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Release Apr 4, 2018
Writer Ian Flynn
Interior Art Tracy Yardley!
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SONIC'S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman's latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it's a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he'll have some help from his best friend: Tails!

Note: This has been released early at WonderCon on March 23, 2018

Contents

  • 1 Fallout, Part 1
    • 1.1 Synopsis
    • 1.2 Appearances
    • 1.3 Continuity
    • 1.4 Trivia

Fallout, Part 1[]

  • Written by: Ian Flynn
  • Pencils by: Tracy Yardley
  • Inks by: Jim Amash & Bob Smith
  • Colors by: Matt Herms
  • Letters by: Corey Breen
  • Edited by: Joe Hughes & David Mariotte
  • Published by: Greg Goldstein
  • Special thanks to: Anoulay Tsai, Mai Kiyotaki, Aaron Webber, Michael Cisneros, Sandra Jo, and everyone at Sega for their invaluable assistance

Synopsis[]

The issue begins with an introduction to the series: it explains that for years, Sonic the Hedgehog has been battling the forces of Dr. Eggman. Every time the mad doctor has attacked, Sonic has showed up and thwarted his schemes, then relaxed until Eggman makes his next move. After their last battle, however, Dr. Eggman had vanished, but his robot army has not.

Sonic preparing to save Vista View under attack.

Back in the present, Sonic sees Vista View under attack by Badniks, whom the locals are trying to fight off, which prompts Sonic to head in and see if they need a hand. Inside the town, a resident armed with a Cube Wispon tells the others to get to their storm bunker. The resident nervously tries to take a stand against the invading Egg Pawns but is easily knocked down. Before the Egg Pawns can get him though, Sonic shows up and takes the Egg Pawns out. Helping the resident back on his feet, Sonic gives him back his Wispon and tells him to swing it at the robots next time, adding that he knew somebody who put it to good use. Sonic then takes off in a hurry to rescue the rest of the town, advising the resident to hide indoors. Soon after, Sonic stumbles upon the Vista View's militia and tells them that Badniks are coming from the north and to go help the resident he just helped. Caught off-guard, the militia nonetheless agrees. Meanwhile, some Moto Bugs are about to get a pair of townspeople who are struggling to open the shelter. Fortunately, Sonic takes out the Moto Bugs, then winks and strikes a cool pose in front of the townspeople before taking off again. Calming down, the townspeople are left star-struck by Sonic's coolness.

Next, Sonic comes across a Super Badnik: an Egg Hammer. Not rattled in the slightest, Sonic forces the Egg Hammer back with some Spin Attacks. As he gloats at the Egg Hammer to goad it into attacking him, however, he notices that he is surrounded by three more Egg Hammers. The Egg Hammers take a unified whack at Sonic. However, Sonic soon after emerges from a manhole, smugly revealing that he used the underground system before the Egg Hammers could hit him. Sonic then runs away while the Egg Hammers chase him. Before one can hit him with its hammer, Tails swoops in and pulls Sonic away. Landing on a building, Sonic thanks Tails for the save and informs him of Vista View's status. He reveals that he has taken care of the small-fry Badniks and that the town militia can handle the rest. However, the Egg Hammers still pose a threat. Sonic and Tails thus decide to destroy them together and use the Rolling Combo to split an Egg Hammer in half. The both of them continue their collaboration from there and manage to take down two more Egg Hammers. Exhausted, Tails thinks this would be easier if Knuckles was with them, but Sonic assures him that they are doing fine.

Sonic destroys the last Egg Hammer.

Tails quickly notices that the rest of the Badniks are making a run for it. Not willing to risk letting them attack other towns, Sonic tells Tails to cut the Badniks off while he handles the remaining Super Badnik. With Tails on task, Sonic turns his attention to the remaining Egg Hammer. Smashing its head, Sonic lands gracefully on the ground while the Egg Hammer lands on its own hammer. Sonic then yells to Tails to hurry up, as the Badniks were almost out. In response, Tails casually closes the town gate, causing the remaining Badniks from crash into the closing gate, destroying them. Joining up with Tails again, Sonic casually applauds and praises Tails, which the fox cub humbly accepts.

As the duo take a breather, Tails comments that the Badnik attack was much more coordinated than anything else they have seen lately. He begins explaining that after they beat Eggman and his forces, they broke the Eggman Empire's control over their world. This meant that while the Badnik army remained, they were now directionless and no longer a united threat, and any attack from them seemed more accidental than aggression-based. Today, however, the Badniks acted more like an organized army, which makes Tails deduce that something is making Eggman's army more cohesive. Getting the point, Sonic wonders if it means Eggman is back, but Tails does not think that is the case: after his last defeat, Eggman would undoubtedly make sure Sonic and co. knew he was back, as he always does that.

