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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 118 is the one hundred eighteenth issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

Robotnik Returns

Robotnik returns? Weren't he and Snively destroyed last issue? Well, unless readers missed it, they know they downloaded themselves into new bodies. Sonic and the Freedom Fighters are ready to receive the fiends but there's an unexpected side effect: Sonic and Tails find they've reversed roles with Robotnik and Snively as they turn mecha and the villains are now human.

Heart to Heart

St John and Hershey have been cured… but can it change the decisions they’ve made that will radically change their lives forever?

Ultimate Power, Part 4

It's a literal fight to the finish as Knuckles takes on Mammoth Mogul in this climatic battle.

Featured stories

Robotnik's Return

Chapter 1

Dr. Robotnik and Snively have rebuilt new and improved metal bodies and prepare to attack Knothole. Sonic arrives on the scene with the Freedom Fighters. Sally asks Nicole to scan their new bodies to find out that they can no longer roboticize by touch. Sonic attacks Dr. Robotnik, but gets balanced back by his metallic shell. Tails attacks Snively, but with no damage. Both Sonic and Tails confront Dr. Robotnik and Snively, but are transported away. Sally, Bunnie and Antoine in shock about them transported, wondering where.

Chapter 2

The Bem alien race have taken Sonic, Tails, Dr. Robotnik and Snively to their spaceship orbiting Mobius. Ceneca-9009 scans them to discover that two of them are organic and two are not. Ceneca-9009 prepares them for an experiment; Dr. Robotnik and Snively are transformed back into flesh and Sonic and Tails are transformed into Mecha Sonic and Mecha Tails. All demanding the aliens to change them back are told by Ceneca-9009 that they must defeat their enemies in combat. The winners will be returned to their former state, while the losers will be trapped in their current transformation forever.

Chapter 3

All of them arrive in an artificial environment, with the appearance of Robotropolis. Dr. Robotnik and Snively prepare to attack Mecha Sonic and Mecha Tails in a robot, Mecha Sonic telling him he's just going to listen to the aliens. Dr. Robotnik attacks them with missiles, but Mecha Sonic and Mecha Tails survive the blow. Mecha Sonic uses one of his missiles and quickly destroys the robot. Mecha Sonic flies after Dr. Robotnik, Dr. Robotnik firing at him, but with no effect. Mecha Tails defeats Snively as Mecha Sonic goes after Dr. Robotnik. In the dark, Mecha Sonic uses his infra-red eyes to find him and captures him with a net. Mecha Sonic and Mecha Tails glad that their won celebrate. Dr. Robotnik points out that this proves that robots are the superior beings but Mecha Sonic doesn't take notice of this.


Back on Mobius, Sonic and Tails arrive back to normal in Knothole, explaining the story to the rest of the Freedom Fighters. Because of Dr. Robotnik being back to normal, Sally won't be able to track him and he would know the location of Knothole. Sonic and Tails prepare for Dr. Robotnik's next attack.

Heart to Heart

Doctor Quack congratulates Rotor for curing the Secret Service of their nanites. Geoffrey St. John and Hershey cured of the nanites are let out. Sally kisses Geoffrey and is happy to see them back. She heads out, ready to tell her mom and dad about their recovery. Hershey notices Geoffrey is sad about being back in action and ask why. Geoffrey believes that he has failed Prince Elias, which led to his running away, failed the Kingdom and failed his father. Hershey admits her attraction to Geoffrey and both share their first kiss.

Later, Geoffrey and Hershey approach King Maximillian Acorn, Alicia and Sally and request a leave. He explains that he and Hershey wish to travel the globe to search for Prince Elias and bring him back. King Acorn agrees to their proposal an they set off to find him.

Ultimate Power - Part Four

Knuckles has found out where Mammoth Mogul is holding Dimitri. Knuckles is too late and pushes his chaos powers to overdrive mode in an effort to save Dimitri. The Chaotix and Constable Remington find Dimitri still alive and Mogul disappeared. The Floating Island has been renamed Angel Island in honour of Angel-La, the wife of Edmund who was the first guardian. Lara-Le is given the news that the Chaotix have found Knuckles dead.

Off Panel

See also: Off Panel

Off Panel

Sonic and Rotor are preparing to sell Sonic's socks on eBay. Gabrie finds this disgusting but Sonic brings him to realize the value of selling more of these used items. Gabrie then goes to find his old whiskers he shaved off when he had a goatee where he is soon questioned by a police officer.


  • This issue marks the first appearance of the Bem alien race.
  • This issue holds the first and only appearance of Mecha Sonic.
  • From this issue to Sonic the Hedgehog #124, the covers are presented in a “magazine-style” artstyle.
  • The cover reads "tails" when it should be "tales."
  • This issue's Mecha Sonic is colored differently than in its earlier appearance.
  • It is never explained how Dr. Eggman and Snively's deroboticization was possible: deroboticization does not work on a robotic body that was not originally flesh and blood. It is possible, however, that the Bem's device simply converted the various parts of their bodies into organic equivalents.


Concept artwork

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