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    View CommentsWorlds Unite Previews 8-11+Battle Books

    April 16th, 2015 by

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    MEGA MAN #51
    IS ALL LOST?! The evil Sigma unleashes an unstoppable army in “Worlds Unite” Part Eight: Sonic, Mega Man and X lead the unified army against Sigma’s horde of resurrected Mavericks! Sigma has now taken command of the Genesis Portals, threatening to fuse together even MORE worlds! With our heroes’ time and strength running out, Sticks returns with reinforcements—and you’ll never believe who she recruited! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from Sonic rising star Diana Skelly and part 8 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
    Mega Man #51 CVR A Reg: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    Mega Man #51 CVR B Variant: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Gabriel Cassata
    Epic Poster Variant (pt 8 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 7/15
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

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    SONIC UNIVERSE #78
    The third and final act of the EPIC SONIC/MEGA MAN CROSSOVER EVENT begins here! “Worlds Unite” Part Nine: Sigma has begun his conquest of ALL the worlds.  Now it’s up to Sonic, Mega Man and X to unify those worlds AGAINST Sigma!  It’s a “who’s who” of SEGA and Capcom heroes answering this important call to arms! But with Sigma still active on the unified world, he turns his gaze upon those left behind..! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER,  SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS ‘N’ GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from “Worlds Collide” penciling star Jamal Peppers and part 9 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    SONIC UNIVERSE #78 CVR A REG: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    SONIC UNIVERSE #78 CVR B Variant: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
    Epic Poster Variant (pt9 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 7/22
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

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    SONIC BOOM #10
    The SONIC/MEGA MAN Crossover event explodes beyond the worlds of just our two blue heroes! “Worlds Unite” Part Ten: Sonic, Mega Man, X and Sticks continue to rally heroes from across the wide expanse of the SEGA and Capcom universes! Who will be brave and join the unified assaulted against Sigma? PLUS with all of the heroes busy, who’s keeping an eye on the malicious Xander Payne and Evil BFFs Drs. Eggman and Wily? The villains MUST be plotting something now—but what? Featuring the worlds of VIEWTIFUL JOE, GOLDEN AXE, BREATH OF FIRE, PANZER DRAGOON, BILLY HATCHER, MONSTER HUNTER and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from Reilly Brown and part 10 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    SONIC BOOM #10 CVR A REG: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    SONIC BOOM #10 CVR B Variant: Reilly Brown
    Epic Poster Variant (pt10 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 7/29
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

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    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #275
    CELEBRATE 275 ISSUES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG with his good buddy Mega Man and the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, BILLY HATCHER, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, MONSTER HUNTER and more in this DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE! “Worlds Unite” Part Eleven: It’s pan-dimensional pandemonium as the unified army begins their attack on Sigma!  Sonic, Mega Man and X lead an all-star roster of heroes from across the SEGA and Capcom universes in an all-out assault against the villainous robot from the future!  Will they be enough to save all their worlds, or has Sigma already become a god?  Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Lamar Wells, Tracy Yardley, Rafa Knight and part 11 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates! Don’t miss the penultimate chapter to the biggest crossover event in Archie Action history!Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms

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    SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1
    ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special! There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! Twelve issues just isn’t enough to contain all the frantic action of “Worlds Unite!” The action spills over into this second special stand-alone issue where an all-star cast of creators bring you an extraordinary all-action issue! Watch as Sonic battles the Deadly Six, Knuckles throws down with Break Man, and Sticks… goes after Roll?! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant cover art from Roger and Idalia Robinson, and a special wrap-around sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstars Evan Stanley & Jamal Peppers!

    SCRIPT: Joel Enos, Ryan Jampole, Aleah Baker
    ART: Tracy Yardley, Ryan Jampole, Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, Terry Austin, Rachel Deering and Elaina Unger
    SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley, Jamal Peppers, Phyllis Novin and Ben Hunzeker
    SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR B Sketch Variant Cover: Evan Stanley and Jamal Peppers
    SONIC: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 CVR C Variant Cover: Roger and Idalia Robinson
    On Sale Date: 7/15
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

    View CommentsWorlds Unite “Battle Books”

    March 18th, 2015 by

    First Of Two Releases In June
    The Worlds Unite crossover continues to get more complicated with the latest announcement from Archie Comics.

    A Worlds Unite spinoffs called Battle Books will be releasing during the crossover, the first of which will release in June. Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles #1 and Sonic: Worlds Unite Battles #1 are the first installments and will serve to help with the vast roster of characters that are involved as an interview with Assistant Editor Vincent Lovallo explained. Characters may disappear for a bit during the main plot and the Battle Books will pick up on where they went:

    What’s the biggest difference between the Mega Man and Sonic Battle Books and what’s going on in the main title?

