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Logo for Sonic Universe.

Sonic Universe is a spin-off Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series published by Archie Comics. Set in the Sonic the Hedgehog continuity, Sonic Universe is designed to expand the horizon of that fictional universe. The series deals with various characters throughout the fictional universe, particularly those that are less prominent in the main series, including Shadow the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna and many more.

Sonic Universe is published monthly by Archie Comics alongside its parent title Sonic the Hedgehog, and the two frequently tie-in together. The first issue was released to comic book stores on 25 February 2009[1] and fills the role of the "second monthly Sonic comic" following the cancellation of the Sonic X comic series.[2]

Story Arcs

Sonic Universe is split into story arcs, each four issues long. They are listed below:

The Shadow Saga

"The Shadow Saga" revolves around Shadow. Issues cover his inter-dimensional battle with Metal Sonic, his first encounter with Blaze the Cat, the assembly of Team Dark, and Shadow's missions for G.U.N., including a visit to Feist's Special Zone.

Mobius: 30 Years Later

"Mobius: 30 Years Later" is a continuation of "Mobius: 25 Years Later", dealing with King Sonic and the assembly of the Future Freedom Fighters, as they battle the Dark Presence, King Shadow, and Tikhaos.

Knuckles: The Return

"Knuckles: The Return" deals with Knuckles and the Chaotix working to save Angel Island and the Master Emerald from Dr. Finitevus. It also features the Downunda Freedom Fighters and the Dark Egg Legion.

Journey to the East

"Journey to the East" focuses on Sonic, Tails, Sally Acorn and Monkey Khan battling the clans of the Iron Dominion. They also encounter Fiona Fox and the Destructix, and must face the traitor to the Chaotix: Espio.

  • Sonic Universe #13, "Journey to the East - Part 1: Endless Reach of Fate" (February 2010)
  • Sonic Universe #14, "Journey to the East - Part 2: High Price for Rich Nights" (March 2010)
  • Sonic Universe #15, "Journey to the East - Part 3: No Love in a Conquering Storm" (April 2010)
  • Sonic Universe #16, "Journey to the East - Part 4: A World Under Constant Vigil" (May 2010)

The Tails Adventure

"The Tails Adventure" involves Tails in an adaption of the game Tails Adventure.

Treasure Team Tango

"Treasure Team Tango" involves Blaze's search for the Sol Emeralds, with Team Rose helping her along the way. While Team Rose searches for the emeralds, they run into Team Dark, Team Hooligan, and Team Babylon, who all want the emeralds as well.

The Silver Saga

"The Silver Saga" involves Silver fighting an alternate-reality version of Enerjak and his army of Prelates, assisting a small team of Freedom Fighters led by Jani-Ca.

Scourge: Lockdown

Scourge is in the Zone Jail, and he manages to convince the Destructix to help him and numerous other prisoners break out.

Babylon Rising

The Babylon Rogues go searching for their ancestral homeland of Babylon Garden and end up attacking New Mobotropolis alongside the Battle Bird Armada.


"Scrambled" focuses on Eggman tracking down his traitor, no-longer-assistant nephew, Snively, after he sneaked out of the Eggman Empire.

Secret Freedom Fighters

After Ixis Naugus took the crown from Elias, he and Harvey Who make a team called the Secret Freedom Fighters to stop Naugus from his supposed "evil plans."

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

This adaption of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing's sequel kicks off by taking over the Sonic Universe comic series.

Chaotix Quest

Vector, Espio, and Charmy go out to search for Mighty and Ray, who have been gone for a while searching for Mighty's sister.

Forged In Fire

The second milestone to the spin-off comic series stars Shard facing his "brother" Metal Sonic in a epic fight.

When Worlds Collide

In the twelve issue story taking over the Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and even Sonic Universe issues, the four part saga has Sonic and Mega Man taking down their most fearsome enemies!

Pirate Plunder Panic

"Pirate Plunder Panic" takes place directly in the aftermath of When Worlds Collide. Blaze, Amy, Cream, and Marine try to obtain the final Sol Emerald from the evil pirates Captain Metal and Captain Whisker. The arc is almost exactly concurrent with the "Countdown to Chaos" main series arc, with STH #256 picking up immediately where SU #58 leaves off.

Shadow Fall

"Shadow Fall" serves as a sequel to Shadow the Hedgehog, occurring soon after the start of the Shattered World Crisis. The arc focuses on Team Dark and G.U.N. investigating a new Black Comet as it approaches the periled Earth.

The Great Chaos Caper

In "The Great Chaos Caper", Knuckles and the Chaotix search for a Chaos Emerald to help solve the Shattered World Crisis. Along the way, they fight against Team Hooligan, who have been hired by Dr. Eggman to find the same Chaos Emerald, and meet Chip, who possesses the Emerald.

Total Eclipse

In "Total Eclipse", Eclipse the Darkling returns to exact revenge upon Shadow. Meanwhile, Shadow and Team Dark hunt for Eclipse on Angel Island, running afoul of Knuckles in the process.

Game Adaptations

A list of the Sonic games adaptations in Sonic Universe:

Graphic Novel Volume Sets

Since late-2011, reprints of Sonic Universe issues were put on volumes containing each saga. The following sagas have been reprinted so far:

Cover Artwork



External links

Sonic the Hedgehog in other media


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