SHQ has received a lot of various "rumors" over the years. Mostly in the past. Considering it's now been over 10 years since these "reports" were submitted, I figured to shed some light on a few. I won't be showing the names. Just the title and content. These were all submitted to SHQ's older news feed.
Updated May 11, 2017
Archie Comics replied to a tweet on Twitter that "We're in talks with SEGA regarding Sonic and when we have an update to share, we'll let you know."
It’s a Sonic battle in a championship of fighters! Shady media mogul Breezie has gotten her hands on a Chaos Emerald Sonic needs to save the world. The only way he can get it is to fight in her televised battle royale against friends and foes alike! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL. 5: CHAMPIONS collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #268-271.
Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man team up with heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes to battle the monstrous Sigma and stop his relentless assault across multiple universes! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, GOLDEN AXE, MONSTER HUNTER, NIGHTS INTO DREAMS and many more! It’s the dream team mash-up of iconic gaming heroes and villains you always hoped for in this frantic, bombastic finale!
SONIC kicks things into “OVERDRIVE”! The Classic Sonic sensation comes to its startling finale! Dr. Eggman has managed to gather up all seven of the Ancient Gears which will super-charge his latest creation — the Mega Drive! Now Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose are in a race against time to gather the Chaos Emeralds and stop Dr. Eggman before the vicious device launches! Featuring cover art by rising star Tyson Hesse!
It’s SONIC’s SUPER TEAM, the "FREEDOM FIGHTERS": They’ve been Sonic’s closest friends in the comics for years! Now it’s their time to shine! Antoine takes the stage, traveling to his homeland to find some closure to his past. But he and Sonic find a new foe in the empty halls of Castle D’Coolette, and the beginning of a mystical new adventure! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Team Blast” variant by Lamar Wells!
SONIC and Tails head for ADVENTURE in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Four: Our celebration of the Blue Blur’s 25th anniversary comes to a close with a look back to the most titanic turning point of the Classic Era! Sonic and Tails have been diverted, trapped and attacked all across Angel Island by the mysterious native called “Knuckles!” Now, deep in the heart of the island, they confront Dr. Eggman’s latest minion in an all-out brawl! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante plus a “Sonic VS. Knuckles” variant by long-time Sonic comic colorist, Matt Herms!
BUNNIE gets ready for a NEW VENTURE in “Freedom Fighters” Part Two! Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and in this case, evil too! Bunnie is summoned to Blaze’s world in a desperate attempt to repel the invasion of a new, sinister force! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Freedom Fighters Forever” variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!
EVERYTHING CHANGES when SONIC and friends go down their "Branching Paths": The Shattered World Crisis is behind us, and the 25th Anniversary was well celebrated! So what’s next for Sonic and his friends? That’s up to them to decide! Sonic is racing around Westside Island on a mission—but for whom? And while Sonic’s away, each of his friends make decisions that will plot the course of their lives. Don’t miss out on the beginning of a whole new era of Sonic stories! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a “Epic Movie Poster” variant by T. Rex!
Sonic and Honey are on the set of the latest, greatest(?) super hero show — Sonic Man Heroes! But when Dr. Eggman crashes the scene, ranting and raving about creative differences, things get very interesting! Featuring cover art by comics extraordinaire Tracy Yardley and a “Arcade” variant by Sonic comics legend Patrick Spaziante!
"Freedom Fighters" Part Three: Amy Rose and Cream join Sally Acorn as they seek the components needed to repair Nicole’s systems, but during their quest an old adversary reemerges! Featuring cover art by Jamal Peppers and a "Sonic and the Freedom Fighters variant" by Tyson Hesse!
"Memories": Sonic reminisces with his buddies Mighty and Ray, but Sonic and Mighty disagree on how they met. Can their friendship survive their egos’ revisions? Then in “Baking Bad,” Bunnie and Antoine put their competitive cooking skills to the test! Featuring cover art by Tyson Hesse and a “Kooky Kitchen variant" by Jennifer Hernandez!
SONIC is BACK for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Turn back time and witness the "Genesis of a Hero" as Sonic enters his first climactic show-down with the evil Dr. Eggman! When the mad doctor takes over South Island, there's only one hedgehog who can set things right! Jump right into the excitement, action and fun in this retro romp celebrating 25 years of Sonic!
Sega held their Sonic 25th anniversary party at the House of Blues in San Diego last night. As expected, there were many announcements. Two of which were new games.
Sonic Runners is coming to a close pretty soon. On July 27 at 9AM UTC. (5AM EDT, 2AM PDT) the servers for the game will be shut down and you will no longer be able to play the game. At All! The app requires a constant connection so even when July 27 comes and goes, while the app will still remain on your device, it will likely throw an error.
Enter our initiative to get you the most out of the app before it's done. We've created this Facebook community. Head over and we'll see what we can do for you!
It's interesting isn't it?
It's a testament to the oldness feeling and it's very real.
It feels like just yesterday it was Sonic's 10th Anniversary, celebrating with Sonic Adventure 2. I remember getting that along with the collector's edition which had that nifty coin. (Unfortunately now I can't find it).
We then celebrated Sonic's 15th anniversary with Sonic 06. AHEM, moving on...
For the 20th anniversary we got a treat with Sonic Generations.
Now here we are with today being Sonic's 25th anniversary. We don't have a game announcement yet but that's expected to be next month. I think everyone is in agreement that Sega should in no way rush the development of this game. You may be asking however, did Sega drop us anything? There is this nifty retrospective they posted on their youtube found below.
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The bundle site Groupees is running an Archie comics bundle, including the likes Sonic, Mega Man, and, well, Archie. It'll be running for two weeks as of this writing. Bonuses for the $1 tier will be unlocked along the way as more bundles are sold.
The $1 tier includes:
- Sonic Boom #1
- Sonic Boom #2
- Sonic Boom #3
- Sonic Boom #4
- Sonic Boom #5
The $10 tier includes:
- Sonic: Genesis
- Sonic Comics Spectacular: Speed of Sound
The $20 tier includes:
One of the biggest mysteries shrouding Sonic history is Michael Jackson's work in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack. While it was hypothesized he was involved in some way, there are conflicting reports about why he departed and whether his music survived the final release.
Well, the Huffington Post recently published a rather nice article regarding all that, titled The Michael Jackson Video Game Conspiracy.