A number of inked pages purporting to be from Archie’s ‘Sonic Mega Drive: Overdrive #1‘ comic have apparently been leaked onto the internet. The pages, which feature Tyson Hesse’s unique art style and appear to be genuine, were shared anonymously following fears that the classic comic series may never be fully published.
Around two or three pages have been shared from the upcoming book, which was left in publishing limbo after it was announced that Archie Comics would no longer be working with SEGA on the Sonic franchise (that honour now goes to rival publisher IDW). The anonymous sharer has suggested that more inked pages could be leaked in future.
The inked pages, which The Sonic Stadium has seen but cannot share for legal reasons, do not feature any text bubbles or colour, and represent a work in progress. Therefore, we cannot glean a lot of information from the leaked images – but, here’s what we can say about them:
- The first image shows the heroes looking up at something glowing above their heads. It may be part of an Eggman mech, or it may be part of an artefact; the shot obscures it.
- The second image shows the heroes walking through a crowd of animal friends. This may have possibly been a page intended for the end of the comic.
- The final image is an entire sequence of Sonic fighting Metal Sonic, as many predicted would happen. The other three heroes seem to be helping out during the battle.
We know that a lot of readers were very keen on reading the finished comic in full. Hopefully, either Archie can do something with it before the IDW comic starts or IDW themselves can see about getting it published under their name. If we get any news about Sonic Mega Drive: Overdrive #1 in an official capacity, we will let you know as soon as possible.