By The Editor
August 7, 2006 - 22:30
Picking up where the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: THE BEGINNING trade paperback left off (which reprinted the original Sonic mini-series issues #0 through #3), SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #1 ships in November and dives right into the action, starting with the first issue of Sonic’s ongoing comic book series all the way up through issue #4. Following on its heels in December is SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #2, representing issues #5 through #8.
In SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #1, fans will thrill to these classic tales:
“Meet Me at the Corner of Hedgehog and Vine” (issue #1): Robotnik unleashes the fury of a mecha-plant within the great forest, and Sonic must defeat it and save his rival for Sally’s attentions, Antoine, at the same time!
“You Bet My Life” (issue #1): The odds are against Sonic when he crashes the Casino Night Zone only to face the dreaded Orbinaut!
“Triple Trouble” (issue #2): The terrible trio of Coconuts, Scratch and Grounder ruin a perfectly fine day for Sonic and Tails!
“Vertigo-a-Go-Go”: Sonic meets the madcap Horizontal and Vertical during an unplanned trip to The Unknown Zone!
“The Bomb Bugs Me” (issue #3): It’s an intriguing series of subterfuges and dastardly disguises… and a surprise ending, too!
“Rabbot Deployment” (issue #3): The first comic book appearance of Bunnie Rabbot!
“Lizard of Odd” (issue #4): The first comic story to feature Super Sonic… and just in time, as the deadly Universalamander threatens everything in sight!
“Tails Little Tale” (issue #4): The first Tails solo story!
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #2 features more classic laughs & action:
“Olympic Trials & Error” (issue #5): Robotnik issues an Olympic challenge to the Freedom Fighters. At stake: the restoration of Mobius, or complete Roboticization!
“Chomp on This, Chump!” (issue #5): Introducing the Termite-nator, an ever-growing consumer of wood… which isn’t so good if you live in Knothole Village!
“The Spin Doctor” (issue #6): the action-packed adaptation of Sega’s “Sonic Spinball” video game!
“Sonic’s Christmas Carol” (issue #6): The timeless tale is transported to Mobius, complete with curmudgeonly Robotnik as Scrooge!
“Uncle Chuck’s Treasure” (issue #7): The Freedom Fighters find an old map belonging to Uncle Chuck, and it just may hold the key to defeating Robotnik forever!
“Sorceress in Distress” (issue #7): Sally goes to the Great Forest in search of a suitable wooden staff to complete her Halloween Sorceress costume. When Robotnik comes upon her, he believes Sally to be a real sorceress and kidnaps her with the intention of marrying her!
“Bots All Folks!” (issue #8): Jealous that one of his lackeys is a closet fan of Sonic, Robotnik unleashes his fury with new ruthless robots to attack the blue blur!
“A Little Music Goes a Long Way” (issue #8): All Sonic and his friends want to do is make beautiful music, but a certain robotic meanie has other ideas—namely shrinking the mirthful music makers!
Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you're zipping right alongside the cobalt crusader as he saves Knothole Village! So what are you waiting for? Put on your favorite pair of sneakers, grab a chilidog, start reading these thrilling collections and let the excitement begin!
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #1, ships 11/8. 112-page, full color paperback, $7.49 US. SCRIPTS: Mike Gallagher. ART: Dave Manak.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #2, ships 12/6. 112-page, full color paperback, $7.49 US. SCRIPTS: Mike Gallagher & Angelo DeCesare. ART: Dave Manak.