Read the Conclusion of the Sonic Frontiers: Convergence Comic

The second part of the official Sonic Frontiers prologue has dropped, leaving fans with the perfect cliffhanger to excite them ahead of the release of the latest Sonic video game on November 8.

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Read the First Chapter of the Sonic Frontiers: Convergence Comic

It only got announced last week, but already the first part of the official Sonic Frontiers prologue comic, Convergence, has been published. You can read it right here to get a sense of the journey that Sonic, Tails, Amy and Eggman take that leads to their situation at the start of the Sonic Frontiers video game.

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Two-Part Sonic Frontiers Prologue Comic, ‘Convergence’, Releasing Digitally Next Week

SEGA has just announced a brand new digital comic that will be released to promote the upcoming release of Sonic Frontiers. Titled ‘Sonic Frontiers: Convergence’, the two-part comic series will begin this coming Tuesday, with the official Sonic channel revealing the ‘book’s cover art today.

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Mecha Knuckles, Sigma, and Other IDW Sonic Panel Reveals from SDCC 2022

It’s still San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, and while the guy in the Sonic mascot suit couldn’t make it to the IDW Sonic panel, our own Shigs could, and he brought back a few tidbits from upcoming issues and the series Q&A.

Representing IDW were Daniel Barnes (writer), Adam Bryce Thomas (artist), Michael Cisneros (licensing), Gigi Dutreix (artist/writer), and David Mariotte (editor/writer). The crew thanked fans for helping them make it to the landmark Issue 50, and teased that the next several issues will deal with the fallout from the events of 50, starting with the cast escaping Eggman’s city. Introducing the upcoming Scrapnik Island series, the panel offered concept art for the battered bots Mecha Knuckles and Sigma. The slightly diminutive Mecha Knuckles acts as “Guardian” of the island (like his fuzzy counterpart). He wields a mace, Adventure 1 and 2’s shovel claw, and Knuckles’ three-star hat from the anime OVA. Sigma was introduced as a green E-Series robot in the style of Gamma and his “brothers.” Worse for wear with an Eggbot arm and flat caster for his right foot, he still towers at his full height over both Sonic and Dr. Eggman.

The panelists also gave a reminder that the Tails 30th Anniversary special is in the works, and includes some villains from Tails’ classic game history (previously revealed to include Wendy Witchcart from Tails Sky Patrol). They showed off some of the previously shared cover art for this special, the upcoming 2022 annual, and issues 51 and 52:

The Q&A focused on a handful of topics, and unsurprisingly, the series’ original characters were on everyone’s mind. Whisper will be returning in the next series arc, and they’re continuing to discuss story plans for her and Tangle next year. Surge and Kit, the fakers we found in Imposter Syndrome and Issue 50, were originally planned for early in the series, but SEGA preferred not to introduce that many new characters that quickly, which ultimately gave Dr. Starline more time to develop as a character. Instead, the panel noted that the Metal Virus Arc gave them an opportunity to see exactly how far they could push the core Sonic cast emotionally, something that really endeared Cream with Barnes.

For those curious about the effort needed to put together an IDW issues (and why we get more “we have notes” situations than other previous Sonic comics), the panel explained that all issues have to go through Sonic Team, meaning that they also have to be translated into Japanese as well. It’s roughly a three month process for each issue. Prior to Q&A, Cisneros also noted that the direction of the comic is intended to be welcoming to new fans “at any time without 30 years of canon to go through.”

Finally, outside of the panel, the Comic art team worked on putting together a sweet Sonic mural featuring members of the game and comic cast:

While this panel didn’t quite give us a vision of the comic’s future after the big 50 milestone, it’s exciting to see more unique ways for the games’ extended cast to work back into stories. The 2022 annual is expected to launch next month, with Scrapnik Island to follow in October.

Once again, thanks to Shigs for his great coverage of the show!

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Classic Villains Return in IDW’s Scrapnik Island Mini-Series & Tails’ 30th Anniversary Special

If you’re looking for some October spookytimes, IDW will be introducing a new Sonic 4-issue mini-series from Daniel Barnes, Jack Lawrence, and Nathalie Fourdraine. As reported by ComicBook.com, Scrapnik Island is set to “tell a really creepy and atmospheric story with a vibe that Sonic fans aren’t normally used to,” describes Barnes.

