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Sonic the Comic #20 is the twentieth issue in the Sonic the Comic series published by Egmont Fleetway.


  • Editor: Richard Burton
  • Assistant Editor: Deborah Tate
  • Design: Clare Gillmore
  • Managing Editor: Steve MacManus
  • Publisher: Chris Power

Featured stories

Sonic the Hedgehog - "Hill Top Terror"


Sonic and Tails arrive at Hill Top Zone in the Tornado after a quick battle with some Turtloids. They have been called by the local tribesmen, led by Chief Kordon, to investigate the Mountain of Destiny, a volcano which has started releasing smoke. They believe the gods are angry, and although Sonic doesn't believe in that superstition, he agrees to check it out.

While Sonic and Tails descend into the volcano by cable-car, they are attacked by a Rexon Badnik and are sent plummeting towards the lava. Tails grabs onto Sonic but isn't strong enough to get them both to safety. It looks as though Sonic is done for, until he transforms into Super Sonic! Super Sonic destroys the Rexon, while Tails discovers a cave containing the cause of the volcano's activity: a giant machine built by Doctor Robotnik called a Seismatron. Robotnik himself appears on a video screen, saying that Sonic has fallen into another of his traps, and will die when the volcano erupts in just three seconds! Super Sonic immediately flies out of the volcano, with Tails clinging to his leg.

They escape with moments to spare, as molten lava shoots into the sky. Super Sonic is quite willing to let the Hill Top people die, and intends to kill Tails too. But Tails claims that Super Sonic simply can't do anything to stop the eruption, which the hedgehog takes as a challenge. Flying around the spout of lava at super speeds, he cools it down and sends up clouds of dust. When it clears, Sonic is back to his cool blue self. He has carved a huge statue of himself out of the cooling rock, to which he exclaims "Now these people have really got something to admire!"




  • This issue establishes that Sonic has little to no memory of his actions while he's Super Sonic.


See also

The Eternal Champions - "The Eternal Champions, Part 2"

  • Script: Michael Cook
  • Art: Brian Williamson & Steve White
  • Lettering: Tom Frame

The Eternal Champions teleport into the headquarters of Nakano Industrial, attempting to prevent the development of Bio-Key technology. Unfortunately, Nakano's military technology proves too strong, especially when some of the Champions start deviating from the plan. Shadow Yamoto, Slash, and Blade are all rendered unconscious and captured. Larcen Tyler wants to regroup at the Champions' Training Room, but RAX takes the time-travel remote and sends the remaining team elsewhere. He wants bigger guns.

Shinobi - "The Art of War, Part 2"

  • Script: Alan McKenzie
  • Art: Jon Haward
  • Lettering: Ellie de'Ville

Joe Musashi climbs up the side of the Neo Zeed Building and enters through a high window. Not only a skilled ninja, but also a master hacker, he accesses the Neo Zeed's mainframe in an attempt to locate his lover Naoko. However, the Neo Zeed's security system is very efficient, and he is quickly detected. He hurries to find Naoko before he is cornered, but runs into an armed guard in the hall.

Tails - "The Land Beyond, Part 3"


Errol Blackthorn and Tails free the missing Enchanter King Shirob from his chains, and the three of them flee from the Pit Beast. Tails stays behind to fight the Beast and let the others escape, but fortunately it knocks its head on a low ceiling and starts to cry. Shirob leads his rescuers back to the Dimension Bridge on the surface, but Errol is certain they are actually heading deeper underground, and he's proved right when they are captured by trollish warriors and Shirob transforms into Trogg!




Other features

  • Control Zone
  • Review Zone (Prizefighter, Wiz 'n' Liz, FIFA International Soccer, Sensible Soccer)
  • News Zone
  • Q Zone (Aladdin)
  • Speedlines


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