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Hedging Your Bets #7: Endangered Species

Hedging Your Bets #7: Endangered Species

With almost 300 issues in the core series, Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog stands as the longest-running uninterrupted American monthly comic book that's currently being published. In Hedging Your Bets, I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, Poochie returns to his home planet.

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Fly The Friendly (And Explosive) Skies Of Mobius With Tails In ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ #289 [Preview]

Sonic the Hedgehog #289

For Sonic's 25th anniversary the good people over at Archie Comics are launching "Genesis of a Hero," a four-part saga with a retro style that hearkens back to the events of the Sega Genesis games. Check out a preview and get a look at the action yourself!

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Hedging Your Bets #6: Unraveling

Hedging Your Bets #6, background art by Tracy Yardley

With almost 300 issues in the core series, Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog stands as the longest-running uninterrupted American monthly comic book that's currently being published. In Hedging Your Bets, I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, we've got demonic possession, widespread destruction, and then a month off so that Sonic can go compete in the Olympics. Seriously.

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Sonic Becomes A Werehog In ‘Sonic The Hedgehog Vol. 4: Control’ [Preview]

Sonic the Hedgehog vol. 4: Control, Archie Comics

So remember how a couple weeks ago, I said that Sonic the Hedgehog continuity was so weird that you could pretty much tell me anything about it and I would have no reason to doubt you? Well buckle up, kids, because our friends at Archie just sent over a preview of their next paperback collection of Sonic stories, and it's a weird one. In this particular story, Sonic becomes a werewolf. Er, werehog? Werewolfhog? Listen, it's probably for the best if you just check out the preview below!

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Hedging Your Bets #5: Loyalty

Hedging Your Bets #5: Loyalty

With almost 300 issues in the core series, Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog stands as the longest-running uninterrupted American monthly comic book that's currently being published. In Hedging Your Bets, I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, we've got a lot of interesting ideas that seem to be having a hard time becoming a story.

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Letters Of Note: How Lettering Improves ‘Wonder Woman’ And DC Rebirth

Nicola Scott & Romulo Farjardo Jr
Nicola Scott & Romulo Farjardo Jr

Lettering is an art form that doesn’t get enough recognition in comics, and when it’s done well you’ll often not notice it. However, Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Romulo Fajardo Jr, and Jodi Wynne incorporates the lettering in a few unique ways that add extra layers to the storytelling, and is emblematic of how a new approach to lettering is improving DC Comics on the whole.

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Hedging Your Bets #4: Cry Freedom

Hedging Your Bets #4, background art by Steven Butler, Terry Austin, and Matt Herms

With almost 300 issues in the core series, Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog stands as the longest-running uninterrupted American monthly comic book that's currently being published. In Hedging Your Bets, I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, it's the shocking death of --- wait, no. Looks like he's not dead after all. Sorry to worry you.

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Hedging Your Bets #3: Two Steps Back

Hedging Your Bets #3: Two Steps Back

Hedging Your Bets, where I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, welcome back to Sonic the Hedgehog, where everything's made up and the character deaths don't matter.

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Hedging Your Bets #2: Genesis

Hedging Your Bets #2: Genesis

With Hedging Your Bets, Chris Sims attempts to get up to speed on the Sonic the Hedgehog comics, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line.

This week, we get a look at Sonic's origin with Genesis, and I'm even more confused than I was when we started.

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Go Back To Basics In ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ #288 [Preview]

Sonic the Hedgehog #288, Archie Comics

The Sonic comics seem pretty good at celebrating big milestones with a jumping-on point, and in next month's Sonic the Hedgehog #288, Archie Comics is giving us another one in the form of "Genesis of a Hero," a story that flashes back to Sonic's first battle with his rotund, mustachioed foe, just in time for his 25th anniversary.

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