In 1991, after Sega requested their design teams to come up with a mascot character and a game to go with it, we saw the release of Sonic the Hedgehog. The creation of the anthropomorphic blue speedster helped make Sega one of the top video game companies during the 16-bit games of the 1990s. This is one of those cases where the mascot out shined the company. As Sega's popularity waned, Sonic has found his way into the geek pop culture along with Mario and Donkey Kong.
Sonic has also been an on-going comic series from Archie Comics since 2002 having published well over 300 various issues over the last two-dozen years. Now Archie is celebrating the creation of the character with a special one-shot called Sonic: Mega Drive #1 for the characters 25th anniversary.
We have an advanced preview of the issue below.
SONIC: MEGA DRIVE #1
Sonic spins into a brand new, Classic-styled, SUPER SPECIAL one-shot "Mega Drive"! Join Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose on a brand new adventure—set after the fall of the Death Egg! The nefarious Dr. Eggman is trying to build a new engine of destruction: the MEGADRIVE, and it's up to Sonic and his whole crew to stop the mad doctor and save the day! Join Sonic and his friends in this special commemorative issue celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Blue Blur!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 7/6