Among the classic enemies Sonic and Tails will scrap with is Mecha Knuckles, the silver, hex-eyed doppelganger from Sonic Advance, this time sporting Knuckles’ iconic treasure hunting hat.

Meanwhile, classic Tails and a truly classic baddie return (as do Ian Flynn, Aaron Hammerstrom, and Reggie Graham) for Tails’ 30th Anniversary Special this November. The special will pit Tails against the forces of Wendy Witchcart, the main boss of the Japanese Game Gear’s Tails’ Sky Patrol. An obscure character indeed, but not the first time she’s shown up in comics (she had a brief place in late-era Archie). The placeholder cover art seems to suggest the adventure will take Tails and his far less relevant buddy back to Flicky Island (which isn’t an especially Tails-heavy game, but I’m all in favor of revisionist history).

Thanks to Josiahblaze for the tip over on Discord!

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IDW Sonic Panel Returns to San Diego Comic Con

It’s been a rough few years due to the pandemic, but things seem to slowly be going back to normal. Since 2020, the San Diego Comic-Con has been an online event only. Now, it’s finally back to a live event with many of its popular panels returning, including a Sonic presentation from IDW. The panel, “Sonic the Hedgehog: 50 Way Past Cool Issues and Counting!” will be hosted on Sunday, July 24th from 10:30-11:30 am PST. Here are all the panel details straight from the San Diego Comic-Con website.

IDW’s Sonic The Hedgehog comic book reaches its 50th issue this summer, a mind-blowing face-off with Sonic and Tails facing their twisted counterparts, Surge and Kit. IDW editor David Mariotte, artists Gigi Dutreix and Adam Bryce Thomas, and writer Daniel Barnes provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a milestone and tease what’s next for the Blue Blur!

I’ll be there to cover the panel along with any other Sonic news coming out of Comic-Con. If permitted, I may even be covering the panel live here on the Sonic Stadium!

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IDW Sonic’s Free Comic Book Day Issue Now Available At Participating Comic Stores

Today’s the day, IDW Sonic fans! Modern Sonic is back for Free Comic Book Day 2022 with a brand new story meant to serve as part of the lead up to issue 50. The story features Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles in a new adventure!

Both US and international fans can find participating comic book stores here. The comic features writing by Ian Flynn and art by Adam Bryce Thomas.

For those of you who can’t make it, don’t worry: a digital copy should be officially available in a few weeks on Amazon via Comixology! This was the case last year, anyway.

We’ve got the cover and synopsis below, but first, a brief PSA: although the comics are free, stores do need to pay for them. So if you can, try to buy something while your there! Maybe a comic, graphic novel, or manga. Lumberjanes, Atomic Robo and Mamo are personal favorites of mine! Invincible is also great if you don’t mind a lot of gore.

Anyway, on to the cover and synopsis:

Sonic’s racing into a brand-new adventure with his best buds (and co-stars of the hit new movie) Tails and Knuckles by his side! But Sonic’s not the only super-speedster in town . . . Get caught up with everything you need to know about Sonic’s evil counterpart Surge before she and Sonic go head-to-head in the epic issue #50, a story years in the making!
Exclusive Original Material
Rating: All Ages

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SEGA Does Not Consider Team Dark to be “Teammates or Friends,” According to Flynn

Team Dark may have been a consistent team for years in both the games and Archie comics, but they no longer exist as anything but an out-of-unverse brand, according to IDW Sonic and Sonic Frontiers writer Ian Flynn. When a fan asked Flynn on his podcast what kind of base Team Dark would have, Flynn answered they wouldn’t have a base, because SEGA does not consider them a team.

“Team Dark isn’t a thing. It’s an out-of-universe brand, apparently. They are not a unit, they are not even friends,” Flynn said, “They don’t do mission things together unless the story has them doing it.” He want on to state his belief that Team Dark makes the most sense out of all of the teams (aside from the Chaotix), and that he doesn’t like this.

You can find the answer on his latest podcast, embedded below. The answer starts at 10:20.

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Solicitations and Covers Revealed for IDW Sonic’s 50th Milestone Issue

After well over a year of build up, we are finally reaching IDW Sonic’s 50th issue. The issue is scheduled to release just a day before Sonic’s 31st anniversary, on June 22. Curiously, while the issue’s listed price is $7.99, double the comics usual price, one of the covers has a list price of $3.99.

