Sonic The Comic #53

Release Jun 9, 1995
Writer Nigel Kitching
Lineart Richard Elson

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"Disaster! – Part Three"
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson

It's all over for the Death Egg, being torn apart as Knuckles' continues attacks from the Floating Island! As Sonic flies back to the island by using an Egg-Robo's jet pack, a battle-armoured Robotnik executes a final attack on Sonic in his battle armour, but Sonic pushes him off the island's edge.

Knuckles agrees to let Sonic evacuate the Emerald Hill zone residents to the Mushroom Hill Zone on the Floating Island, where they'll be safe from attack for the time being.

What could be just another big fight scene has a distinctly raw edge in the shape of one echidna defending his home with all he's got, and an awful lot of pathos in that ethereal scene of the arrival of the evacuees.

"Total Chaotix – Part One"
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson

While checking the damage done to the Floating Island by the blasts of Robotnik's Death Egg, Knuckles discovers a strange circular stone with ancient writing on it, that cryptically says something about a "Gateway to a Dream Country".

Sucked in as he touches the stone, he realises that the writing said "Nightmare Country" – the name Knuckles' people used for the weird dimension known as the Special Zone!

Once in the zone he meets the Omni-Viewer, who still believes that Knuckles is working for Robotnik, and sends its own team of guardians – the Chaotix: Vector, Mighty, Espio, Charmy Bee… and Nack the weasel!

Cover: Carl Flint