Sonic Universe - Exclusive Early Info

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Sonic Universe - Exclusive Early Info

Postby Ian Flynn » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:16 pm

What is "Sonic Universe?"

"Sonic Universe" will be a new on-going monthly title set in the "Sonic the Hedgehog" universe. Makes the title pretty apt, ne?

What will SU be about?

SU will cover characters and settings outside of the normal scope of STH. So supporting cast members and "ElseWorld" stories will be here. The sky isn't the limit here - it's the universe!

What will happen to "Sonic X?"

SX had a good, solid run. We're taking our cue from "Seinfeld" and calling it quits while we're ahead. That, and given the nature of SU, it's not entirely impossible we'll never see SX again. Just don't look for it for a while.

We will be going out with a bang, though. More on that in a minute.

When does the awesome start?

I can't reveal the date yet, but you can expect things to get rolling very early 2009.

If it's set in the Prime universe (mostly), will there be cross-overs?

Yes and no. Lemme 'splain...

By its very nature, SU will be in a perpetual cross-over with STH, and visa versa. Events in STH will affect the SU world, and stuff that happens in SU will have consequences in STH. We're trying to make it so you don't have to read both to get what's going on, but it'll still be nice to pick up both books each month.

That said, there will be more direct cross-overs a la the old KTE days. More on that in a minute!

Spoilers? Please?!

This info thread wouldn't be very much fun without them, now would it?

First off, there's going to be a pretty epic cross-over the end of this year. Consider this your check list!

"Bold New Moebius" ends with the epic "Hedgehog Havoc" two-part story. Something will happen in STH#196 that sends Shadow and Metal Sonic away . . .

. . . and into SX#40! "The End" will be the grand, sweeping curtain call for the series. Shadow and Metal Sonic will then be whisked away into . . .

. . . Sonic Universe #1! "Living Weapons" will mark the beginning of the book and its opening story arc.

How are they transported? Where do they wind up in SU#1? Who do they meet? You'll just have to read to find out!

Whoa. So what . . .?

I'M NOT DONE YET!

While SU is gearing up, we'll be getting into the Road to #200. Did you think Sonic's "punishment" in STH#192 was light? Did you think I'd let it go that easy? HA!

And y'all have been wondering about Zonic, right?

And do I even need to plug STH#200? STH#175 was just Round One, folks. The final push by our heroes is going to be big, and the results will be affecting the books for literally years to come. That's not hype - that's a promise!

Done now?

Hardly! This is the SU info thread, right? It's time for some closing teases:

- Shadow fans: get ready for a whole bunch of Shadow.
- Knuckles fans: get ready for a whole bunch of Knuckles.
- Do you like it when we fill in little gaps in the history? Get ready.
- It's sure been a long time since we've had a new character on the book, isn't it? You don't have to wait much longer.
- And a whole bunch more . . . but I think I've reached the limit that I can reveal!

It's officially time to geek out!

Well said!

I don't want to rain on jazzyjin's parade, so I'll direct all discussion and further speculation to this thread already in progress.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled forum.

NOVEMBER EDIT

Early previews of SU#1-2 Covers!

(Linked to ensure any quoting of posts doesn't get ridiculous.)

Sonic Universe #1
Sonic Universe #2
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Postby bsonic10 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:03 pm

We can talk here can't we? Or should we move our comments into jazzy's thread?

Either way, this is a whole bunch of cool info! Lots to look forward to. Interesting way to cross things over Ian! Makes me wonder what exactly sends Metal and Shadow away, though in an arc focusing on Dimension hopping (among other things) and one introducing Silver, it's not that hard to believe. So, this could be good for the Prime Verse, we'll get to explore more of the other characters and other places. The "ElseWorlds" should be very interesting too. A good idea over all, best of all for people who can't afford it, it isn't necessary to understand things in the main comic (thankfully, I should be able to afford it). I was wondering why Sonic got off very easily, it's now apparent that he won't be so lucky. I'm interested as to what this means for Shadow, Knuckles and their stories among the others. #200 sounds very promising and exciting as well! You've got me very excited Ian, I can't wait!
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Postby Guest » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:13 pm

Buh.. I hate when comic book stories cross series...
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