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Sonic The Hedgehog #1

SONIC'S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman's latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it's a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he'll have some help from his best friend: Tails!

Sonic The Hedgehog #2

Sonic’s new adventure continues, and when he comes across another town in need of saving, his old pal Amy arrives just in time to join the fight! The banter is fun, and the stakes are high, but things get really serious when Amy presents Sonic with a big request: rejoin the Resistance!

Sonic The Hedgehog #3

Sonic and Knuckles team up, and it's just like old times-until two new villains show up. With a group of villagers under attack, will even the combined forces of these two heroes be enough to take down Rough and Tumble???

Sonic The Hedgehog #4

Sonic comes across a town under attack from the biggest Badnik force he’s ever seen. Luckily, help is on the way from his old friend Blaze, as well as a new hero! Get ready for the debut of Tangle!

Sonic The Hedgehog #5

“The Fate of Dr. Eggman,” Part 1. After his last battle with Sonic, Dr. Eggman’s gone quiet. His Badnik forces are still causing trouble, but without the bad doctor’s usual fanfare. What’s Eggman been doing all this time? And what will happen to Sonic when he finds out?

Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 1: Fallout!

Join the Blue Blur for brand-new adventures as he and his friends race around the world to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman's robotic forces!

The Chaotix See Action Again?

For those that didnt know, yesterday was the release of Knuckles #32 - the final issue of the book.

All the Knuckles stories will be moving as permanent backups in the issues of Sonic The Hedgehog starting in two weeks with Sonic #79 - The Sonic Adventure Adaption. But where will Knuckles, The Chaotix, Julie-Su and the inhabitants of the Floating Island be during the reign of Eggman and Perfect Chaos? Ken Penders had this to say:

Y'know, a number of you are commenting that you might as well blow off the SONIC ADVENTURE game adaptation as a big waste of space, on the premise that we're merely repeating the very game a lot of you are playing. For those of you who do, you'll be missing out, especially where Knuckles is concerned.

I was concerned about the same thing, so when I did my segments of the game adaptation, I incorporated them into the continuity as I have established it over the past 32 plus issues. Locke and the Guardians are involved, Julie-Su and the Chaotix see action, and we finally show the mysterious Cat Country I established on the Map of Mobius in SONIC SUPER SPECIAL #2: BRAVE NEW WORLD.

So if you do decide not to check it out, don't say I didn't warn you. (I'll get the hang of marketing yet. :-)

A few of it is stuff we already know, but at least we know the Choatix are still alive in some sense.

Source: Ken Penders Webpage

Toonami Reviews Sonic Adventure!

An interesting tidbit that I thought I'd mention here, Cartoon Network's block of Toonami - The Midnight Run did a review of Dreamcast games, and among those reviewed were Sonic Adventure! If I'm correct, SA recieved a 4 out of 5 whereas the DC itself recieved a 5 out of 5. The only game given a bad review was Blue Stinger in which the little computer animated Tom (host of Toonami) told viewers to avoid like the plague. ^_^

You can probably catch this small insert review on the daily showings of CN's Toonami or the Midnight Run schedule on Saturday nights.

The Latest In DC Sales - England And USA

The latest list of chart toppers have arrived for Dreamcast. In the USA, Visual Concepts NFL 2K leads the Dreamcast pack. Furthermore, the popular football title dominated the week before, and expect to see it stay at the top, as the Super Bowl nears in January. Following in second was Sonic Adventure, and Ready 2 Rumble in thirdplace.

The United Kingdom however - is a different story. Shortages of DC games are causing a lot of them to slip off the main list of top selling games (it needs to be noted that Sonic Adventure in America has also slipped on the main list of top sellers due to the Game Boy Color and Pokemon). However - Sonic Adventure still remains as a top 4 seller in the DC only department! Scroll down, and check out the complete list of top games for both countries.


USA Top 10 Dreamcast Sellers:
1. NFL 2K Sega of America
2. SONIC ADVENTURE Sega of America
3. READY 2 RUMBLE BOXING Midway
4. SOUL CALIBUR Namco
5. SPEED DEVILS Ubi Soft
6. DYNAMITE COP Sega of America
7. SEGA BASS FISHING Sega of America
8. TOY COMMANDER Sega of America
9. HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 Sega of America
10. NFL BLITZ 2000 Midway

United Kingdom Top 10 Sellers:
1. House of the Dead 2 SEGA
2. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing MIDWAY
3. Sonic Adventure SEGA
4. Sega Rally 2 SEGA
5. PowerStone EIDOS
6. Speed Devils UBISOFT
7. WWF: Attitude ACCLAIM
8. Toy Commander SEGA
9. Blue Stinger ACTIVISION
10. Hydro Thunder MIDWAY

Source: Sega X

Archie Sonic #5 up on Ebay

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A.J. Freda is selling the hard to find Archie Comic, Sonic #5.?

