Archie delays upcoming Sonic comics again, doesn’t solicit Sonic for May

Fans of Archie’s Sonic comic series will be waiting awhile longer to get their next Sonic comic fix. According to the website Previewsworld, which posts solicitations for upcoming comic books, the next issues of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe have been delayed again to April and beyond.

Sonic the Hedgehog #291, originally scheduled for late January before being delayed to March 1, then March 22, is now arriving in stores April 26. Sonic Universe #95 will be shipping on April 12, three whole months after the last issue. Of course, these delays have also affected subsequent issues, with Sonic #292 shipping on May 24 and Sonic Universe #96 shipping on May 10.  The solicitations for the remaining issues have yet to be altered, but they will no doubt be changed eventually to reflect these delays.

Today, it seems even these dates may not be set in stone; while in the past Archie has re-solicited delayed comics, their recently released May solicits did not feature any Sonic comics, new or old.

Things have been rocky for Archie’s Sonic comics these last few months. In addition to these delays, subscriptions for the comics became (and remain) unavailable, which we first reported back in January. The exact cause of all this remains unclear, as Archie staff have remained mum throughout all of this.

Sources: Comic Vine, Previews World

Solicits for Sonic the Hedgehog #294, Sonic Universe #97 and More Revealed

Wait, what? Read on and prepare…to get even more confused.

Yes, after what happened last week, Archie have actually released new solicits for April. We’ll cover the solicits themselves first, then provide an update on the whole situation after.

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Updated: Archie Sonic Comics Very Likely Cancelled

After over 24 years in a near-continuous run, it appears there are some very strong signals that Archie’s Sonic the Comic is set to be cancelled in the near future. Following phone calls from multiple parties, including members of our own SSMB to Archie’s subscription office, we have learned that they are not taking any more subscriptions pending more information.

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Comic Preview: Sonic Universe 94

It’s almost time to weigh anchor in the arc finale this week!

The preview for Sonic Universe #94 has been released, and things just keep getting deeper for the Chaotix! They’ve managed to get themselves into the heart of an ancient temple with their pirate captors and the hostage. This temple warns of an fearsome power being inside…and Captain Shellbreaker is on the verge of finding it!

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Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #293, Sonic Universe #96, Sonic Mega Drive: Overdrive #1 and More!

March is looking to bring a whole plethora of new Sonic content!

The solicitations for March have been revealed, and there’s a slew of stuff to get through! First up, in Sonic the Hedgehog #293, Sonic is with Honey on the set of a strange parody of Sonic’s antics, ‘Sonic Man Heroes’.

Continue reading Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #293, Sonic Universe #96, Sonic Mega Drive: Overdrive #1 and More!

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #93

There’s suspicion and scheming on the seven seas in the last Universe issue of the year!

The preview for Sonic Universe #93 has been released, and the Chaotix are still trying to find a way out of the mess they’ve managed to get themselves into! As they’re still scoping the ship and crew for opportunities to escape, there’s more to explore of the captors’ pasts, and loyalties are brought to breaking point.

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Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #292, Sonic Universe #95 and Sonic Super Special Magazine #14

It’s a Freedom Fighter extravaganza in time for the end of Winter! The solicitations for February 2017 have been revealed, and it’s very much a big month if you’re a Freedom Fighter fan! First up, Sonic the Hedgehog #292 has Sonic out for a run around the Westside Island, but he’s not just doing it for fun; he’s on a mission for an unknown person! Continue reading Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #292, Sonic Universe #95 and Sonic Super Special Magazine #14

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #92

Do what you want ’cause a pirate is free, you are a…detective. The preview for Sonic Universe #92 has been released, and we’re on the high seas as the Chaotix try to solve their case! Apprehended by a band of pirates, the Chaotix are surprised to learn that the hostage they’re supposed to rescue is comfortably going along with them! Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #92

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #91 – “The Case of the Pirate Princess” Part One

They’re detectives you want on your side, and they’ll show you why in the upcoming arc they have!

The preview for Sonic Universe #91 has been released, and the Chaotix have a new job to deal with! The Chaotix are approached by a Meropis guard as their princess has been held to ransom (from what it seems, anyway) and they need their expertise to find her again.

Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #91 – “The Case of the Pirate Princess” Part One

Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #291, Sonic Universe #94 and Sonic Super Digest #19

We start off the year by ending our look to the past and wrapping up the sea-faring case!

