“Comings & Goings”:
The countdown to the milestone 175th issue kicks off in royal style. In recent battles, Sonic and the Freedom Fighters have suffered some devastating losses… but how can they possibly withstand much more? As the King lies at death's door, Sonic, Knuckles and Tails go to the farthest reaches of the universe on a mission to save the day. Can anyone prepare them for the surprises they find there? Not to mention the new threat of diabolical tyrant Robotnik and the mysterious Shadow joining forces! Will evil rule the day, or will this new alliance simply pit Shadow and Eggman at each other's throats?! SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. ART: Tracy Yardley.
PLUS: "Island of Misfit Badniks": In a story inspired as supplemental to the new “Sonic Archives” paperback reprint series, original series writer Mike Gallagher and artist Dave Manak finally explain what happened to all of Robotnik’s old robots and Badniks… and inadvertently re-awaken some of the deadliest villains from Sonic’s early days, a mistake that may spell out Sonic's doom! SCRIPT: Mike Gallagher. ART: Dave Manak. Colossal cover by Ian Yardley & Jim Amah!