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#80

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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 80 is the eightieth issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

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If Wishes Were Acorns

Amy Rose uses the "Ring of Acorns" to make herself older (like her Dreamcast counterpart). Accompanying Sonic and the Freedom Fighters to the "Hidden City of the Ancients". It is a journey of discovery that will lead the heroes to the startling new world depicted in Dreamcast's Sonic Adventure game!

Land Fall

In the second story: Knuckles really has his hands full as he has to deal with the damage caused during the last issue by the wretched Robotnik and his horrid horde of Shadowbots, after having descended upon the Floating Island. It's all part of Robotnik's quest to find "Perfect Chaos" - a hibernating dragon-like monster made of living water. In order to revive it, Robotnik needs a major power source. Having his evil eyes set on the Floating Island's "Master Emerald" - he ends up destroying a portion of the Chaos Chamber and its surrounding land mass to get it!

Swallowing Trouble

Also in the issue: an introduction to Dreamcast's new star, Big The Cat!

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If Wishes Were Acorns

Synopsis

Elias and the Knothole Freedom Fighters rush into the Royal Reliquary and find a teenage Amy Rose inside. Amy explains that she grabbed the Ring of Acorns and wished to be older so she could go to the City of the Ancients with the rest of her friends. Sonic tells Amy that being older does not make one more mature and they do not know if the wish will suddenly wear off, but Nate Morgan suggests they take Amy along so he can study the Ring of Acorns' effects. Amy wonders if the ring can grant more wishes, but Elias sadly states that the ring is out of power.

Before heading out on their mission, Sonic and Sally take some time to say their goodbyes. Sally speaks to her mother, still in cryostasis, and writes a message of love on her stasis chamber. Meanwhile, Sonic's mother and father promise that they will be safe while he is away. Sonic gives them a hug and runs off, passing by a slightly enamored Mina Mongoose.

Nate is telling the Freedom Fighters that the Hidden City is populated with ancient overlanders when Sonic arrives. Sonic and Tails board their new, Super Emerald powered bi-plane, the Tornado, while the others take flight in the Freedom Fighter Special. As the heroes fly away, King Maximillian Acorn comforts his son and supposes that the queen would need more than a magic wish to become well. Elias silently agrees, vowing to do anything to save his mother's life.

The Freedom FIghters soon arrive at a massive mountain with an airplane crashed along its side. Nate explains to everyone that he believes the plane was meant to transport the ancient overlanders around the first Days of Fury. They make their way through the narrow passageway into the mountain, where they find themselves in the presence of a metropolis: the Hidden City of the Ancients.

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Land Fall

Synopsis

Knuckles meets with his father, Spectre and Thunderhawk in Haven. Just then, Constable Remington calls Haven and sends them a video of the attack on Echidnaopolis. Knuckles recognizes the leader as Dr. Robotnik and assumes he was after the Master Emerald. Thunderhawk explains that the Brotherhood should either focus on restoring the Floating Island or retaliating against Robotnik. Further analyzing the video recordings, the group realizes that Robotnik has headed to the Mysterious Cat Country to retrieve the shards of the Master Emerald.

Knuckles blames their situation on the rest of the group, arguing that Robotnik would not have been able to attack if they had helped Princess G`Sally fight him. The former Guardians argue and Knuckles leaves, hoping that Robotnik will know how to fix the Master Emerald. Meanwhile, Vector, Mighty and Julie-Su examine the massive hole in the island leading to the destroyed Chaos Chamber. The group is surprised to hear Espio shouting in the distance and race to the island's shore. There, they find a group of strange cat people restraining their friend.

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Swallowing Trouble

  • Writer & Inks: Ken Penders
  • Pencils: Jim Valentino
  • Colors: Frank Gagliardo
  • Letters: Vickie Williams
  • Editor: J. F. Gabrie

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In the Mysterious Cat Country, BIg the Cat and Froggy sleep soundly under the stars. A rumbling sound stirs Froggy, and the frog hops its way over to a strange puddle of water. He licks up a bit of the water and suddenly grows a tail. Big wakes up and is surprised to see that his friend has changed.

A lone robot appears before them and snatches Froggy. Big tries to fight back, but the robot easily knocks him into a tree. When Big regains his senses, he finds that the robot has disappeared. Determined to find his friend, Big sets off in search of Froggy.

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Off Panel

See also: Off Panel

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Off Panel

Dr. Robotnik warps into the Off Panel universe and plans to conquer it. Sonic warns him not to be so sure of himself, explaining that in this world the editor is prominent. Just then, Justin Freddy Mendez-Gabrie smacks Robotnik with an extendable punching glove.

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Big: No one takes my buddy if they know what's good for them! Since that bucket of bolts probably doesn't know any better -- I guess I'll have to show him what's what!

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References

  1. Ken Penders on Twitter. Twitter (18 February 2020). Retrieved on 18 February 2020. "Ken Penders: Little known fact: the KNUCKLES segments featured in SONIC issues 79 through 84 were originally intended to be published in KNUCKLES issues 33 through 35, and would’ve marked the debut of Stephen Butler as regular artist for the series."

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