Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic X (Archie Comics)

My favorite books are the "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Sonic X" comics made by Archie Comics (the same people behind the "Archie" and "Betty & Veronica" comics). Starting off with the regular Sonic comic, it's a huge departure from the video games' plots, especially in most of its beginning issues. It's mainly based off a cartoon called "Sonic the Hedgehog" (known to fans as SatAM (short for Saturday AM, when the show aired back in 1993)), but has mixed other Sonic continuties in as well, such as the video games and other Sonic cartoon series like "Sonic Underground". It's a bit darker than some of the games and other media Sonic's been in, similar to SatAM. Sonic X, on the other hand, is more slapstick, which I like. It's based off the anime of the same name, but has referenced the games on more than one occasion, such as a story where Sonic and friends are trapped in the original "Sonic the Hedgehog" video game (on the Sega Genesis). Despite it being light-hearted, as apposed to STH's (Sonic the Hedgehog (comic)) darker tone, both have the same type of action and adventure one would expect from anything from the Sonic franchise. Both comics are terifficly written and I have been collecting them since STH #127 (Sonic X came later).

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