The Sonic The Hedgehog series from IDW Comics has been one of the most entertaining titles to come out of 2018. Full of action, fantastic artwork, and impressive character moments, the book hasn’t disappointed fans yet. Will the 11th comic be the breaking point or does the team once again succeed in delivery the goods?
As Angel Island falls from the sky, Sonic The Hedgehog and the resistance must fight against the new form of Neo Metal Sonic.
It truly feels like this is what the new arc has been leading towards. An intense battle with Sonic and the Resistance taking on a powered up form of Neo Metal Sonic. Much like the previous two issues which showcased the cast utilizing their powers to take back the island, this issue continues the trend by having the team focus their attack on one gigantic target. The result is a massive skirmish which should not be passed up.
The issue is not all action though. Writer Ian Flynn is already laying the groundwork for the next arc of the series. By the look of it, an old enemy may be coming back before long to make Sonic The Hedgehog’s life a bit more difficult. With the way the plot has been unfolding fans will not have to worry about the story integrity moving forward.
The artwork is once again top notch in this issue. With Tracey Yardley and Evan Stanley on pencils and inks, the actions is able to unfold in a very fluid manner. Each frame progresses with a great sense of direction but keeps the intensity high the entire time.
The color work by Matt Herms helps to set the tone of the issue. The mixed colors showcases a raging storm on display throughout the book and assists the action scenes as they play out. It also aids with the sense of distress which is essential for any good fight scene.
The lettering by Shawn Lee is the cherry on top which helps to cement the flow which carries the reader through the issue. Dialogue is easy to follow, creates additional suspense, and adds emphasis to blows and blasts as connect from frame to frame.
The battle between resistance and Neo Metal Sonic is an intense sight to behold. The quality with this series hasn’t diminished in the slightest. This is the ideal series for fans of the franchise and for everyone who enjoys a series with a lot of great action and artwork. With any luck this level of excellence will continue well into 2019.