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Issue 80 is the eightieth edition of Sonic the Comic. Released on the 12th June 1996 at the price of £1.20, the issue contains four original stories (three of them new) and several features, as well as a Mighty the Armadillo pin-up.

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Strips

Sonic the Hedgehog

Running Wild is a 3-part story by Nigel Kitching, Richard Elson and Ellie de Ville. Sonic is on the Floating Island to pay a visit to Porker Lewis, but the social call goes wrong when the hedgehog falls into the Chaos Emeralds' shaft and turns into Super Sonic. His first thought is to return to Mobius and destroy Amy Rose.

Chaotix

The Fundamental Four is a 2-part story written and drawn by Nigel Dobbyn, with co-scripting by Kitching, colours by Steve White and lettering by Elitta Fell. Chaotix are enjoying some peace (except for Charmy Bee's singing) when their home is attacked by the Fundamental Four. They are here for revenge and only Charmy can stop his friends from being liquidised.

Tails

Fleabyte Returns is a complete story written by Lew Stringer, with drawing by Carl Flint, colouring by Gina Hart and letters by Fell. Tails is taking a short cut to the Metropolis Zone when he spots trouble in the Casino Night Zone. Commander Brutus has ordered the extermination of all organic life and Tails ends up in prison with Fleabyte the Bounty Hunter. The odd couple team up to save the day and Tails is asked to stick around a bit longer.

Sonic's World

Revolution is a 4-part story by Stringer, Kitching, John M Burns and Tom Frame. Brutus has begun his assault on Citadel Robotnik but Sonic has got some help from Shortfuse the Cybernik. Doctor Robotnik fails to defeat his creation the way he did the Brotherhood of Metallix but he is inadvertantly rescued by Sonic. The hedgehog's day gets worse when he discovers that Amy Rose and Johnny Lightfoot have been turned into Badniks.

Features

Megadroid presents the Control Zone, reminding Boomers that STC is now available on Wednesdays. There's also an apology for the change in release date for the Knuckles Knock-Out Special. The Sega Charts are unchanged across the board, with Toy Story, Wipe Out, Earthworm Jim and Sonic Chaos still topping their respective charts.

This week's Review Zone is a Saturn edition, with David Gibbon awarding Gex 84% and Chris Jones giving Wipeout a huge 99%, the current STC record. Jones returns with the second part of the Earthworm Jim 2 special in the Q Zone, issuing a wealth of cheats and passwords for the MD and MCD versions of the game.

Speedlines features letters about the return of Chaotix, the size of Charmy, Sonic on the Internet, the new-look Megadroid and the fortnightly wait for a new STC. Printed letters and pictures earned the Boomers a Sega Sonic & Knuckles disposable camera.

Staff

Timeline

The previous issue of Sonic the Comic was Issue 79. The next is Issue 81.

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