- This miniseries takes place between Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 20 — Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 21
Deadliest of the Species - Part One
- Writer: Mike Kanterovich and Ken Penders
- Pencils: Art Mawhinney
- Inks: Rich Koslowski
- Colors: Barry Grossman
- Letters: Bill Yoshida
- Editor: Scott Fulop
- Managing Editor: Victor Gorelick
- Editor-in-chief: Richard Goldwater
- Special thanks to: Jennifer Hunn, Cynthia Wilkes and Bob Harris of SEGA
A group of SWATbots swarm around Princess Sally and Geoffrey St. John. They get into a firefight with the 'bots, but Geoffrey quickly runs out of bolts for his crossbow. Sally mentions that his poor planning reminds her of someone else she knows and throws a grenade into the crowd of SWATbots. They escape Robotropolis and Sally decides to take him back to meet the rest of her crew.
In the forest, Hamlin, Arlo, Penelope, and Dylan are waiting for the princess. Penelope wonders how Sally intends to train them by making them wait around just as Geoffrey sneaks up on the group and starts a fight with Hamlin. Sally breaks them up, explaining that they're on the same side. She introduces Geoffrey to the group and they break for sleep. Hamlin tells Geoffrey that he doesn't trust him, but he doesn't seem to care.
The next morning, Sally outlines the group's plan to knock out the energy substations that supply power to Robotropolis' defense system. She tells them that she successfully destroyed the first one the previous night when she met St. John. They still need to shut down two more. Hamlin objects to St. John joining them, but Sally explains his experience in the Royal Secret Service is invaluable to them and he can learn from him. The group soon finds the substation at the edge of the Great Forest. Fireballs shoot out at the team, leading Sally to infiltrate the base head-on by throwing a bomb into the bunker. After Sally unlocks the access panel, the team goes inside. Sally uses Nicole to set the building's security system to self-destruct.
As they are about to leave, they hear something approaching. Orb-Bots come through a door and fire lasers at them. Geoffrey asks if Sally has more grenades, but she says she used her last one. As he scoffs at Sally being under-equipt, Sally manages to trip one with a wire from a panel. Hamlin is about to be squashed from the Orb-Bot, but Geoffrey grabs in just in time. With the self-destruct about to go off, they run from the building with a Orb-Bot on their tail. They run to a cliff-side, where Orb Bot falls to it's demise. Despite the victory, Geoffrey and Hamlin start arguing again. Sally points out to Hamlin that Geoffrey just saved his life and if he can't trust him after that, "You might as well not trust me, either!"
That night, Geoffrey leaves camp, making sure to check on Sally in her tent before he leaves. Far from the camp, he uses his wrist watch to create a mysterious portal. On the other side, he enters a large building and makes his way down the stairs. There, he finds Sally, unconscious inside a giant metal container. He taps on the glass and tells her "Soon, m'luv… soon!"
- Arlo Armadillo (First appearance)
- Badnik Horde
- SWATbot (multiple)
- Dylan Porcupine (First appearance)
- Doctor Robotnik (Mentioned)
- Hamlin (First appearance)
- Knothole Freedom Fighters
- Orb-Bot (multiple) (First appearance)
- Penelope Platypus (First appearance)
- Rebel Underground
- Sally and Geoffrey are still fighting the SWATbots from Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Deadliest of the Species - Prologue".
- Sally Art: A page with three pieces of fan art featuring Sally Acorn send into Archie Comics.
- Sonic the Hedgehog Back Issue Offer: A comic subscription page for subscribing to:
- 6 to 12 future issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series.
- Archie Sonic the Hedgehog In Your Face!
- All four issues of the Sonic the Hedgehog miniseries (issue 1 and issue 3 are sold out).
- All three issues of the Princess Sally miniseries.
- Issue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series.
- Comic Orders: A page for ordering the comics.
- Archie Sonic the Hedgehog In Your Face!
- Archie's Vacation Special #2
- Cheryl Blossom Special #1
- Archie's Super Teens #2
- Sally-Grams: A "Sally version" of Sonic-Grams that includes:
- This issue's original title page was shown in Sonic the Hedgehog #20's Sonic-Grams section, before being remade to its present image.
- at Sonic Retro