A few days ago, it was announced that Archie Comics and SEGA had parted ways with the Sonic the Hedgehog property. As we suspected at the time, Sonic was bound to find a new home, and it has at IDW Publishing.
Today, SEGA revealed that Sonic and friends are joining forces with IDW Publishing. Creative teams are currently being put together, and beyond the announcement, not much in regards to the direction the series would take has been announced.
“We’ve been speaking with beloved Sonic fan-favorite creators and new creators alike, and are excited to be able to spread specifics about our plans for the comic in the near future,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer.
“We are ecstatic about this partnership with IDW,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer for Sonic the Hedgehog. “We know they’ll serve as a good home for the new adventures of Sonic, his friends, and foes.”
While Archie Comics has received a lot of positive attention over the last couple of years due in part to its horror line, and more mature themes in the Archie books proper, IDW Publishing has been quietly snagging kid friendly comics to add to its publishing line. Sonic the Hedgehog landing at IDW Publishing seems like the most natural place for the property to land.