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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!

Archie Sonic final tally of comics

With it announced that Archie would no longer be the publisher of Sonic comics, I decided to see just how many original Sonic comics they published out since 1993. These aren't counting reprints or compilations.


Jul 1993 - Dec 2016
290

Feb 2009 - Jan 2017
94

Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
11

May 2007 - May 2016
10

May 1997 - Nov 2000
14

Sep 2005 - Dec 2008
40

Jan 1997 - Nov 1999
32
Miniseries
Feb 1993 - Nov 1996
16
Specials
12

Jul 2016 - Nov 2016
2
Total - Archie
Feb 1993 - Jan 2017
519

Sega partners with IDW for future Sonic comics

Ah, looks like the other foot has dropped!

Sega has partnered with IDW Publishing for the future of Sonic comics after stopping with Archie. Full statement below:

Today SEGA revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends have joined forces with IDW Publishing, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, to begin a thrilling new chapter in the Blue Blur’s adventures in 2018.

Creative teams are currently being formed, and a publishing plan is now underway with more details to come at a later date. Writers and artists will be bringing their considerable talents to the comic book world of Sonic.

“We’ve been speaking with beloved Sonic fan-favorite creators and new creators alike, and are excited to be able to spread specifics about our plans for the comic in the near future,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer.

“We are ecstatic about this partnership with IDW,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer for Sonic the Hedgehog. “We know they’ll serve as a good home for the new adventures of Sonic, his friends and foes.”

With the cancellation of Archie, it makes sense for Sega to announce this just days later. It's very likely they had this ready for some time and waited for SDCC. 2018 is also not far off. It's not clear if Ian Flynn, Tracey Yardley and others will reprise their roles but the statement seems to indicate some familiar faces will return. We should learn soon.

Sega ends partnership with Archie Comics

In a tweet posted on the official Sonic Twitter account, we've now learned what was likely the case: Sega is ending their partnership with Archie.

If the text is too small, here it is again:

After 24 years of memorable storytelling, SEGA of America will conclude their Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership program with Archie Comics. This does not mark the end of Sonic in comics, but signifies SEGA of America's decision to take a different direction for the series that will be announced at a later date. SEGA would like to thank Sonic's amazing fans for their loyalty and passion over all the years. SEGA looks forward to providing more information soon.

While this isn't really surprising, it's still shocking as it's been a long 24 years. Hopefully we'll learn the future of Sonic comics very soon. I have a feeling they wanted these two announcements to be very close together.

Hirokazu Yasuhara talks game design

Here’s a recent talk from the game designer for the original Sonic games. It’s mostly about game design in general, but he talks a little bit about designing Sonic 1 and 2 near the beginning.

He shows some never-before-seen concept art, including the original Green Hill level map (drawn on draft paper!) and scrapped concepts for a world map for Sonic 2.

He’s also been sharing more concept art on Twitter. Also be sure to check out Naoto Ohshima, the original character designer of Sonic and friends. He’s been uploading his own concept sketches, including for NiGHTS and Blinx the Time Sweeper.

Sonic at E3 2017

E3 has dawned upon us once again. We’ve waited nearly a year for news about Project Sonic 2017, now known as Sonic Forces. You’ll be going up against Dr. Eggman with Sonic and your own custom made character. Eggman isn’t alone this time, he’s teamed up with Chaos, Shadow, Metal Sonic, and a new mystery villain. The trailer will leave you shouting for Sega to take your money. We also got to see a look at the Green Hill Zone Act 2 boss. Special thanks to Blue Paradox for getting this from the Twitch stream.

Chemical Plant is in Sonic Mania

We've been treated to a new trailer and this time it's Chemical Plant Act 2. The purple goo appears to now be blue (that can be turned green) with interesting repelling characteristics.

Check it out below:

Sonic Mania release date and price announced

We finally now know the release date for Sonic Mania. It will be released August 15th 2017. It will also retail for $19.99 in the US and £14.99 in the UK. There is however a Steam sale knocking off 10%. This lowers it to $17.99 and £13.49 respectively.

If you're interested in the collector's edition, it's still going on. Links below for that for each platform.

Sega released some new screenshots along with a new trailer. The art direction should look familiar in the trailer as it was done by Tyson Hesse, who also worked on the Sonic Megadrive comic. Hopefully we get to see more animated material soon. Hyper Potions also brings new music. Full track here. It's also been added to the music section.

Oh also Stardust Speedway. :D

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Third character revealed in Sonic Forces

Sega today has released two trailers showcasing the mysterious third character teased before. As rumored, it is indeed a custom character you'll be able to create for the game. The second trailer shows 2D game play.

Sonic Boom Season 2's "Robots from the Sky" Debuts this Saturday

Sonic Boom, the cartoon, has gained general appeal amongst Sonic fans. Episodes are chopped up into 11 minute episodes and usually one 11 minute episode airs each Saturday per week. There has also never been any continuation from episode to episode. Sure, maybe you'll see some of the same robots or quick references but that's it. That changes this weekend.

This Saturday, we'll get the first of a 4 parter, "Robots from the Sky."