Nominations for the 2007 Eagle Awards have begun - and both Sonic the Comic Online and a host of former Sonic the Comic creators are in the running! Nominations close on February 28, with the top five nominees in each category going through to the voting round, and it's the decision of comic fans who gets through.
STC Online is in the running for Favourite Web-Based Comic, Favourite Comics Related Website and Favourite Colour Comic (British), as well as having two entries in Favourite Comics Cover and Sonic himself is in the running for Favourite Comics Character.
Former STC writers Nigel Kitching and Lew Stringer are up for Favourite Writer/Artist, and artist Richard Elson has been nominated for Favourite Comics Artist (Pencils) and Favourite Comics Artist (Fully-Painted Artwork).
Source: Eagle Awards
According to Diamond Comics, Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog #171 went on sale in comic shops on Wednesday. Also, Archie put the Sonic Quest mini-series on sale again so if your comic shop ordered it then you might find that as well.
There's some new downloads up on the Xbox Live marketplace, including Eggman, Solenea and Sonic Memoria theme's and gamerpics!
Check out this topic at BumbleKing Comics to see a preview of some of the pages from Sonic #171.
IGN has a new preview article of this game up along with some new pictures and 5 videos. Included is news that there is some branching paths and that, although we can't control the camera, the camera is good in this game-these among other things.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #174
Written by Ian Flynn, Pencils by Tracy Yardley, Inks by Jim Amash, Cover by Tracy Yardley
"Union": It's the biggest event in Knothole yet as two Freedom Fighters make the ultimate commitment! Which two long-time lovers will finally tie the knot? More importantly, will the secret Espio learns undo the happy matrimony? It's wedding bells and warning bells in the lead-in to the big issue #175 special event!
32-page, $2.25 US. Shipping April 4th, 2007
SONIC X #19
Written by Joe Edkin, Pencils by Tracy Yardley, Inks by Terry Austin, Cover by Spaz
"Muerta! Las Vegas!": Ever seeking ways to raise capital to finance more evil robots, Dr. Eggman takes a "gamble" that the new Throndyke Casino, owned by Sonic's best friend Chris' parents, might provide the "jackpot" he's looking for. Will Sonic, Tails and his friends be able to stop Eggman or will there be a new "king" in town complete with his own deadly two-armed bandit? You'll have to read this issue to see what happens because "what happens in this issue stays in this issue!"
32-page, $2.25 US. Shipping April 18th, 2007
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG - FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL!
"Unburying the Hatchet"
What could be better than Dr. Eggman's killer robot, Metal Sonic? How about the real thing! What has turned Sonic against his friends in Knothole, and who among our heroes has to power to stop the true blue hero-gone-bad? SCRIPT: Ian Flynn ART: Tracy Yardley! (pencils) and Jim Amash (inks).
Fiercely free cover by Spaz!
On sale DCD May 5th, 2007
32-page, full color comic FREE
Source: Silver Bullet Comics
Man, what a rip off. With Sonic Next Gen they gave us a cool figurine but with Secret Rings we get a cheap looking wrist band. I hope they change it before the game released.
Free Sonic comic
It shows the cover and plot.
There's also a link to Ian's Bumbleking forums.
Quoting from manaita:
1. His World : Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis from Zebrahead
2. Dreams Of An Absolution : LB
3. All Hail Shadow : Crush40
4. My Destiny : Donna DeLory
5. His World : ZEBRAHEAD
Played by ZEBRAHEAD.
Jun said it has been more up-tempo and aggressive than the original one.
6. DOAA LB vs. JS Remix : LB & Jun Senoue
DOAA's Jun Senoue version.
7. His World : Crush40
Jun said this is heavy and darker than the original...I love this very much.
For those interested, the vocal soundtrack is called "Several Wills" and will be out on January 10th.
How many sales do you guys average through the store each day?