Sonic the Hedgehog ¼

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Sonic the Hedgehog #¼
"Sonic the Hedgehog"
Release Date RRP Code Rating
1992 FREE ?

Sonic the Hedgehog is the very first issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comics series published by Archie Comics. It is a six-page promotional comic that was distributed for free in North America.

Issue #¼ includes the first part of the story "Don't Cry for Me Mobius!", which was featured in full in issue #0 of a subsequent Sonic mini-series.

Don't Cry for Me Mobius

The issue begins with Sonic the Hedgehog running away from Dr. Ivo Robotnik, who is chasing Sonic and trying to blast him with "Mega-Muck". Sonic is abruptly stopped by Caterkiller, but dodges Robotnik's attack again, causing Caterkiller to be hit by the mega-muck. Sonic then speeds away into the Great Forest, splashing the muck all over Robotnik as well.

Going down the Great Oak Slide, Sonic meets up with Princess Sally, Boomer and Tails. Tails, admiring Sonic, asks him if he defeated any more robots. Sonic begins to brag, but is interrupted by Sally, who argues he may have left a trail for Robotnik to track him and locate their secret hideout. Sonic assures her his super speed prevented this. Antoine shows up and explains there is a leak in Knothole, which might allow Robotnik to locate them.


Alongside its standard release, a variant of Sonic the Hedgehog ¼ was specially produced for the American hotel chain Howard Johnson's and their Sega of America-sponsored Kids Go HoJo with Sega advertising campaign. Larger hotel chains frequently provide the children of guests with small collections of activities and toys, both as a form of personal entertainment, and as a means to keep restless children occupied during long stays. Included in every Kids Go HoJo FunPack is a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog ¼ with a special subscription offer on the rear page.[1]

Production credits

  • Super Sonic Scripter: Michael Gallagher
  • Pedal to the Metal Penciller: Scott Shaw!
  • Accelerating Inker: Jorge Pacheco
  • Lickety Split Letterer: Dan Nakrosis
  • Careening Colorist: Barry Grossman
  • Eat My Dust Editor: Daryl Edelman
  • Stick in the Mud Editor-in-Chief: Richard Goldwater
  • With a tip o' the sneaker to Paul Castiglia
Source: ComicMedia:Sonic Archie 000.25.pdf[2]



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