Written by Ian Flynn
Art by Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Matt Herms, and Corey Breen
Edited by Joe Hughes and David Mariotte
Published by IDW Publishing
Release Date: April 4, 2018

Thanks to Matt Herms’ boldly colored backstory that begins this issue, we know that Sonic and the Gang have successfully defeated Eggman. They haven’t seen him in a while and all has been quiet. All that’s left were his robot inventions more of a nuisance than a real issue, without Eggman behind them. We’re following Sonic on a walk through the forest when he sees a town in peril. Sonic doing what he does best is turn himself into a wheel and rolls into the town to save them from their troubles.

Turns out Sonic is pretty famous in these parts. The members of the militia and other towns people fighting for their lives from the attacking Roboniks, are in awe of Sonic saving them and wishing for his autograph. I’m quite fond of Sonic’s wit and quips, which writer Ian Flynn doesn’t skimp on in this issue.

I love Tracy Yardley’s art in this issue. Again, Matt Herms’ colors are bright and lively, which is exactly what I think of when I think of Sonic. It just keeps a happy feeling throughout the issue, which is exactly how I felt after I finished the issue, especially with all of the callbacks and references that old fans would love, and new fans will come to appreciate.

The story even gives you a bit of a mystery and leaves you wondering what’s next for the worlds’ speediest hedgehog? I for one will definitely will be reading the next issue to find out.

The Verdict: 9.0/10


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