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Issue 90 is the ninetieth edition of Sonic the Comic. Released on the 30th of October 1996 at the price of £1.20, the issue contains four original stories (two of them new) as well as several features and a NiGHTS pin-up.

Contents

Strips

Sonic the Hedgehog

The Tomb is a 2-part story written by Nigel Kitching, drawn by Richard Elson, coloured by Steve White and lettered by Tom Frame. Nack the Weasel has turned Sonic and the Chaotix Crew into miniatures and has captured all but the hedgehog. At Sonic's size, he can do little to hurt Nack, but manages to knock his hat off. Grabbing one of the capsules, he accidentally shrinks Nack to nothing, so Vector the Crocodile is left to reverse everyone else's condition. After the interruption, they finish the job of abandoning the Omni-Viewer in the Black Asteroid.

Knuckles the Echidna

The Good, The Bad and the Echidna is a 4-part story by Kitching, Nigel Dobbyn and Elitta Fell. Boss Krouch is preparing to kill Rooster, but Chito has come along to help. However, it's actually just Knuckles in disguise and he's just got a confession out of the mayor. The lizard threatens to use a vial to force an Apterix stampede into Rooster's camp, but drops it, causing the birds to trample himself, instead.

Decap Attack

Boris & The Book is a complete story by Kitching and Richard Rayner, with art by Kitching and letters from Ellie de Ville. Chuck D. Head wakes up to find that Boris has returned to Castle Frank N. Stein to stop Professor Frank N. Stein releasing a book about his creation. Boris attempts to steal the manuscript, but falls into a cake mixture baked to celebrate Chuck's birthday. Realising the book is a recipe book, Boris leaves.

Sonic's World

Secret Weapon is a 2-part story written by Lew Stringer, drawn by Roberto Corona, coloured by Andy Pritchett and lettered by Frame. In the Metropolis Zone, Johnny Lightfoot receives news that a weapon is being transported through the Gum Tree Zone. Sure enough, the Freedom Fighters destroy the Troopers guarding it, but find the weapon to be one Vermin the Cybernik ready to kill them all.

Features

Megadroid begins this issue with the Control Zone and urges Boomers to follow the Fireworks Code this Bonfire Night. The Sega Charts see non-movers Brian Lara Cricket '96 and Brutal: Paws of Fury remain top of the Mega Drive and Mega-CD charts. Destruction Derby is a new entry at the head of the Saturn chart, while Micro Machines 2 re-enters the Game Gear chart in first place.

This issue's one-page Review Zone sees David Gibbon awarding the Saturn edition of Road Rash 87%, praising the fast action but laments any 2-player action. The Q Zone continues the revisit of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, giving tips for the Carnival Night Zone.

Speedlines sees a mix of letters from readers, with a poem about Mobius and inquiries about Doctor Robotnik and the Sega Channel. Printed letters won the authors a Sega Mega Hog Tag.

Staff

Timeline

The previous issue of Sonic the Comic was Issue 89. The next is Issue 91.

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