Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)

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Sonic the Hedgehog
Publisher: Archie Comics
Country of origin: United States
First issue date: 1992-11-24
Last issue date: 2017-02
Number of issues: 290
Frequency: Monthly
Price: $1.25

Sonic the Hedgehog was a series of comic books produced by Archie Comics in North America between 1992 and 2017. With issues being released monthly for 25 years (including spin-off publications, compilations and crossovers with other Archie properties) it was the longest running and likely most successful form of Sonic-related media after the video games, and was recognised as the longest running comic series based on a video game by Guinness World Records.[1]

While officially licensed by Sega, the comics featured a continuity separate from the video games, with lead character Sonic the Hedgehog being a member of a group of animal Freedom Fighters, initially aiming to liberate the planet Mobius from Dr. Robotnik. As the series progressed, it would attempt to incorporate the stories of newer Sonic the Hedgehog video games, while also maintaining its own lore, complete with original characters.

Following an undisclosed hiatus in early 2017, Sega announced the cancellation of the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics on July 19, 2017[2]. It was succeeded by a brand new comic published by IDW Publishing in April 2018.