IDW’s Sonic the hedgehog #1
Sonic the Hedgehog #1 by Ian Flyn with art by Tracey Yardley, Inks by Jim Amash and Jim smith, colors by Matt Herms, and letters by Corey Breen
Last year when it was anounced that’s Archie Comics long running Sonic series (actually the longest running America comic series) was getting cancelled and movie to IDW fans were devastated, but then when it was anounced that long time Sonic comic writer Ian Flyn was coming with Sonic then fans sighed a breathe of relief. Well fans rest easy because this first issue of Sonic the hedgehog mostly works in all ways.
This issue isn’t very plot heavy, you learn at the beginning that Sonic and friends beat Dr. Eggman and he has since been missing but in his defeat his leftover robots have been chaotically attacking various towns and people. The issue then picks up with sonic zooming and dashing around town fighting these robots with the help of tails. The issue ends with Tails and Sonic realizing that this attack was more planned than usual and someone must be orchestrating Eggman robots in his absence, then Sonic zooms off to be the hero he is.
The art in this issue is appropriately cartoony,sleek and stylish and also very easy on the eyes. What works best about the art is the colors by Matt Herms, his bright colors really pop and bring a sense of warmth to the comic. The only thing that doesn’t work with this issue is that it may turn off new time readers because it feels more like the middle of a series than the beginning. But I wouldn’t leave the series just yet because it seems like we’re gonna be in for a good ride with this book.
Sonic the Hedgehog #1 gets a B+