Sonic The Hedgehog #14
Writer: Ian Flynn
Artist: Tracy Yardley
Colorist: Leonardo Ito
Letters: Shawn Lee
Synopsis: Eggman is back. After having his memories restored by a shadowy scientist named Dr. Starline, he’s resumed his plans for global domination. Metal Sonic is back in his grasp, and his newest allies, Rough and Tumble, have failed in their first mission against Sonic. Now, Dr. Starline has been allowed to face off against Sonic for the first time…
Review: This is everything you could want from a Sonic comic. The bright colours, great art design, and the clever dialogue are like coming home to the franchise we’ve all loved. With hilarious and crisp dialogue, moving the story along quickly, it doesn’t rely on a lot of exposition. This is a comic that has gotta go fast and the breakneck pace of this issue is no exception. The fight scenes are great, and Sonic gets to team up with every single one of his friends, allies, and frenemies along the way.
In this issue, he’s teamed up with Silver, who has stayed in the past to help Sonic and the Resistance figure out who, or what has turned his future into a grim, lifeless wasteland.
Kai’s Thoughts: This isn’t a groundbreaking comic series in any way. It’s a Sonic comic and it does what Sonic comics do best. It’s a story about Sonic vs. Eggman, and with today’s political climate, having an evil dictator trying to take over the world and enslave the animal people around him, is somehow poignant. The series is definitely written for children, but it isn’t so simple that an adult fan wouldn’t be able to enjoy them. Personally, I’m having fun with the series as a whole, and am really pleased to see all of our old favourites back in action and helping Sonic.
I really appreciate the character development that they’ve given Amy Rose, as she’s the leader of the Resistance and has moved past the doe-eyed love-struck teenager she was in the games, into a formidable leader.
This book is worth picking up for any Sonic fan, and it’s pretty simple to get into it regardless of if you’ve been following the comics for a long time or not.