Check out the solicit and the two released covers below. The primary cover features art by Yui Karasuno, who has frequently done art for Sonic Team in the past. The retail incentive cover was drawn by Nathalie Fourdraine. A currently-unrevealed third cover will feature art by the comic’s lead writer, Evan Stanley. This issue will be written by Ian Flynn, and feature interior art by Adam Bryce Thomas.

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Sonic Team (Yui Karasuno)

Sonic the Hedgehog #50 is here! To celebrate, this issue features two Sonics! And two Tails! Wait… One of them is green… And the other has tails made out of water?! Imposters! And they’re working with Dr. Starline?! After assembling a squad of bad guys, kidnapping Belle, starting a forest fire, and causing chaos in Central City, Starline is finally ready to unleash his monstrous imposters: Surge and Kit! Will his meticulous planning be enough to defeat Sonic and Dr. Eggman? The throne is only big enough for one!

In Shops: Jun 22, 2022

SRP: 7.99

via PreviewsWorld and Tails Channel

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Preview Pages and Story Titles for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Pre-Quill Comic Released

We’re just a week away from the release of IDW’s Sonic 2 prequel comic, and you all know what that means: preview pages!

Courtesy of Apple Books, the fist three pages of the comic have been released. The pages are drawn by Adam Bryce Thomas and feature writing by Keil Phegley. In addition to the pages, we also got the titles for all five stories: Hedgehog Day Afternoon, Always Bet on Red, Mushroom With a View, The Secret of My Distress, and Two For the Road. If I had to guess, “Mushroom With a View” will be the Robotnik story that had input from Jim Carrey.

The comic will be available next week, on March 23!

You can check out the preview pages and comic synopsis below:

Catch up with Sonic and friends-if you can-in this exclusive prequel to 2022’s most anticipated family film! Life is good in Green Hills for Sonic the Hedgehog . . . maybe too good. He’s starting to get bored, and when Sonic gets bored, things become a lot less boring for everyone else-fast! Quicker than you can say “Chili Dog,” the Fastest Thing Alive is saving the day and causing all sorts of chaos along the way! Plus, new and returning characters starring in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film take the lead in stories of their own! 

via Apple Books Store Page

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Sonic 2 Movie Pre-Quill Comic to Have Story Spearheaded by Jim Carrey

So, we’ve known about that Sonic 2 movie “Pre-quill” comic for a little while now, and the comic’s writer Keil Phegley has dropped a few new interesting details. The comic will have 40 pages with five stories focusing on different characters from the movie. Among those stories will be a Robotnik-centered one, featuring contributions by none other than character’s actor himself, Jim Carrey.

It is important to note that Phegley’s exact words for Carrey’s contribution was “spearheading.” Carrey does not have a writer’s credit in the comic solicitation.

The comic will hit comic stores on March 23rd for $6.99, and will feature art by Tracey Yardley!, Adam Bryce Thomas, and Evan Stanley. Quite an all-star time for a Sonic comic! It will feature stories set between the two movies. Check out the full solicitation below:

Catch up with Sonic and friends-if you can-in this exclusive prequel to 2022’s most anticipated family film! Life is good in Green Hills for Sonic the Hedgehog . . . maybe too good. He’s starting to get bored, and when Sonic gets bored, things become a lot less boring for everyone else-fast! Quicker than you can say “Chili Dog,” the Fastest Thing Alive is saving the day and causing all sorts of chaos along the way! Plus, new and returning characters starring in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film take the lead in stories of their own!

In case you missed it last month, here’s the cover!

via Keil Phegley’s Twitter

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Sonic 2 Movie Tie-In Comic has a Cover and Synopses

If you’re looking forward to Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel, IDW will be publishing a one-off special to take place between the two movies. Per the issue’s solicitations via comicreleases.com, it will hit stores around March 23, with Kiel Phegley writing, and Thomas, Yardley, and Stanley on art. The solicitations also provide the issue’s synopsis:

Catch up with Sonic and friends—if you can—in this exclusive prequel to 2022’s most anticipated family film! Life is good in Green Hills for Sonic the Hedgehog . . . maybe too good. He’s starting to get bored, and when Sonic gets bored, things become a lot less boring for everyone else—fast! Quicker than you can say “Chili Dog,” the Fastest Thing Alive is saving the day and causing all sorts of chaos along the way! Plus, new and returning characters starring in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film take the lead in stories of their own!

