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Best of Sonic the Hedghog
Publication Details


Date Published 
  • May 2012 (Hardcover)
  • January 2013 (Softcover)
Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Cover Artist

Patrick Spaziante

First Appearances

Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1 is the first volume of the Best of Sonic the Hedgehog graphic novel series of reprints. It collects various Archie Sonic comic stories selected by the comics creatives.


After nearly twenty years of comics, specials and mini-series, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG has told hundreds of stories! Through the laughs and thrills, the action and adventure, the highs and lows, some stories stand out among the rest – presented here in this thematic graphic novel collection! From the titanic clash of “Mecha Madness” to the universe-shattering epic “Order from Chaos,” join us as the Archie Comics Sonic team picks their favorite stories from the history of the series! Don’t miss out on this deluxe collection available for the first time in soft cover – a must-have for any Sonic fan! Plus all-new cover art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and insights from the Sonic creative team!



All selections are proceeded by introductions from those who chose them.
  • "Rage Against the Machine" (StH: #39) and "Mecha Madness" (SMM) (chosen by writer Ian Flynn)
  • "Endgame: For Whome the Bell Tolls" (StH: #50/SSS#6) (Chosen by artist Patrick 'Spaz' Spaziante)
  • "Order from Chaos"(StH: #168, #169) (Chosen by artist Tracy Yardley!)
  • "Future Tense: Part 2" (StH: #215) (Chosen by artist Jamal Peppers)

Background Information

  • Metal Sonic appears on the cover art despite not appearing in any of the featured stories.
  • The version of issue #50 that appears in the book is, once again, the extended directors cut edition from SSS#6.
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