Previews: Sonic Universe #82 and Sonic Super Digest #15

We’re going across time and space for the long awaited conclusion this month!

It’s been nearly three months since the last preview came out, and as a treat this one is a double whammy going into two separate time directions at once!

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First up, Comic Book Resources has the preview for Sonic Universe #82, and the conclusion’s set to reach new heights! Silver’s finally about to face up to the Second Devourer…but he’ll a job given that he’s only a metre tall. Can the combined abilities of Professor Von Schlemmer and Gold the Tenrec give him that edge he needs to win the battle? And with timey wimey heavily involved, who knows what the eventual ending will even be! This is “The Silver Age”; part 4.

STORY BY: Evan Stanley
ART BY: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash
COLORS BY: Matt Herms
LETTERS BY: Jack Morelli
COVER BY: Evan Stanley, T. Rex
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: Jan 13th, 2016
ENTER THE FINAL FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE! “The Silver Age” part four: The finale to Silver’s latest adventure! Silver simply doesn’t have the might to stop the creature menacing his time. Maybe the combined brain power of Gold and Prof. von Schlemmer can help! It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight for the fate of the future with a shocking ending you’ll never see coming-even if you’re psychic! Featuring cover art by the “Silver Age” writer herself, Evan Stanley, plus a special “Movie Poster Variant” by the terrific T. Rex!

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And secondly, Newsarama deliver a preview of Sonic Super Digest #15, along with a brief interview with editor Vincent Lovallo. Not only does it keep the pattern of reprinting the latest and greatest stories in a handy pocket format, this particular issue delves into the past as we examine the origins of the sea-faring tough guy, Razor the Shark. You asked for it, and they delivered with “Castaway”.

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Sonic Comic Origins continues this month with an ALL-NEW story featuring Razor the Shark! This never-before-seen tale showcases an EXCLUSIVE back-story to the underwater side of the new Sonic Comic universe with one of the most popular new characters to debut in the series! It’s a real splash this month in Sonic Super Digest! Plus, don’t miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics’ 20+ year history as Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Race into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring super duper cover art from Tyson Hesse and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms & Various
Cover: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 1/13
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Both of these issues are due out tomorrow, January 13th. With these officially back on the schedule, this should hopefully mean a return to normal routine, so expect the previews to swing back into full force within the next fortnight!

Sources: Comic Book Resources, Newsarama

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #278

This month could be called the month of sand and stone.

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Newsarama has got the preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #278. First up, Sonic, Antoine and Big are in Shamar to get another Gaia Key for their quest by helping another guardian, but the threatening Egg Army is on their tail! The local Freedom Fighter team are on hand to help…but there’s something that strikes deja vu about them. This is “Face of the Enemy”: part 1. Then, We continue our look at the mission for the last Chaos Emerald as Bunnie and Cassia square off, cyborg to cyborg. Alignments and perspectives clash in “Hidden Costs”: part 2.

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SONIC’s planet-wide chase CONTINUES!”Face of the Enemy” Part One: Sonic, Antoine and Big head to Shamar to rescue another Gaia Key Guardian! They’re calling in the reinforcements and getting some help from the local Freedom Fighters-but will that really be enough to get past the fearsome Egg Army? Then, in “Hidden Costs” Part Two: Get ringside seats to Bunnie vs. Cassia. It’s the can’t-miss Cyborg fight of the century! Featuring cover art by jamming Jamal Peppers and a “Maniacal” variant By CG artist Rafa Knight!
Script: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #278 CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Elaina Unger
Sonic the Hedgehog #278 CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 11/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sonic the Hedgehog #278 is out next Wednesday. Make sure you don’t let your opportunity go like sand through your fingers! Or stones through your fingers, that’d just be painful.

Source: Newsarama

Preview: Sonic Universe #81

Kick off the Sonic Stadium celebrations with…uh, something completely unrelated to the Sonic Stadium celebrations.

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It’s time for a glimpse into the fictional and real futures once again as Comics Alliance brings us a preview for Sonic Universe #81. Silver, Von Schlemmer and Gold have been captured by the council, and the first two are guinea pigs for their plans. But all that cold, ruthless scientific research may not stack against the evil might that their experiments bring forth! Gold’s past and connection to this utter disaster is put under the spotlight, but it’s on Silver’s shoulders to save their future. This is “The Silver Age”; part 3.

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SILVER FIGHTS for his FUTURE in “The Silver Age” Part 3: Silver is at the mercy of the heartless council, but their cold nature is nothing compared to the evil then unleash! Gold’s mysterious past is now revealed, as well as how it’s tied to the current calamity. Will it be up to Silver to save his future once again? Featuring cover art by long-time Sonic Comic artist, Tracy Yardley and a “To the Future” variant by newcomer Adam Bryce Thomas!
Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #81 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #81 CVR B Variant: Adam Bryce Thomas, Terry Austin & Steve Downer
On Sale Date: 10/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

Sonic Universe #81 is due for release next Wednesday. And don’t think this is going to pass by without mentioning that Silver and Von Schlemmer have a fitting Marty and Doc dynamic going on considering that all of the Back to the Future events became our past about two days ago. Great Scott, it was their plan all along!

