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Issue 50 is the fiftieth edition of Sonic the Comic. Released on the 15th April 1995 at the price of £1.15, the issue contains four original stories and several features, as well as a free gift of S.T.C. G.A.S. tattoos and a Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails pin-up.

Contents

Strips

Sonic the Hedgehog

Count Down to Disaster is a 2-part story by Nigel Kitching, Richard Elson and Ellie de Ville. The Master Emerald has been stolen by the Metallix Mark 2, so Sonic and Knuckles the Echidna have to follow him to the Sky Sanctuary Zone. The robot powers up and knocks out Knuckles, but Sonic does the same, turning into Super Sonic. The crazed hedgehog wrecks the Metallix and lays into Knuckles, but the situation gets even worse as the Zone begins to fall apart and something massive has launched...

Shinobi

Power of the Elements is a 7-part story written by Alan McKenzie, drawn by Jon Haward and lettered by Tom Frame. Joe Musashi and the Roofworlders have begun a battle with the Four Elements and the Yakuza. The former Neo Zeed ninjas get the upper hand, easily getting the better of Musashi. Kotomi-sensei swings things in their favour by injuring Fire, whilst Joe eventually knocks Earth to the street below.

Tails

Zonerunner & The Big Freeze is a 4-part story written by Mark Eyles, with art by Roberto Corona and Brian Williamson, letters from Steve Potter. Sab has Sol Furic at gunpoint, but she relents with help from Tails and explains what happened to The Flock. The trio head to Nutzan Bolt's Ice Castle, but the robot quickly defeats the sheep, allowing him to get revenge on Tails.

Captain Plunder

Captain Plunder & His Sky Pirates! is a 4-part story by Kitching and Elitta Fell. Plunder is escaping Highview Corrective Centre with help from Simpson the Cat, whilst Filch and the Sky Pirates are breaking in to find him. With help from a handy light bulb, Simpson finds the correct way out of the facility but have no idea that they almost bumped into Plunder's crew. Back in the Mystic Cave Zone, Filch reveals that the pirates were imprisoned, so Plunder vows to form a new crew and keep the booty to himself.

Features

Thanks to a Hume Error, this issue's Control Zone is exactly the same as last issue's. David Gibbon kicks off the Review Zone by awarding NBA Jam Tournament Edition 91%. Jenny Fromer gives Beavis & Butt-Head 83% for being too short. The Graphic Zone is Easter-themed, with Sonic and friends enjoying some chocolate eggs. Printed pictures won Boomers a badge.

Gibbon presents a Q&A special on Sonic & Knuckles in this issue's Q Zone, providing various tips, cheats and even a couple of walkthroughs. Speedlines sees Megadroid answer letters on the Data Strip, the "Sega Activator" and the Valentine's card from Issue 45. Boomers who got their letters and pictures in Speedlines won a Tomy Sonic the Hedgehog Water Fun Game.

Staff

Timeline

The previous issue of Sonic the Comic was Issue 49. The next is Issue 51.

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