Sonic the Hedgehog
Like a lot of people who read comic books, I think it's pretty fair to say that I can get a little obsessive over things. I am, after all, a dude who has written thousands upon thousands of words about how much I wish Batman would be my best friend forever and ever enjoy the craftsmanship that has contributed to the greater Batman mythos
If you're one of the nearly 2 million Minecraft fans to have jumped into the sandbox building game's pandemonium of pixels of late, you've doubtless indulged in the Alpha version's character customization feature. While not the most sophisticated graphically, there's a certain appeal to the si
Fundraising: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is currently raising funds by auctioning signed prints and original art by artists including Paul Pope, Dave Sim, Yoshitaka Amano, Matt Wagner, Eric Canete, Tony Harris, Mike Allred, Eric Powell, Cliff Chiang, Jim Silke, Jock, Lee Bermejo, Arthur Adams and more on eBay through the month of December.
Polybags: Is Marvel's polybagged Fantastic Four #587 (which will have no overprint or appear on news stands) a fun idea to quell spoilers for a major story? Or does it conjure up horrible '90s
If John K and Peter Bagge tried to make cartoons together, they'd end up with characters who look approximately like the ones in the work of Dirk Erik Schulz. The Germany-based artist obviously harbors an intense love of Mario, but he also draws Sega's Sonic and Tails as you would imagine they might appear in a wrestling competition in a cinematic depiction of an acid trip, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas style.
Webcomics: Lucy Knisley's "It Gets Better" tells the story of how the creator learned the cliché told to teens, "These are the best years of your life," is pretty much only said by people who are doing it wrong. She's absolutely right, although I do wish I had more time to play videogames these days.
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Here at ComicsAlliance, our fascination with bootleg merchandise has shown us a lot of crazy things, but today, Batman's bootleg origin can lay down its burden, because we have found the new king of unlicensed merch:
There is so much utter, inexplicable beauty about this thing that I don't even know where to begin, but for me, the greatest thing isnt' the fact that Sonic appears to have both jaundice and a deep tan, or that whoever made it just assumed that people liked the actual words "Harry Potter" more than a picture of the character, or the fact that "OBAMA" is written in what looks like the letters from baby blocks, or even the completely inexplicable #10 on Harry Potter Obama the Hedgehog's chest.
No, what gets me is the pickup truck decal roses that were stuck on in what I can only assume was a thoughtful design attempt to
More than 15 years before Archie Comics' most soap opera-infused video game property topped 200 issues, a kinder, gentler era of Sonic stories playfully incorporated analogues of its comic book "competition" in the 1994 issue of "Sonic The Hedgehog" #8
Before Sonic the Hedgehog had two North American animated series broadcast simultaneously, the Blue Blur kicked it continuity-free style from the comfort of his then-burgeoning Archie Comic title.
And what a title!
In one of the series earliest issues - "Sonic The Hedgehog" #6, to be exact - Sonic not only lives through the video game events of 1993's "Sonic Spinball," in the issues second tale he puts the evil Dr. Robotnik through his o