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    View CommentsSonic Comics For April/May

    January 15th, 2015 by

    SONIC Boom #7

    A multi-part story? In MY Sonic Boom comic?? You got that right!
    It’s wacky-racin’ adventure in “Everybody’s Super Sonic Racing” Part Two: Dr. Eggman’s fun and “friendly” go-kart challenge has turned deadly! But, really, who didn’t see that “twist” coming? Can Sonic salvage the race and prove to the bad doctor he can win fair and square? More importantly—can Sonic survive long enough to return to the race course?! Discover the fate of life, limb and ego in this super-fast story with cover art from Sonic comic fav Jamal Peppers, and an all-new “insubordination” variant cover from painter Erik Ly! …And BOOM goes the dynamite!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    Cover: Jamal Peppers, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
    Insubordination Variant Cover: Erik Ly
    On Sale Date: 4/29
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

    SONIC/Mega Man: Worlds Collide The Complete Epic (TR)
    It’s the crossover of a lifetime! The team-up you’ve been dreaming of! Two of video game history’s most iconic heroes come together for the greatest action story ever told! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and MEGA MAN unite in WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE! It all begins with a meeting of the minds–EVIL minds! Dr. Wily makes contact with Dr. Eggman, and the two malicious mechanics conspire in a plan that will reshape entire worlds! Using the power of the Chaos Emeralds, they build themselves an unstoppable army of Robot Masters and Roboticized Masters–Sonic’s corrupted friends! It’s pan-dimensional panic as Sonic and Mega Man race to uncover the doctors’ diabolical plot, save Sonic’s friends, and brave the nightmarish landscape of the Skull Egg Zone! Along the way they gain new allies, Mega Man gains all new powers, and the stakes keep getting higher until two universes hang in the balance! You CANNOT miss this critically acclaimed crossover! Celebrated by old and new fans alike, beloved by critics and casual readers, this is one big love letter to all things SONIC and MEGA MAN! WORLDS COLLIDE collects the entire crossover event, containing SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #247-251, SONIC UNIVERSE #51-54, MEGA MAN #23-27 and material from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #252 and MEGA MAN #28.
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Jamal Peppers, Tracy Yardley, Ben Bates, Ryan Jampole, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, Gary Martin, Jim Amash, John Workman, Jack Morelli, Thomas Mason, Dustin Evans, Matt Herms and Steve Downer.
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms
    Previews-exclusive Variant Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms
    6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
    336 pp, Full Color
    Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/6

    SONIC the Hedgehog #272
    Time is up—the WORLDS UNITE crossover event is almost upon us!
    “A Ray of Hope”: As Sonic and the Freedom Fighters continue their journey to save the shattered planet, Sonic and Chip journey to Apotos to uncover the secrets of the Gaia Gate! Meanwhile, Knuckles and the Freedom Fighters take on a TITANIC challenge of their own! Does Sonic have a hope in saving the world? Will battle tear the freedom fighters apart first? Find out the answers to these and more exciting questions as our heroes journey to the much-awaited crossover event of the year—WORLDS UNITE! Featuring new cover art from Edwin Huang (Uncanny Skullkickers) and a crazy-new Metal Sonic game art variant provided by Sega!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
    Cover: Edwin Huang and John Workman
    Metal Sonic Game Art Variant Cover provided by SEGA
    On Sale Date: 5/13
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

    SONIC Universe #75
    Sonic Universe has reached 75 thrilling issues—and we’re celebrating in style!
    “Fury”: The race is on as Sonic chases down Metal Sonic for one of the sought–after Chaos Emeralds! But when their chase takes them to a very unexpected place, Sonic’s worth as a hero may be put to the test! Can Sonic win the day, secure the emerald and retain his sense of self by the end? As our journey to WORLDS UNITE crashes to a close, join us in celebrating the longest-running Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off comic in history with 7.5 variant covers from your favorite Sonic artists! Featuring cover art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Tracy Yardley, Ben Bates, Tyson Hesse, EGA Studios, Patrick Thomas Parnell, Lamar Wells, Evan Stanley and Jonathan H. Gray! To name a few!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    Variant Cover 1: Tracy Yardley
    Variant Cover 2: Ben Bates
    Variant Cover 3: Tyson Hesse
    Variant Cover 4: EGA Studios
    Variant Cover 5: Patrick Thomas Parnell
    Variant Cover 6: Lamar Wells, Gary Martin and Gabriel Cassata
    Variant Cover 7: Evan Stanley, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
    Variant Cover 7.5: Jonathan H. Gray, Gary Martin and Matt Herms
    On Sale Date: 4/22
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

    View CommentsSonic Comics For March/April

    December 17th, 2014 by

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    What…What is that sound? No, really—what on earth is that noise? Waitaminute… is that the sound of go-karts??? IT… IT—IS! LET THE RACE BEGIN IN “EVERYBODY’S SUPER SONIC RACING” PART ONE! (IS THE CAPS LOCK STILL ON, OH WAITAMINUTE, there we go. Much better.) When Dr. Eggman sponsors a go-kart race around Sonic’s Island home, you know that dude is up to no good. The rules are as follows: no special powers, no weapons, and everyone has to drive a kart to keep things fair. Since when does Eggy care about “fair”? What will happen to throw this race into a SPIN? How many rhetorical questions can we ask in one paragraph of solicit text?? Find out in this hyperbole-packed issue! Featuring cover art from Sonic comic extraordinaire Tracy Yardley, plus a new BOOM-Crew Sega art variant!
    On Sale Date: 4/1
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

    As Archie Action Comics races toward the WORLDS UNITE crossover event, prepare yourself with an all-new prequel tale: THE GENESIS PORTAL! When a strange energy signature appears on Sonic’s shattered world, what could it mean for our heroes and their fight to save the planet? And what ominous implications will this have for the WORLDS UNITE event? Featuring new story and art from the superstar Archie Sonic team! The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog-hero! This issue also features a special encore selection from the history-making “WORLDS COLLIDE” storyline, and much, much more! All this plus the extra features you love, an interview with Sonic newcomer Diana Skelly AND a super special shiny foil-enhanced cover featuring art by Sonic comic superstar Ben Bates!
    On Sale Date: 3/11
    128-page, full color comic
    $9.99 U.S.


    The new Sonic comic universe is here! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! One of the oldest, most beloved video game icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! In this volume of this new graphic novel series, Sonic is on the hunt for the seven Gaia Temples. Only their mysterious power can restore his world to normal! His quest takes him to places he’s never been before—such as the bottom of the ocean! Join Sonic, Amy and Rotor as they encounter a whole new undersea world full of new friends, foes and monsters from the deep! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3: WAVES OF CHANGE collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #260-263.

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    Grab a front row seat for the finale to the brawl-iest, punch-iest, contest-iest Sonic comic saga yet! “Champions” Part Four: It’s the battle you’ve all been waiting for (again!): Sonic versus Knuckles—for the title and the Chaos Emerald! The old rivalry blazes to life as the True Blue and Rad Red throw down for glory—and for the fate of the entire world! But with the vengeful Hooligans waiting in the shadows, and Metal Sonic en route, will they even get to finish their fight, or will their foes beat them to the punch? Featuring new cover art from Sonic art legend Tracy Yardley and a super-special new ARCADE VARIANT by the latest Sonic art superstar RAFA KNIGHT!
    Ship Date: 3/25
    On Sale Date: 4/8
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

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    The final showdown for the fate of the digital realm is HERE! “Spark of Life” Part Four: It’s pandemonium aplenty in this conclusion to the stunning “Spark of Life” story arc! Who, or what, is Phage? Introductions aren’t necessary—she’s creating havoc for our heroes anyway! Tails and Big—menaced by badniks and Dark Gaia Monsters alike! A Chaos Emerald—about to fall into enemy hands! Nicole—on the brink of deletion! Will Sally sacrifice it all to save her friends and the world? Only the dramatic conclusion to SPARK OF LIFE can tell! Featuring cover art from Sonic comic artist extraordinaire Tracy Yardley, and a special SEGA-art TAILS variant cover!
    Ship Date: 3/4
    On Sale Date: 3/18
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

    View CommentsSonic Comics For February/March

    November 27th, 2014 by

    (W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Terry Austin & Various
    ‘Champions,’ Part 3. The battle for the Chaos Emerald is reaching a fevered pitch! Hero versus hero! Villain versus villain! Will Dr. Eggman be content to play by the rules? Will Metal Sonic come in and shake things up? And what exactly is the secret history between Metal Sonic and casino mogul Breezie? All of the answers await you in this thrilling, penultimate chapter! Featuring all-new cover art from one of the newest Sonic superstars Jennifer Hernandez, plus a special ‘Marvel at the Showdown’ variant cover by the incomparable Brent McCarthy!
    (Release Date: 3/11/2015)

