Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sonic Jumps in SONIC SUPER DIGEST #5!

I bought SONIC SUPER DIGEST #5 a few weeks ago and finally got around to reading it. It was hidden in the back of my work tote! SONIC SUPER DIGEST is actually the one Archie Comics comic book featuring Sonic the Hedgehog that I consistently read. It's been a great resource for me to catch up with the little blue guy, his friends, and his enemies. Earlier issues of this title have been filled with reprint stories. But SONIC SUPER DIGEST #5 led off with a brand new story based of the "Sonic Jump" video game. "Sonic Jump" just happens to be the one Sonic iOS mobile game that I possess, so I was definitely excited to get my hands on this issue -- except for the fact that I lost in in my work tote until tonight!!

But I'm obsessing...

When I first learned of this issue, I assumed that the entire issue would have a "Sonic Jump" theme. That was a faulty assumption. Instead, "Sonic Jump" is a five-page story featuring a one-on-one vertical chase between Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Eggman. The not-so-good doctor has kidnapped a cage-full of animals and evades our favorite speedster by floating away into the sky.

Fortunately, this area of the Green Hill Zone is filled with floating chunks of land. That gives Sonic the opportunity to chase after Dr. Eggman. But what happens when he runs out of floating chunks? Could new stories featuring "Level Two" be in order?

The rest of SONIC SUPER DIGEST #5 features reprints of Sonic stories covering all eras of the title character's 20 year history. It's a great opportunity for novice fans like me to read up on Sonic's past adventures and figure out what's behind the hype. Definitely, check it out!

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