Comic Previews: Solicitations for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog #15 and the Sonic Annual Revealed

The excitement is spreading as much as the new bug in March’s story selection!

IDW have released the solicitations for the first lot of Spring, but not all of this new life is cute and cuddly! In Sonic the Hedgehog #15, after Sonic’s encounter with the enigmatic Dr Starline, he has to learn more about the new terror he’s unleashed. He teams up with Amy to start investigating an old base of Eggman’s, but things don’t go smooth when Rough and Tumble are involved!

Sonic the Hedgehog #15—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a)
“Patient Zero.”Having finally come face-to-face with Dr. Starline, Sonic needs to learn more about this new threat. He and Amy investigate an old Eggman lair but find it less abandoned than they thought when Rough & Tumble return for revenge!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Sonic the Hedgehog #15—Cover B: Diana Skelly
Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Diana Skelly (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine!
Bullet points:
– A major turning point in Season 2! Who will be infected?!

We also have more info on the Sonic Annual that was announced earlier! Want to read about Tangle and Whisper teaming up to save a friend? Sonic and Tails’ wacky hijinks when Sonic decides to be in the pilot seat of the Tornado? The gardening adventures of Silver and Blaze? Rouge the Bat doing her thing? Or even the start of the new Sonic Fan Club? Then this smorgasbord of talent is just for you!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019—Cover A: Sonic Team
Ian Flynn, James Kochalka, Evan Stanley & Gigi Dutrieux, Cavan Scott, and Caleb Goellner (w) • Jonathan Gray, Jack Lawrence, Jennifer Hernandez, Diana Skelly, and Evan Stanley (a) • Yuji Uekawa of Sonic Team (c)
In Sonic’s world, adventure awaits around every corner, but even the world’s fastest hedgehog can’t be at the center of all of it! Join Sonic and some of his coolest friends in adventures that show just how wonderful Sonic’s world really is.
In the lead story, the odd couple of Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf team-up to save a friend in need! Then Sonic and Tails take the Tornado for a spin, but is Sonic going too fast? Plus, Silver and Blaze slow down for a minute to go gardening, the Sonic Fan Club has their first official meeting, and Rouge the Bat hunts for treasure!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

As a little note, Sonic the Hedgehog #12 has been moved again, but only to January 16th, so expect the preview very soon. In the meantime, we will have more on all of these issues closer to their release. The tension is building, and the thrill is infectious!

Source: Newsarama

IDW Announces Sonic the Hedgehog Annual comic

IDW has announced that the Sonic comic will be getting its very first oversized issue next March with Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019. This 48-page comic is not only a first for the IDW series, but also the first oversized comic Sonic has starred in in over 18 years.

A big comic requires a lot of people to make and the list of creators for this comic is sizable. This issue will be featuring work from series veterans Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, Jennifer Hernandez, Jonathan Gray, Caleb Goellner, Diana Skelly, and Gigi Dutreix. The comic will also be introducing new creators from other IDW comics, including Jack Lawerence (Transformers: Lost Light), Cavan Scott (Star Wars Adventures), and James Kochalka (Johnny Boo).

In addition to all of these new creators, the comic will also feature a cover variant from veteran Sonic game artist Yuji Uekawa. Uekawa is best known for his work in the Sonic Adventure games, which introduced Sonic’s modern, green-eyed look. This cover will mark Uekawa’s debut in Sonic comics.

In a press release IDW gave exclusively to ComicBook.com, Uekawa gave his thoughts on IDW’s original characters, which are featured in his cover. “I am really happy to draw IDW’s original characters altogether with Sonic and his friends, as I had never imagined that I would draw these characters as official artwork. As with many IDW Sonic series fans, I personally love Tangle and Whisper, and I am very much looking forward to seeing their further adventures with Sonic, as well as seeing original characters in future issues!”

The other two variant covers will feature art from Hernandez and Nathalie Fourdraine.

The issue will cost $7.99, and the number of individual stories it will feature are currently unknown. Stay tuned for further details!

UPDATE: Sonic comic editor David Mariotte has confirmed that the comic will feature five stories:

A Tangle and Whisper story from Ian Flynn and Jennifer Hernandez.

A Sonic and Tails story from Caleb Goellner and Jack Lawerence.

A Rouge the Bat story from Cavan Scott and Diana Skelly.

A Sonic fan club story from James Kochalka and Jon Gray.

A Blaze and Silver story from Evan Stanley and Gigi Dutriex.

Check out Uekawa’s full cover below: