OK, so this is about comics rather than games, but it involves an iconic gaming franchise, so it still fits with gaming week, right?
As a bit of background, the Archie imprint Sonic comics have been around for almost 25 years. They are the longest running comics based on a gaming franchise ever. BUT … for a while now, they’ve also been in limbo. Between lawsuites, Archie switching focus to their Archie comics, and SEGA’s desire to rebuild the Sonic brand, no new releases have appeared.
Well, after a lot of stalling and promising updates that never came, the announcement about the future of the series has finally come:
I was sad as a kid when the UK Sonic The Comic ceased to run. It was a real big aprt of my love of SEGA. As an adult, I’ve been enjoying the Archie comics for some time now. Much like when my childhood series stopped, this does sadden me a fair bit. It’s sounds daft, but picking up the new titles each month from my local comic shop was actually a highlight for me. On top of that, my first comic review on this site was of Sonic Universe 71 – 74: ‘Spark of Life’.
Alas though, all things come to an end. Farewell Archie Sonic. It was a blast!