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Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby Meliden » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:36 pm

What's that? Why is there a topic when there's no official reveal? Well, the Sonic twitter run by Aaron reveals the answer to that...

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Yep, it's the variant cover for Sonic Universe #87! This confirms that the next arc is called "Shattered" and is likely about Knuckles' quest to fix the Master Emerald. Other covers coming soon, no doubt.
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby RaceProUK » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:42 pm

…and the meme has now come full circle.

& Knuckles
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby GentlemanX » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:46 am

...well ... um... huh.

I'm not terribly interested in ANOTHER Knuckles Arc right now and having Archie play twitter memes isn't exactly my fancy either, but it's a variant cover who cares.

...hope the main cover looks more appealing and that the solicit gives me more. If not, oh well.
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby jm0364 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:51 am

Well Meliden you're not far off on the story of this arc

Everything you've said is right on the dot...

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Except for the fact that Amy is also coming along for the ride.
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby Scruffy » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:11 am

jm0364 wrote:Well Meliden you're not far off on the story of this arc

Everything you've said is right on the dot...

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Except for the fact that Amy is also coming along for the ride.

Excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing
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those two knuckleheads working together. :)
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby ShadowBat20 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:32 am

Ooh, another Knuckles arc, those are usually great.
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And Amy's coming along for the ride? Even better.
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Postby Penguin God » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:34 am

Oh yes, people have been asking for this arc since Amy learned the Mystic Melody. I was wondering why an arc with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles would be in SU.
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby akessel92 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:49 am

Man it's gonna suck not going to be able to discuss these issues here when they release. But, oh well. It about time we got to this part in sonic universe though I'm curious as to why the released this variant before the main issue covers?
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Postby TurboTailz » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:52 am

akessel92 wrote:Man it's gonna suck not going to be able to discuss these issues here when they release.


Agreed. Going to miss reading awesome discussions here.
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Postby Ryannumber1gamer » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:59 pm

Knuckles the Echidna

& Sonic

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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby Jazzy76 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:05 pm

Seeing as the Master emerald pieces could be anywhere, this looks like a good chance to explore more of the new world aside from the "Shattered world crisis" in the main book.
Still, I can't help but feel they could have done this as back up stories over in STH and instead explore more obscure characters and places such as the Babylon rogues or
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A spin-off of Rouge and Madonna Garnet (Topaz) exploring GUN and other simmilar places in SU.
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby Mr.Unsmiley » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:06 pm

it's not as if we cant still get arcs like that in the future
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby SonicBlueRanger » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:33 pm

Full Solicits.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #284
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman & Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #284 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening & Luis Antonio Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #284 CVR B Variant: Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms
SONIC and friends get into some BIG TROUBLE in “Panic in the Sky” Part One: Sonic’s Freedom Fighters are finally ready to restore the planet! Unless, of course, someone does even more damage! Cue: the evil Dr. Eggman (of course)! He has a plan of his own and strikes first! The mad doctor launches a multi-pronged assault that will leave you speechless-everything has been building up to this moment! The final chapter to the Shattered World Saga begins here! Featuring the first of four EPIC connecting covers by mega-talent Dan Schoening and an “Evil Win” variant by the wonderful Lamar Wells!
Ship Date: 4/27
On Sale Date: 5/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


SONIC UNIVERSE #87
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #87 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #87 CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight
Knock knock, it’s KNUCKLES in “Shattered” Part One: A brand new adventure starring Knuckles and Amy Rose begins here! It’s a race against time to find the final Master Emerald shards before Sonic restores the shattered world! The final installment of Knuckles’s search, filled with dangers and mysteries, starts with this issue! Featuring cover art by the terrific Tracy Yardley plus an “& Knuckles” variant by CG artist supreme Rafa Knight!
Ship Date: 4/13
On Sale Date: 4/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.



I'm super excited to see Dan and Luis doing a connecting cover for the finale. I've made no secret of how much I love their work.

Both stories sound really fun and it's kinda nice to see the Shattered World saga is finally coming to an end after almost four years. Although I have enjoyed the storyline it's admittedly been going on a bit too long.
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby DudestofGuys » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:34 pm

GentlemanX wrote:I'm not terribly interested in ANOTHER Knuckles Arc right now


It's starting over a year and a half after his last arc ended, he's one of the most iconic and prominent characters in the franchise, he's THE most popular Sonic friend who isn't mostly segregated from Sonic (the other two hedgehogs) or tied to Sonic's hip (Tails), and his subplot needs resolving.

Putting aside judging an arc based on the character headlining it (because Jet being an annoying brat ruined Babylon Rising, don'tcha know), are you actually thinking about what you're saying? Should Knuckles just solve his problems entirely off screen and be absent outside of keen little cameos for a year or two? That'd be pretty irresponsible of the writers when Knuckles is one of the characters most in need of being firmly established and explored since the reboot.

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Callin' it: Blaze is going to be a major part of an arc before the end of the year. People will complain about having another Blaze arc so soon when she's been gone for two years. Then we'll get a Shadow arc, and within a year of that another Knuckles arc (unless Knuckles or Shadow share space with other major characters...oh, except people will still call those Knuckles/Shadow arcs unless they're paired with each other, Sonic or Silver. Amy and Tails don't count, you see) and everyone will continue being grumpy about who gets the cover shot instead of judging stories after they read them. Oh well. :^)
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Re: Sonic #284, SU #87 and other covers and solicits.

Postby The King of Shadows » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:07 pm

I remember when SU first started we were promised a lot of Knuckles arcs and that had people excited. That didn't happen and that was back when there was an interesting lore to explore. Now that it's gone, it's like people don't care about seeing so much Knuckles.
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