A Countdown Concludes
This week, Archie Comics charts the course for another interesting year of Sonic comics with the debut of Sonic the Hedgehog #256.
The issue concludes the four part Countdown to Chaos arc, thought by many to again reset the comic canon’s continuity in the wake of Archie Comics’s now settled lawsuit with former writer Ken Penders. A special End of the World variant cover from Tracy Yardley is also available, with the main cover drawn by Ben Bates.
You can see both covers along with the first four pages of issue 256 following Archie’s formal synopsis.
It’s the dramatic conclusion to the epic “Countdown to Chaos” SAGA! In Part Four, it’s a race against time as the countdown reaches its thrilling end! Metal Sonic is out to kill Sally and the Death Egg II has launched—things are not going well for our true blue hero! Can he and Tails get to the Aquatic Ruins Zone in time to save the day? And what horrifying discovery awaits Dr. Eggman? You definitely won’t want to miss this earth-shattering climax of the storyline that shook the Sonic comic books to the core! Featuring the final adjoining cover in the series from artist Ben Bates, and a special “end of the world” variant cover from Tracy Yardley!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jerry Gaylord, Terry Austin, John Workman, and Steve Downer
Cover: Ben Bates
End of the World Variant Cover: Tracy Yardley!, Phyllis Novin and Dustin Evans
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/31
32-page, full color comic