Sonic The Comic #86

Release Sep 17, 1996
Writer Nigel Kitching
Lineart Richard Elson

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“Heroes & Villains – Part Three”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson

Just as Super Sonic closes in to destroy Sonic, the Chaotix Crew appear through the Omni-viewer! Sidewinder sets his minions on them.

While Lightmare reveals her powers to Charmy (a magic box which forces her enemies to think they’re living their worst nightmare), Sonic tells has an idea to beat Super Sonic. He takes on his evil counterpart whilst Chaotix battle Sidewinder’s gang and manages to force Super Sonic into the Omni-viewer, instructing it to send Super Sonic to another dimension – but Omni refuses to do this as he knows Super Sonic would destroy no matter what dimension he was in.

Instead, the Omni-viewer freezes time inside himself to trap Super Sonic in stasis, whilst Sidewinder escapes in the commotion.

“Village of the Damned – Part Three”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Nigel Dobbyn

Knuckles demands an explanation from the traitorous girl – who tells him that the legends foretold he must die at their hand or else she will be sacrificed instead! He destroys the source of Mesmer's control over the villagers, and as Knuckles begins questioning, the landlord of the Tavern shows himself to be Robotnik!

“Trooper Trouble – Part Two”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Carl Flint

Restrained on an aircraft, Tails tries to break their cuffs by force. Clive uses his technical knowledge to cut the power – but accidentally cuts off the power to the whole craft! Tails flies Clive out of the craft and beats the troopers on the way down. Clive promises to give the villagers their money back, and in return Tails tells everyone how Clive helped him defeat the troopers, so that they’ll stop picking on him.

Stringer's Tails stories increasingly held a strong sense of didacticism – made all the more obvious by the use of a character who had only recently been shown to have any sort of maturity at all suddenly knowing better than just about everyone he came across one minute, and not being able to grasp a similar concept the next.

“Future Shock – Part One”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Roberto Corona
It's a typical day in the badnik-bashing office for the gang until they meet an elderly blue hedgehog beats them to it then claims to be Sonic from fifty years in the future! When Sonic still doesn’t believe him, they find a doctor capable of sampling their DNA – and it turns out that the cell samples from the two hedgehogs are identical…

Cover: Nigel Kitching