Tails’ Channel reported on the cover of this upcoming one-off special:

This is not the first promotional special IDW has put out. In 2018, the publisher released a one -shot book promoting Team Sonic Racing prior to the game’s release. This is the first time, however, IDW is tackling a Sonic franchise branch outside of the world of the games.

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Whisper Gets a Lunar New Year Variant in Latest Forces Mobile Event

We don’t always report on every Sonic Forces: Speed Battle event, mostly because there are a LOT of them; however, this seems like an occasion worth mentioning, so let’s have at.

The current in-game event celebrating Lunar New Year features a new variant of IDW-favorite Whisper:

Lucky Whisper’s event runs until February 3, and she’s unlocked the standard event way: by completing missions and collecting 300+ cards across that time. Lucky Whisper’s boost item replaces her hover with a new “Golden Boost.”

While it has become common for guest characters like Pac-Man or Hello Kitty to join Sonic Dash, or for Sonic characters to get special event variants in both Dash and Speed Battle, this marks the first time a character who doesn’t originate from Sonic games to get a special variant version. Here’s hoping for an Arbor Day Tangle this Spring.

Source: Sonic News Network

Thanks to Dodger24848 for the tip!

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Sonic Returns to Free Comic Book Day in 2022 With New Story

It has been confirmed by FCBD and IDW that Sonic will be getting a comic featuring an original story for next year’s Free Comic Book Day, which will be on May 7. Earlier this year, Sonic returned to the event after a multi-year absence, and this announcement confirms that that wasn’t a one-off.

Unlike Sonic’s previous FCBD outing, however, this one will take place in IDW’s primary Sonic universe. It will feature writing from Ian Flynn, cover and interior art by Adam Bryce Thomas. The story will directly tie into the comic’s larger ongoing story leading into issue 50.

The synopsis is as follows:

Sonic’s racing into a brand-new adventure with his best buds (and co-stars of the hit new movie) Tails and Knuckles by his side! But Sonic’s not the only super-speedster in town… Get caught up with everything you need to know about Sonic’s evil counterpart Surge before she and Sonic go head-to-head in the epic issue #50, a story years in the making!

Check out the cover below:

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Preview Released for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #46

IDW have released the full preview for Sonic the Hedghog #46, and we’re still on the road to the big 5-0. It may still be early on but it looks like our heroines are already hot under the collar! After a forest fire breaks out under mysterious circumstances, Amy, Tangle, Jewel and Belle need to put their heads together to work out how to save the people and animals in time. But can they do it without letting the friction get to them, and will we get more of an idea what’s lurking out of sight? Find out in “Trial by Fire”; part 2.

(W) Evan Stanley (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Ryan Jampole
The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE long adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.
This is not a drill! In “Trial by Fire,” part two by Evan Stanely, forest fire threatens the ecosystem and the campers-luckily, Amy, Tangle, Jewel, and Belle are there to help! The Heroines must overcome their differences and work together to save the day.
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #46 is due out in all good outlets on October 27th. If you want to keep up with the countdown to the showdown, make sure you don’t miss it!

Source: Major Spoilers

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Ian Flynn Consulting on Sonic Prime

We’ve known for a little while that Sonic comics scribe Ian Flynn has at least been informed about Sonic Prime’s production since before it was publicly announced. We now have a better idea as to the extent of his involvement in the show’s production, thanks to a tweet by Man of Action writer and artist Duncan Rouleau.

He confirmed that Flynn has been consulting on the project and “has been invaluable.” This confirms that, at the very least, Man of Action is actively seeking input from creators who have experience with the franchise. Here’s hoping that bodes well for Sonic Prime’s quality!

Sonic Prime is being produced by Man of Action and Wildbrain, and is expected to hit Netflix sometime next year. Thanks goes to Alex Hedgefox over on our Discord server for the news tip!

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Preview Released for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #45

IDW have released the full preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #45, and we’re on the road to a big milestone for the comic…quite literally in this case! Amy is taking Tangle, Jewel and Belle on a well-needed girls-only break. But peace and tranquillity aren’t on the cards as tensions run high, and a tarot reading from Amy only exacerbates the situation with some very unsettling outcomes. Can the girls settle things down before this fiery situation gets out of hand? This is “Trial by Fire”; part 1.

