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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 1 is the second issue in the original four-part Sonic the Hedgehog miniseries published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

"Run, Sally, Run!": Princess Sally and Boomer hatch a plan to infiltrate Doctor Robotnik's lab and find out how to return all the Badniks back to normal. Sally makes a deal to meet with the evil Doctor Robotnik under the premise of making a deal to get her father back.

"Silent Running": Sonic explains a downside to his speed in this one page strip between 'Run, Sally, Run' and 'Something Fishy'

"Something Fishy": Sonic is fishing before being attacked and captured by Jaws. It is up to Tails and Boomer to save the day.

Featured Stories

Run, Sally, Run!

Synopsis

Part I

Sonic and Tails are on the move when they come across Princess Sally at the edge of the Great Forest. Sally is on edge and brushes off Sonic, telling him and Tails to leave her alone before she runs off.

Sonic returns to the secret entrance to Knothole Village where they bump into Antoine. Antoine shows Sonic a proclamation from Princess Sally stating she is meeting Dr. Robotnik to negotiate the release of her father. Sonic, Tails and Antoine think it is a trap and rush off to stop her.

When Sonic finally catches up, he sees Sally meeting a Buzzbomber. Sonic goes to attack the Buzzbomber thinking it is attacking Sally. Sally jumps in and stops him. Antoine follows suit but is also stopped by Sally.

Sally then hitches a ride on the Buzzbomber, believing she was on her way to a neutral venue to meet with Robotnik. The trio warns Sally that it is a trap, but she tells them she is willing to take the risk. Once she is out of sight, a cage pops up underground trapping Sonic, Tails, and Antoine. Later, the Buzzbomber drops Sally down into one of Robotnik's factories where he is waiting.

Sally is then, under the orders of Robotnik, dragged by two SWATbots to a Robo-Machine.

Part II

Sally is about to be thrown into the Robo-Machine by two SWATBots when Sonic breaks through the wall with a Sonic Spin, destroying the SWATbots. Sonic managed to use a Sonic Spin to release himself from their cage back at the Great Forest as well.

Sonic, despite the protests from Sally, moves her out of the way to confront Robotnik. Robotnik reaches for his Atomic ray gun, but he cannot find it. Antoine and Tails reveal they pick-pocketed it from him. The appearance of the three would-be heroes causes much alarm to Sally. Sonic then proceeds to smash the Robo-Machine to pieces before speeding off back to Knothole, pulling Tails, Antoine and Sally in one of Robotnik's wagons.

Back at Knothole when Sonic, Tails and Antoine are all celebrating their days work, Sally is seething at Boomer that her plan was foiled by the trio. Sally shows the confused Sonic her boot which has a devices that could help return all Badniks back to normal if she was put into the Robo-Machine. When hearing this, all three of the "rescuers" fell sorry for their efforts. Boomer assures them they will try again.

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Continuity

  • Sally is shown to have pink fur and black hair. This was because she was trying to wash out the toxins that had miscolored her fur after she had fallen into a chemical vat on a mission prior as told in Knuckles the Echidna #29, "My Special Friend".

Trivia

Silent Running

Synopsis

Sonic is playing baseball with Boomer. The hedgehog complains that his speed can have its downside. This downside is explained by the fact Sonic's speed can make him slide into third base before you can hear the crack of the bat.

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The Good, The Bad,...and the Muttski!!

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In this picture, the Freedom Fighters are facing against Dr. Robotnik and his Badniks. Muttski can be seen by the Freedom Fighters' side.

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Something Fishy

Synopsis

Sonic is enjoying a relaxing day of fishing when he has a catch almost instantly. Much to his dismay it seems to be one of Robotnik's Badniks, Jaws. After eating Sonic's fishing rod it dives back under and continues to chew through the dock. The dock collapses, sending Sonic into the water and down an underwater slide. Sonic proceeds to chase Jaws into a cave, but unbeknownst to him it is a trap. Sonic is caught in a net and carried to an underwater Robo-Machine. Jaws snickers that Sonic will be next.

Meanwhile, Tails and Boomer are on route to meet Sonic at the dock. When they arrive, there is no sign of Sonic or the dock. Boomer goes off back to Knothole before returning with his Bathysphere (a submarine). He launches it into the water and the two go in to save Sonic.

Back at the cave, Sonic is just about to be placed in the underwater Robo-Machine before he uses the Sonic Spin to burst out of the net and escape. Unfortunately for him, the Sonic Spin used up the last of his air and with no air bubbles in sight, he begins to drown.

Right before the Jaws attacks Sonic, the Bathysphere with Boomer and Tails inside turns up and smacks the Jaws away. Sonic is then helped with the air bubbles given off by the Bathysphere. Another Sonic Spin destroys the water-proof Robo-Machine. Jaws escapes damaged but not destroyed.

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Equal Time

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Instead of talking about how fast Sonic is, Boomer discusses very slow people in his midst, including Sid the Snail, mailmen with important letters and a congress with an anti-pollution bill.

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Ground Rule Double

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Sonic plays tennis with himself by traveling back and forth quickly to hit the ball.

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Sonic's baby photographs

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Sonic looks through an old photo album of himself, including his first crawl, his first steps, his first tricycle and graduation of kindergarten but all of them only catch him zipping by as he was too fast.

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