Comic Previews: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #22 and Tangle & Whisper #3

This Halloween, you’re in for a real spooky treat with two issues on one day!

The previews for the main comic and mini series have been released, and there’s drama abound in October.

First up in Sonic the Hedgehog #22, the resistance are still trying to hold out with the survivors of the ongoing Zombot invasion. But any weakness in the defenses will be exploited, and with a saboteur on the inside, it’s a game of seeing how many live to fight another day! This is “The Last Minute”: part 2.

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Priscilla Tramontano (CA) Ryan Jampole
“The Last Minute,” Part Two! As the Metal Virus spreads faster and faster, it’s getting harder for the Restoration to keep up… good thing they’ve got Amy Rose keeping relief efforts organized! Just as long as nothing happens to the Restoration base, everything will be… Oh… That might be a problem. The second of three simultaneous adventures! Can Amy keep the Restoration and refugees from the Metal Virus safe? Someone’s trying to let Zombots in… but who?! Don’t miss the Halloween variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine!
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Meanwhile, in Tangle & Whisper #3, Whisper’s back story has come to the fore in the worst way she could think of. Now, with the help of newfound friend Tangle, they need to confront her past and reveal all if they want a chance of stopping her traitor in the present! This is “Betrayal”.

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Evan Stanley
“Betrayal.” The origin of Whisper the Wolf is revealed! All your (and Tangle’s) questions answered! Where did her Wisps come from? How did she get her Variable Wispon? Why does she hate Eggman so much? And who betrayed her? Whisper’s secret origin is revealed-and what secrets from her past will help her and Tangle in the present?
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Both Sonic the Hedgehog #22 and Tangle & Whisper #3 are out tomorrow, October 23rd. Get in the terrifying spirit and make sure you pick them up!

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Ian Flynn Pushing To Bring The Freedom Fighters To IDW Sonic

Ever since the cancellation of Archie’s Sonic book and the franchise’s move to IDW, one aspect of the old comics has remained in limbo: the status and future of Archie Sonic’s supporting characters, the Freedom Fighters…until now!

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Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #21

For once, October is going to have an appropriately terrifying tale in store for Sonic!

The full preview has been released, and the metal virus is knocking on our heroes’ door! Tails is trying to research a cure for the Zombot pandemic before it overcomes his best friend. But the Zombots are having none of that and attack Tails’ lab directly! Meanwhile, Tangle and Whisper are holding their ground and saving as many virus-free civilians as possible, while still coming under heavy pressure from infected masses. Will they all manage to stave off the onslaught, or will there be more major casualties to come? Find out in “The Last Minute”: part 1.

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(W) Ian Flynn (A) Lamar Wells, Reggie Graham, Jennifer Hernandez (CA) Aaron Hammerstrom
“The Last Minute,” Part One! To contain the Metal Virus, the Restoration must split up! In this issue, as Tails researches a cure for the Metal Virus, his lab comes under attack by Zombots. With Whisper and Tangle out saving as many civilians as they can, will Tails withstand the siege and find the cure-or will the whole world fall? The first of three simultaneous stories! Spotlighting beloved characters Tails, Tangle, and Whisper!
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #21 is out in all good comic stores and on digital platforms October 2nd. Get yourself in a spooky mood and pick up this nail-biter!

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Sonic Talk 63: “Let’s be Sonic Heroes!”

Another month, another (incredibly late) episode of Sonic Talk!

In this episode, we discuss Sonic’s appearance in OK KO!, and how he single-handedly caused the series to end (kidding). We also chat about Tangle and Whisper, a Mighty plush, Sonic #19,  Mario and Sonic 2020 Olympics arcade and much, much more! So what are you waiting for? RECENT topics?!! Hah! Like we’d do that!


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TSS Review: Tangle and Whisper Issue #1

While at Comic Con last week, I managed to grab a SDCC exclusive copy of Tangle and Whisper issue number one, The very first IDW spin-off mini series based on comic exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog characters. Written by Ian Flynn with art by Evan Stanley.

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Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #19

This week, we get to see the sun set and dark fall as the metal virus saga broaches even higher stakes!

The preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #19 has been released, and we’re reaching another major turning point! Sonic has reached Sunset City, where team Dark are currently trying to stave off another wave of infection. But with Sonic’s own infection getting worse and the sheer number of zombots not helping, how long can Sonic keep this up? And which of his allies also has their life on the line? Find out in “Crisis City”: part 1.

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(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Ryan Jampole
“Crisis City, Part 1”! Eggman’s reign of terror continues! Sonic races to help Team Dark rescue civilians from a major city, but his own metal virus infection is getting worse! Outnumbered, how long can Sonic outrun the inevitable? And who else will fall? A major cornerstone of the metal virus saga! One of Sonic’s most powerful allies falls victim to the disease, but who? Cover A by new-to-IDW Sonic artist Ryan Jampole!
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #19 is due out in comic stores and on digital platforms July 24th. Don’t be left in the dark, make sure you pick it up!

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Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #18

IDW gets ready for the summer with ever-encroaching dread!

The preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #18 has been released, and there’s a lot to pack into this continuation of the Zombot arc! Sonic’s already lost one friend to the Zombot invasion, and he’s rushing to save another. But with the Zombots already well spread in Cream’s village, will Sonic find himself down another very soon? Meanwhile, things aren’t going quite as planned for Eggman either as he’s losing control over his hoard. See how this starts going for him in “Victims”.

Sonic the Hedgehog #18
Ian Flynn (w) • Diana Skelly (a) • Jonathan Gray (c)
“Victims”! The infection spreads! Sonic’s already lost one friend to the spread of the virus and doesn’t want to see anyone else corrupted. When Cream the Rabbit’s town becomes the latest epicenter, Sonic races to help—but chaos has already started.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #18 is due out in all good comic stores and online July 3rd, which is tomorrow. If you want to catch the latest action, don’t miss out!

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IDW releases August Solicits for Sonic Comics

IDW has released covers and plot summaries for both Sonic the Hedgehog #20 and Tangle & Whisper #2. Check them out below!

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(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Evan Stanley

“Crisis City, Part 2”! When a powerful ally succumbs to the Metal Virus, Omega and Sonic stand alone against an infected city. And even if they can save the remaining civilians from the zombots, will they be safe from Sonic?

The conclusion of the Crisis City storyline, but not the Metal Virus saga!

In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Evan Stanley

If Tangle and Whisper know they’re being led into a trap, the imposter they’ve been chasing can’t get the drop on them, right? Who is this mysterious imposter, why is Whisper so adamant about taking him down, and will Tangle be able to help-or just get in the way? Find out in “Ambush”!

A new mini-series featuring two of the most popular Sonic the Hedgehog characters!
Tangle & Whisper are a classic odd-couple in this adventurous team-up!

In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
Each of these comics have alternate covers, which are currently unreleased. Be sure to stay tuned for future IDW Sonic news!

IDW’s Sonic comics sell out again

IDW has revealed that their latest Sonic comics have all sold out. Sonic #14, #15, as well as the recently released Sonic Annual have all sold out “at the distributor level.”

This comes as IDW’s Sonic comic has been entering its second major story arc, with a Tangle and Whisper mini-series on the way this summer. The latest issue, Sonic the Hedgehog #16, just released today.

Tangle And Whisper #0 Available Now And It’s Free

Those anxious for the first issue of Tangle and Whisper can get their first taste today courteousy of IDW comics. Tangle and Whisper #0 is available for free both online and at your favorite local comic store. The issue itself is a short preview of #1, but the best reason to buy it is if you’re new to IDW Sonic as it features a nice recap of the first year of the book. So why are you still reading this? I gave you a link! Go read the comic! Go drive to your local comic shop and nab a copy while you still can! Go! Continue reading Tangle And Whisper #0 Available Now And It’s Free

Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #15

On the brink of disaster this month…

The preview for the latest issue has been revealed, and it seems as if we’re drawing ever closer to the point of chaos! In Sonic the Hedgehog #15, Sonic and Amy are hot on the heels of Dr Starline after his first encounter with Sonic. Their attempt to infiltrate Eggman’s plans are disturbed by two skunks looking for revenge; Rough and Tumble are back in business! But with Eggman’s secret weapon nigh ready for release, how long with they stay safe? How long can Sonic stay safe, for that matter? This is “Patient Zero”.

