Courtesy of Archie Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, and graphic novels going on sale in August 2016 from the publisher’s Archie Action line featuring Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic and the Freedom Fighters just can't seem to catch a break, as the next storyline for Sonic the Hedgehog has the good guys with their backs against the wall following a shocking victory by Eggman. Things get so desperate, the ol' Werehog comes out of retirement to try and sway the battle back to the Freedom Fighters' favor.

Things aren't much better for Knuckles and Amy over in Sonic Universe, as Angel Island might not be around for much longer if they can't stop an evil wizard from tearing it apart. Can you really trust Shadow to be much help?

You can check out the full solicitations and variant covers below.

 

Archie

 

SONIC SUPER DIGEST #17
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: SEGA

Get ready for supersonic action & adventure—it’s Sonic Super Digest! Don’t miss all the fun and excitement you love in stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Sonic Boom™ comic series! Sonic and his friends embark on daring quests, face epic challenges and run rings around the evil Dr. Eggman! Dash into adventures that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome cover art by SEGA and story & art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!
On Sale Date: 9/7
128-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

 

Archie

 

SONIC BOOM VOL. 1: THE BIG BOOM (TR)
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Evan Stanley, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante

Here comes the BOOM! Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends are back and ready to do battle with the evil DR. EGGMAN! This ground-breaking new branch of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise puts a different "spin" on all your favorite heroes and villains—plus brand new faces and hilarious stories chock-full of action. Written by bestselling Sonic comic scribe Ian Flynn, and based on the hit TV series! Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy, Knuckles and new member Sticks, must come together as a team to explore a new world full of comedy and adventure. SONIC BOOM Vol. 1 collects Sonic Boom #1-4.
978-1-62738-983-9
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/7

 

Archie
Archie

 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #285
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #285 CVR B Variant: Evan Stanley
The suspense builds for Sonic in "Panic in the Sky" Part Two: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Dr. Eggman and his entire evil Eggman Empire! Now it becomes a race against time to get back in the fight and save the day! But when Dr. Eggman uses Chip and the power of the Chaos Emeralds, are our heroes already too late? Featuring the second of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus a “Gaia Colossus” variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

Archie
Archie

 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #286
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR A Reg: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Sonic the Hedgehog #286 CVR B Variant: Tracy Yardley

"Panic in the Sky" Part Three: The finale to the “Shattered World Saga” is reaching a fevered pitch! Sonic battles Dr. Eggman in a desperate bid to rescue Chip! The Freedom Fighters invade Eggman's refinery against impossible odds! Rotor flies the Sky Patrol into a no-win battle with the Death Egg! And it only gets more nuts from there! Featuring the third of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus an “Egg Dragoon” variant by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley!
On Sale Date: 9/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

 

Archie
Archie

 

SONIC UNIVERSE #89
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley & Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #89 CVR B Variant: Ryan Jampole

Knuckles is about to crack in "Shattered" Part Three: Time is running out for Amy, Knuckles and all of Angel Island! As our heroes fight for their lives, the evil wizard Walter Naugus inches closer to completing the Master Emerald and regaining his full power! Can the gang pull through to stop the wacky warlock? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics veteran, Tracy Yardley and an "& Knuckles" variant by jamming Ryan Jampole!
On Sale Date: 8/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.