Sonic the Comic
- Editor: Deborah Tate
- Designer: Gary Knight
- Managing Editor: Steve MacManus
- Production: Sarah Colley
- Marketing Manager: Douglas Pocock
- Promotions: Debbie Plummer, Jane Ballard
- Publisher: Rob McMenemy
- Managing director: Julie Goldsmith
No Escape, Part 1
Angered that Sonic has upset her plans, Princess Kupacious has issued wanted posters with Sonic's face splashed on them, claiming that Sonic has committed crimes against the kingdom of Shanazar. Tearing down one such flyer, Sonic contemplates having to get back into Kupacious' palace so that he can get home. Unfortunately, it will not be easy. What is worse is that many people in the city are Kupacious fanatics and will do anything to capture Sonic, even if they will not get a reward for their actions. To escape them, the nimble hedgehog flees to the rooftops. In her throne room, Kupacious summons Grand Vizier Doctor Robotnik to her side. The sight of him cheers her up immensely, much preferring her men with a bit of meat on them (compared to the scrawny figure of Doctor Ovi Kintobor. Kupacious explains that even though she has issued a death warrant for Sonic, he simply refuses to come and be executed! Robotnik agrees that he can be quite a nuisance, but he is distracted when a worker brings in a carpet for the princess' bedroom. The Grand Vizier recognizes right away that it is Sonic beneath the robe and zaps him with his modified cane, knocking the hedgehog out.
In the dungeons, Sonic wakes up in a cell on one side of Grimer's new laboratory. The princess has ordered Grimer to torture Sonic, but Robotnik also wants him to experiment on Sonic's speed - Grimer seems to have found a way to do both. He knows that Sonic has come to the palace for the Transportation Belt to allow him to escape, but there is no hope as Sonic is jailed behind metre-thick reinforced steel alloy bars welded into place... and, as Sonic soon discovers, protected by an electrical force field. Before Grimer can probe his enemy with an electrical device, he notices he is low on acid and leaves Sonic alone. Unfortunately for him, Sonic's last attempt to escape allowed him to grab the cell's keys without Grimer noticing.
Amy - "Full Circle"
After capturing Max Gamble in the Wish World, Amy Rose and Tekno the Canary have decided to end their adventure and are bringing the criminal back to Mobius. However, despite returning through the Ring of Eternity, the girls notice they are not in the Snowcap Mountain Zone. They are dismayed when the voice of Fabian Vane greets them to the Blueberry Hill Zone. His fans are about to send him on an "Around the Dimensions" tour so that other worlds can enjoy his music. However, Amy and Tekno realize the danger he might face and warns him that his "fans" are just trying to get rid of him. Realizing that the girls are trying to save Vane, the aggressors begin a brawl. Gamble tries to slip away, but a gorilla mistakes him as being on the heroes' side and attempts to thump him. Unfortunately, the burly primate hits the Ring of Eternity instead and knocks it off its pedestal. It then begins to roll down the hill, bumping into several small rocks before smashing into pieces at the bottom.
With the gateway destroyed, the "fans" leave. However, Tekno remembers that the Ring has magic powers and thinks they can rebuilt it. Bribing him with a reduced prison sentence, Amy convinces Gamble to join in the hard work and everyone, including Vane, picks up all the pieces and fits them back together again. Sure enough, the Ring finishes the job by repairing itself and thanks Amy and Tekno for their hard work. Later, Gamble is taken to prison, Vane visits the "seamstress to the stars" and the girls prepare for more adventures on Mobius.
- Amy Rose
- Tekno the Canary
- Clawbeast (Flashback)
- Serpentus (Flashback)
- Thickskull Tribe (Flashback)
- Guggets (Flashback)
- Max Gamble
- Fabian Vane
- The title of the story is a play on the Ring of Eternity's shape, as well as the act of returning to the beginning of something.
- Tails - "The Morbidden Hunt, Part 2" (Sonic the Comic #29)
- Sonic the Hedgehog - "The Pretender" (Sonic the Comic #31)
- Graphic Zone: The Graphic Zone features fan art from readers of the comics. The theme of this issue is "Miles (Tails) Prower". Winners of the published pictures (plus one ransom note) received a Sonic the Hedgehog watch.
- Dr. Robotnik pin-up
- This issue's Dr. Robotnik pin-up is taken from a panel in the story "Root of All Evil" in Sonic the Comic #122.
- Issue 156 at the Sonic the Comic Wiki