IDW Publishing is jumpstarting a new era of Sonic the Hedgehog comics with a weekly Wednesday series in April.

The series will be written by Ian Flynn, with interior art provided by a new artist each issue: Tracy Yardley (issue 1), Adam Bryce Thomas (issue 2), Jennifer Hernandez (issue 3), and Evan Stanley (issue 4). The main covers for the series will be provided by Tyson Hesse. Variant covers will be provided by Nathalie Fourdraine, Rafa Knight, Jamal Peppers, Jonathan Gray, and Sonic Mania artist Kieran Gates.

Each issue will see Sonic teaming with different characters: Tails, Amy Rose, Knuckles the Echidna, and in issue #4, a brand new character, Tangle. Issue #1 launches on April 4, with issue #2 following on April 11.

After the quartet of weekly April releases, the ongoing series will settle into a monthly release schedule in May.

Sega announced a partnership with IDW to publish Sonic comics at San Diego Comic-Con last year (see “'So Long Riverdale,' Sonic the Hedgehog Decamps for IDW”).

Sonic The Hedgehog  is an evergreen IP, Shinobi 7 recently announced plans for a Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers board game (see “'Sonic The Hedgehog' Races to the Tabletop”), and Paramount Pictures plans a movie in the near future (see “'Gambit,' 'Bob's Burgers,' 'Avatar 2,' 'Venom,' 'Sonic the Hedgehog'”).