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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 141 is the one hundred forty-first issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

Return to Angel Island (Part 4 of 4): Ultimate Hero

The thrilling conclusion to this turbulent tale could spell the final conclusion for our heroes. Will the combined might of Sonic, Knuckles and the Chaotix be enough to end the tyranny of Dr. Robotnik and keep their lives from hanging in the balance?

Mobius: 25 Years Later - Scenario

King Sonic and The Guardian Knuckles must work with Rotor and Cobar to create a plan of action to correct the time anomaly that threatens the future as they know it. Can they possibly stop what was set in motion years ago?

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Return to Angel Island - Part Four: Ultimate Hero

Synopsis

Using Dr. Robotnik's technology, Hunter is teleporting the echidnas to the Egg Grapes while on his search for the Master Emerald. Hunter uses a Warp Ring to travel to the Emerald Altar, while Sonic, Knuckles, the Chaotix, Locke, Lien-Da and the Dark Legion are stuck at the Dingo headquarters. Succeeding in getting rid of General Kage and the Dingoes, Lien-Da is upset with Locke as they have left the city defenseless. Sonic and Knuckles return to the Hidden Palace before Hunter does any damage.

Meanwhile, Hunter has arrived through the Warp Ring, taking Doctor Finitevus, Saffron, Lara-Le, Remington and Wynmacher by surprise. Archimedes tells Saffron, Wynmacher and Lara-Le to get to safety while he and the others face Hunter. Trying to be the hero, Remington attacks Hunter, but is teleported to the Egg Grapes. Everyone thinks that Remington is dead and feel helpless against Hunter, until Sonic and Knuckles arrive on the scene. Hunter uses a Spring that launches Sonic back and forth. Knuckles prepares to attack, but gets hurt by the Master Emerald.

Lien-Da and the Chaotix return to the Hidden Palace with Locke, only to be overrun by Dingoes. Lien-Da gets into an argument with Julie-Su about their location being compromised. Charmy and Julie-Su make their way to the Hidden Palace to find Knuckles and to make sure Saffron is safe.

Knuckles' eyes begin to glow pink; he becomes overpowered by the Master Emerald and transforms into Super Knuckles. Julie-Su, Charmy and the others are confused. Super Knuckles attacks Hunter and flings him far away into the ocean. Terrified by Super Knuckles, the Dingo armies flee and the echidnas praise Knuckles as the Avatar. Lien-Da tries to stop them, but to no avail. Knuckles has regained his Chaos powers from being exposed to the Master Emerald.

Dr. Robotnik sends them a message that the Egg Pawns are approaching to destroy the palace, so the echidnas and the Master Emerald have to evacuate. Knuckles and Lien-Da have lost the conflict, with Remington and Dr Finitevus being casualties. Sonic and the Chaotix head back to Knothole Village. Mad at Knuckles for abandoning his guardian duties, Locke leaves with the intention of stopping Dr. Robotnik, who has kidnapped Remington and several other echidnas and is using their energies in the Egg Grapes to power his city.

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  • A banner can be seen in the Hidden Palace Zone reading "The Avatar will save us S3:K" which seems to refer to Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.
  • The panels on Page 9 where Knuckles transforms into Hyper Knuckles were inspired directly by Elpizo's first transformation via the Dark Elf. This was because Mega Man Zero 2 had just been released at the time the issue was being storyboarded, and Jonathan Gray thought Elpizo's transformation would have been cool to use for Knuckles. Gray later admitted that drawing such artwork ran the risk of entering a lawsuit with Capcom.[2]
  • Hyper Knuckles is referred to as "Super Knuckles" in this story, despite earlier issues solely referring to him as "Hyper Knuckles". According to artist Jon Gray, the term "Hyper Knuckles" was originally meant to be used in this story, but it was changed to "Super Knuckles" at the last minute for an unknown reason.[2]

Mobius 25 years later: Scenario

Synopsis

Sonic and Knuckles meet up with Rotor and Cobar for a discussion. Something is breaking the space/time continuum. Sonic is to blame for this on three occasions in the past: when he accessed the Cosmic Interstate with his other forms (Sonic the Hedgehog #11); when Dr. Robotnik activated the Ultimate Annihilator while engaged in a battle with him (Sonic the Hedgehog #50); and when Sonic detonated the Quantum Dial. Lien-Da overhears the conversation and wants to be part of Cobar's and Rotor's plan.

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Off Panel

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Off Panel

Knuckles tells the editor that, since he shows up in Mobius: 25 Years Later, he has nothing to fear. The editor suggests that the story could be "an imaginary tale from a dream sequence set in a parallel universe of another dimension." Mighty asks Knuckles if he's ready to "live dangerously," but Knuckles is worried about getting a good life insurance policy.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ARCHIE COMICS NEWSLETTER #36 OCTOBER, 2004. Archie Comics. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jon Gray on Deviantart. Deviantart (22 May 2013). Retrieved on 12 December 2021. "Jon Gray: Haha! I almost got in trouble over this page. It's come up a few times online so I may as well have some place to talk about it here. As I was drawing this story, Megaman Zero 2 was fresh on store shelves. I remember seeing the Elpizo transformation sequence and thinking to myself -- "OH MAN! This would look great if something like this is how Knuckles transformed into Super Knuckles" (The original script was going to give him his correct Sega name, but it was decided last minute to change it back to the old incorrect one)! Anyway I copied it shot for shot replacing Elpizo's feet and hands with Knuckles as an homage of sorts wondering if people would get the reference, but I copied it a bit TOO closely. It's a minor niggle in the grand scheme of things but I probably should have put an "After" or something. Ah well. Live and learn."

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