It's been 25 years since Sega traded on the slogan "Genesis does what Nintendon't." A lot of that brashness was bred by Sega's answer to Mario in Sonic the Hedgehog, who just so happens to be celebrating his 25th birthday in 2016. To help out with the celebration, Archie Comics is going back to the good old days with a commemorative one-shot celebrating Sonic's life in Sonic: Mega Drive.
"Not only is Archie Comics celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is also commemorating a milestone anniversary. With 25 years under the Blue Blur’s belt, we wanted to start the celebrations with something truly special," said Editor Vincent Lovallo. "The goal was to produce a story that hardcore fans would love, but also feel fresh and new for anyone looking to read a Sonic comic for the first time. The result is SONIC: MEGA DRIVE #1."
Sonic: Mega Drive reunites the creative team behind 2015's Worlds Unite crossover event, as long-time writer Ian Flynn joins artist Tyson Hesse, letterer Jack Morelli and colorist Matt Herms for an action packed story for fans of all ages. Join Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose on a brand new adventure—set after the fall of the Death Egg! The nefarious Dr. Eggman is trying to build a new engine of destruction: the MEGADRIVE, and it’s up to Sonic and his whole crew to stop the mad doctor and save the day!
"With more surprises on the way for Sonic's 25th Anniversary, fans are not going to want to miss this epic “Classic Sonic” story." teased Lovallo.
Sonic: Mega Drive hits stores July 6. Full press release below.