Sonic the Hedgehog
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It's Sonic's 30th anniversary next year and to celebrate IDW is releasing a hardcover collection of its Sonic the Hedgehog comic on 8th June next year.

All up, it includes 272 pages covering the first twelve issues of the comic book series. This is also volume one - so more volumes are expected to be released. Here's the full Amazon description, along with a look at the cover:

Oversized hardcover editions of IDW's celebrated Sonic the Hedgehog comic books, including the ongoing series, annuals, and mini-series, all presented in recommended reading order. Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want!

The evil genius Dr. Eggman has been foiled--but the work of Sonic the Hedgehog isn't over yet! In the aftermath of the latest epic battle, rogue robots continue to attack small villages around the world. In order to succeed, Sonic will need the help of his friends Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, along with some new and surprising allies. But where is Dr. Eggman and what shocking secret will Sonic discover when he learns the bad doctor's whereabouts? Sonic soon finds out he isn't the only one looking for Eggman--so's his old frenemy Shadow the Hedgehog!

Dr. Eggman isn't the only bad guy around though, as a powerful new foe emerges and sets his sights on Angel Island. When Neo Metal Sonic--an evil robot with Sonic's speed, Dr. Eggman's intellect, and an unbreakable mechanical body--conquers the island to grow his power even more, Sonic and his friends must team-up and take the fight to him.

Volume 1 collects the first 12 issues of the Sonic The Hedgehog series.

The IDW Collection

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