Sonic HQ

Upcoming

Sonic The Hedgehog #47

Wed Dec 22, 2021 17 d

The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE-long adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.

Amy, Tangle, Jewel, and Belle’s peaceful camping trip is still up in flames… literally. The fire is blazing but all the tension from before has melted away and the heroines are ready to save the day! Plus, being confronted with such danger has some reevaluating their futures… Find out more in the final part of “Trial by Fire”!

Imposter Syndrome #2

Wed Jan 12, 2022 38 d

The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE-long-adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.Surge and Kit are put to the test! Dr. Starline is almost ready to launch his grand plan, but first he must ensure his creations can perform under pressure. But more powerful doesn’t always mean better… can Surge and Kit live up to the heroes that inspired their creation?

Sonic The Hedgehog #48

Wed Feb 23, 2022 80 d

The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE-LONG-ADVENTURE leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.

The Chaotix are on the case! Central City has been turned upside-down by unmanageable traffic, and reports of lightning and water moving in odd ways have the city’s emergency services scratching their heads. Is it a sewer-dwelling crocodile, a pair of unruly brothers, or something more sinister? Whatever it may be, Vector, Espio, and Charmy are sure to uncover the truth.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Fri Apr 8, 2022 124 d

Sequel to the 2020 movie.

  • Categories

  • Article Archives

  • Recent Posts

    View More

    Sonic Comics: Royalty Blues

    Sonic fan Brian Sapinski takes a look at current developments and decisions in the comic concerning Princess Sally.

    Well… we seem to be coming to a crossroads here. Only trouble is that we have no idea which road is the one we're traveling on next.

    Life is not as it should be on our beloved Mobius. (But then again, when WAS it ever as it should be?) The Eggman cometh, Sonic's gone extreme, Knuckles has opened his heart to someone. Yet somehow, one member of our group seems to have been lost in the shuffle. That someone is Princess Sally.

    Bear in mind, of course, that this isn't the first time she's been on the shelf. Hey, she was supposed to make a permanent home on said shelf, remember? (Apologies, but I side with Dan Drazen on that one. There's no way this fanboy's gonna get over Endgame.) But this time is different than before. Sally has been forced onto the sidelines in order to allow someone else to pull her strings. Usually, that someone comes in one of two shapes: Her father, King Acorn, or the corporate suits at Archie and SEGA.

    This goes back to the issues I first touched upon at the time of “The Ultimatum” in Sonic #60. The problem stemmed from the fact that King Acorn was saying that Sally has to marry Antoine in order to become the next to rule. We've seen since then that she didn't handle this too well, so as a counterattack, King Acorn sent Geoffrey St. John and his specially-created Secret Service to go to the Floating Island in order to find Prince Elias. The mission proved successful, and the Prince was brought back to Mobotropolis, where he was INSTANTLY proclaimed as the next to ascend the throne.

    All this occurred behind Sally's back, as King Acorn had her detained on other “royal duties”. Sure, Kingie, whatever you say. This sounds more to me like a “royal screw job”. I mean, let's see, you try to force her into a marriage she doesn't want, you keep secrets from her, you disband the Freedom Fighters just so you can keep her under your complete control… And you say that you're doing all these things because you love your daughter. Well, frankly, this type of “love” stinks! (I can hear the J. Geils Band brushing the cobwebs off their instruments as we speak.”)

    But you want to know the best part of all of this is? We're not done yet, because the thing that started all this trouble — Sally's relationships — has just re-emerged thanks to some major curves.

     

    WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! TURN BACK IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!

    At first, we figured that with Elias placed at the #1 contender to the title of ruler without having even been in a single contest, Sally (screwed as she was) could just spend the rest of eternity with Sonic as it was meant to be. But then, Elias pulls a James Van Der Beek, telling Sally that he afraid to say to dad “I don't want your life.” To top that, Sonic Super Special #11 will feature Sally undergoing the ritual that she first refused to take part in.

    So wait a second. Does that mean that Sally's gonna drop Sonic just like she was dropped from a building and suddenly spark a romantic fire with Antoine in the name of the Source of All? Not just yet…

    Because it's been previewed that in Sonic #78, King Acorn is finally going to be shining the spotlight on someone other than himself for a change. It turns out that he's establishing the Kingdom of Knothole, he's putting the Freedom Fighters back together, and to top that off, HE'S KNIGHTING SONIC!! Yes, you heard me right. Sir Sonic of the Kingdom of Knothole. Has an odd sound to it, doesn't it?

    Well, realize that THIS is where the confusion comes in. The question now before the panel is: WHO WILL SALLY CHOOSE AS HER KING?

    This question stems from the comments I made in the editorial I did about “The Ultimatum”. (See Ken's Ultimatum) I had said that it is tradition — if not a mandate — for someone of royalty to marry to another of royal blood. So, it made sense that Antoine was the one that the Source of All would pick. But now, with Sonic being accepted into the fold, he becomes a contender. Thus, it opens the possiblility that the future scenario shown in Sonic: In Your Face will indeed come true.

    HOWEVER, even with those at Archie hoping to shine some hope and say that our dreams may come true, we still have to contend with the Vince McMahon's of the comic world, the corporate suits at SEGA. We always have to keep in mind their “No Chance In Hell” policy: Sonic & Sally will NEVER get married, get engaged, go out on a date, or show any other sign of a love relationship. So, if you asked them who Sally is going to end up with, their resounding answer would be Antoine. However, Ken Penders has always made it clear to all of us that if our hearts are set on something, and we make it known, SEGA may be mysteriously convinced to change their minds. Therefore, we the members of Sonic fandom have the chance to be a variant of Stone Cold Steve Austin. If we raise some hell and let our voices be heard, we'll have our way.

    But in a world where nothing is for sure, we'll just have to accept the fact that we won't know what the future holds. And that's why we're so confused.

    Thank you for your time. I am

    Brian Sapinski
    The Sonic Whammy

    PS: Drawings from Sonic#60 by Manny Galan and drawings from Sonic#70 & #73 by Steven Butler are all c. 1998-9 Archie Publications. No copyright infringement is intended.