    (W) Aleah Baker (A) Jim Amash & Various (CA) Tracy Yardley
    It starts with a spark! ‘Spark of Life,’ Part 3. Shocking truths are exposed as Dr. Ellidy reveals the tragic origin of the beloved A.I., Nicole! Meanwhile, Phage erupts from the shadows of the Digital World to sow chaos on the island! Can our heroes rally to save Nicole and drive off this new threat? Night is falling, and terrible monsters are closing in! Don’t miss this exciting next chapter in the latest Sonic Universe epic, featuring all-new cover art from Sonic artist supreme Tracy Yardley, and a special new ‘EXTREME BFFs’ variant cover from My Little Pony artist Agnes Garbowska!
    (Release Date: 2/25/2015)

    (W) Bill Freiberger (A) Matt Herms & Various (CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante
    Sonic Boom is your antidote to comics that lack amaze-ma-tude! Eggtoberfest! Dr. Eggman’s sick and tired of no one trusting him! How on earth can he take advantage of people if they don’t trust him to begin with? The answer? Eggtoberfest! Just one small problem: the mechanical master forgot to hire ride operators for his carnivorous carnival creation! So it’s Sonic to the rescue! If a good guy helps a bad guy, is that ‘helping’ at all? Ponder this and other philosophical queries in the latest action-packed issue of Sonic Boom, written by Sonic Boom TV Series writer Bill Freiberger! Featuring cover art from Patrick ‘SPAZ’ Spaziante and an X-RAY variant from the newest superstar Diana Skelly!
    (Release Date: 3/4/2015)

    (W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Lamar Wells & Various
    Featuring an all-new edition of Sonic Comic Origins spotlighting the heroic artificial intelligence known as Nicole! This new story serves as both an introduction to the character as well as a side story to the ‘Spark of Life’ arc concurrently occurring in Sonic Universe! But that’s not all! Don’t miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics’ 20+ year history as Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Plus new cover art from Sonic rising star Lamar Wells!
    (Release Date: 3/11/2015)

    (W) Tracy Yardley (A) Tracy Yardley & Various (CA) Tracy Yardley, Ben Hunzeker
    Explore the characters, worlds and dimensions of Sonic’s comic book universe in the wildly successful Sonic The Hedgehog spin-off series! Sonic the Hedgehog is the fastest thing on land, but the ruthless Babylon Rogues are the fastest things in the air! And they need to be, with the sinister Battle Bird Armada close on their tail-feathers! An age-old feud leads to hidden treasure, a buried city, and a startling revelation from beyond the stars! Sonic and Jet race to the finish in this game-changing storyline! Babylon Rising collects issues #33-36 of the Sonic Universe comic book.
    (Release Date: 3/4/2015)

    View CommentsSth#269/SU#72/SB#4 previews

    October 28th, 2014 by

    Sonic The Hedgehog #269

    (W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Terry Austin & Various
    The contestants are brawlin’ and the saga continues in ‘Champions’ Part Two! The fighting tournament for the Chaos Emerald is in full swing! Tails vs. Honey! Espio vs. Bean! Knuckles vs. Bark! But it’s a sure bet that if a competition’s going down, something’s fixed with thugs like Breezie and Nack involved. Sonic will need some inside info – and he finds it from some surprisingly familiar faces! Featuring new cover art from Jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a SWE (Sonic Wrestling Entertainment) variant cover by the indomitable T.REX!

    Sonic Universe #72
    (W) Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker (A) Jim Amash & Various (CA) Jennifer Hernandez & Various
    What monsters lurk on the mysterious isolated island?? Find out for yourself in ‘Spark of Life’ Part Two: Things are getting very creepy in the lab of Dr. Ellidy! His badnik defenses are going offline-which is bad news when there are Dark Gaia Monsters prowling the shores at night! Sally and Big investigate the mystery of the Red Star Rings as Tails and Nicole debug the system-where something, or someone-is waiting for Nicole! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley and an interactive MATCHMAKER variant cover by rising Sonic star Jennifer Hernandez, where you can ‘ship it yourself’!

