Still, you know what doesn't work for Sonic? Making him a pimp (Archie).
But that was actually Scourge! XD
Also sure is lots of praise for Black Knight around here! Too bad I haven't touched it with a ten foot pole due to it looking like a steaming pile of slag.
Anywho, Sonic Colors, and the US Comics under Ian Flynn's hand have pretty much nailed Sonic IMO. The mascot with attitude, he's a jerk with a heart of gold. He'll stand tall against oppression and smack talk the oppressors while doing so! Roger Smith's performance in Colors really seals the deal for me. I might have to start caring about game stories again!