Having finally come face-to-face with Dr. Starline, Sonic needs to learn more about this new threat. He and Amy investigate an old Eggman lair but find it less abandoned than they thought when Rough & Tumble return for revenge!
Sonic the Hedgehog #15
Cover A: Jack Lawrence / Cover B: Diana Skelly
Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #15 is out in all good comic retailers and digital platforms tomorrow, March 20th. Get down there and catch that comic fever!

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Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #14

Sonic’s getting a bit of cold reception in the latest issue!

The preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #14 has been released, and it looks like Sonic is on thin ice! In this issue, he and Silver have made their way to a frigid but active base off the back of a tip. When there though, they run into baddies both old and new; Metal Sonic and Dr Starline! How will the two hedgehogs handle this strange new team-up? And what of Eggman’s incubating evil scheme? Find out in this story!

Sonic the Hedgehog #14
Ian Flynn (w) • Tracy Yardley (a) • Lamar Wells (c)
A helpful tip leads Sonic and Silver to an abandoned Eggman base suddenly teeming with activity. As the two investigate the action, an old foe returns and a new foe comes face-to-face with Sonic for the first time…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #14 is out February 27th in comic stores and on digital platforms. That may be a bit later than what you were told, but you still won’t want to miss out on things heating up!

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Team Sonic Racing comic Gets a Plus Deluxe Turbo Championship Edition Reprint

IDW will be reprinting their comic book tie-in for Team Sonic Racing this May, complete with new content, to coincide with the release of the game. The reprint even has a special name, “Team Sonic Racing Plus Deluxe Turbo Championship Edition.” The new content will include a guide to the Wisp power-ups, a glossary Of Team Moves, a gallery of in-game tracks, and commentary from the tie-in’s writer, Caleb Goellner.

The original print run of the one-shot was originally slated to release alongside the game last fall, before the game was delayed. For whatever reason, the comic wasn’t also delayed, giving it the dubious distinction of being the first Sonic game tie-in comic to beat the release of its game by six months.

It’s currently unknown if the reprint will have a new cover. You can check out the original cover below!

The Knuckles comics were weird…and I loved them

When I was a kid, I had a special appreciation for media that didn’t talk down to me and tried to tell a good story with interesting lore and backstory. Knuckles the Echidna, a 32 issue monthly comic series from Archie Comics, did just that. Given Knuckles’ 25th anniversary, I thought it would be nice to revisit the comics in some way. I haven’t read them in some time (due in large part to their lack of easy digital availability) so I will be recounting my memories of the comic’s tone and themes somewhat vaguely and broadly. Hopefully, I will be able to do a deep dive into the comics in the future.

I had been reading Archie’s Sonic comics for a couple of years when the Knuckles the Echidna series got going. Knuckles was a character that got my attention before I was even exposed to his first game thanks to his cool design, his weird abilities, and most importantly his place in the story. Knuckles was that cool guest star character who only popped up occasionally, making his appearances feel special. He could not only could go toe to toe with Sonic himself, but often would, making him Sonic’s “rival,” at a time when that concept was still fresh to my young mind.

To me, Knuckles was the coolest Sonic character. I must’ve not been the only kid who thought that because Knuckles became pretty popular in the comics. His occasional appearances turned into regular back story appearances, which lead to a mini series, which finally led to a monthly ongoing…which was weird as all heck, but also very neat.

Enerjak, an all-powerful chaos-fueled being [Image Credit: Sonic News Network]
As I said before, the Knuckles series didn’t talk down to kids and tackled some subjects that most kids media didn’t put much focus on back then. The world had politics, including three distinct factions: the fanatical technophilic Dark Legion, the fascistic (and later racial minority) dingoes, and of course the citizens of Echidnapolis (who were predominantly echidnas, of course). The series even featured an entire arc devoted to the world’s politics and the tension building up between the factions. The comic also wasn’t afraid to deal with death and romance, going so far as to devote an entire three-issue story arc to Knuckles and Julie-Su’s budding love-life.

