Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog 041 – 050
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Sonic the Hedgehog # 041
Released: September 1996 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvey Mercadoocasio
...And One Shall Save Him!
Script: Ken Penders | Pencils: Kyle Hunter | Inker: Harvey Mercadoocasio | Colours: Barry Grossman
Sonic has just completed a raid on Robotropolis only to return home to Geoffrey St. John! But bigger interests are at hand than verbal abuse - Sally's ready to undertake the mission to rescue her father by herself with the help of Rotor's "Neutralizer". And taking Sonic and Geoffrey along for the ride, together they descend into - "The Zone Of Silence". Meanwhile the King, still without memory is seeing strange hallucinations of Sally, Sonic and Geoffrey in an apparition that then disappears, as Sally, Sonic and Geoffrey bear witness to the same fight that they had with King Acorn in Sonic 36!
Sonic the Hedgehog # 042
Released: October 1996 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvo Mercadoocasio
In Every Kingdom There Must Exist A Little Chaos
Script: Kent Taylor | Pencils: Art Mawhinney | Inker: Phil Sheehy | Colours: Barry Grossman
The beginning of The Sword Of Acorns Storyline! In the aftermath of the Death Egg Saga we find Sonic and Knuckles steadily trying to beat the snot out of each other over the Knuckles' spare emerald (Super Sonic VS Hyper Knuckles)! The power rings having failed to revive the king, and when Knuckles turns them down flat Sally decides to search for the one thing that may be the key to his revival - The Crown Of Acorns.
Knuckles' Quest - Part One
Script: Ken Penders & Kent Taylor | Pencils: Art Mawhinney | Inker: Brian Thomas | Colours: Barry Grossman
Continuing the above story, Knuckles sets off in search of the Sword of Acorns with the help of Tails to the land of Downunda where they encounter an old relation of Knuckles.
Sonic the Hedgehog # 043
Released: November 1996 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvey Mercadoocasio
Script: Ken Penders | Pencils: Manny Galan & Patrick Spaziante | Inker: Harvey Mercadoocasio | Colours: Barry Grossman
The freedom fighters try everything they can to stop the crystallisation of the King, things get so desperate that Dr. Quack suggests going into the Kings dreams to see what can be done. Naturally Sonic is the one foolhardy enough to go in, inside the King's mind Sonic finds himself reliving the zone of silence, can Sonic snap the king out of this nightmare?
Sonic the Hedgehog # 044
Released: December 1996 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvo Mercadoocasio
Black and Blue and Red All Over
Script: Ken Penders | Pencils: Manny Galan | Inker: Andrew Pepoy | Colours: Barry Grossman
Evil Sonic returns this time with a familiar looking friend in tow, this time Evil Sonic is after the most valuable rock on mobius.
Sonic the Hedgehog # 045
Released: January 1997 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Brian Thomas
Script: Angelo Decesare | Pencils: Dave Manak | Inker: Jay Oliveras | Colours: Barry Grossman
Because you the fans demanded it, the return of everybody's favourite cave-bear, Mobie! The Freedom Fighters find out Dr. Robotnik's plan to build an installation in the Mobian Jungle. It is there that Mobie makes his home. But before they can warn him, the FF are ambushed by... Guerillas or Gorillas? What do they have to do with this story?
Knuckles' Quest - Part Three: A Land of Dark, a Knight Of Virtue
Script: Ken Penders & Kent Taylor | Pencils: Ken Penders | Inker: Ken Penders & Jay Oliveras | Colours: Barry Grossman
The story started in issue 42, Knuckles Quest, continues.
Sonic the Hedgehog # 046
Released: February 1997 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvey Mercadoocasio
Countdown To Armageddon
Script: Ken Penders & Kent Taylor | Pencils: Nelson Ortega | Inker: Brian Thomas | Colours: Barry Grossman
Princess Sally takes The Freedom Fighter team out camping to reflect on recent events. What was to be some time for rest and relaxation quickly turns into heated confrontations concerning each other's loyalty! Geoffrey St. John along with the Lupe and The Wolfpack (from the animated series) make a special appearance. Don't miss this one as it sets us up for the awesome roller-coaster ride of "END GAME!" the four-part story that will lead us into Sonic's 50th anniversary issue!