(W) Evan Stanley (A/CA) Evan Stanley
The ROAD TO #50 starts here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE long adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.
ROAD TRIP!!! The girls; Amy, Jewel, Tangle, and Belle, are heading off on a well-deserved camping trip. Between Dr. Eggman, Dr. Starline, and the Deadly Six, life has been a bit stressful, so they hope rest and relaxation will bring them some peace. Unfortunately… tensions are high and Amy’s fortune card readings leave everyone feeling confused. Can the girls extinguish the awkwardness before it burns out of control? Find out in “TRIAL BY FIRE,” part one by Evan Stanley.
In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #45 is out October 13th at all good digital and physical comic suppliers. Pack your bags, because we’re officially on the road to #50!

Source: Previews World

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Sonic & Tails Race in Action in Sonic Colors Ultimate’s Web Comic

The second part of Sonic Colors Ultimate’s promotional web comic has been released. You can check it out below:

This appears to be the end of this little project. What did you think? Would you like to see more Sonic web comics from SEGA?

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Full Preview Released for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #43

The preview has been released for Sonic the Hedgehog #43! Sonic and the restoration efforts are backed against the wall as the Zeti set their sites on the headquarters! Can they fend them off long enough for aid to catch up, or will the Deadly Six finally claw something for themselves? And just what is happening while this is going on? This is “Zeti Hunt”: part 3.

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Thomas Rothlisberger
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VS. SIX DEADLY ZETI! Who will win the battle?! Find out in the action-packed “Zeti Hunt,” part three! It’s all hands on deck as Sonic and friends struggle to defend the newly rebuilt Restoration HQ from the Deadly Six.

Sonic the Hedgehog #43 is released tomorrow, September 1st. Make sure you pick it up, things are going to be ramping up pretty soon!

Source: Major Spoilers

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SEGA Releases Sonic Colors Web Comic UPDATE: Now in English!

It looks like Sonic Colors Ultimate is getting more than just a web series: Sonic’s Japanese Twitter account has released a three page web comic! At the moment, the comic is only available in Japanese, but Kazuyuki Hoshino has confirmed that an English translation will be released soon. This web comic is considered “episode 1,” so there will be more.

We’ll be sure to update this post with the English translation when it becomes available! Until then, check out the web comic below:

UPDATE: We’ve now got English pages!

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Surge the Tenrec and Kit the Fennec: IDW’s ‘Imposter Syndrome’ Miniseries’ New Characters Revealed

The names of the mysterious new characters in IDW’s Sonic spinoff ‘Imposter Syndrome’ has been revealed, thanks to the publication of an advance preview magazine showcasing the upcoming miniseries. Say hello to Surge the Tenrec and Kit the Fennec.

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IDW’s Sonic FCBD Teases Upcoming Mini-Series

If you caught this year’s Free Comic Book Day issue of IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog, it featured a panel noting the the upcoming clash between Dr. Eggman and Dr. Starline, and significantly, an upcoming 4-part mini-series titled “Sonic: Imposter Syndrome.”

Comic Sonic is no stranger to impersonators across his many series, but hey, maybe this series will address his conflicts with insecurity and self-worth. Why are you really running Sonic? As fast as you are, you can’t run away from yourself.

Source: @IDWSonicNews on Twitter

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How Many Worlds Are Canon? Ian Flynn Says Don’t Worry About It

Giving new meaning to “Worlds Unite.”

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Full Preview Released for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #42

The full preview has been revealed for Sonic the Hedgehog #42, and if you thought this would be a straightforward scrap you can think again! Zavok has reunited with the rest of the Deadly Six and they’re out to cause mayhem. Jewel, now leader of the Restoration, has brought in Sonic, Tails and the Chaotix to interfere with their fun and stop the destruction! But they’re not the only wedge in the works; Dr Starline has taken fascination in a certain puppet, and him learning the secrets of the Tinker creations would be no fun for anyone! This is “Zeti Hunt”; part 2.

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Priscilla Tramontano
Zeti Hunt, part two! Now that Zavok has his pack, it’s time for them to make a big move. But Jewel the Beetle, newly appointed Restoration leader, has called on Sonic, Tails, and the Chaotix to run interference. Will they be able to stop the Zeti and make it home in time for spaghetti!?
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #42 will be available from all good comic retailers tomorrow, July 21st. If you want to make sure you’re up to date with the building mystery (and maybe even watch some lovable detectives get into shenanigans), give this issue a look!