Source: Comics Alliance

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #277

We may be on the plains, but this mission won’t be plain-sailing.

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After a much longer gap than anticipated, Sonic the Hedgehog #277 is officially right around the corner, and Comics Alliance has the preview for it! In the first story, Sonic, Sally and Bunnie have met up with an old face with a brand new coat of paint; Lupe the Wolf! While taking on another Super Badnik, find out how they know her…and what they don’t know about her that links into the Shattered World Crisis, in “Thunder, Rain and Lightning”. Then, Sally, Nicole and Bunnie have picked up the track of the last Chaos Emerald needed, but the problem is that it’s right in the thick of Egg Boss Clove’s territory! What tricks and traps will the team encounter, and what is the deal with Clove, Cassia and their army? Uncover a bit about it in “Hidden Costs”; part 1.

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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!
Script: Ian Flynn & Aleah Baker
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman
CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Rick Bryant and Ben Hunzeker
CVR B Variant: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 10/21 | 32-page, full color comic | $3.99 U.S.

Sonic the Hedgehog #277 is officially released in stores and digitally next Wednesday. However, with the original release date having been October 14th, the Sonic comic app had it available accidentally for a short period of time. If someone tells you they’ve already bought it, that’s probably why. Don’t worry, you haven’t missed out!

Source: Comics Alliance

Preview: Sonic Universe #80

This month’s issue is going deeper down the rabbit hole, complete with mysterious voices.

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Newsarama has released the preview for Sonic Universe #80 as the mystery continues to unfold. Silver and Von Schlemmer are now a (not quite close) team, but Schlemmer’s efforts to propose a solution to the council fall on deaf ears. Why do they not want to hear it? To make matters worse for Silver, a voice starts calling out to him, which is bound to drag him even further into this mess. Can Silver and co. get to the bottom of this mystery before it gets them? Find out in “The Silver Age”: part 2.

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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!
Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracey Yardley, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 9/23
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

Sonic Universe #80 is due out this Wednesday. As those Bits might say, “01000100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01101101 01101001 01110011 01110011 00100000 01101111 01110101 01110100 00100001”

Source: Newsarama

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #276

We may be in the ice cold, but the action’s gonna be red hot!

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The Shattered World crisis is back into full swing with Sonic the Hedgehog #276, and Comic Book Resources has the preview for it. Sonic, Chip and Rotor are up in Artika to retrieve another Gaia key to reunite the pieces of the world, but they’re going to come across a bit of an ice block when Egg Boss Tundra gives the team a particularly chilly reception in “Cold Hearted”. While this is going on, Eggman has restarted his Dark Gaia energy-gathering operations for his grand scheme, but before anything else he needs to find his weapon of terror, Metal Sonic. How will he fare when he’s forced to traverse the treacherous to do this? Find out in “Back in Business”.

STORY BY: Ian Flynn
ART BY: Adam Bryce Thomas, Terry Austin
COLORS BY: Gabriel Cassata
LETTERS BY: John Workman
COVER BY: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Steve Downer
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: Sep 9th, 2015
The BLUE BLUR IS BACK from the events of “WORLDS UNITE” and ready to save the world! In “Cold Hearted,” Sonic embarks on a quest through the arctic to find and recover the all-important Gaia Keys! Collecting them all is essential for fixing the shattered world. It’s a pretty chill mission until Egg Boss Tundra steps in to put the freeze on Sonic’s plans! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman is “Back in Business” as he braves the unknown to find his most treasured killing machine Metal Sonic! Featuring cover art by newcomer Adam Bryce Thomas plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Sonic the Hedgehog #276 is due out this Wednesday. Don’t get cold feet if you want to get the issue!

Source: Comic Book Resources

Preview: Sonic Boom #11

Sonic Boom is ending with more meta madness than ever in its final issue!

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It feels like yesterday when we announced that Sonic Boom would be getting a monthly comic, but we’ve reached the final issue and Comic Book Resources has the preview of it. Sonic Boom #11 sees Eggman become frustrated with his usual fare of robotic warfare, so he decides to hire Kyle the Gorilla to aid him. But this may not be the greatest idea if the help doesn’t exactly want to help! Can Eggman turn the situation to his advantage? This is “Eggman Gets a Gorilla”.

STORY BY: Sam Sandak Freiberger
ART BY: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant
COLORS BY: Matt Herms
LETTERS BY: Jack Morelli
COVER BY: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, Steve Downer
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: Sep 2nd, 2015
Follow up after the “WORLDS UNITE” crossover with a BOOM in this EXPLOSIVE eleventh issue! “Eggman Gets a Gorilla”: When Dr. Eggman’s regular robotic enforcers just can’t cut the mustard, he hires some additional help! (Because, seriously, how hard is it to cut mustard?) Introducing the mighty, Kyle the Gorilla! Is he really the next APE wonder of the world? Or will Sonic get yet another reason to point and laugh? You’ll be pointing and laughing too-but in a good way! Featuring cover art by rising star Diana Skelly plus a “BOOMTASTIC” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Sonic Boom #11 is due out this Wednesday. Start September out by sending off Sonic Boom’s monthly series for the last time!

