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Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome 1 is the first issue in the Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome miniseries published by IDW Publishing. It marks the first debut of two new characters: Kit the Tenrec and Surge the Fennec.

Official solicitation

The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE long adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.[1]
A surge of imposters spells trouble for Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, and even Eggman! Dr. Starline is pulling every tool from his kit as he creates his fastest and smartest inventions. An all new mini-series from Sonic writer Ian Flynn, Imposter Syndrome #1 will have readers seeing double![1]

Featured stories

Story One










Other features

  • Sonic Letters Squad: Sonic Letters Squad is a section where the comic staff can post fan artwork and fan letters that have been sent in to them. This edition shows five pieces of fan artworks before showcasing raw artwork of three of the variant covers for this issue.


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  • The two new characters, Surge and Kit, appeared as silhouettes in IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 45.
  • One of the citizens on page ten bears a resemblance to Ian Mutchler's Avatar that he made in Sonic Forces and named "Ian Jr."
    • This is an infamous version of the Avatar that has been seen in the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Symphony during the "Sonic Forces Medley".
    • This cameo was added at the request of Nathalie Fourdraine.[2]
  • This issue was initially going to be released on 10 November 2021, but was soon moved to 17 November 2021.


Early Covers

Interior page artwork

Preview pages



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  2. Aaron Hammerstrom on Twitter. Twitter (17 November 2021). Retrieved on 17 November 2021.