1998 is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. She is one of the Spirits of the Years Past and is responsible for leading her corresponding year on its intended course.
1998 resembles a young human girl. She has her hair tied up in two pony tails and wears a light blue shirt. Like all the other Spirits of the Years Past, she dons a banner with her name on it.
When it was time for 1999 to enter the Time Stream, 1998 and the other Spirits of the Years Past came under attack by the Time Waster, who appeared when 1930 attempted to take 1999's place. While on the run, 1998 encounter Amy Rose and Tekno the Canary, who had been sent by the Ring of Eternity, and informed them that time would collapse if 1930 went through with his plan. After Amy and Tekno stopped 1930 and got 1999 into the Time Stream instead, 1998 saw the two heroines off as they left.
- 1998 appears to be wearing a shirt sporting the word "Titanic". This could possibly be a reference to the film from the previous year.