Covers and Solicitations for Sonic the Hedgehog #277, Sonic Universe #80 and More Released

Listen out for the cry of the wolf…and robot minions?

Arcade Sushi has an exclusive advance look at September’s Sonic comic offerings, and it looks to be quite wild! In Sonic the Hedgehog #277, Sonic and the Freedom Fighters on the hunt for one of Eggman’s Super Badniks, and they’re assisted by none other than old SatAM supporting character Lupe! But what exactly lies under the sheep’s clothings, and how does destroying the Super Badnik help in the restoration of the world? Find out in “Thunder, Rain and Lightning”. Meanwhile, Sally and Bunnie are on the trail of the last Chaos Emerald they need, but it’s in the territory of Egg Boss Clover the Prongfoot! Discover they’ll attempt to get it out in “Hidden Costs”.


Script: Ian Flynn & Aleah Baker
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman
Sonic the Hedgehog #277 CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Rick Bryant and Ben Hunzeker
Sonic the Hedgehog #277 CVR B Variant: Tyson Hesse
SONIC TAKES THE LEAD in the race to fix the planet! “Thunder, Rain and Lightning”: Sonic and the team link up with Lupe to destroy one of Dr. Eggman’s super badniks! How does this tie into fixing the shattered world? And just what secrets does Lupe keep? Then, in “Hidden Costs” Part One, Sally and Bunnie hunt down the final Chaos Emerald—which is in the heart of Egg Boss Clove’s forbidden territory! Featuring cover art from jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “BATTLE!” variant from Sonic comics all-star Tyson Hesse!
Ship Date: 9/30
On Sale Date: 10/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sonic Universe #80 continues the great conspiracy of the future! Silver’s still out to shut those Genesis Portals alongside Professor Von Schlemmer, but the plan they formulate is being refused to be heard by the council that can put it in action. Why would they turn deaf ears to an end to the danger? And it doesn’t help that Silver’s hearing a voice that no-one else can! Let’s hope Silver can uncover the mystery before he’s driven to madness or, worse still, death! This is “the Silver Age”: part 2.


Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracey Yardley, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
Sonic Universe #80 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #80 CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight
The FUTURE is in DANGER, and only Silver the Hedgehog can make things right! “The Silver Age” Part Two: Silver has teamed up with Prof. von Schlemmer and they have a plan for stopping the Genesis Portals! This seems like the solution everyone’s been waiting for—but why doesn’t the Council want to hear it? The mystery deepens as a voice calls out to Silver—a voice that only he can hear! Will our unlikely heroes uncover the conspiracy, or die trying? Featuring cover art from the Sonic comic master Tracy Yardley and a CHAOS CRISIS variant by Rafa Knight!
Ship Date: 9/9
On Sale Date: 9/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

Next up, a new graphic novel has been announced, and we’re revisiting the debut of the Werehog! Sonic the Hedgehog GN #4: Control brings back to Sonic and the team’s efforts to secure a Chaos Emerald and fight off a slew of Super Badniks. Along they way, they encounter Mighty, Ray and their mentor Moss, cross the angry path of Egg Boss Thunderbolt the Chinchilla, and they end up a man down temporarily as Sonic learns to control his unleashed side. Relive the ensuing carnage with the collection of “Control” and “Ambushed”.


Script: Ian Flynn, Benjamin Bailey, Joey Esposito, Eric Esquivel
Art: Tyson Hesse, James Fry, Jamal Peppers, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Things are about to get a little HAIRY! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! One of the most beloved video game icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! It’s Sonic—UNLEASHED! The corrupting energies of Dark Gaia have infected our heroic hedgehog, transforming him into the fearsome WEREHOG! It’s up to his old buddies Mighty and Ray to tame the savage beast! And the race for the Chaos Emeralds grows direr as the Freedom Fighters fight for their lives against the fearsome E-100 killer robots! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4: CONTROL collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #264-267.
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/30

Finally, we go to a more calm side of things with a new one-off book! The Art of Sonic the Hedgehog Comics looks more at the artsy side of the creative process. Not only does it have galleries with regular and variant covers, but artwork from across various Sonic titles over the years, and a glimpse behind the scenes looking into the step-by-step process of making the pictures you see month by month. Certainly one to get if you’re keen on the creative aspects of the comic!


Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Patrick Spaziante, Ben Hunzeker and various
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is the single longest-running video game-inspired comic book series ever! With over 400 issues and over 20 years of adventures, the artists on Sonic comic books have created thousands of pages of show-stopping artwork. Join us in a parade of visual splendor as we revisit the finest pieces of art to come from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SONIC UNIVERSE, SONIC BOOM and all the other Sonic titles you’ve come to know and love over the years, featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the artists and their work, including sketches, pencils and stage-by-stage break-downs of your favorite true blue artwork, plus an extensive variant cover gallery! No Sonic fan will want to be without the dazzling works of PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE, TRACY YARDLEY, BEN BATES, JAMAL PEPPERS, JENNIFER HERNANDEZ and many, many more!
8 1/4 x 11 1/4″
304 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7

We will have more information on all of these comics closer to their release date. No doubt you’ll be howling when that happens!

Source: Arcade Sushi


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