It is with a heavy heart we must report the long-standing relationship between Archie Comics and Sonic the Hedgehog has come to an end. Fans are distraught over this news of the cancellation of such a long-standing series. The publisher had the title for 24 years and more than 250 (including specials and mini-series) and after such a long time some things become expected. During the time under Archie‘s run Sonic had many Adventures including teaming up with Mega Man, becoming roboticized, and even crossing over into the real world. During all the strife and complications which came over the years from the ensuing Sonic games not all of them good fans always had the comic to look too.
Seeing this series come to an end is heartbreaking to say the least. The series took elements from the Sonic the Hedgehog Saturday Morning cartoon (such as Princess Sally and the residents of Knothole village) and combined it with the different aspects of the video games as they were introduced. It will be hard not to think about the good times the series had such as Robo sonic vs Mecha Knuckles, The Freedom Fighters facing off with the Chaotix and the extensive family history given to Knuckles. These were good times and sadly Sonic’s run came to an end.
Luckily, Sonic won’t be gone from comics for very long. Recently announced at the San Diego Comic-Con, IDW publishing will be releasing Sonic The Hedgehog comics in 2018. Considering the record of franchise based comics, fans of the blue blur will have nothing to worry about as the series begins anew under this new publisher.