Sonic Boom Issue #1 Brings the BOOM!

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Sonic Boom CoverSonic Boom #1

Writer: Ian Flynn

Penciller: Evan Stanley

Inker: Rick Bryant

Colorist: Matt Herms

Letterer: Jack Morelli

Cover By Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

Published by Archie Comics

As a departure from the current continuity by Archie, Sonic Boom aims to create a brand new universe for our favorite characters to reside in. The story remains the same as always: stop Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik from doing dastardly deeds across the land. However, this time the characters bring new personalities and appearances to set this apart from the current run.

The story of this exciting first issue appears to be stopping Eggman from destroying the land with his new, un-named mech. In thisSonic Boom 2 opening scene, all of the characters are introduced, and their personality changes shine through clearly . Sonic, while keeping his wit and ability to fight, has dialed back the taunting a bit to have a well rounded personality, much like his current Archie incarnation. Tails remains the hyper-intelligent tech-wizard, but it can be seen through his conversations with Eggman that he’s willing to stop fighting and instead talk robot specifications with the mad doctor. Knuckles changes the most in his attitude going from a tad gullible, but good-natured, to noticably less intelligent. Amy goes from being lovestruck to a competent tactician, both in setting up a plan of action against Ivo and using math and physics to deal with the enemy of the day. Eggman is noticably sillier in this universe, such as when he loses the fight he backstrokes back to his island base and through his comment,“My breakfast loses its evilness when it gets cold” later in the issue.

The art is wonderfully drawn by Evan Stanley. Every shot shows the motion and fluidity that could only come from Sonic characters. Unlike the early Sonic comics, Sonic Boom does not suffer the issue of weird face art or from lack of scale between characters. Colorist Matt Herms makes each character pop, as each stand out and are easy to identify. The world is also wonderfully rendered, the sky being beautiful, the forest verdant and lively, and the robots have a metallic sheen that shines beautifully in the light.

The humor is also an important part of this new series. While remarkably less serious, this comic, as well as the upcoming show, shows its comedy as being in-between the main Archie series and a Saturday morning cartoon. Main characters get stepped on, break the seriousness of battle to talk about primary drive outputs, get stepped on, make silly faces, and snark at each other overall. It meshes perfectly with the bright environments.

While the comic isn’t as serious as the Archie Sonic main universe, or canon to the games, Sonic Boom #1 is a fun-filled read cover to cover, and sets up an interesting universe that will thrive into the future.





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