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    View CommentsIDW Revealing First Sonic Comic Details October 8th At New York Comic Con

    September 7th, 2017 by


    Comic Cons have given us more Sonic comics news than at any other time in the last year combined. San Diego comic con gave us the news of SEGA’s shift from Archie to IDW. New York Comic Con, which takes place next month, will answer the big question that now lingers in the minds of Sonic comic fans: what will the IDW Sonic era be like?

    We still do not know what characters will stay, what characters will go, or really anything. In fact, we’re just as uncertain of the IDW Sonic era as we were a few months ago. But as we stated on Twitter, we will be covering the news as it happens.

    October is looking to be interesting.

    View CommentsJoe Hughes Announced As IDW Sonic Editor

    July 23rd, 2017 by

    Our first person on the IDW Sonic team is known, and it came right in the middle of the Sonic Mania panel (not announced there, though):

    View CommentsArchie Comics Won’t Show Face At SDCC After Public Breakup With Sega

    July 21st, 2017 by

    We’ve heard from SEGA. We’ve heard from Archie Sonic’s team, not just current workers but former ones too. But one party has been quiet on the matter: Archie Comics itself. Over 24 hours have passed since SEGA confirmed that Archie Sonic was done, and Archie Comics’ PR has not said a thing. In fact, it has been “business as usual” for Archie HQ, as promotion for Archie series and Riverdale continued on their Twitter. It doesn’t help that all this is happening simultaneously with San Diego Comic Con either, which recently started on Thursday. Indeed, it seems the SEGA/Archie “break up” has put a damper into the latter’s already lackluster SDCC plans, if what BleedingCool’s reporting has suggested:

    Following yesterday’s report that Archie Comics was dumped by longtime licensing partner Sega via tweet, a new report reveals that Archie doesn’t have a booth at San Diego Comic Con this year.

    Salacious comics tabloid The Beat reports that Archie marketing executive Alex Segura also pulled out of their Comics “Journalism” panel and is absent from the convention. The news would be all the more shocking if Archie had planned to attend the show in the first place, but in retrospect, a lack of any promotion or advertisement of Archie’s presence at the con beyond a single Saturday panel, Archie Comics Forever: Riverdale and Beyond, or any listing on the SDCC Exhibitors page, could probably have been considered a major clue that the company would not have a big presence at the show.

    There is no question that Archie’s panel on Saturday (which coincidentally happens 6 hours before Sonic Team’s panel) will have people’s attention, but it won’t just be because of Riverdale. A speedy hedgehog disguised as an elephant will be in the room. Whether Archie will acknowledge it is still up for debate, but if their PR as of late has been any indicator, it’s not looking too likely.

    View CommentsTyson Hesse: “We Would Hear Little Things [About Archie/SEGA Talks] Here & There”

    July 20th, 2017 by

    Even before we learned about Archie and SEGA going their separate ways, it was becoming clear that the freelance team behind the comics weren’t really sure what was going on either. Now, thanks to Tyson “Boxerhockey” Hesse, we have a little more insight into just how much they had been kept in the dark about the hiatus.

    We would hear little things here and there, but considering the level these talks were being had at, it would have been very strange for a bunch of contractors to be looped in on it all. I wasn’t very optimistic, but I tend to hope for the best in most situations. It’s a shame to think of all the work that was completed but never released. Both mine, and others. I’d say the biggest disappointment is just how much a fizzle this whole situation wound up being. I was hoping a best case scenario would have been a short-term contract extension to at least send the comic to a respectful end. But to just drop out in the middle of several storylines is such a thud of an ending to a series being made by people who cared so much. Until the whole story behind this whole thing inevitably spills though, I would just say please don’t be too hasty to blame one party or the other. This whole thing is likely a very complicated situation.
    For now though, thanks for reading the books all these years and the entire crew is grateful for the support.

    So there you have it. The talks were being held at such a high level that they simply didn’t think it would work to inform the team about things, with nothing more than “little things here and there”. It’s very unfortunate that the team had absolutely no idea what would become of their own project, but it seems the nature of business and some complications prevented that from happening.

    In any case, we know what the results of the talks were. And so does the team.

    View CommentsSonic PR Announces End Of Partnership With Archie Comics

    July 20th, 2017 by

    It’s official. SEGA and Archie Comics are going their separate ways.

    The official Sonic PR has announced this just moments ago. They do, however, say that “this does not mark the end of Sonic in comics”. What exactly that means is unknown, but one thing is for sure. The Sonic PR indicates that it was a move done by SEGA of America, a “decision to take a different direction for the series that will be announced at a later date”. Again, the exact meaning of this is unknown. We don’t know if this means the comics will shift publishers, if they’ll be toned down to being one-off issues, or what is going on.

    Either way, it’s the end of an era.

