Sonic The Comic #83

Release Aug 16, 1996
Writer Lew Stringer
Lineart Roberto Corona

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“Bubble Trouble”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Roberto Corona

Whilst Sonic and Tails respond to a distress call in the Labyrinth Zone, badniks knock Sonic into the water. Of course, since he can`t swim, he tries to find air bubbles; but when he does, it becomes clear that the whole situation is a trap, leaving him caught in a giant – but shrinking! – bubble. He bursts the bubble with badnik debris and climbs back onto dry land just in time to help Tails, who`s been overwhelmed by the badnik forces. Robotnik vows to make his future traps worse…

“Troubled Waters – Part Two”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Nigel Dobbyn

Knuckles defeats Captain Claw and the Octo-Naught by causing some highly convenient sea stacks to crush it. But since Knuckles` boat has been destroyed, he`s reduced to loading his chest of documents onto the wreckage, and forcing the Captain to row it towards the nearest shore.

“The Mystery Villian”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Mike Hadley

Tails is suddenly attacked by a stranger who seems to know him well and hold a serious grudge. After besting her during their chase, he finds out that it is actually Metamorphis, who, robbed of her shape-changing powers as a punishment for her failure to catch Sonic, is out for revenge against any of the Freedom Fighters that she can find, in order to prove her worth. Tails comforts her, telling her that she is better off away from Robotnik, and she suddenly undergoes one final, unexpected metamorphosis. Transformed into a young girl, she will be unrecognisable to Robotnik, giving her an opportunity to start a new life.

Tails doing what he does best: being kind and reasonable. This is most likely an unexpected, and certainly a highly sentimental ending to the story of Metamorphia, but that`s probably its charm.

Cover: Carl Flint