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IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog Grabs Gold Rings with Multiple Sell-Outs

IDW Publishing is humbled to announce that three of its most recent Sonic The Hedgehog comic books – issues #14 and #15 from the ongoing monthly series, as well as Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2019 – have completely sold out at the distributor level.

The heat on IDW’s Sonic The Hedgehog has been building as the comic book marches confidently into its second “season” with creators Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, and Jack Lawrence’s Metal Virus story arc, so fans are encouraged to rush to their local comic shops to pick up these very desirable – and hot-selling – stories!

The very special Sonic The Hedgehog Annual – featuring a cover by revolutionary Sonic Team artist Yuji Uekawa and a host of creators (including Ian FlynnJames KochalkaCavan ScottEvan Stanley, Gigi Dutreix, and more) – is sure to become a jewel in any fan’s collection.

Hardcore fans can enjoy the continuing Sonic adventures monthly in the ongoing series, as well as in collected volumes (Vol. 1: Fallout and Vol. 2: The Fate of Dr. Eggman, as well as the upcoming Vol. 3: Battle for Angel Island and Vol. 4: Infection). Also, IDW’s highly-anticipated Tangle & Whisper spin-off series promises more action and adventure for the Sonic fanbase over the course of Summer 2019, as the unlikely duo find themselves in hot pursuit of Sonic himself!

Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2019

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019

Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019

Ian Flynn, James Kochalka, Evan Stanley & Gigi Dutrieux, Cavan Scott, and Caleb Goellner (w) • Jonathan Gray, Jack Lawrence, Jennifer Hernandez, Diana Skelly, and Evan Stanley (a) • Yuji Uekawa of Sonic Team (c)

In Sonic’s world, adventure awaits around every corner, but even the world’s fastest hedgehog can’t be at the center of all of it! Join Sonic and some of his coolest friends in adventures that show just how wonderful Sonic’s world really is.

In the lead story, the odd couple of Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf team-up to save a friend in need! Then Sonic and Tails take the Tornado for a spin, but is Sonic going too fast? Plus, Silver and Blaze slow down for a minute to go gardening, the Sonic Fan Club has their first official meeting, and Rouge the Bat hunts for treasure!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #15

Sonic the Hedgehog #15

Ian Flynn (w) • Jack Lawrence (a)

“Patient Zero.” Having finally come face-to-face with Dr. Starline, Sonic needs to learn more about this new threat. He and Amy investigate an old Eggman lair but find it less abandoned than they thought when Rough & Tumble return for revenge!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Sonic the Hedgehog #15

Preview: Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 4

Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 4

James Roberts (w) • EJ Su, Casey W. Coller, Jack Lawrence & Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)

The adventures of Rodimus and the crew of the Lost Light come to a close in this action-packed thriller! Years ago, the crew of the Lost Light fought a demonic Cybertronian mutant that fed on its victims’ souls. Now, Rodimus and Co. are about to discover that the only thing worse than a sparkeater… is an army of sparkeaters! Plus, something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel. Collects issues #19-25.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-410-7

Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 4

Sonic Shines the Spotlight on His Many Friends in Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2019

Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2019

IDW Publishing and SEGA of America, Inc. are proud to announce Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2019, an oversized comic book extravaganza that showcases Sonic’s spectacular supporting cast!

Arriving in March 2019, the 48-page annual features the odd couple of Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf in the lead story, teaming up to save a friend in need. Additional stories see Sonic and Tails taking the Tornado out for a spin, Silver and Blaze planting a garden, the Sonic Fan Club holding their first official meeting and Rouge the Bat hunting for treasure!

To commemorate their first year of Sonicpublications, IDW welcomes three comic book creators to work on Sonic for the very first time: James KochalkaCavan Scott, and Jack Lawrence. Returning Sonic talents Ian FlynnEvan StanleyCaleb GoellnerJonathan GrayJennifer Hernandez, and Diana Skelly, plus newcomer Gigi Dutrieux, round out the creative team.

Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2019 will be available with three variant cover artists: Jennifer HernandezNathalie Fourdraine, and – as a special treat for fans of the Sonic games – Yuji Uekawa of Sonic Team, celebrated as the visionary behind the look of “modern” Sonic The Hedgehog!

Preview: Transformers: Lost Light #25

Transformers: Lost Light #25

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

MORE THAN MET THE EYE. The quest is over, the dust has settled, and everything has changedforever. But before the fond farewells, before the parting of ways, before the unkept promises to stay in touch, there’s timesurely, there’s timefor one last drink…

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Review: Transformers: Lost Light #23

The final battle is here! Bots will live, bots will die, and the craziness can only increase! We’re halfway through a finale six years in the making! And if you’ve ever loved a bot, you won’t want to miss this.

While Cybertron burns due to Unicron, Cybertrons burn due to Primus from another dimension. Writer James Roberts is giving us an epic story that rivals the main event as the Lost Light and all of those picked up do their best to stop a rampaging robot the size of a planet.

While Transformers: Unicron has a disaster feel about it all, Transformers: Lost Light has a solid sense of humor to it all and moments that lighten it all. This is the Armageddon to the more serious Deep Impact. And it’s all enjoyable.

A good chunk of the comic is focused on the revelation that the Transformers’ “gods” are among them. It’s a weird revelation and one hell of a twist that definitely has you rethink a lot of what we’ve read in the past and what they’ve experienced as characters. There’s also some philosophical stuff there that I’m still trying to unpack.

The art is fantastic with a style that feels like the traditional look of the Transformers comic but a little lighter in style. The art by Jack Lawrence with color by Joana Lafuente matches the tone perfectly. There’s also some great imagery as a giant destroys everything around them.

There’s a twist later in the comic that feels like a shift on the level of the gods reveal. I’m still trying to process all of that. It’s a hell of a comic that’s part of an epic story. While there’s a main event, this is pretty close to surpassing it in entertainment. Don’t miss out of this one as it’s bringing together so much and paying off in a way that’ll put a smile on your face.

Story: James Roberts Art: Jack Lawrence
Color: Joana Lafuente Letterer: Tom B. Long
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Transformers: Lost Light #23

Transformers: Lost Light #23

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

The final battle is here! Bots will live, bots will die, and the craziness can only increase! We’re halfway through a finale six years in the making! And if you’ve ever loved a bot, you won’t want to miss this.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 3

Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 3

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne, Brendan Cahill, Jack Lawrence (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

Crammed into a dead Decepticon astropod that’s 10 sizes too small, the displaced crew of the Lost Light faces their most serious threat yet: each other. No worries though, Rodimus can save the day! Or maybe they’ll all die… Plus, the Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All’s well that ends well? Not quite. Collects issues #13–18.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-331-5

Preview: Transformers: Lost Light #21

Transformers: Lost Light #21

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

Something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel.

Some people are ready for the fight of their lives. Rodimus and the increasingly shambolic crew of the Lost Light…yeah, they’re really not. Like, at all.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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