Sonic The Comic #75

Release Apr 12, 1996
Writer Nigel Kitching
Lineart Richard Elson

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”Smokey And The Badnik”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson

A young Metropolis Zone inhabitant named Smokey sneaks out to meet his unusual best friend – a rogue badnik – but their rendezvous is interrupted by Sonic. Not unreasonably misunderstanding the situation, he almost destroys the machine, until Smokey`s desperate pleas strike a chord and he leaves the unusual pair alone.

This story is a firm favourite with the fans, and you can see why. In the midst of the war, we have a snapshot of what it`s doing to the ordinary Mobians. And if badniks are going to have minds of their own – as their colloquial speech has suggested – then things like this`re bound to happen. Saccharine, yes. Mawkish, definitely. But nice.

“The Ghost Ship – Part Two”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Nigel Dobbyn

Captain Plunder asks Knuckles to raise the Floating Island even higher in pursuit of the mysterious `Ghost Ship of the Tantaror' in return for information about his island`s technology. It turns out that the Captain doesn`t have the documents with him at that precise moment, but by the time that Knuckles realises this, it`s too late. Pursued by Knuckles, Plunder boards the ship and steals the Tantaragor idol – but the Tantaragor themselves block their way out!

“Fox On The Run – Part Three”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Carl Flint

Beginning to think that Tantrum reminds him of his younger self, Tails leads the young mouse out of the caves, but they`re met by Fleabyte with a loaded and aimed laser rifle.

It`s a pleasant shock to see Tails engaging in a little mature self-realisation. And long overdue.

Cover: Carl Flint