Like many of you out there, I loved reading the Archie Sonic comics and the way it expanded the lore and world of Sonic. So when I heard that the series was shutting down, it bummed it out. Fortunately, IDW has picked up the rights to create a brand new Sonic comics and the series will start in April 2018. So today I wanted to discuss what I’d like to see from this new series.
So from what we know so far, it’s that they revealed a four-week long event that would be held during the month of April 2018 where an issue of the comic will be released each week. With this announcement, it was also confirmed that Ian Flynn, former writer of the Archie Sonic comics, was confirmed to write for the IDW Sonic comics. That’s great news for us fans who already enjoyed what the Archie series had offered us in terms of story and character development.
And in terms of art direction, it was confirmed that Tracy Yardley, a long-time Sonic artist at Archie Comics, would be joining the IDW Sonic team as well. So this series seems to be in good hands from what I can tell.
One of the things that I’d like to see in this series is the comics and the video games having some sort of a shared universe. We got a glimpse of this idea with Sonic Forces but I want them to expand on this idea further. We don’t know if they’ve obtained the rights to all or even some of the previous characters created in the Archie line ups (probably not) but if they did, it would be cool to base some of the upcoming games (once SEGA and Sonic Team polish the blue blur’s gameplay) and get a good story for it.
I’m saying this because storylines like when Sonic faced off against Enejark or Shadow meeting his blood brother would be amazing to see in video form but one can only dream of such things.
Now I gotta talk about this because I feel like we can’t avoid it. I’m really hoping this comic doesn’t become TOO meta or self-aware like Sonic Boom. I mean it works for Boom becomes it doesn’t take itself to seriously and it’s also its only redeemable factor but I really hope that this IDW won’t follow too much in its foot steps. That’s my only concern.
Besides that, there’s nothing else I’d like to see. I’m honestly just happy that we’ll still be getting Sonic comics in the future and wish the team behind it all the best. Let me know your thought on this new IDW Sonic comic!