SHQ News - Year 2008

Sonic the Hedgehog #193 and Sonic X #38 Previews

Sonic the Hedgehog #193:
"Otherside Part One": Good comes face-to-face with evil… and it's just like looking in a mirror as Sonic and the Freedom Fighters square off against their evil doppelgangers from another world! With King Scourge (the evil anti-Sonic from another dimension) and the Suppression Squad controlling Freedom HQ, Sonic and Amy are sent across time and space to Moebius… the Anti-Mobius, that is! They run into some familiar faces in this topsy-turvy world, but who is friend and who is foe? And back home, what sinister scheme is Miles hatching?
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Double-trouble cover by Tracy Yardley! & Jason Jensen.
Shipping Date: October 1st, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 8th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: October 21st, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

Sonic X #38:
"Big Trouble in Little Station Square, Part One": S.O.N.I.C.X. – the secret Sonic-hating organization – is at it again! They have a special serum that will turn Sonic into the monster they think he "really is." The problem now is: how do you catch the fastest thing alive?! It's a high-speed chase through the city with a special guest appearance by the Chaotix and an ending so big you won't believe it!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Steven Butler (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks).
Monster mayhem cover by spooky Pat "Spaz" Spazinate!
Shipping Date: October 15th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 22nd, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: November 4th, 2008
32-page, full color comic
$2.25 US.

E3 Demo of Sonic Unleashed

Click here for the E3 Demo of Sonic Unleashed. Tails, Knuckles, and Shadow are all in the game according to this video. This game will be available for the 360, PS2, PS3, and the Wii.

Preview of STH #192 and More


"Metal and Mettle, Part Two": You’re not just seeing double, you’re seeing quadruple when Sonic and Scourge fight for their lives against the sleek killer robots Metal Sonic and Metal Scourge! Why isn’t Scourge’s Suppression Squad doing anything to help? And what is the sinister secret Dr. Eggman is using to keep the Dark Egg Legion under his control? SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks). Dimension-hopping cover by Tracy Yardley! & Josh Ray!

Shipping Date: September 3rd, 2008

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: September 10th, 2008

On Sale on Newsstands: September 23rd, 2008

32-page, full color comic

$2.25 US.

Sonic X Returns again!

Sonic X returns to 4KidsTV once again. It will air at 10 AM on June 21st.

Sonic the Comic - fifteen years old!

Sonic the Comic has reached its fifteen anniversary - as well as Sonic the Comic Online's 5th and Nigel Kitching's birthday! To celebrate, Sonic the Comic Online has released a special with multiple posters, a new strip and randomly-loading variant covers.

Meanwhile, grand old Humes Nigel Kitching, Richard Elson, Nigel Dobbyn and Mick McMahon are currently involved in the independent title Bulletproof. Elson's art also appears in this week's Judge Dredd strip in 2000AD (and regularly in 2000AD), while Lew Stringer continues working for Viz, Toxic! and Image's Elephantmen. Former script Hume Mark Millar and editor Andy Diggle... well, you can those ones out for yourself, boomers!

Source: Sonic the Comic Online

Sonic Unleashed

It's confirmed by Sega Europe, Sonic will be returning to all the Next-Gen consoles (and PlayStation 2) with a new game.

Titled Sonic Unleashed, the released (and previously leaked) screenshots and video show promise, similar to the teasers for the ill-fated Sonic The Hedgehog (also known as Sonic Next-Gen), you get a familiar feel of Sonics' recent Nintendo DS games, which have been quite successful, as the game is often viewed side on, a sort of 2D view of 3D, and demonstrates a full on running session through the majority of the level shown. At times the view switches to behind Sonic, and you continue to guide him, this view of the action reminiscent of Sonic Wildfire on the Nintendo Wii.

Sonic The Comic Online #245

Knuckles is dead, slain by the monstrous Vichama - can Tikal do anything to avert the apocalypse? Meanwhile, Tekno and Short make their long awaited return; and a mysterious villain threatens Mobius with chemical warfare! All this and a review of the new Nights game!

Source: *Sonic the Comic - Online*

Sonic RPG revealed in Nintendo Power magazine!

Nintendo Power magazine has a big cover feature on Bioware's eagerly awaited Sonic RPG for the Nintendo DS, which is now titled Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. There are 11 playable characters, with Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Rouge, Shadow and Big the Cat being the ones already known. Eggman/Robotnik will be in it, but not as the main villain (supposedly).

Bioware, if you don't already know, are the talented creators of Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect amongst others, and are well known for never having made a game that was less than a classic - Sonic's in very capable hands with them.

For further details, visit, who have more info from the mag and a link to scans in their forums.

Source: N-Europe