SDCC 2018: Team Sonic Racing Heads For The Checkered Flag

by James Ferguson

2018 is proving to be a very good year for Sonic The Hedgehog fans. We’ve already got an ongoing comic series from IDW Publishing. Now the publisher and SEGA of America have announced Team Sonic Racing, a new one-shot special speeding into comic shops in October 2018. This leads directly into the video game this winter. The one-shot is written by Caleb Goellner and illustrated by Adam Bryce Thomas.

Writer Caleb Goellner says:

I’m so stoked to write Sonic! It’s been a dream of mine ever since my dad surprised me with my first Sonic comic in ’92, so I can’t wait for fans to take this issue for a Spin Dash. It’s been an honor to be on a team working to deliver an issue that’s as fun to read as Team Sonic Racing is to play.

Team Sonic Racing follows Sonic and his teammates Knuckles and Tails as they head to a new planet and enter a rather unique race. Friends like Amy Rose, Big the Cat, and a few other familiar faces help Sonic race to prevent an old foe from obtaining a powerful new technology.
Artist Adam Bryce Thomas added:

I’m thrilled to be part of IDW’s newest comic project. Illustrating action packed scenes is my go-to for Sonic, so what could be better than our rival teams jockeying for position? SEGA is known for its phenomenal racing titles and I’ll be doing my best to bring comic fans the breakneck speed and excitement they expect.

Associate Editor David Mariotte says:

There’s a lot to be thrilled about with Team Sonic Racing. The game exemplifies a lot of what’s best about Sonic—naturally, there’s action, speed, and style, but there’s also teamwork and Big the Cat. Adam and Caleb do a great job of translating all of that into one of the best-looking, most fun comics we’ll see all year.

Look for Team Sonic Racing at your local comic shop this October.

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