Sonic The Comic #78

Release May 24, 1996
Writer Nigel Kitching
Lineart Richard Elson

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Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson

Sonic comes up against a new villain, seemingly composed entirely of energy and impossible to beat by his usual method of mindlessly charging in. That`s at least until Amy realises that it is actually remote-controlled by a weedy scientist. When she tackles the scientist and destroys the control, the problem solves itself. But Amy isn`t going to do anything so drastic as to wreck Sonic`s heroic reputation as an icon and inspiration for the people of Mobius by interrupting his gloating with the truth.

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

Knuckles and the pirates are before Ekkletos, the Tantaror`s spiritual leader, who explains that he expected to have transported the three creatures from whom the idol was stolen. It turns out that that they are followers of an evil priest, who, following his death, requires burial in a pyramid if his spirit is to enter the afterlife. When Knuckles reveals that slaves for the project have already been taken, Ekkletos gives him the idol and transports him back to the slave ship, where the Tantaror confront him.

“Hidden Danger – Part Two”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Nigel Kitching

Sonic recovers just in time to grab Tails from the monster`s path, and covers it in water from a convenient nearby river, making its outline visible. He manages to force it into the water, where it short circuits. And back ack at his fortress, Robotnik can only vent his frustration on Grimer, since an accident (in yet another alarming gulf between serious undertones and the just plain lame) turned the cloaking technology`s plans invisible, meaning that he`s unable to build more.

Cover: Carl Flint