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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 2 is the third issue in the original four-part Sonic the Hedgehog miniseries published by Archie Comics.

Featured StoriesEdit

A Crowning AchievementEdit

Part 1Edit

Princess Sally requests to talk to Sonic which gives Sonic a chance to show off in front of her, using his speed. They had a brief flirt, with Sonic mentioning her change of hair color (from Issue 0) before Sally throws a jewellery box to Sonic.

Sonic catches it although not that impressed until told that by Sally it is her fathers, and holds the Crown of Acorns and along with it the Freedom Emeralds that adorn the top of the Crown.

Sally advises that she has decided to wear the crown, in the hope that the power of the emeralds will help them in their bid of finding her father, King Maximillian Acorn.

Sonic worries about what would happen if they were ever stolen although Sally reassures him, telling him that Antoine and his Royal Guard are in charge of guarding the crown. Sally asks Sonic to crown her but when Sonic opens the box the crown is gone!

Antoine cannot believe it as he trained everyone of the guardsman, but unbeknownst to him Doctor Robotnik had infiltrated the Royal Guard with a Badnik. To find out which one Sonic burns rubber and sets of the new fire alarm which Boomer had installed which led to the sprinklers going off, with all the real Guards getting wet while the spy was only getting rusty.

Under questioning the robot guard lets it be known that Doctor Robotnik has spread the Freedom Emeralds to the four corners of Mobius before he sets off his self-destruct mechanism. Sonic reacts quickly and carries him out the room at Sonic Speed just before the detonation.

Part 2Edit

Part two opens up with Sally thinking that Sonic is dead, but of course he isn't. Sonic explains that he rushed up the secret entrance at Warp Sonic Speed just before the robot exploded. Sonic also mentions he saw a Robotnik Blimp with an escort of Buzzbombers and Bat Brains.

At this point Sally demands that both Sonic and Antoine work together to get back the Freedom Emeralds, much to the disgust of the both of them but they are both soon heading for the Robotnik Blimp in a hot-air balloon.

When the two in their hot-air balloon get close enough, they are attacked by the Buzzbombers and Bat Brains, which burst the balloon. Antoine bails out, using a parachute, while Sonic uses his Sonic Spin to destroy all the badniks and the Robotnik Blimp before being caught by Antoine and safely landing back on the ground.

With them, falls a SWATBot, holding one of the Freedom Emeralds. Sonic takes the Freedom Emerald which comes away from the broken SWATBot and thanks to the advice of Antoine interrogates the SWATBot and finding out Robotnik has ordered them to be hidden by air, land, sea and underground.

Sonic then passes the Freedom Emerald to Antoine to return to Princess Sally, before rushing off after the next one.

Part 3Edit

Tails is fishing at the old fishing hole when Sonic rushes past and into the water. Unfortunately for Tails his fishing line has been caught on Sonic's leg and he is also dragged into the water.

Sonic is heading for the secret cave, first seen in Sonic the Hedgehog #1 story 'Something Fishy' when he is once again attacked by a Jaws. Sonic manages to get to the cave, and reach the Emerald.

Jaws then attacks, but not until Sonic and Tails have drew themselves onto the Cave wall which the Jaws mistakes as the real two. Jaws smashes into it, leaving him in a crumpled heap. Sonic and Tails head for the surface with the Freedom Emerald.

Part 4Edit

Sonic tells Tails to return the Emerald to Sally while he goes hunting for the other two. While at the same time a SWATBot is given orders by Doctor Robotnik.

Unfortunately for Robotnik and the SWATBot, the bot seems to be malfunctioning. Sonic grabs the emerald out of his hand. Just when he does though the ground below him gives away and he falls into an underground cavern where he runs into a Burrobot. The Burrobot grabs the emerald off Sonic before trying to put a hole in him with his drill which Sonic dodges.

Sonic then uses his speed, making the Burrobot dizzy before stealing the two Emeralds. When Sonic tries to return the Emeralds he becomes lost in the catacombs of the underground before having the idea that he would Sonic Spin up through to the surface. Which, when he does he ends up right inside Boomer's workshop where Boomer, Sally, Tails and Antoine is waiting for him with the Crown of Acorns.

Once repaired, Boomer then crowns Sally, before the end creditors. Although there is an extra page of Doctor Robotnik complaining that he only had a single cameo on a SWATBot Communicator screen.

Top 10 Reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog is the Coolest Comic Book Around Edit

Sonic acts as a talk-show host and gives the reasons why his comic book is the coolest:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog won't be "dying" anytime soon
  2. Sonic's adventures are soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael J. Fox
  3. The Sonic Comic contains absolutely no cholesterol
  4. The Sonic Comic isn't pre-bagged with a die cut, gold-foil cover and hologram trading card
  5. The Sonic Comic has a foxy female lead-character who usually wears a two-piece outfit
  6. The title does not rely on guest stars to help boost sales
  7. The Sonic Comic has no villains who are mutants
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog is blue so he matches most of your wardrobe
  9. The Sonic Comic addresses the environment
  10. The Sonic Comic requires no batteries

Fin Fans Edit

  • Writer: Michael Gallagher
  • Pencils: Scott Shaw
  • Inks: Bill White

Sonic explains the use of his spines from being as useful as buzz-saw blades to sails. However, Sally preferred to use them for bulletin boards.

Photo Finish Edit

  • Writer: Michael Gallagher
  • Pencils: Scott Shaw
  • Inks: Bill White

Sonic and the Freedom Fighters prepare themselves for a picture. Sonic forgets to set the timer but manages to speed into the shot anyway.


  • This issue, along with the rest of the Sonic miniseries, was reprinted in Sonic: The Beginning.
  • There is no mention in the story where they found the actual crown. Just the emeralds.
  • Jaws makes another appearance after his appearance in 'Something Fishy'. It is unknown if this is the same one or not.
  • Tails does not seem to know what a Jaws is despite saving Sonic in 'Something Fishy'.
  • The SWATBot holding the third Freedom Emerald is the first to survive an encounter with Sonic.
  • Sonic parodies David Letterman in "Top 10 Reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog is the Coolest Hedgehog Around".
  • Robotnik is seen having claws emerge from his knuckles in "Top 10 Reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog is the Coolest Hedgehog Around" similar to Wolverine from the X-Men
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are referenced to in "Top 10 Reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog is the Coolest Hedgehog Around".
    • This reasoning of "the title does not rely on guest stars to help boost sales" can now be objectified as the Sonic comic series would later crossover twice with the Mega Man comic series.
  • Sally is described to have a "two-piece outfit" in "Top 10 Reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog is the Coolest Hedgehog Around" even though it was only her boots that were being referred to.
  • Michael J. Fox is mentioned in "Top 10 Reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog is the Coolest Hedgehog Around" after a confusion with Tails in Sonic's potential movie.