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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 161 is the one hundred sixty-first issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

"Birthday Bash - Part Two": Continuing the chaos that begun last issue, Sonic the Hedgehog's fifteenth anniversary year... and his birthday party... kick into hyperdrive! An attempt to steal the Master Emerald goes wrong... Rouge the Bat's new accomplice Evil Sonic is transformed into a souped-up speed demon and identifies himself as "Scourge"... and if all that's not enough, things get even worse for Sonic as a long lost Badnik from the early days comes back with a dangerous new twist! It's a birthday full of "presents" Sonic would rather return! PLUS!: Another action-packed back up story featuring some of your favorite Sonic characters! SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. ART: Tracy Yardley. Crater-crunching cover by Spaz!

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Birthday Bash! Part Two: Birthday Boys

Synopsis

Sonic, Tails, and Shadow confront Croctobot outside Freedom HQ, and Sonic bursts out laughing at the robot, calling him the "lamest Badnik ever". Croctobot then attacks Sonic and Tails, but they swiftly dodge out of the way.

Master Emerald chamber: While Rouge marvels at Scourge's change, Locke tries to attack him, but is beaten unconscious by Scourge.

Outside Freedom HQ, Fiona is watching the battle outside when Bark and Bean walk out of Freedom HQ, When she confronts them about walking out, Bean asks her if she wants to come with them, but Fiona refuses, saying she's a Freedom Fighter now, but seems unsure as she says this.

Master Emerald chamber: Scourge is about to finish off Locke when Rouge stops him, saying that she will not work with people who kill. Scourge then goes to the Master Emerald and uses Chaos Control to go to Knothole and get revenge on Sonic.

Outside Freedom HQ: Sonic, Tails, and Shadow look out a short way to see Rouge and Scourge appear in a flash of green light. As Sonic and Scourge ready for battle, Croctobot regains consciousness and grabs Sonic, Shadow, and Scourge in his tentacles. Sonic and Scourge then call a quick truce, and the three hedgehogs immediately spin-dash Croctobot multiple times, destroying him. After the battle, Scourge suddenly attacks Sonic, and the two engage in battle. Shortly after Scourge kicked Sonic down, Shadow grabbed him to ask him a question, but Scourge throws him down, and after another brief battle, Shadow is kicked down too. Sonic then calls a temporary truce with Shadow, and the two attack Scourge. After Scourge knocks both of them down again, the other Freedom Fighters join in the battle. Scourge then flees the scene with Rouge, with Shadow in hot pursuit. Suddenly, a Warp Ring appears, and they go inside, leaving an enraged Shadow behind. Back outside the base, Sonic and the others contemplate what has happened, with Sonic saying that it was good that Freedom HQ drew all of the attacks away from the village, and he had fun fighting all the bad guys.

Meanwhile, Scourge and Rouge are brought into a temple by Dr. Finitevus, saying he needs their assistance in his plans. Scourge agrees to help after Finitevus tells him that it partly involves making Sonic and his friends miserable.

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Sonic Rush Part Two of Two

Synopsis

The raging Blaze looks upon Sonic, who doesn't recognize her. Blaze attacks Sonic with fire and the two engage in battle. During the fight, Sonic concludes she isn't working for Robotnik, as she is too powerful. Sonic leads her to a more open area while he dodges her attacks. Blaze is impressed by the "blue one's" skills and "turns up the heat". Sonic runs around Blaze, creating a vortex that puts out her fire.

Just before Blaze runs out of oxygen to breathe, Sonic stops. He offers a truce and a proper introduction. Sonic introduces himself and Blaze tells him that he is "indeed the one she has sought out." Sonic is surprised she has been looking for him and asks who she is. Blaze tells him she is the one who will haunt his dreams, just like he did to her, until she has a need for him. Before Sonic can get some answers, Blaze disappears in a flame. Sonic is worn out by the entire ordeal and smiles as he ponders Blaze's comment about haunting his dreams.

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  • When Sonic is attacking Blaze, he is erroneously depicted with only one ear.

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  • Data Files: This section features data files compiling the following characters and settings in the Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog series:

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  • On his now-defunct forum site, former writer Ken Penders released plans for storylines he had intended for the issues following his departure, which includes a story arc by the name of "All My Tomorrows..." which would have spanned both this issue and the preceding issue. This planned arc would have revolved around King Sonic returning to the past following the events of issue #144, only to find it altered greatly with no way for him to change it. In response, Sonic returns to the future only to find it changed, and the timeline still in danger. This prompts Rotor to send Nicole to the past as a last resort.[1]

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References

  1. Penders, Ken (9 February 2010). In Answer To Numerous Requests. Ken Penders Fourms. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016.

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