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.
February may be a cold month, but the month’s comic selection is on fire!
Comics Alliance have revealed Archie covers and solicitations for February, and it is turning up the heat! First up, Sonic the Hedgehog #282 sees Sonic’s team and Dulcy’s team face a hard fought battle when they not only have to fight off the local Egg Army, but also the Dark Gaia Phoenix, a powerful corrupted being. Can they bring it to their side? Find out in “Wings of Fire”: part 2. Then, Mighty the Armadillo and Egg Boss Thunderbolt square up for a rematch, but this time Mighty has the assistance of long-time friend Knuckles! The atmosphere is electric in “Shards and Sparks”.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #282
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jennifer Hernandez, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #282 CVR A Reg: Tyson Hesse
Sonic the Hedgehog #282 CVR B Variant: T. Rex
SONIC fights FIRE with FURY in “Wings of Fire” Part Two: When Sonic was infected with the Dark Gaia energy, he nearly all lost control of his mutant Werehog form. So what happens when an ancient and powerful phoenix gets turned to the dark side?! It’s a three-way battle as Sonic and Dulcy’s teams battle for their lives against the Dark Gaia Phoenix and Egg Army! Then, in “Shards and Sparks,” Knuckles and Mighty reunite to take on Egg Boss Thunderbolt! Featuring cover art by the terrific Tyson Hesse and a spooky “Horror Movie” variant by the mega-talented T. Rex!
Ship Date: 2/24
On Sale Date: 3/9
32-page, full color comic
Meanwhile, Sonic Universe #85 continues Eggman’s fight against the Naugus twins as he sends his Egg Bosses to take back his refinery. But there may be a clash of egos amongst them that could bring the teamwork crashing down, and Eggman’s own shaky alliances leave him in a very difficult spot! Will it spell the end of Eggman’s master plan? Find out in “Eggman’s Dozen”: part 3.
SONIC UNIVERSE #85
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #85 CVR A Reg: Diana Skelly, Jim Amash & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #85 CVR B Variant: Dan Schoening & Luis Antonio Delgado
Dr. EGGMAN gets CRACKING in “Eggman’s Dozen” Part Three: Dr. Eggman has assembled his evil Egg Bosses to take back his Egg Refinery from the Naugus Twins! The plan seems straight forward enough, but what happens when the Eggman’s minions can’t work together? Can the mad doctor scramble to survive or will his shaky alliances leave him fried? Featuring egg-tastic cover art by dynamite Diana Skelly and a wonderfully “Wicked” variant cover by artist supreme Dan Schoening!
Ship Date: 2/10
On Sale Date: 2/24
32-page, full color comic
Finally, Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Unite Volume 2 is finally on the horizon! In the second act of Worlds Unite, Sonic and Mega Man have thankfully been restored to normal, but Sigma is still building up his forces, Eggman and Wily are still very suspicious, and the Deadly Six continue to be a looming threat for the heroes’ alliances. Read on as the heroes deal with the problems head on, and start fighting fire with fire as they begin their search for allies from dimensions away in “Broken Bonds”.
SONIC / MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE vol. 2 “Broken Bonds”
Script: Ian Flynn and various
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata and various
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
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! Sigma—the brilliant villain from the future—has fused the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man together! Now he feeds on the super-planet’s energy to become unstoppable! It’s up to Sonic and Mega Man to raise an army to fight the time-hopping villain. Joining them are the Freedom Fighters, the Robot Masters, X and his Maverick Hunters, Sticks and her friends, and—Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily?! But it won’t be easy, as Sigma uses his powers to reach across space and time to recruit an army of his own! It’s a battle of epic proportions to save the Unified World! Featuring the introduction of the STREET FIGHTER cast, including Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile and Ken! This volume collects WORLDS UNITE parts 5-8, including SONIC UNIVERSE #77, SONIC BOOM #9, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #274, MEGA MAN #51 and selections from the MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES plus special features!
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
136 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 3/9
We will have more information on the comics above closer to release date. It may be the last month of winter, but you may want to bring marshmallows.
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