Sure, Sega's blue mascot has had a long run of comics of his own from Archie Comics. But his frenemy Knuckles saw action on his own, too, with exploits that unfurled an oddly touching interpretation of the animal-verse. A new collection of Knuckles comics hits stores next week. Here's a first look at the continued story of Sonic's rival. Official description follows:

The epic adventure of Sonic's original "friendly nemesis" continues in the next exciting installment of the Knuckles Archives series! Knuckles and the Chaotix find themselves divided across the world! Knuckles is summoned by the mysterious Athair to help the weary Lost Tribe finish their age-old exodus. But when the Days of Fury threaten to tear Mobius apart, can Knuckles save them all? Collecting Knuckles the Echidna #10-15!
Script & Art: Various
Cover: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante