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Encyclopedia > Sonic the Hedgehog (comic series)
Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th issue published by Archie Comics
Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th issue published by Archie Comics

Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Sega's mascot video game character Sonic. Spin-off publications from the comic include a Knuckles the Echidna series starring the titular character, which ran for 32 issues; 15 48-page "Super Specials"; 8 single special issues; and 4 short three-issue miniseries, each starring a character from the series. On September 21, 2005, Archie Comics started a new series based on the TV show Sonic X. Except for the Sonic X series, all of Archie Comics's Sonic-related series, miniseries and specials take place in the same fictional universe. This universe features a mixture of characters, settings and situations from the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon, the Sonic video games by Sega, and various other incarnations of Sonic. It also includes many elements unique to the comic universe. The comic is not to be confused with Sonic the Comic, which ran in the UK and published more issues despite running for a shorter time (due to the fact that UK comics are made on a more frequent schedule than U.S. comics). As of August 2007, there have been 179 Sonic the Hedgehog regular series issues. Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional character and leading superhero in the self-titled comic book series. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (686x1057, 736 KB) Cover from Archies Sonic the Hedgehog #125 art by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (686x1057, 736 KB) Cover from Archies Sonic the Hedgehog #125 art by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... An American comic book is a small magazine originating in the United States containing a narrative in the comics form. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fictional character. ... This article is about the video game character. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Knuckles the Echidna is a 32-issue series of American comic books published by Archie Comics that ran from 1997 to 1999, featuring Knuckles the Echidna, one of Segas mascot video game characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Incarnation, which literally means enfleshment, refers to the conception, and live birth of a sentient creature (generally human) who is the material manifestation of an entity or force whose original nature is immaterial. ... Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published fortnightly by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ...

Contents

Overview

The comic's main focus is the adventure stories of the title character, the world-famous hero Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic loves adventure and chili dogs and he is always willing to fight to protect the ones he cares about from any threat. Sonic is in some ways different from his game counterpart - in the comics, he is displayed as having a rather strong sense of humor, as well as important familial ties with his family and friends; characteristics absent from most other incarnations. He is also portrayed as having a deeper sense of duty - in the games Sonic treats his ongoing conflict with Eggman as just an opportunity to have a fun time, whereas in the comic series he understands it as a responsibility to protect his world from a terrible menace. Sonic's age is left intentionally ambiguous due to relativity resulting from his recent space travel. It is likely that Sonic's actual biological age is somewhere between sixteen and eighteen, whereas in the games his is nearly always referred to as fifteen. The comic occasionally implies that "Sonic" is just a nickname. According to former writer Ken Penders, Sonic's true first name in the comic's continuity is Olgilvie. However, this was never mentioned in any story and is not considered canon. Current writer Ian Flynn has stated that he won't be revisiting the topic and is content with simply calling the hero "Sonic." In any case, his middle name has been stated as Maurice and his actual last name is Hedgehog. This article contains a trivia section. ... - Emo Philips A word, phrase, sentence, or other communication is called ambiguous if it can be reasonably interpreted in more than one way. ... Two-dimensional analogy of space-time curvature described in General Relativity. ...


Setting

At the beginning of the series, the year is 3235, though by now it is approximately 3236 or 3237. Sonic lives on Planet Mobius in Mobotropolis. Other areas of setting include Knothole, the Angel Island, Station Square, Downunda and New Megapolis. It was revealed in issues #125 and #148 that Mobius is actually a future Earth (in an alternative reality), the year being 14,016 CE by our calendar. Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional character and leading superhero in the self-titled comic book series. ... Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Egmont Fleetway (UK), and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as... Mobotropolis is the fictional capital city of the equally fictious planet Mobius. ... Short for Knothole Village in the beloved series, Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) ... Angel Island, as seen in Sonic X. Angel Island (formerly called and also known as the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comic books, and animated series, there a number of locations that have less prominent roles than others. ... In the fictional world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Eggmanland (sometimes known as Robotnikland or Eggman Empire) is a land that Sonic the Hedgehogs nemesis, Dr. Eggman, often speaks of. ...

Originally, as shown in issue #125, the date the Xorda attacked Earth was the year 0 by the Mobian calender, and that was known in Echidna theology as the first "Day of Fury". However, the date of the Xorda attack was retconned in issue #148 to have occured roughly twelve thousand years ago. It is unknown why the Mobian year is so low by contrast with the current retcon, though it is speculated that the year was reset during the retconned explanation of the "Days of Fury" (when Isaac's creator Professor Niven Clarke attempted to preserve Earth's environment after the Xorda used the gene bomb, which ended disasterously).

This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. ...

Cast of Characters

Hero/Good Characters

Villain Characters Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional character and leading superhero in the self-titled comic book series. ... In the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog series, Tails is one of the many inhabitants of the planet Mobius. ... Tails may refer to: Tailcoat – a type of coat used in evening dress Miles Tails Prower – a video game character Tails – Lisa Loebs debut album This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Princess Sally Alicia Acorn is a fictional character appearing in the American saturday morning cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (commonly referred to as SatAM) from 1993 to 1995, as well as the ongoing Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series published by Archie Comics. ... Bunnie Rabbot is a fictional character featured prominently in the, Sonic the Hedgehog animated series. ... Antoine DCoolette is a fictional character appearing in both the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series and comic series. ... ... Nicole may refer to: In fiction: NICOLE, a sentient, hand-held computer in the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series and comic books Nicole (Dead or Alive character), fictional character from the Halo universe Nicole (film), a 1978 thriller film starring Catherine Bach In music: Nicole (artist), 1980s German singer of... In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics, Knuckles is the eighteenth guardian of the Floating Island. ... Julie-Su is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of comic books, released by Archie Comics. ... Amy Rose ), once known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Espio the Chameleon ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Mighty the Armadillo ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Vector the Crocodile is a video game character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. ... Charmy Bee ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games and a member of the Chaotix detective team. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have several minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. ... Mina Mongoose (dubbed Songoose for her singing talents) is a fictional character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series. ... Dulcy is a female dragon from the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon and Archie Comics universes. ... King Maximillian Acorn, as he appeared in the SatAM cartoon. ... His Majesty, King Elias Acorn of Mobius (Formerly Prince Elias Acorn) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series published by Archie Comics. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional character and leading superhero in the self-titled comic book series. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book, Geoffery St. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. ... The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ... Dimitri (also known as Enerjak) serves as the Doctor Eggman/Robotnik-counterpart to Knuckles the Echidna in the fictional universe of the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... Athair is a fictional character from the equally fictious universes of the comic books and TV series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of theSonic the Hedgehog TV Series and comic series of the same name. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog TV Series and comic series of the same name. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. ...

Dr. Robotnik is the primary villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... Dr. Robotnik is the primary villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... Snively Robotnik is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... In the fictional universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ixis Naugus (voiced by Michael Bell and Tim Curry) is a famed sorcerer who was known for creating the mysterious Void. He first appeared in the SatAM cartoon show (and would have become a more important villain had the show not been... Mammoth Mogul is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics published by Archie Comics. ... Dr. Finitevus is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic). ... Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Scourge the Hedgehog (originally known as Evil Sonic) is a recurring villain found only in the Archie Comics series. ... Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Fiona Fox is a main character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series by Archie comics. ... ... Bean the Dynamite is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game Sonic the Fighters, also known in North America and Europe as Sonic Championship. ... This articles is for minor villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, appearing in the spin-off comic book published by Archie Comics. ... The Dingoes are the second main population on Angel Island, the other of course being the Echidnas. ... The Dingoes are the second main population on Angel Island, the other of course being the Echidnas. ... Chaos ) is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ... This articles is for minor villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, appearing in the spin-off comic book published by Archie Comics. ... A.D.A.M. is a fictional artificial intelligence and antagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... This articles is for minor villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, appearing in the spin-off comic book published by Archie Comics. ... This articles is for minor villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, appearing in the spin-off comic book published by Archie Comics. ... This articles is for minor villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, appearing in the spin-off comic book published by Archie Comics. ...

