Sonic Solicits for August 2016


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #285
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR B Variant: Evan Stanley

The suspense builds for Sonic in “Panic in the Sky” Part Two: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Dr. Eggman and his entire evil Eggman Empire! Now it becomes a race against time to get back in the fight and save the day! But when Dr. Eggman uses Chip and the power of the Chaos Emeralds, are our heroes already too late? Featuring the second of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus a “Gaia Colossus” variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #286
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR B Variant: Tracy Yardley

“Panic in the Sky” Part Three: The finale to the “Shattered World Saga” is reaching a fevered pitch! Sonic battles Dr. Eggman in a desperate bid to rescue Chip! The Freedom Fighters invade Eggman’s refinery against impossible odds! Rotor flies the Sky Patrol into a no-win battle with the Death Egg! And it only gets more nuts from there! Featuring the third of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus an “Egg Dragoon” variant by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley!
On Sale Date: 9/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


SONIC UNIVERSE #89
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR B Variant: Ryan Jampole

Knuckles is about to crack in “Shattered” Part Three: Time is running out for Amy, Knuckles and all of Angel Island! As our heroes fight for their lives, the evil wizard Walter Naugus inches closer to completing the Master Emerald and regaining his full power! Can the gang pull through to stop the wacky warlock? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran, Tracy Yardley and an “& Knuckles” variant by jamming Ryan Jampole!
On Sale Date: 8/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


SONIC BOOM VOL. 1: THE BIG BOOM (TR)
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante

Here comes the BOOM! Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back and ready to do battle with the evil DR. EGGMAN! This ground-breaking new branch of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise puts a different “spin” on all your favorite heroes and villains—plus brand new faces and hilarious stories chock-full of action. Written by bestselling Sonic comic scribe Ian Flynn, and based on the hit TV series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and new member Sticks, must come together as a team to explore a new world full of comedy and adventure. SONIC BOOM Vol. 1 collects Sonic Boom #1-4.
978-1-62738-983-9
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/7


SONIC SUPER DIGEST #17
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: SEGA

Get ready for supersonic action & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don’t miss all the fun and excitement you love in stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic Boom™ comic series! Sonic and his friends embark on daring quests, face epic challenges and run rings around the evil Dr. Eggman! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by SEGA and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!
On Sale Date: 9/7
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

Concerning “Lost Hedgehog Tales”

Hi there, Internet. We need to clear something up.

First, the short version: “Lost Hedgehog Tales” is still happening, but there is no time-table. It will be done one day, but I don’t know when that will be.

Moving on to the long version, I’ll start off with apologizing. I’m sorry. I really, truly am. I thought it would be a much faster turn-around, and I ended up getting people’s hopes up that it would be done quickly. That didn’t happen for a number of reasons; some personal, all private. And looking back over the past couple of years, it’s turned out for the better – again, for reasons I can’t get into publicly.

But there also needs to be a level of understanding on your end, Internet. For one thing I’m not obligated to do this at all. I’m receiving no compensation for it. It is time and energy being expended solely for the benefit of the fans of my old run. I’m doing it to honor your commitment to storylines that were lost to all of us. Remember: the rug was pulled out from under my feet as much as yours.

Secondly, there’s a long list of things that take priority over “Lost Hedgehog Tales.” I’m glad so many people want to know what I wanted to do with the series, but these are ultimately fan ideas. They aren’t sponsored by Archie or SEGA. I doubt either company even knows I’m doing this. This project is entirely on my shoulders. But my family comes first. The current direction of the Sonic books come first. Running the BumbleKast, finding new work and launching new projects all come first. I must devote myself to the “Now” before I get to the “What might’ve been.”

Again, I’m sincerely sorry it’s taken so long, but it will have to wait for more important things to be done first. And I refuse to be bullied or heckled again into rushing out more chapters like I did with Chapter 1. I am a man of my word and I will see this through to the end – eventually. So until then thank you again for your patience and your understanding.