Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia is a reference guide to the Sonic the Hedgehog comic continuity published by Archie Comics. It was released on 30 October 2012.

Official solicitation

Follow the Blue Blur through Mobius and beyond! An all-new, encyclopedic look at the world of Sonic the Hedgehog, complete with character profiles and storyline recaps in easy-to-use reference format!
What is Sonic's dog's name? Who's the robo-villian who knocks his foes down like bowling pins? Where is the Special Zone? What powerful force keeps Angel Island afloat? Find the answers plus all the in-depth info we could squeeze inside these pages!
Whether you've been a fan since Sonic the Hedgehog #0 or you're new to the world of Big Blue, The Complete Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Encyclopedia is a crucial element to your Sonic library-- the definitive guide to the Sonic comics universe, and the ultimate gift for any Sonic fan!

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Production background

Ian Flynn had planned to produce a definitive Sonic the Hedgehog encyclopedia for Archie for several years in various forms. In 2010, the book was announced for pre-order as The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, along with a mock cover and a blurb announcing that it would touch on almost everything in the Sonic series, and would include "an extensive world map of Mobius and a timeline that sheds new light on past events."[1]

The name was subsequently changed to Sonic the Hedgehog Who's Who, and was intended to be released in multiple volumes. The cover was updated to reflect the new title, but the cover's design was largely unchanged (see left). In October 2011, Archie editor Paul Kaminski said that Who's Who (then due to be released in 2012) would include complete character histories, brand new art, and never-before-revealed secrets.[2]

In June 2012, the book's final title (reverted to The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia), cover, contributors and release date were announced in Archie's solicitations for September 2012.[3]



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Concept artwork



  1. Hogfather (6 September 2010). Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Encyclopaedia. Retrieved on 28 July 2012.
  2. What's Next for Mega Man & Sonic Comics? (interview with Paul Kaminski) (11 October 2011). Retrieved on 28 July 2012.
  3. SEPTEMBER 2012 SOLICITS (17 June 2012). Retrieved on 28 July 2012.
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