Sonic The Hedgehog #56

Release Jan 4, 2023
Writer Evan Stanley
Interior Art Evan Stanley
Cover Art

Official Solicitation

SURGE VS. SONIC round two! Surge is more powerful than ever, but with each move, her power becomes more and more erratic. She’s out of control and only a certain blue guy can turn the tides…

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  • Story & Art: Evan Stanley
  • Colors: Reggie Graham
  • Letters: Shawn Lee
  • Editors: Riley Farmer, David Mariotte
  • Special thanks to: Mai Kiyotaki, Michael Cisneros, Sandra Jo, Sonic Team, and everyone at Sega for their invaluable assistance


In Egg Base Sigma, Sonic, Metal Sonic and Tails continue their fight against Surge and Kit. Kit attempts to strike Sonic from the air only for Tails to intervene and utilize his tails to dispel the attack. While he won't fight Kit, Tails won't let him hurt Sonic either. Kit silently retreats with Tails pleading for the fennec to talk to him. Surge is about to strike Sonic with the Pink Spikes, but Metal Sonic comes in from the side and kicks her away. She complains about the fight not being fair, Sonic shrugging it off and telling Metal Sonic to keep up the pressure.

Surge takes notice of Eggman sneaking away and escapes the brawl to attack him, dodging a kick from Sonic in the process. Metal Sonic flies in to defend Eggman, but Surge reveals that her attack on the doctor was a fake-out, grabbing his leg and slamming him against Sonic. Sonic is sent into a tube with enough force to cause it to crack. Metal Sonic activates the Black Shield with Surge's arm still inside. Eggman boasts that it's what she gets for underestimating his creation, but the tenrec utilizes the Dynamo Cage to drain Metal Sonic of his power and causes him to deactivate.

Surge turns her attention to Sonic and charges towards him with the Rocket Color Power. Sonic escapes in the nick of time, which causes Surge to collide into the tube he was standing behind. Water bursts out of it and nearby tubes, damaging the room, blocking off the exit and flooding the first floor. Eggman pulls Sonic out from the water just before Surge can electrocute it and calls his 'sense of self-preservation' embarrassing. He notes that the Dynamo Cage will overload with how Surge has been using it and tells Sonic to keep her busy, telling him not to lose before he can repair Metal Sonic.

Sonic attempts to reason with Surge, who is simultaneously glowing with the Green Hover and Pink Spikes Color Powers and says that he thinks they got off on the wrong foot. Surge says he's right, only to tell him her foot should have been on his throat. Tails apologizes to a fleeing Kit for what Starline did, but points out how none of this is justified. He reminds Kit that Surge is hurting other people and herself, assuming Kit knows that it isn't okay. The fennec remains dead silent before dropping his guard. Tails thanks Kit, reassuring him that Sonic will fix the mess they're in.

Surge is now glowing with every Color Power she's stolen from the Wisps as she assaults Sonic. He points out how what happened to them was seriously heinous, but Surge doesn't listen because it doesn't make anything better nor does it make them friends. Sonic calls back to how numerous of his friends have fought against him in the past before turning good as he deflects a laser with a glass panel. Surge denies this, saying she doesn't want his pity or his friendship. She wants him gone. Sonic questions Surge's motives because Starline's not around to make her do anything while she attempts to strike him with Blue Cubes, which Sonic uses as platforms.

He tells Surge that freedom is right in front of her, waiting for her to take it. With an upset expression, she replies that she can't. She deactivates the Blue Cubes Sonic was using as ground as he plummets into the water. Tails attempts to save him, only for Surge to electrocute the water, shocking Sonic and telling him that he doesn't get it. She claims that she was built to live in his shadow and that as long as he is alive, there will never be freedom for her. The Dynamo Cage is overloaded with its wisps holders shattered in the process, releasing the Wisps that she stole and causing her to fall unconscious once more. Sonic takes a deep breath before looking weakly towards the unconscious Surge.

Tails worriedly flies down to Sonic, who jokingly remarks that the puddle he fell in was gnarly in an attempt to lighten the mood. Eggman reveals that he has returned with a fixed Metal Sonic and orders him to grab the damaged Dynamo Cage and the tenrec. Tails calls him a cheater while Sonic reminds him that wasn't the deal. Eggman brushes this off, claiming that they wouldn't have held up their end of the bargain as Metal Sonic goes into strike. He's suddenly knocked aside by a torrent of water, which was controlled by Kit. He wraps up Eggman and Metal Sonic in hydro coils as Eggman tells him to stay out of the situation. Sonic thanks Kit and calls him a lifesaver, but Kit bounds Sonic and Tails too, saying he didn't do it for them.

He claims that he's seen what's going on before, lumping Sonic with the likes of Eggman and Starline off of the claim that none of them need the duo, they just want them to prove that their way is right. Kit tears apart the room in an attempt to bury everyone in it, along with their past before ascending upwards. Sonic, Tails, Eggman and Metal Sonic all begin to escape. A rock hits Tails on the head and briefly disorients him, forcing Sonic to platform up falling rocks with the fox in tow. He grabs ahold of a window bar, a recovered Tails firmly grabbing ahold of it and they both lifted up. Sonic and Tails are temporarily left to contemplate what just happened.

Tails notes how he can't see Eggman and suggests that he might have been buried alive, only for Eggman to kick up a metallic piece and prove his well-being dispute his and Metal’s lower chance of survival. Eggman orders Metal Sonic to call to the Eggperial City, claiming what just happened was a waste of time. He notices that Sonic and Tails are standing behind him and suggests they keep the truce going in slight fear. Sonic angrily glares at Eggman before accepting that they'll walk off without further conflict, noting they have to return the wisps anyway.



  • Dr. Eggman
  • Dr. Starline (mentioned)
  • Kitsunami the Fennec
  • Metal Sonic
  • Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Surge the Tenrec

Races and species

  • Wisps
    • Blue Wisp
    • Cyan Wisp
    • Green Wisp
    • Orange Wisp
    • Pink Wisp


  • Sonic's dimension
    • Sonic's world
      • Eggperial City (mentioned)
      • Starline Base Sigma


  • Dynamo Cage
  • Hydro Pack


  • Black Shield

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