May 2018 Previews Rundown

UPDATED 9/7/18: As is often the case, solicitations are submitted months before the comics release and thus subject to change in the time before launch. While Jamal Peppers was initially cited as the interior artist, it was actually done by Tracy Yardley. However Jamal did illustrate the B Cover. It is unknown whether there was a mistake, or the artists were changed for some reason.

A solicitation for May’s issue #5 is now out! After Sonic and friends clean up the rogue pockets of remaining badniks left in the wake of Eggman’s latest defeat, one might wonder what exactly happened to the nefarious doctor? Well, after April’s super fast celebration, May’s issue will delve into what happened to Eggman and what he is up to next! Additionally, it was noted that the Chaotix will be making a guest appearance as well. It is unclear if they will be featured as a side story, or whether they might lend their detective skills in piecing together the fate of Eggman.

Starting this issue, Sonic will be releasing on a monthly schedule with a rotating art team. As expected, Ian Flynn will be writing with Jamal Peppers doing his first interior work on the book as well as illustrating the main cover. The B cover will be illustrated by Kieran Gates, and a third  10 issue incentive cover will once again be done by Nathalie Fourdraine.  It will hit stores on the last week of May on the 30th!

Sonic the Hedgehog #5
Ian Flynn ( w ) • Jamal Peppers (a) • Jamal Peppers (c)
“The Fate of Dr. Eggman,” Part 1. After his last battle with Sonic, Dr. Eggman’s gone quiet. His Badnik forces are still causing trouble, but without the bad doctor’s usual fanfare. What’s Eggman been doing all this time? And what will happen to Sonic when he finds out?
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 5/30/18

Sonic the Hedgehog #5—Cover B: Kieran Gates
Ian Flynn ( w ) • Jamal Peppers (a) • Kieran Gates (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
Expected in-store date: 5/30/18
Bullet points:
– Guest starring: The Chaotix Detective Agency!
– Retailer Incentive: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nathalie Foudraine!

I, for one, am ecstatic to see my favorites, the Chaotix coming back so soon into the new book. What will be next for Eggman in this new world? What do you think? Let us know below in the comments!

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