Archie Launches New "Sonic X" Series

Mon, May 23rd, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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Official Press Release

The SONIC THE HEDGEHOG comic book from ARCHIE COMICS has been running for

over 150 issues, making it one of the most successful and longest running

comics in more than a dozen years. SONIC has sold millions of video games

world wide with one of the most loyal and forever growing audiences, making

SONIC and friends icons the world over.

SONICS most recent success, the hit television series SONIC X (which

consistently scores #1 in its time slot) has had SONIC fans demanding even

more monthly action, adventure and romance from the "Blur Blur" and friends.

ARCHIE is X-cited to announce a monthly new SONIC X mini-series, doubling

the dose of monthly SONIC comic fun! And kicking off the first of what looks

to be several great new projects with SONIC and

SONIC X!

SONIC speedsters are salivating for the stupendous new SONIC X four issue

mini-series! All new stories based on the storylines from the hit Saturday

morning cartoon SONIC X and featuring all the most popular characters; SONIC

along with KNUCKLES, TAILS, AMY, CREAM and CHEESE, ROUGE, CHRIS, TOPAZ and

even an appearance by the mysterious SHADOW as well as many more. Things go

to the X-treme when SONIC and friends are transplanted and trapped on Earth.

With the diabolical DR EGGMAN planning to conquer the planet with his

maniacal mechanical robot menaces! Our heroes set off to protect the Earth

from EGGMAN and find a way back to their home world.

Each full length SONIC X story is great for first time or long time loyal

readers and is perfectly crafted for each issue to stand alone or enjoy the

building action over the entire fun filled 4 issues!

SONIC X starts off with a boom! When an evil plot by EGGMAN, with sidekicks

DECOE and BOCOE putt hundreds in danger attempting to empty the bank vault

of all its cash, DR. EGGMAN hopes to gain more bucks for bigger, badder

Ĺ’bots! Trapped in the bank are SONICs friend Chris and his family! Only

SONIC can save the day with help from KNUCKLES, AMY, CHEESE AND TAILS!

Things go from bad to worse when a strange energy is threatening the entire

seaboard, is it a Chaos Emerald? Or is it something much more dangerous?

Worst of all the mystery is at the bottom of the ocean, and SONIC cant

swim!

SONIC X is written by Joe Edkin, who is familiar with fun and speed with

popular writing stints on Scooby Doo, and cartoon line and resident

speedster from the Avengers and X-Men, Quicksilver. Handling the artwork

will be Tim Smith 3, who is no stranger to teen drama and adventure with

popular artwork on Teen Titans Go! Andrew Pepoy brings his versatile inking

style over to SONIC X, a long time SONIC THE HEDGEHOG inker as well as

stints on G.I. Joe, Betty and Veronica, Manga Josie and the Pussycats, Robin

and just about everything else. Most famous for his fabulous run on Voltron,

Ben Hunzeker rounds out the SONIC X staff and lends his color hues to the

Blue Blur. Last but not least SPAZ (Patrick Spaziante) fan favorite cover

artist for SONIC THE HEDGEHOG does double duty with covers for SONIC X. As

one of the most versatile and popular artist and a SONIC fan favorite for

years with stints on Megaman, Muties, video game magazine cover artist and

accomplished book illustrator is sure to X-cite old and new SONIC fans

alike!

SONIC X is great for new and all age readers. At a cover price of

$2.25us/$2.65can and printed on coated stock paper SONIC X looks better than

ever!

(W) Joe Edkin (P) Tim Smith 3 (I) Andrew Pepoy (C) Ben Hunzeker.

(Covers) Patrick SPAZ Spaziante

ACP ship date for the #1 issue of SONIC X is September 7th, with Diamonds'

being September 21st.

 
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