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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 193 is the one hundred ninety-third issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

“Otherside Part One”: Good comes face-to-face with evil… and it’s just like looking in a mirror as Sonic and the Freedom Fighters square off against their evil doppelgangers from another world! With King Scourge (the evil anti-Sonic from another dimension) and the Suppression Squad controlling Freedom HQ, Sonic and Amy are sent across time and space to Moebius… the Anti-Mobius, that is! They run into some familiar faces in this topsy-turvy world, but who is friend and who is foe? And back home, what sinister scheme is Miles hatching?

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Otherside Part One: How the Other Half Lives


Amy Rose gawks at Sonic while they are waiting for Rotor and Tails to finish the new Star Posts. Sally Acorn checks in on them and asks them if they remember the plan, which they do: Head over to Scourge's home zone and find a way to reverse his invasion and cause him any problems if possible. Sonic complains he thought this was a solo mission, to which Sally says he will need backup in a hostile zone. Rotor and Tails say the Star Posts are ready, but they do not know which part of Moebius the portal will drop the duo. Sonic and Amy then jump into the portal, and to Sonic's surprise, a decorated corridor overlooking a forest. As Amy says this dimension isn't that bad, a robot suddenly attacks the duo, and manages to subdue them both by using the spellbinder waves and riot foam built into its arms. Just then, Dr. Ivo Kintobor comes in and tells "Buns" that they are from the Prime Zone and are not their enemies. Buns then apologizes and Sonic tells Dr. Kintobor that Scourge has invaded their zone and that he and Amy have come here to find something to stop their invasion. Apologizing for this, Kintobor asks if they can continue their discussion outside in the Grand Forest.

Back on Mobius, Sally is nervously pacing, worried over the safety of her friends. NICOLE then appears in front of them saying Miles of the Suppression Squad is outside the city. Sally tells NICOLE to call Bunnie and Antoine to meet her and Tails there. NICOLE then starts to reassure Rotor, but he says he understands and that Sonic and Amy are going to need a way home. The four members of the Knothole Freedom Fighters confront Miles who reveals that he is there under the pretense of bombing their city, which he does not intend, but instead wishes to forge an alliance due to them holding a trump card in Sonic.

Meanwhile, on Moebius, Dr. Kintobor has taken the honor of introducing Amy to his world and tells him that he runs the hospital tower they came from that protects people from King Scourge's tyranny thanks to its invisible force field. After Sonic inquires about what Dr. Kintobor knows about Scouge's latest plot, he reveals that they stole his experimental Globe Posts that he needed to search for new medical techniques in other zones in order to cure Buns. Sonic notes he hasn't seen Buns around, and she reveals to be in the Omega robot they encountered earlier. She explains ever since she got NIDS, Scourge kicked her out and Dr. Kintobor has helped her stay alive. Kintobor says he built the Omega Care Unit to keep her condition from spreading. He also was not pleased with arming the robot, but at least the weapons are non-leatal. Sonic then asks if he knows of anything they could use to stop Scourge and Amy suggests he could make more robots, but he refuses saying that he named it "Omega" because it was a last resort and he won't make an army. Buns then suggests they could get to "you-know-who", but Dr. Kintobor says that she is far too dangerous. Amy then pleads with Kintobor to tell them who they are talking about, and he then tells her about Rosy the Rascal, the Anti-Amy, a crazed Mobian who stalks Scourge relentlessly.

Outside of New Mobotropolis, Miles reveals that the Suppression Squad hates Scourge more than the Freedom Fighters do. The groups want their "king" defeated after he used them as his back-up while conquering the planet and forced them to make themselves more than just the "evil twins" of the Freedom Fighters. After he took over the world, Scourge got bored and they stole Dr. Kintobor's technology to invade the Prime Zone. Tails objects to the offer, and has to be held back by Bunnie after Miles insults him. Sally agrees to the alliance after NICOLE confirms his story and Miles tells Sally his plan.

Back at Kintobor's tower, Sonic, Amy and Buns get ready to set off to Castle Acorn where Rosy is likely to be. After Kintobor attempts to delay their leave out of worry, they head out to the castle. Buns is surprised Sonic knows the way, but he explains since this is a parallel world, he just has to go the opposite way to old Castle Acorn on his world. When they reach it and get inside, a shadowy figure is seen running, and suddenly singing is heard. Buns tracks the source of the singing to the throne room and the trio rush into it and find Rosy sitting on the throne. Rosy is sad not to see Scourge and Sonic offers her to join them. Rosy explains Scourge always ignored her attacks when she was little and how she used a Magic Ring to make herself older, like Amy did. Sonic believes that there must have been some kind of side-effect. Rosy then says there was. She says that it broke her brain "allll to pieces!" so now she breaks everything else. She then takes out her mallet and attacks all three of them.


  • Amy recalls using a Power Ring to transform herself into a teenager, from Sonic the Hedgehog #79, "The Discovery - A Sonic Adventure Tie-In".







Sonic Unleashed!

In another time, another place, Super Sonic is confronting Dr. Eggman in his space station, having just decimated the doctor's entire Space Armada. Eggman pleas to Sonic, acknowledging his defeat, but the hedgehog figured out so much and walks away, telling him he would see him again during his next scheme. Eggman then presses a button and activates his machine that traps Sonic in an energy field, which slips away the Chaos Emeralds from Sonic, thus turning Sonic back to normal and sucks the power out of the Emeralds while Sonic is affected by the drained energy. Dr. Eggman then activates his cannon which splits the world apart. Eggman gloats at Sonic, but turns around, only to find Sonic undergoing a transformation into a Werehog. Dr. Eggman becomes scared and opens the gate, sending Sonic and the drained Chaos Emeralds plummeting down to the planet.

Back on the planet, Sonic has landed in a green field and wakes up, wondering just what happened and asking himself many questions. As the sun comes up and Sonic notices that he is transforming back into his regular self, Sonic is ready to go out and find Eggman for some answers...


Sonic: I though this was a solo mission.
Sally: You'll need back-up on a hostile world we know little about. Besides, Amy's been dying for more time with you.
Sonic: You're cruel.
Dr. Ivo Kintobor: This is your first time in our zone, isn't it, Ms. Rose?
Amy Rose: Yes sir, it is.
Dr. Kintobor: Then allow me to introduce you to my world. I am Dr. Ivo Kintobor. I run the hospital tower we just came from. It houses force-field generator I use to protect the Grand Forest and all the Moebians who fear King Scourge's tyranny.
Sonic: (on Rosy using a power ring) And given this zone, I'm willing to bet there was some kind of side-effect.
Rosy: Oh yes! It broke my brain allll to pieces! Shatter-shatter! SO NOW I BREAK EVERYTHING ELSE! EEE HEE HEE!!


  • This issue features the comic tie-in to the videogame Sonic Unleashed.
  • This issue mistakenly credits Patrick Spaziante with the cover art in the list of credits.
  • In the United Kingdom, "Sonic Unleashed" was printed in All About... #73.


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