SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership with Archie Comics comes to an end

SEGAArchieCancelledArchie Comics and Sonic the Hedgehog are splitting up, it was just confirmed on the Sonic the Hedgehog twitter account. Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comic was known as the longest running video game based comic book, spanning over 24 years! We did a SEGA News Bits about this whole drama and we basically guessed that SEGA and Archie Comics wouldn’t come to terms with a licensing agreement. Guess what? We where right. As you can see, SEGA isn’t done with the Sonic the Hedgehog comic books, as it says they are heading in a different direction.

“After 24 years of memorable storytelling, SEGA of America will conclude their Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership program with Archie Comics. This does not mark the end of Sonic in comics, but signifies, SEGA of America’s decision to take a different direction for the series that will be announced at a later date. SEGA would like to thank Sonic’s amazing fans for their loyalty and passion over all the years. SEGA looks forward to providing more information soon.”

So what would that direction be? In my opinion, San Diego Comic Con would be the perfect time to announce that SEGA will be doing license comics with IDW, which has a plethora of great IPs, great staff and have delivered some amazing stories to licensed properties. What is your opinion on the whole thing? Are you glad SEGA is moving on from Archie or do you wish there was a resolution between the publishers? Let us know in the comments below.

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3 responses to “SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership with Archie Comics comes to an end

  1. TimerBunneh says:

    And so it ends. Kudos to Archie for a extremely good comic. Here’s hoping that whatever comes next will pick up where the old one left off.

  2. Darryl Heine says:

    Is this a spoiler that IDW might be the new publisher of Sonic the Hedgehog in comic book form now that Archie lost the rights?

  3. AfroRyan says:

    So long as Ian stays on as lead writer and Tyson Hesse as an artist, as well as Spaz for the occasional cover job, I’m happy. Hopefully SATAM mainstays are still there too. I’d hate to see them disappear forever.

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