    Sonic Boom #4

    (W) Ian Flynn (A) Evan Stanley & Various (CA) Tracy Yardley & Various
    The new ongoing Sonic comic book series from Archie Comics keeps on BOOMIN’ with Sonic Boom #4: Sticks and Stones! Dr. Eggman’s Big Boy mech has been refined into its final, deadly form. Sonic and his friends are on the ropes, but have no fear! Sticks has brought her secret weapon! It’s a… wait, seriously? Sticks thinks that’s going to help? Find out what her secret weapon is in the weird and wacky conclusion to the first story arc of the brand-new series Sonic Boom! Featuring cover art from Sonic art guru Tracy Yardley and an all-new ‘Sticks-with-stones-being-chased-by-bones’ variant cover from rising Sonic star Diana Skelly!

    View CommentsSonic/Megaman crossover part 2

    October 8th, 2014 by

    Ian Flynn and Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante said the following

    When the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man collided in the pages of Archie Action comics, readers, fans and retailers made it the biggest crossover event in Archie Action history,” he said in a prepared statement. “That historic crossover storyline changed the comic book worlds of Sega and Capcom’s iconic video game characters forever, but now an even bigger event is on the horizon. You saw what happened when worlds collided, now see what happens when Words Unite! And this time, no universe will be safe…”

    View CommentsSonic Boom 2014 – Event Recap

    October 8th, 2014 by


    I’m back from New York City and had the pleasure of attending SEGA’s annual Sonic Boom event on October 4th! Here’s a recap so everyone knows what they missed:

    Upon entry, guests were given swag bags consisting of 2 24×36” posters based on the new Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal titles, as well as Sonic Boom tote bags like the ones handed out at this year’s E3 and PAX.

    On the far left side, you could buy Ted Poley’s CDs or prints and sketches from Archie artist Tracy Yardley! at the merchandise booth. Unfortunately, since Tracy was selling both the prints and sketching, it was hard to get in and get out; the line from the booth lasted until the end of the event.

    In the center, you could get autographs from various musicians, voice actors and game designers who have made the Sonic franchise possible through their hard work. Unfortunately, they were only available for about thirty minutes each (except Mike Pollock, who was around for about an hour), and the line control wasn’t all there.

    On the right side of the room, one could view display cases of upcoming Sonic Boom merchandise from TOMY (the same seen at E3) as well as play demo versions of both Sonic Boom titles.

    And last but not least, in the far back was the stage, where Stephen Frost alternated between interviewing guests about the Sonic Boom brand and having Tomoya Ohtani and Jun Sunoue perform a variety of music ranging from the Deadly Six theme to Metal Harbor to Rooftop Run.

    Besides Stephen Frost interviewing guests like Bob Rafei and Takashi Iizuka about the Sonic Boom project, a variety of skits were had on stage courtesy of co-host Mike Pollock. For example, Mike Pollock voiced Eggman saying some ridiculous lines in the skit “What Was Eggman Thinking?,” including but not limited to Eggman bragging that he had finally managed to master twerking.

    We were also treated to a live reading of four separate scenes by the entire cast of all six voice actors, and I highly encourage you to check them out on Youtube. Knuckles fans beware, Rad Red’s intelligence is shown once again to not be top notch in the Boom series. Scenes varied from the gang reading a copy of Amy’s play (which referenced the various main cast members under thinly-veiled pseudonyms, such as the strong Shoulders character) to Tails developing an invention that is supposed to translate any language, but instead conveys what a speaker really means… almost revealing Amy’s affections for Sonic in the process, to Amy and Eggman discovering they have a shared interest in a game and going to a convention themed around it, leading to Sonic and co. going to it as well so as to keep her safe.

    The cosplay contest had a considerable amount of talent, and it was decided to let the crowd decide who would come out on top. While Mecha Sonic coming out first was unsurprising, a plainclothes cosplayer who was “Chris Thorndyke when he becomes older and a hipster” received third. There was also one Sally Acorn cosplayer and she received an enormous amount of applause despite not placing in the top three.

    The show concluded with a performance by Ted Poley and Tony Harnell, singing both versions of It Doesn’t Matter as well as We Can, Escape from the City, and Sonic Boom.

    I had a chance to meet many Sonic fans from all over the country and the world at this year’s event, and am definitely looking forward to the next. I hope many of you will join me!