The initial solicits have been released for January’s comics, and there’s thrills to be had as both of the running arcs reach their climax! First up, in Sonic the Hedgehog #291, Sonic and Tails have spent the entire adventure running around Angel Island and becoming victim to Knuckles’ nefarious traps.

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Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #90

Everything will become crystal clear in the finale for the fate of Angel Island!

The preview for Sonic Universe #90 is now available, and you’ll certainly feel this one! Walter Naugus has managed to restore the Master Emerald, get his powers back and leave the heroes in crystal. Worse than that, Angel Island is now beginning to fall, and Knuckles and Amy have mere hours to put it right before the restoration of the planet finishes it off for good!

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Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #290, Sonic Universe #93 and Sonic Boom Volume 2

Hoist the anchor, raise the sails and…get up the chain? December will have you do just that!

The solicitations and covers have been revealed for this December, and adventure awaits once again! Firstly, in Sonic the Hedgehog #290, we’re looking back at Sonic CD and its time travel shenanigans.

Continue reading Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #290, Sonic Universe #93 and Sonic Boom Volume 2

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #89 and Sonic Super Digest #17

Double dose? Double dose.

We certainly have a rare occasion today; there are two different Sonic books coming out on the same day, and the previews for both have been released! First up, Knuckles, Amy and team Dark have finally reunited. But that may not be a good thing; Omega is under Walter Naugus’ control and aiming to wipe out the others!

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Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #289, Sonic Universe #92 and More!

Whether you’re into ships of the sky or ships of the sea, November has you covered!

The solicitations and covers for November have been revealed, and this is quite the world tour! First up, we join Sonic and Tails as they take to the skies after saving Westside Island, but Eggman’s got his most lethal attacks up there!

Continue reading Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #289, Sonic Universe #92 and More!

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #88

Beware strangers bearing gifts. Or bearing you a possibility that you’re not the last of your kind.

The preview for Sonic Universe #88 has been released and things are only getting more suspect in this issue! Amy and Rouge find themselves having to fight their way out of trouble, and what’s happened to our favourite walking arsenal Omega?

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TSS Review: Eggman’s Dozen

Emphasis on the dozen, add more yolks.

If the history of fiction has proven anything, it’s that villains are far more likely to be more fun to watch than the heroes. So a natural way to get a great arc on paper is to shove all your villains in one place and see how it unfolds. Eggman’s Dozen does exactly that, but will it prove the perfect dish or be a case of putting all the eggs in the wrong basket? Read on and find out!

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Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #288, Sonic Universe #91, Sonic Mega Drive: The Next Level #1 And More!

This October is looking to be a real classic!

The covers and solicitations for Sonic’s October line-up have been revealed, and this is a jam-packed month of action! First out the gate is Sonic the Hedgehog #288. Here, we go back in time for a look at Sonic’s first escapade against Eggman, relived from the final confrontation in Sonic 1.

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Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #87

The final pieces of the puzzle are falling into place in the Master Emerald hunt!

Sonic Universe #87 is coming out next week, and the preview has been released. The Shattered World Crisis is close to being resolved…which means Knuckles has to go even faster if he wants to save Angel Island! With Amy along for the ride as well, they’re both working to find those remaining lost shards.

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Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #287 and Sonic Universe #90

The Shattered World Crisis comes to an explosive end in September!

The latest solicitations have been released, and with it comes our first look at the end of the Unleashed arc in both series! First, in Sonic the Hedgehog #287, Sonic and Chip approach the final face-off of with Dark Gaia with the Freedom Fighters down at ground zero. Continue reading Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #287 and Sonic Universe #90

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #85

It’s time to turn up the heat for the next instalment of Sonic Universe!

Sonic Universe #85’s release is just around the corner, and the preview for it has officially been released! Eggman’s hot under the collar thanks to Dark Gaia Monsters, and his team aren’t faring much better from the Naugus Twins’ perils and traps!

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Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #286, Sonic Universe #89 and More

Let’s face it, all the build-up in world is going to be overshadowed here, isn’t it.

After another cooldown month to catch up with the delay, new solicitations and covers for August have finally been revealed courtesy of Comics Alliance! Their batch leads in with Sonic the Hedgehog #285, but we covered that in March so head back there if you want a refresher. What is new is Sonic the Hedgehog #286, which sees our heroes fighting back against Dr Eggman’s attack! Continue reading Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #286, Sonic Universe #89 and More

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #84

It’s time to formulate the master plan in this month’s Sonic Universe!

