Comic Preview: Solicitation for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #5 Revealed

In anticipation of its other solicits coming out tomorrow, IDW has decided to release the solicitation and one of the covers for Sonic the Hedgehog #5 slightly earlier than scheduled. But there’s never a time to be too early when it regards your arch-nemesis coming back into the picture!

In Sonic the Hedgehog #5, there is a question that needs to be answered; where exactly has Dr Eggman got to? His Badniks have still been causing mayhem since he and Sonic last fought, but he’s not been there with them to bring his usual flare to the fight. Wherever he is, he’s bound to be thinking up something evil, but what will Sonic do when he finds out what? This is “The Fate of Dr Eggman”: part 1.


Sonic the Hedgehog #5
Ian Flynn (w) • Jamal Peppers (a) • Jamal Peppers (c)
“The Fate of Dr. Eggman,
” Part 1. After his last battle with Sonic, Dr. Eggman’s gone quiet. His Badnik forces are still causing trouble, but without the bad doctor’s usual fanfare. What’s Eggman been doing all this time? And what will happen to Sonic when he finds out?
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 5/30/18

Sonic the Hedgehog #5—Cover B: Kieran Gates
Ian Flynn (w) • Jamal Peppers (a) • Kieran Gates (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
Expected in-store date: 5/30/18
Bullet points:
– Guest starring: The Chaotix Detective Agency!
– Retailer Incentive: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nathalie Foudraine!

As always, we will have more on this issue closer to the time of release. In the meantime, look out for more variant covers for the previous issues to be revealed up to April!

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    1. Could be any of the following but in no particular order.
      Take over the world
      Get a decent eggs Benedict
      Acquire evil ham
      SnooPing As usual

  1. Yes! “Guest starring: The Chaotix Detective Agency!” Let the (currently limited for the time being) world building begin!
    I hope this means that in issue six we may get to see Team Dark.

    Quick question for anyone who may know the answer: The only game cannon confirmation we get of Team Dark working for GUN came from Sonic ’06 – the reboot that never happened – following that, Team Dark has not been prominently featured once, leading to no real in-game answer as to whether team dark are members of GUN. The Post-SGW comic continuity showed them to be part of GUN , but the comics were not canon. So my question is, are Team Dark canoncially member of GUN or has that always been a misconception brought over by Sonic ’06?

    1. What about the end of Shadow the Hedgehog? It’s been a while since I looked through that story, but maybe the end of that game had Team Dark formally joining GUN?

      No doubt someone will be along soon with the actual answer 🙂

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