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Issue 65 is the sixty-fifth edition of Sonic the Comic. Released on the 11th November 1995 at the price of £1.20, the issue contains four original stories (one of them new), as well as several features, a free gift of Fruit Pastilles and a Coconuts Badnik pin-up by Ferran Rodriguez.

Contents

Strips

Sonic the Hedgehog

Project Brutus is a 4-part story by Lew Stringer, Richard Elson and Ellie de Ville. The [[Freedom Fighters] have been captured by Commander Brutus and are being paraded through the streets of the Pleasant Zone. After receiving a dressing down from Doctor Robotnik, Brutus is distracted when Amy Rose steals a gun and shoots him. She tries to break the chains binding them and eventually they make their way across a broken bridge. Brutus shows he can fly, stressing Sonic enough to turn into Super Sonic.

Ecco the Dolphin

Return of the Ecco the Dolphin is a 6-part story written by Alan McKenzie with art from Steve White and lettering by Tom Frame. Ecco is standed on The Vortex's homeworld. With advice from The Asterite, the dolphin entices the aliens and destroys one before stealing their ship. By activating the vortex, he is able to return to Planet Earth. Now that all the marine creatures are safe, The Asterite returns to its own world.

Knuckles the Echidna

The Homecoming is a 4-part adevnture by Nigel Kitching, Nigel Dobbyn and Elitta Fell. Fresh from his previous adventure and a hard day in the Emerald Chamber, Knuckles is ready for his rest but is forced to visit Megopolis City when the alarm sounds. A robot is digging through rubble and isn't happy to see Knuckles. After a couple of failed attacks, Knuckles knocks the visitor into the ground and is shocked to see that its target was Doctor Zachary, another echidna.

Sonic's World

Cybernik Strikes Back is a 5-part story written by Stringer, drawn by Carl Flint, coloured by John M Burns and lettered by Steve Potter. Metamorphia has arrived to defeat Shortfuse the Cybernik and, after adopting a number of forms, she eventually knocks him right next to his own exploding bomb. As Metamorphia takes Tekno the Canary back to Citadel Robotnik, Shortfuse is pushed to the bottom of the sea by debris.

Features

Megadroid presents the Control Zone, introducing this issue's strips and features before looking forward to Christmas. An early present is that Sega have presented STC with a prize related to merchandise. The winner of a 32X competition from Issue 58 is announced, with the character displayed correctly identified as Mighty the Armadillo. FIFA Soccer 95 moves to the top of the Mega Drive chart in the Sega Charts, whilst its Mega-CD counterpart remains top. Asterix & The Secret Mission is the new Master system leader and Strider 2 hasn't moved from the Game Gear throne.

This issue's Graphic Zone is themed "Greasers", with several STC characters pictured riding motorcycles (or even being one). Artistic Boomers won a pack of Crayola Overwriters. Part 2 of a Road Rash 3 special is presented by David Gibbon in the Q Zone, giving help when choosing bikes, weapons and upgrades.

Megadroid mans Speedlines, answering letters from a young African Boomer, an idea for a new fighting game and an artistic reader created models from eggshells and pipe cleaners. All pictures and letters in Speedlines won a Highgrove Sonic Stationary set.

Staff

Timeline

The previous issue of Sonic the Comic was Issue 64. The next is Issue 66.

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