UPDATE: SEGA ends Sonic and Archie Comic partnership

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    For 24 years, Archie Comics' and Sonic the Hedgehog have been partnered to create the longest-running video game comic series. However, after a hiatus that started earlier this year, SEGA of America has announced that the two will be parting ways. The current comic series will be ending, but SEGA said future endeavors are planned for Sonic comics, with a new team behind it. The series started in 1993, and has more than 300 issues, with multiple side series and spinoffs.

    UPDATE: SEGA is going with IDW Publishing for further installments of Sonic Comics.

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    NOOOOOOO....
    oh wait never mind i never read it
     
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    Is there anywhere to actually read Sonic The Comic in order? Online? Tried searching before but never found anywhere.

    ANyway, ontopic, a shame, I remember finding just 1 copy of Sonic The Comic back a number of years ago, must have been about 8. Had an absolutely WICKED Metal Sonic poster in it. Never saw it irl after that again.
     
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    Better not let Robotnik hear about this..
    OH WAIT, TOO LATE!
     
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    sega is probably gonna go with udon
     
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    I remember reading the Archie magazines with Sonic when I was younger. Sad to see 'em go, but I haven't read them for years now.
    If only Nintendo Power came back....
     
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    Never knew there was a comic series of Sonic.
     
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  9. Saiyan Lusitano

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    The Archie Comics were a paradise for Sonic fans who loved seeing Sonic & co characters drawn beautifully and with a story alongside too. It's a shame that SEGA has ended their relation with Archie Comics but it's SEGA.
     
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    So sad that it had to end like this. This is my favorite comic book series. :cry:
     
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    Everything has their own comic series either from official sources or third party. (Hentai comics or fan comics excluded) It's to be expected. lol
     
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    Third party, yeh, everything has it.
    However first party...
     
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    i guess i will start to read them
     
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    I loved these growing up. I only got about half of the comics I paid for when I ordered them from the company, but whatcha gonna do. I still have first issues somewhere in storage. Wonder if they'll be worth anything...
     
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    Well it's really a shame to hear this news, but I can't say I'm surprised. The writing was on the wall for some time, really.
    At least it didn't end in the middle of any important story arc or anything. It was just recapping the stories of some of the games in the original game trilogy, with only the Sonic 3 & Knuckles adaptation missing.

    Kind of a fitting note to go out on, I guess.
     
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    Oh fuck no... I've been enjoying the Comics for years. Why Papa SEGA~ Why have you been dumnass' for the past few years.

    I think I am actually legit sad about this. Sigh
     
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    Honestly, the only comic i read was the one in sonic mega collection. :ninja:
     
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    Hopefully for people who might not know about the comics this video will help somewhat.

     
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    wanted to get into it but dam
     
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    At the very least, we have 300+ comic issues to read through.

    I love the Archie Comics; the story, art, everything had so much effort put into it.
    It actually got me hooked, and I couldn't stop reading; all because the stories were so intense.
    Only if SEGA would learn from the Comics, and make a story that's more serious toned, action packed, and dramatic.
    Not some goodie too-shoed (Roger Craig Smith) Sonic style. I like it when Characters are on the brink of loss, and are almost hopeless.
    Hell, Sonic has lost in the Comics. Unlike your normal protagonist.
     
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    *cough shadow the hedgehog*
    hmm, I just heard a real sharp edge hit somewhere o.o