Friday, March 30, 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog: Future Tense Review

Today were going to talk about another Sonic the Hedgehog comic, except this one doesn't have Sonic in it. This comic stars Silver the Hedgehog, first introduced in the game Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006. Silver is from a post apocalyptic future, and must travel to the past in order to bring who's responsible to justice. This is a back-up story in Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog #215 and 216. So let's check it out.

The story starts with Silver doing research on the Freedom Fighters. He stumbles onto a lead, and decides to go back in time to save his future. However he is conflicted, since he doesn't know if he can bring himself to kill someone. However after looking at the ruined city he decides he has to do this, and part one ends.

Part two begins with him returning to the future after discovering he was wrong, about the identity of the traitor. He runs into one of the previous Guardian Edmund, and Silver thanks him for letting him do research. Edmund can't seem to remember this because Silver changes time every time he goes back into the past. Silver leaves to go to his master and the story ends with his master being revealed to be the once evil Mammoth Mogul.

This story is pretty good, and it has some nice character moments. However where this comic shines is the art. It is beautiful, and whoever did the coloring did an outstanding job. The art is actually better in the side story then the actual main story. I'd recommend this but the main comics there in aren't really all that good.

Rating: 4/5

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