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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."

The Archie Sonic comics are currently experiencing a hiatus. This has not been officially announced to the public and there are only speculations as to why. This listing will always be kept up to date.

Sonic The Hedgehog - Volume 5: Champions

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/Mega Man: Worlds Unite Vol 3: Allied Forces

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: Mega Drive - Overdrive

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!

Sonic Universe #95

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 The Hedgehog #291

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!

Sonic Universe #96

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!

Sonic The Hedgehog #292

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 The Hedgehog #293

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!

Sonic Universe #97

"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!

Sonic The Hedgehog #294

"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!

Free Comic Book Day

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!

News

Ooh... Sega Gets a Burn....

by Bumper
Sega has gotten a burn in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Read the following from Swirlvision to get the goods.

In the newest issue of the pop-culture mag, Entertainment Weekly, EW staffers highlighted the 100 top holiday gift ideas. Among the videogame systems and games making the cut were the Game Boy Advanced (45th place), Dance Dance Revolution (47th place), retro videogame packages (69th place), and the unholy trio, the PS2, X-Box, and Gamecube (34th place). The Sega Dreamcast unforunately made the "What Not to Give" list, which probably means EW staffers are too cool for graphics of near-PS2 caliber and a library of nearly twice as many games (at this point) for what soon will be 1/6th the price... whatever.

Joining the DC on the WNTG list (You didn't hear? EW says abbreviating stuff is in! If you don't abbreviate, you suck!) are Furbies, Cathy coffee mugs (Because there's no more Cathy comics! Get it?!? Those EW staffers SO have their fingers on the pulse of society!), Nad's hair removing gel, and the Ab Roller. That would be a pretty damn bad group to be a part of, if the HHG list didn't include Castaway Wilson volleyballs, lamps from Friends, silverware from Dawson's Creek, and the #1 ranked item, the George Foreman grill. Thanks but no thanks, EW... I'd rather sit on my inflatable furniture and water my Chia Pet, which both also made the WNTG list.

In other EW news, Britney Spears is cool, Buffy rules, and anything that hasn't been seen on TRL, or Will and Grace is lame.

Give me a break... well, fans probably won't care too much, if at all, anyway. Still, I felt this was worth noting.

Spurce: SwirlVision

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Peter Moore Releases Public Apology Regarding U.S. Shenmue 2 Cancellation for the Dreamcast

by Bumper
Peter Moore has made an official public apology to Sega fans over the cancellation of the Dreamcast Version of Shenmue 2 in the U.S. Said cancellation has angered many Sega fans, which may have prompted the following statement from Mr. Moore:

"To our Sega fans,

"First, I want to thank the legion of loyal Sega fans for their unwavering enthusiasm and support over the past years - your dedication has truly been invaluable. As you all undoubtedly know, this year Sega is transitioning from a hardware manufacturer into a platform-agnostic third party publisher. During this change, Sega has had to make some very difficult business decisions, including the cancellation of Shenmue II for Dreamcast in the U.S. market.

"I realize that this announcement is a difficult one for many people to swallow, and I sincerely apologize. While I cannot detail all of the reasons that led up to this decision, I can tell you that it was made with the long-term interests of Sega fans in mind. No matter how difficult it seems, I want you to understand that any difficult choices that are made during this transition time are based on one bottom line: ensuring the longevity of beloved Sega franchises, including Shenmue. Sega is working hard to make the necessary decisions to drive our business forward while at the same time continuing to support our loyal fans.

"Although the company may be changing -- we are still Sega. Although the ride has sometimes been rocky, our promise to our fans is this: We will continue to push the boundaries of gaming with new content and technology. We will continue to deliver new and innovative games. We will continue to put out the games that no one else can. We will continue to be Sega and bring you only the best that gaming has to offer. Bear with us - the ride is going to get a lot smoother..."

Well... let's see how public reaction is....

Source: FGN Online

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New Sonic 2 Hacking Notes Available

by Bumper
This information comes from Damian Grove, regarding Sonic 2 Hacking Notes:

I figured that this is a fairly big importance for the Sonic community and figured it probably would be good to address it in the Sonic HQ news section.

I have released my 'unreleased' Sonic 2 hacking notes to the public. I have held on these for a long time now (some over 2 years), but have decided to let the public eye see them. There are 21 text files all zipped up, filled with piles of information (47.2KB total -- uncompressed). These were planned for quite some time to be put on one of my sites --Sonic 2 Hacking Guide, but never got around to it. So finally, I decided to release them as is for those people who wanted them ASAP. You can download the notes from www.sonichacking.org.

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New Online Deal for Sega.

by Bumper
OK, we have more business news regarding Sega right here from FGN:

Japanese Internet investor Softbank has started a joint venture with Sega to distribute games through high-speed Internet networks.

The new company, Xsido Corp, will offer to Internet service providers (ISPs) game titles as well as a device that makes the software available to users irrespective of the specifications of their PC or game console.

"We are betting on growth in demand for online contents with broadband services via ADSL fast Internet access becoming more popular," said Xsido's marketing director, Hitoshi Kaneko.

Sounds very odd... I guess we may find out more soon...

Source: FGN Online

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First (In English) At Sonic HQ News - 3 New Official Characters, Vector In Sonic 1?

by Vector
Sonic The Hedghehog Band - Featuring Max, Mach, Sharps, and Vector!

"Dr. Eggman" posted a link to this Japanese Sonic secrets site on the GHZ message board. Well, Pepperidge told me about it and we did a little investigating. Several months ago, we spotted these guys on a Japanese profiles page sent to us by SB. It didn't say who they were, but oddly, they were listed above everyone but Sonic and Eggman, and Vector was with them.

We looked at everything through a translator, and it seems that Max, Mach, Sharps, and Vector were all members of Sonic's band, which was supposed to be featured in a planned Sonic 1 sound test. Apparently, they're the oldest official Sonic characters besides Sonic and Eggman themselves.

On top of that, there's a lady on that Sonic secrets site whose name translates as "Madonna," and the profiles site claims that Bean from Sonic The Fighters is actually the son of Bin from the old Dynamite Dux Master System game. @.@ If anyone has any info about these 2 tidbits, or the band, be sure to send it in.

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SatAM Episodes to be released Revealed!

by Sonique the...err... something Hedgehog
I get to post this before Artie.... Hedges informed he asked DiC which episodes were going to be released, and they responded with the expected Sonic Boom, Sonic and Sally, Sonic Racer and Super Sonic. They've all ready been released but I encourage everyone to buy them even if you all ready have the old tapes. The only way we'll get more episodes is to have these first few sales do well, and I have a feeling they will.

SATAM DVDS CONFIRMED!!!

by Sonique the even happier Hedgehog
That's right! The real deal! Artie of Artail.net talked to someone at DiC who said they will be release 4 episodes, 2 on 2 VHSs and on DVD. Now before you think "what if it's the same one's they all ready released?" the mistriss Artie talked to confirmed the possibility that there will be more episodes released IF SALES DO GOOD! So buy for goodness sake! Buy to your hearts content, for the sake of SatAM. I have a feeling myself that the episodes wil be the first 4 of the series.
And if yo so desire, go take this poll at Artail's site. We're all curious to see how it comes out.

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Vote for Sonic HQ!

by NeoSeifer
This is just a little reminder to everyone to vote for Sonic HQ for the 3rd Annual Sonic Emmys over at TSSZ. Sonic HQ is up for Emmys in the catagories of Best Sonic Message Board, Best Page Design, Best Sonic News Site, as well as Best Sonic Site Of 2001. So go on, head over to TSSZ and show your appreciation for Sonic HQ and vote for us!

Source: TSSZ



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