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The Rocky Desert Zone is a location that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. It is a Zone of Mobius that resembles a rocky desert, as its name suggests.
It was the site of a battle between Sonic the Hedgehog and Shortfuse the Cybernik, after the latter had been brainwashed by Doctor Robotnik. It seemed as though neither would win, until Tekno the Canary arrived and removed the control disk that Robotnik's Badniks had placed on Shortfuse, freeing him of Robotnik's control. Shortfuse and Sonic then parted as friends once again.