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!

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275
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

Covers and Solicitations for Sonic #275, Sonic Universe #78, Sonic Boom #10, Mega Man #51 and More

The ante is upped as we roll into the summertime!

Comic Vine has a collation of all the solicits from Archie in July, and we’re on the last bulk batch of instalments for Worlds Unite already! To close out act 2, Mega Man #51 sees our heroes fight against the Mavericks while Sigma has seized control of the Genesis Portals. The only solace for our weakening force is Sticks bringing in back-up, but something tells me the cross-over only gets more cross from here! This is “Worlds Unite: part 8”.

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MEGA MAN #51
IS ALL LOST?! The evil Sigma unleashes an unstoppable army in “Worlds Unite” Part Eight: Sonic, Mega Man and X lead the unified army against Sigma’s horde of resurrected Mavericks! Sigma has now taken command of the Genesis Portals, threatening to fuse together even MORE worlds! With our heroes’ time and strength running out, Sticks returns with reinforcements—and you’ll never believe who she recruited! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from Sonic rising star Diana Skelly and part 8 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Mega Man #51 CVR A Reg: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Mega Man #51 CVR B Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Gabriel Cassata
Epic Poster Variant (pt 8 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

Act 3 begins with Sigma starting to use to portals to take over all worlds, with our expanded roster starting to band together to take on his menace. This means more franchises coming into play to help! But danger is still imminent as Sigma turns his attention to elsewhere in “Worlds Unite”: part 9.

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SONIC UNIVERSE #78
The third and final act of the EPIC SONIC/MEGA MAN CROSSOVER EVENT begins here! “Worlds Unite” Part Nine: Sigma has begun his conquest of ALL the worlds. Now it’s up to Sonic, Mega Man and X to unify those worlds AGAINST Sigma! It’s a “who’s who” of SEGA and Capcom heroes answering this important call to arms! But with Sigma still active on the unified world, he turns his gaze upon those left behind..! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS ‘N’ GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from “Worlds Collide” penciling star Jamal Peppers and part 9 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
SONIC UNIVERSE #78 CVR A REG: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
SONIC UNIVERSE #78 CVR B Variant: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
Epic Poster Variant (pt9 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The next part continues the efforts to bring in even more heroes from more worlds, expanding out into even more franchises. But there’s something that they seem to be overlooking; Xander Payne is unchecked, and who knows what Eggman and Wily are up to. Find out in “Worlds Unite”: part 10.

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SONIC BOOM #10
The SONIC/MEGA MAN Crossover event explodes beyond the worlds of just our two blue heroes! “Worlds Unite” Part Ten: Sonic, Mega Man, X and Sticks continue to rally heroes from across the wide expanse of the SEGA and Capcom universes! Who will be brave and join the unified assaulted against Sigma? PLUS with all of the heroes busy, who’s keeping an eye on the malicious Xander Payne and Evil BFFs Drs. Eggman and Wily? The villains MUST be plotting something now—but what? Featuring the worlds of VIEWTIFUL JOE, GOLDEN AXE, BREATH OF FIRE, PANZER DRAGOON, BILLY HATCHER, MONSTER HUNTER and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from Reilly Brown and part 10 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
SONIC BOOM #10 CVR A REG: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
SONIC BOOM #10 CVR B Variant: Reilly Brown
Epic Poster Variant (pt10 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

For the last main part of the July selection, things all come to a head when the heroes army take Sigma and his legion of future bots head on, across multiple universes and dimensions. But is Sigma too much for them all now? This landmark issue is extra-sized, so on top of the regular 20-page story that is “Worlds Unite”: part 11, there will be more features to celebrate Sonic reaching another 25-issue milestone in his extensive run!

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275
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!
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
Epic Poster Variant (pt11 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 8/12
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

For the last book revealed for Worlds Unite, we have another Battles side-feature. This time the focus is on Sonic and there’s a slew of fights to be had! Sonic runs through Sonic Lost World again (which hasn’t happened in continuity yet just to stress) to take on the Deadly Six, Knuckles dukes it out with the still villainous Break Man (a team which was teased with Proto Man in the Worlds Collide promo material but didn’t really happen in-story), and Sticks, as the main female protagonist on the Sonic side, gets ready to rock against Roll…but why?

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SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1
ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special! There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! Twelve issues just isn’t enough to contain all the frantic action of “Worlds Unite!” The action spills over into this second special stand-alone issue where an all-star cast of creators bring you an extraordinary all-action issue! Watch as Sonic battles the Deadly Six, Knuckles throws down with Break Man, and Sticks… goes after Roll?! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant cover art from Roger and Idalia Robinson, and a special wrap-around sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstars Evan Stanley & Jamal Peppers!
SCRIPT: Joel Enos, Ryan Jampole, Aleah Baker
ART: Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, Terry Austin, Rachel Deering and Elaina Unger
SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley, Jamal Peppers, Phyllis Novin and Ben Hunzeker
SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR B Sketch Variant Cover: Evan Stanley and Jamal Peppers
SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR C Variant Cover: Roger and Idalia Robinson
On Sale Date: 7/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

Stepping away from the crossover, but still not done with universe hopping quite yet. In the latest Sonic Saga to be released, volume 8, we’re revisiting the conflict between the Freedom Fighters and the Suppression Squad of yesteryear. It’s all hands on deck as both make assaults onto each others’ worlds, and there’s even a few surprise combatants thrown into the mix!

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SONIC SAGA SERIES 8: HEDGEHOG HAVOC! (TR)
The hit SONIC SAGA graphic novel series returns! This volume collects Sonic’s struggle against the villainous dopplegangers from the twisted mirror world of Moebius! The Suppression Squad already conquered their world, and now they’re out to conquer Sonic’s! Leading them is Sonic’s evil double, Scourge! How can our heroes overcome—literally—themselves? It’s an uphill battle as the forces of darkness throw their lot in with the Eggman Empire. Dr. Eggman adds insult to injury when he creates a Metal Scourge to join Metal Sonic! And when Sonic and Amy take the fight to Moebius, everything goes wrong! All this plus bonus stories tying into the SEGA games! Collects select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #s 190 – 193.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash
Cover: Tracy Yardley and Jason Jensen
978-1-61988-969-9
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
112 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/29

And finally, a bit of a wind down with Sonic Super Digest #13. No new stories this time, but the digestible format is convenient for new readers once we know which stories will be reprinted this time around.

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SONIC SUPER DIGEST #13
Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! 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! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art from Sega and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!
Script: Ian Flynn & Various
Art: Various
Cover art provided by Sega
On Sale Date: 8/5
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

And that’s already pretty much the end of Worlds Unite! Next month will see the Sonic comic go back to the regular story (although part 12 is Mega Man so that will be included one last time). We will have more information on all the comics closer to release.

Source: Comic Vine