To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th year in gaming, Archie has announced they are planning a Sonic the Hedgehog quarterly magazine for American readers called the Sonic Super Special. Similar to the UK’s Sonic the Comic, it will be mostly just reprints of some of the more bigger Sonic tales from the comics with some extra articles thrown in, just like they did previously with their Life with Archie magazine. Unlike the UK version however, there are no plans currently to included new stories. The first issue of Sonic Super Special will arrive in late October. Check out the press release below with all the insane details, sourced from Sega Bits.
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #1
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