Storyline

The original issues of the series and those soon to follow consisted mostly of isolated stories. That is, there was rarely any continuity between issues. However, there were the additions of new characters (such as Bunnie Rabbot, Knuckles, and Super Sonic) that would become familiar and lasting faces as the series continued. The early issues featured much of Sonic versus Robotnik, in which Sonic would constantly foil Robotnik’s plans whether it be to tear down a forest or find the hidden location of knothole village. Eventually though, the issues started to gain a sense of an ongoing story, most notably with the addition of the Mecha Sonic story line in issue 39, in which Sonic is transformed into a robotic form and does as Robotnik commands. This would later be concluded in a Sonic Special issue where knuckles gives himself up to be transformed into a robot in order to defeat Mecha Sonic. From here, the story line would be further developed into what is now a fully continuous one. Following the defeat of Mecha Sonic, the Freedom Fighters come together in issue 46 to discuss ways to attack and defeat Robotnik once and for all. The loyalty of many of the Freedom Fighters comes into question, particularly notable in a feud between Sonic and Geoffrey Saint John, member of the Acorn secret service. This continues into the renowned End Game saga which takes place over a four issue span, 47 through 50.


The saga begins with a mission by the Freedom Fighter and the Wolf Pack, led by Loupe, to attack Robotnik’s base. Princess Sally reveals thoughts of her father, King Acorn, telling her that it would soon become apparent that Sonic is a traitor. The mission proceeds and Sally is in need of help or she may fall to her death. The Freedom Fighters look on in despair when they think they see Sonic and assume that he will rescue the princess. Much to their surprise, Sonic aids Sally in falling to her death. The mission is called to retreat, and the Freedom Fighters move back to Knothole village. Meanwhile, Sonic is seen battling Robotnik inside the base (when he apparently left Sally for dead). Robotnik escapes and Sonic leaves the base wondering where the rest of his companions have gone. Sonic returns to Knothole only to be arrested and spared the death penalty in light of all his services, so instead is sentenced to life in prison on the Devil’s Gulag, where other notorious traitors such as Sleuth Doggy Dog (Issue 42) will be imprisoned with him. While Sonic is being transported to the Gulag, Swatbots attack the vessel and it crash lands. Sonic remains conscience and takes the opportunity to escape. News bears word and king Acorn demands the recapture of Sonic by Saint John. Sonic on the run, takes refuge in a cavern. Meanwhile, Bunny and Antoine discover that Drago (a member of the Wolf Pack) has been working with Robotnik in order to frame Sonic. This is followed by king Acorn issuing Robotnik as his new Warlord. Sonic, in the meantime, continues his run from Saint John and the secret service with aid from Dulcy the Dragon. Robotnik reveals his duplicate of the king by making it self destruct and the true plan has become evident to all. All this would lead up to Sonics return to Knothole in issue 50, where Sonic clears his name heads to a final showdown with Robotnik. As the issue notes, Sonic is uncharacteristically devoid of humor as he approaches Robotnik. In the battle, Robotnik’s ultimate annihilator crashes and the room is destined for destruction, but Robotnik and Sonic remain to fight. In the end, Sonic emerges victorious and Robotnik dies. Sonic later revives Sally with a kiss.


Story lines continue to follow after the End Game saga. Ixis Nagaus makes his first appearance in issue 53. Although temporarily defeated, he would later return in issues 64 through 66, along with the appearance of Nate Morgan, former advisor of king Acorn, and Ixis would be defeated this time by Ultra Sonic, one of Sonics transformations.


Issue 75 reveals that a robotic version of Robotnik has been functioning since after the defeat of the original Robotnik in issue 50. His presence is revealed by flashbacks to certain issues between issues 50 and 75. Sonic and the Freedom Fighters head to space to battle this Robo Robotnik, and although they defeat him, there are many other Robo Robotniks standing in line. These Robotniks are what has now become Sonics familiar enemy, Eggman.


