First Look: Archie Sonic Comics for October

First Look: Archie Sonic Comics for October

by July 25, 2014

Sonic Boom #1 Dated Late, Knuckles Archives Returns, “Ambushed” Begins

We now know the full roster of Archie Sonic comics on deck for October, and it will include the debut of Sonic Boom.

Issue #1 of the Boom comic adaptation will be available starting October 29th, with all its variant / collage covers in tow.  In the main series, the new Ambushed arc will begin with issue 266, as Sonic seeks peace from Moss the Sloth. Sonic Universe issue 69 will continue the Total Eclipse arc, with Knuckles and Shadow duking it out for that critical Master Emerald. The first Worlds Collide graphic novel will be reprinted, and the Ken Penders written Knuckles Archives returns with volume 5. Elsewhere, Sonic Super Digest #9 will include another new chapter of the Sonic Comic Origins series.

Descriptions for all the Sonic comics are below, followed by their covers. You can view the Boom variant covers here.

SONIC BOOM #1
Here comes the BOOM! FIRST ISSUE in an ALL-NEW ONGOING SONIC COMIC BOOK SERIES! Based on the new hit TV and video game comes SONIC BOOM #1—a new Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series from Archie Comics! Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back and ready to do battle with the evil DR. EGGMAN and his diabolical death-machines! This ground-breaking new chapter in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise puts a new “spin” on all your favorite heroes and villains—plus new faces and hilarious new stories chock-full of action—and it’s all brought to you by the folks that bring the hit series Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe to you each and every month! Featuring a stunning first issue cover by Sonic art legend Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and 4-part “HERE COMES THE BOOM” collector covers from series artists Evan Stanley, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms!! Collect them all and own a piece of Sonic comic history! Get ready for the BOOM, baby!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
“HERE COMES THE BOOM” 4-part Collector Covers: Evan Stanley, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 10/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #9
Get ready for a SUPER SPECIAL EDITION of the Sonic Super Digest! Featuring an ALL-NEWSTORY continuing the hit SONIC COMIC ORIGINS mini-feature blasts into your hands as that boisterous southern belle, Bunnie Rabbot, takes center stage! Learn how everyone’s favorite bunny bomber overcame her tragic disability to grow into the freedom fighting powerhouse she is today! Then, continue the fun with more classic adventures from the Sonic comic library as well as special features focusing on the brand new Sonic Comic Universe only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring an all-new iconic foil-enhanced cover by Sonic superstar Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin and Vincent Lovallo!
Script:  Ian Flynn & Various
Art:  Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms & Various
Cover:  Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin and Vincent Lovallo
On Sale Date: 10/15
128-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #266
Brand new STORY ARC! “Ambushed!” Part One: Sonic’s in need of some inner-peace…but it’s going to take more than yoga and meditation!  He seeks the guidance of Mighty the Armadillo’s mentor, Moss the Sloth.  Can the sage help Sonic tame the savage Werehog within?  Meanwhile, Sally leads the Freedom Fighters in recovering a Chaos Emerald—but could she be leading them right into a trap? Featuring all-new cover art from Lamar Wells, Terry Austin and Ben Hunzeker, and part 3 of a 3-part connecting “SUPER SMASH” collector cover set! Collect all 3 covers with Mega Man #42 and Sonic Universe #69!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Ben Hunzeker
“SUPER SMASH” Collector Cover (pt1 of 3): Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 11/12
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PRESENTS KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES 5 (TR)
Knuckles, Sonic’s original “friendly nemesis” and the last guardian of the Floating Island, finds himself embroiled in a political thriller, all the while continuing his quest to uncover his family’s secret origin! Featuring the team of detective heroes known as the Chaotix in some of their earliest adventures, and tying directly into the top-selling Sonic Archives series, Knuckles Archives 5 is full of the action, intrigue and adventure that Sonic and Knuckles fans have come to expect from the Archives series! Knuckles Archives Volume 5 collects issues #22-27 of the Knuckles the Echidna comic book.
Script: Ken Penders
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Jim Valentino, Manny Galan, Chris Allan, Andrew Pepoy, Harvo, Barry Grossman, Mark Bernardo, Vickie Williams
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
978-1-936975-96-9
$9.99/$10.99CAN
5 x 7 3/8”
Trade Paperback
160 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/22

SONIC UNIVERSE 8: SCOURGE LOCKDOWN (TR)
SONIC UNIVERSE is the hit spin-off series to Archie Comic’s wildly successful SONIC THE HEDGEHOG comic book series!  Explore the characters, worlds and dimensions of Sonic’s universe! Everybody knows Sonic the Hedgehog—the cool, blue hero of his world!  But on the dark mirror world of Moebius, the mean, green Scourge menaces everyone!  He did until he was finally brought to justice, that is.  But Scourge’s old flame, Fiona Fox, brings her gang of the Destructix to bust him out.  Can Scourge get the gang to follow his lead?  Can any of them break out of the maximum-security prison?  It’s “Sonic” at his most villainous in Scourge’s breakout story!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Phil Felix, Steve Downer
Cover: Tracy Yardley & Ben Hunzeker
978-1-61988-906-4
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8  x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/5

SONIC UNIVERSE #69
The FIRST EVER Sonic Universe trilogy rolls on in “Total Eclipse” Part Three! As the DARK TRILOGY inches closer to its shocking conclusion, it’s a no holds barred battle between Knuckles and Shadow for the fate of Angel Island and the Master Emerald!  As Sonic’s top rivals clash, the rest of Team Dark and Relic are attacked by Eclipse and the terrifying power of the Dark Arms! Featuring all-new cover art from Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Ben Hunzeker, and part 1 of a 3-part connecting “SUPER SMASH” collector cover set! Collect all 3 covers with Mega Man #42 and Sonic the Hedgehog #266!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash and Ben Hunzeker
“SUPER SMASH” Collector Cover (pt1 of 3): Rafa Knight
On Sale Date: 10/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE BOOK 1 (TR) **NEW PRINTING**
The year’s most talked-about comic crossover is HERE, collected for the first time in graphic novel form! SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE BOOK 1 collects the historic first meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the world! See the two blue heroes do battle while their evil counterparts doctors Eggman and Wily revel in every minute of it! Featuring all the action, fun and adventure of the first four chapters of the 12-part miniseries, plus exclusive bonus features you can only see in this graphic novel collection!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Ryan Jampole, Jim Amash, Matt Herms, John Workman
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-936975-68-6
$11.99/$13.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
Trade Paperback
104 pp, Full Color