Sonic The Comic #87

Release Oct 1, 1996
Writer Nigel Kitching
Lineart Richard Elson

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“Mister Shifter”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Richard Elson
Sonic sits contemplating about being stuck in New Tek City and how the others might be when he hears someone screaming. It turns out to be from a girl whose about to get shot by a gangster called Mister Shifter. Sonic manages to catch the bullet in mid-air and fights with the current villain, but it turns out this creature is made from a material that’s too soft for Sonic to even hit! However Sonic works out a way by using his speed to stretch out Mister Shifter so far he can’t fight back. The girl he saved vanishes before saying thank you and turns out to be a spy waiting to inform Robotnik that the Special Zone isn’t ready for an invasion yet, as well as who she bumped into during her time there.

“The Good, the Bad and the Echidna – Part One”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Nigel Dobbyn
On the way back home Knuckles passes through a desert and unfortunately gets caught up in a stampede. Luckily two guys riding pterodactyls were around looking for a friend of theirs who was also in the accident and manage to find him, unluckily all three of them think it was Knuckles that started the stampede to sabotage them and knock him unconscious before taking him to a nearby city…

“Easy Target”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Carl Flint
Tails helps out a Unicorn called Forelock who’s being attacked by a group of badniks and in return gets granted one wish. Of course he wishes for Mobius to be free of Robotnik so Forelock transports him to a room above a parade that Robotnik is celebrating, gives him a gun and tells him if he shoots then all of Mobius will be free. Ultimately Tails decides that doing that would be wrong and Forelock sends him back telling him he made the right choice and what he just saw was an illusion. Before disappearing he tells Tails that one day his wish would come true.

“Future Shock – Part Two”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Roberto Corona
Even though the tests show the older hedgehog is Sonic from the future the present day blue blur won’t accept it, but decides to hear his story after Amy and Tails convince him to. The older Sonic reveals that while he was fighting Robotnik a decision he made caused Amy, Johnny, Shortfuse and Tails to be killed in battle leaving him unresisting when the troopers came to arrest him. He spent years in a prison cell grieving over the loss of his friends while Robotnik ruled Mobius. One day he managed to escape and returned here to fix his mistakes. When Amy asks how he got back the older Sonic simply replied that he wasn’t sure but thought an increase in speed caused him to break the time barrier. Sonic still doesn’t believe him but the others decide to go along with him to destroy the weapon that kills them before its been completed. During the mission Amy starts to have her doubts and turns out to be right when older Sonic leads them right to Robotnik!

Cover Art: Carl Flint