Not too long ago we learned that Tracy Yardley would be returning for some cover duty. According to Entertainment Weekly, IDW will have different artists for the first four books and then rotate through different teams after that.

We'll also see different Sonic friends be featured along side with Sonic for the first four issues.

IDW’s first ongoing Sonic the Hedgehog comic will debut in April. To celebrate the big kickoff, four whole issues will come out that month, one per week. The series will be written by Ian Flynn, and the first issue will be illustrated by fan-favorite artist Tracy Yardley; check out Yardley’s cover for the issue exclusively above. Each of the next three issues will feature a different artist, and then rotating art teams will take over once the book goes monthly. Each of the first four issues also will feature one of Sonic’s classic allies — first up is Miles “Tails” Prower. But this won’t just be a nostalgia trip; the series is introducing new characters to the Sonic canon.

Here's a look at one of the variant covers for issue 1, drawn by Nathalie Fourdraine:

Full EW Press Release

As a side note, solicitations for the first four issues will drop this Wednesday and we will update the comics listing on the left side on the main page along with the comics page.