- Celebrate 25 years of the SEGA GENESIS with this extra-special anniversary edition of SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE! Take a look back at the SEGA system that started a revolution with this anniversary issue featuring the origins of such hit games as Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Streets of Rage and more—alongside awesome new pin-up art from the Archie team! Also featured is a special look at the all-new SONIC BOOM games and TV show, with exclusive info you won’t find anywhere else! The SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE gives you the world of Sonic the Hedgehog comics as you've never seen it before, with tons of comic stories, special features and exclusive articles on the latest and greatest in the world of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog-hero! Plus an interview with Sonic inker supreme Terry Austin and an all-new foil-enhanced cover from the incomparable BEN BATES! This issue is jam-packed with awesomeness!
Countdown to Chaos - Part Three: The Rabbot
Countdown to Chaos - Finale: The Princess and the Hammer
Racing for the Stars
Pirate Plunder Panic Part One
High Stakes on the High Sea
It's the Sega Genesis 25th anniversary extravaganza! Plus an inside scoop on Sonic Boom and the "Total Eclipse Story" arc!
Sega Genesis: Golden Axe
Hop on a dragon and embark on adventure.
Sega Genesis: Shinobi
More musashi, anyone?
Sega Genesis: Altered Beast
Welcome to your doom!
Sega Genesis: Streets of Rage
Taking back the city, one punk at a time!
Sega Genesis: Ristar
Stretchy arms for the win.
Interview: Jonathan H. Gray
Our Sonic comic punny man is at it again.
- Jon Gray's column in this issue of the magazine features Ristar and several Sonic characters dressed as characters from various other Sega games, with several of them chanting the famous line "Rise from Your Grave!" featured in Altered Beast.
- Sonic the Werehog as the Werewolf from Altered Beast.
- Blaze the Cat as Blaze Fielding of Streets of Rage.
- Knuckles the Echidna as Death Adder from Golden Axe.
- Marine the Raccoon as "Skate" Hunter from Streets of Rage.
- Rouge the Bat as Tyris Flare from Golden Axe.
- Silver the Hedgehog as Zeus from Altered Beast.
- Shadow the Hedgehog as Ax Battler from Golden Axe.
- Espio the Chameleon as Joe Musashi from Shinobi.
- Charmy Bee as Hotsuma from Shinobi.
- Uncle Chuck as Gilius Thunderhead from Golden Axe.
- This issues reprint of "High Stakes on the High Seas" was done to promote the Sonic Select #9: The Games graphic novel, which was actually released several months prior.