Sonic Adventure is readily adapted into the series with the appearance of Chaos, beginning in issue 79. The saga ends with Sonic successfully defeating Perfect Chaos, the final form of Chaos after absorbing all of the emeralds, by transforming into Super Sonic in issue 84. Sonic does not actually destroy Chaos, as Chaos returns to his ancient beginnings to live in peace.


Issue 85 features Silver Sonic II, a scaled down version of the super robot seen in the Death Egg Saga. The next two issues (86 and 87) feature the return of Metal Sonic (first seen in Sonic the Hedgehog issue #25 and once again in the Knuckles Chaotix Special). Despite being able to defeat Sonic and Tails with ease, Metal Sonic realizes he can be more than his programming, and sacrifices himself to save Sonic and Tails from a lava flow.


Sonic Adventure Two comes into adaptation for one issue (#98) featuring Shadow the Hedgehog. The majority of the issue leads up to the events of the game, and brings back Silver Sonic II, only to have him destroyed by Shadow.


In issue 125, Sonic's latest battle with the Xorda leaves him stranded in space after saving Knothole from the Quantum Dial, while everyone on Mobius assumed him to be dead. Sonic's journey through space leads up to many interesting story lines, such as the return of Super Sonic in issue 126, and Sonics discovery that Tails parents are still alive on a far off planet. Sonic returns in issue 130 where he reveals to everyone that he is indeed alive and well. He learns that Eggman has engaged in all-out war with the Kingdom of Acorn and the United Federation (Station Square's population). In the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities, there are several instances where the characters encounter extraterrestrial life. ... In the fictional universes of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, there exist a variety of important technology. ... In the Fictional Universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, the Kingdom of Acorn was the ruling monarchy on the Planet Mobius (Sonic the Hedgehog) until the evil Dr. Robotnik staged a coup that would end the reign of King Acorn. ...


Issues 131 through 144 introduce a side story line in taking place 25 years in the future. In this future, Sonic is king of Knothole and married to Sally. Knuckles has attained the rank of Guardian and is (unofficially) married to Julie Su. However all is not well as the timeline is in danger of collapsing into destruction. Sonic and Knuckles try with the help of Rotor to prevent this catastrophe. Sonic ends up saving the universe, but it is unfortunatly reset with alterations, which are seen in issues #166 and 167.


Issue 145 features the return of Shadow, who continues to be a player, fighting both Sonic and a newly created Metal Sonic, in issues 146 through 149. This arc heavily touched on the history of Mobius (from the original conflict with the Xorda on Earth to prehistoric Mobius). Shadow reappears again in issues 157 through 161, as well as later issues.


The comic details not only Sonic's present, but also his past and future. Great attention has been given to his back story, including the lives of his relatives and friends during Robotnik's regime and the Great War that preceded it. As noted above, the comic ran a series of stories called "Mobius: 25 Years Later", Sonic's possible future as King of Mobius. In these stories, we learn that King Sonic has become a recluse and has severed ties with most of his former friends, except for his continuing, strained relationship with Knuckles. The story will soon be continued with a story detailing the events after King Sonic's time travel causes another possible future in which Shadow is king. Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ...


The comic's mythology surrounding the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald is quite different from what is seen in the games. According to the comic, the Chaos Emeralds are the result of alien radiation reacting with beryl deposits thousands of years ago. While in the games there are only seven of these emeralds, there are hundreds in the comic continuity, with seven "Super Emeralds." In addition, the Master Emerald was created by Tails, who used the chaos syphon on several emeralds to unify them. In the games, however, the Master Emerald is thousands of years older than Tails, or anyone else, for that matter. This has recently been retconned by the authors though through "The Gathering" in which Turbo Tails and Super Shadow send all the multi-colored Emeralds in the universe to the Zone of Silence. Once the Emeralds are sent there, Feist takes them and combines them into a single gem for each color. He also claims that to receive more Chaos Emeralds that he will judge them. Given the surrounding of the newly reformed Zone of Silence, this judgement will likely come in the form of tasks similar to the special stages of the video games. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green, fictional emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, cartoons and comic book series. ... In telecommunication, a skip zone is an annular region within the transmission range of an antenna, within which signals from the transmitter are not received. ... This articles is for minor villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, appearing in the spin-off comic book published by Archie Comics. ...


