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Publication Details
Date

25 February 2009 - Present

Publisher

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Writer

Ian Flynn

Cover Artist

Tracy Yardley

Pencils

Tracy Yardley
Patrick Spaziante

Inks

Jim Amash

Letters

John Workman

Colors

Josh Ray

Editor

Mike Pellerito
Victor Gorelick

Sonic Universe is a spin-off comic book set within Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog continuity, designed to expand the horizon of that fictional universe. Sonic Universe deals with various characters throughout the fictional universe, particularly those that are less prominent in the main series, including Shadow the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna and many more.

Sonic Universe is published monthly by Archie Comics alongside its parent title Sonic the Hedgehog, and the two frequently tie-in together. The first issue was released to comic book stores on 25 February 2009[1] and fills the role of the "second monthly Sonic comic" that was left open by the cancellation of Sonic X.[2]

Story Arcs

Sonic Universe is split into story arcs, each 4 issues long. They are listed below:

The Shadow Saga

"The Shadow Saga" revolves around Shadow. Issues cover his inter-dimensional battle with Metal Sonic, his first encounter with Blaze the Cat, the assembly of Team Dark, and Shadow's missions for G.U.N., including a visit to Feist's Special Zone.

Mobius: 30 Years Later

"Mobius: 30 Years Later" is a continuation of "Mobius: 25 Years Later", dealing with King Sonic and the assembly of the Future Freedom Fighters, as they battle the Dark Presence, King Shadow, and Tikhaos.

Knuckles: The Return

"Knuckles: The Return" deals with Knuckles and the Chaotix working to save Angel Island and the Master Emerald from Dr. Finitevus. It also features the Downunda Freedom Fighters and the Dark Egg Legion.

Journey to the East

"Journey to the East" focuses on Sonic, Tails, Sally Acorn and Monkey Khan battling the clans of the Iron Dominion. They also encounter Fiona Fox and the Destructix, and must face the traitor to the Chaotix: Espio.

  • Sonic Universe #13, "Journey to the East- Part One: Endless Reach of Fate" (February 2010)
  • Sonic Universe #14, "Journey to the East- Part Two: High Price for Rich Nights" (March 2010)
  • Sonic Universe #15, "Journey to the East- Part Three: No Love in a Conquering Storm" (April 2010)
  • Sonic Universe #16, "Journey to the East- Part Four: A World Under Constant Vigil" (May 2010)

The Tails Adventure

"The Tails Adventure" involves Tails in an adaption of the game Tails Adventure.

Treasure Team Tango

"Treasure Team Tango" involves Blaze's search for the Sol Emeralds, with Team Rose helping her along the way. While Team Rose searches for the emeralds, they run into Team Dark, Team Hooligan, and Team Babylon, who all want the emeralds as well.

The Silver Saga

"The Silver Saga" involves Silver fighting an alternate-reality version of Enerjak and his army of Prelates, assisting a small team of Freedom Fighters led by Jani-Ca.

Scourge: Lockdown

Scourge is in the Zone Jail, and he manages to convince the Destructix to help him and numerous other prisoners break out.

Babylon Rising

The Babylon Rogues go searching for their ancestral homeland of Babylon Garden and end up attacking New Mobotropolis alongside the Battle Bird Armada.

Scrambled

"Scrambled" focuses on Eggman tracking down his traitor, no-longer-assistant nephew, Snively, after he sneaked out of the Eggman Empire.

Secret Freedom Fighters

After Ixis Naugus took the crown from Elias, he and Harvey Who make a team called the Secret Freedom Fighters to stop Naugus from his supposed "evil plans."

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

This adaption of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing's sequel kicks off by taking over the Sonic Universe comic series.

Chaotix Quest

Vector, Espio, and Charmy go out to search for Mighty and Ray, who have been gone for a while searching for Mighty's sister.

Forged In Fire

The second milestone to the spin-off comic series stars Shard facing his "brother" Metal Sonic in a metal-smash down!

When Worlds Collide

In the twelve issue story taking over the Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and even Sonic Universe issues, the four part saga has Sonic and Mega Man taking down their most fearsome enemies!

Pirate Plunder Panic

In the aftermath of When Worlds Collide, Blaze, Amy, Cream, and Marine try to obtain the final Sol Emerald from the evil pirates Captain Metal and Captain Whisker!

Shadow Fall

In the aftermath of When Worlds Collide, Shadow, Team Dark, and G.U.N. are sent on a mission to intercept a meteroid that is on the way to smashing into Earth. And with Shadow deep in memory what will they do?!

The Great Chaos Caper

Join the Chaotix as they battle Fang, Bark and Bean for the last of the seven Chaos Emeralds

Game Adaptations

A list of the Sonic games adaptations in Sonic Universe:

Graphic Novel Volume Sets

Since late-2011, reprints of Sonic Universe issues were put on volumes containing each saga. The following sagas have been reprinted so far:

  • Sonic Universe: The Shadow Saga (SU #1-SU #4, September 2011)
  • Sonic Universe: Mobius 30 Years Later (SU #5-SU #8, March 2012)
  • Sonic Universe: Knuckles Returns (SU #9-SU #12, August 2012)
  • Sonic Universe: Journey to the East (SU #13-SU #16, February 2013)
  • Sonic Universe: The Tails Adventure (SU #17-SU #20, July 2013)
  • Sonic Universe: Treasure Team Tango (SU #21- SU #24, November 2013)
  • Sonic Universe: The Silver Saga (SU #25 - SU #28, 8 April 2014)

Cover Arts

References

External links


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