There’s nothing worse than finding a new comic, eagerly reading through it only to find out the last update was in 2006. With these categories, you’ll at least know what you’re getting into. Comics on hiatus or abandoned will have a last update date in the description.
||The author never finished the comic ;_;
||The rarest of treats, a complete story!
||Author’s currently busy with other projects, but plans to come back to it “soon.”
||New pages are being produced on a regular basis. Let’s hope it stays that way!
||Either the author’s deleted the comic or the site that was hosting it has gone down or isn’t working properly. Doesn’t mean we don’t have archives though!
||Author decided to restart the comic.
Looking for something in particular? These tags are sure to help find an interesting comic.
||Many comics forgo the action and drama to focus on comedy.
||It’s not always the conductor doing the storytimes, sometimes someone else will do it. These are usually at the ends of threads.
||Himbos are hot but dumb guys, and usually pretty beefy. E.g., Werehog Sonic.
||Comics with an interesting take on the canon or where the backstory is important. Examples: TMOM, Child of the Green Hill.
||Is Tails a twink? Extra points if he’s edgy!
||Are romantic relationships a major part of the plot? Example: ArsworldS comics.
||Does Sonic (or Super Sonic) act like Fleetway Super?
||Basically its own fandom at this point. Watch out for hyperrealistic blood!
||Is the comic edgy or grimdark? Not necessarily a bad thing! Example: TMOM
|Too hot for /co/
||Looks like the conductor got banned for posting Sally again! Any comic that’s had images deleted by the jannies or needed to be posted on plus4chan.
|Translated for The Ride
||One of our kind Translatorbros has translated a non-English comic for us!
||Twinks are attractive young dudes with a slender frame. It is very important that we know which comics feature them. For reasons… Example: Stripes from Heroes Come Back
||Sometimes a certain thirstposter (or others!) will storytime a comic that’s either lewd or contains some SFW but interesting fetish. Comics on 4chan will be censored while comics on plus4chan will not!
||Feel free to suggest more tags!
Looking for a specific setting?
||Home of the world’s sexiest fat man, youtube poops, snooping as usual, and promotions!
||The world’s longest running comic based on a videogame. Home to the Freedom Fighters, The Slap, and all the Echidna recolors you can handle!
||The comfiest continuity where Sonic and Eggman are frenemys, Knuckles is buff, and they all hang out with Alex Jones the badger. Expect healthy Sonamy shipping.
||Did you know that in addition to producing quality fancomics, Sonic the Hedgehog is also a videogame franchise?
||Bri’ish Sonic, expect snark you pixel brains! Home of Techno the Canary, scientist extraordinaire, and Shortfuse the Cybernik, a character whose past is shrouded in mystery.
||A new(ish) comic series developed by Archie alumni post-Pendering. The home Rough and Tumble, big oofs, and gay ducks!
||Based on the highest grossing videogame film of all time, highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.
||Stories that do their own thing and don’t really fit into any established continuity.
||Despite having a vastly different setting, it’s still the best animated adaption for conveying the feel of the classic games. Strange isn’t it? Home of best human(ish) girl Sara!
||The show that awakened something in many young viewers due to the presence of a certain chipmunk princess. Season 3 never ever (except in fancomic form).
||Iizuka’s one true canon. Sonic sleeps on the roof like Snoopy while Chris, everyone’s favorite character, deals with the emotional trauma of being rich and well liked.
||The one true canon. Although comics set in this continuity may never reach the heights of Tamers, they can still be very fun. Home of Manic and Sonia, and more importantly, Sleet and Dingo.
||It’s time to zap to the extreme!
Back in the day before the aggregated and homogenized hellscape that is the modern internet, fans would congregate on sites created by fans for fans to discuss their favorite blue hedgehog. These sites would contain news about the games, opinion pieces by the staff, discussion forums and host fanfics, fanart, and later on even fancomics. The hosting and reading of fancomics was revolutionary back when most people only had dialup and most forums didn’t even host their own images. More info can be found here.
It’s these sites where we’ll find the most ancient Sonic fancomics.
Running from 1996 to 2013, teamARTAIL was a fansite that focused on fanart and fancomics. Probably most famous for its Oekaki board, where users could submit fanart.
The Sonic The Hedgehog Info Page
Active between 1996 and 2003, The Info Page hosts some rare fancomics, including Sonic Adventure, the Sonic Adventure 2 Joke Comic, and the NiGHTS Into Dreams Fan Comic.
Running since 1998, Sonic HQ is a fansite that now focuses on information, news, and reviews of Sonic-related media. They do however continue to host some fancomics, including Invasion Mobius, Turning Points, and Endlame.
Founded in 1999 and going through several names and hosts, the site eventually settled as Shadow of a Hedgehog (SoaH) on PlanetDreamcast in 2001. SoaH moved to its own domain in 2006 as SoaH City. While the site mostly features news and reviews of Sonic-related media, it also hosts Darkspeed’s Sonic Adventure 2 comic and Kyuuketsuki. Originally hosted some sprite comics too.
One of the first ‘modern’ Sonic websites, SVT was founded in 2002 as a place to discuss Sonic and post fanart. That same year, SVT moved from planetdreamcast to its own domain. The site is most famous for its collection of in-house comics along with submitted fancomics it would host. In the early 2000s, this was the place for Sonic fancomics. Ian Flynn, one of the most famous official comic writers, was the writer for some of these comics.
Moving from the .com to .net domain, the site returned in 2010 after a long hiatus. While still up (and mostly functional), it mostly serves as an archive of the comics it hosted. Unfortunately, many of the comics have been lost.
Once hosted on SonicVerseTeam, Emerald Coast comics was a Sonic fancomic website that was active up until 2013. Its most famous comic was Sonic Eggs, which had art done by Tracy Yardley, who went on to become one of the most famous official comic artists. All the comics were produced in-house, with many of the writers and authors aspiring to work on the official comics. In many ways it was a continuation of SonicVerseTeam, serving as a hub for aspiring artists and fans alike. Unfortunately the website’s mostly broken, but some pages still work.