Story Arcs

  • End Game (#46-50)
  • Icon (#62-63)
  • The Naugus Trilogy (#64-66)
  • Sonic Adventure (#79-84)
  • Heart of the Hedgehog (#86-87)
  • Freedom Fighters of the Galaxy (#103-104)
  • Crouching Hedgehog, Hidden Dragon (#106-107)
  • Heart Held Hostage (#122-123)
  • Sonic Adventure 2.5 (#124-125)
  • Tossed in Space (#126-129)
  • Home (#130-134)
  • Mobius: 25 Years Later (#131-144, #166-167)
Note: M25YL was originally intended to be a Super Special or two, but they were stopped after Super Special 15. Instead, it was moved/delayed until the comic storyline could manage to fit the story arc in.
  • The Tommy Trilogy (#135-137)
  • Return to Angel Island (#138-141)
  • The Orginal Freedom Fighters (142-143)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Unknown (#146-149)
  • Songoose (#153-154)
  • Line of Succession (#155-156)
  • System Shutdown, Reconfiguration, and Reboot (#157-159)
  • The Darkest Storm (#162-164)
  • Order From Chaos (#168-169)
  • Eggman Empire (#175-176)
  • House of Cards(#178-179)
  • Enerjak Returns (#180 - 182?) [Yet to be released]

Adaptations

The Sonic the Hedgehog comic typically runs original storylines based around characters from various Sonic media, but it has also made a number of adaptations. For instance, it has adapted a couple episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as complete or partial adaptations of the following video games: Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ...

Sonic the Hedgehog Episodes: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (also known as Sonic Spinball) is a pinball game combined somewhat with the storyline of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3 ), often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic & Knuckles ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis in 1994. ... Sonic & Knuckles ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis in 1994. ... Sonic the Hedgehog CD or Sonic CD (as it is known in Europe and North America) is a platform game that is still well acclaimed by Sonic fans. ... SegaSonic the Hedgehog, known by various names including Sonic Arcade, Sonic the Arcade and SEGASONIC Arcade was officially released into the Japanese arcades in June 1993. ... Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ... Knuckles Chaotix, in Japan called simply Chaotix, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by the Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995, in Japan on April 21, 1995 and finally in Europe... Sonic 3Ds North American title screen This article is about the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn/PC game. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Sonic Shuffle is a video game for the Sega Dreamcast and was Segas answer to the successful Nintendo party game, Mario Party. ... Sonic Adventure 2 ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team USA for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ... Sonic Rush (ソニック ラッシュ Sonikku Rashu) is a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed by Dimps, and published by Sega. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... Sonic Rush Adventure is a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Nintendo DS and sequel to Sonic Rush. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ...

Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ...

Specials, Miniseries, and Knuckles Series

Sonic the Hedgehog was originally published as a four issue mini-series, with the first issue labeled as "issue 0" and the second as "issue 1" (despite the note on issue 1 that it was the "first issue"). At the end of issue 3 (the fourth issue of the series), it was announced that Sonic would return in a regular series, and the next issue was published as "issue 1" of the regular series.


In addition to the main Sonic series, Archie Comics published various special issues. Longer than typical issues of the comic, these specials feature stories involving Sonic and other related characters. Several miniseries have also been published, featuring characters such as Sally, Tails and Knuckles.


