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A Comic-Book Adaptation of Sonic Boom, based on the cartoon and games, published by Archie Comics.

Two series having 4 issues each have been greenlit with the first still ongoing. As well as providing its own side stories, a prequel comic was made to tie into and expand plot points established in Shattered Crystal.

Archie confirmed that issue #11 would be its final issue.

This series provides examples of:

  • Action Bomb: Eggman makes a robot with a bomb for a head to help him win at go-kart racing. Nobody notices it has a bomb for a head, because it is wearing glasses and a moustache.
  • Bat Family Crossover: Although Sticks is the only major character showing up here (although she is flanked by Fastidious Beaver and Comedy Chimp), the title crosses over with Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man for Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Unite''.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: In Issue #7, Sonic is adamant at beating Eggman at go-kart racing, even as Eggman keeps deploying traps against the rules of the game.
  • Bigger Is Better: Subverted in Issue #3. Tails is looking for a new hammer for Amy. The hardware store beaver shows him a hammer, to which Tails makes a "bigger" motion with his hands. So the beaver drags out a sledgehammer, to which Tails makes a "much bigger" motion. Finally, the beaver uses a forklift to bring out a hammer that's twice Tails' size, to which Tails makes a "little bit smaller" motion.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Wouldn't be Sonic without at least one of these. In the first issue, when Sonic first says Sticks's name, it's drawn as a logo. Horrified, Sticks asks why, to which he replies:
    Sonic: Yeah, it's a first issue gimmick. We'll go back to regular lettering next month.
    • This persists throughout the first four issues, with everyone else doing something similar.
    • Sonic at one point tries to break his fall by grabbing onto a text bubble.
  • The Cameo: At the end of issue #8, there's a surprise cameo by Sally.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Dr. Eggman requires his breakfast to be evil. Apparently if it's left waiting too long, the amount of evil in his waffles decreases. Somehow.
  • The Con: Eggman wants to blow up a bridge. But he doesn't want to blow up the bridge he already owns, so he tried to sell it to someone else... so he can blow it up.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Amy's in top form here.
    Sonic: (to what appears to be a dinosaur footprint)Ah. I wonder what size sneaker that'd wear?
    Knuckles: A size 160 - found that out with my face! I was gathering intelligence.
    Amy: And apparently you've retained none of it.
  • Depending on the Writer: In contrast with the animated series, Amy's noticeably snarkier. See above for a prime example.
  • Denser and Wackier: As with the TV Show, inverted.
  • Droste Image: In the final issue of Sonic Boom: There's a clever two of Eggman and Sticks both looking through their spy cameras to spy on each other infinitely.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The first issue came out on the 29th of October, a full week before the cartoon and video games, making this the first official part of the franchise to debut.
  • Face–Heel Turn: A less serious instance than usual. After Knuckles gets fed up with the team's belittling, particularly on Amy's part, he temporarily defects to Eggman. Subverted, however, as he was attempting a double agent scenario to both beat Eggman and put his belittling friends in their place. He just wasn't bright enough to pull it off on his own...
  • Literal-Minded: After Sonic and Tails return from their fight with Eggman, Sticks reports that Tails house has been stolen. When they go to check things out, they find that the hut itself is gone. Turns out the house itself and by proxy, everything therein was carried away by a cyborg rock golem.
  • Misapplied Phlebotinum: Eggman has invented a Genesis Portal device- which can open portals to other times and dimensions- but failed to understand its significance completely.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: THE ROCK OF DESTINY! It's actually just a rock Sticks found. She's got a whole bunch of them in her house.
  • Mythology Gag: The names written as logos in the first issue harkens back to the early main series comics where Sonic's name was printed this way in the first few pages. Also, Cubot griping about his place in Eggman's organization, while wondering whatever happened to all of Eggman's other minions from all the other Sonic series.
  • Oktoberfest: #5 has a parody called Eggtoberfest.
  • The Paranoiac: Sticks is convinced a mysterious "Them" are wire-tapping Tails. Even though he doesn't have a phone.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Sticks figures out that Her homeworlds and the other franchised worlds are now permanently connected by just guessing at what would be plot appropriate.
  • Short-Runner: Wasn't even serialized for a year before it's cancellation, making it the shortest run of the Sonic comics.
  • Spiritual Successor:
    • To Archie's Sonic X comic, another wacky slapstick series that portrays Eggman as the friendly neighborhood supervillain, prominently features his bumbling hench-bots, and avoids the darker characterizations and storylines Archie's other Sonic comics occasionally feature.
    • Some fans even found it more of a successor to the early days of the main Sonic comics, which likewise were more comedic before Cerebus Syndrome kicked in.
  • Visual Pun:
    • The third issue has a montage in which the gang tries to find a replacement for Amy's hammer. Knuckles brings a hammerhead shark.
    • The fourth issue's cover features Sticks fighting a t-rex with a sling full of rocks. It's the Sticks and Stones variant cover.