Say what you will about Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comics and their truly shocking level of complex continuity --- and I am, in fact, saying what I will about that --- but you have to admit that they're pretty good about providing content for new readers. Take, for instance, last summer's Mega Drive one-shot, which celebrated Sonic's 25th anniversary with a classic style adventure that serves as a showcase for the book and its creative teams without getting all caught up in debating the rights of sentient AIs and the origins of the planet Mobius.

And now, Archie is doing another one. On November 2, Sonic and his pals are heading off on another adventure, and they're going through a delightfully snowy winter wonderland and a spooky, scary forest. Check out a preview below!

 

 

Here's the solicitation, courtesy of Archie:

SONIC:  MEGA DRIVE – THE NEXT LEVEL #1

Welcome to “The Next Level”: The sequel to the hit Sonic: Mega Drive is here!  Picking up right where things left off Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose and Knuckles are on the hunt for the Ancient Gears and on the move to stop Dr. Eggman’s latest scheme!  But not everything runs like clockwork when Sonic breaks away to do his own thing.  And Dr. Eggman has a certain high-speed robot up his sleeve.  You can’t miss out on this exciting new installment in the Sonic Mega Drive series! Featuring cover art by mega-talent Tyson Hesse!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli
Cover: Tyson Hesse
On Sale Date: 11/2
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.