Sonic The Comic #96

Release Jan 26, 1997
Writer Lew Stringer
Lineart Andy Pritchett

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“Hero Hour”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Andy Pritchett
As Sonic tries to stop a bank robber the local citizens get in his way and claim they have their own heroes to stop criminals. These heroes are called the Zed Monkeys and turn out to be all talk, letting the robber get away because of their Hero Hour (An hour dedicated to posing and flexing their muscles). During this hour the majority of the city’s crimes take place as there’s no one to stop the criminals, so Sonic heads to the Zed Monkey’s school to find out whose idea this was. It turns out that the Zed Monkey’s leader Professor Zed was actually their arch enemy Madmeano in disguise and was using Hero Hour to help his fellow villains. After his arrest the Zed Monkeys replace Hero Hour with Agony Hour and Sonic leaves them deciding this is a hopeless case.

“Roots – Part Three”
Writer: Nigel Kitching
Artist: Nigel Dobbyn
Even after the destruction of the elder tree Omen and his gorillas continue to fight over powering Ebony. The Fauna threaten to erase flesh creatures from Mobius but Knuckles reasons with them and convinces them to stop. To thank them the trees beat Omen and his gang warning them never to come back again, so the protest has been won.

“Furtual Reality”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Roberto Corona
Tails gets a message that his fans want to meet him at Casino Night Zone but when he arrives the Mobians waiting try to blast him out of the sky with lasers! It turns out that the headsets the Mobians are wearing makes them see Tails as a badnik and they all think they’re playing a virtual reality game given to them by Max Gamble, the Zone’s ruler. Though the joke’s on Max when they see him as a badnik too and try to blast him apart. After it’s all over some of the Mobians ask Tails for his autograph making him feel better about the trip after all.

“Mock the Doc”
Writer: Lew Stringer
Artist: Nigel Dobbyn
Robotnik’s annual TV announcements are interrupted by a new show called “Mock the Doc”, where Mobians compete to see who can do the funniest impression of Dr. Robotnik. The real Robotnik is not very happy about this and sends Troopers over to the station to put a stop to it, but because everyone is dressed up as Robotnik the Troopers get confused about who to obey and blast each other to bits. The contestants and host of the show manage to escape before Robotnik can sort them out himself.