The comic also had a lot of backstory and lore. The tension between the Dark Legion and the citizens of Echidnapolis went back hundreds of years, to events involving Knuckles’ ancestors feuding over how technology should be used in echidna society. Before that, there was Enerjak, a power-mad entity created when one of Knuckles’ ancestors absorbed eleven of the island’s twelve chaos emeralds (yes, twelve) in an attempt to return Angel Island (called simply the Floating Island in the comics) to the planet. The series would often dive into this history to give the current day plot line a greater, more epic context, since the conflicts the comic covered often had roots going back centuries.

The comic had some echidna politics [Image Credit: Sonic News Network]
The comic also had loads of weird, often sci-fi concepts. The Dark Legion, who served as the comic’s primary villain faction, often sported loads of cybernetics to display their devotion to technology. These cybernetics could look kind of gruesome to me as a kid. Then there was the Brotherhood, a clandestine organization made up of Knuckles’ living ancestors, who as it turns out were inexplicably long lived, with the oldest being hundreds of years old at the start of the series (I’m not sure an explanation was ever given for that). The comic opened with the Dark Legion escaping from an alternate dimension known as the Twilight Zone, while the second arc focused on two dimensions holding the separate cities belonging to the echidnas and dingoes collapsing in on each other. Then there was Knuckles himself, who was genetically modified when his father, Locke, irradiated his egg with chaos energy to give him special powers.

So yeah, the comic was cool…and weird. Putting my childhood nostalgia aside, it was also flawed. The writing could feel stiff, and many characters often sounded like they were speaking with the same voice. The comic didn’t always make use of what should have been interesting plot revelations, such as when one member of the Brotherhood turned out to be a former leader of the Dark Legion.

This reveal did not have the emotional pay off one would expect: his son, who held a special hatred for the Legion, turned on him immediately, while the rest of the Brotherhood did not seem to express much emotional grief over their son/grandfather/great-grandfather/etc turning out to be a villain the whole time. We were also denied the satisfaction of a reunion between the Brotherhood and the man the Legionnaire replaced.

The lineage of guardians who protected the Floating Island, and later joined the Brotherhood. The living ones go all the way back Hawking, the one with the hat [Image Credit: Sonic News Network]
As I said before, its been a long time since I last read these comics. I don’t remember how pervasive the issues I mentioned above were, but they are there. As much as I enjoyed them as a kid, I couldn’t help but feel a bit…underwhelmed upon revisiting them.

That said, there’s still plenty about the comic that did age well. The interior art was mostly done by Manny Galan, one of the best artists Sonic comics have ever seen. He nails the look of a the comic’s characters and world perfectly, and his work is still a joy to look at. The comic also employed an interesting concept with its covers: each cover of the comic’s three issue story arcs could be combined together into a single image. These covers were mostly done by Sonic comic legend Patrick Spaziente, often depicting epic scenery and action.

The covers didn’t go together cleanly, but would often tell their own little stories. Here we have the arrival of the Dark Legion, a past tragedy from their formation, and the climactic present-day battle [Image Credit: Sonic News Network]
It’s kind of unfortunate these comics are so inaccessible in an age when nearly any comic can be bought online. This does, unfortunately, bring us to one of the reasons why I have difficulties going back to these books even when I do have access to my old copies: the Ken Penders lawsuit.

This is something I’d rather not get into right here, so I will keep it brief: I think every artist should be compensated for reprints of their work, and I wish Archie had worked something out with Penders to make that happen. I hope IDW does what they couldn’t. I also think that, by copywriting the characters he created, Penders effectively destroyed this comic’s legacy. Its characters will never be able to grace any Sonic comic continuity again. They have already faded into complete obscurity and they will never again be able to interact with the game characters they were created to flesh out. I think this is very unfortunate.

Though, in a sense, the Knuckles series being inaccessible does feel right to me. Back when the Knuckles comics were being made, I had difficulties getting ahold of them. My local book store didn’t carry them and the comic book stores that did kept going out of business. So to get them, I’d have to go to a Books-A-Million in Potomac, Virginia, which was an hourlong drive. I didn’t get to go often, but whenever I did and I got to see that Knuckles comic on the rack, it was always special. That reflects my feelings on the comic as a whole: special, memorable, and a series that will always evoke my childhood to me. I do hope inaccessibility does not become this series’ fate. So far as I’m concerned, it at least deserves more than this.

