- Without the consent of the King, Sonic and the Freedom Fighters infiltrate the center of the Eggman Empire deep in the technological monstrosity of Megaopolis. However, they are not there to take down Robotnik's latest scheme, but rather to save a friend.
Mobius: 25 Years Later - Trouble in Paradise
- The popular "Mobius, 25 Years later" saga continues! King Sonic, Queen Sally and their kids make the journey to visit Knuckles, Julie-Su and Lara-Su on Angel Island... but some of them are not happy with it! Is there trouble in paradise?
One Part Ooh-La-La, and Two Parts Treachery!
- As Antoine get ready for his new assignment, he remembers a simpler time dealing with the loves of his life. It's a lesson in romance he has never forgotten. But will it help him now?
- Words: Romy Chacon
- Pictures: Steven Butler
- Inks: Jim Amash
- Colors: Jason Jensen
- Letters: Jeff Powell
- Editor: Mike Pellerito
- Managing Editor: Victor Gorelick
- Editor-in-Chief: Richard H. Goldwater
- Special thanks to: Robert Leffler and Takuma Hatori at SEGA Licensing
At the beginning of the story, the Freedom Fighters are flying in the Freedom Fighter Special-Mark 2 towards New Megaopolis to rescue Tommy Turtle. On the way there, Sally Acorn starts to regret not telling King Maximillian Acorn about the mission. Sonic the Hedgehog then states that he wonders why Sally came in the first place, considering their breakup was because of Sally's resent of him going on missions like these, and also he thinks it was better to not tell King Max anyway, because he wouldn't give the consent. Sally argues that she cares about Tommy as well and the mission can't be completed without her, and Sonic concurs.
The Freedom Fighters eventually pass over Old Megaopolis and into the far more colossal New Megaopolis. Sally points out a rooftop in which they land on. Nicole uploads a map hologram and Sally explains the schematics; Sonic and Sally will lead, Rotor Walrus and Bunnie Rabbot will follow, while Tails and Antoine will remain on the ship for a quick getaway. Antoine argues that he should be protecting Sally and asks for permission to accompany her, and Sally agrees. Tails is disgruntled that he has to stay but Sally explains that Tails and the ship are their only means of escape, and Tails accepts.
Sally asks Nicole for instructions to the Robo-Dyne Factory, the factory the created the Tommy infiltrator. While inside, Sally notices SWATbot and infiltrators without their fake skin. Sally and the other proceed with caution. While doing so, they gaze in horror at the large amount of infiltrators being manufactured and Sally wants to stop them. Sonic argues that they should rescue Tommy first. Before the consensus is reached, they are found by SWATbots that are quickly destroyed by Sonic. Soon after, Rotor activates a floor electrifier and Sally swings on a rope to rescue Sonic. After that, Sonic and Sally are separated from the others. Bunnie, Rotor, and Antoine decide to follow up on their plant to blow up the factory.
Meanwhile, Sonic and Sally are on their way to rescue Tommy. Nicole pinpoints the way and Sonic and Sally rush off. While the Bunnie and the others are hiding from SWATbots, they run into Sonic and Sally. Sally is about to explain the plan when Rotor notices that Nicole is not with her. Tommy Turtle is about to be killed by a SWATbot, but the SWATbot is destroyed by someone. Sally and Sonic start to fight Bunnie and the other, revealing that they are infiltrators. They are successful in destroying them. Tommy starts to thank Sally and Sonic for saving him and exchange hugs and handshakes. Sally gets a call from Rotor saying that they are on the rooftop meeting resistance and the bombs are ready to blow. Sonic takes off with Sally and Tommy and reunite with the group only to be trapped all together. At that moment, Tails descends with the Freedom Fighter Special, putting a smokescreen and the groups means for escape. The factory blows up and the group escaped with Tommy just in time. Sonic describes how easy the mission went. Sally explains that they will still have to explain what happened to King Maximillian, and Sonic states he forgot.
Mobius: 25 Years Later - Trouble In Paradise
- Writer: Ken Penders
- Penciler: Steven Butler
- Inker: Jim Amash
- Letterer: John E. Workman
- Colorist: Jason Jensen
One Part Ooh-La-La, and Two Parts Treachery!
In Knothole, Antoine is practicing his swordplay while mentally rehearsing his acceptance speech for his assignment as the head of King Max's security detail. He stumbles upon a letter from Bunnie, written nearly a year ago, about the then-recent incident with Tatiana. He reads the letter, as it explains what happened that fateful day.
Right after Dr. Robotnik was defeated, Antoine D'Coolette received a letter claiming that his original "Ooh-La-La" would be returning to Knothole. Bunnie walked into the room as Antoine fretted about the letter, startling him. Antoine attempted to distract her, fleeing into the forest to avoid having to talk about it. Unfortunately for Antoine, Bunnie quickly found him and demanded he explain what he was so flustered about. Antoine obliged, and explained that as a child he had a crush on a girl named Tatiana. Years ago, a young Antoine was telling Tatiana a story about his adventures when Sonic arrived and told a version of the story that made Antoine sound less heroic. Hoping to save face, the young Antoine arranged to meet Tatiana at a nearby pond later that day. He gathered flowers for her, but found her doting on Sonic when he arrived. Tatiana decided that she didn't "like" Antoine anymore and moved out of Knothole soon afterwards. As Antoine finished his story Bunnie pitied that his heart was broken when he was young, but explained that she didn't understand why he was avoiding her.
Antoine began to tell her that he was worried about her knowing that he had loved another, and that this old love was coming to Knothole, when Tatiana arrived. Antoine and Tatiana embraced, complimenting each other, and Tatiana suggested they spend some time reminiscing at the pond where they used to play. Antoine declined the offer, explaining that he no longer wishes to let Tatiana emotionally abuse him and would prefer to spend his time with his girlfriend. Antoine took Bunnie to the pond and explained that, because of Tatiana, he had never wanted to love again for fear of being mistreated. He went on to explain that Bunnie gives him the courage to overcome his fears and professed his love to her.
Bunnie's letter ends by explaining that, although she was afraid to say it back at the time, she truly loves Antoine. Antoine looks over the letter, sees Bunnie walking by outside, and decides to rip the letter to shreds. He then returns to reciting his acceptance speech in his head.
Mike Pellerito freaks out about a "horrible invasion" in his office. As he runs around screaming, an angry pair of parent ants ask Archimedes if this means their children will not get a tour of the Archie Offices. Archimedes explains that Mike is new and asks the ants to give him a few minutes.