As an Archie comic, you generally know what to expect from Sonic the Hedgehog. Everything is light, family-friendly fun, making this comic the polar opposite of grim and gritty comics such as Spawn. So it was kind of weird that one time Sonic and friends ran into Spawn himself, along with Savage Dragon and a few other strange Image Comics characters. It was an unusual stunt in the history of Sonic comics, and as you might expect, it didn't go over so well.
The fairly generic story focused on how some Star Trek-like tech sent Image Comics characters into Sonic's world, including a woman named Particle. When she ends up stealing a Chaos Emerald, Sonic and the gang embark on a dimensional road trip in order to stop her. In addition to being a cliché execution of a really weird premise, the cover to the comic is something of a tease. The whole reason to really buy the issue was to see Sonic meet Spawn…and the two meet in exactly one panel, with Sonic asking the guy for directions. As for Spawn, he replies, "No," and that's it.
Basically, the biggest Image Comic star of the time is on the cover to sell copies to excited readers, but the comic fails to deliver on its weird potential. It didn't sell much more than a normal Sonic comic (which is bad, considering this was a so-called Super Special), and it sold far less than Spawn did that same month. In other words, when readers were asked to invest in this lazy crossover event, they responded a lot like Spawn with a great big "no."