Sonic Genesis Paperback – 20 Nov 2012
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This book is the culmination of the dedication and hard work of the current Sonic comic staff. A fun, four part story with plenty of great action scenes and funny moments. The story serves as a callback to the earliest Sonic games, bringing back old levels and bosses, which gave me a real sense of nostalgia.
The artwork is simply stunning. Patrick Spaziante, who was one of the earliest artists in the series, returns to provide artwork for the first two parts, while the incredible Tracey Yardley and Ben Bates provide the art for the rest of the series. The three artists have distinct art styles, but not so much that the changes between each issue become jarring. The colouring is bright and beautiful, giving lots of colour to the characters and location. I also have to add that the expression work the artists give is INCREDIBLE. Seriously, it's easily the best I've ever seen. If you're a fan of cartoon-style artwork, you will love this book.
The story is simple but entertaining, and I was rather pleased that it mixed elements from the older games with the newer games. The comic series' current writer, Ian Flynn, is great at tying together new and old plotlines into a fun story that doesn't alienate either old or new fans.
If you haven't read a Sonic comic before, this is a good one to start off with. Because the story is effectively self-contained, yet being part of a greater whole, it's a good place to jump in without feeling overwhelmed by continuity or masses of characters (as the longest running video game based comic, it has a lot!).Read more ›
Not that the flame ever died, but reading through this comic added extra fuel to that inner child flame and rekindled my love for the 90's Sonic video games. The artwork and colouring is spot on. The locations are depicted very well and really give off the feel of the Zones they resemble from the old adventures. (Sonic 1 & Sonic 2 based)
I haven't read any of the previous Sonic Comics, with the exception of 'Sonic Select 6 : The Death Egg Saga' which I purposely read as it was a tie into this book and I wanted to see what I could expect before spending more money on this Masterpiece!
Although I didn't follow the story 100%, that is only down to not reading much into the previous comics before it.
However, with growing up with the classic Sonic games and watching the Cartoon series which was based around the Freedom Fighters, I was able to easily sink into the story and enjoy it. And Enjoy It I truly did.
Id highly recommend this to any long term fans or new comers going through the Sonic comic series.
If you, like me, are unfamiliar with the other comics but have fond memories of the old SEGA games, then Id recommend this simply for the Nostalgic trip down memory lane as we follow Sonic, Tails & The Freedom Fighters through Green Hill, Marble Gardens, Labyrinth, Scrap Brain, Chemical Plant, Oil Ocean, Metropolis zone and finally a brief glimpse at Sky Fortress followed by the notorious DEATH EGG Mk.II
A blast from start to finish.
This book is definitely, "Way Past Cool!"
Get It. Sit down and get comfy. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and a chili-dog and read this sucker already!