We’re not even trying to sell the story anymore, are we?

Sonic The Hedgehog #239

Archie Comics (September 2012)

“Heroes” part 1: “Team Building”
WRITER: Ian Flynn
PENCILER: Jamal Peppers
INKER: Terry Austin
COLORIST: Matt Herms
COVER ART: Greg Horn
LETTERER: John Workman
EDITOR: Paul Kaminski

Team Fighters arrives at the Feral Forest, where Eggman has sent Mecha-Sally to kill her own brother. Sonic, Tails, Amy, and T-Pup take on Sally, a new giant Silver Sonic, and an army of Egg Swats, as the Secret Freedom Fighters try to maintain that secret and the village may be the real victim.

What they got right: With Sally somewhat unavailable, Sonic is taking charge and as he himself notes he appears to be learning to think as fast as he runs. It’s all action and yet they progress the “Secret Freedom Fighters” storyline. Also, while Amy still has her huge Sonic crush she isn’t cold enough to use this opportunity. Finally, T-Pup being awesome.

What they got wrong: The cover. Basic shot of Sonic like a video game promo or something. Apparently this is going to continue next issue. It might make for a good poster (I want one with Tails & T-Pup without trade dress for my wall) but it’s not good for a comic book cover.

Recommendation: I was worried about this whole “Mecha-Sally” thing at first but this is turning out to be a rather interesting arc and I want to see where this goes next issue when Team Freedom takes center stage.

Is that why you keep your friends close and your enemies closer?


About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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