Archie Sonic Comics Retrospective: Issue 1


Sonic The Hedgehog #39

Wed May 12, 2021 28 d

Report: Test subjects S, A, and T are responding very well to experiments. Proceeding to phase three.

Sonic, Amy, and Tails are still stuck in Eggman’s evil tower and being subjected to his increasingly crazy tests. It doesn’t help that Tangle and Belle have unknowingly begun controlling the tower and are making it impossible for their friends to escape! Everyone’s limits are pushed as they try to make it out in time in “Test Run,” part three!

Sonic The Hedgehog #40

Wed Jun 2, 2021 Tentative

Tangle to the rescue! The brave lemur has jumped into the battle to save Sonic, Amy, and Tails from falling victim to Dr. Eggman’s latest experiment. Belle has a different kind of battle when she comes face-to-face with an old friend. Will the gang be able to escape unharmed? Find out in Evan Stanley’s epic conclusion to “Test Run”!

Sonic The Hedgehog #41

Wed Jun 16, 2021 Tentative

The Deadly Six are still on the loose and attacking towns. Jewel the Beetle recruits Sonic’s friends the Chaotix to find and stop the Zeti, but Zavok of the Deadly Six is looking for his minions, too—he’s angrier than ever and wants to reunite. The Chaotix will have to act quickly to outsmart the Deadly Six!

Sonic the Hedgehog: 30th Anniversary Special

Wed Jun 23, 2021 Tentative

After 30 years of going fast, it’s time for fans to celebrate the speediest hedgehog of all time! It’s an unbelievable birthday celebration for Sonic the Hedgehog with his first Classic Sonic special!

First, in “Seasons of Chaos” by longtime Sonic scribe Ian Flynn and artists Aaron Hammerstrom & Reggie Graham, Sonic goes on an adventure from pleasant spring valleys to wintry wonderlands in search of the Chaos Emeralds. But Sonic’s not alone, with a little help from his friends Miles “Tails” Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel, they’ll race, fight, and fly their way to victory against the baddest of baddies!

Then, in “Dr. Eggman’s Birthday,” the vile, villainous Dr. Eggman takes center stage in a story written by New York Times bestseller Gale Galligan (The Babysitters Club)! And how does the bad doctor celebrate the occasion? Only his Badniks know for sure…

Finally, in “Sonic Learns to Drive,” Sonic’s up against a tough challenge: Driving! When the fastest thing alive can outrun any car, will Sonic have the patience to learn… or will he finally get left in the dust? Written by the hosts of My Brother, My Brother, and Me, The Adventure Zone, and New York Times bestsellers, the McElroy Brothers!

Grab a slice of chili dog cake and don’t get left in the dust on the most way past cool book of the year!

Sonic The Hedgehog #42

Wed Jul 7, 2021 Tentative

Zeti Hunt, part two! Now that Zavok has his pack, it’s time for them to make a big move. But Jewel the Beetle, newly appointed Restoration leader, has called on Sonic, Tails, and the Chaotix to run interference. Will they be able to stop the Zeti and make it home in time for spaghetti!?

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Fri Apr 8, 2022 359 d

Sequel to the 2020 movie.

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    Archie Sonic Comics Retrospective: Issue 1



    The Sonic community is one of the most diverse video game communities in existence. This is because Sonic has taken many forms and introduced many types of fans. Some were introduced thanks to the Genesis games, some because of Shadow the Hedgehog, and some even by more infamous games like Sonic ‘06. But video games aren’t the only form of media that brought many people to enjoy the blue blur like the TV shows for example. But there’s one specific form of media that even got a place in the Guinness World Records of 2008 and that is comics. Sonic has had a few different types of comics like the UK Fleetway comics and the recent IDW comics. But in this retrospective series, I’m going to be focusing on the longest-running comic series based on a video game that just so happens to be the Archie Comics. Join me as we talk about the first issue of this long comic series which was published in July 1993. This issue was written by Michael Gallagher. 

    Meet Me at the Corner of Hedgehog & Vine:

    Our story begins with the evil Dr. Robotnik choking/destroying a Sonic pinata (what a lovely way to start a comic series). As he is loathing against Sonic, Swat-bot #693-47892 appears with a plant to show the doctor. This infuriates him as it is against one of his many rules (these include, but not limited to, no laughing, reading, cute animals, dancing, etc.). The robot then shows him that this isn’t any ordinary plant as it is actually a machine disguised as one and is growing rapidly. This makes the doctor curious and asks what he intends to do with it. The swatbot proposes seeding the forest using a burrobot where Sonic and the Freedom Fighters live with these plants. Robotnik is pleased with this idea and disposes of the swat-bot and claims the idea as his own (thus concluding the epic tale of Swat-bot #693-47892. I’ll see you all next week).Archie Sonic Comic Image

    Meanwhile, in the Knothole Village, the Sonic and Princess Sally Acorn are talking about….war strategies (and totally not what kind of picture frame they want to put on their map of Mobius). As Sonic and Sally talk, Antoine D’Coolette starts to get jealous and leaves the hidden base of Knothole to find flowers to get Sally’s attention.

    As you can see, the Archie comics are heavily based on the popular SatAM cartoon. Some mistake it to be the other way around but that’s not true. Archie worked off of early production materials of SatAM that DiC and Sega gave them. This is why Sally had to go through different color styles and Rotor was named Boomer. 

    Where was I again? …Ah! There we are. 

    So, as Antoine searches for flowers, he stumbles upon the robotic plants that the burrobot planted and gets trapped. When he screams for help, Sonic and Sally immediately see Antoine, and the hedgehog slices the plant with his spindash. They take Antoine, who is covered in vines, to Rotor Boomer. The walrus quickly takes the vines from Antoine and throws them in a flowerpot. But as the Freedom Fighters were about to call it a day, Tails finds the flowerpot and decides to water it. The gang starts panicking but, to their surprise, instead of growing, the robotic plants explode. This catches Sally’s attention because according to the weather report, there is a 95% chance of severe thunderstorms. As Robotnik watches his plants be destroyed by the rain, he disposes of the burrobot in anger. 

    You Bet My Life:

    Robotnik is not giving up, far from it. He plans on making a grand speech in the Casino Night Zone. Once the Freedom Fighters tell Sonic, he dashes towards the zone and finds the Renobotnik, a casino owned by Dr. Robotnik. Sonic manages to find the room where Dr. Robotnik will be unveiling his latest invention. He manages to sneak a seat and sees the new robot: Orbinaut, a spherical robot that has 4 spike balls circling around it. The badnik shoots one of its spiky orbs at the hedgehog as a demonstration that knocks him out.

    Once Sonic recovers, he notices he’s trapped in a glass ball and Robotnik uses him as a pinball in a giant pinball machine. As Robotnik was about to re-insert Sonic, he learns that someone won money in his casino (50 cents to be precise) so he leaves to…take care of the lucky winner. This gives Sonic enough time to cut the glass so when Robotnik hits the glass ball in the pinball machine, which he does, he will break free. Once he’s free, he destroys the pinball machine he is in. As the orbinaut attacks, Sonic deflects the spiky balls and hits Robotnik. Once he leaves the casino, he watches it explode sending the doctor flying. This concludes Issue #1 of the Sonic Archie Comics. 

    At a Glance:  Archie Sonic Comics: Issue 1

    Summary: Robotnik has covered the Knothole base with robotic vines! Will the Freedom Fighters have a way to destroy them? Or will they be chocked before they get the chance?

    Publish Date: July 1993