Comic Vine have released the preview for Sonic Universe #84, and it’s promising some very evil hijinks! Licking his wounds after his sound defeat at the hands (and claws) of the Naugus twins, Dr Eggman has assembled his team of elite Egg Bosses to take them out. But can they stand to work together long enough to actually do the job? Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #84

Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #83

Make way for the man with the plan!

Easter is upon us tomorrow, and what more fitting way to see it in than a preview of Sonic Universe# 83 courtesy of Comics Alliance which brings us to the start of a brand new arc all about the egg-shaped fiend! Dr Eggman’s plans for Dark Gaia are going along smoothly…well, until the Naugus Twins decide to take that literally by crystallising his base and taking it over! Continue reading Comic Preview: Sonic Universe #83

Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #285, Sonic Universe #88 and More

Suddenly Team Dark, suddenly Echidna, suddenly Chip…oh wait, he was there all along.

After being left without any solicitations last month due to delays for the monthly issues, we’re back and kicking with all sorts of surprises with Comics Alliance revealing the new covers for June! First up, Eggman has launched his attack on the Freedom Fighters, and they’re out of the game. But they’re under pressure to get back in it now Eggman has seized control of the Chaos Emeralds and Chip, and unleashed their power! Find out if the heroes can pull the odds in their favour in “Panic in the Sky”: part 2. Continue reading Comic Previews: Sonic the Hedgehog #285, Sonic Universe #88 and More

Sonic Talk 32: Sequential Sonic (Interview with Ian Flynn)

Welcome to the TSS premiere of Sonic Talk! We’ve moved our show from Segabits to here at the Sonic Stadium. Sadly this episode is very late but great and worth the wait! In this comic book heavy episode, we get a nice, long interview with Sonic comic book scribe Ian Flynn! We talk about the Sonic/Mega Man crossover,”World’s Unite”, the recent Sonic story arcs, writing comedy for Sonic Boom and a little behind the scenes on the reboot. Meanwhile, Alex gives his final two cents on a previous Sonic writer who shall remain nameless, but you can probably guess who. All this and more in the first Sonic Talk on Sonic Stadium!

Check Out the Archie Sonic/Mega Man Panel from Comic Con 2015

Check out our coverage of the Archie action panel from San Diego Comic Con. Check out some new art, new info on World’s Unite, the fate of Sonic Boom, the new Silver arc and much, much more! Professionals chatting include Bill Freiberger (Sonic Boom), regular Sonic artist and writer of “The Silver Age” Evan Stanley, Marketing Man Alex Segura, New Archie Action editor Vincent Lovallo and Archie President Mike Pellerito. Headphones recommended as their voices echo in the room.

Credit for video goes to Alex Peal AKA Nuckles87.  He’ll have a video interview with Vincent Lovallo up on Segabits very soon with even more new stuff.

 

Oxford and Flynn Team Up for Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon

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David Oxford, writer for Nintendo Force magazine, and Ian Flynn, writer for Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man series, are teaming up for a start-to-finish blind playthrough of SEGA’s upcoming Sonic Lost World to raise some money for charity!

Hosted by Nyteworks, the pair seek to raise $1000-1500 (but you know what they say: the more, the merrier!) over the course of 24 hours for the Sick Kids Foundation, the fundraising branch of the Toronto-based The Hospital for Sick Children. You can pester Flynn with various questions concerning the comics, participate in raffles to win prizes via known sponsors Nintendo Force and UDON Entertainment (publisher of The History of Sonic the Hedgehog), and even request games to be played should they finish their Lost Hex romp early!

HOWEVER! While the mission in itself is noble, they won’t be able to accomplish their goal without the proper equipment.

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The Sonic Lost World First Play Charity Marathon needs a bit of a boost of up to $750 for quality tools, so Oxford and Flynn are turning to crowdfunding via Indiegogo in order to make the charity event a reality. Perks of contributing include shout-outs and promotions of almost anything (so long as it is within reason), so for the charity and the equipment fundraiser of the charity…

Please think of the sick children.

That’s right, I’m guilt-tripping you. Is it working? Yes? Good!

