IDW has been teasing us with glimpses into what a Classic Sonic book for years now, but next January we're finally going to be getting something meaty, centered on a most unexpected character: Fang the Hunter is getting a mini series!
That's right, the purple jerboa that SEGA barely acknowledged for decades until this year is going to be the focus of IDW's first proper lengthy Classic Sonic comic! The series will be written by Ian Flynn, with art by Mauro Fonseca, and is set to start in January. It'll feature Fang, Bean and Bark on the hunt for the mysterious 8th chaos emerald, alluding to the extra emerald that appeared once in Sonic the Fighters (Bean and Bark's first appearance), before disappearing in the annuls of Sonic lore forever. Until now. Maybe. Probably not, I'm sure this is a wild goose chase.
In any case, check out the covers and solicitation below. The covers are by (from left to right) Aaron Hammerstrom, Mark Hughes, and Mauro Fonseca.
Long have legends swirled of the mysterious and fantastic power of...the eighth Chaos Emerald! At least, that's the rumor Fang the Hunter has heard. And he's going to track this treasure down with a little help from his gang, Bark the Polar Bear and Bean the Dynamite! First stop: that Chaos Emerald expert himself, Sonic the Hedgehog!
The first Classic-era Sonic the Hedgehog miniseries from IDW featuring the jerky jerboa from Sonic Superstars: Fang the Hunter! A Fang 30th anniversary special event!