    View CommentsArchie Update: Ian Flynn – “I’ve Heard We Should Get Sonic News by End Of July”

    July 3rd, 2017 by


    Another month, another 30 days without a single Sonic comic releasing. However, this month has gotten started with perhaps the most interesting update we’ve had on the situation in a while. A fan spoke to Ian Flynn at a comic convention (a quick look on Ian’s Twitter and we know it’s Denver Comic Con), where he engaged in a conversation about the Sonic comics. We also learned that Jughead is in a “hiatus”, at least according to the “term I’ve heard”:

    Today I was lucky enough to meet Ian Flynn at a comic convention, so I asked him about the comic. The short answer is doesn’t know anything, but he expects news in July.

    When I asked him about it, it seemed like he genuinely didn’t know anything. He seemed particularly frustrated, telling me “it’s been bad for me because I haven’t had any work in six months.” He also said, “but that’s the nature of a licensed comic–they can disappear at any point.” I asked him if he knew when we would find out, and he said, “I’ve heard we should get news by end of July.”

    I then asked him if he knew if it was because of legal negotiations and he said, “No idea. That kind of stuff is way above my pay grade.”

    I also asked him if Jughead was canceled, and he said, “the term I’ve heard is hiatus.” And so I asked him if it was on hiatus in the same way Mega Man is on hiatus and he frowned and said, “hopefully it’s not as long as Mega Man.”

    He also handed me a promotion for a new comic that he and Adam Bryce Thomas are working on called “Drogune.”

    By the end of the conversation, I got the feeling that Archie has completely flaked out on him and they are keeping him in the dark too. I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for him because he’s written the comics for so long, and Archie is not treating him fairly by just throwing the contract out with no explanation or timeline.

    Regardless, he did say we should have news by the end of July, although who really knows if Archie will stick with that date. He did seem like he was trying to move onto other projects though, which is totally understandable, but it left me a little worried that the comic is not coming back.

    Don’t get your hopes up, though. We’ve been through a similar situation before, just a few months ago. We didn’t really see much from that. And as the poster says, we don’t know for sure if Archie will stick to that date. But if they do, we’ll let you know of any developments. And considering how much of a mess this Archie Sonic “hiatus” has become, any developments will be welcome news.

    View CommentsMatt Herms Says “Archie/SEGA In Talks”, Sonic Mega Drive #3 In The Works “If/When Comics Return”

    June 24th, 2017 by


    Too Many Games doesn’t see news come from it often, but with the ongoing Archie Sonic hiatus, there has been an exception. It’s more of what we already know, but we did get a follow-up on Sonic Mega Drive #3. Somewhat:

    View CommentsArchie Comic’s Metroid Comic That Never Was

    June 2nd, 2017 by

    Archie Sonic artist Steven Butler recently shared his commissioned artwork for an American Metroid comic once considered by Archie Comics. The project was floated about six years ago, but ultimately Archie went with a Mega Man adaptation instead.

    Butler’s detailed sketches show both Zero Suit Samus and various takes of her in her Power Suit. He even included highly-detailed version of the boss Ridley.
    Nintendo‘s Metroid video game series inspired a two-part manga in 1986 and later a two volume manga in 2004 that Tokyopop released in English. Nintendo‘s Captain N Comics, based on the Saturday morning cartoon of the same name, featured Samus and the antagonist Mother Brain. Samus has also appeared in Benimaru Itoh’s Super Metroid Comics and Dreamwave’s Metroid Prime Comics, both published in Nintendo Power, and in the Samus and Joey manga.

    View CommentsArchie Sonic Email Sent After All, States They’re “Working On The Situation”

    May 2nd, 2017 by

    We finally have official word from Archie. Unfortunately, it didn’t really give any new info other than we now know that all Sonic comic titles have been delayed. We were not told why this is the case and whether the comics would continue.

    The reason no issues have been received is because there has been a delay on all Sonic titles. We are currently working on the situation and do apologize for this. Once we receive information we will notify all customers.

    View CommentsSonic #291 Listed As Cancelled, Email Going To Subscribers About Sonic Comics Later In April

    April 20th, 2017 by


    Looks like Archie’s finally getting ready to talk. We have learned that PreviewsWorld has now listed as “Cancelled” by Archie.

    However, the bigger news comes from the link given, which acknowledges information from a call with an Archie representative named Lisa. She seemed “very knowledgable about the Sonic situation” according to the forum moderator who relayed the news. According to what they learned, Archie is planning to email all subscribers by the end of April (yes, April was specifically said) that will let them know what is going on with both Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic Universe. She also said that, if the comics get cancelled, Archie will offer store credit or a refund for the subscription. What is rather interesting is that she acknowledged directly that Sonic readers “wouldn’t probably be interested in Archie”.

    There was also some not-as-recent news that came from Ian Flynn via a tweet. He mentioned that multitasking Jughead and Sonic The Hedgehog isn’t a problem for him. He builds his case with the acknowledgement that he used to write 4 books at once.