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Sonic the Hedgehog
Publication Details


Date Published 

October 2011

Production Staff
Cover Artist
  • Patrick Spaziante
Cover Colorist
  • Patrick Spaziante
  • Ian Flynn
  • Patrick Spaziante (reprinted material)
  • Tracy Yardley! (reprinted material)

Archie Comics

First Appearances

Sonic Super Special Magazine Issue 1 is the first issue of the Sonic Super Special Magazine comic series.


Official Solicitation

Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th Anniversary celebration kicks into high gear this fall with the all-new SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE! Get your need-for-speed on with non-stop action and tons of heroes and villains from the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG games and cartoons! This magazine-sized, quarterly collection takes new readers on a journey into GENESIS, a bombastic birthday bash with Shadow the Hedgehog, and the incredible assault on Eggman's Empire! Sonic super-fans will also be treated with part one of the SONIC TIME LINE, featuring new art from fan-favorite artist Jamal Peppers, as well as tons of bonus features!

Reprinted Stories

  • "Sonic: Genesis: Part One- In the Beginning..." (StH: #226)
  • "Birthday Bash: Part One- Giving and Receiving" (StH: #160)
  • "Birthday Bash: Part Two- Birthday Boys" (StH: #161)
  • "Knocking on Eggman's Door" (StH: #199)
  • "Turnabout is Fair Play" (StH: #200)

Bonus Features

  • News Flash: Latest news from the world of Sonic
  • Character Profile: Get to know your Freedom Fighters
  • The Mobius Timeline Part 1: The Sonic Comic universe begins here
  • Interview: current head writer Ian Flynn.

Background information

  • The artwork of Sonic on the cover is taken from StH#205.
  • In the Mobius timeline story, Eddy the Yeti is seen with a comrade battling an Ixis Wizard. The letters page in the next issue revealed though, that it was not Eddy. Rather it was an ancient relative of his.
  • It is also revealed in the Mobius timeline story that the Xorda alien race's hate for humans was due to the death of the unnamed Xorda Ambassador.

Reprint History