Sonic Comic Review: Sonic Universe #46-#49 “Chaotix Quest”

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Ian Flynn’s story arcs in Sonic Universe have always been very hit or miss. From fun epics like “The Tails Adventure” and “Team Treasure Tango” to mediocre or awful dreck (IMHO) like “The Silver Saga” and “30 Years Later”, the quality of the stories can vary greatly. Of course, part of this is subjective depending partially on whether it features a favorite character or not as that can affect your enjoyment of the book.

That said, “Chaotix Quest” has personally become my absolute favorite arc so far. Not just because it was a well told story featuring one of my favorite Sonic trios, but every element was done to perfection. It balances action, drama, humor and emotions in a way I haven’t seen a story do in a long time. Where any gripes I had were the just the slightest of nitpicks. Keep reading to find out why I loved this story so much.

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Sonic Underground Getting Epilogue in Sonic Universe #50

I don’t think anyone saw this coming.

Sonic Underground, an obscure DiC produced Sonic cartoon from 1999, is getting an epilogue in Sonic Universe’s landmark 50th issue next March. The issue, which will be a single issue story, will chronicle what happened after the end of the television series, finally giving a proper ending to the show nearly 14 years after it ended. The story will be written by Ian  Flynn and the cover, which you can see above, is drawn by Patrick Spaziente. For the full cover, head over to this story’s source, Destructoid.

What makes this even cooler is that Sonic Underground has always been a part of the Sonic comic’s wider multiverse. The comic had a crossover with the series in a super special back when the show first came out in order to promote the series. In a sense, this issue is not only resolving an entire Sonic continuity, but a lingering plot thread in the comic to boot.

I am personally rather excited by the prospect of Sonic Universe being used to actually continue and resolve one of Sonic’s ill-fated cartoons. We’ve never gotten a true resolution to any Sonic continuity, with most continuities typically being left open ended, if not on an outright cliffhanger as was the case with Sonic SatAm. Heck, maybe this will open the door for other Sonic universes to be featured in the comic!

Terrible musical numbers and some spotty voice acting aside, I felt Sonic Underground was a decent Sonic series with some strong episodes, though this may have something to do with the fact that it was the first American cartoon to feature Knuckles. It’s typically considered one of the worst of the Sonic cartoons. If you have any interest in catching up on Sonic Underground before its epilogue in Sonic Universe #50, the series currently airs every weekday morning on Disney XD. British fans can catch the series on Kix. The series is also available on DVD and on Netflix.

Comic Review: Sonic Universe #33-36 “Babylon Rising”

Tracy Yardley gets to write his first story arc since Sonic X in a tale that starts out with the Babylon Rogues in a dangerous race against the Battlebird Armada to find the lost Babylon Garden, their ancestral home. But as the story takes a huge twist involving Sonic, does it become too epic for it’s own good? Kinda, yea. Keep reading.

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Sonic Universe’s Silver Saga – Now Fan Animated

Wondered where our artistic friend Elson ‘Darkspeeds’ Wong had gone? Turns out he had bunkered down for many weeks working on a brand new Sonic fan project. Turning his hand to animation, Elson has brought Archie Comics’ Silver Saga from Sonic Universe to life with sound effects, camera pans and original artwork to complement the action within the frames.

It’s a wonderful piece of work, and isn’t without its fair share of stress and challenges. Have a look at the first part of Elson’s work above, which was released to YouTube this morning – then see the video below which takes you behind the scenes of exactly what goes into the project. Along with some impromptu shirt-lifting. Nice. Continue reading Sonic Universe’s Silver Saga – Now Fan Animated

Sonic Comic Review: Sonic Universe #29-32 Scourge: Lock-Down

A.K.A. How Scourge got his groove back.

Scourge is the kind of Sonic character I’d normally hate. He looks like a fan character re-color and he’s evil only because he’s a Sonic from another world where everyone’s morals are in reverse. The good guys are bad and the bad guys are good. The McDLT’s are always ruined because the hot side stays cool and the cool side stays hot. But I’ll be danged if Ian Flynn doesn’t know how to write the guy in a way that always makes for a fun story. He’s basically a parody of Sonic with all of Sonic’s cockiness and arrogance turned up to 11. It makes you end up liking him BECAUSE he’s a jerk rather than in spite of.

