With the 25th anniversary coming up, it’s only fitting that Archie would do something special for the Sonic the Hedgehog comic. Today, through Comic Book Resource, Archie announced a new Sonic comic based around “Classic Sonic.” Dubbed Sonic: Mega Drive, the one-shot comic is written by Ian Flynn, with illustrations from Tyson Hesse and will be released on July 6th, 2016. The story is planned to be set after Sonic and Knuckles, with Tails, Knuckles and Amy starring alongside Sonic. Hit the jump for Archie’s disclosure of the comic.
SONIC: MEGA DRIVE #1
Sonic spins into a brand new, Classic-styled, SUPER SPECIAL one-shot “Mega Drive”! Join Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose on a brand new adventure—set after the fall of the Death Egg! The nefarious Dr. Eggman is trying to build a new engine of destruction: the MEGADRIVE, and it’s up to Sonic and his whole crew to stop the mad doctor and save the day! Join Sonic and his friends in this special commemorative issue celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Blue Blur!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover by Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 7/6
32-page, full color comic
Source: Comic Book Resource
It’s so easy to do the RIGHT thing, isn’t it?
This Sonic is PERFECT
We haven’t even seen anything yet, this is the kind of mentality that bothers me in this fanbase, the minute they see classic Sonic they go all nostalgic and crazy, I trust Flynn and I know he can write a good story, but it bothers me when people claim that “classic Sonic is right, modern Sonic is wrong” it’s just stupid!
Yeah it’s quite stupid to judge the quality of this soon-to-be-ongoing book on how much of a “throw-back” it is. Almost as stupid as complaining about fans having a preference for retro sonic, on a site called: Sonic Retro.
That’s it! It’s so stupid to do the DUMB thing, isn’t it?
This sonic fan is a nostalgia- blinded ASSHOLE.
So wait, does this mean Sonic 4 never happened?
Aw. And I actually honestly loved it.
Oh, I don’t know about that. For all we know, this and Sonic 4 could be just a whole bunch of a series of other events that took place “after” the Death Egg saga.
So Eggman’s building a “megadrive”, eh? He must have cracked the secret of blast processing then.
I like this theory. It keeps Sonic 4 in continuity
the comics would probably have to be canon for that to be the case.
Don’t bring up Archie comics…I feel sad… Nintendo didn’t want them to Make a mario comic…..I’M SO SAD!! I hope they can bring those ideas back. Mega Man is on hiatus you could totally fill the video game gap with it. The concept art is so good!!
Also I love Classic Sonic so i look forward to them bringing him back!
I like that cover, if that’s what they’re going for. That’s a lot better than the drawings they had in the past. This is definitely interesting, but as I’m currently abroad, I’m guessing I won’t be able to get it. So I guess I’ll wait for the review. I suppose I could also get it digitally probably, which would work better for me anyways.
Go classic! Best idea ever! And SEGA will be going classic ALL YEAR!!!