There’s a new Sonic The Hedgehog game coming out. I’m not really caught up on Sonic game lore. All I own are Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic Heroes, both on PC and I haven’t beaten either one. Outside of the Archie Comics and ABC Saturday morning cartoon I really haven’t followed it. If you want a discussion of what might be in the game, check out Galvanic’s speculation article, which is where I heard about a digital comic released to promote the upcoming Sonic Forces. The reason I’m going over it is that it is written by Ian Flynn, who will be taking over the Sonic comics in their new home at IDW. Also, it’s a special promo comic that might never see itself on comic store shelves, and you know I’m all about those.
I downloaded the zip file offered by GameInformer that includes the logo above, a cover, and a seven-page story called Moment Of Truth…that was released as eight separate PDF files, one per page and the cover! Really, Sega? I’m able to create a multipage PDF comic with a freeware program, and have, but you can’t do it with what I’m assuming is a high-end program? How do you fail that badly? I already know Flynn’s work thanks to his run on Mega Man, which I sadly didn’t get to finish when I became unemployed. Hopefully someday I can get caught up on the remaining issues if I ever have money coming in again. And we aren’t sure if Flynn will be resuming the Archie continuity, which I dropped after Archie played continuity games after the lawsuit with Ken Penders when he opted to take his original characters like Julie-Su back. But this is a good test at how Flynn will approach the blue hedgehog apart from Archie. This is short so I’m going to summarize the whole thing so you may want to download it yourself first.
“Great, the bathroom’s all the way over there!”
Sonic Forces: Moment Of Truth
STORY: Sonic Team (the people who make the Sonic games)
WRITER: Ian Flynn
ARTIST/LETTERER: Adam Bryce Thomas
And if they’re still looking for an artist for the IDW Sonic comics, he should be in the running at least.