Maybe one day.

Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #13

There appears to be something incubating in the latest issue…

The preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #13 has been released, and it’s the start of something new and sinister! Sonic and his friends are returning to normalcy after the total defeat of Metal Sonic on Angel Island, but as our heroes go about their lives, the underground hive of villainy is not dormant for long. An old foe reemerges with a plan more diabolical than ever, but how are Rough and Tumble involved with the newest and most microscopic agent in the team? Find out in this issue!

Time for a break! Sonic can finally take some time to catch his breath, secure in the fact that the day’s been saved and his old greatest foe is… Wait. He’s gone?! What does that…? Well, that smells like trouble…
Bullet points:
The return of Rough and Tumble!
Sonic faces a new threat that kicks off year two with a bang!
Extra-length issue!
Sonic the Hedgehog #13–Cover A: Adam Bryce Thomas
Writer Ian Flynn
Art Adam Bryce Thomas
Colors Matt Herms
Letters Shawn Lee
FC • 36 pages • $4.99
Release Date: February 6, 2019

Sonic the Hedgehog #13 is out tomorrow, February 6th, in stores and online. Pick up the fever of new arc hype when you pick up the comic!

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Tangle and Whisper To Get Their Own Mini Series This Summer

Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf, two original characters from IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, will be going on their own solo adventure in a mini series coming this summer. These two characters will be the first non-game Sonic characters to get a mini series since Archie Sonic’s Princess Sally series back in 1995. The mini series itself will be the first Sonic comic mini series since Sonic Quest was printed in 1996.

The mini series was revealed in this month’s IDW solicits, which revealed an issue that will contain a sneak peak of the series, Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #0.

The mini series’ plot and creative team are currently unknown. The prequel comic is currently slated for April 24, 2019. We’ll be sure to bring you all the latest!

Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #12

The battle may be over but the war will surely rage on.

The preview has finally been released for Sonic the Hedgehog #12 and even as the arc ends it’s only building up the mystery! Sonic and his friends, after finally putting down Neo Metal Sonic, are in the process of clearing up and restoring Angel Island. But have they truly quashed the spirit of the metallic monster? And what else is lurking in the underground of villainy? This is “Battle for Angel Island”; part 4.

“The Battle for Angel Island,” Part Four.
The thrilling conclusion to the Battle for Angel Island saga! As Sonic and his friends work to restore Angel Island, two questions remain: is Neo Metal Sonic truly defeated, and what other trouble is brewing?
Sonic the Hedgehog #12
Cover A: Evan Stanley / Cover B: Gigi Dutreix
Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #12 will be on sale in comic shops and on digital platforms from January 16th. Don’t miss it if you want to see the fallout of Metal Sonic’s terror!

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Comic Previews: Solicitations for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #15 and the Sonic Annual Revealed

The excitement is spreading as much as the new bug in March’s story selection!

IDW have released the solicitations for the first lot of Spring, but not all of this new life is cute and cuddly! In Sonic the Hedgehog #15, after Sonic’s encounter with the enigmatic Dr Starline, he has to learn more about the new terror he’s unleashed. He teams up with Amy to start investigating an old base of Eggman’s, but things don’t go smooth when Rough and Tumble are involved!

Sonic the Hedgehog #15—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a)
“Patient Zero.”Having finally come face-to-face with Dr. Starline, Sonic needs to learn more about this new threat. He and Amy investigate an old Eggman lair but find it less abandoned than they thought when Rough & Tumble return for revenge!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Sonic the Hedgehog #15—Cover B: Diana Skelly
Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Diana Skelly (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine!
Bullet points:
– A major turning point in Season 2! Who will be infected?!

