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Archie Sonic Select Book 5 is the fifth issue in the Sonic Select graphic novel series published by Archie Comics. This volume contains reprints of stories from Sonic Super Special #5, #8, #9 and #11, and Sonic Blast.

Official solicitation

It's "Sonic Kids" time! Young Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails and Knuckles, heroes of the SEGA games and Archie Sonic comic books, take on Dr. "Eggman" Robotnik as kids in this action-packed blast to the past!
Here you'll catch the Sonic characters as kids, experiencing the fun early adventures that turned Sonic and the Freedom Fighters into the heroes they are today!  From the founding of the team to the secret past between Princess Sally and Knuckles--it's all here!  Go back to see how Tails got his trademark shoes--or better still, the day he was born!
But this volume doesn't just live in the past.  Sonic and the leading ladies of the comic retell and experience major events in their lives, shaping their characters and events in the comics for years to come!
Sonic Select 5 collects stories from Sonic Super Special issues 5, 8, 9 and 11.

Reprinted stories

When You and I Were Young, Sally

Stop... Sonic Time!

Zoneward Bound

My Secret Guardian

Eve of Destruction






Running on Empty

The T.U.F.F. Awards

Main article: Sonic Blast


  • Despite the appearance of Sonic Blast's story "The T.U.F.F. Awards", the solicitation for Sonic Select Book 5 did not mention any usage of stories from the Sonic Specials series.
  • The table of contents did not include "Running on Empty" from Sonic Super Special #8 and "The T.U.F.F. Awards" from Sonic Blast.
  • The story "Ascension" had the art edited to have Sally wear her vest throughout the whole story (except flashbacks) as she entered into the Source of All, whereas in the original print she did not wear her vest. This was probably done to censor any sense of nudity, due to Sally's design being more humanlike in the story.


Cover artwork

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