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Sonic The Hedgehog #53

Wed Sep 28, 2022 Out Now!

Surge is angry, and she’s about to make it everyone’s problem… At least everyone in Central City. Sonic’s friends race to stop her rampage, but there’s something different about her. Something…more powerful.

StH: Scrapnik Island #1

Wed Oct 19, 2022 12 d

It was a dark and stormy night. Harsh rain from an unnatural storm fell upon Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower as they flew above the sea in the Tornado. Lightning strikes, causing the plane to spiral downward into a crash landing on an uncharted island. What Sonic and Tails will soon learn is that the island is no island at all, but the floating remains of the Death Egg. Scrapped, rusted, and malfunctioning Badniks call this place home. Can the friends survive isolation on an island of robots programmed to destroy them?

Sonic The Hedgehog #54

Wed Oct 26, 2022 19 d

Coming to you live from Central City! There appears to be a malfunction with all electronics. Traffic lights are all green, TVs are smoking, and microwaves are beeping nonstop. Can Sonic the Hedgehog save us by lunchtime? I need to warm up my burrito! Stay tuned! Sonic and Tails race to Central City to stop Surge’s rampage, but they’re no match for her this time around.

Sonic Frontiers

Tue Nov 8, 2022 32 d

Worlds are colliding in Sonic the Hedgehog’s newest high-speed adventure. In search of the missing Chaos emeralds, Sonic becomes stranded on an ancient island teeming with unusual creatures.

StH: Scrapnik Island #2

Wed Nov 16, 2022 40 d

It’s alive! It’s rusted… It’s shaped like Sonic… It’s Mecha Sonic! He’s no longer Eggman’s prized invention but just a docile bot living among other washed-up Badniks. And now he is tasked with helping Sonic and Tails. Has Eggman’s nefarious programming truly been rusted over, or will Sonic’s presence awaken a forgotten part of Mecha Sonic?

StH: Tails’ 30th Anniversary Special

Wed Nov 16, 2022 40 d

Join Ian Flynn, Aaron Hammerstrom, and Reggie Graham in celebrating Classic Tails’s 30th Anniversary! A comic all about the cutest, smartest, bravest fox around?! Heck yeah! Best buds Sonic and Tails are off to Flicky Island for a much needed vacation! But the relaxing beaches and beautiful mountains have been replaced by railroad tracks and giant crystals–scaring off the Flickies! Tails will have to put on a brave face to defeat the magical villain: Witchcart!

Sonic The Hedgehog #55

Wed Nov 23, 2022 47 d

Determined to end Sonic once and for all, Surge takes the fight home to Starline Base Sigma. But lingering ghosts and visitors threaten Surge’s precarious advantage over everyone.

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Fri Dec 20, 2024 805 d

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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!

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