Sonic the Hedgehog: IDW Announces Tails 30th Anniversary Special, Return of Mecha Knuckles in Scrapnik Island (Exclusive)

San Diego Comic-Con is about to start, and IDW Publishing is sharing its huge plans for Sonic the Hedgehog by the second half of 2022. That contains stepping into the Halloween spirit with the new Scrapnik Island miniseries, that includes the return of Sonic Advance villain Mecha Knuckles, and celebrating Miles “Tails” Prower’s 30th birthday in the same style to Sonic’s personal 30th-anniversary celebration. IDW Publishing already celebrated the fiftieth problem of its ongoing Sonic the Hedgehog sequence earlier this yr, however the writer appears to have lots extra pleasure in retailer for Sonic the Hedgehog followers over the course of the subsequent a number of months.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Scrapnik Island is a four-issue miniseries by author Daniel Barnes, artist Jack Lawrence, and colorist by Nathalie Fourdraine. Set for launch in October, proper on time for the spooky season, Scrapnik Island sees Sonic and Knuckles battling new foes and crossing paths with some outdated enemies, together with Mecha Knuckles, as they struggle to outlive on a robotic island designed to be their nightmare.

(Photo: Sonic The Hedgehog – Scrapnik Island #1 – Cover A by Nathalie Fourdraine, courtesy IDW Publishing)

“When coming up with Scrapnik Island, I took a lot of influence from horror movies and comics,” says Barnes in a press launch supplied to ComicE book.com. “My goal was to tell a really creepy and atmospheric story with a vibe that Sonic fans aren’t normally used to. There are some surprises in this one that I don’t think readers are going to see coming!”

“I jumped at the chance to work on Sonic again, but I didn’t expect to be having this much fun!” Lawrence says. “I have a deep love of creepy stories, of dark corners and creaky floorboards, and Scrapnik Island has really given me the opportunity to scratch that itch. It’s fun, fresh, exciting–basically everything I really enjoy in a Sonic story (and I think everyone else will, too!) I’m back with my blue buddy; I couldn’t be happier!”

(Photo: Sonic The Hedgehog – Scrapnik Island #2 – Cover A by Nathalie Fourdraine, courtesy IDW Publishing)

Scrapnik Island puts our heroic hedgehog in the perfect spooky seasonal mood for the fall,” provides editor David Mariotte. “We’re festively frightened for what’s in store from Daniel, Jack, and Nathalie as foes Sonic thought were long junked return in a haunting tale that brings past and present together!”

Sonic The Hedgehog: Tails’ 30th Anniversary Special will arrive in November 2022. The celebration features a new 30-page story by fan-favorite Sonic the Hedgehog author Ian Flynn, that includes artwork by Aaron Hammerstrom and colours by Reggie Graham impressed by the basic Sonic the Hedgehog video video games (Tails having debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 1992).

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“I had a blast with last year’s Sonic 30th Anniversary story, which was a celebration of the Classic Sonic cast. This time around I wanted to do something a little more restrained and focused so we could properly celebrate Tails, his courage, and his intellect. That said, you know I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to mine the Sonic series history for the villains!” says Flynn.

(Photo: Sonic The Hedgehog – Tails 30th Anniversary Special – promo paintings by Tracy Yardley, courtesy IDW Publishing)

“Tails was my favorite character growing up and he’s still incredibly important to me, so I’m glad to be able to help put him back in the spotlight for a bit. It’s so exciting to bring back these weird, obscure characters along with him, too! I think they’re gonna be a lot of fun!” provides Hammerstrom.


“While Tails has spent 30 years being the best buddy a hedgehog could ask for, this special’s all about celebrating Tails,” says Mariotte. “Some of his oldest foes–including Witchcart and her minions–are back, and it’ll be up to Tails to step up as the hero once again in this sure-to-be-classic adventure!”

Sonic The Hedgehog: Scrapnik Island #1 will ship in October with three cowl variants: Cover A by Fourdraine, Cover B by Min Ho Kim, and a retailer incentive cowl by Diana Skelley. Sonic The Hedgehog: Tails’ 30th Anniversary Special ships into shops in November 2022 with three cowl variants: Cover A by sequence Hammerstrom, Cover B by Thomas Rothlisberger, and a retailer incentive version by sequence common Tracy Yardley.