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IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 16 is the sixteenth issue in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing.

Official solicitation

"Infection!" Sonic's been infected with a mysterious new virus and his speed seems to be his only saving grace. Can Sonic, Tails, and Tangle beat the disease before Sonic's beat? And who will be the virus' next victims?[1]

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Tangle arrives at Tails' workshop on her bike, excited to see her friends. Once she walks in, she finds Sonic running in a giant hamster wheel connected to a machine and Tails reading the data from said machine. Tangle explains that she came over to tell them something that happened to her. Both Tails and Sonic tell Tangle to give them a minute. Tangle sits and asks if this was what Sonic and Tails did in their free time, also asking if she could try the contraption herself. After a while, Sonic believes that he cannot infect metal objects with the Metal Virus. Tails clears him on this and tells him that after he ran back from Echo Mine he drove the infection back into remission. Sonic finds joy in the fact that he beat the infection by himself. Tangle asks for an update on the matter, which Sonic provides. He explains that after the war, Dr. Eggman had lost his memory and began living in a remote village under the persona of "Mr. Tinker". Sonic decided to leave Eggman live a peaceful life until Dr. Starline had the doctor captured and apparently restored his memories. Eggman then created a liquid that infects people and turns them into zombie-like robots that Sonic calls "Zombots". After Sonic had fought a Zombot, he became infected by the virus as well.








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Sonic: We tried to keep it on the down low, but Dr. Eggman lost his memories after his last defeat. We found him living in a remote village with a new personality: Mr. Tinker. We were going to let him live out the rest of his new life in peace, but he was grabbed by some jerk named Dr. Starline. Apparently he got Eggman his groove back. Eggman's developed this gunk that turns living things into zombie-like robots. I'm calling them "Zombots." Don't roll your eyes, Tails. It sounds fine! Anyway, I tangled with a couple of zombots. Turns out their touch spreads the effect of the gunk and I got infected.


  • This issue was planned to be released on 17 April 2019, but was delayed to 8 May 2019.


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Preview pages



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #16 CVR A STANLEY. Previews World (25 January 2019). Retrieved on 25 January 2019.
  2. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #16 CVR B GRAY. Previews World (25 January 2019). Retrieved on 25 January 2019.
  3. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #16 10 COPY INCV FOURDRAINE. Previews World (25 January 2019). Retrieved on 25 January 2019.

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