    View CommentsFUS is shutting down….

    October 2nd, 2014 by

    ….Well it will if I forget to prepay my next bill before going on vacation :P

    I’ll be gone from October 8th to 22nd (ish) with no internet access.  Going to be hunting and well out of any cell phone signal.  So…Cool.    Why am I telling you guys this?  Well simply put RedAuthar is going to be running FUS.  Any issues, complaints, whatever..Go to him.  He can make rules and laws and so on.   Up till when I come back and I tell him he was being stupid.  But for 2 weeks ish he has the reign.   FurryKef will be running second to him.  Mostly for tech stuff…So if the board breaks or what not..go to him directly.   Emailing or PMing me will get you no where during this time.


    Sea3on will be going on a month break after this last page.. Which means you all sadly have to go a month without.  This was planned to give Tim and Stephen a drawing break, and as well give us time to figure out how ch4 goes..drawing wise.  Plan ahead stuff.



    Anyways I’ll be kicking around for another week so if you need anything catch me before then.   And no Ben I havent gotten anywhere with mass PMs.   Talk to Kef.


    View CommentsSonic Comics For December & January

    September 21st, 2014 by

    Sonic Boom #3

    ARE YOU READY FOR THE BOOM?! The NEW ONGOING SONIC COMIC BOOK SERIES from Archie Comics continues its frantic fun with Sonic Boom #3: Hammer Spaced! Amy’s most precious possession, her piko hammer, has gone missing! And if she can’t find it, her hammer won’t be the only thing she’ll lose! While the boys are on a hammer-hunting quest, Sticks tries to show Amy a new arsenal—but will she survive the experience?! Don’t miss the exclusive tie-in comic to the new TV Show and Video Games from Sega, featuring cover art from Sonic comics legend Tracy Yardley and a special “TEAM SONIC” variant edition!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Evan Stanley, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    Cover: Tracy Yardley, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
    Team Sonic Variant Cover art provided by SEGA
    Ship Date: 12/17
    On Sale Date: 1/7
    32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

    Sonic the Hedgehog #268
    TEST YOUR MIGHT with the first chapter in an all-new 4-part SAGA! “Champions” Part One: Sonic is in for the fight of his life! Casino Park is holding an epic fighting tournament, and the grand prize is a much sought-after Chaos Emerald! How many fighters will answer the call? Which champions will make the roster? The knock-down, drag-out battle for the world starts right here! Featuring new cover art from Sonic rising star Evan Stanley, plus all-new variant art introducing Breezie the Hedgehog by Sonic artist Jonathan H. Gray!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
    Cover: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin and Ben Hunzeker
    Breezie Variant Cover: Jonathan H. Gray, Terry Austin and Gabriel Cassata
    Ship Date: 12/31
    On Sale Date: 1/14
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

    Sonic Universe #71:
    ALL-NEW STORY ARC! “Spark of Life” Part One: Nicole detects a distress signal from the Digital World—but how can that be if nobody is supposed to know about the Digital World?! Sally, Tails and Big must travel to Isolated Island to answer the call for help! Who is Dr. Ellidy? And in what way does he link the lives of Sally and Nicole? Featuring a stunning new cover by Tracy Yardley and “Web Lynx” Variant cover art by rising Sonic star Rafa Knight!
    Script: Ian Flynn & Aleah Baker
    Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    Cover: Tracy Yardley & Ben Hunzeker
    Web Lynx Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
    Ship Date: 12/10
    On Sale Date: 12/24
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

    Sonic Super Digest #10
    Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Featuring classic stories from the comic’s 20+ year history! Join Sonic and his friends as they embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! This month features a special spotlight on the newest Sonic comic series from Archie Action — Sonic Boom! Check out awesome BOOM cover art, features and a special preview of the anticipated new series! Plus stories featuring Shadow and Knuckles in the wake of the epic “DARK TRILOGY,” and everyone’s favorite FF leader Sally Acorn! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring bonus content you can only find in this exclusive digest collection!
    Script: Ian Flynn & Various
    Art: Various
    Cover: SEGA
    Ship Date: 12/3
    On Sale Date: 12/17
    128-page, Full Color
    $4.99 U.S.

