Patrick Spaziente Returns to Sonic Comics With New Cover, “Just the Tip of the Iceberg,” says Ian Flynn

The retail incentive covers for IDW’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special” have been revealed, and they’ll mark the return of a legend: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziente, once one of the most prolific Sonic artists around, is returning! The cover is reminiscent to Spaziente’s Sonic Archives covers:

Spaziente isn’t the only legend doing a cover though, as Tyson Hesse is doing the special’s other retail incentive cover:

According to Ian Flynn, longtime writer of the Sonic comics, Spaz’s return “just the tip of the iceberg,” for IDW’s 30th anniversary plans. Yesterday, IDW itself revealed that they had a major announcement in store early next month.

What does IDW have in store for us? Stay tuned!

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  1. The Spaz cover looks like an official box art straight from the 90s. Really cool work.

    Sonic Drift 3 for the 32X.

  2. So is this a permanent return or does Patrick just do one of the variant covers here?

    Either way, amazing covers!

  3. A Spaz cover with Nack on it in this style is the dream!~
    Let’s just hope this actually means he’s in the story.

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