Sonic Boom is an 11-issue comic book series based on the eponymous Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off franchise. The series is set in a separate continuity from the main Archieverse. The comic began in October 2014 and came to an end the following September.
Set within the universe of the larger Sonic Boom franchise, the series consists of stand-alone stories that share characters and story elements with other installments within the franchise, such as its video games and television series, without being directly tied to them.
Unlike most of Archie Comics' other Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Boom has a lesser focus on an overarching storyline, instead prioritizing short, lighthearted adventures.
The universe of this series also intertwined with the main Archie Sonic canon in the Worlds Unite crossover, alongside the universes of Mega Man, Mega Man X and various other SEGA and Capcom franchises.
The comic came to an unexpected end after the eleventh issue. It was initially promised that stories from the Boom universe would continue to be told in other Archie Sonic publications, a promise that never came to pass as a result of the Archie Sonic line’s discontinuation.
Stories and Arcs
- Getting a Little Boulder (#1)
- Knuckleduster (#2)
- Hammer-Spaced (#3)
- Sticks and Stones (#4)
- Eggtoberfest (#5)
- Everybody's Super Sonic Racing (#6-7)
- Worlds Unite (#8-10, SU#76-78, StH#273-275, MM#50-52)
- Act I (SU#76, SB#8, StH#273, MM#50)
- Act II (SU#77, SB#9, StH#274, MM#51)
- Act III (SU#78, SB#10, StH#275, MM#52)
- Eggman Gets a Gorilla + True Stories (#11)
Characters and Concepts
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Boom)
- Amy Rose (Sonic Boom)
- Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic Boom)
- Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic Boom)
- Sticks the Badger
- Dr. Eggman (Sonic Boom)
- Orbot and Cubot (Sonic Boom)
- Comedy Chimp
- Fastidious Beaver
- Kyle the Gorilla (Archie exclusive)
- Smilebug (Archie exclusive)
- Mayor Fink
- Admiral Beaverton
- Lady Walrus
- Mike the Ox
- Wild Cat
- Lady Goat
- Dave the Intern
- Lyric the Last Ancient (Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Digital Comic only)
- Lyric's Destruction Troops
- The Ancients
- Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Boom)
- Bee Bot
- Big Boy (Archie exclusive)
- Bomb Driver (Archie exclusive)
- Courier Robot (Archie exclusive)
- Crab Bot
- Motobug (Sonic Boom)
- Obliterator Bot
- Rock-cyborg (Archie exclusive)
- Sonic Boom is the fifth Sonic comic book series to be published by Archie Comics, and the second to be considered outside of the shared Archie Sonic continuity after Sonic X. It also holds the less-than-appealing honour of being the shortest lived of the spin-offs, lasting for only 11 issues (undertaking the Knuckles series).