Sonic The Comic #68

Release Jan 5, 1996
Writer Nigel Kitching
Lineart Richard Elson

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"The Return of Chaotix – Part Two"
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson

With the Emperor having had an uninterrupted month to work on his conquest of the Miracle Planet, there's no time to lose. Sonic, Porker and the Chaotix set off for the hostile, newly alien surface – but halfway there, they're in for a shock: their travelling companion isn't Porker at all, but a powerful Metallix sent to lull them into a false sense of security and finish them off!

After Sonic punishes it during a pause for monologuing, the Chaotix showcase their Sega-given abilities yet again in making sure that the exploding unit is well out of range.

Undaunted by the idea of a whole planet of these things, our heroes press on and soon find the real Porker – along with Emperor Metallix, who explains that the Brotherhood's cunningly pirated copy of the Omni-viewer is behind the sudden change in the appearance of Mobius – or should I say Planet Metallix?

"The Homecoming – Part Three"
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Nigel Dobbyn

Without the power of the emeralds, there's nothing that Knuckles can do to stop the Floating Island from crashing towards Mobius. As it perches precariously on a mountain top, it's time for a showdown between Knuckles and Zachary – whose robot has been damaged to the extent where he can't escape the crash, but is still determined to take Knuckles down himself.

As Knuckles dismantles his opponent's armour, an earthquake sends Zachary plummeting over the island's edge before we can even find out any answers – but the power contained in the robot head he leaves behind proves a useful substitute for the Master Emerald, so order is restored to our lone echidna.

For now.

”Snow Business”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Carl Flint
Amy is relaxing on a wintry day, having got away from Sonic`s boasting, only to stumble across a frozen badnik, which has only just thawed out and is looking for something to destroy. She despatches it with ease, but still faces a belittling from Sonic when she rejoins the others, since the whole incident went unnoticed.

Yet again, it`s nice to see one of the subordinate characters actually getting out on their own – and being competent, too! But, as is the case with Tails, thou must not do anything in front of the star. Thou might just show him up…

Cover: Carl Flint