Source: Comic Book Resources

Preview: Sonic Universe #79

Let’s literally do the the time warp again!

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There’s a new arc to behold in Sonic Universe #79, and Comic Book Resources has the preview for it. Silver’s future may not be haunted by a fire god any more, but an Orwellian future isn’t so peachy either. Especially not when he’s pulled into the thick of a conspiracy going on that’ll prove perilous to our hero! See how Silver first got involved with the Genesis Portal shenanigans that were so pivotal to Worlds Unite in “The Silver Age”: part 1.

STORY BY: Evan Stanley
ART BY: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash
COLORS BY: Matt Herms
LETTERS BY: Jack Morelli
COVER BY: Evan Stanley
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: Aug 26th, 2015
SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter: ”The Silver Age”: Part One – Silver the Hedgehog’s future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe! Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Sonic Universe #79 is due to be released this Wednesday. If there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’ll be ahead of our time!

Source: Comic Book Resources

Preview: Mega Man #52 (Worlds Unite part 12)

After three months, we’ve finally hit the end of the line of the second comic crossover!

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It’s time for the final weekly song and dance as Worlds Unite wraps up for its finale! Comics Alliance recaps the events of the prior issue, has one last chat with Vincent Lovallo (amongst which is a confirmation that Sonic Universe’s upcoming Silver Age arc is a prequel to the prologue that leads into Worlds Unite) and contains the last preview for this 12+ issue event. Desperate times have called for desperate measures as Sonic and Mega Man have gone super, but even in this form Sigma may prove a challenge. On top of that, reality itself is falling to pieces with the Genesis Portal abuse! It’s going to take some super-powered teamwork, and perhaps some evil maniacs’ sabotage, to end Sigma’s threat for the last time! This is “Worlds Unite”: part 12.

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Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: T. Rex
Variant Cover: Reilly Brown
Covers Unite Variant (12 of 12): Ben Bates
The ALL-NEW Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel comes to a chaotic close with “Worlds Unite” Part Twelve: The grand finale to “Worlds Unite” sees our super-powered heroes Sonic and Mega Man face off against the evil Sigma in his final, most lethal form! If that wasn’t enough, the Genesis Portal-ravaged reality is falling apart and time is running out to fix it! You don’t want to miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest crossover event of the year! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS ‘N’ GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Featuring cover art from the legendary T.Rex, a special “SUPER-POWERED” variant by Reilly Brown and the final part of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
On Sale Date: 8/19 | 32-page, full color comic | $3.99 U.S

Mega Man #52 is due to come out this Wednesday. Pick it up if you want to see how this entire debacle concludes in its explosive ending!

Source: Comics Alliance

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #275 (Worlds Unite part 11)

Enjoyed the week long respite? Because this train’s got no brakes now.

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It’s that time again, folks. Comics Alliance has their usual recap of the previous issue, an interview with Vincent Lovallo (this time on the recruiting choices and Sticks’ general weirdness) and a preview for Sonic the Hedgehog #275. We’re finally at the story’s climax as the multi-universe spanning heroic army, led by Sonic, Mega Man and Mega Man X, have been gathered together for the first time and are now launching their final no-holds-barred attack on the increasingly powerful Sigma! Have they managed to bring themselves together in time to stop him, or is his power just too great? Find out in “Worlds Unite”: part 11. This issue is a double length issue, which can mean extra story time, a reprint of past events or both at the same time, we’ll find out on the day. It also comes in six different variants, so you may want to decide which ones you want beforehand!

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Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR A REG: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR B Wrap-around Variant: Edwin Huang
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR C Wrap-around Variant: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR D Wrap-around Variant: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin and Steve Downer
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275 CVR E Wrap-around Variant: Rafa Knight
Covers Unite Variant (11 of 12): Ben Bates
CELEBRATE 275 ISSUES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG with his good buddy Mega Man and the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, BILLY HATCHER, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, MONSTER HUNTER and more in this DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE! “Worlds Unite” Part Eleven: It’s pan-dimensional pandemonium as the unified army begins their attack on Sigma! Sonic, Mega Man and X lead an all-star roster of heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes in an all-out assault against the villainous robot from the future! Will they be enough to save all their worlds, or has Sigma already become a god? Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Lamar Wells, Tracy Yardley, Rafa Knight and part 11 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates! Don’t miss the penultimate chapter to the biggest crossover event in Archie Action history!
On Sale Date: 8/12 | 48-page, full color comic | $4.99 U.S.

Sonic the Hedgehog #275 is due out next Wednesday. As a milestone issue of the main Sonic comic, it’d be madness to miss this one!

Source: Comics Alliance