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Sonic: Mega Drive

Sonic: Mega Drive - The Next Level Issue 1 is a special one-shot published by Archie Comics in celebration of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise's 25th anniversary. It is the sequel to Sonic: Mega Drive #1.[1]

Official solicitation

Welcome to “The Next Level”: The sequel to the hit Sonic: Mega Drive is here! Picking up right where things left off Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose and Knuckles are on the hunt for the Ancient Gears and on the move to stop Dr. Eggman’s latest scheme! But not everything runs like clockwork when Sonic breaks away to do his own thing. And Dr. Eggman has a certain high-speed robot up his sleeve. You can’t miss out on this exciting new installment in the Sonic Mega Drive series! Featuring cover art by mega-talent Tyson Hesse!

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  • The cover artwork for this issue is a homage to the original Japanese box artworks of the first three Sonic the Hedgehog video games.
  • The comic's title, as well as the name of Eggman's new weapon in the story, are reference to the Sega Genesis console's original Japanese name, the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The subtitle is a homage to Sega's tagline in their US advertisements in the 90's.


Concept artwork

Cover artwork

Preview pages


  1. Jesse Schedeen (9 June 2016). New Sonic Comic Pays Tribute to Sega Genesis Era. IGN. Retrieved on 9 June 2016.

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