    The battle books are connected to the main “Worlds Unite” storyline, but tell the story from a completely different perspective. During the story, we tend to follow the adventure through a select few characters. The battle books allow us to hone in on the action that other major characters are experiencing. Basically, if a character runs off panel in one issue and doesn’t return for another issue or two, the battle book gives us the opportunity to follow that character and see what he/she was doing that whole time. There are little adventures happening all over the place and the battle books allow us to give characters that otherwise wouldn’t get much screen time the recognition they deserve.

    Lovallo further elaborated later on:

    Obviously Worlds Unite Battles is kind of the ideal place to try this out. Was it a case where the Battle Books were already a thing you guys were thinking about and this was just a good time to try it, or did it come as a result of thinking about Worlds Unite and what that could be?

    It was more of a result of “Worlds Unite” than anything else. There are so many heroes and villains duking it out in this crossover, the main books can hardly contain it! The Battle Books are the best solution to make sure that we can include the characters that fans want to see. Especially with the inclusion of the other Sega and Capcom properties in the main books, like Street Fighter and Skies of Arcadia, this was the perfect time to try this out and expand on the stories.
    The text solicitation and cover art for Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles #1 were released as well:

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    MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1
    ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special! There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! This extra-special bonus issue features exciting duels spilling over from the pages of the much-talked about “Worlds Unite” event, and feature an all-star cast of creators! Watch Mega Man bring the ruckus to the Deadly Six, the Maverick Hunters ultimate showdown with Vile and Dr. Light’s Robot Masters tussle with the unstoppable power of hero-turned-uber-villain Sonic Man! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and a special wrap-around cover and sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstars Evan Stanley & Jamal Peppers!
    SCRIPT: Ian Flynn, Howard Mackie, T. Rex
    ART: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Brent McCarthy, Rachel Deering and Elaina Unger
    Cover: Evan Stanley, Jamal Peppers, Phyllis Novin and Ben Hunzeker
    Sketch Variant Cover: Evan Stanley and Jamal Peppers
    United Variant Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    On Sale Date: 6/17
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

    View CommentsSonic Comics, Worlds Unite Issues For June and July

    March 12th, 2015 by

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    A MAN #50
    Celebrate 50 issues of Mega Man with the latest chapter in the globe-smashing SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event! “Worlds Unite” Part Four: Act One comes to its mind-blowing conclusion! Sigma’s plan reaches its first stage, and the worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have fused!  It’s definitely going to take more than one hero to stop the threat from the future—maybe even ten!  Sonic, Mega Man, X, Sticks, the Freedom Fighters, Robot Masters and Maverick Hunters—UNITE!  PLUS: Stick around for a special bonus anniversary story as Mega Man and X meet for the first time!  Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Irvin Rodriguez, Patrick Thomas Parnell, Roger & Idalia Robinson and part 4 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Dan Schoening, POWREE, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
    Mega Man #50 Wrap-around CVR A Reg: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    Mega Man #50 CVR B Variant: Roger and Idalia Robinson
    Mega Man #50 CVR C Variant: Edwin Huang
    Mega Man #50 CVR D Variant: Irvin Rodriguez
    Mega Man #50 CVR E Variant: Patrick Thomas Parnell
    Epic Poster Variant (pt 4 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 6/17
    48-page, full color comic
    $4.99 U.S

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    SONIC UNIVERSE #77
    The next exciting chapter in the SONIC/MEGA MAN “WORLDS UNITE” crossover event starts here! “Worlds Unite” Part Five: The worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have been joined together by Sigma, and it’s going to take a full-on army of unified heroes to make it right!  Actually—scratch that—it’s going to take some heroes AND some villains! When the mysterious and malicious Xander Payne inexplicably arrives with Drs. Eggman and Wily in tow, our heroes get new insight into Sigma’s plans! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and variant cover art from CLAUS-Justin Harder (Thor: the Dark World, SNL) and part 5 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    Super-group Variant Cover: CLAUS-Justin Harder
    Epic Poster Variant (pt5 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 6/24
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.


