing around Westside Island on a mission—but for whom? And while Sonic’s away, each of his friends make decisions that will plot the course of their lives. Don’t miss out on the beginning of a whole new era of Sonic stories! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a “Epic Movie Poster” variant by T. Rex!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman
Cover: Tracy Yardley & Elaina Unger
Variant Cover: T. Rex
On Sale Date: 2/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

In Sonic Universe #95, we get a more individual approach as Antoine steps into the spotlight! Antoine travels back home to get some closure on his past. But he and Sonic find unexpected trouble as Castle D’Coolette has a new enemy within its wall! Who is this, and can the heroic duo sort them out and give Antoine the resolution he wants? Find out in “Freedom Fighters”: part 1.

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It’s SONIC’s SUPER TEAM, the “FREEDOM FIGHTERS”: They’ve been Sonic’s closest friends in the comics for years! Now it’s their time to shine! Antoine takes the stage, traveling to his homeland to find some closure to his past. But he and Sonic find a new foe in the empty halls of Castle D’Coolette, and the beginning of a mystical new adventure! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Team Blast” variant by Lamar Wells!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash & Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Lamar Wells, Jim Amash & Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 2/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Finally, we have the return of a comic collection that’s been dormant for quite a few months! Sonic Super Special #14 hits the ground running with more comic reprints, some coverage on Sonic Mega Drive: The Next Level, and other such news and special features which are bound to pique the interest of any Sonic comic fan!

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The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE is back and here to give you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before! Collecting the best in comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of the Blue Blur! This is a title no true blue Sonic fan should be without!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: SEGA
On Sale Date: 2/22
128-page, full color comic
$9.99 U.S.

We will have information on all of these issues closer to the time of their release. In the meantime, grab some hot cocoa and relax on the road to change!

Source: Comic Vine

16 Comments

      1. Finally we get to know what the main Archie Sonic Story’s direction post Shattered World is since they have been doing that Genesis Of Hero breather filler story for The 25th Anniversary.

        1. Finally indeed! I’m really eager to see where do they go next and if the team at Archie have fully recovered from the forced reboot.

  1. Still excited to see where the comic goes after the SWC. Can’t really interpret much from the first issue but I’m personally hoping there’s going be be a sense of threat (maybe other than Eggman) and some drama of sorts, similar to the final issues before Worlds Collide.

  2. It’ll be interesting to see what their direction will be going forward, seeing as how they managed to have the Shattered World crisis keep them chugging along for around 3 years or so now. I hope they end up doing more full-length game adaptations like this in the future, the last time they did anything nearly this big was with the Sonic Adventure adaptation all those years ago. Maybe not something that spans more than one year, but it’d still be nice to see another full-length epic that isn’t just relegated to “another time, another place…”. Actually, I believe that they were hinting at doing Lost World next, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see how things play out (hopefully better than the game itself).

  3. Not gonna lie. Seeing Antoine and Sonic re-enact the Sonic 2 intro screen was a bit shocking, but I’m genuinely hyped to see more world building and more chances to see the new FF in action.

    I especially want to see any more new abilities the FF acquired due to the reboot – Antoine has THE WILL TO FIGHT THE KNIGHT, Bunnie is still awesome, & Nicole has a super form but I wanna see if Rotor and Sally picked up any Sonic-style tricks. Specially Sal – if she doesn’t start learning how to spin and dash, Amy really will be best girl for Sonic.

  4. I guess this is what happens when you finally finish an excuse plot, based on Sonic Unleashed, and an erased continuity (thanks to they shadiness of Penders), which was fatigued long enough for Sonic’s 25th (a rehash of Sonic’s 20th).

    And with Sonic games coming very slowly in the far future (namely Project Sonic 2017), what IS next. We just finished Sonic Unleashed, and apparently Sonic Colors already happened (along with everything else). Is Flynn sure he wants to do an arc based on a plot as divisive as Sonic Lost World (even though we already had bits of it in Worlds Unite)?

  5. “All for one and one for all. FREEDOM FIGHTERS FOREVER!”

    I just had to put this reference from Sonic SatAM because of this arc.

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