The last time we talked about Sonic the Hedgehog, when the current "Panic in the Sky" storyline was just getting started, I mentioned my almost total unfamiliarity with the franchise. But as a potential new reader, one thing I can definitely appreciate is that even here, in the second part of a four-part story, they're still giving everyone identifying captions so that I can at least sort out the characters by name.

The thing is, they're not really all that helpful sometimes. I mean, "Sonic the Hedgehog: fastest thing alive" is pretty self explanatory, and "Miles 'Tails' Prower: young genius" is certainly easy to keep in mind. When we get to other characters, though... I mean, look: "Omochao: Robo-Chao" doesn't really help me because I don't know what either of those things are, and while I think I can understand "Bearenger the Grizzly" pretty easily, the caption identifying him as a "witchcarter" is where you lost me. I don't know what that is!

Fortunately, it doesn't take a deep knowledge to get the basics: There's an attack by an evil army and Sonic's crew of good guys are falling out of the sky --- and someone's very upset that their computer's not working. Check out a preview below!




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!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Diana Skelly, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado
Variant Cover: Evan Stanley
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.