In Honor of Ben Hurst: The SatAM Sea3on Comic

In Honor of Ben Hurst: The SatAM Sea3on Comic

One of the things Mr. Hurst pursued for years was a third season for SatAM. In fact, one of the biggest things he disliked about Sonic Underground was the fact that it could have been the finale that SatAM lacked.

Leave it to the fans to take a step to finally realize his vision. Enter: Sonic the Hedgehog Sea3on. Meant to act as a third season for the classic cartoon, Sea3on is a surprisingly awesome fan made comic from the good people of FUS, not to be confused with a similar take on the story that the same website had attempted to realize many years earlier.

The best thing about this comic is that it feels like SatAM. The comic features strong writing and art, and has managed to achieve a constant weekly release since it started last year.  I would like to extend my kudos to the creative team, as I am sure Mr. Hurst would be really happy with what you’ve accomplished. Please keep the comic going in his memory.

This comic is being written by FUS member Gojira007, with art for these first bunch of pages by Salamander.

Now, to start you all off on this comic, I have included the first five pages of the series below. If you want to read the rest, please visit the site here.

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Nuckles87 has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.


  1. Awesome! I’m really happy about this! Awesome art and everything. My only real complaint is that the name of it is sea3son and not s3ason. But that’s extremely minor.

  2. Its actually Sea3on. the 3 is the S. Not Sea3son.

    But yes, Art is dont by Salamander, Writing is Gojira, and publication, editing, make sure its not going off track is myself and John.

    We started it almost a year ago and it updates every Friday. We do have “shorts” that take place between the main chapters, those are written and drawn by someone new each time.

  3. Actually, the name is Sea3on (the 3 replaces the second ‘S’). 😉

    And thank you for the kind praises for our comic. Our Sea3on staff are simply amazing to have kept the weekly update for as long as they have.

  4. I would say the Comics are the cloosest thing you can get to a offical continuation of Satam, but its changed so much over the years that the only recognizabe element is mobius, the freedom fighters, mobotropolis and the various other side characters.

    Its basically Satam + Sega Games, they spend so much time trying to jusggle around all the characters’ story that its pretty much became something completely diffrent at this point.

  5. @Soniman032: The writers of the comic knew that and killed it a long time ago. This is the new one; a complete reboot of Sea3on. I admit the old one was rather…difficult to sit through. For this new one, I highly advise reading it, at least the first issue.

  6. @Nuckles87
    I know. But long before Shadow the Hedgehog was introduced, the “furries” and fanfic writers had an unhealthy obsession for some of SatAM’s characters, even moreso then they did with the game characters. Sonic SatAM may be a dark epic, but Sonic X is also a good show, too.

  7. I actually don’t think SatAM is a dark epic. I just know many do, and I think it’s overrated in that sense. It’s a neat show, my favorite Sonic show, but it’s not particularly dark or epic.

    As for Sonic X, well…can’t say I care for it.

  8. I didn’t know of this comic untell now. It’s definitely in my favorites and will be checked on every week. I’ve read all of the pages and so far I’m liking it. It is kind of a darker version of the Sonic Team (but I guess it always kinda was) but that might be what I enjoy it for. Is it’s a different take on what most of the comics and shows were/are.

  9. After reading all pages that has been released, I can safely say this is one of the best writing I ever saw in my life.
    Really awesome.

  10. Good stuff, I will read the rest and consider asking if i can help animate this at some point if i like what i read.

  11. When I was little, I watched AoSTH quite a bit. On the other hand, I’ve only seen 5 or 6 episodes of SatAM. It wasnt that I didnt like it, I guess it was just that I liked the shows that stayed closely similar to the games at the time. When SU was broadcasted, I was still young enough to appreciate it and l liked how it introduced sonics family. I liked Sonic X until that whole metarex season (however, the finale for the season was excellent)

  12. @ Daniel Butler

    Seeing this animated would be really awesome! I love what I’ve read and I’m sure that Ben would’ve loved to see this animated.

  13. I’m pretty good at voice acting. When I act in real life I always get compliments. Particularly from my English accent and hillbilly accent (when your surrounded by them and your one of the few people who speak with a flat plain zero accent accent then your bound to learn it.)

    I’d probably do well as the king, Naugus, Robotnik or Snivley even though I haven’t tried them.

  14. This is a Comic its based off the Saturday morning cartoon thats based off a comic based off the Video game I luv it! <3 though its sad 🙁

  15. Although the first issue comic was released a few months before SatAM debuted SatAM wasn’t based off of it. All of the original planning for SatAM came off the games, although since the games did not have that much of a story line it was up to Len Janson to create the SatAM Bible. The bible was everything about the SatAM universe, all the information the writers needed and so on. There were a few versions of the bible, revised constantly and so on. However the one that we have on FUS was written in 92, before Sonic issue 01.
    The Comic actually was more based off of SatAM and went in that general direction for a while. That is why you hear most people say that the Archie Sonic comic is the predecessor of SatAM.

  16. Just FYI guys, Ben had hopes that one day Sega would call him up and want to do another season. For this reason, he never read any Sonic fanfiction or comics or anything of the like. He didn’t want to risk someone accusing him of copying them, and a lot of professional writers will do the same. Even though he never read it though, I’m sure he would have liked it. If nothing else, he’d appreciate anything carrying on the legacy.

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