The Metal Virus Saga Reaches its Finale in Sonic #29, Out Now

The long-running Metal Virus Saga has finally reached its finale in the pages of IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog with issue 29, which sees the last surviving members of the comic’s cast face off against Zavok and their virus-infected friends. The comic can be bought in stores and on Comixology right now. Check out the solicitation, alternate covers and preview pages below:

“All or Nothing,” Part Four! This is it! Sonic and the remaining members of the Restoration team-up for their final fight against the ultra powerful Deadly Six. Not only do they have to take on Zavok, but a legion of zombots as well! The thrilling final battle of the Metal Virus Saga!

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  1. Finally. Hated this saga. I don’t understand why every single modern comic has to have a stupid ‘zombie infection’ saga. They’re not creative and I feel like they just ruin the Canon.

    1. You are 100% right. And not even IDW Sonic comics are canon to Sonic games stories. They are ABSOLUTELY NOT canon to Sonic games after all.

  2. Cover B looks rad, reminds me of the traditional covers, it makes cover A look like a random scene from the comic itself.

    Obviously the art quality is different but I think the choice of posing the characters and less Zavok helps a lot.

    I don’t think I have much to say about cover R1, the overly cute designs go too hard and the expressions on their faces feel very off-putting, especially Rouge.

    1. Based on info from the most recent Bumblekasts (and assuming my recall is accurate), we’ll be seeing a series of shorter character-driven arcs for a while. Whether they eventually lead to another multi-year arc, we’ll just have to wait and see.

  3. I personally loved every bit of this saga! Although many people might disagree, I still think it’s great that IDW didn’t just continue Archie’s universe, but instead has created their own. I can’t wait to see, what happens next!

    1. Betting it’s IDW’s closure… They just lost a CEO and fired a temp CEO.
      That’s not normal for a stable company.

  4. The MV saga was alright but it feels like it dragged on longer then it should have towards its end, and I also didn’t care for the Deadly Six’s role so much.

  5. Why did they bother with an arc like this? Unleashed was a great arc, but it took forever to finish. IDW is now burning in it’s death bed and most of it’s comics were of one arc…
    What a legacy Sega gave the comics…
    Let’s just hope Tangle, Whisper and other comic characters can be given a better chance in the games where plot can be done in a quicker and more worthwhile experience.

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