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Archie Sonic Universe Issue 95 was the intended ninety fifth issue in the Sonic Universe comic series published by Archie Comics. It was cancelled on 19 April 2017.[1]

Official solicitation

It’s SONIC’s SUPER TEAM, the "FREEDOM FIGHTERS": They’ve been Sonic’s closest friends in the comics for years! Now it’s their time to shine! Antoine takes the stage, traveling to his homeland to find some closure to his past. But he and Sonic find a new foe in the empty halls of Castle D’Coolette, and the beginning of a mystical new adventure! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Team Blast” variant by Lamar Wells!

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Due to the cancellation of this issue, pivotal information, such as names and dialogue, are unknown. However, page scans have given a taste of what was to come.

At Castle D'Coolette, Sonic and Antoine are brawling against Cortez. Cortez uses his unorthodox-looking sword to subdue Antoine, slamming him down to the bottom room level. After receiving this attack, Antoine reminisces about earlier and how this battle began. Earlier that day, Sonic and Antoine had arrived at the location, only to find anything relating to Antoine (such as grass sculptures and a painting) have been vandalized. Enraged, Antoine brags into a room decorated with Eggman Empire propaganda. Behind them, Cortez brings attention to the two heroes, likely the culprit behind this vandalism. Both Sonic and Antoine charge at Cortez, which is where Antoine's recollection ends.

Antoine gets up and finds a sword in a case, with a letter that he reads, inspiring him to use the sword (along with a makeshift "cape" that was wrapped around him from a banner that ripped as he fell on the bottom floor). Antoine uses the sword's newfound power and ultimately subdues Cortez. Antoine spares Cortez, forcing him to leave instead of finishing him off, an offer that Cortez takes. Sonic and Antoine then leave the premises, with Antoine taking the sword and keeping his new look as they go.





Concept artwork

Cover artwork


Interior page artwork



  1. Sega on Twitter. Twitter (19 July 2017). Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved on 20 July 2017.