Source: Comic Watch

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IDW Sonic 30th Anniversary Comic Con Cover Brings Back PAL Mega Drive Nostalgia

As if we needed any more reason to be excited about IDW’s Sonic 30th Anniversary comic, we now have a high quality version of the one-shot comic’s cover artwork. And it beautifully references the PAL box art of the original Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog box art.

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Sonic’s Way Past Cool Comic Legacy

Sonic’s legacy in comics is almost as old as his legacy in games. From 1991 onward, Sonic’s stories have been depicted in sequential art, from one-shots to decades-spanning series. From a little promo comic to IDW, and with three different series from three different companies running at the franchise’s height of popularity in the 90s, the breadth and length of Sonic’s comic legacy is nearly unmatched in the video game space.

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Preview Released for IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary One-Shot!

As if everything announced for Sonic’s big 3-0 already wasn’t enough, IDW have released the preview for the special one-off issue celebrating the Blue Blur’s birthday!

This special packs three stories in its pages! First up is the tried and true Chaos Emerald hunt in “Seasons of Chaos”; when the Chaos Emeralds suddenly crop up in random places, it’s up to Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Mighty and Ray to gather them all up before the bad guys can get a hold of them. But this is an anniversary special, so you know it won’t be just Eggman and Metal Sonic’s faces they run into!

Speaking of whom, the second story turns the spotlight onto the old man himself, since it’s also his birthday! But how does a despicable man like Eggman celebrate his birthday? His Badniks may be the only ones with the answer to that! This is “Dr Eggman’s Birthday”, written by The Babysitters Club author Gale Galligan.

And finally, the third story…is being kept secret for the preview! We know it’s being written by the McElroy Brothers, but you’ll have to read the comic to find out what goes on. Let’s hope it doesn’t drive you up the wall!

(W) Ian Flynn, Gale Galligan, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy (A) Aaron Hammerstrom, Reggie Graham, Mauro FoNSEca, Thomas Rothlisberger
After 30 years of going fast, it’s time for fans to celebrate the speediest hedgehog of all time! It’s an unbelievable birthday celebration for Sonic the Hedgehog with his first Classic Sonic special!
First, in “Seasons of Chaos” by longtime Sonic scribe Ian Flynn and artists Aaron Hammerstrom & Reggie Graham, Sonic goes on an adventure from pleasant spring valleys to wintry wonderlands in search of the Chaos Emeralds. But Sonic’s not alone, with a little help from his friends Miles “Tails” Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel, they’ll race, fight, and fly their way to victory against the baddest of baddies!
Then, in “Dr. Eggman’s Birthday”, the vile, villainous Dr. Eggman takes center stage in a story written by New York Times bestseller Gale Galligan (The Babysitters Club)! And how does the bad doctor celebrate the occasion? Only his Badniks know for sure…
Finally, in “TITLE TBD”, XXXXXXXX! Written by the hosts of My Brother, My Brother, and Me, The Adventure Zone, and New York Times bestsellers, the McElroy Brothers!
Grab a slice of chili dog cake and don’t get left in the dust on the most way past cool book of the year!
In Shops: Jun 23, 2021
SRP: $8.99

The Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special is out tomorrow, June 23rd, just in time for the big day. This bumper pack of goodies makes the perfect accompaniment to the Birthday celebrations, so make sure you get your copy!

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Preview Released for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #41

IDW are continuing the steam for Sonic’s 30th birthday, as the newest batch of previews they’ve released includes Sonic the Hedgehog #41! In the start of a brand new arc, The Deadly Six are still at large and causing havoc. Both Sonic and Eggman are on their tail, and the Chaotix have even been brought in by Jewel to help stop the monsters! But they’re not the only ones after them; Zavok, pride wounded, wants to enact revenge, and getting the band back together is just the first step! This is “Zeti Hunt”; part 1.

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Adam Bryce Thomas
The Deadly Six are still on the loose and attacking towns. Jewel the Beetle recruits Sonic’s friends the Chaotix to find and stop the monsters, but Zavok is looking for his minions, too-he’s angrier than ever and wants to reunite. The Chaotix will have to act quickly to outsmart the Deadly Six!
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #41 is out in all good comic retailers tomorrow, June 16th. Keep the celebrations going, make sure you don’t miss the start of a new action-packed story, and pick this one up!

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IDW’s Giving Away Trades, Games, and a Custom PS5

Finally, a PS5 that looks presentable!

