Sonic The Comic #79

Release Jun 7, 1996
Writer Nigel Kitching
Lineart Richard Elson

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"Return To The Miracle Planet”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson

Sonic, Amy and Johnny return to the Miracle Planet in another attempt to destroy the Alpha Device. Sonic chases what appears to be a solitary Metallix, which attacks in self defence, and when Sonic investigates closer, he finds a bird who has escaped from the Metallix`s prison, and disguised himself using spare parts stolen from a Metallix assembly line. The plot device then explains what has gone on since the gang was last there…

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

Knuckles is subdued by the Tantaror, only for Ekkletos to transport the whole slave ship back to the Tantaragor dimension, having successfully used Knuckles as bait. Everyone is instantly returned to from whence they came, whereupon Plunder tries to prevent Knuckles from leaving with his hard-earned chest of documents. He is overruled by Zorabel, and Knuckles departs.

“Revolution – Part One”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Nigel Kitching

Sonic, Amy and Johnny are busily trashing badniks in the Metropolis Zone when what appears to be in-fighting breaks out among the badniks themselves! But they`re not that lucky. It appears that Commander Brutus is back, and before long, he arrives to join his badniks in a battle with the Freedom Fighters. He`s upgraded himself into a match for Sonic, and leaves the hedgehog lifeless in the rubble as his troops surround the other two…

Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Roberto Corona

Tails is flying along, minding his own business, when his tails are shot with a sticky, web-like substance during a sudden ambush. He plummets to the ground, and, deprived of his usual means of both attack and escape, it looks as though he might finally be captured; but he is able to scramble onto a supple tree and use it to catapult himself into the air, from whence he can get rid of the threat in safety and free himself at leisure. And he does.

And all on his own, and thinking for himself, too! This was the first in an extended series of regular Tails strips which looked set to have the comic permanently set out with one strip for each of the three heroes and a `Sonic`s World` adventure. And it looked promising. The secret to not outshining the star might be to wander off and get your own strip, but it appeared as though the events of `Fox on the Run` had been taken seriously into consideration, and we were seeing a more confident, more independent fox in action.

Cover: Carl Flint