SatAM was obviously a huge inspiration for the Archie comics. But that show wasn’t the only inspiration for the comics. There was another Sonic cartoon that was involved which is called the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. “How was this show involved?” you ask? Let’s take a look at issue two of the Archie […]
Introduction: 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 […]
Ah, looks like the other foot has dropped!
Sega has partnered with IDW Publishing for the future of Sonic comics after stopping with Archie. Full statement below:
Today SEGA revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends have joined forces with IDW Publishing, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, to begin a thrilling new chapter in the Blue Blur’s adventures in 2018.
Creative teams are currently being formed, and a publishing plan is now underway with more details to come at a later date. Writers and artists will be bringing their considerable talents to the comic book world of Sonic.
“We’ve been speaking with beloved Sonic fan-favorite creators and new creators alike, and are excited to be able to spread specifics about our plans for the comic in the near future,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer.
“We are ecstatic about this partnership with IDW,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer for Sonic the Hedgehog. “We know they’ll serve as a good home for the new adventures of Sonic, his friends and foes.”
With the cancellation of Archie, it makes sense for Sega to announce this just days later. It's very likely they had this ready for some time and waited for SDCC. 2018 is also not far off. It's not clear if Ian Flynn, Tracey Yardley and others will reprise their roles but the statement seems to indicate some familiar faces will return. We should learn soon.
This is not looking good.
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool posted an article noting that you could no longer subscribe to the comic via Archie's website. As you can see there, no Sonic options. This is also the deep link for the Sonic The Hedgehog book and Sonic Universe, which again, is missing the option to subscribe.
Earlier today, Sonic Stadium user doctorbenMD called Archie to get some more information and was told the book may be ending at 290. This is far from fully confirmed but if so, looks like the book was dropped suddenly. Archie nor Sega have made a public statement yet. I'll update this as more information comes.
Some more reading on this:
Update: Jan 23 2017
There still has been no official word from Archie regarding the cancellation of the comics however, new solicitations have come out. This will be updated when subscriptions have been resolved.
Update: Feb 22 2017
Archie has not released any Sonic solicitations for May. In addition, issues 291 and 292 have been pushed to April according to Previews World. Sega and Archie have maintained a stiff lip for now.
That didn't take long. Archie recently dropped hints of this and now it's confirmed. A new comic book series “Sonic Boom” will make its way to fans starting in October. Ian Flynn and Evan Stanley will craft each issue which will also be stand alone in nature like the cartoon. We'll have a Sonic Boom […]