    Sonic Super Special Magazine #13
    “Sonic Boom-tacular!”: The mega-magazine stuffed with Sonic goodness comes speeding at you with exclusive SONIC BOOM special features, awesome art from the comic series and the inside scoop on the biggest Sonic event in decades! SONIC BOOM is the newest Sonic sensation bringing brand new games, cartoons—and now—comics!
    The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you’ve never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog-hero! Featuring an awesome special FOIL cover featuring the cast of Sonic BOOM!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Various
    Cover art provided by SEGA
    Ship Date: 12/3
    On Sale Date: 12/17
    128-page, full color comic
    $9.99 U.S.

    Sonic Select #10

    Sonic the Hedgehog’s most popular graphic novel series is BACK! It’s non-stop action in this collection of some of Sonic’s newest, greatest—and strangest—battles! Witness one of the craziest clashes between Sonic and Knuckles in Sonic’s home city! Witness the newest adventures of Sonic and his friends as they enter the new Sonic comic universe! All this and more in Sonic Select vol. 10—collecting stories from Free Comic Book Day, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, the Sonic Super Specials, and more!
    Script: Ian Flynn & Various
    Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, John Workman, Jason Jensen & Various
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    6 x 9”
    Trade Paperback
    128 pp, full color comic
    Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/7

    View CommentsSonic Boom meltdown

    August 25th, 2014 by

    “I think I’m just gonna go quiet”

    Is Sega running scared from the increasing volume of criticism surrounding Sonic Boom? Even community manager legends like Aaron Webber and Ken Balough went all in on the mediocre Sonic 4 franchise when it came to promotion. But this weekend, Boom producer Stephen Frost announced on the Sega forums he is taking a break from responding to fans about the game.
    Frost’s words follow below:

    Guys, I’m sorry to have to say this, but I think I’m just gonna go quiet and not post for a while. Early on, I made myself a promise to interact more with the fans out there and I thought that forums would be a good way to do this. I could share info and have conservations with some cool and interesting folks, so many of which have supported Sonic for a long time. However, this project took a lot out of me and it seems like I don’t have the energy right now to deal with the back and forth arguments that seem to constantly appear in threads, as well as how aspects of things I post don’t quite get received like I intended them to. I also see several people who appear to have the singular goal of bringing discussions down or just have what appears to be some sort of vandetta against the IP, in general. And this just paints a very negative experience overall, at least in my humble opinion. Basically, I thought this was going to be fun… It has, but not as much as I thought it would be. Now, I don’t get me wrong. I have talked to some great folks that have opinions, both positive and negative, and that have been able to express those opinions in interesting and informative ways. And I love reading those types of posts. I have no problems with people having negative comments about Sonic Boom or anything Sonic at all. All comments help me to learn and get a better understanding of the fan base and there is nothing wrong with any of them. They are your opinions and you are entitled to them.
    I just thought the whole idea behind forums like these was so that we can all came together to share thoughts and comments with other fans who shared the same excitement for a particular topic. Unfortunately, through my eyes, it just seems like a place where people have to constantly justify what opinions they have and where simple things can quickly spiral out of control, reducing the overall enjoyment that folks get from hanging out here. It’s unfortunate, really, but maybe that’s just my own perception.
    Maybe, in a few weeks, I’ll see how I feel and come back to join you all again (if you’ll have me), but right now I’m just not feeling it. So many of us have worked so hard to try and create something that both fans can enjoy and that could introduce Sonic to a completely new audience… and I’m just tired. It’s a shame really, because I really do love meeting and talking to fans of Sega and Sonic, in general. Even in the short amount of time that I’ve been working on Sonic Boom, I’ve come across so many amazing people who have shared how Sonic has touched their lives and why they love the character so much. They have this genuine passion and excitement that I wish I could bottle. It’s amazing, and that’s why I’m so looking forward to the upcoming Sonic Boom event in NY. I want to meet each and every one of you there, so I hope you can all make it.
    Regardless, to all of you that share that same passion and excitement about our blue hedgehog, I thank you for your continued support and for helping to keep Sonic constantly running forward. Even when you weren’t happy with the direction he might have headed in, you were always happy to see where he ended up.
    For those still interested in asking me questions over the coming weeks, definitely feel free to send them to me on Twitter or through the message system in these forums. I will do my best to answer as many of them as I can.
    See you soon?

    View CommentsSonic Boom 2014 – Tickets On Sale Now; Event Details Revealed!

    August 5th, 2014 by

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