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Archie Knuckles the Echidna Issue 28 is the twenty-eighth issue of the Knuckles the Echidna comic series published by Archie Comics.

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The First Date Part Three of Three: It Could Be Love (I Should Have Known Better)

Continued from last issue... Knuckles meets up with Lara-Le for help with his date with Julie-Su. Lara-Le realizing his would ruin her surprise for Knuckles' birthday, meets with Julie-Su to discuss her plans with Knuckles. Meanwhile with the Chaotix, Charmy can't make it for the birthday. Vector is upset about the relationship between Knuckles and Julie-Su, and Mighty and Espio are trying to cheer him up. Knuckles arrives and both of them forgive each other. Locke watching the scene from a screen, receives a video call from Lara-Le who invites Locke to Knuckles' sixteenth birthday. Knuckles having second thoughts about the date is given advice by Archimedes to go ahead with it. Julie-Su and Knuckles are ready for their date, Julie-Su takes Knuckles to the common halls, where everyone surprises Knuckles for his birthday. After having a great time at the party, Knuckles takes Julie-Su on the dance floor where Julie-Su asks him out on another date. Knuckles agrees and kisses Julie-Su.

Below the Belt

  • Writer: Ken Penders
  • Pencils: Manny Galan and Andrew Pepoy (Page 3)
  • Inks: Andrew Pepoy
  • Colors: Frank Gagliardo
  • Letters: Vickie Williams
  • Editor: J. F. Gabrie

Mighty uses his strength to open the vault in the prison; Nic, Fiona and Mighty are shocked to find Ray in the vault with the treasure. In the flashback, it is revealed that when Ray, Sonic and Mighty confronted Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Ray had found the Power Stone Dr. Robotnik took, but disappeared with it. Mighty thinking that Ray was dead went berserk and destroyed Dr. Robotnik's robots. During the fight, Dr. Robotnik takes an unconscious Fiona with him in his escape ship. Back in the present, Fiona reveals that she was trapped in another prison where Dr. Robotnik made Auto-Fiona. Fiona escaped years later and worked with Nic. Ray is trapped in the vault with the Power Stone, Nic shoots the Power Stone which brings Ray out of the vault, but the Power Stone disappears. Nic is mad at Ray for losing the Power Stone, but Mighty is happy to have his friend back.

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J. F. Gabrie arrives at Knuckles' birthday party to congratulate him and express how hard it was to organize the party itself. Annoyed at his persistence, Knuckles allows Gabrie to have the last piece of cake, leaving Knuckles alone at his party.



The combined three-part image.

  • This issue's cover is the last part of a three-part image.
  • "It Could Be Love (I Should Have Known Better)" is named after "I Should Have Known Better" by the Beatles.
  • WynmacherRemington, and the swan waitress appear at Knuckles' surprise party.
  • In this issue's Sonic-Grams, Patrick Spaziante is credited for illustrating the cover in place of the actual cover artist, Manny Galan.
  • Mighty's shell is miscolored on the cover.


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