Okay, so almost everybody knows Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Thor, but does anybody know Sonic the Hedgehog, the fastest thing alive, the one-and-only blue blur? Sure they do, they play the games. Does anybody read the comics? No, people prefer the Flash. Well, let me tell you what your missing. First of all, 2 series. That's it. StH (Sonic the Hedgehog) and SU (Sonic Universe). Read that, and you know everything that's happening on Mobius. Now, what is Mobius, you ask? Mobius is our planet after an alien race known as the Xorda basically destroys it. It repopulates with 3 main races: Mobian, the human-like animals of Mobius, and the primary race. Sonic himself, for example. Overlanders, the evolved incarnations of humans. Dr. Eggman, for example. And last is the now mostly extinct Robians, the robotiziced Mobians. Robians were replaced by legionized people recently, or Mobians that are partially robotiziced and brainwashed as a member of the Dark Egg Legion. If I were to name an example, you would've said "who's he/she?", but I'll say that Sonic's father is a Robian.
So what's this comic about? It's about the continual adventures of the fastest thing alive and his friends. There's adventure, action, mystery, romance, and even little educational values (but don't let that throw you off). In this continuity, Sonic has more friends than in the games, but also more villians. Aside from Robotnik and his succesor, Eggman, there's the traitorous lackey for Eggman, Snively, the evil wizard Ixis Naugus, the evil Sonic, Scourge, and many more.
So do yourself a favor, and next time your at your local comic shop, spend 3 bucks on the newest issue. You won't be dissapointed.
(Note: For more information on Sonic and his friends, check out the following websites:
- The Mobius Encyclopedia: http://archiesonic.wikia.com/wiki/The_Archie_Sonic_Wiki
- The official Sonic the Hedge-blog, hosted by the writer of the comic, Ian Flynn: http://www.archiecomics.com/blog/sonic/
- bwrosas' YouTube channel, a channel mostly dedicated to the user's opinions on both Sonic comics and games: http://www.youtube.com/user/bwrosas#p/a