- Script: Nigel Kitching
- Art: Richard Elson
- Lettering: Ellie DeVille
Following immediately on from What Price Victory?, the Freedom Fighters are mourning the death of Johnny Lightfoot, Sonic refusing to accept it. Johnny appears to be alive for a moment, before swirling away in a sea of pink and turning into Amy, who reveals that Sonic has been dreaming in his room. Sonic has slipped into a sea of melancholy and is blaming himself solely for Johnny's death. Amy tries talking some sense into the disheartened hero, but Sonic blows her off, saying he's been risking everyone's lives for years without thinking of the consequences, and knows what must be done. Meanwhile, Grimer is monitoring the situation from the dark dimension, and has found Chaos, who has changed form, is spread out over half a mile, 20,000 feet above Mobius and is approaching the Floating Island, which stirs something in Robotnik's mind. On the island itself, Knuckles is talking to Amy, who reveals that Sonic has left, with no intention of returning. Suddenly, the transmission is cut short as a mysterious mist appears in the Emerald Chamber, heralding the arrival of Chaos. Knuckles tries to confront the monster, but is paralysed by his fear effect. Chaos, now speaking, reveals that the Chaos Emeralds are part of him, and he seeks to become whole again. Knuckles tries to talk Chaos out of the idea, but fails as the monster begins to absorb the Emeralds into himself. Back at the Emerald Hill Control Centre, Amy locates Tails, working on a new biplane and makes plans to go to the Floating Island, feeling that something awful is about to happen....
- This strip marks the moment when the entire cast gained coloured irises, as opposed to just Sonic.
- Sonic seems to be quite the comic fan, and has, among other things, a poster of Judge Dredd, art books by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and McMahon, a stack of comics including The Incredible Hulk and, of course, Sonic the Comic (which on this occasion is featuring a Decap Attack strip), not to mention action figures of the Thing (of Fantastic Four fame) and Johnny Alpha from Strontium Dog. (Johnny Alpha was also a dead Johnny)