Sonic the Hedgehog Legacy Collection, Volume 1, I said that I was excited to get reading Volume 2 because it was full of many of the stories I remembered from when I was younger. And of all the stories in this volume, it was #25 that I was most waiting for. Sonic #25 was the Sega CD tie-in, the episode where Sonic races against Metal Sonic. I remember the comic being good back then, but I honestly wasn't expecting it to hold up so many years later. I couldn't have been more wrong; #25 was easily the best of the entire collection, combining the fun of Sonic with a really good story.
But how did the rest of the volume hold up? I have some mixed feelings on this. The individual Sonic stories were generally pretty good (which is why I rated this 4/5 stars on Goodreads). But this was the era of side stories, where people like Sally had a miniseries which was only briefly touched on in the comics collected here. Unfortunately the comics keep referring to these miniseries, but they weren't included in this collection. So I may have read them years ago, but honestly don't really remember them, which really took away from this collection (it also makes me nervous for Legacy Series Volume 3: are they going to include Mecha Madness? If not that will be extremely disappointing! Mecha Madness was part of the main storyline; leaving it out will mean that story arc won't make sense in the collection! And that being my favourite story arc of the comics, I would be incredibly sad if it isn't included.)
Anyway, I apologize, this has been mostly me ranting. I enjoyed this graphic novel, but most of my enjoyment may have come from nostalgia. I don't really recommend it though because of the missing comics that are referred to (specifically the Sally and Tails miniseries). And I am hoping Volume 3 won't let me down in regards to Mecha Madness.
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