Issue 68 is the sixty-eighth edition of Sonic the Comic. Released on the 23rd of December 1995 at the price of £1.20, the issue contains four original stories (one of them new) as well as several features and a Spiker Badnik pin-up by Ferran Rodriguez.



Sonic the Hedgehog

The Return of Chaotix is a 6-part story by Nigel Kitching, Richard Elson and Ellie de Ville. Sonic, Porker Lewis and the Chaotix Crew have discovered that the Miracle Planet is under Metallix rule and Sonic is keen to go up and sort this. On the way, Sonic discovers that Porker is actually a Porker Metallix and a tough battle is eventually ended by using the Link-Rings to punch Metallix clear. On the planet, they find the real Porker but the Brotherhood of Metallix have since turned Mobius into Planet Metallix.

Decap Attack

Monster of the Year is a 3-part story written and drawn by Kitching, with letters from Tom Frame. Chuck D. Head is busy destroying his competitors for an award onstage, finally using Head to end them. As the winner is about to be announced, Chuck and Head part ways. However, the skull wins the Golden Fang award and becomes a celebrity. Chuck attempts to become friends with him again, but the monster is shown out of Castle Frank N. Stein.

Knuckles the Echidna

The Homecoming is a 4-part story written by Kitching, drawn by Nigel Dobbyn and lettered by Elitta Fell. The Floating Island has crash-landed on a Mobian mountain and the Mushroom Hill Zone is torn apart. With very little Master Emerald power left, Knuckles is forced to battle Doctor Zachary but evens things up by beheading his Guardian Robot. With no protection, Zachary is thrown into the sky when a tremor hits. Knuckles then uses the powered-up robot head as a temporary Master Emerald.

Amy Rose

Snow Business is a complete story written by Lew Stringer, drawn by Carl Flint, coloured by Fell and lettered by Frame. The Freedom Fighters are enjoying New Year on the Ice Cap Zone and Sonic evades a mistletoe kiss by proposing a race. As the others race away, Amy is forced to battle a Snownik, tricking it into sliding off the edge of a cliff. When Sonic returns to help, Amy ambushes him with the mistletoe.


In this issue's Control Zone, Megadroid makes a New Year's resolution not to listen to the Humes and introduces the goodies inside. A look back at 1995 shows Sonic's successes in Knuckles' Chaotix and Sonic Drift 2. The Sega Charts show that Ground Zero Texas and Star Trek: Generations to still be top of the Mega-CD and Game Gear charts respectively. Mortal Kombat 3 is a new entry champion for the Mega Drive and Robocop vs Terminator moves to the top of the Master System pile.

The Review Zone is covered by Neil Bryant, awarding Pete Sampras '96 90% and Micro Machines '96 a massive 98%. The Graphic Zone is the "Jobsworth" zone this week, with Sonic and friends embarking on new careers and earning the artists a pack of Crayola Overwriters. Finally, Speedlines features letters from a Boomer frustrated by STC's tardiness, family arguments about pin-up placement and a free gift from Issue 63. All letters published received a Highgrove Sonic Stationary set in return.



The previous issue of Sonic the Comic was Issue 67. The next is Issue 69.

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