I have to admit that I am a little surprised. It makes sense since Sonic still has a comic going. Maybe Nintendo missed the boat. I know they had some short lived Mario Bros. comics but they never really stuck with them. I guess it just wasn't an area of focus for them. I'm sure the comic would've done well. There's so many characters in Mario's world.
Congratulations to Sonic and his friends.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ENTER BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
Archie Comics would like to announce that Sonic the Hedgehog has been was recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest running comic series based on a video game.
From the 2008 Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition "LONGEST-RUNNING COMIC SERIES BASED ON A VIDEO GAME The longest-running comic series based on a video game is the American Sonic the Hedgehog Published by Archie Comics. It has now been running for 14 years and over 180 monthly issues having first appeared in July 1993."
Starting two years after the release of the first video game in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. Sonic the Hedgehog features a combination of characters and storylines from the games and cartoons, mixed with original characters and stories. The Sonic games continuity is an intricate part of the comics, each new game is incorporated into the story of the comic. Sonic and the Secret Rings included a free comic made by Archie Comics specifically for the game and both Sonic Chronicles and Sonic Unleashed will be included in the comic. In 2009 Sonic will continue to reach new milestones with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 200th issue.