First Look: Sonic #252, Sonic Universe #55

First Look: Sonic #252, Sonic Universe #55

by May 15, 2013

A Pirate’s Life for Us

Today, two early previews were released for Archie’s Sonic comics in late Summer–the first batch to follow the Mega Man / Worlds Collide crossover.

If you’re looking for those disputed comic characters, they are nowhere to be found in Sonic #252, at least on the surface.  The main issue will deal with the after effects of the crossover, which many fans do believe could be as significant as the aftermath from the Sonic Genesis arc two years back.

In Sonic Universe, the mood is a bit lighter.  Pirate Plunder Panic will be the next arc chronicled in the series.  Tracy Yardley will try his hand again at writing.  Judging from the main cover, it appears Amy Rose, Cream, Blaze, Marine, Bark and Bean will all partake.  We should note none of those characters are currently in dispute and all of them are official Sega properties.

But both issues will have variant covers; Sonic #252 will have a special Sega variant, and SU #55 will feature Blaze in its variant.

Courtesy of Destructoid and Newsarama, all four covers are available below.  For the moment, only a synopsis is available for Sonic #252; that is also below.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #252
SONIC IS BACK and facing the HUGE consequences of the mega-hit Sonic/Mega Man crossover story arc in “At All Costs” Part Two! As the crossover crashed to a close, Sonic and Tails have returned to a world which is reeling from the cataclysmic effects of the Eggman/Wily genesis wave! The damage was severe, the threats have changed, and the mysteries are piling up! What has happened to Naugus in this new landscape? What is the final fate of Sally Acorn? Sonic and Tails are ready to tackle all the drama ahead of them—but first they must survive the wrath of the terrifying Tails Doll! Featuring new cover art from Sonic artist superstar Ben Bates and a special “SEGA” Variant!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn
ART: Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover by Ben Bates
Variant Cover artwork provided by SEGA
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/4
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.