We also have more info on the Sonic Annual that was announced earlier! Want to read about Tangle and Whisper teaming up to save a friend? Sonic and Tails’ wacky hijinks when Sonic decides to be in the pilot seat of the Tornado? The gardening adventures of Silver and Blaze? Rouge the Bat doing her thing? Or even the start of the new Sonic Fan Club? Then this smorgasbord of talent is just for you!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019—Cover A: Sonic Team
Ian Flynn, James Kochalka, Evan Stanley & Gigi Dutrieux, Cavan Scott, and Caleb Goellner (w) • Jonathan Gray, Jack Lawrence, Jennifer Hernandez, Diana Skelly, and Evan Stanley (a) • Yuji Uekawa of Sonic Team (c)
In Sonic’s world, adventure awaits around every corner, but even the world’s fastest hedgehog can’t be at the center of all of it! Join Sonic and some of his coolest friends in adventures that show just how wonderful Sonic’s world really is.
In the lead story, the odd couple of Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf team-up to save a friend in need! Then Sonic and Tails take the Tornado for a spin, but is Sonic going too fast? Plus, Silver and Blaze slow down for a minute to go gardening, the Sonic Fan Club has their first official meeting, and Rouge the Bat hunts for treasure!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

As a little note, Sonic the Hedgehog #12 has been moved again, but only to January 16th, so expect the preview very soon. In the meantime, we will have more on all of these issues closer to their release. The tension is building, and the thrill is infectious!

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IDW Announces Sonic the Hedgehog Annual comic

IDW has announced that the Sonic comic will be getting its very first oversized issue next March with Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019. This 48-page comic is not only a first for the IDW series, but also the first oversized comic Sonic has starred in in over 18 years.

A big comic requires a lot of people to make and the list of creators for this comic is sizable. This issue will be featuring work from series veterans Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, Jennifer Hernandez, Jonathan Gray, Caleb Goellner, Diana Skelly, and Gigi Dutreix. The comic will also be introducing new creators from other IDW comics, including Jack Lawerence (Transformers: Lost Light), Cavan Scott (Star Wars Adventures), and James Kochalka (Johnny Boo).

In addition to all of these new creators, the comic will also feature a cover variant from veteran Sonic game artist Yuji Uekawa. Uekawa is best known for his work in the Sonic Adventure games, which introduced Sonic’s modern, green-eyed look. This cover will mark Uekawa’s debut in Sonic comics.

In a press release IDW gave exclusively to ComicBook.com, Uekawa gave his thoughts on IDW’s original characters, which are featured in his cover. “I am really happy to draw IDW’s original characters altogether with Sonic and his friends, as I had never imagined that I would draw these characters as official artwork. As with many IDW Sonic series fans, I personally love Tangle and Whisper, and I am very much looking forward to seeing their further adventures with Sonic, as well as seeing original characters in future issues!”

The other two variant covers will feature art from Hernandez and Nathalie Fourdraine.

The issue will cost $7.99, and the number of individual stories it will feature are currently unknown. Stay tuned for further details!

UPDATE: Sonic comic editor David Mariotte has confirmed that the comic will feature five stories:

A Tangle and Whisper story from Ian Flynn and Jennifer Hernandez.

A Sonic and Tails story from Caleb Goellner and Jack Lawerence.

A Rouge the Bat story from Cavan Scott and Diana Skelly.

A Sonic fan club story from James Kochalka and Jon Gray.

A Blaze and Silver story from Evan Stanley and Gigi Dutriex.

Check out Uekawa’s full cover below:

 

Comic Previews: Solicitation for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #14

Enemies finally show themselves in the latest revealed issue!

IDW has revealed its solicitations for February, and the intrigue comes to a head in the next instalment of the series! In Sonic the Hedgehog #14, Sonic is working with Silver again after a tip-off about a base that’s suddenly brimming with activity. But when they go to investigate, they get more than they bargained for when they encounter an old foe…and a new one who’s getting to meet them for the first time! Who are these villains, and how will they react to being disturbed by two of the most powerful hedgehogs out there? Find out in this issue!

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(W) Ian Flynn (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Nathalie Fourdraine
A helpful tip leads Sonic and Silver to an abandoned Eggman base suddenly teeming with activity. As the two investigate the action, an old foe returns and a new foe comes face-to-face with Sonic for the first time…
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
Final Orders Due: Jan 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

As always, we will have more information on this issue and more closer to the time of their release.

