This group exists primarily within the Sonic the Comic continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

The circus caravan and the Tornado, from Sonic the Comic #80. Art by Richard Elson.

Bob Beaky's Travelling Circus is a group that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. It is a troupe of circus performers led by Bob Beaky, the alter ego of Sonic the Hedgehog. The group is, in fact, a front for the Freedom Fighters in order to travel without arousing the suspicion of the Troopers. They travel around Mobius in a gypsy-style wooden caravan, which contains their freedom fighting equipment (including the Kintobor Computer). They pull their biplane along behind them, underneath a tarpaulin.

Each member of the Freedom Fighters takes on a distinct disguise and role within the circus:

  • Sonic, as Bob Beaky, is the ringleader, showman and face of the group.
  • Tails is a clown.
  • Amy is a crossbow marksman in an impalement act. She wears a turban. Her "living target" is usually Porker Lewis.[1]
  • Johnny Lightfoot is the circus strongman, complete with leopard-print leotard and ridiculous black moustache.[2]


After their previous, secret underground base was discovered by Doctor Robotnik, the Freedom Fighters were forced to evacuate.[3] They moved into a caravan and took on the disguise of a circus troupe, which they used to avoid detection by Trooper patrols and pass road-blocks with little difficulty.[2]

The caravan was eventually destroyed by Super Sonic.[4]


  1. Sonic the Comic #43, "Badniks Bridge, Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Comic #38, "Robotnik's Revenge, Part 2"
  3. Sonic the Comic #37, "Robotnik's Revenge, Part 1"
  4. Sonic the Comic #80, "Running Wild, Part 2"
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