After over 24 years in a near-continuous run, it appears there are some very strong signals that Archie’s Sonic the Comic is set to be cancelled in the near future. Following phone calls from multiple parties, including members of our own SSMB to Archie’s subscription office, we have learned that they are not taking any more subscriptions pending more information.
The rep contacted stated that there was a high likelihood that Sonic the Hedgehog issue #290 would be the last issue release for the main comic (which would correspond to Sonic Universe #94 likely being the last issue for the sister publication).
While the news we have received is yet to be confirmed via any statement through Archie itself, it is surely troubling news to the many fans who still subscribe to the comic.
As always, we will keep you up to date on all news as it comes regarding this.
Special thanks to doctorbenMD of the SSMB for detail on his conversation with Archie’s subscriptions department.
Update: Since the time of publishing, more people have been in contact with Archie. The same rep from earlier is now saying that the subscriptions are just temporarily offline. Whether this is the case or not is yet to be seen, but we will update when new information is available.