Knuckles' Quest - Part Four: A Goat, a Raven, and a Swan Song
Script: Ken Penders & Kent Taylor | Pencils: Manny Galan | Inker: Brian Thomas | Colours: Barry Grossman
In the conclusion to Knuckles' Quest, Knuckles journey's into the depths of the caves of The Floating Island where he confronts Mathias Poe and Damocles the Elder! All is not what it looks to be with duo and things get worse when Knuckles is attacked by a giant Golem!
Sonic the Hedgehog # 047
Released: March 1997 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvey Mercadoocasio
Taking The Fall
Script: Ken Penders | Pencils: Art Mawhinney | Inker: Pam Eklund | Colours: Barry Grossman
Whatever you do, do not miss SONIC #47! "End Game," the four-part series within a series, begins the roller-coaster ride into SONIC'S 50th anniversary issue. The King of Acorns is healthy once more and wants to finish off the war against Robotnik once and for all. He will stop at nothing to regain the kingdom! The stakes are higher than they've ever been before. Before this issue is over, nothing will ever be the same again!
Sonic the Hedgehog # 048
Released: April 1997 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvey Mercadoocasio
Sonic The Fugitive
Script: Ken Penders & Kent Taylor | Pencils: Manny Galan | Inker: Pam Eklund | Colours: Karl Bollers
Life in Knothole will never be the same! With our hero being framed for the loss of his greatest love, Sonic must brave against all odds; battle against friend and enemy alike to clear his good name and to find the one responsible! How will he do it?
Sonic the Hedgehog # 049
Released: May 1997 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvey Mercadoocasio
Escape To The Floating Island
Script: Mike Gallagher & Ken Penders | Pencils: Sam Maxwell | Inker: Pam Eklund | Colours: Karl Bollers
ROBOTNIK IN KNOTHOLE! What will happen next is anybody's guess! The stakes between Robotnik and the Freedom Fighters reaches a fever-pitch. The now-healthy King Acorn loses his daughter in an attack on Robotropolis, and Sonic is arrested as the culprit responsible. Sonic escapes to clear his name. The King orders none other than Geoffrey St. John to track him down. That's when things get nasty.
Sonic the Hedgehog # 050
Released: June 1997 | Cover: Patrick Spaziante & Harvey Mercadoocasio
The Big Goodbye
Script: Ken Penders, Mike Gallagher, Karl Bollers, & Kent Taylor | Pencils: Patrick Spaziante, Manny Galan, Nelson Ortega, Sam Maxwell, Dave Manak, Ken Penders, Art Mawhinney, & Scott Shaw (pin-up) | Inker: Andrew Pepoy, Brian Thomas, Pam Eklund, Harvey Mercadoocasio, Jim Amash, Rich Koslowski, & Ken Penders | Colours: Karl Bollers
This is a definite Collector's Item! Which is why it's fitting that it should be called "The Big Goodbye!" The ultimate conclusion to the ultimate storyline in Sonic mythos. Who will Knuckles help: Sonic or St. John? Will Knothole Village be enslaved forever? How will the rest of The Freedom Fighters deal with current events? What is Robotnik's next move? Expect all this and more. This special issue sports a gold ink, computer-rendered, computer-enhanced cover and hosts/features almost every single Sonic creator- writers, artists, you name it- who EVER worked on Sonic- in one jam- packed issue. Also, learn the beginnings of Dr. Robotnik. Plus: Witness the coolest fight scene showdown you've been waiting for ever in the history of Sonic... Sonic Vs. Robotnik, once and for all the marbles. Last, but not least, there's a special surprise at the end that will leave you breathless!
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