Sonic Comics Will Continue, Despite Sega Severing Ties To Archie Comics
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(Last Updated On: July 20, 2017)

The official Sonic Twitter account sent out a message informing the audience that Sega has officially severed ties with Archie Comics when it comes to producing Sonic The Hedgehog comic books. The message further states that they will continue to produce Sonic comics, just not with Archie.

For those of you who have problems reading it due to how blurry it is, the text states…

“After 24 years of memorable storytelling, Sega of America will conclude their Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership program with Archie Comics. This does not mark the end of Sonic in comics, but signifies Sega of America’s decision to take a different direction for the series that will be announced at a later date. Sega would like to thank Sonic’s amazing fans for their loyalty and passion over all the years. Sega looks forward to providing more information soon.”

This is the same publication that runs the actual Archie comics. They’ve been publishing Sonic The Hedgehog since 1993 more than 25 years ago.

Archie Comics also produces Mega Man comics and have been doing so for the last six years, along with a variety of other Sonic comic books.

Sega doesn’t say exactly what led them to separating from Archie Comics, despite the fact that Archie has seen a resurgence lately with the new TV show and the horror line, apparently Sega isn’t too happy with the comics that Archie have been producing for Sonic.

Monkeys Fighting Robots had reported about the rumor of the cancellation an entire month before Sega made the news official, and even they couldn’t place a real reason on why Sega decided to separate from Archie, but Sega promises that we haven’t seen the last of the blue hedgehog in the comic space.


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  • Galbador

    Finally, I was hoping that this cancer of a comic would finally die. Holy shit, it started like shit and ended like shit and let me tell you, the among of insanity that Archie tried to push into the Sonic comic series, was insane. I am so damn happy, that this is finally over, but seeing that IDW is taking over, is not much better, especially when I look at their TMNT, Ghostbuster and MASK comics.

    Guess this will be a headache for another day.

  • Hawk Hopper
  • AgentBJ09

    Given everything that has happened at Archie over the last few years — introducing a gay character that is there just to virtue signal, having Archie die trying to save him, the adult/teen ‘relationship’ in the TV show, and etc — the convoluted nature of the Sonic comic timeline is probably the distant third reason why SEGA might sever ties with Archie.

    Sales would be second.

    • Bitterbear

      The thing is, Keller actually did fit in the Archie universe because Riverdale as a whole has plenty of room for new characters.

      The actual downfall happened after they killed Archie and then rebooted the whole thing as an edgy 90210 clone and started to shit on everything, including turn Jughead into an Asexual Marty Stu.

      • AgentBJ09

        And yet, given what the Archie series is, they had no reason to say anything of that nature about the guy. The fact that they did at all says everything about why he’s there.

        We can blame Mark Waid for the rest.

        • Bitterbear

          Definitively.

          On average, if a comic book website adores a comic for its progressive undertones, that mean it’s shit.

    • Given everything that has happened at Archie over the last few years —
      introducing a gay character that is there just to virtue signal, having
      Archie die trying to save him, the adult/teen ‘relationship’ in the TV
      show

      Sounds absolutely cringe-worthy.