This is so epic! I simply love the way you've drawn classic sonic. I can only imagine what you could've done for Archie if you were back in the day when they started the "Sonic the Hedgehog" comic series. It's much better than any of the work their artists produced back then. (especially their covers *shudders*) Awesome!
As much as I can appreciate Tracey's and friends work as of late...I really don't understand why Archie doesn't outsource for covers from the fanbase. Especially the REALLY FUCKING GOOD artist who surpass the artist they have.
Yep, you would think they'd ask a few fans from deviantart and whatnot about doing the odd cover art here and there. But I suppose they want the 'consistency' they get with their regular artists. But still, if the art the fan produces isn't good enough, they could always have an alternate cover done by Yardley 'n friends.