May 09, 2015


Warning: May contain spoilers.

Release date: April 29, 2015
Writer: Ian Flynn
Pencils: Ryan Jampole & Jennifer Hernandez
Inks: Rick Bryant
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Editor: Vincent Lovallo
Covers: Jamal Peppers, Rick Bryant & Matt Herms (regular), Erik Ly & Jack Morelli (variant)

The race continues  as Dr. Eggman unleashes his evil schemes to both outdo and destroy Sonic and his friends. However, Sonic chooses to continue the race fair and square in order to beat Eggman at his own game.

GRADE: C. This issue offers very little in the way of plot, showcasing the race that was set up last issue starting from the cliffhanger ending. Running gags set up in #6 are abound in this issue as the primary source of amusement, as well as the usual breaking of the fourth wall. Otherwise, as is the problem with this series, there was no real sense of danger or urgency in the situations presented. The outcome was perceived as a forgone conclusion, and all the characters were going through the motions. Considering the caliber of work Ian Flynn displays on the other Archie Action titles, it's most likely because of the source material rather than the writer. The artwork by Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms continues to be the highlight of the series, looking gorgeous enough to almost distract from the very superficial plots.

This book came with two covers, which you can see below. What did you think of the book? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page, which you can access from the link at the top of the right-hand menu.

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