Archie starts a Sonic magazine in the U.S.

Much like their “Life with Archie” magazine, Archie is planning a quarterly magazine dedicated to Sonic “Sonic Super Special”. Similar to the UK’s “Sonic the Comic”, it will be mostly made of reprints of some of the bigger Sonic stories from the comics (although the UK version had new stories in theirs), but with some extra and articles included. The first issue arrives in late October. Press release after the clickity-click.


Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary celebration kicks into high gear this fall with the all-new SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE! Get your need-for-speed on with non-stop action and tons of heroes and villains from the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG games and cartoons! This magazine-sized, quarterly collection takes new readers on a journey into GENESIS, a bombastic birthday bash with Shadow the Hedgehog, and the incredible assault on Eggman’s Empire! Sonic super-fans will also be treated with part one of the SONIC TIME LINE, featuring new art from fan-favorite artist Jamal Peppers, as well as tons of bonus features!
Script: Ian Flynn.
Art: Patrick Spaziante, Tracy Yardley!, Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, Jim Amash, John Workman, Jason Jensen and Matt Herms
Enhanced Cover by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Shipping Date: October 12th, 2011
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: October 26th, 2011
On Sale on Newsstands: November 1st, 2011
128-page, full color magazine
$9.99 US


3 responses to “Archie starts a Sonic magazine in the U.S.

  1. madged1 says:

    Is there any Sonic magazines still being made in the UK by any chance?

  2. Looks like they’re bringing back the ol’ Super Specials! I remember those. 62 page comics that had a variety of comics, maps and character bios. The final Super Special (unlucky 13) printed a letter I sent in.

    These, however, seem to be mostly re-prints. I’m surprised that they are already reprinting Genesis, since it’s only a few months old.

    Hopefully these won’t be 100% Archie Sonic, as I’d love to see some game focused stuff.

  3. ShadiNeko says:

    I’m actually thinking of getting this, lol not all that into the comics.. but it would be a good reference for practicing drawing Sonic characters

    sketched this up real fast a while ago:!/ShadiNeko/status/103198023613550592/photo/1

    was really good practice, think I understand Sonic’s body better now.

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