The Comics

The Games

--- Gameboy Advance

--- Sonic Adventure

The Animated Series

Way Past Cool Links

Sonic Shrine

The Comics

There have been several Sonic the Hedgehog comics over the years; Fleetway's Sonic the Comic in the UK and Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comic in America, followed by IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog.

The Fleetway comic was discontinued in the early 2000s while the Archie comic ran up until 2017, when Sega ended their partership with Archie. At that point Archie's Sonic the Hegdehog numbered 290 issues, while its sister comic Sonic Universe made it to 94 issues. The Archie comic universe was rebooted in Sonic the Hedgehog issue 252.

The Archie comic is known for having its own take on several of the game elements and characters - for instance, Knuckles is not the last echidna, his people live in Echidnapolis, and are at constant odds with the Archie-invented dingo faction and the Dark Legion. The Dark Legion is a group of cybernetically enhanced echidnas. Knuckles had his own comic series for a while that centered on these storylines.

The currently running Sonic the Hedgehog comic is published by IDW, but several staff that were involved in the making of the Archie Sonic comics now work on the IDW Sonic comic.

Notable Comic-related Sites:

Dan Drazen's reviews of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog: https://www.andrews.edu/~drazen/sonic.html

Fanmade continuation of Sonic the Comic: http://www.stconline.co.uk/

Fanmade continuation of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog (pre-reboot): http://archiesoniconline.com/

Fanmade restoration of Archie's unfinalized Sonic the Hedgehog issues, as well as a possible continuation (post-reboot): https://twitter.com/Archie_Restored

The Games

Sonic games on the Gameboy Advance

Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2 and Sonic Advance 3 follow the basic format of the original Sonic games. In addition, the games allow playing as several different characters. Sonic Advance 1 features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy as playable characters. Sonic Advance 2 introduces Cream the Rabbit as a new playable character. Sonic Advance 3 features a tag team system where the player selects two characters to form a team.

Favorite stages:

Egg Rocket Zone

Egg Utopia

Sonic Battle is a fighting game spinoff that features Sonic and his friends as well as a new robot character, Emerl. Players progress through the story by winning a series of fights and collect fighting techniques that are used to customize Emerl's moveset.

Sonic Pinball Party is a Sonic-themed pinball game.

Sonic Adventure

Sonic Adventure

The Egg Carrier Chao garden is still my favorite, followed by the Station Square Chao garden. Adventure fields were a lot of fun to muck around in, especially with Tails' flight ability.

Sonic Adventure 2

I was really into the story at the time I played this, so Darkspeeds' SA2 comic was one of my favorite things. Out of the stages I enjoyed the treasure hunting ones the most. I also spent a lot of time in the Chao garden.

The Animated Series

The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

A 1993 animated cartoon featuring Sonic and Tails in their fight against Robotnik. The series is slapstick comedy in the vein of classic cartoons and consists of 65 episodes.

Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM

Centers on Sonic fighting Robotik together with a group of his friends that call themselves the Freedom Fighter. They also prominently features in the Archie Sonic comics.

Sonic Underground

A musically based cartoon in which Sonic is a prince, and has a sister and brother named Sonia and Manik. Together they are on a fated quest to defeat Robotnik.

Sonic X

In this series Sonic and his friends (as well as Eggman) are sent to the human world due to the chaos emeralds interfering with one of Eggman's machines. This leads to added complications and Sonic and Eggman each attempt to collect the seven chaos emeralds that have scattered all over the world.

Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom is a 3D animated series that features redesigned versions of Sonic and his friends, along with new character Sticks the Badger. The plots are comedic in nature. However, Knuckles' lack of intelligence is often played uncomfortably hard, and there are some unkind jokes on the show. Don't watch if you can't look past these things.

Sonic Boom Episode Summaries

Favorite Episodes:

Fuzzy Puppy Buddies
Battle of the Boy Bands

Way Past Cool Links

http://www.soniczone0.com/
Provides commentary and strategies for each stage for the following titles: Sonic the Hedgehog (1-3), Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic CD

http://www.soniccenter.org/maps/?url=maps
Contains stage maps for a variety of 2D Sonic titles.

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