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This article concerns continuity on a story-to-story basis. As such, issues may be placed in order of approximate occurrence or narrative consistency. Additionally, the following saga names that are not official are italicized. These names are meant to give names to complete collections of stories, including multiple shorter story arcs.

Main Series

Pre-series

A past event

Many events in the past of the IDW universe are shared with that of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. Please be aware that a game's appearance here does not in any way indicate that the events of said game are fully canonical to the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Games are listed in order of real world release as, for some, their chronological placements in accordance to each other are unknown. If possible, comic issues in which the game's events are first referred to are indicated to the side.

Saga 1: Revenge of Neo Metal

Saga 2: The Metal Virus

Saga 3: Battle for the Empire

Classic Series

Pre-series

Many events in the past of the IDW Classic Universe are shared with that of the video games taking place in Classic Sonic's world. It is currently unknown how exactly this series relates to the main series, such as whether it is an alternate past, an alternate present with younger versions of the characters, etc, but it seems to have the same relationship that the Classic series of games (and its canon media) shares with the main series of games (and its media). Please be aware that a game's appearance here does not in any way indicate that the events of said game are fully canonical to the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Games are listed in order of real world release as, for some, their chronological placements in accordance to each other are unknown. If possible, comic issues in which the game's events are first referred to are indicated to the side.

Current

Other

Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Game Universe)

The following comics take place in the video game universe.

Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount Movie Universe)

The following comics take place in the Paramount movie universe. It is set after the first movie, and acts as a prequel to the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Trivia

  • Despite being made by similar IDW staff, Sonic Forces digital comic was not made by IDW and is therefore not a part of the IDW Sonic comic series.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2021 contained a story called "Race to the Empire", but it was not a story and was instead a recap that covered the events of Sonic the Hedgehog #1-40 and Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys.
  • The first saga does not have a clear official name. "Revenge of Neo Metal" is simply what Ian Flynn personally refers to it as, though it has also been referred to as the "Neo Metal Sonic Saga" or simply "Season 1".[8]
  • The events of Team Sonic Racing occurred at some point after the Metal Virus Saga[9] but before Issue 43.[10]
  • In one of writer Ian Flynn's podcast episodes where he answers questions, one reader asked if the "Seasons of Chaos" story from Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special could take place after one of the other stories in that book. Ian stated that the stories could take place in any order, as those stories are each standalone stories.

Notes

  1. Takes place before Sonic the Hedgehog: #18 as Dr. Starline still has a good amount of faith in Dr. Eggman. Additionally, the virus was not as well known or widespread before the events of Sonic the Hedgehog: #17.
  2. In relation to this comic series' continuity, writer Ian Flynn has stated that the events of this game could either take place in some form before the events of Sonic Forces or at some point after The Metal Virus Saga. Because Zavok is imprisoned after The Metal Virus Saga up until after the events of the Bad Guys miniseries, it would make more sense to for this to take place right after that.
  3. The story recaps the events of Sonic the Hedgehog: #1-40 and Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys while either quickly glossing over or completely skipping Sonic the Hedgehog: #41-44 (either by hinting at them with the mentioning of the plans of Dr. Eggman, the Deadly Six, and Dr. Starline or otherwise skipping them altogether with these mentions pointing to future plans) and ending off telling the reader to read Sonic the Hedgehog: #45-49 and Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome: #1-4. After the story, the book itself states that the four-part "Zeti Hunt" begins in Sonic the Hedgehog: #41, potentially meaning that this recap was meant to catch the reader up before reading that four-part story in particular, unless that was more of an advertisement for the reader to discover what happened during that gap of issues themselves. Writer Ian Flynn states that it probably doesn't matter too much as it's more of a glorified clip show.
  4. Although the ending states that the story is to be continued in Sonic the Hedgehog: #50, writer Ian Flynn stated in his podcast that he thinks it might fit best before Imposter Syndrome #4.

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