IDW Sonic Issue 30 Retailer Incentive Cover Builds on Metal Virus Montage

Surprise! We thought we were done with special cover artwork for IDW Sonic #30. But today the issue’s ‘Retailer Incentive’ edition was revealed. Not only does it look amazing in its own right, but it builds on the last issue’s RI cover in a really cool way.

This striking cover was drawn up by Nathalie Fourdraine, and shows Super Sonic and Super Silver blasting Shadow, Tangle, Cream and others with a nice healing ray of… Superness. It’s the effect of cleaning the IDW Sonic world of the scourge of the Metal Virus, and as a result Issue 30’s RI cover connects with Issue 29’s to make a stunning montage!

Here’s a reminder of the solicitation’s story: “The Metal Virus Saga is over, but that doesn’t mean things are back to normal. As the world begins picking up the pieces, who will be missing? What villains will escape? And who will go back on their word?”

And if you’re curious, here are the alternative covers that we’ve already shared on the site. Stay tuned for more IDW Sonic news, right here on The Sonic Stadium!

Via PopCultHQ

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  1. This is Amazing, that 29 and 30 both covers go together to make a big poster! I’m a “BIG” Sonic fan and I just love the two coming together and it makes one picture.

  2. Wow, Super Silver! I haven’t seen him since, like, his debut in 2006.

    It would’ve blown my mind back then to know that it would take more than a decade for Super Silver to get used again… in the comics… after like 50 reboots.

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