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'Sonic The Hedgehog' Brings Along A Friend To Write His New Series

Written by sdsichero on Sunday, October 08 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

'Sonic The Hedgehog' Brings Along A Friend To Write His New Series

New series debuts with a 4-week event

Source: IDW Publishing

Earlier this Summer we learned that after 25 years of publication at Archie Comics, the famous Sega videogame franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog would be running over to IDW Publishing. At the time of the announcement, no creative team was announced for the new book, though the next month showed that it could be numerous people that could take the reigns.

Today however, the new writer of the IDW series was announced, and it is a familiar name to Sonic comic fans. Ian Flynn, who had been writing Sonic at Archie since 2006 will once again be writing Sonic when he debuts at IDW. No artist have been announced for the new series yet. Similar to the launch of the Archie series, the IDW series will start off with a special four issue event, except in IDW's case it will be weekly issues. The new series will launch in April 2018.

Here's the official PR:

San Diego, CA (October 8, 2017) — Sonic the Hedgehog™ and IDW Publishing are excited to reveal today that fan favorite scribe, Ian Flynn, has come on board to take the blue blur and his friends in a fresh, exciting direction.

"I've been a SEGA® kid for life, and Sonic has been my career for over a decade," said Flynn. "I'm overjoyed to keep running with the little blue hedgehog, and especially excited to be expanding my relationship with IDW at the same time. I can't wait to show you what I'm made of as we reach for the stars and explore the endless possibilities!"

"Ian has a strong connection with both the character and the fans so there was no hesitation in bringing him on to launch this new Sonic series," said Sonic the Hedgehog editor Joe Hughes. "Not only is he a great writer, but he genuinely loves these characters. His pitches have been nothing short of amazing and we are very excited to get this out to the Sonic community who have been supportive from day one."

"When we partnered with IDW a couple months back, Ian was undoubtedly our first choice to take the helm and scribe the new comic series," said Michael Cisneros, Licensing Specialist at SEGA of America. "His uncanny knack for capturing the spirit of Sonic is evident not only in his work, but in the hearts of our very vocal and devoted fan base. We couldn't be more pleased to have him setting the stage for many years of compelling storytelling."

A new era of Sonic comics will begin next April with a four-week event. IDW will be moving at Sonic-like speeds to publish the first four issues of the new series in the span of four weeks. Those issues will be written by Flynn with a team of artists joining him to be announced at a later date.


Sonic_NYCC_Promo_Front-675x1024.jpegIDW Sonic the Hedgehog promotional image




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