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Sonic The Hedgehog #289, Sonic Universe #92 Solicitations

avatar Lighthead @ Aug 24, 2016

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #289

Written by Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata

The SUPER DUPER DUO of SONIC and TAILS unite in "Genesis of a Hero" Part Two: The 25th Anniversary celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog continues in this retro-action adventure! Sonic has chased Dr. Eggman clear across Westside Island, and now into the skies! Can Sonic and Tails survive a head-on assault of the Wing Fortress? And what sinister secrets lurk beyond the clouds? Featuring cover art by veteran Sonic comic artist Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante and a "High Flying Variant" by jammin' Jamal Peppers!

SONIC UNIVERSE #92

Written by Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker

Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms

ENTER the DEPTHS of DANGER in "The Case of the Pirate Princess" Part Two: The Chaotix have tracked down the princess of Meropis and the pirates that kidnapped her – but now they’re prisoners as well! And Vector’s daring plan to escape… is to join them?! It’s mysteries and revelations galore as the Chaotix hit the high seas! Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran Tracy Yardley and a "Shinobi" variant by monster-talent T-Rex!

Sonic 25th Anniversary Party - Sonic Mania, Project Sonic 2017 and more!

avatar Lighthead @ Jul 23, 2016

Sega held their Sonic 25th anniversary party at the House of Blues in San Diego last night. As expected, there were many announcements. Two of which were new games.

  • Sonic Mania - For long time Sonic fans, this is what we've been waiting for. A sprite based Sonic game akin to old Genesis/Megadrive days. It's being led by Taxman and Stealth, also known for their spot on ports (and enhanced) of Sonic CD, Sonic 1 and Sonic 2.
  • Project Sonic 2017 - We don't have an official name yet but it includes modern and classic Sonic, similar in nature of Sonic Generations. We're told it's not a sequel, so it's not a Sonic Generations 2. This likely means it's an all new adventure and based upon the trailer it definitely appears to be.

Other notable announcements include:

Sonic Runners - Last Chance!

avatar Vector @ Jul 21, 2016

Sonic Runners

Sonic Runners is coming to a close pretty soon. On July 27 at 9AM UTC. (5AM EDT, 2AM PDT) the servers for the game will be shut down and you will no longer be able to play the game. At All! The app requires a constant connection so even when July 27 comes and goes, while the app will still remain on your device, it will likely throw an error.

Enter our initiative to get you the most out of the app before it's done. We've created this Facebook community. Head over and we'll see what we can do for you!

Sonic The Hedgehog #288, Sonic Universe #91 Solicitations

avatar Lighthead @ Jul 8, 2016

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #288

Written by Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata, John Workman

SONIC is BACK in “Genesis of a Hero” Part One: It’s Sonic’s 25th Anniversary and we’re celebrating in style—retro-style that is! See Sonic in his first climactic show-down with Dr. Eggman, straight from the gameplay of the first Sonic the Hedgehog game! But what happens after the battle? And what new force arises once the dust has settled? It’s the story you know with a new twist! Featuring cover art by the legendary Patrick Spaziante and a “Best Buds” variant by the lovely Genevieve FT!

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Sonic's 25th Anniversary!

avatar Lighthead @ Jun 23, 2016

It's interesting isn't it?

It's a testament to the oldness feeling and it's very real.

It feels like just yesterday it was Sonic's 10th Anniversary, celebrating with Sonic Adventure 2. I remember getting that along with the collector's edition which had that nifty coin. (Unfortunately now I can't find it). 

We then celebrated Sonic's 15th anniversary with Sonic 06. AHEM, moving on...

For the 20th anniversary we got a treat with Sonic Generations.

Now here we are with today being Sonic's 25th anniversary. We don't have a game announcement yet but that's expected to be next month. I think everyone is in agreement that Sega should in no way rush the development of this game. You may be asking however, did Sega drop us anything? There is this nifty retrospective they posted on their youtube found below.

Here's to the next 25 years. Never stop going fast, Sonic.

Humble Sonic Bundle

avatar Rabid Rodent @ Jun 21, 2016

The Humble Sonic 25th Anniverary Bundle is live, featuring lotsa Sonic games and comics on the cheap.

Sonic Games Bundle

$1 tier:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis Classics DLC)
  • Sonic Adventure DX
  • Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Genesis Classics DLC)
  • Sonic CD

Beat the average:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode 1
  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis Classics DLC)
  • Sonic Adventure 2 (+DLC)
  • (More stuff to be revealed next week.)

$10 tier:

  • Sonic Lost World
  • Sonic Generations (+DLC)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode 2
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (+DLC)

$35 tier:

  • A swanky t-shirt

Sonic Comics Bundle

$1 tier:

  • Sonic Universe Volume 6: Treasure Team Tango
  • Sonic The Hedgehog: 264 - 272, 276 - 279
  • Sonic Universe: 45, 55 - 58
  • Sonic Boom: 1 - 4

Beat the average:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog: 260 - 263
  • Sonic Universe: 59 - 74, 83 - 86
  • Sonic Boom: 5 - 7

$15 tier:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog: 226 - 229, 252 - 259, 280 - 283
  • Sonic Universe: 18 - 20, 75, 79 - 82
  • Sonic Super Digest: 13 - 16

Right now the average is hovering around the $10 range (and even over it, previously), so there's not really any reason to choose it over the third tier. As always, paying for higher tiers nets you all the stuff in the lower ones. And you will get those bonus games and comics to be revealed later, so long as you paid for it. (Also these are all Steam games.)

The games bundle also includes a free sampler of Sonic comics, which is open to everybody. Nice, right? Nice.

So yeah, pretty nice deal all around. Pick it up, donate to charity. Or don't. You don't have to. You do you, ok.

Update: This article has been updated to reflect the sale of Sonic comics.

Sonic The Hedgehog #287, Sonic Universe #90 Solicitations

avatar Lighthead @ Jun 20, 2016

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #287

Written by Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata

SONIC BATTLES at the CENTER of the PLANET in “Panic in the Sky” Part Four: This is it—the cataclysmic clash and ferocious finale to the Shattered World Saga! Super Sonic leads Chip into battle against the dreaded Dark Gaia with the Freedom Fighters at ground zero! With the fate of the world at stake, who will actually be able to make it home? Featuring the fourth of four EPIC connecting covers by mega-talent Dan Schoening and a “Super” variant by full-time editor, first-time cover artist Vincent Lovallo!

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Sonic joins Lego Dimensions

avatar Lighthead @ Jun 9, 2016

Sonic Lego Dimensions

Sega announced via their official Sonic twitter account today that Sonic would be joining in with Lego Dimensions. He will be part of wave 6, an expansion pack, expected to release this coming September. Sonic accompanies 15 other franchises for this wave. In total there will be 30 franchises as of wave 6.

If you're unfamiliar with Lego Dimensions, it's an adventure game developed by Traveller's Tales. You can find out more about Lego Dimensions here.

Sonic The Hedgehog #286, Sonic Universe #89 Solicitations

avatar Lighthead @ May 13, 2016

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #286

Written by Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata

“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!

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Site Optimizations

avatar Lighthead @ Apr 24, 2016

We've made several site optimizations across the site over the last week or so. The music section most notably looks better and the entire site as a whole should render better on mobile devices. It's still not perfect though. (Nearly 40% of our traffic is mobile!)

Please let us know any features you would like to see!