This copy is near-mint. Contains: "Olympic Trials and Errors!", "Chomp on This, Chump!", and "Fast Food!" Also, this is one of the early issues when Rotor was called Boomer! Contributors to this issue are Jon D'Agostino (inks), Dave Manak (pencils), and Angelo Decesare (writer). Get it while you can! Bidding finishes on the 18th of November

Source: Segasonic.net

Archie Comics Shorts.

Ken Penders has put up some lovely covers of the Sonic Adventure adaption for the Archie Comic book. Only  2 (Sonic 80 & 81) work at the moment, the rest will be up soon. since he Knuckles/Sonic books colliding, i **think** the 80 cover is much different than before. Go see them here

Also Ken has put up a preview of Knux 32. the Last Knuckles Comic of the lot. see it here

Source: Ken Penders Page

Addition to Rlan's article below...

In addition to Rlan's post below, I'd like to add a few things:

The original version of Sonic #80's cover was Sonic vs. Chaos 0. Instead, this looks to be a redone version of what would've been Knuckles #33. Knuckles, Robotnik, and Big (with Froggy) look as if they have been re-drawn from the original version, while Sonic has been added. Knux, Robo, and Big/Froggy are still in the same areas they were on the original Knuckles #33 cover.

Sonic HQ RA News: Special Edition

Forget anything you read below- we now have what appears to be the official word about Sega's continuing of hardware production straight from Sega of Japan. And, well...it doesn't look good. To find out what I mean by that statement, as well as public reaction and how this all started, as well as many questions that came from this confusion, get the SPECIAL EDITON of Sonic HQ RA News here. This month, the RA News is being done in conjunction with TSSZ.

Of course, we will still have developments as they become available, so stay to the HQ for the latest.

A Rather Biting Sonic Anime Review...

I know this is a rather late article but this was interesting when I came across it. It seems Daily Radar has written a review of the Sonic Anime. But it was neither happy nor shining as the last Anime review we posted was. Click the link below to catch Daily Radar's review of the Sonic Anime...

Sonic The Movie Reviewed

Source: Daily Radar

Sonic Team News - That Loveable Chu Chu Madness!

Chu Chu Rocket

Once unvieled to the masses - Sonic Team's Chu Chu Rocket, one of the "Enjoy 4" titles, left the populace dazed and confused as no one knew just what the heck it was. And to top that - we got that really weird Japanese commercial with bloody mice, an odd 2D cat, pencil drawings, and blank looks from many that saw it.

Well today, Gamefan Online and IGN DC have gotten thier hands on the finished version of the Japanese game and both have surmised that Sonic Team has yet another hit on thier hands! Click the links below to read the respective remarks on Sonic Teams newest oddity puzzle game Chu Chu Rocket!

Gamefan Online: Chu Chu Review
IGNDC: Chu Chu Review

Source: Gamefan Online and IGN DC

Sega is STILL gonna make Hardware!

Sega Sets The Record Straight! A competitor's site posted a story about Dreamcast being Sega's last console, but they were in error. Read the official response! Earlier today, Videogames.com posted a story about a Sega executive, Isao Okawa, saying that Dreamcast was Sega's last console, and that the future of the company was in software and the Internet. We even ran the story ourselves! However, something smelled off about the whole deal, and Sega Web got curious...especially when it led to a rumor that Sega was about to be bought out by Microsoft! Considering Microsoft is facing some serious consequences of being found to be a monopoly by the US government, we could resist no longer and called up our contact at Sega for the full monty on the situation. As it turns out, there were translation problems between Mr. Okawa and some of his English-speaking listeners. Sega Web e-mailed a Sega representative directly and got the full scoop from an eyewitness to the interview. According to Sega, an editor asked, "If the Dreamcast does not succeed, how will Sega compete in the future?" Mr. Okawa's response was that the "future of Sega is the Internet, not hardware." What he was trying to convey is that Sega is going to be focusing its efforts increasingly on the Internet. That means using the Internet as a delivery system for software, online gameplay, e-commerce, etc. However, you still need some form of hardware to receive that information. Sega will not be delivering content for PSX2, Dolphin or the PC through the Internet. So, Sega will always need to develop some form of console. Sega Dreamcast will have a long future thanks to it upgradability and evolutionary design. However, to say that Dreamcast will be the last console Sega will ever produce, is short sighted and not Mr. Okawa's intention at all. Mr. Okawa knows that Sega's strength against Sony and Nintendo is its ability to pursue new technologies and advances designed to expand the gameplay experience, such as the Internet. Sony's PSX2 doesn't even have a built in Internet solution, nor have either of our competitors outlined any form of Internet strategy for their new systems, as Sega has already done publicly. Sega is a little hesitant to host interviews with Japanese executives because of the translation problems. Mr. Okawa in no way meant Sega was getting out of the hardware business: he merely wanted to emphasize the importance Sega is placing on exploiting the Internet as the next great resource for advancing gameplay. So there you have it, Sega fans! Fear not, the future of Sega does not end with Dreamcast...it's just the new beginning! SOURCE: SEGAWEB.COM