Whatever the case might be, Sonic decides to keep doing what he is doing, which means traveling around and smashing any Badnik he sees, as they are posing a threat whether they are organized or not. Tails nervously notes that someone could be controlling the Badniks, but Sonic thinks it just makes things more fun. Seeing that Sonic is not going to change his mind, Tails tells him to be careful while expressing his worry over the thought of losing Sonic if he gets caught off-guard again. Noticing this, Sonic cheers Tails up and promises to be careful. Sonic then offers Tails to come along with him if he is so worried. Tails is initially eager to come along, just like in the old days, but upon taking a look around and seeing the town in ruins and the people in despair, Tails notes that there are too many Badnik gangs on the lose and that Sonic will be able to handle them faster on his own. Tails thus decides to stay and help the locals rebuild the Vista View. Sonic comments on Tails' decision by calling him a class act and states that they will bash robots again some other time, to which Tails agrees.

Sonic being spied on by a Flapper.

Taking his leave, Sonic runs out of town. Unbeknownst to him, however, a Flapper is surveying from a distance. Meanwhile, somewhere else, in an Eggman-themed base, an unseen figure is watching the Flapper's surveillance of Sonic. Unsurprised that Sonic has survived his first trial, the figure orders the next battalion to attack the nearest town in order to draw Sonic in. The figure also orders his troops to make sure that the Resistance knows of Sonic's latest success, as they want to crush both Sonic and Amy Rose in one strike...

Appearances[]

Characters:

  • Avatar (mentioned)
  • Badniks (first appearance)
    • Egg Pawn (multiple) (first appearance)
    • Flapper (first appearance)
    • Moto Bug (multiple) (first appearance)
    • Super Badniks (first appearance)
      • Egg Hammer (x4) (first appearance)
  • Dr. Eggman (mentioned)
  • Neo Metal Sonic (Voice)
  • Resistance (mentioned)
    • Amy Rose (first appearance)
    • Knuckles the Echidna (mentioned)
    • Miles "Tails" Prower (first appearance)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (first appearance)

Locations:

  • Sonic's dimension (first appearance)
    • Sonic's world (first appearance)
      • Green Hill (first appearance) (flashback)
      • Eggman Empire Fortress (first appearance) (flashback)
      • Vista View (first appearance)

Items:

  • Wispons (first appearance)
    • Cube Wispon (first appearance)

Vehicles:

  • Death Egg Robot (first appearance) (flashback)
  • Egg Dragoon (first appearance) (flashback)
  • Egg Emperor (first appearance) (flashback)
  • Egg Viper (first appearance) (flashback)

Misc.:

  • Boost (first appearance)
  • Eggman Empire (first appearance)
  • Homing Attack (first appearance)
  • Spin Attack (first appearance)
  • Rolling Combo (first appearance)

Continuity[]

  • Sonic and Tails save a village. Amy would bring this up in Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout, Part 2".
  • Tails suspects that something is controlling the Badnik gangs. This would be brought up by Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout, Part 2".
  • Sonic begins traveling around, battling rogue Badnik gangs. This would continue for several issues.
  • Dr. Eggman is revealed to have gone missing after his defeat in Sonic Forces.
  • Sonic and Tails get separated after saving a town together. Sonic would recall this in Sonic the Hedgehog #13, "Calling Card".

Trivia[]

  • Several allusions to events in previous Sonic the Hedgehog games are presented in this issue:
    • The first page shows flashbacks to four different occasions in which Sonic battled a notable Eggman mech from various games. This includes the Egg Viper (Sonic Adventure), the Egg Emperor (Sonic Heroes), the Egg Dragoon (Sonic Generations) and the Death Egg Robot (Sonic Forces).
      • As stated by Ian Flynn on Twitter, there was originally going to be a flashback featuring Infinite. However, due to him being off limits by Sega, this was cut from the final comic.
    • Sonic tells the resident that was fighting with a Cube Wispon that he knew someone that was able to wield the weapon proficiently. This refers to the Avatar who debuted in Sonic Forces and was able to use an assortment of Wispons.
    • All the militia members featured are based on species available for Avatar creation in Sonic Forces.
    • The gloves and shoes worn by the town's militia are the standard uniform pieces worn by the Resistance's soldiers in Sonic Forces.
    • Tails' comment about Eggman not returning without so much as an "angry vlog" may be in reference to Sonic Heroes, where he (or rather, Neo Metal Sonic) informed Team Sonic of his plan with a holographic letter.
    • Tails displays a genuine fear that Sonic might get caught off guard or become seriously hurt. This may be a nod how Sonic was long assumed to have been killed near the beginning of Sonic Forces, a belief that Tails found hard to deal with.
  • Tails says that they could have dealt with the Egg Hammers faster if Knuckles was with them. This is in reference to Sonic Heroes, where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles faced the Badniks for the first time together.
    • It could also be a nod to Knuckles being a Power Type character in the game, with that particular formation being the only one able to destroy the armored robots.
  • A comparison between the two panels.

    The pose assumed by Sonic after destroying the last Egg Hammer is similar to the one that appeared in Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog #200 after he defeated the Egg Tarantula.
    • Both issues were penciled by Yardley.

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