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SEGA Has Announced That The Archie Sonic Comics Are Coming To An End

One branch of the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise that had developed a large fan following was the Archie Sonic comic book series. For over two decades, Sonic has battled many foes alongside the Freedom Fighters. When the comics were put on hiatus 6 months ago, fans were given the silent treatment until this summer, when Archie Comics began to inform people on Twitter that they were “in talks” with SEGA. Yesterday, we had learned from the Sonic PR team that an update on the comics would be coming this week, and that update has just come out.

SEGA of America and Archie Comics are going their separate ways, according to the official Sonic PR team. Although the Sonic brand will still see involvement in comics, The move “signifies SEGA of America’s decision to take a different direction for the series that will be announced at a later date”. More information will be provided “soon”. We’ve included the official tweet down below.

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15 comments

  1. This comic means so much to me. I discovered it the moment I found out about Sonic the Hedgehog. I got Sonic Mega Collection for the GameCube which had previews for the comics, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, and so much more. For me everything Sonic entered my life all at once. Later on I found out about the SatAM Sonic show and watched all the episodes I could at the time. I became so in love with the Sonic franchise that I loved even the most controversial of games (ShtH, Heroes, and 06 to a lesser extent). A couple years ago I was in New York for my Junior year in High School. While there I found a graphic novel of the Archie Sonic series called “Genesis”. I only had about $50 for souvenirs so I was hesitant to buy it at first, but I decided to buy it anyway. After getting home and reading it I came to love the artstyle and story so much that I spend the next year finding as many of the comics as I could. I was obsessed. I loved these comics to death, and I’ve apparently loved them until their death. These comics have been such an inspiration to me and it all started since the very beginning of my love for Sonic. I didn’t realize it until a few months ago, but when I read the sample pages of these comics in Mega Collection all those years ago it implanted a tiny seed of love and inspiration that later became a powerful driving force for my motivations today. This book will forever hold a deep, warm spot in my heart, and I can’t wait to see what the future of Sonic comics have in store. Hopefully they’ll be able to capture at least a small part of what made my little eyes glitter with joy so many years ago and still brings joy to me to this day.

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  2. Man… it’s moments like this that really make me remember Sonic. Honestly, I think I’m becoming a fan of Sonic at this point. He was one of the first video game characters I knew… despite not growing up in the 90s. You know what, writing this reply makes me want to go play Sonic! I’m going ri now

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  3. About time. I’ve given up on the Sonic games, and Sega won’t let Archie ship Sonic with Sally anymore. Maybe now we can finally put this franchise to rest. Or, maybe DiC/Cookie jar or some company can make an animated series and use the completed comic series as the source… Nah.

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