|Sonic the Hedgehog #160|
- "Birthday Bash": It' Sonic's birthday, and he's just been presented with the newly-refurbished, original Freedom Fighter's base, first shown way back in Sonic #1! It doesn't take long for the festivities to become fearsome, as Bark and Bean crash the party on Robotnik's orders! Meanwhile, Rogue and Evil Sonic both have their eyes on pilfering the Master Emerald. It's a birthday "celebration" the Blue Blur will never forget! Featuring a birthday blastin' cover by party favorin' fan-fave, Spaz!
Birthday Bash - Part One: Giving and Receiving
It's Sonic's birthday, so Sally, Elias, Tails, Antoine, Bunnie, Amy, Rotor and Fiona Fox have thrown him a party in the newly decorated Freedom Fighter HQ. Fiona asks Sonic how old he would be, but Sonic just wants them to call him a teen now until forever. Bean and Bark invade the headquarters having been hired by Doctor Eggman to ruin Sonic's birthday. Bean and Bark also want revenge for what Sonic did to them, but Sonic knows that his evil twin had done stuff under his name.
Meanwhile Rouge the Bat is at the Master Emerald altar ready to steal it, but Evil Sonic is with her. They are discovered by Locke. Fiona uses her past experiences with Bean and Bark and throws shiny keys out of the window, in which Bean follows them. With Bark surrounded by the Freedom Fighters, he surrenders. The Freedom Fighters wondering where Bean went, is brought in by Shadow the Hedgehog. Evil Sonic gets knocked away by Locke who attempts to take down Rouge. Evil Sonic makes his way to the Master Emerald and charges himself up. Locke, mad at Evil Sonic, uses his knuckles and leaves two scars on Evil Sonic's chest. Shadow explains that he has returned to thank Sonic for defeating the Metal sonic troops and that they are only friends for today, until he goes back to Dr, Eggman. Bean reports back to Dr. Eggman that the plan didn't work, so Dr. Eggman sends Croctobot to attack Sonic.
Rouge and Locke looking upon the new green furred, blue-eyed evil Sonic claiming that he isn't Evil Sonic but a real Scourge all the same...
- This was Tracy Yardley's and Ian Flynn's first comic, and they still work for Archie Comics to this day.
- Sonic makes a game joke to Bark saying he looks like quite the fighter, a reference to Bark being in Sonic the Fighters.
- Bean calls Sonic "Mr. Needlemouse", a reference to what Sonic was originally going to be called.