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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 271 is the two hundred seventy-first issue in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

Grab a front row seat for the finale to the brawl-iest, punch-iest, contest-iest Sonic comic saga yet! “Champions” Part Four: It’s the battle you’ve all been waiting for (again!): Sonic versus Knuckles—for the title and the Chaos Emerald! The old rivalry blazes to life as the True Blue and Rad Red throw down for glory—and for the fate of the entire world! But with the vengeful Hooligans waiting in the shadows, and Metal Sonic en route, will they even get to finish their fight, or will their foes beat them to the punch? Featuring new cover art from Sonic art legend Tracy Yardley and a super-special new ARCADE VARIANT by the latest Sonic art superstar RAFA KNIGHT!


Champions Finale: The Ones Left Standing


See also: Off Panel
Off panel issue 271

Masterbot theatres interviews Metal Sonic and asks him why Rocket Metal Sonic (from the 2012 re-make of Sonic the Fighters) was not used in the comic. Metal responds by saying it was problematic. The scene changes showing Rocket Metal Sonic falling over, due to his head being heavy. much to Eggman's annoyance.


  • The arcade machine on the variant cover features several screenshots from the original video game Sonic the Fighters on the arcade machines.
    • This is a reference to Sonic the Fighters originally only being playable on arcade machines.
  • The battle pose Honey shows on the variant cover is the same as her game counterpart's in Sonic the Fighters.


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