IDW Publishing acquired the Sonic the Hedgehog comics license in 2017 and since then has sold over 1 million collections of the comic about the Sega character and his friends. In April 2023, the publisher will mark the fifth anniversary of their first issue with a new edition  that will include a new short story, “Familiar Territory,” by the longtime creative team of writer Ian Flynn and artist Tracy Yardley, who created IDW’s first issue of Sonic and also worked on the Archie Comics series that preceded it (see “‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Races Back to Comic Shops”).

Other bonus extras will include a cover gallery and a look at how the comics are made. Sonic the Hedgehog #1 Fifth Anniversary Edition will have multiple variant covers: a special foldout Cover A by Tyson Hesse, featuring the connecting covers from issues #1-4, Cover B by Yardley, Cover C by Matt Herms, Cover D by Jennifer Hernandez, and three Retailer Incentive covers from Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, and Jon Gray.

Click Gallery below for covers!