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Previews released for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #40

The latest previews have been revealed by IDW, and this issue concludes Eggman’s diabolical testing. Tangle has managed to suss out the trap tower, and has jumped in to save Sonic, Tails and Amy from the most dangerous hybrid robots in Eggman’s twisted arsenal. Can they escape the tower in one piece? And what of Belle, who has her own ghouls to face when she comes across an old…”friend” from her past? This is “Test Run”; part 4.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #40
Tangle to the rescue! The brave lemur has jumped into the battle to save Sonic, Amy, and Tails from falling victim to Dr. Eggman’s latest experiment. Belle has a different kind of battle when she comes face-to-face with an old friend. Will the gang be able to escape unharmed? Find out in Evan Stanley’s epic conclusion to “Test Run”!(W) Evan Stanley (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: 6/9/2021
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #40 is due to be released in all good physical and digital retailers tomorrow, June 9th. With important revelations guaranteed to be around the corner, you won’t want to miss this explosive conclusion!

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Patrick Spaziente Returns to Sonic Comics With New Cover, “Just the Tip of the Iceberg,” says Ian Flynn

The retail incentive covers for IDW’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special” have been revealed, and they’ll mark the return of a legend: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziente, once one of the most prolific Sonic artists around, is returning! The cover is reminiscent to Spaziente’s Sonic Archives covers:

Spaziente isn’t the only legend doing a cover though, as Tyson Hesse is doing the special’s other retail incentive cover:

According to Ian Flynn, longtime writer of the Sonic comics, Spaz’s return “just the tip of the iceberg,” for IDW’s 30th anniversary plans. Yesterday, IDW itself revealed that they had a major announcement in store early next month.

What does IDW have in store for us? Stay tuned!

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What Could SEGA Announce At Sonic’s 30th Anniversary Livestream Event?

Finally. We’ve all waited nearly six months for a morsel of information on what SEGA may be planning to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th Anniversary. For a character best known for his lightning-fast speed, updates have been almost-controversially slow. But yesterday, SEGA revealed a special livestream taking place on May 27th focusing on Sonic announcements and news. So, what could they have lined up?

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IDW’s Got Another Big Sonic Announcement Coming in Early June

News is great, ain’t it? We‘ve got a lot of that today. As the headline says: IDW has something “big” to reveal early next month. The reveal came via a tweet, in response to Sonic trending in the aftermath of the announcement of Thursday’s Sonic Central event.

Given the company already regularly does Sonic mini series, Sonic annuals, and has already revealed their upcoming Free Comic Book Day and Sonic 30th Anniversary issues…something “big” would probably need to be something beyond all that.

Given how scant the news is, I’ll venture to speculate…that something “big” would likely be a new monthly series, or a new mini series/limited series that goes beyond the scope of the previous mini series. I hesitate to speculate much further than that, lest I get people’s hopes up, but I would personally love to see them revisit previous Sonic comic continuities, though I certainly wouldn’t bet on this.


Early June is less than a week away, so we’ll know soon enough. 

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Preview Released for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #39

After missing out the April window, the full preview for Sonic the Hedgehog has finally been revealed, and things are twisting even further in this tower of terror! Sonic, Tails and Amy are still trying to make their way out of Eggman’s elaborate trap, but the further they get the more diabolical tests they’re subjected to. Meanwhile, Tangle and Belle are still trying to assist from the outside. What they don’t know is that they’ve managed to get control of the tower, and that’s just making things worse! This is “Test Run”; part 3.

(W) Evan Stanley (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Abby Bulmer
Report: Test subjects S, A, and T are responding very well to experiments. Proceeding to phase three.
Sonic, Amy, and Tails are still stuck in Eggman’s evil tower and being subjected to his increasingly crazy tests. It doesn’t help that Tangle and Belle have unknowingly begun controlling the tower and are making it impossible for their friends to escape! Everyone’s limits are pushed as they try to make it out in time in “Test Run,” part three!
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #39 is out in all good comic retailers tomorrow, May 12th. With the recent attention the IDW cast have gotten, now would be a good time to catch up on their perilous exploits!

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Do the Chaos Emeralds Have a Canonical Origin? Ian Flynn Can’t Tell Us

Do you know who created the Chaos Emeralds? Chaos? Solaris? Dark/Light Gaia?

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IDW Showed Some Interior Art From their Sonic 30th Anniversary Book

At their Wondercon 2021 panel, IDW showed some interior art from the book. Check it out in the gallery below:

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