The story begins with Scourge at the lowest point of his life. After turning into Super Scourge and coming very close to defeating Sonic for good in “Hedgehog Havoc”, he was ultimately defeated and put into the No-Zone inter-dimensional prison where he is picked on and beaten every day thanks to an inhibitor collar that kills his speed powers and dampens his normal abilities. His only “friends” are Al and Cal (AKA Horizont-Al and Verti-Cal). An odd duo from much earlier Sonic tales. They are are sort of mystical Elmer-Fudd-looking beings who are gods in their own dimension. They take pity on Scourge and try to befriend him. They’ll find out later that no good deed goes unpunished.

Scourge has given up so badly that he doesn’t even bother to fight back at all. It’s a good start in the first issue as it makes you have sympathy for the devil. Luckily for him, his girlfriend Fiona comes in and gets herself along with the Destructix. She needs Scourge for a big job and has a plan to bust him and the Destructix back out of prison. At first Scourge refuses and yells at Fiona for possibly getting him killed since anyone building up a gang in prison is targeted for extermination by the evil King Max. But soon he realizes he needs them to escape and has to regain their trust over the next four issues as they plan their big breakout.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the No-Zone?” Well, much like DC’s infinite earths, there are multiple Mobius worlds across many dimensions. The No-Zone contains a police force that tries to stop any criminals who would misuse cross-dimensional traveling. Yes, there are alternate versions of our favorite Sonic characters in this dimension, but they all begin with the letter Z. Zonic, Zector, Zouge and Warden Zobotnik.

This is where some of the real fun of the book lies. Because it takes place in an inter-dimensional prison, there are opportunities for some fun cameos. You’ll be scouring the artwork to see some of them including the Werehog (twice in the off-panel strips), a muscle-bound Amy, an Angry Bird, Void, Bebop and Rocksteady, even Mephilis shows up to deliver the funniest line in the story.

This story arc has everything.  Good humor from the many cameos and other jokes. Great character development for Scourge as he goes from punching bag to king of the hill. But mostly, we finally get to see the back stories of the Destructix and more on Fiona. Before this arc, the Destructix were just a group of villains with little known about them. Since Scourge has to regain their trust if he wants to get out, he gets to know each one and in turn we get to know a lot more about them. Fiona’s back story is a bit tragic as she recalls her tough past and has learned to rely on no one but herself. Yet, here she goes and risks long term imprisonment to rescue the man she loves who only seems to love himself.

While, the first three issues is mostly all about character exploration and development, the fourth issue is all-out action as the prison escape takes up almost the entire issue. Scourge gets to show the great leader he can be even when he’s going back into the prison to get petty revenge on the inmates who mistreated him. He also “rewards” Al and Cal which helps cause a great distraction. Does he escape? Does anyone get left behind? I’ll leave it to you to read and find out.

While I did enjoy this story arc immensely, I do have some minor nitpicks to discuss. First off is the inhibitor collars the inmates wear. While they do seem to cut off any powers, they also seem to barely dampen anyone’s natural abilities. Flying Frog can still shimmy his skinny body through prison bars and use his long tongue as a weapon. Sgt. Simian can still bench press a few hundred pounds and Lightning Lynx still seems to have his ninja abilities. In short, it almost makes these collars seem kind of pointless outside of tracking everyone.

Also (Spoilers folks!) I have a problem with the Deus Ex Machina that helps them in their escape attempt. It’s in a box with their normal belongings when they were first brought in. I won’t say what it is but I doubt a Zone guard would not recognize it and what it does. I would have liked a better explanation of how they sneaked it in.

That said, Scourge: Lockdown is the best Sonic story arc this year. It’s highly entertaining, full of humor and gives great insight to the characters. As usual Tracy Yardley does a great job with the artwork and gives us tons of cameos to scour the book to find. I recommend picking up these issues at your local comic store, or you could wait a year or two for the graphic novel version. Either way, if your a Scourge fan, it’s a must read.

Overall Score:

8.5

By the way folks, i’m going to try to make these Sonic comic reviews to be a regular thing from now on. I’ll be reviewing Genesis in about two weeks when the final part of that story arrives. I’m going to try to do it story arc by story arc, but with the main book having a long, branching story you can expect some single issue reviews as well.

