Because you are hopefully old enough to understand a Spandau Ballet reference!
Much earlier than expected, Arcade Sushi brings us the exclusive first look at Sonic’s October offerings, but it’s more action than horror! Sonic the Hedgehog #278 has Sonic, Antoine and Big head to the dusty land of Shamar to nab another Gaia Key and do some saving in the process. But the Egg Army is no joke, so they call on the help of the local Freedom Fighters in “Face of the Enemy”. Meanwhile, Bunnie and Cassia come to blows for the possession of the last Chaos Emerald left for the heroes, and you can be sure neither’s going to back down from this! This is “Hidden Costs”: part 2.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #278
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel
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: 11/11
32-page, full color comic
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!
In Sonic Universe #81, Silver gets deeper to the heart of the conspiracy as Gold the Tenrec’s past is revealed to be involved with the danger to the future. If that wasn’t bad enough, the council’s cold shoulder unleashes an evil that would even make them run cold! Is destiny fated to leave the future saving to Silver once again? Find out in “The Silver Age”: part 3.
SONIC UNIVERSE #81
Script: Evan Stanley [Original article is a mistake]
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
On Sale Date: 10/28
32-page, full color comic
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!
And now we a slew of reprinted material for those who need a catch-up with various comics and stories! First off is the resident assorted collection of stories throughout history that is Sonic Super Digest #14, with cute cover art by upcoming Sonic artist Tyson Hesse.
SONIC SUPER DIGEST #14
Cover: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 11/4
128-page, full color comic
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 Tyson Hesse and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!
Next, we go back to one of the biggest milestone stories in the entirety of Sonic’s comic run! Sonic Saga #9 goes back to the final assault on Eggman as his defences in the city have weakened, and the combined forces of the Freedom Fighters and the Chaotix are more than a match for his army! But while they may be celebrating that victory, new sinister forces are emerging out of the shadows and they’re preparing to bring the good guys to their knees. This is “The Eggman War”.
SONIC SAGA SERIES 9: THE EGGMAN WARS (TR)
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Renae Deliz, Jim Amash, Tery Austin, John Workman,
Teresa Davidson, Matt Herms, Jason Jensen & Josh Ray
Cover: Tracy Yardley
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/18
The SONIC SAGA graphic novel series returns! This volume is all out WAR! Dr. Eggman’s forces have grown thin and his city is destroyed. It’s time to strike! Sonic leads the Freedom Fighters and the Chaotix in a high-speed blitz to liberate the world! But Dr. Eggman’s army
won’t go down without a fight-or will they? Even as the dust settles, a new conflict threatens to blaze up out of the ashes! What is the Iron Dominion, and is their fearsome might too much for Sonic to handle? And what role does Dr. Eggman’s lackey, Snively, play in all this? It’s all action and intrigue in this latest installment of the SONIC SAGA SERIES! Collects select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog #s 199-202.
Haven’t been able to keep up with Worlds Unite for whatever reason? Well, Worlds Unite Volume 1 is just the ticket for you! Sigma has escaped from his world to use the Genesis Portal to conquer the multiverse! Forcing the Deadly Six to do his bidding and for Eggman and Wily to subdue their own worlds’ heroes, Sonic and Mega Man are turned into Sigma’s minions, and the results are devastating! This is the first act of Worlds Unite, “Deadly Fusion”.
SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE VOL. 1: DEADLY FUSION 1 (TR)
Script: Ian Flynn, Various
Art: Dan Schoening, Tracy Yardley, Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin,
Jack Morelli, Rachel Deering, Luis Antonio Delgado & Elaina Unger
Cover:Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/4
The sequel to the record-shattering Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover is here! You saw what happened when “Worlds Collide,” now brace yourself for when WORLDS UNITE! Dark forces have come together in the far future! The vicious conqueror, Sigma, has cheated death again and escaped the justice of X and the Maverick Hunters. He’s crossed space and time to join forces with Zavok and the malicious Deadly Six of Lost Hex! Sonic and Mega Man could save us-but they’ve gone missing! Now the Freedom Fighters of Sonic’s world and the Robot Masters of Mega Man’s world must take up the fight to save their heroes and stop the coming tide of darkness! WORLDS UNITE features guest appearances by the cast of SONIC BOOM, MEGA MAN X and some of CAPCOM and SEGA’s biggest stars! This volume collects WORLDS UNITE parts 1-4 from Sonic Universe #76, Sonic Boom #9, Sonic the Hedgehog #273, Mega Man #50 and selections from Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles #1.
And finally, a bit of levity to the reprinting pack, as Sonic Boom gets its second (and final) volume collection! Eggman starts out with a problem regarding his reputation so he decides to, fittingly for the month it comes out, hold his own Eggtoberfest, and the heroes are suspicious when he asks for their help. Then, Eggman’s back to his antagonising ways as he challenges Sonic to a race with no tricks or cheats, but you can bet he doesn’t stick to those rules! Finally, Eggman goes a bit ape when he decides that his lackeys aren’t up to snuff and hires a gorilla in their place, and you bet things will only go bananas from there! This is “Boom Shaka-Laka”
SONIC BOOM VOL. 2: BOOM SHAKA-LAKA (TR)
Script: Ian Flynn, Bill Freiberger & Sam Sandak Freiberger
Art: Steven Butler, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Diana Skelly, Rick
Bryant, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/11
Brace yourself for the SONIC BOOM! The hit multimedia Sonic experience comes to you in the action-packed, laugh-a-minute comic book series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks find themselves caught up in more zany adventures! Dr. Eggman asks the question: “Where does a one ton, fearsome gorilla sit?” The answer: “Wherever he politely asks to!”—wait, what?! Dr. Eggman has a problem-how can he betray the trust of the villagers when they don’t trust him to begin with? The mad mechanic pulls out all the stops to woo the wary would-be victims, but he gets more than he counted for when Sonic and his pals decide to become his
staff! Then it’s off to the races as Dr. Eggman goads Sonic into competing in a go-kart race! Sonic puts the pedal to the metal-because if he put his feet to the track, he’d win without question! But there’s no way Dr. Eggman will run a clean race! This volume collects SONIC BOOM #5-7 and #11.
As always, we will have more on these new stories closer to their release date. And remember to always believe in your soul…silver.
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