Archie Sonic Subscribers Apparently Seeing Remaining Subbed Issues Redirected To Other Archie Series

Archie Sonic Subscribers Apparently Seeing Remaining Subbed Issues Redirected To Other Archie Series

by January 9, 2018 13 comments

Uh oh.

Almost a year has passed since Archie Sonic subscribers last got an issue from the publisher. And now, it looks like they’re getting them again. Unfortunately, it’s not what subscribers signed up for.

Strike the Tiger, an Archie Sonic subscriber, informed us via a TSSZ tip (thanks for sending the tip) that they have been sent the first issue of Mighty Crusaders. Apparently, Archie Sonic subscribers may be getting their subscriptions redirected to other Archie comic series for the remaining issues that had been part of their subscriptions. And it turns out that they aren’t alone. The Mighty Crusaders comic has been sent to a bunch of people who never asked for it, and yet were previously Archie Sonic subscribers. Apparently, it has been going for almost a month now. It’s further evidence that Archie Sonic subscribers are not going to get a refund, and apparently Archie would rather them just switch to a different Archie series. Either way, Archie’s reputation in the Sonic community has already turned sour since last year’s chaos, and this won’t make the situation any better.

Our tipster’s story, as well as two other confirmations of this news, can be seen down below.


Archie appears to be applying the remaining issue subscriptions fans had with Sonic comics to either a random comic, or one they think Sonic fans might enjoy. I know this because they sent me the first issue of the Mighty Crusaders this month, with the remainder of the subscription I had with either Sonic the Hedgehog or Sonic Universe. I don’t remember which it was that I had 11 issues remaining for. (Well, it’s 10 now, but that’s not important.) Looks like no one is going to get a refund for sure now, especially those who didn’t reply to queries about which series they would like to subscribe to, if such queries were sent out at all.

13 Comments so far

  1. Paramount Piglet
    #1 Paramount Piglet 9 January, 2018, 19:17

    Archie b like:
    “We ain’t givin’ up on dat $$$”

    So much for the email they sent me:

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  2. SSJ22Terris
    #2 SSJ22Terris 9 January, 2018, 22:46

    Oh shit. I got one of those too. Had no idea why it showed up.

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  3. TLSonic
    #3 TLSonic 9 January, 2018, 23:35

    Wow, so on top of everything else that’s happen they won’t even give refunds. I mean let’s be honest I’m sure the only Archie comic a lot of us was buying from them anyway was Sonic, but seriously they could not at least ask if we wanted another book first. Or well its a moot point for me since I was always getting them from my local comic shop anyway. Sorry for the people who got shafted.

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  4. Keeper of Swag
    #4 Keeper of Swag 9 January, 2018, 23:35

    Jeez I didn’t know this was happening to all of us. I got a mighty Crusaders copy too. This is wild. I think I only got 1 or 2 issues for the regular comic and universe by the time they were cancelled so I think I have quite a few issues to go before I get my “money’s worth” or some bull like that from Archie. Can I just have my money back so I can buy Shovel Knight for my Switch??? Honestly

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  5. Rarefoil
    #5 Rarefoil 10 January, 2018, 05:23

    What. Jerks.

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  6. TyrantLizardKing
    #6 TyrantLizardKing 10 January, 2018, 07:57

    Can confirm, I received one about a month ago myself. It’s at least a Flynn-penned comic, though I’ve yet to sit down and read it still.

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  7. Mavrickindigo
    #7 Mavrickindigo 10 January, 2018, 08:36

    I got my refund months ago. You just.have to keep calling

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  8. SuperSonic88
    #8 SuperSonic88 10 January, 2018, 12:45

    Yeah, I got one too – I wasn’t even sure it was Archie at first(Other than the Sonic & MegaMan comics, I don’t follow any other Archie comics), at first I thought it was delivered to the wrong address by accident, but when I saw it was delivered to my name, I was like “I never ordered this?”

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  9. AnimeCwboy
    #9 AnimeCwboy 11 January, 2018, 01:17

    I can’t defend them here. I want to support COSMO and other titles, but that’s my choice. This takes that choice away from your patreons.

    That’s something you call the Better Business Bureau over.

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  10. Kabam!
    #10 Kabam! 11 January, 2018, 12:46

    Hey, better than getting absolutely nothing at all. This keeps them from looking really bad at least. You might even end up enjoying the comic. A choice would have been nice though.

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    • AnimeCwboy
      AnimeCwboy 11 January, 2018, 15:29

      That’s kinda like saying you ordered a NES Mini from Amazon and they ran out, so they kept the money mailed you shoes instead. saying it’s better than nothing.

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  11. Hero
    #11 Hero 11 January, 2018, 15:10

    I guess if this past year has taught me anything, it’s to respect the creator and not the company. Ian Flynn gave us these great stories, Archie just put their name on it and distributed it and chose who would get paid and who wouldn’t, with Sega keeping a tight leash on who they could pay for use and reuse or not. Sega was a huge part of the issues, but looking back now, especially NOW, Archie has clearly been into some really shady practices. In the end, I guess this was all kind of inevitable. Just a shame it had to jeopardize a perfectly good Sonic comic.

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