While the Sonic comic may be on hiatus due to the Coronavirus, plans for future issues are still going full steam ahead. As reported on comicbook.com, Sonic artist, Even Stanley will take over as both writer and illustrator of IDW’s Sonic The Hedgehog comic book as of issue 33. The story will take place just after the “Metal Virus” arc ends and will be a more lighthearted tale called “Chao Races and Badnik Bases.”
But that doesn’t mean long time writer Ian Flynn is out of work. He’ll be writing a new, mini-series titled “Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys“. As you can tell by the title, the story will focus on the villains. Mainly the ones from the comic book itself including Dr. Starline along with Rough and Tumble. Ian also mentioned on Twitter that he’ll back on the book in 2021 “for a bit”. So fans of Ian’s writing don’t have to worry that this is a changing of the guard, but more like letting others play in the sandbox.
There’s no set release date for the books yet, but for now, Enjoy these covers. Click on a cover for a larger image.