Because of the popularity of the specials and Miniseries featuring Knuckles, in 1997 Knuckles the Echidna became an ongoing series. Knuckles's stories featured its own cast of Characters, including the Chaotix and Knuckles's romantic interest, Julie-Su. Like the Sonic comic, Knuckles's comic is filled with background information about Knuckles's family history. Knuckles's family has split into two factions: the Brotherhood of Guardians and the Dark Legion. Knuckles is a member of the former, and Julie-Su used to be a member of the latter. Much of the conflict of the comic surrounds the relations between these two warring factions. Knuckles the Echidna is a 32-issue series of American comic books published by Archie Comics that ran from 1997 to 1999, featuring Knuckles the Echidna, one of Segas mascot video game characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Three of its members as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Julie-Su is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of comic books, released by Archie Comics. ... The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ... A cyber-enhanced solider of the Dark Legion The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ...


In 1999, the series was cancelled, but the stories were continued in the pages of Sonic the Hedgehog. After Knuckles's cancellation and until issue 125, a typical issue of Sonic included a Sonic story and a Knuckles story, sometimes even including a third story. This led to each story getting considerably less space than it previously had. Recently, Knuckles's appearances have been infrequent but his story continues within Sonic's stories.


The creators also have a comic strip similar to those found in a newspaper at the end of some issues called Off-Panel. Off-Panel was in every issue for a long time and continues infrequently in the comic series. The strips parody the lives of the editor and the writers as they walk around the office and interact with characters from the comic in various ways.


Homages

Sonic the Hedgehog occasionally features homages to other mainstream or third-party comic books. The most prominent among these include:

  • The Bunnie-Antoine relationship slightly mirrors that of Rogue and Gambit, one of the better-known couples from X-Men; Bunnie is famous for calling people "Hon" or "Sugah" (like Rogue), and Antoine often peppers his dialog with French phrases (similar to Gambit).
  • A multiverse exists in Sonic's world that allows for travel to parallel universes, similar to the DC multiverse. Sonic and other characters navigate the dimensions using a literal superhighway called the Cosmic Interstate.
  • Certain 48-page specials of Sonic have been devoted to thinly-veiled spoofs or crossovers with different comic publications. The Sonic Super Special "Parallel Paradigm" features a mass crossover with Savage Dragon, Shadowhawk, The Maxx, and other characters from Image Comics. A later issue chronicles Sonic's stint in another reality, where he meets a superhero-themed version of the Freedom Fighters that are based on Marvel Comics' Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Anti-Freedom Fighters are an organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ... Bunnie Rabbot is a fictional character featured prominently in the, Sonic the Hedgehog animated series. ... Antoine DCoolette is a fictional character appearing in both the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series and comic series. ... Rogue (Anna Marie) is a Marvel Comics superheroine, a member of the X-Men. ... Gambit (Remy LeBeau) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero who is a member of the X-Men. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... For other uses, see Multiverse (disambiguation). ... The Earths of the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each one. ... A highway is a major road within a city, or linking several cities together. ... The Savage Dragon, often called simply “the Dragon,” is an Image Comics superhero. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Maxx is a comic book and animated series written and illustrated by Sam Kieth (with writing assistance from William Messner-Loebs earlier on in the series and from Alan Moore in a later issue), and published by Image Comics. ... Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team active in the 31st century in an alternate timeline that is a version of the Marvel Universe. ...

Current Progression

Comics

The Sonic the Hedgehog comic continuity is currently comprised of the following comics:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog #1-#179 (ongoing) (Published monthly from July 1993 to December 2000, published thirteen times a year (every four weeks) thereafter)
  • Knuckles the Echidna #1-32 (Published monthly from April 1997 to February 2000)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Miniseries #0-3 (Published monthly from February to May 1993)
  • Princess Sally Acorn Miniseries #1-3 (Published monthly from April to June 1995)
  • Tails Miniseries #1-3 (Published monthly from December 1995 to February 1996)
  • Knuckles Miniseries #1-3 (Published monthly from July to September 1996)
  • SonicQuest: The Death Egg Saga Miniseries #1-3 (Published monthly from December 1996 to February 1997, reprinted February 2007)
  • Sonic Specials (Eight individual issues, published quarterly from 1995 to 1997)
    • Sonic: In Your Face! (Winter 1995)
    • Sonic & Knuckles (Summer 1995)
    • Sonic Triple Trouble (Fall 1995)
    • Knuckles' Chaotix (Winter 1996)
    • Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles (Spring 1996)
    • Mecha Madness (Fall 1996)
    • Sonic Live! (Winter 1997)
    • Sonic Blast (Spring 1997)
  • Super Sonic Specials #1-15 (Published quarterly from 1997 to 2001)
    • #1: Battle Royal (Summer 1997)
    • #2: Brave New World (Fall 1997)
    • #3: Sonic Firsts (Winter 1998)
    • #4: Return of the King (Spring 1998)
    • #5: Sonic Kids (Summer 1998)
    • #6: Sonic #50: Director's Cut (Fall 1998)
    • #7: Sonic/Image Crossover (Winter 1999)
    • #8: Sally Moon (Spring 1999)
    • #9: Sonic Kids 2 (Summer 1999)
    • #10: Crossover Chaos (Fall 1999)
    • #11: Girls Rule! (Winter 2000)
    • #12: Turnabout Heroes (Spring 2000)
    • #13: Sonic Adventure (Summer 2000)
    • #14: Sonic Stew (Fall 2000)
    • #15: Naugus Games (Winter 2001)
  • Free Comic Book Day 2007 comic (a one-shot comic made for free distribution on Free Comic Book Day 2007.)

A comic called Sonic X, based on the Sonic X cartoon series, is also published by Archie Comics: Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. ... In the American comic book industry, the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue. ... Sonic X is an ongoing comic book series published by Archie Comics, based on the animated series of the same name. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ...

  • Sonic X #1-23 (ongoing) (Published ten times a year from November 2005 onwards)

Sonic has appeared in issue #28 of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch as well in a two-part crossover which concluded in Sonic Super Special #10: Crossover Chaos. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Trade Paperbacks

Trade Paperbacks have also been released, typically collecting older, hard-to-find issues and compiling them in a single volume. These include:

  • Sonic Firsts (1998) (Includes the first appearances of Sonic the Hedgehog, Bunnie Rabbot, Super Sonic, and Knuckles the Echidna, taking stories from issue #0 of the original Sonic Miniseries, and issues #3, #4, and #13 of the regular series. A special electronic edition of this comic is among the special features in the Sonic Mega Collection game. Forwarded by Paul Castiglia, a former editor of the Sonic comics.)
  • Sonic: The Beginning (2003) (A reprint of the original Sonic Miniseries, with a foreword by their author Michael Gallagher)
  • Sonic Archives #1 (November 2006) (A reprint of issues #1-4 of the regular series)
  • Sonic Archives #2 (December 2006) (A reprint of issues #5-8 of the regular series)
  • Sonic Archives #3 (May 2007) (A reprint of issues #9-12 of the regular series)
  • Sonic Archives #4 (June 2007) (A reprint of issues #13-16 of the regular series)
  • Sonic Archives #5 (September 2007) (A reprint of issues #17-20 of the regular series)
  • Sonic Archives #6 (October 2007) (A reprint of issues # 21-24 of the regular series)

The main menu screen in Sonic Mega Collection. ...

Notable Issues

  • #25: Go Ahead, Mecha my Day

Features the debut of Sonic's classic Figure Eight maneveour. Sonic faces offf with his robotic counterpart Metal Sonic A figure 8 is an expression describing a geometric shape that resembles the number 8. ... Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...

  • #50: The Big Goodbye

The last issue of the End Game saga, Sonic successfully defeats Ivo Kintobor (Robotnik).

  • #71: Retro Activity

Sonic's change to his now familiar appearance with green eyes and golden shoe buckles.

  • #75: I Am The Eggman

The first appearance of the new and now familiar Eggman. He retakes Mobotropolis and turnes it back into Robotropolis.

  • #100: Reunion
  • #110: War Games

Station Square Launch a Nuclear Strike against Robotropolis (Mobotropolis), rendering it uninhabitable and the Old Mobotropolis seemingly lost forever.

