IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog #1 Sells Out

Last year, IDW picked up the torch after Archie Comics’ decades of work on the Sonic the Hedgehog brand, announcing a new series in February. Released just a week ago on April 4, issue #1 has sold out. Sonic is set to release its first four issues this month, with #2 already available and two more to go.

The new series is unconnected to the Archie Comics storylines and begins in a world where Sonic has just defeated the evil Dr. Eggman, now missing. In the press release announcing the first-run sellout, Sega of America’s Michael Cisneros describes the release as the result of nine months of work since the July 2017 deal.

For anyone who missed out, a second run of #1 is set for release on May 2. We’ll have to wait and see if subsequent issues “go fast” to match.

See the full press release below, and discuss the series on the Allspark Forums or our Discord server.

 


IDW Announces Sonic the Hedgehog #1
Sells Out

Second Printing of Sonic the Hedgehog #1
Hits Stores on May 2nd, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 11th, 2018) – IDW Publishing and SEGA® of America are thrilled to announce that Sonic the Hedgehog issue #1 has sold-out after arriving in stores on Wednesday, April 4th. To meet fan demand, second printings will begin immediately, and fans can expect them in stores on May 2nd, 2018.

“We know fans have been waiting a long time for this launch, and we couldn’t be happier with their response to the first issue,” said Joe Hughes, editor of Sonic the Hedgehog. “This first issue was the start of a four-week event that kicked off the beginning of a new era for Sonic comics. The new series will feature new adventures with characters new and old and I cannot wait for fans to see what’s in store.”

“The SEGA and IDW teams have worked tirelessly since the announcement last July,” said Michael Cisneros, Licensing Specialist at SEGA of America. “The incredible outpouring of support from our fans these past nine months has made everything worthwhile.”

For more information on securing copies of the second printings, contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news, follow Sonic on Twitter and Instagram, like him on Facebook, and subscribe to the Twitch channel and YouTube channel. For the latest news on the Sonic the Hedgehogcomic, make sure to join the “IDW Sonic Comics Squad” group on Facebook.

About SEGA of America
SEGA of America is the American subsidiary of SEGA Games Co., Ltd. The company plans, develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment for home video game consoles and PC. www.sega.com

About IDW

IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. 

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.

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