Hey Boomers!

This year will be the fifteenth year of STC, and a lot’s changed around our offices since then. For one, I’ve gotten a shiny, sleek, new body – the Humes… okay, we won’t go there. But change is the name of the game. There’s no standing still and playing it safe when you’re writing about the cool blue one, as you’ll find out as we speed towards the grand 250th issue!

What’s that? Psychic gangsters, world-eating monsters, high-speed criminals and the tabloids aren’t enough for you? You want a big Sonic epic, one that will push him to his edge and where nothing is certain? Be careful what you wish for! Beginning today is the first in a four-part thriller – and a deadly Ultimatum has been issued! The last time we saw Tekno and Shorty, they were sucked into the Eternity Ring. Where did they go? Find out in Sunrise! And if that’s not enough action for you, how about the return of our apocalyptic Vichama story arc? Knuckles has been killed by the God of Death – and an outmatched Tikal’s only chance is Emergency Program One!

And don’t forget that this May is the 2008 Comic Expo at Bristol and with it comes the Eagle Awards once again! The Eagles will reward the best comics output of 2007, as chosen by you, the readers! STC-O is once more in the running for Favourite Web-Based Comic and STC alumni Richard Elson is up for Best Artist, and anyone can be nominated for the various categories. Once the nominations are counted, the Top Five nominated chances are in the running for the main vote – with your help, Boomers, STC-O can once again get into the Top Five (and then lose to Penny Arcade)!

And keep your eyes out in May, Boomers, for our 15th anniversary celebrations!


Editors - Charles Ellis & Mike Corker
Designer - Mike Corker

Competition Winner!

Back in our Christmas special, we launched a competition to win an extra special printed edition of our very first issue, 224. All throughout January, hundreds of boomers were furiously scratching their heads attempting to figure out just how many baubles there were in that jar.

Well we can finally reveal that there was 624 baubles!

The lucky winning boomer was Pete Murphy from Shropshire! Pete guessed the closest at 694 baubles. Pete will be receiving his prize very soon!

Congratulations, Pete!

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