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Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

Wed Nov 4, 2020 8 d

From Sonic veterans Ian Flynn and Jack Lawrence comes “Smash & Grab,” an exciting story jam-packed with bad guys and badniks!

Some of Sonic’s worst enemies are back and badder than ever! Dr. Starline, Dr. Eggman’s former-right hand, has brought together Mimic, Rough, Tumble, and Zavok and promised them even more incredible power… if they can stop fighting each other and start fighting badniks to get to it!

Sonic The Hedgehog #34

Sonic The Hedgehog #34

Wed Nov 11, 2020 15 d

It’s off to the races with Cream, Cheese, Amy, and Rouge! They have to keep up their winning streak or surrender Cheese to Clutch’s evil…clutches! Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails are being watched by a mysterious figure in Eggman’s seemingly abandoned base and Shadow investigates a mystery!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #3

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #3

Wed Nov 25, 2020 Tentative

Who can you trust in a group of bad guys? Zavok and Mimic find out the hard way in “Trust Issues,” and are… less than happy. Meanwhile, Starline is struggling to maintain control of the rowdy group of villains.

Sonic The Hedgehog #35

Sonic The Hedgehog #35

Wed Nov 25, 2020 Tentative

Please keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times, this is going to be a bumpy one! Rogue calls on Sonic and Tails for backup after the appearance of a hooded villain at White Park. The recently-revealed shadowy figure from Eggman’s base tags along, but can they really be trusted? All will be revealed in “Chao Races and Badnik Bases,” part three!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4

Wed Dec 23, 2020 Tentative

Dr. Eggman vs. the Bad Guys! Astonishingly, Dr. Starline’s managed to hold together his motley crew of criminals long enough to almost achieve his goal and see his plan to fruition. Unfortunately, when Dr. Eggman gets wind of their activities, he sets his sights on them. Will the Bad Guys stay together to scramble Eggman or will they crack? Find out in “No Honor Among Thieves,” the thrilling conclusion to Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys!

Sonic The Hedgehog #36

Sonic The Hedgehog #36

Wed Dec 23, 2020 Tentative

Strap on your snowshoes, an avalanche is headed straight for White Park Chateau! Sonic and gang are going to have to act quickly if they want to save the White Park guests and stop the hooded figure from getting away with Tails! Join Evan Stanley for the action-packed conclusion of “Chao Races and Badnik Bases”

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Fri Apr 8, 2022 528 d

Sequel to the 2020 movie.

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    • Interview With Ben Acorn

      Sonic HQ EXCLUSIVE interview with Sonic midi maker Ben Acorn.

      HQ: Hello Mr.Ben Acorn, this is the Sonic HQ News crew. We have a few questions for you…let us start by asking the most important. What midi are you working on now? Can you tell us a little bit about it?

      Ben: The midi that I am currently working on is called Chaos Jam. It is track 1 on Virtual Sonic CD. It’s a very good song but it keeps proving to be very difficult. It has many instruments in it that cannot be reproduced in a general midi file. I am only able to get around this by using the closest instruments to them that are available to put in a general midi file. Now, that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be good. It means that it will take more work to make it good.

      HQ: When do you think it’ll be finished?

      Ben: Well there’s really no way to tell. I can give you a guess though. I think it should be done in about 2 or 3 weeks depending on the time I have to work on it. And I have three more midi’s not yet released to the public.

      HQ: Which three?

      Ben: Wacky Workbench version 1, Stardust Speedway version 2, and Sonic Boom version 2!

      HQ: Can you tell us what midis you have made so far?

      Ben: Yes.

      HQ: OK, so…

      Ben: Sonic CD-Wacky Work Bench Present, Sonic CD-Sonic Boom, Sonic CD-Stardust Speedway Bad Future, and a re-make of Sonic Boom and Stardust Speedway Bad future because they were some of my first mids and has tons of errors in them.

      HQ: Which one’s your favorite?

      Ben: Sonic CD-Wacky Work Bench Present is the most accurate but I like Sonic Boom the best.

      HQ: Many people would like to know the answer to this question, how exactly do you make midi files?

      Ben: Well? First you need to get a notation or sequencing program. I have one because I was interested in writing music. These programs are not always cheap. Some cost up to $1000, but don’t worry those programs are for professional composers who write music for big time orchestras. There aren’t any shareware versions of midi programs that I know of that let you save your work. So be ready to spend some money. I use Quick Score Professional. It cost about $90 and works very well.

      HQ: What’s the cheapest sequencing program you know of?

      Ben: Um … I guess Cake Walk. I know you can download a demo and I’ve seen the full version and it look’s cheap. but I don’t know how much it costs.

      HQ: Who do you think is the best Sonic midi maker on the net? Besides you that is. (laughs)

      Ben: Besides me? Oh that’s a tough one. Um… Koryan I’d have to say. Very talented.

      HQ: And last question, how did you get into Sonic? Don’t worry, we’ll ask all other Sonic fans we interview this question from now on. (laughs)

      Ben: I saw it on a Saturday morning when I was little, and I was hooked. I bought a Sega right away and then I got Sonic 1, 2, 3, well you know!

      HQ: Thanks for your time Ben!

      Ben: Bye!

      If you have any question for Ben, email him at ben_acorn@yahoo.com.