Sonic X #16
Archie Comics (March, 2007)
WRITER: Ian Flynn
PENCILER: Todd Wahnish
INKER: Terry Austin
COLORIST: Josh Ray
LETTERER: John Workman
COVER ART: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
EDITOR: Mike Pellerito
Amy Rose gets her greatest wish…Sonic is taking her on a date for Valentine’s Day
after he lost a bet to Knuckles. You’d think going to the Chaotix for advice on where to go would be a bad idea or that Eggman trying to ruin their date would be a bad thing, but somehow both events actually lead to a good date.
What they got right: This was just such a fun story. It’s nice that some version of Amy got to have her date with Sonic without her usual creepy stalker bits, watching Eggman’s attempts at sabotage fail is funny, and as a side story the new writer found a way to tell a Sonic X story that works with the continuity limits of following the show.
What they got wrong: Admittedly I’m a bit bias as I haven’t enjoyed the series up to now, but I really don’t have anything to complain about this issue.
What I think overall: My first thought after reading it was “this was actually good”. It’s the first Sonic X comic I really enjoyed. Ian Flynn, at least in this issue, seemed to understand this incarnation better than Joe Edkin and hopefully that continues into later issues. While it feels more like a standalone side story it’s actually more fun that way. This is the first issue not going to the sell bags.