First Look: Sonic The Hedgehog Archives #7

Here's a big preview of Sonic.  I know there's some Sonic fans here.  I've seen a few submissions dealing with him and his buddies.  Man I still remember playing Sonic back on my Sega Game Gear.  What a disapointment that machine was.  It was so much better than Game Boy for its time.  I mean it was in color and the screen lit up.  I would even say the graphics were better than the Game Boy games of the time.  Maybe it was because the unit was a little bigger?  It was just a shame to see it die an early death.  But I did trade mine in towards the purchase of Game Boy Color when those first came out.  The Game Gear games just dried out. 

Anyhow, here's Sonic:

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES #7
The thrilling new series that lets fans relive classic Sonic stories continues! Volume 7 presents issues #25 through #28 of Sonic’s ongoing comic book series in a special 5 x 7 & ½ inch edition. Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you're zipping right alongside the cobalt champion as he saves Knothole Village! This action-packed edition features the first comic book appearances of Metal Sonic, Amy Rose, Sonic’s betrayal of the Freedom Fighters and the solo story that led to Tails’ own mini-series! Stories include:

“Go Ahead, Mecha My Day” (issue #25): Robotnik
kidnaps Amy Rose so he can lure Sonic into a duel with his newest
creation, Metal Sonic! First appearance of both Amy and Metal!
“Way, Way, Way Past Cool!” (issue #26): Robotnik attempts to put Knothole into a deep freeze, but luckily the Arctic Freedom Fighters arrive to thaw… and thwart… his chilling scheme!
“Fortified” (issue #26): A twisted ankle for the blue blur leads Sonic and the Freedom Fighters to refuge in an abandoned fort. Will it be enough to protect them from Robotnik’s rampaging onslaught?
“Scrambled Hedgehog” (issue #27): A case of amnesia makes Sonic an easy mark for Robotnik, who convinces our hero to almost give away Knothole’s secret location! Will Sonic’s memory return, or will his betrayal be permanent?
“Saturday Night’s All Right for a Fight” (issue #28): Sonic continues his traitorous ways due to his memory loss, and the Freedom Fighters need all the firepower they can muster to defeat their once-great champion!
“Growing Pains Part 1” (issue #28): In the aftermath of Sonic’s betrayal, Tails sets course in his Sea Fox for an uncharted island. There he meets and must save Fiona Fox, who the dastardly Robonik
kidnapped, in this prelude to Tails’ mini-series.

SCRIPTS: Mike Gallagher, Angelo DeCesare, Mike Kanterovich & Ken Penders.
ART: Dave Manak, Jon D’agostino, Harvey Mercadoocasio, Rich Koslowksi & Art Mawhinney. Colossal cover by Spaz!
Shipping Date: May 28th, 2008
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: June 4th, 2008
On Sale on Newsstands: June 17th, 2008
112-page, full color paperback
$7.49 US.


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