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IDW Expands Sonic the Hedgehog Saga with 'Imposter Syndrome'

Sonic The Hedgehog Imposter Syndrome from IDW

As the wildly popular Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series approaches its milestone fiftieth issue, IDW announces today the upcoming November debut of Sonic The Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome, a four-issue tie-in miniseries pitting the Blue Blur against a duo of doppelgangers!

Ian Flynn, the prolific and fan-favorite writer who has chronicled Sonic adventures since 2006, joins artist Thomas Rothlisberger (Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special) for this essential component of Sonic’s ongoing saga.
In Imposter Syndrome, a surge of lookalikes spells trouble for Sonic, Tails, and even the dreaded Dr. Eggman! Dr. Starline, the evil scientist eager to supplant Dr. Eggman as a would-be world conqueror, is pulling every tool from his kit as he creates his fastest and smartest inventions.
“I'm especially excited about this story since it's building upon the core fundamentals that led to Dr. Starline's creation as a character. Hardcore fans will pick up on the inspirations from across Sonic's gaming history immediately. New fans will get to experience some wild new villains in a story that accelerates us to the monumental Sonic the Hedgehog #50. It's a win-win for everybody!” says Flynn.

Sonic The Hedgehog Imposter Syndrome from IDW 

“This new project is going to be an electrifying ride, full of kinetic action and tragic revelations -- not to mention more Dr. Starline, which is always a positive! I can't wait to see how Surge and Kit spark readers' creativity, and I'm ecstatic to be part of the team crafting their story,” says Rothlisberger.
Imposter Syndrome will be released in alternating months with the ongoing series (Sonic #46 in October, the new miniseries #1 in November, Sonic #47 in December, and so on) as they both build towards Sonic the Hedgehog #50. While they can be read separately, both series are a half of one larger story, and reading both will enhance the overall experience. Eagle-eyed readers will be able to spot the subtle moments where the two stories overlap, ultimately converging towards the climactic storyline finale.
“High octane action, amazing adventures, thrilling characterization -- that’s what we do best with Sonic, and with Imposter Syndrome, we’re going to take that and turn it on its head,” says editor David Mariotte. “We’re so excited to introduce a new super-speedy character and her super-smart sidekick who may feel familiar at first but will show you just how different they are from Sonic and Tails!”
Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Mauro Fonseca, Cover B by series artist Thomas Rothlisberger, and a Retailer Incentive edition featuring art by ongoing series writer/artist Evan Stanley.

Keep an eye on's TwitterFacebookYouTube, or Instagram for more insight into the world of Sonic! And if you're interested in more stories by Ian Flynn, check out the following below. 

(W) Hope Larson, Kevin Panetta, Rafer Roberts, Ryan North, McCranie, Stephen, Ian Flynn (A) Meredith Gran, Savanna Ganucheau, Ryan Maniulit, McCranie, Stephen, Jenn St-Onge
From blocks to panels, Minecraft returns to comics in this anthology collection! With tales of witch and pillager rivals finding common ground, a heartless griefer who bit off more than they could chew, and valiant heroes new (or not!) to the Overworld, this anthology tells tales that span the world of Minecraft. Featuring stories from star writers Hope Larson (Batgirl), Kevin Panetta (Zodiac Starforce, Bloom), Rafer Roberts (Modern Fantasy, Grumble), and Ian Flynn (Sonic, Mega Man), and exciting artists Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) and more, this collection brings together stories from all realms, leaving no block unturned!
In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #111

(W) James Asmus, Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn (A) Jack Lawrence, Casey Coller, Priscilla Tramontano, Tony Fleecs (CA) Bethany McGuire-Smith
More ponies, more bots, and more magical mayhem as two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover event!
  While using a modified Spacebridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could've imagined-looks like the only way out of this one is to team up!
  New partnerships will have to be created-the Seekers and the Wonderbolts, Applejack and Wildwheel, Soundwave and Octavia-in order to recapture the magic of their first meeting and save the day! All of this and more in the second My Little Pony/Transformers crossover!
In Shops: Jan 19, 2022
SRP: $15.99
PREVIEWS Page #138

(W) Ian Flynn, Gale Galligan, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy (A) Aaron Hammerstrom, Reggie Graham, Thomas Rothlisberger, Mauro FoNSEca
Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's way-past-cool 30th birthday! The classic character comes to life in all-new stories from high-octane creators, some in their Sonic debuts!

Fan-favorite writer Ian Flynn returns to the blue blur, joined by Adventure Zone creators and New York Times bestselling authors Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy, as well as USA Today bestselling author Gale Galligan!

Try to keep up with Sonic and his friends on adventures inspired by the original 2D games! Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Mighty the Armadillo, Ray the Flying Squirrel, and even more special guests travel with him through zones inspired by the seasons in search of Chaos Emeralds! It's a hilarious and hectic race against the clock in "Seasons of Chaos" by Ian Flynn! Plus stories by some of Sonic the Hedgehog's biggest fans and tons of bonus content celebrating the fastest thing alive!

This special anniversary collection is the perfect piece of pop culture memorabilia for all Sonic fans!
In Shops: Nov 17, 2021
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #141

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Sega
Dive deep into the extensive and exhaustive detail of each game in Sonic the Hedgehog's ever-expanding universe-from the beloved SEGA Genesis and Mega Drive to the most bleeding-edge video game consoles. This tome leaves no stone unturned, showcasing in-depth looks at the characters, settings, and stories from each exciting installment!

The special deluxe edition includes:

o An exclusive mosaic cover.

o A clamshell case featuring gold foil "Ring" treatment.

o A folio housing two archival gallery prints of Sonic and Dr. Eggman.
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $79.99
PREVIEWS Page #120

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Various (CA) David Williams
Pureheart the Powerful and his group of heroic friends battle against all odds in this collection of action-packed tales! Archie Comics' two most renowned superhero teams, the Superteens and the Mighty Crusaders, meet up for the first time ever! Collects the two-issue crossover event, plus the best of the classic Superteens in an extended bonus collection you can't miss!
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #286

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Evan Stanley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli (A/CA) Tracy Yardley
Get ready for out of this world fun in the ALL-NEW sci-fi adventure series COSMO! Join Cosmo and his Space-Ace Martian crew as they find adventure and dangers in the deepest corners of space! Their latest mission turns into a much larger adventure when they stumble upon their most unique specimen yet: A panicked human! Writer Ian Flynn (Archie) and artist Tracy Yardley (Hero Cats) bring the classic 1950s space alien into the present day in this graphic novel that collects the full 5-issue mini-series!
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #298

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