- "The Last Minute, Part Two"! As the Metal Virus spreads faster and faster, it's getting harder for the Restoration to keep up... good thing they've got Amy Rose keeping relief efforts organized! Just as long as nothing happens to the Restoration base, everything will be... Oh... That might be a problem. The second of three simultaneous adventures! Can Amy keep the Restoration and refugees from the Metal Virus safe? Someone's trying to let Zombots in... but who?! Don't miss the Halloween variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine!
The Last Minute, Part Two
In Restoration HQ, Amy reviews the status of the Restoration's allies; Sonic is running around getting data for Tails and should be near Barricade Town; Tails is doing research in Central while Tangle and Whisper help with evacuation there; Silver is handling a Zombot outbreak in Ice Paradise on his own; Vector and Espio are reportedly coming back to the HQ with refugees from Pine Grove Village; Rouge is still missing in action. As Amy continues to look at the monitor, she realizes that she is talking to herself too much. Soon, Cream comes into the office with tea and cookies prepared. A weary Amy asks Cream how she does it, leaving the young rabbit to reply that she learned the recipe from her mother, who learned it from her mother and states that she would be happy to teach it to Amy. Amy corrects herself saying that she was asking about how Cream manages to stay upbeat and sunny. Cream says that it is not easy for her as she still cannot sleep well due to what happened to Cheese and Chocola. She sees how her mother and the refugees are just as scared and their fear spreads like the Metal Virus. Due to this, Cream has taken it upon herself to be as brave as Cheese was and put on a smile to share with everyone else. Cream adds that she can do this because of Amy because she is a hero, an adventurer and she never gives up. She believes she and Sonic will find a way to save everyone, meaning there was no point for her to be sad when she knows things will be okay in the end. Wiping away tears from her eyes, Amy hugs Cream and tells her that she is her hero as well. As Amy begins to eat her cookies, she gets a video call from Tails.
- Cheese (Mentioned)
- Chocola (Mentioned)
- Cream the Rabbit
- Rouge the Bat (Mentioned)
- Silver the Hedgehog (Mentioned)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Mentioned)
- Vanilla the Rabbit (Mentioned)
- Barricade Town (Mentioned)
- Central City (Mentioned)
- Ice Paradise (Mentioned)
- Pine Grove Village (Mentioned)
- Restoration HQ
- The events of this issue occur simultaneously with Sonic the Hedgehog #21 and Sonic the Hedgehog #23.
- Cream recalls Cheese and Chocola becoming Zombots in Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims".
- The map seen on the monitor in Restoration HQ may be loosely based on the world map from Sonic Forces.
- While Sonic's icon seen on the monitor in Restoration HQ is based on his original sprite for the 1-Up item, Tails, Silver, Vector, Espio and Rouge have their icons based on their flags from the Mario & Sonic series.
- Cover RI references a number of things.
- Sonic is dressed up as the Werehog.
- Knuckles' outift may be based on artwork that was posted for Halloween 2017 on the official Sonic the Hedgehog social media.
- Shadow's outfit is based on Vampire Shadow from Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, which was loosely based on Halloween Shadow from Sonic Runners.
- Rouge and Metal Sonic possess their Halloween outfits that Yuji Uekawa had originally designed for Sonic Channel Halloween wallpapers in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
- Amy's outfit appears to be based on Gothic Amy from Sonic Runners.
- Omega's outfit is based on Halloween Omega from Sonic Runners.
- Silver is dressed up as NiGHTS, the protagonist from the eponymous game series.
- Cheese can be seen wearing a bag over its head which is a customizable outfit for Chao in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2.
- Dr. Eggman's outfit is loosely based on his concept artwork for the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
- The symbol used for the logo of the Shadow the Hedgehog video game can be seen on Shadow's trick or treat pumpkin bag.
- Amy and Cream's trick or treat pumpkin bag is designed after a Boo.
- The trick or treat bags that Tails can be seen carrying are designed after a Hero Chao and a Dark Chao.
- The Eggman Empire decal can be seen on Dr. Eggman's sack.
- The bats in the night sky appear to be Batbrains.
- The characters appear to be in Pumpkin Hill.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #22 CVR A JAMPOLE. Previews World (26 July 2019). Retrieved on 26 July 2019.
- ↑ SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #22 CVR B SKELLY. Previews World (26 July 2019). Retrieved on 26 July 2019.
- ↑ SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #22 10 COPY INCV FOURDRAINE. Previews World (26 July 2019). Retrieved on 26 July 2019.