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 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
Œbots! 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
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
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
(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.