Just ahead of the holiday shuffle, Archie Comics has announced new plans for the Sonic Boom comic series. Plans that involve teaming up with the minds behind the upcoming animated series.

With a few highly-successful Sonic series already under its belt, Archie Comics is no stranger to the Blue Blur. As you may know, there's also a new series out that ties into the recent 'Sonic Boom' animated series. While the comic is currently being written by Sonic scribe Ian Flynn, there's going to be a bit more cross-pollination between the comic and the show in the coming months. In an exclusive statement, Paul Kaminski, Executive Director of Editorial at Archie Comics, detailed upcoming plans for the the rotating writing duties on the Sonic Boom comic series.

Sonic Boom, based on the video games and and TV series of the same name, is the newest addition to the Archie Action comics line, and we're thrilled to welcome Sonic Boom TV Series writers Bill Freiberger, Sam Sandak Freiberger, Greg Hahn and Alan Denton to the Sonic Boom comic book team!

The work this team has done on the TV series speaks for itself, and fans can expect the same level of action, adventure and hilarious hijinks in the Sonic Boom comics as they do from their TV screens every Saturday morning on Cartoon Network! With the addition of this awesome writing team, the Sonic Boom comic book series is integrated into the worlds of video games and television like never before -- a first in Archie's 22 year history with the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise!

Writer Ian Flynn, who wrote the first 4 issues of the series, will be working alongside Bill, Sam, Greg and Alan over the next year's worth of stories to craft the ultimate Sonic Boom experience! We begin with issue #5, as Bill rings in Eggman's evil "EGG-toberfest" scheme, which leads into a the series' first 2-part story from Ian, followed by stories from Sam, Greg and Alan a little later on.

You can check out the full solicitations below. Sonic Boom #5 will go on sale this March.

Archie Comics
Archie Comics

SONIC BOOM is your antidote to comics that lack AMAZE-MA-TUDE! The NEW ONGOING SONIC COMIC BOOK SERIES keeps on BOOMIN’ IT UP with Sonic Boom #5: Eggtoberfest! Dr. Eggman’s sick and tired of no one trusting him! How on earth can he take advantage of people if they don’t trust him to begin with?! The answer? Easy—EGGTOBERFEST! Just one small problem: the mechanical master forgot to hire ride operators for his carnivorous carnival creation! So it's Sonic to the… rescue?! If a good guy helps a bad guy, is that "helping" at all? Ponder this and other philosophical queries in the latest action-packed issue of Sonic Boom, written by Sonic Boom TV Series writer Bill Freiberger! Featuring cover art from Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and an X-RAY variant from the newest sonic superstar Diana Skelly!

Script: Bill Freiberger
Art: Steven Butler, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
X-RAY Variant Cover: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 3/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie Comics
Archie Comics

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