Sonic Super Special Magazine Issue 12 is the twelfth issue of Archie's Sonic Super Special Magazine comic series.
Celebrate 25 years of the SEGA Genesis with this extra-special anniversary edition of Sonic Super Special Magazine! Take a look back at the SEGA system that started a revolution with this anniversary issue featuring the origins of such hit games as Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, and more, alongside awesome new pin-up art from the Archie team! Plus, an interview with Sonic inker supreme Terry Austin and an all-new foil-enhanced cover from the incomparable Ben Bates! This issue is jam-packed with awesomeness!
- Jon Gray's column in this issue of the magazine features Ristar and several Sonic characters dressed as characters from various other Sega games, with several of them chanting the famous line "Rise from Your Grave!" featured in Altered Beast.
- Sonic the Werehog as the Werewolf from Altered Beast.
- Blaze the Cat as Blaze Fielding of Streets of Rage.
- Knuckles the Echidna as Death Adder from Golden Axe.
- Marine the Raccoon as "Skate" Hunter from Streets of Rage.
- Rouge the Bat as Tyris Flare from Golden Axe.
- Silver the Hedgehog as Zeus from Altered Beast.
- Shadow the Hedgehog as Ax Battler from Golden Axe.
- Espio the Chameleon as Shinobi's Joe Musashi.
- Charmy Bee as Hotsuma, also from Shinobi.
- Uncle Chuck as Golden Axe's Gilius Thunderhead.
- This issues reprint of "High Stakes on the High Seas" was done to promote the Sonic Select #9: The Games graphic novel, which was actually released several months prior.