The Entire SEGA Sonic Supporting Cast Battles It Out in Sonic Universe #24

Seems shipping problems caused the next issue of Sonic Universe #24 to be a week late. Nevertheless, it’s here and it’s the best (non shipper) fan service a Sonic fan could ask for! Everyone from Shadow the Hedgehog to Bean the Dynamite are battling it out in this issue, and boy is it fun. Omega fans may be displeased with the ending though, as Omega lets a bit of mushy side out…and there’s also a slightly odd shipping moment I’m not sure anyone saw coming. If I wanted to spoil it I’m not sure what I’d even call it. Nevertheless I’m sure there is at least one Sonic fan out there who supports it.

In any case, here is the preview!

SONIC UNIVERSE #24
“Treasure Team Tango” Part Four: The wild grand finale to our craziest story yet! Four teams vie for the precious Sol Emerald! Will Team Rose help Blaze save her world? Will Team Dark beat them into submission? Will Nack’s “Team Hooligan” cash it in, or will the Babylon Rogues beat them to it? You can’t miss this blockbuster conclusion!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix and Jason Jensen
COVER: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash & Ben Hunzeker
Shipping Date: 1/5/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/12/11
Newstands: Week of 1/25/11
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

NYCC: Interviews With Sonic Artist Pat Spaz and Writer Ian Flynn

This interview is a dream come true, in all honesty. Patrick Spaziente is a very difficult man to get a hold of. He has absolutely no online presence, and hasn’t done an interview of any kind since 2005, at least from what I’ve been able to find. Spaz is famously reclusive, and until now I didn’t even really know what he looked like. The fact that he was actually at the con is remarkable in and of itself, since Spaz rarely ever even goes to conventions. The fact that he was even there is the whole reason I even asked Selinka to cover the con for us. Even more remarkable is the fact that he let us conduct a video interview, since Mr. Selinka was originally told by Spaz that he wanted to remain “an enigma”. This interview is a huge score for us all, and I hope you will all enjoy it.

We also have another man in this interview, of course. He is bearded. He is mighty. He is the enemy to all Drago fan everywhere. He is also an awesomely friendly dude. He is Ian “Potto” Flynn, writer extraordinaire. He got the Sonic comics out of teen drama, endless love triangles, convoluted solutions to simple problems, and Tommy the Turtle, and into high flying action, adventure, humor, and Bean the Dynamite Duck. We got an interview with him too. Not as awesome as Spaz, I agree, but he just kinda wondered onto camera, so Selinka thought “why the heck not?”

This epically awesome 3 part, 34 minute HD video interview is brought to you by Thomas Selinka, better known around the Sonic fandom as “Illustrous Q”. He’s got a comic coming on ECC this week. Thank him by reading it. Now, without further ado…

Coming later tonight, we’ll have the complete Archie panel in HD video for your viewing pleasure, and tomorrow, the most awesome interview of them all….John “Dubs” Gray!

NYCC: Interview with Sonic Editor Paul Kaminski!

These videos have been a long time coming, but their finally here! Over the next few days we’ll be bringing you some awesome, in depth interviews with the Archie staff. ECC’s Thomas Selinka was kind enough to take the time out of his day to record these interviews and panels in full HD.

First up, Paul Kaminski, the editor for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and the upcoming Megaman books.

Of course, Paul isn’t the biggest interview we got (sorry Paul, we still love you!). Coming up later in the day…the first ever video interview with Patrick Spaziente, the famously reclusive and hard to contact cover artist of the both the Sonic books (well, occasionally these days) and the upcoming Megaman book. We also got some guy called Ian Flynn hogging up some camera space with him, but you don’t care about him, right?

Tails’ Adventure Concludes In Sonic Universe #20, Now In Comic Shops

The conclusion to Archie’s “Tails Adventure” story arc, which acts as an adaption to the Game Gear game of the same name, has just hit comic shops today. This issue will also be revealing the winners of the “Tails Fan Art Contest”. Tails fans might want to take a look at this!

SONIC UNIVERSE #20
“Trouble in Paradise” Part Four of Four
Deep in the enemy base, Tails and his friends fight to survive the assault from the terrible Mole Mech! But even if they come out on top, do they stand a chance of escaping with their lives? Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, and Jason Jensen
On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/8/2010
Newsstands: Week of 9/21/2010
32-page, 40 lb glossy stock, full-color comic
2.99 US