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American comic book publisher Archie are well known within the Sonic community for their well maintained Sonic comic book universe including their video game adaptations. These adaptations are being released digitally by Archie in a way similar to how Sonic Generations presented each of its levels, splitting them into three ‘eras’.
Sonic: The Games Classic, available now, collects adaptations of Sonic’s original 2D adventures on the Mega Drive and Game Gear in one 120-page compilation for a mere $3.99. Sonic: The Games Millennium, available on Aug 8th, chronicle Sonic’s escapades during the 2000′s and Sonic: The Games Modern, available Aug 29th, tackles everything else up till now. All three volumes can be purchased via Archie’s own digital store, via Apple’s App store, or via Google’s Android shop.
Growing up in the UK, Archie’s Sonic comics weren’t widely available, with myself settling for the fantastic Sonic the Comic instead. But for $3.99 a pop, I would consider this a fantastic entry point into Archie’s unique take on the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Let us know if you’re going to check them out in the comments below, and hit the jump to see each volume’s cover!
For a good couple of years now fans of the long-running Archie line of Sonic the Hedgehog comics have been awaiting the release of the all-encompassing Sonic Comic Encyclopedia with baited breath. The cover of the book, however, has recently surfaced demonstrating that he project is still alive at some capacity.
The Archie version of the ‘Sonic Universe’ has vastly out-grown the worlds as described in the games it is based on, with numerous additional characters, locations and storylines including rewrites of classic game storylines. Archie aim to compress all of this into the 200-page Encyclopaedia along with many other bonus goodies. If all goes well, the book is due for released in October of this year. The released cover for the book can be seen in full after the jump!
Recently, Archie Comics began a Mega Man comic series. Archie Comics has also produced the on-going Sonic the Hedgehog comic series since 1991. With that in mind, who in their right mind would not love to see Mega Man and Sonic join forces? In an interview done with Archie Comics writer, Ian Flynn, he was asked of the possibility of a crossover between these brave, blue heroes. Flynn replied by saying that the decision is entirely up to Capcom and Sega, but if they both said “yes,” that Archie Comics would be all over that like Sonic on chili dogs. Ignore my horrible jokes and enjoy the full interview here.
Well the ball certainly is rolling and it seems that the Summer of Sonic convention is definitely picking up steam with the first two guests being announced. These first two guests have actually worked on the Sonic branded Archie comics line and have recently been announced via the conventions site. The guests are Tracy Yardley, who has worked on the comic for it’s three iterations, and Ian Flynn who has been the head writer of the series since issue #160.
More guests are set to be confirmed soon but it seems like so far this is only the tip of the Sonic themed ice berg. You can even find a list of previous convention guests here if you want to take a look at who could be returning. That’s all for now though but I’ll keep you updated as more convention news is released.
The Guinness Book of World Records has awarded Sonic the Hedgehog as the longest running comic based on a video game character. With over 200 issues under its belt, Archie Comics is ready to inject the series with a boost of change. This June, the comic will undergo an experimental re-boot. Starting with issue #226, the series will begin the Sonic: Genesis story line. Writer Ian Flynn feels that channeling Sonic’s Genesis adventures will allow the series to take on a more simplistic story.
It was a simpler time when it was just Sonic fighting Dr. Eggman, bopping badniks and saving little animals…Like those early games, ‘Sonic: Genesis’ is going back to a simpler premise than what’s running in the main series.”
Do you like Sonic comics? A lot of people do, which is why Archie has decided to make a free app that you can download to read them on whatever thing you have which has a lower case ‘i’ at the start of it. As I said, the app itself is free, but the comics themselves cost a small amount of money to read. Still it’d be a good thing if you don’t want to slug around Sonic comics on the bus, so you won’t get laughed at.
It’s still cool though. I’ve tried the Marvel comic app on my friends iWhatever and I quite liked the way it handled. Still nothing can beat real paper and actually holding the product you’re reading. Guess I’m just old fashioned like that.
[Source: Sega Shiro]