IDW Publishing and SEGA have announced that Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019, an oversized comic book extravaganza showcasing Sonic’s spectacular supporting cast, will hit comic book stores this coming March.
To commemorate their first year of Sonic publications, IDW welcomes three comic book creators to work on Sonic for the very first time: James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), Cavan Scott (Star Wars Adventures), and Jack Lawrence (Transformers: Lost Light). Returning Sonic talents Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, Caleb Goellner, Jonathan Gray, Jennifer Hernandez, and Diana Skelly, plus newcomer Gigi Dutrieux, round out the creative team.
The 48-page annual features the odd couple of Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf in the lead story, teaming up to save a friend in need. Additional stories see Sonic and Tails taking the Tornado out for a spin, Silver and Blaze planting a garden, the Sonic Fan Club holding their first official meeting and Rouge the Bat hunting for treasure!
“Between playing the games and reading the comics, my mind has been living in the world of Sonic The Hedgehog for several decades, so it’s wonderful to finally be able to actually contribute to that world,” said James Kochalka.
“It’s been thrilling to be part of IDW’s run-away hit Sonic the Hedgehog, and I’m super-excited to spend more time with the brand-new fan favorites Tangle and Whisper,” added Ian Flynn.
Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019 is set for release in March.