  • #118: Robotnik's Return

The Bem conduct an experiment by turing Sonic and Tails into their Mecha Form, and Turning Robotnik and Snievly into humans. As a result, Sonic and Tails were returned to their regular form, while Robotnik and Snievely will remain human forever

  • #125: Sonic Adventure 2.5: Omega

Sonic saves Mobius from destruction by defeating the Xorda. As a result, he is beamed out into space.

  • #150: From Hero to Zero In No Time At All

Evil Sonic comes and wreaks havoc on Mobius Prime, while Sonic is sent to Evil Mobius. Tails defeats Mamoth Mogul again by transforming into Titan Tails.

  • #175: Eggman Empire

Eggman sucessfully defeats Sonic in Battle and Destroys Knothole Village, while capturing its citizens in the process, with an exception to Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy.


List of Writers

Danny Fingeroth is a comic book writer and editor, better known for a long stint as Group Editor of the Spider-Man books at Marvel Comics. ... Ian Flynn, (born May 31, 1982) also known by his Internet pen name Ian Potto, is an American comic writer. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Tania del Rio is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in animation. ... Evan Skolnick is a writer, editor and producer who has created content in a wide variety of media including newspapers, magazines, comic books, books, websites, CD-ROMs, computer games and video games. ... Frank Ström (born June 13, 1947) is a former Swedish handball player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics. ...

List of Pencillers

Image:Rubyprev. ... Steven Butler is an artist who has worked in the comic book industry. ... An example of Dorans artwork: the cover to Orbiter, published in 2003 by DC Comics. ... Cover to Spider-Man Unlimited #4. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Tania del Rio is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in animation. ... Scott Shaw (often spelled Scott Shaw!) is a United States cartoonist and animator. ... Patrick Spaz Spaziante is a penciler and fan favorite cover artist for Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog (comic series) and Sonic X (comics). ... Frank Ström (born June 13, 1947) is a former Swedish handball player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics. ... The Guardians of the Galaxy as drawn by Valentino. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

List of Inkers

Jon DAgostino a. ... Michael S. Higgins (born February 17, 1967 in Grand Island, Nebraska) is an American professional basketball player. ... Cover to West Coast Avengers #1, Art by Milgrom Allen Al Milgrom is an American comic book writer, penciller, inker and editor. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Andrew Pepoy (born 1969 in Holland, Michigan) is an American comic book artist who began working as a professionally while still in college at Loyola University Chicago. ... Henri Scarpelli is an artist who has worked in comics. ... Bill White is an animator, and a comic writer, penciller, and inker. ...

External links

  • Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog homepage
  • SEGA's official page for the Sonic comics
  • StH comic archive at Sonichq.org

Resources

  1. Sonic HQ (1/17/06): [1]

See also

Archie Comics
Main publications Archie Comics | Pep Comics | Betty and Veronica Magazine | Jughead Magazine | Jughead's Double Digest | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch | Josie and The Pussycats | That Wilkin Boy | Li'l Jinx | Katy Keene | Archie's Holiday Fun Digest Magazine
Characters
and info
Archie Andrews | Betty Cooper | Veronica Lodge | Reggie Mantle | Jughead Jones | Archie Comics Characters | Riverdale High School | Riverdale Town | Bob Montana
TV series The Archie Show | Groovie Goolies | Josie and The Pussycats | The New Archies | Archie's Weird Mysteries | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch | Sabrina: The Animated Series | Sabrina: Friends Forever | Sabrina's Secret Life
Films Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again | Sabrina the Teenage Witch | Sabrina Goes to Rome | Sabrina Down Under | Josie and The Pussycats
Music The Archies | "Sugar, Sugar" | Josie and The Pussycats | The Veronicas | Jughead's Revenge
Other publications The Punisher Meets Archie | Mighty Comics | Red Circle Comics | Sonic The Hedgehog | Knuckles the Echidna | Sonic X | Sonic Spin City | Adventures of the Fly/Fly-Man | Mighty Crusaders | The Shield | Terrific Three | The Comet | Adventures of the Jaguar | The Web

 
 

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