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Dara Naraghi's graphic novel Lifelike is now available in both digital and print editions. Click here for more info.

Books – Dara
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Image of Igor Movie Prequel
Image of Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland (Witch & Wizard (Idw))
Image of Terminator: Salvation Movie Prequel
Image of Witch & Wizard Volume 2: Operation Zero (Witch & Wizard (Idw))
Image of Ghostbusters: Haunted Holidays
Image of Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now
Image of The Absurd Adventures of Archibald Aardvark Volume 1: Bullets, Booze, and Beelzebub
Image of MGM Drive-in Theater: Motel Hell and IT
Books -Panel
Image of No Dead Time
Image of Comic Book Tattoo Special Edition
Image of Saint Germaine: Tales of an Immortal
Image of Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak: Cry For Thunder S/N Limited Edition HC
Image of Ghost Sonata
Image of Vampire The Masquerade Volume 1: Blood and Roses
Image of Moonstone Monsters Volume 1

This weekend, I figured we’d go with a kid-friendly comic. Because, you know, the children also deserve their comic book character conflicts. So, here it is, Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles #1:

Not much to say about this comic, other than to point out that the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book is still being published by Archie Comics. Not only that, it’s up to issue #223, and on average sells between 7000-8000 copies in the direct market!

To me, that’s a remarkable achievement. Those sales figures put it in the ballpark of some Vertigo title, not to mention making it a higher performer than books like Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero (Boom), Kull (Dark Horse), Savage Dragon (Image), and Fallen Angel (IDW). It even outsells the bulk of Marvel’s kid-friendly line of books (the “Marvel Adventures” imprint).

All this based on a video game character that debuted in 1991 on the Sega Genesis 16-bit system. Man, talk about longevity!

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