Sonic News Network

Know something we don't about Sonic? Don't hesitate in signing up today! It's fast, free, and easy, and you will get a wealth of new abilities, and it also hides your IP address from public view. We are in need of content, and everyone has something to contribute!

If you have an account, please log in.


Sonic News Network
Sonic News Network
IDW Publishing logo.svg
This character exists primarily or exclusively within the IDW Publishing continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

The Buzz Bomber is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a mass-produced, bee-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


The Buzz Bombers resemble mechanical mud daubers. Their heads, spherical thoraxes, and abdomens are all purple, and they have black stribes around their abdomens. They also possess a bendable bar between their thoraxes and abdomens, yellow and black-striped antennae, gray mandibles, long pink wings, and gray rocket engines on both sides of their thoraxes.



The Deadly Six controlling a Buzz Bomber, from Sonic the Hedgehog #20.

At some point in the past, Dr. Eggman took many Buzz Bombers to the Lost Hex for "The Lost World Project". They were soon taken over by the Deadly Six after Sonic the Hedgehog unwillingly freed them. Regardless, Sonic soon put a stop to their evil deeds, relinquishing their control of the Buzz Bombers.[1] Later, after Sonic thwarted Eggman in their last encounter, the doctor disappeared while his Buzz Bombers and the rest of his Badnik army remained. Without a leader however, the Buzz Bombers were directionless and no longer a unified threat.[2] Even so, they would still randomly attack anyone they came across[3] (although such incidents were more accidental than aggression-based[2]).


Eventually, the Buzz Bombers came under the control of Neo Metal Sonic, who made them and their fellow Badniks more cohesive.[2][4]

A Buzz Bomber battleship, from Sonic the Hedgehog #4.

Soon after, a giant Buzz Bomber battleship arrived at Spiral Hill Village, where it deployed a nearly endless stream of Badniks to attack the village with. Eventually, Sonic the Hedgehog arrived to help defend the village. With the aid of Tangle and Blaze the Cat, who was also at the site to help the village, Sonic successfully boarded the giant Badnik and trashed it from the inside, which caused it to fall from the sky. Before the Buzz Bomber battleship could land on Spiral Hill Village however, Blaze diverted its crash-course with a beam of fire, causing it to land in the empty outskirts of the village.[5]

Tangle & Whisper

Several regular and two battleship variants of the Buzz Bomber were provided to Mimic by Dr. Eggman (who had recently regained his memories) so that he could attack Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf at the former Diamond Cutters' base. One Buzz Bomber battleship was shot down by Whisper, which forced it to crash into the other Buzz Bomber battleship and fall into the Clove Sea. The other regular-sized Buzz Bombers attacked Whisper but were soon defeated.[6]

Test Run!

A group of Buzz Bombers would later guard an Eggman facility on the coast where Eggman was testing out his Quasi-Badniks.[7]

Imposter Syndrome and Trial by Fire

When Dr. Starline took over the Eggman Empire, he sent out an override code that brought Badniks all over the world under his control, including the Buzz Bombers. While the Buzz Bombers in Eggperial City would escort Starline to his new seat of power in the city, the remainder of them would make their way towards Eggperial City upon Starline's command, eventually arriving in said city in droves.[8] While the Buzz Bombers on route would ignore the people they met along the way however, they eventually began attacking Sonic, Tails, and Belle not too far from Eggperial City when they tried to stop Motobud. However, they abandoned their attack after Belle cut Motobud's power, and continued their march towards Eggperial City.[9]

Battle for the Empire

Buzz Bombers and other Badniks surrounding Sonic, Tails, and Belle, from Sonic the Hedgehog #50.

After Dr. Eggman regained control over his Badniks, the doctor had the Buzz Bombers and other Badniks in Eggperial City surround Sonic, Tails, and Belle.[10]


Basically, the Buzz Bombers are mindless and silent drones programmed to follow their leader's every command. As such, when left without a leader to follow, they become directionless and only able to cause harm by accident. Under a guiding force however, they are cold and merciless machines who carry out their commands without question.[2][5]

Powers and abilities

Thanks to their wings, the Buzz Bombers are capable of flight.[5] They are also equipped with stingers that can fire laser shots at their targets.[6]


Battleship variant

The battleship variant of the Buzz Bombers are dropship-based Buzz Bombers used for carrying Badnik soldiers and cargo. Each of these robots are about the size of a small town, but their design is overwise the same as the lesser Buzz Bomber model.[5]

Thanks to its massive wings, this giant variant of Buzz Bomber is capable of flight. It also is able to store a large number of smaller Badnik soldiers and Motobug tanks inside of it. Its offensive capabilities are unknown, however.[5]





See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #1, "Fallout, Part 1"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout, Part 2"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Meet the New Boss"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Sonic the Hedgehog #4, "Fallout, Part 4"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #4, "Ambush"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #38, "Test Run, Part 2"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #4, story one
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog #49, "Wound Up"
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog #50, "Battle for the Empire"

External links