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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 63 is the sixty-third issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

Icon II - Cult Of Personality

When Sonic and Tails were forced to land in the force-field covered city of Sand Blast City, they had no idea what they had gotten into. Having to find a way to escape becomes paramount as the Sand Blast Freedom Fighters decide they are going to stay there... forever! Can our freedom-fighting duo escape Sand Blast City... especially when Sonic seems to be enjoying his stay here? Also witness the villains of the Devil's Gulag challenge the prison used to hold them.

Tales Of The Freedom Fighters - On His Majesty's Secret Service - Part III

Training begins for the recruits and Princess Sally wants some answers as to why she's being left out of the loop. And she's not going to get them either... on the orders of King Acorn himself. The mystery deepens.

Featured stories

Icon II - Cult Of Personality

The Devil's Gulag is thrown into chaos as the Fearsome Foursome, Nack the Weasel, Drago Wolf, and Sleuth "Doggy" Dawg wreak havoc while Snively watches, dumbfounded. Meanwhile, in Sand Blast City, Sonic is being treated like royalty by the citizens, oblivious to Tails' concerns about their stay in the city having delayed their pursuit of Ixis Naugus. Tails asks Sonic's servants to leave the room while they have a chat and they end up arguing about whether or not they should leave. Just outside the room, Jack Rabbit is pleased to hear that Sonic doesn't want to leave, intent on keeping him around for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, Snively is surprised when the Mobian criminals at the Gulag decide that he should be their leader, believing that he was responsible for their escape.

That night, Sonic wakes Tails, revealing that he's aware that the Sand-Blasters want to keep him in the city. He explains that he had to play along to lull them into false security. As they attempt to sneak out, Jack and several of his associates surprise them and claim that there's no way out of the town while their force field is up. Sonic tells Tails to go get the Winged Victory ready while he finds a way to deactivate the force field. Tails finds the plane covered in a tarp and begins to pick it up when a group of citizens aim their guns at him and demand that he drop it. Tails does so, covering his would-be attackers in the tarp.

Sonic runs around the city, unable to find the controls for the force field, when he realizes that it's been in his face all along—literally. Since the Sandblasters love Sonic and the force field is the one thing keeping the city safe from the wild Robians of the Great Desert, Sonic realizes that the force field controls must be located inside the giant Sonic statue in the center of the city. Sonic Spin-Dashes through the statue, destroying it and deactivating the force field.

Jack is overcome with anger and vows to destroy Sonic for what he's done when the Robians appear, waging war on the city. Sonic runs through the city, evading the Sand-Blasters and Robians, until Tails swoops on the Winged Victory and takes him aboard. Sonic and Tails watch Sand Blast City come under siege as they fly away while Snively and his criminal cohorts escape the Devil's Gulag and head for Robotropolis.

Tales Of The Freedom Fighters: Geoffrey St. John "On His Majesty's Secret Service - Part Three"

  • Writer, Inks & Colors: Ken Penders
  • Pencils: Art Mawhinney
  • Letters: Jeff Powell
  • Editor: Justin Gabrie

In Mobotropolis, an irate Sally goes looking for Geoffrey St. John, only to be stopped at the door to the armory by Lieutenant Smiley. He tells her that St. John isn't inside, but Sally asks to look for herself. Smiley tells her that she's unauthorized to enter the room. Outraged by this insubordination, she asks him where she can find Geoffrey.

The new Royal Secret Service members are training with their commander, Geoffrey St. John. Heavy is tested first, hacking into enemy hardware and pretending to be one of Robotnik's lackeys. Valdez then stealthily removes all of the facility's sensors. Faced with having to descend a steep elevator shaft, Wombat Stu pulls out a rope and uses it to help the team rappel down. Valdez knocks out the SWATbot they find down below, but the team is at a loss for how they'll take it back to their base of operations. Hershey finds a cart nearby, loads the SWATbot on it, and suggests they take the elevator back to the surface.

As the team heads back, they're stopped by Princess Sally. The princess demands answers, but Geoffrey explains that he can't reveal his objectives because he's been getting orders from her superior: King Acorn. Sally begins to ask why her father would operate above her, but Geoffrey tells her that she'll have to take that up with him. Geoffrey proudly leads his team back to base while a frustrated Sally is determined to get to the bottom of the situation.

Other features

  • Sonic Fan-Art
  • Sonic-Grams


  • Sonic's arms are incorrectly colored twice.
  • Cult of Personality is a reference to the Living Color song of Cult of Personality.


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