Sonic The Hedgehog #12 The Outstretched Goodbye

Written by Ian Flynn
Art by Evan Stanley

As a recap to show you all who were involved in the story so far, Sonic makes sure to say goodbye to all of his friends now that Metal Sonic was defeated.

From the start of this series I’ve been a fan of Ian Flynn’s writing and the Sonic title itself. Fun energy and overall a fun story to tell new and old fans of Sonic The Hedgehog. This issue unfortunately did not grasp me like the other eleven did before. This issue seemed to be a bit too long, and for no real reason either. Ian probably wanted each character to have a little face time in this comic just because it had been a while since we’ve been able to have quality time with these characters, considering Knuckles and Sonic kind of took the show in the past few issues in their battle with Metal Sonic. These goodbyes were just uninteresting and brought nothing extra to the story. No hints at future storylines, no teases of a return, just small banter from these characters and Sonic.

One thing Ian did seem to be in a rush to do was bring back the old Dr. Eggman. In just three panels and making one comment to a beaten Metal Sonic, Mr. Tinker regained all his memory of Dr. Eggman as if something came over him. He had no recollection of where he was or how he got there. There was no dramatic story of how he got his memory back. It was a bit disappointing. Some can make the argument that without Dr. Eggman there is no Sonic, so I understand Dr. Eggman needed to make a return, but the story was so fun with him losing his memory, I just would have thought Ian Flynn had more of a plan to bring him back.

As much as I have my gripes about the story itself, the creative team was great in this book like always. Sonic the Hedgehog is always a title I can count on for consistent beautiful art and layout for panels. They really bring this book to life with every issue.

5/10

You can pick up your copy of Sonic The Hedgehog #12 at your local comic book shop or on the IDW website.

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Clayton Hinojosa
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