Archie Knuckles Archives Volume 5 was the intended fifth volume of the Knuckles Archives graphic novel series published by Archie Comics. This volume would have contained reprints of stories from Knuckles the Echidna #22-#27. The volume was intended to release but was later removed from listings entirely after numerous delays.
Knuckles, Sonic's original "friendly nemesis" and the last guardian of the Floating Island, finds himself embroiled in a political thriller, all the while continuing his quest to uncover his family's secret origin! Featuring the team of detective heroes known as the Chaotix in some of their earliest adventures, and tying directly into the top-selling Sonic Archives series, Knuckles Archives 5 is full of the action, intrigue and adventure that Sonic and Knuckles fans have come to expect from the Archives series! Knuckles Archives Volume 5 collects issues #22-27 of the Knuckles the Echidna comic book.
Knuckles Archives Volume 5 was first revealed on the back page of Knuckles Archives Vol. 4. A release window was later given for spring 2014. Like many graphic novel releases intended for early 2014, this book was pushed back to the fall. When this book failed to materialize, it was subsequently removed from all future release listings, and have remained as such ever since. While it is never been explained why the book was not released, it could be due to complications brought up by the infamous lawsuit between Archie Comics and Ken Penders, head writer of the Knuckles the Echidna series.