First Look: Sonic #262, Sonic Universe #65, Sonic Super Special Magazine #12by Tristan Oliver March 20, 2014
Of Change, Chip, and Collectors
This week, Archie Comics released first solicits for upcoming issues of Sonic comics set for release in about 2-3 months’ time.
The solicits cover Sonic issue 262, part three of the Waves of Change arc, with a special movie poster-like variant cover. Sonic Universe #65 will chronicle part three of The Great Chaos Caper, and add Chip into the mix. And Sonic Super Special Magazine #12 will feature a special collector’s edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sega Genesis. Other non-Sonic games like Streets of Rage and Golden Axe will be featured in the special.
Covers and variant covers for all aforementioned three editions will follow Archie’s synopses.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #262
(W) Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker (A) Evan Stanley & Various (CA) Ben Bates
Catch some sun and ride the wave as the aquatic adventure continues in ‘Waves of Change,’ Part 3! Sonic faces a city invasion by the ominous Dark Gaia Monsters! To make it even worse, the invasion is underwater – and Sonic can’t swim! As the struggle turns desperate, will it be Amy’s mission to find the key to saving them all, or will Sonic be left to drown? Then, in ‘The Light in the Dark,’ Part 2, the Freedom Fighters find what they’re looking for – but will their own divisions bring them down? Featuring new cover art from Ben Bates and an extra-special ‘monster movie’ variant from artist T.REX!
SONIC UNIVERSE #65
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jim Amash & Various (CA) Tracy Yardley & Various
Bust out your detective hats and hop on the case in ‘The Great Chaos Caper,’ Part 3. Knuckles and the Chaotix are in the heart of the Aquatic Mines-where their only two options are to get crushed by a cave-in, or to drown! How on earth (and below earth!) can they make it out alive? And once they do, they’ve got to chase down the unlikely Chaos Emerald thief before Nack’s team of Hooligans beat them to it! Add in ravenous Dark Gaia Monsters, and there may be too much for our heroes to handle! Featuring new cover art from Sonic comic guru Tracy Yardley and an awesome SEGA game art variant starring the Chaotix!
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #12
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Patrick Spaz Spaziante & Various (CA) Ben Bates
Celebrate 25 years of the SEGA Genesis with this extra-special anniversary edition of Sonic Super Special Magazine! Take a look back at the SEGA system that started a revolution with this anniversary issue featuring the origins of such hit games as Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, and more, alongside awesome new pin-up art from the Archie team! Plus, an interview with Sonic inker supreme Terry Austin and an all-new foil-enhanced cover from the incomparable Ben Bates! This issue is jam-packed with awesomeness!