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19 August 1994
Fleetway Editions Ltd
- Editor: Richard Burton
- Assistant Editor: Deborah Tate
- Designer: Gary Knight
- Managing Editor: Steve MacManus
- Special Thanks to: Audrey Wong
- Publisher: Chris Power
Sonic the Hedgehog - "The Unbeatable Foe"
A mysterious traveller known as the Mysterious Traveller (got that?) arrives in the Emerald Hill Zone with a gift for Sonic: a monitor that will give him "mega-coolness beyond belief" if Sonic will jump into it. Sonic doesn't buy it for a moment, and accuses the Traveller of being an agent of Doctor Robotnik. Unfortunately, Tails does believe the story and jumps into the monitor... only to find himself transported to one of the darkest and deadliest zones on Mobius, the Misery Zone! He is forced to flee from the Zone's monstrous inhabitants.
Meanwhile, an invincible demon has been transported to the Emerald Hill Zone. The Traveller is indeed an agent of Robotnik, and the monitor was in fact an Inter-Zone Exchanger. The Traveller directs the demon to use its Polluto-Breath to destroy the zone. Although Sonic can knock the demon back with his Spin Attacks, he finds himself unable to beat it. Luckily he figures out the solution: he can send the monster back where it came from by using the Traveller's own monitor! In desperation, the Mysterious Traveller orders the creature to use its devastating Apocalypse Blast to destroy everything. It does so, but too late - by then it is back in the Misery Zone, and it obliterates its own home...
At the same time, Tails is returned to the Emerald Hill Zone. He is grateful, until Sonic claims that he did it to rescue the Zone and that saving Tails was completely incidental. The Mysterious Traveller flees, but Sonic is happy to let him go, knowing that Robotnik will surely punish him for failing. "They'll never learn," says Sonic. "The only really unbeatable guy around here is me!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Mysterious Traveller (First and only appearance)
- Unbeatable Foe (First and only appearance)
- Emerald Hill Folk:
- Misery Zone monsters
Mutant League - "Bring Me The Head of Coach Brikka, Part 2"
- Script: Steve White / Brian Williamson
- Art: Anthony Williams / Brian Williamson
- Lettering: Tom Frame
The Midway Monsters (Bones Jackson captain) chase K.T. Slayer to recover the head of their coach, Coach Brikka. (Zalgor Prigg wants to use Brikka's tactical genius in his team of invincible battle droids.) Bones Jackson is blocked by his rival teams, but saved by rival the Razor Kid, who bet heavily on the Monsters and doesn't want to lose. Bones calls a timeout. (At this point there are 89 confirmed kills during the game.) In discussion with his team, Bones says that he and a small group of others (including Brikka's beautiful daughter Brenda and the Razor Kid) will chase the coach while the others "lay down their lives in a futile effort to buy us time". And then the Razor Kid wheels out a tank.
Sonic's World - "No More Mr. Nice Bug, Part 1"
Sonic tests a new invention of Porker Lewis' to destroy badniks in the Green Hill Zone. It's supposed to reprogramme them into "niceniks", but as far as Sonic can tell it just turns them into scrap. He runs off, and a hidden Trooper makes a call to B.A.R.F. (Badnik Army Repair Functionaries), asking for a repair squad. Cam 'n' Bert, search and repair operatives, are immediately on the case.
They're soon able to fix the broken robots, but Cam discovers that they've been infected with a nicenik computer virus. She sighs and claims it will take ages to reprogramme the bad behaviour back into the robots, but eventually they are happy enough to let the badniks go back on patroll.
A Trooper approaches the pair, saying that two of the robots are missing. Cam is furious that the Trooper let two of them escape after the blue hedgehog turned them into niceniks. She says that Robotnik will scrap the Trooper for this failure. Bert has a better idea: scrap the Trooper themselves and save Robotnik the trouble!
- This is the first story in Sonic the Comic to focus on original characters, rather than those from the games or (in the case of Pirate S.T.C.) Sega advertisements.
- Although dialogue consistently refers to the badniks in this story as Motobugs, the art makes it clear that they are Buzz Bombers.
- This story was reprinted in Sonic the Comic #201.
Pirate S.T.C. - "Pirate S.T.C., Part 5"
- Script: Stephen Bliss
- Art: Stephen Bliss
- Lettering: Steve Potter
Sackhead, Flame and Dog the chicken rush to rescue their friends. On the way they rescue the Tronic Twins, who were strung up on hooks after complaining when Granee 8 Ball cheated at snooker. Outside the game, Fezhead becomes angry at his chosen players, and sends Skull to transport the advertising character Y Not Y-Front Man into the game to stop them. Y Not Y-Front Man recruits the fighters that the players already defeated, and follows them to Granee 8 Ball's world.
- Control Zone
- Review Zone (RBI Baseball '94, Combat Cars, World Cup USA '94)
- News Zone
- Q Zone (Eternal Champions)
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