Sonic The Comic Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Sonic the Comic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week, having first appeared in corner shops and news agents across the UK back in May 1993.

For fans living outside the UK (or are too young to remember!) the publication ran for nine years from 1993 to 2002 through Fleetway comics and later Egmont magazines, producing a total of 223 issues. The darker tone of the comics and the portrayal of characters garnered a cult following of fans, inspiring a resurrection of the comic in an online incarnation in the form of Sonic the Comic Online, which continues to present day.

To celebrate this milestone year in the comic’s lifetime, STCO has released issue number 275 with a 32-page story bringing to a conclusion some of the longest running storylines in the series.

Additionally, a Sonic the Comic 25th anniversary party will be taking place on Sunday, 3rd of June 2018 at the FAB café in Manchester. More information on the event, which will see many of the prolific contributors to Sonic the Comic including Richard Elson and Nigel Kitching in attendance, can be found on the event’s facebook page.

From everyone here at The Sonic Stadium, we wish Sonic the Comic a very happy birthday!

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Adam Tuff

With a decade under his belt, Adam is one of The Sonic Stadium's most seasoned writers, with interests in the music and merchandise of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Adam is the co-organiser for the Summer of Sonic convention.


  1. I wish I could go to this! Sonic the Comic got me into drawing in the first place, especially Richard Elson’s work!

    Do you need to be a part of the Facebook page to attend or is it open for anybody?

  2. I loved this comic as a kid, I loved the variety in the stories, the cool artwork and darker tone. STC was one of the few I followed and could buy with pocket money because there wasn’t many places that sold comics where I lived. I still have the last issue from 2002, it’s pretty beat up, but protected in a plastic sleeve.

  3. I would like to see the entire STC back catalogue on a digital comic service like comixology. Is there any chance of this?

  4. And yet SEGA still refuses to adknowlege its existence. In fact they supposedly got angry at references to it in the Archie comics. Because, obviously.

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