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Archie Sonic Universe Issue 96 was the intended ninety sixth issue in the Sonic Universe comic series published by Archie Comics. It was cancelled on 19 April 2017.[1]

Official solicitation

BUNNIE gets ready for a NEW VENTURE in “Freedom Fighters” Part Two! Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and in this case, evil too! Bunnie is summoned to Blaze’s world in a desperate attempt to repel the invasion of a new, sinister force! Featuring cover art by jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “Freedom Fighters Forever” variant by the excellent Evan Stanley!

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Freedom Fighters Part Two


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.

Bunnie D'Coolette is transported to the Sol Zone by Marine the Raccoon via the Jeweled Scepter in an attempt to help Blaze the Cat fight against a mysterious creature nearby. Bunnie makes it to the battlefield, where Blaze and a member of the Coconut Crew are in the middle of a brawl against a creature known as Null. Null manages to absorb a member of the Coconut Crew before forming into Null's true state. Bunnie and Blaze fight against the creature, with Bunnie absorbing Null's dark matter before she manages to eliminate the mysterious creature. Blaze is able to cure Bunnie of the dark matter Null gave to Bunnie. After the fight, Blaze and Marine send Bunnie back home.





  • The regular cover was purposefully designed as a homage to the box artwork of Sonic Rush, with cover-art colorist Matt Herms stating he also attempted to authentically re-construct Yuji Uekawa's coloring style.[2]
    • Additionally, Bunnie showcases a similar pose Sonic made on the cover box artwork.
  • The official solicitation makes reference to the Sonic Rush Adventure song, "A New Venture".


Concept artwork

Cover artwork


Interior page artwork



  1. Sega on Twitter. Twitter (19 July 2017). Retrieved on 20 July 2017.
  2. Matt Herms (23 December 2016). Bunnie Uekawa Style (Sonic Universe 96 Cover). Retrieved on 11 January 2017.
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