Sonic the Hedgehog: Winter Jam #1 is published By IDW Publishing, written by Iasmin Omar Ata, illustrated by Min Ho Kim, coloured by Reggie Graham and lettered by Shawn Lee.
Issue #1 is available 13th December 2023 either directly from IDW Publishing online or from your local comic book store.
Sonic and pals are getting into the spirit of the holidays with fun, food, and plenty of snow! But when Dr. Eggman’s robots start making trouble, the gang find themselves in a real Winter Jam!
In this special one shot issue we find Sonic and his friends taking a well deserved break from charging around taking down Dr Robotnik and his many grunts and followers, time to put their feet up and enjoy. However thanks to Dr Robotnik’s recent obsession with reality TV his robot minions Cubot and Robot come up with a plan to impress the Dr, kidnap Sonic and his friends and force them unwittingly into there very own reality TV show “Winter Jam”
A range of challenges are set that if defeated the winner will receive a pink chaos emerald. At first glance the challenges look pretty simple and it all seems a walk in the park however all is not as it seems and the show is purposely hard to make it so the Sonic team fail. The team split pairs and compete against each other in different tasks to hit the final goal.
At first sight Sonic and the others think they walk the different challenges by using their unique skills however the evil robot henchmen have already thought of this and adjusted the challenges accordingly so the teams struggle making for great TV. In a wintery game of good versus evil the chances of Team Sonic and his friends at actually winning this are slim to none.
Although this comic is geared towards a more younger audience I still enjoyed the feel good read being a fan of Sonic in general. Writer Iasmin Omar Ata does a good job at telling a fun festive feel good battle between old enemies that will give you that cosy feeling inside. If you’ve been following the Sonic comic series then you’re in luck as the comic follows that style with plenty of mad cap action and light hearted humour that keeps you entertained throughout.
The illustrations from Min Ho Kim give a bold energy to the story that kind of illuminates each page and brings a smile to the readers face. With a Sonic comic you kind of expect a bold and colourful experience and that’s exactly what you get here with an explosion of colour and bold illustrations that lighten up the pages and inject energy into the story.
A feel good comic with a colourful energy that appeals to readers young and old. Not award winning or mind blowing but certainly an enjoyable read.