Speaking of, for those expecting Sonic the Hedgehog #12 tomorrow, this will no longer be the case due to the limited release schedule they have this month. You can instead look forward to the aftermath of the battle with Metal Sonic on January 9th 2019, and Sonic the Hedgehog #13 on January 30th. Not much longer to wait for more Sonic comic goodness!

Source: Previews World

Comic Preview: IDW Team Sonic Racing One-Shot

Team Sonic Racing may have been delayed to May next year, but there’s a little fuel in the meantime right now!

The full preview for the Team Sonic Racing comic has been released! In this one-off special, follow the antics of Sonic and his friends as they ride wheel to wheel with team Dark and give Eggman a drive for his money! What tricks does Eggman have up his sleeve to even the odds with the heroes…and what exactly does our new associate Dodon Pa want? Find out in this teaser for the game!

Written by: Caleb Goellner.
Art by: Adam Bryce Thomas.
Cover by: Adam Bryce Thomas.
Description: Sonic’s been taken to another world and entered into a race unlike any other! With a little help from his friends Tails and Knuckles, he’ll race to win the competition and get everyone home! But… Before that, check out a comics exclusive story straight from the world of Team Sonic Racing!
Pages: 40.
Price: $4.99.
In stores: December 5.

The Team Sonic Racing one-shot will be available in stores and on digital platforms on December 5th. Beat the cold by burning up the track to your store for it!

Source: Comics Continuum

Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #11

Things are getting even more out of control this month for Sonic and his friends!

The preview for the next issue of the IDW comic has been released! In Sonic the Hedgehog #11, Sonic, Knuckles and Shadow are once again keeping up the fight against Metal Sonic, now in his most powerful form. Can they overcome the odds and finally bring Metal Sonic down? Meanwhile, the rest of the resistance get an unexpected snag in their plans when the entire Egg Fleet rebounds and goes on the attack against them! There’s surprises abound in “The Battle for Angel Island”; part 3.

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley (CA) Jon Gray
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99
“The Battle for Angel Island,” Part Three! Sonic and Knuckles are on the ropes as their foe uses the power of the Master Emerald to become a far more formidable threat! Meanwhile, the rest of the Resistance faces off against the entirety of the Eggman Empire’s Fleet… but can they win?

Sonic the Hedgehog #11 is out on November 28th in stores and on digital platforms. If you need something to beat out the cold, the red hot action hurtling towards its conclusion is the perfect remedy!

Source: Graphic Policy

Sonic Talk 56: In Good Spirits

Oh…..My….God! An episode of Sonic Talk that’s up just days after being recorded rather than weeks?!! That’s insane!!

Join Jason, Alex, GX and our special-guest-maybe-new-fourth-chair Queen Misty Lakes as we discuss the latest games, Sonic’s upcoming movie and his cameo in Ralph Breaks The Internet. We also discuss the delay of Team Sonic Racing and how everyone in the Sonic Universe might have a slight cameo in Super Smash Bros Ultimate thanks to the new spirit mode. Listen in and join the fun!

Comic Previews: Solicitations for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #13 and IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 2 revealed

The battle for the island may be over, but the action isn’t taking a break here! The solicitations for the new year have been released, and things are already getting intriguing! Continue reading Comic Previews: Solicitations for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #13 and IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 2 revealed

Comic Previews: Solicitation for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #11 revealed

The end of the year approaches…but is it the end of the line for our heroes? IDW have released their solicitations for November, and the attack on Angel Island is ramping up! In Sonic the Hedgehog #11, Sonic and Knuckles are still facing off against the invading villain, but with the Master Emerald under his control he’s in position to overpower them with sheer force. Continue reading Comic Previews: Solicitation for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #11 revealed

Sonic Comics Coming To Nintendo Switch Via InkyPen

Fresh off the press from Gamescom 2018, Gamespot are reporting the announcement of InkyPen, a Nintendo Switch app that provide users the ability to read comics and graphic novels on their console, including Sonic comics!

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Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #8

A stealth early release, perfectly fitting for this new character.

