The status quo shifted so frequently that the comic had a tradition of "milestone events" every twenty five issues, give or take.
A number of companion books spawned from the series over the years, including several miniseries, the previously mentioned Knuckles comic, several one-shot "special" issues, a tie-in book for which focuses on the activities of Freedom Fighters other than Sonic - and villains too.
For example, in strategy games: It is important to note that, sometimes, Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors can be applied separately to an individual unit's offensive and defensive potential, which makes the Meta Game more complicated because the relationships are twofold.
A common way of balancing play in Video Games is to classify units, attacks, and skills into several distinct classes, with each class having a clear advantage and disadvantage over other classes; in other words, the classes interact with each other like a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors.
While several of the core characters and concepts remained intact, the book was essentially given an overhaul to more accurately reflect the franchise as a whole.
This sadly undid a lot of the books' past few years of storylines, but on the upside provided a good jumping on point for new readers without worrying about continuity, and the new series was much more heavily based on games both old and new.
Each issue would feature a few silly stories of the Freedom Fighters thwarting Robotnik's dastardly, ridiculous plans while making sure to tell as many terrible (usually pun-based) jokes as possible, while breaking the fourth wall left and right.
But over time, as the comic started to develop its own distinct mythology, it adopted a much darker, more serious tone, making it notably closer in tone and feel to the Sat AM series it was inspired by in the first place.
In 2013, it crossed over with Archie's new , in 2015.