We’re coming up on the official release of IDW’s new slate of Sonic the Hedgehog comics. In fact, the publisher will be hitting the ground running, appropriately, by publishing one issue each Wednesday in the month of April 2018. Following that, we’ll be getting a monthly release schedule, starting in May 2018.
The series will be written by Ian Flynn as he returns to the franchise and artists contributing to the first four issues are Tracy Yardley (interior art on issue 1), Adam Bryce Thomas (issue 2), Jennifer Hernandez (issue 3), Evan Stanley (issue 4), Tyson Hesse (main covers), Nathalie Fourdraine (variant covers), Rafa Knight (variant cover), Jamal Peppers (variant cover), Jonathan Gray (variant cover), and Sonic Mania artist Kieran Gates (variant cover).
According to IDW, each issue in April will feature Sonic teaming up with a different ally: Tails, Amy Rose, Knuckles the Echidna, plus the introduction of a brand new character, Tangle, who will make her debut in Sonic the Hedgehog #4.
Series editor Joe Hughes says:
I’ve been working in comics for about 15 years, and my interactions with Sonic fans has been unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my career — and I mean that in the best possible way. The further we get into this, the more we realize what a responsibility it is to give a fan base this passionate and loyal the kinds of stories that they deserve. We’ve barely gotten started, and it’s already so much fun. The fans have been nothing short of amazing, and we’re genuinely grateful to be welcomed into their tribe.
Here’s the complete release schedule for April that we can look forward to:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1 – April 4, 2018
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #2 – April 11, 2018
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #3 – April 18, 2018
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #4 – April 25, 2018