The Guinness Book of World Records has awarded Sonic the Hedgehog as the longest running comic based on a video game character. With over 200 issues under its belt, Archie Comics is ready to inject the series with a boost of change. This June, the comic will undergo an experimental re-boot. Starting with issue #226, the series will begin the Sonic: Genesis story line. Writer Ian Flynn feels that channeling Sonic’s Genesis adventures will allow the series to take on a more simplistic story.
It was a simpler time when it was just Sonic fighting Dr. Eggman, bopping badniks and saving little animals…Like those early games, ‘Sonic: Genesis’ is going back to a simpler premise than what’s running in the main series.”