Just getting this post ready for April and to get everyone up to speed in the event this thread gets some constant activity. So to get the basic exposition of how IDW acquired the license to produce Sonic the Hedgehog comic's here's an very condensed history. 1) Former Archie comic's contributor Ken Penders performed a lawsuit action for royalties for his characters against Sega and Archie Comics. Archie comic's could not produce a contract that stated any and all his creations were handed over to Sega's copyright and could not be used without permission. Penders won the lawsuit and Sega was displeased with the comic publisher. 2) Meanwhile in the comic universe the entire Sonic reality was shattered and recreated with the repeated effect of a Super Genesis Wave (Multiverse Reset Button). Said reforming of reality removed any and all Pender's based content from the comic series, introducing several new characters in the place of others. A comic book adaptation of Sonic Unleashed was completed before hiatus then cancellation. 2) Sega, disappointed with Archie's handling of the Penders lawsuit and future actions, cancel their license of their IP to the comic publisher and begin talks with IDW. By the end of 2017 it was established that the IDW comics were going to start fresh and not have any lingering Archie content included. Characters outside the comics, such as the Freedom Fighters (Sally, Antoine, Bunnie, Rotor, etc.) have yet to be confirmed or denied as they are owned by Sega since the licensing of the Saturday morning cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog. Head Writer Ian Flynn is a fan of these characters but must discuss with Sega's executives to permit the use of these characters. And that brings us to today. Here are the summaries for the first few issues. Issue 1 Issue 3 Issue 4 Cover Art Issue 1 Issue 2 And the introduction of a new character: Tangle the Lemur. Her tail can be used as a third arm. Promo Art Character Reference So far I'm middle of the road when it's coming to this reboot. Since all of the Archie characters aren't coming back it has soured my mood towards the reboot, and the ominous status of the Freedom Fighters being included is not helping. As of now my main concern is how much of Sega's executive action is going to stifle the comic and it's potential. This is mostly pessimism but I also don't have high regards to Sega/Sonic Team as a whole either. As far as the staff in charge of the new comic go I do have faith in them. Many are long time Archie contributors that turned the comics around during Pender's run as head writer. At the very least the writing and storytelling will be a grade above the games.