IDW Publishing’s plans on a new hardcover comic book collection series for IDW Sonic the Hedgehog was uncovered. Amazon has listed details on the first volume.
“Oversized hardcover editions of IDW’s celebrated Sonic the Hedgehog comic books, including the ongoing series, annuals, and mini-series, all presented in recommended reading order,” said the official statement. “Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want!”
The solicitation for Volume 1 has been relayed:
The evil genius Dr. Eggman has been foiled–but the work of Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t over yet! In the aftermath of the latest epic battle, rogue robots continue to attack small villages around the world. In order to succeed, Sonic will need the help of his friends Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, along with some new and surprising allies. But where is Dr. Eggman and what shocking secret will Sonic discover when he learns the bad doctor’s whereabouts? Sonic soon finds out he isn’t the only one looking for Eggman–so’s his old frenemy Shadow the Hedgehog!
Dr. Eggman isn’t the only bad guy around though, as a powerful new foe emerges and sets his sights on Angel Island. When Neo Metal Sonic–an evil robot with Sonic’s speed, Dr. Eggman’s intellect, and an unbreakable mechanical body–conquers the island to grow his power even more, Sonic and his friends must team-up and take the fight to him.
Illustrator Evan Stanley painted the cover art for Volume 1, and shared the logo-less artwork on Twitter.
Volume 1 of the IDW Sonic collection is expected to release on 8 June 2021.