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    SONIC BOOM #9

    The SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event GOES BOOM! “Worlds Unite” Part Six: The war against Sigma has been waged!  Sonic, Mega Man and X lead their unified friends against hordes of mechaniloids led by the armored, super-powered Deadly Six!  That sounds pretty scary and exciting, and now is definitely the time for everyone to work together and pay close attention. Especially Sticks. She tends to do some distracting stuff, like falling off the Sky Patrol and landing into a Genesis Portal or something—wait? Did she really? Well, where did she land?  No way!  Is that – -?! You won’t believe where Sticks lands, but what you BETTER believe is that this issue sports some awesome cover art by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and the return of the EVIL FRIENDS FOREVER (E.F.F.) variant by Brent McCarthy! Plus part 6 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    Evil Friends Forever E.F.F. Variant Cover: Brent McCarthy
    Epic Poster Variant (pt6 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 7/1
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

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    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #274
    The heroes of the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event: AT WAR?! “Worlds Unite” Part Seven: The unified army is not so unified anymore!  What has driven Mega Man, X and their robot companions to attack Sonic and the Freedom Fighters?  Drs. Eggman and Wily may have the answer!  Or a weapon.  Could a weapon be the answer?  Or is it more trademark treachery?  Meanwhile, Sigma grows in power, preparing for the next phase of his master plan! And speaking of masters, this issue features cover art from master-artist Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, a CG-SLUGFEST Variant cover from Rafa Knight and part 7 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    CG-SLUGFEST Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
    Epic Poster Variant (pt7 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 7/8
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S.

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    SONIC ARCHIVES 25 (TR)
    Treachery and mystery abound in the next exciting installment of the SONIC ARCHIVES graphic novel series! Sonic finds himself caught in the middle as heroes and villains alike plot and plan their own agendas—what’s a super-speedy hedgehog to do? Dr. Eggman draws his wayward people into a city-sized trap! The power of the kingdom is snuck out from under Princess Sally by a double-sleeper agent! Sonic faces down his super-powerful cyborg rival! SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 25 collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #92-95.
    Script: Ken Penders, Karl Bollers
    Art: Ken Penders, Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, James Fry, Ron Lim, Michael Higgins, Jim Amash
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
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    $7.99/$8.99CAN
    5 x 7 3/8”
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    112 pp, Full Color
    Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/15

    View CommentsJamie Alimorad Album Kickstarter

    March 2nd, 2015 by

    Hey guys,

    Those of you who have been around here the past few years know we are trying to venture out into animating Sea3on.   Though that project has found its self on a bit of a hiatus do to certain things going on, plus funding for it, yadda yadda..We still are slowly puttering away on it.  But this post isn’t about Sea3on…

    One of the first guys who got on board with us right away when we first started looking for help was Jamie Alimorad.  A great up and coming artist with 2 albums already behind him.   Currently he has a kickstarter going to create another album with the help of Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli.   Which as a pair would make a amazing team.

    Jamie is a great guy so be sure to check out his kickstarter which you can find here.

    Cheers,

     

    Paul

    View CommentsWorlds Unite previews for May n June

    February 15th, 2015 by

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    SONIC UNIVERSE #76

    THE SONIC/MEGA MAN CROSSOVER EVENT BEGINS HERE! It’s the epic first chapter of the biggest story in Sonic/Mega Man comic book history with “Worlds Unite” Part One! Get ready for cross-world treachery as the wicked Sigma escapes the world of Mega Man X and arrives in Dr. Eggman’s secret Lost Hex base! When Sigma promises new power to the Deadly Six, how long do you think they’ll stay loyal to Dr. Eggman? We’re not betting for long! And just where exactly are our heroes during all this? Looks like Sonic and Mega Man are right in the middle of an ambush! The sense-shattering sequel to “Worlds Collide” starts right now! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Rafa Knight, and part 1 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Dan Schoening, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    CROSSOVER KICK-OFF Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
    Epic Poster Variant (pt1 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 5/27
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

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    SONIC BOOM #8
    It slices! It dices! It joins line-wide crossover events: it’s SONIC BOOM! “Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Unite” Part Two: It was just another day at the races—y’know, the ones with the giant spider-mechs? Things start to get weird, even for the lovable, paranoid Sticks, when X and the Maverick Hunters arrived! Meanwhile, the epic bromance of the century is rekindled as the captured Drs. Eggman and Wily are forced to turn their life-long nemeses—Sonic and Mega Man—into minions for the terrifying Sigma! After the history-making “WORLDS COLLIDE” crossover event, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man unite once more—and this time Sonic Boom and Mega Man X are joining the fray! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, a special “happy fun time crossover” variant by Ryan Jampole and part 2 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Dan Schoening, Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    “Happy fun-time crossover” Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin and Steve Downer
    Epic Poster Variant (pt2 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 6/3
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

