First Look: Archie Sonic Comics for August

First Look: Archie Sonic Comics for August

by May 22, 2014

Sonic Boom Feature, Werehog Return Planned

A character we’re not sure many wanted to see will make his debut in the Archie Sonic comics in late Summer. But the trade-off is that by that time, we should know a lot more about Sonic Boom, with Archie themselves involved in the effort.

Sonic the Werehog will officially debut in Sonic #264 in the first of a two part arc dubbed Control. Elsewhere, in Sonic Universe #67, Knuckles and Shadow will come to blows at the beginning of a new four part series called Total Eclipse. But you may be most interested in Sonic Super Special Magazine, where a feature for Sonic Boom promises exclusive information across the TV and video game.

Covers for all three issues follow Archie’s synopsis. Thanks to Bill from the Bumbleking Forums for tipping us. If you have news to share, be sure to share it with us. Click Send Tips at the top of every page, or tip us on Twitter.


A-WOOOOOOOOO! THE WAIT IS OVER! Prepare yourself for the terrifying debut of SONIC THE WEREHOG! “Control” Part One: Sonic, Amy and Sally venture deep into the rainforest in search of a Chaos Emerald. What they find are Mighty, Ray – and serious trouble! Will Egg Boss Thunderbolt push Sonic to the breaking point? Then, in “A Nice Day to Start Again,” Bunnie and Antoine experience the effects of the Shattered World Crisis in a very personal way! Featuring new cover art from PATRICK “SPAZ” SPAZIANTE and an “UNLEASHED” SEGA variant!

script: Ian Flynn, Joey Esposito and Benjamin Bailey

Art: Tyson Hesse, James Fry, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata

Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

Unleashed Variant Cover: SEGA

Ship Date: 8/27

On Sale Date: 9/10

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.


BRAND NEW STORY ARC! The events of “Shadow Fall” and “Chaos Caper” have clashed to collision in the epic new tale — “Total Eclipse” Part One! The third chapter in the DARK TRILOGY begins here as Team Dark comes to Angel Island on the hunt for Eclipse. But Knuckles isn’t known for his hospitality! Sparks begin to fly as he and Shadow clash over how to protect the world! Meanwhile, the sinister Eclipse hunts our heroes! It’s the first-ever SU TRILOGY and you’ll be in on the ground floor with this titanic new issue, featuring cover art from TRACY YARDLEY and a special “PIXEL CUTSCENE” variant from Ryan Jampole!

script: Ian Flynn

Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms

Cover: Tracey Yardley and Ben Hunzeker

Pixel Cut Scene Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole

Ship Date: 8/13

On Sale Date: 8/27

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.


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! Also featured is a special look at the all-new SONIC BOOM games and TV show, with exclusive info you won’t find anywhere else! 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! 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!

script: Ian Flynn

Art: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante, Ben Bates, Tracy Yardley, Erik Ly, Jerry Gaylord, Brent McCarthy and more!

Cover: Ben Bates

Ship Date: 8/6

On Sale Date: 8/20

128-page, full color comic

$9.99 U.S.