IDW have decided to release Sonic the Hedgehog #8 early, and with that comes an early preview! In this issue, after the failed data capture in the Egg Fleet, Sonic is assaulting the Arsenal Pyramid. Silver is there to help him out, but there’s someone else inside the base. Why do they call them the guardian angel? And why are they so secretive to boot? You can find out here!

Sonic the Hedgehog #8
Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a & c)
Hush! You hear that? It sounds like Sonic’s racing off to another adventure and he’s not alone! But who is this “Guardian Angel” and why does everybody talk about her in a Whisper?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #8 is releasing tomorrow. Make sure to remember the early date so you can wolf down more Sonic comic content as soon as it comes out!

Source: Graphic Policy

Behind the Scenes of Sonic Mania Adventures With Tyson Hesse

Following the developer diary videos, the latest installment of the behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Sonic Mania universe focuses on the creation of the Sonic Mania Adventures shorts, narrated by director Tyson Hesse. Check out the video below!

Comic Previews: Solicitations for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #10 and Team Sonic Racing Revealed

That is, Team Sonic Racing the comic. Not the game. Maybe.

IDW have released their solicitations for October, and not only does it feature the next part of the climactic battle, it also features the official tie-in comic to Team Sonic Racing! And perhaps a little more than that…

In Sonic the Hedgehog #10, the resistance are working hard to liberate Angel Island from the vying claws of the Egg Fleet, with Tails and Amy leading the charge, but some heroes have a little more work to do. Blaze has to face off against an army all by herself, and she’s going to need some real fire power to do it! Meanwhile, Sonic and Knuckles are working together to take out a very powerful enemy, but will their combined efforts be enough? Find out in “The Battle for Angel Island”: part 2.

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(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley (CA) Adam Bryce Thomas
“The Battle for Angel Island,” Part 2. As Amy and Tails lead the Resistance fighters to free Angel Island from the Egg Fleet, Blaze must face an army all by herself. Meanwhile, Sonic and Knuckles find themselves face-to-face with a Super-powerful enemy. Will they be able to beat their foe, or will they just get beat?
The stunning second part of the first-year finale!
In Shops: Oct 24, 2018
SRP: $3.99
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Meanwhile the Team Sonic Racing tie-in comic, announced at SDCC, actually seems to be quite mysterious. We’ll get plenty of racing shenanigans that lead into the game, sure, but the plot seems to be the synopsis for the game as opposed to the comic. Do you want to see Sonic get himself out of a scrape in a strange world with the help of some fast cars and the superpower of teamwork? You might just be in luck!

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(W) Caleb Goellner (A/CA) Adam Bryce Thomas
Sonic’s been taken to another world and entered into a race unlike any other! With a little help from his friends Tails and Knuckles, he’ll race to win the competition and get everyone home! BUT! Before that, check out a comics exclusive story straight from the world of Team Sonic Racing!
Leads into the upcoming game, Team Sonic Racing, available Winter 2018!
Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails team up in this exciting adventure!
Special extra-long one-shot!
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Whether you want to see a test of power or prefer some red hot speed, it looks like October will have you covered! We will have more info on both of these issues closer to their release.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Comic Preview: IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #7

Who’s ready for a good ol’ helping of spoilers today?

The full preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #7 has been revealed after SDCC has been and gone, and what it reveals is quite the doozy! In this issue, Sonic wants to bring the badniks down at the heart of operations after the mystery of Mr Tinker is somewhat cleared up. But if Sonic thought it would be easy, he’d be mistaken; there’s more brewing under the surface, and other powerful enemies set to make their move. This is “Meet the New Boss”.

Sonic the Hedgehog #7
After the dramatic events of the last two issues and the secret of Dr. Eggman, Sonic races off to shut down the organized Badniks at the source. Unfortunately, there’s more at play than Sonic has realized—and more powerful players…
Ian Flynn (w) • Adam Bryce Thomas (a) • Kieran Gates (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #7 is due to release tomorrow. If you want to be the ultimate Sonic comic fan, you won’t want to miss this one!

By the way, if you don’t want comic spoilers, you may want to leave the preview until you get the comic…

Source: Comic Crusaders