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Issue 61 is the sixty-first edition of Sonic the Comic. Released on the 16th of September 1995 at the price of £1.20, the issue contains four original stories and several features.

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Sonic the Hedgehog[]

The Brotherhood of Metallix is a 4-part story written by Nigel Kitching with art from Richard Elson and lettering by Ellie de Ville. The Freedom Fighters are on their way to the Miracle Planet to destroy the Brotherhood of Metallix, despite interruption from Doctor Robotnik. Their arrival doesn't go unnoticed an a Metallix is sent into the caves after them. It proves a tough challenge but it is eventually defeated and Sonic comes up with a new plan as the Emperor Metallix inflicts the fully-charged Alpha Device on the planet.

Ecco the Dolphin[]

Return of Ecco the Dolphin is a 6-part story by Alan McKenzie, Steve White and Elitta Fell. To retrieve the Black Pearl, Ecco must fight "Many-Fins for it. The giant squid proves a strong opponent, blinding Ecco with its ink before fleeing. Ecco tracks it down and rams it into giving the pearl back, but the gem's radioactive properties make Ecco severely ill.

Knuckles and Tails[]

The Revenge of Trogg is a 6-part story set in the Nameless Zone. Written and drawn by Kitching, with lettering by Fell, the story sees Knuckles and Tails arrive in the Land Beyond, closely followed by Errol Blackthorn's sister, Morain. The three heroes are quickly thrown into a battle against goblins and, although they start well, are eventually forced to surrender. Meanwhile, Trogg prepares to turn the Enchanter Kings into monsters like him.

Sonic's World[]

The Seven Badniks is a 4-part story written by Mark Eyles, drawn by Mike Hadley, coloured by John M Burns and lettered by Steve Potter. B.A.R.F. take the beaten Green Hill Zone Badniks to the Miracle Planet, but it has been taken over by the Freedom Fighters. When the Palmtree Panic Zone Badniks can't be convinced to return home, Cam comes up with a plan to create new Badniks from the Green Hill remains.

Features[]

Megadroid begins the Control Zone by getting excited for the UKCAC and upcoming free gift of a Marsupilami comic. Afterwards, he goes over the strips and features in the issue before revealing the winner of a Sonic & Knuckles denim jacket. The Sega Charts show new leaders almost across the board; Theme Park and Mickey Mania move up to top the Mega Drive and Mega-CD charts, whilst Mickey Mouse re-enters the Master System chart in first place but Micro Machines remains the Game Gear leader.

This issue's Graphic Zone may as well be a Pixel Zone, as the selected pictures were all drawn using a computer, winning the artists a pack of Crayola Overwriters. "Talent Show!" is a special feature advertising the upcoming UKCAC by providing caricatures of STC artists and writers that will be there.

The Q Zone is a general one from David Gibbon, providing tips for Earthworm Jim, Jelly Boy, Sonic & Knuckles (all MD) and the Earthworm Jim Special Edition (MCD). The Photo Zone contains pictures of Boomers dressed as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, winning them a Sega Sonic & Knuckles disposable camera each. Finally, Speedlines features letters about the logistics within Issue 57 and a region-locked Mega Drive.

Staff[]

Timeline[]

The previous issue of Sonic the Comic was Issue 60. The next is Issue 62.

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