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!