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THE SONIC SCRIBES are the many talented writers and artists who have helped create Archie Comics' popular and record-setting Sonic the Hedgehog comic books and graphic novels for two decades. They include early favorites such as Ken Penders, Angelo DeCesare, James Fry and Art Mawhinney, recent greats like Ian Flynn, Ben Bates, Tracy Yardley! and Jamal Peppers, and veterans like Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante and Steven Butler—and many more!
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  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Archie Comics (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936975254
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936975259
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By charles_barkin on November 13, 2012
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This is a great reference manuel for fans of the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comic books series. Content in this encyclopedia also covers the spin-off comic books such as Sonic Universe. This long running comic book series has introduced us to a myriad of great and interesting characters and stories. If your like me, who has just jumped into the series around issue #200 or so, this book is a no-brainer to find out fully what is going on. In addition to character/place profiles within the Sonic universe, this encyclopedia also has a timeline of events in the Sonic world. This timeline covers pre-issue #1 all the way to the current issue (#245+ something--I am guessing as I am not quite there yet). I highly recommend this encyclopedia, and also I would encourage fellow Sonic fans to just jump into the comic book series wherever you want as I did as the stories, artwork, and characters are all fantastic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Danna on November 25, 2012
If your like me and can't afford the subscription or going out to buy it every single month, then this book is for you. It explains the comic's universe and it's entire happenings from the very beginning to the most current issue since it's release. The book skims over events-pointing out the main focus of each arc and matter that has affected the characters and their families. As a huge Sonic nerd, this book is just amazing for me. Now there is no fun little tid bits like quizzes or games. This is a full-on textbook style learning experience, but it would take a lie to say that it wasn't fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Wayne on September 11, 2013
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Having always wanted to know a few things about the comics in comparison to the games, I came across this little gem of a book. It's rather refreshing and fascinating to find out something new about some of the major characters, along with their allies and enemies. The book also has plenty of excellent artwork for each subject; along with some tidbits as to what makes them unique.

For someone like myself who hasn't had the chance to keep up with the comics, this is a fine way to get started and learn a few things beforehand; but only enough to where it doesn't completely give it all away. Pair this up with the archive volumes if you are able to (which is what I did), or if you already have some recent issues on hand and are not sure what to make of certain details.

So if you want to get in on the action and really have an appreciation for Sonic, pick up a copy and you just might find out something you didn't know about Sonic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DigitalLuv on December 25, 2012
This product is fabulous for any Sonic fan, or just any comic lover in general.
This product is also great for new Sonic fans or new Sonic The Hedgehog comic fans.
If you know Archie's Sonic The Hedgehog comics well, you'll know they've been making Sonic The Hedgehog comics since about 1992 when they came out with comic 0. From comic 0 to some of the most comic's printed it shows an extensive history of all the characters ever featured in the comic. Villains, Heroes, side characters, and even prevalent background characters. For each character it gives a background history for each, as well as colorful pictures to go with each! I tried to look for characters they wouldn't have, but I couldn't not find them!
Be forewarned, while I knew better, Some people do not realize that this encyclopedia pertains to the Sonic the Hedgehog comic universe only. It will not feature exclusive characters from (Unless said exclusive characters were shown in the comic.) Sonic X, Sonic SaTam,The adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and Sonic The Comic. Other than that said this is a fabulous book and I would recommend it for any enthusiastic gamer or comic lover.
This item is great for kids as well as adults/Teenagers
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Plain Jane on November 12, 2012
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My son is a big sonic fan. I think it's going to be a great gift and the price is right.
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By Justin Palmer on January 16, 2013
I received this as a Christmas gift in 2012, and while I also received video games, CDs, and more...this was easily my favorite gift.

Being a Sonic the Hedgehog fan for his over 20 years of existence, this was an absolute treat to read. The artwork throughout the book is consistent and detailed, and it's not too lengthy of a read. As also an avid reader of the comic series, the Comic Encyclopedia delivers in mostly covering the spectrum of the series. Learning about each character keeps you interested in turning the page, and side-notes are an added plus.

To a Sonic gamer, this is still a great read. Every character from any Sonic game released is featured in here; but instead of giving the game's interpretation, it presents how the character was introduced in the comic mythos. Some of the ways certain characters have been implemented were very clever.

Aside from character bios, location facts, and item facts, there's also an added timeline that essentially summarizes the whole series at the end. If you've read the encyclopedia, and look at the timeline, you should be able to get a good interpretation of what you missed in the comics/didn't even know about the comics. Perhaps, you might even be interested in buying back-issues of the series!

If there were any minor complaints, it would be the fact that the book isn't hard-covered (which most of the Sonic-related publications are these days), and that there isn't an index (but there's still an informative Table of Contents). Regardless, the price is well worth it, and could even please a non-fan of Sonic the Hedgehog.
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