(W) Ian Flynn (A) Evan Stanley, Priscilla Tramontano, Jack Lawrence, Adam Bryce Thomas In Shops: Mar 15, 2023 SRP: $59.99
Can Sonic outrun a disease that turns everyone into robotic zombies? The world has fallen to the Metal Virus, a manufactured plague that transforms all it infects into robotic zombies at Dr. Eggman’s command. Even Sonic the Hedgehog has been infected, though his speed has allowed him to keep the virus at bay. Now, with the population more infected than not and the virus constantly spreading, Sonic and his friends in the Restoration launch a desperate plan to cure the world! Collects issues #21-32 and the 2020 Annual of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
With all the speed of the world’s fastest hedgehog, five fantastic years of friendship, adventure, and chili dogs have flown by, and IDWPublishing will celebrate a half-decade—and its massive accomplishment of over one million collections sold—in April with the Sonic The Hedgehog #1 Fifth Anniversary Edition!
An expanded reissue of the classic IDW first issue, the Fifth Anniversary Edition gets the original creative team of writer Ian Flynn and artist Tracy Yardley back together to craft an all-new bonus short story entitled “Familiar Territory.” This special release will also include an exclusive look at how Sonic comics get made, an extensive cover gallery, and more!
Sonic The Hedgehog #1 Fifth Anniversary Edition will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, each one illustrated by a different artist instrumental in making IDW’s Sonic kickoff from five years ago an unequivocal success! These variants include a special foldout Cover A by Tyson Hesse (featuring the connecting covers from issues #1-4), Cover B by interior artist Tracy Yardley, Cover C by Matt Herms, Cover D by Jennifer Hernandez, and three Retailer Incentive covers from Adam Bryce Thomas,Evan Stanley, and Jon Gray respectively.
Sonic Frontiers Prologue: Convergence, the digital comic book developed by SEGA of America, Inc. that predates the story of the new video game Sonic Frontiers, is now available for free download. The digital comic can be downloaded on the IDW Publishing app, IDWPublishing.com, ComiXology, Google Play, and Apple Books.
Sonic Frontiers Prologue: Convergence shows Sonic, Tails, and Amy’s journey to the mysterious Starfall Islands, who then find themselves in the middle of a brawl with Dr. Eggman’s badniks along the way. Sonic and his friends ask themselves: What is Eggman doing here and why is he acting strangely? These are just the first mysteries in this exclusive prologue to Sonic Frontiers.
It’s written by Ian Flynn with art by Evan Stanley, and color by Heather Breckel.
Sonic Frontiers will launch starting at $59.99 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch family of systems and Steam on November 8.
(W) Evan Stanley (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Tracy Yardley In Shops: Oct 26, 2022 SRP: $3.99
Coming to you live from Central City! There appears to be a malfunction with all electronics. Traffic lights are all green, TVs are smoking, and microwaves are beeping nonstop. Can Sonic the Hedgehog save us by lunchtime? I need to warm up my burrito! Stay tuned! Sonic and Tails race to Central City to stop Surge’s rampage, but they’re no match for her this time around.
(W) Evan Stanley (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Mauro Fonseca In Shops: Sep 28, 2022 SRP: $3.99
Surge is angry, and she’s about to make it everyone’s problem… At least everyone in Central City. Sonic’s friends race to stop her rampage, but there’s something different about her. Something… more powerful.
(W) Evan Stanley (A) Adam Bryce Thomas, Aaron Hammerstrom In Shops: Sep 14, 2022 SRP: $15.99
Amy, Jewel, Tangle, and Belle are heading off on a well-deserved camping trip. Between Dr. Eggman, Dr. Starline, and the Deadly Six, life has been stressful, so they’re hoping to get a little peace. Unfortunately, a dangerous wildfire has other plans. Can our heroines extinguish the flames-and the group tension-before it burns out of control? Collects Sonic the Hedgehog #45-49.
(W) Evan Stanley (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Gigi Dutreix In Shops: Aug 24, 2022 SRP: $3.99
Every Badnik is on high alert in Eggperial City! It’s going to take some quick thinking from Sonic and crew to escape undetected. Meanwhile, Surge plots her comeback-she needs more power, and she needs it now.
Script: Magdalene Visaggio, James III, Joe Corallo Art: Craig Cermak, Evan Stanley, Eva Cabrera Colors: Matt Herms Letters: Jack Morelli Cover: Vic Malhotra Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla On Sale Date: 8/17 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
Teen Jinx Holliday is Riverdale’s go-to babysitter. The (often unruly) kids that she watches over always change, seemingly for the better. The key to her success? Her book of unique fairy tales, all of which tell a moralistic story—usually grim, gruesome ones that frighten the children with Jinx as the star of each and every one. What sinister, I mean, serious lessons will she teach her wards?