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    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #273
    The ALL-NEW Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel explodes onto the shelves with “Worlds Unite” Part Three: It’s a cascade of cross-dimensional chaos! On Sonic’s World, the Freedom Fighters are battling with the terrifying arsenal of M’egga Man! On Mega Man’s World, the Robot Masters can’t keep up with the super speedy Sonic Man! Who can possibly save our heroes? The answer is sure to surprise you! After the history-making “WORLDS COLLIDE” crossover event, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man unite once more—and this time Sonic Boom and Mega Man X are joining the fray! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, villain variant by T.Rex and part 3 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Dan Schoening, Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    Villain Variant Cover: T.Rex
    Epic Poster Variant (pt3 of 12): Ben Bates
    On Sale Date: 6/10
    32-page, full color comic
    $3.99 U.S

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    SONIC BOOM VOL. 1: THE BIG BOOM (TR)

    Here comes the BOOM! Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back and ready to do battle with the evil DR. EGGMAN and his mechanical minions and diabolical death-machines! This ground-breaking new chapter in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise puts a different “spin” on all your favorite heroes and villains—plus brand new faces and hilarious stories chock-full of action. Written by bestselling Sonic comic scribe Ian Flynn, the comic series will reside in the same story universe as the TV series and games, featuring a different take on the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, with a new look and feel. Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and new member Sticks, must come together as a team to explore a new world full of comedy and adventure. SONIC BOOM Vol. 1 collects Sonic Boom #1-4.
    Script: Ian Flynn
    Art: Evan Stanley, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
    $12.99/$14.99CAN
    Direct Market On-Sale Date: 6/3

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    SONIC SUPER DIGEST #12

    Get ready for fun & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! As the Sonic/Mega Man WORLDS UNITE crossover reaches a fever pitch, see how it all began with a look back at Worlds Collide, the story that started it all, in a special Sonic/Mega Man spotlight feature! Also in this issue is an ALL-NEW edition of SONIC COMIC ORIGINS spotlighting the insidious G.U.N scientist (and villain?!) SNIVELY! This new story fills in some crucial and never-before-revealed gaps in the new Sonic comic universe, and you can ONLY scope this exclusive new story in Sonic super Digest! But that’s not all! Don’t miss all the classic fun and adventure you love in stories from the comics’ 20+ year history! Plus new cover art from Sonic comic super-star Jamal Peppers!
    Script: Ian Flynn & Various
    Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms & Various
    Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
    On Sale Date: 6/10
    128-page, full color comic
    $4.99 U.S.

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    SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #15
    Sonic Comic Origins continues this month with an ALL-NEW story featuring Razor the Shark! This special tie-in to the Sonic the Hedgehog vol3 graphic novel showcases EXCLUSIVE back-story to the underwater side of the new Sonic Comic universe with one of the most popular new characters to debut in the series! 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! Along with the all-new Sonic Comic Origins mini-feature, this issue also features a special look back at the history-making Sonic/Mega Man crossover “WORLDS COLLIDE” storyline, as the sequel, WORLDS UNITE, heats up across the Archie Action Comics line! All this plus the extra features you love, an interview with Sonic/Mega Man Worlds Unite penciller Edwin Huang AND a super special cover featuring art by Sonic comic superstar Tyson Hesse!
    Script: Ian Flynn & Various
    Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
    Cover: Tyson Hesse
    On Sale Date: 5/27
    128-page, full color comic
    $9.99 U.S.

     

    View CommentsSonic & Megaman: Worlds Unite Crossover preview

    February 13th, 2015 by

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    The next SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover begins in SONIC UNIVERSE #76!
    Get ready for WORLDS UNITE coming in May!

    View CommentsSonic Comics For April/May

    January 15th, 2015 by

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    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

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    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
    978-1-62738-951-8
    $29.99/$34.99CAN
    6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
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    336 pp, Full Color
    Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/6

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    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

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    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

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    December 17th, 2014 by

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    SONIC BOOM #6

    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.

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    SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #14
    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.

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    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3: WAVES OF CHANGE TPB

    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.
    978-1-62738-939-6
    $12.99/$14.99CAN

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    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #271

    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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    SONIC UNIVERSE #74

    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.

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    November 27th, 2014 by

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    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #270
    (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)

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    SONIC UNIVERSE #73
    (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)

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    SONIC BOOM #5
    (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)

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    SONIC SUPER DIGEST #11
    (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)

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    SONIC UNIVERSE GN #09
    (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)

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    October 28th, 2014 by

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    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!

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    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’!

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    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!