Archie Sonic Boom Issue 4 is the fourth issue of the spin off Sonic Boom comic series.
The new ongoing Sonic comic book series from Archie Comics keeps on BOOMIN' with Sonic Boom #4: Sticks and Stones! Dr. Eggman's Big Boy mech has been refined into its final, deadly form. Sonic and his friends are on the ropes, but have no fear! Sticks has brought her secret weapon! It's a… wait, seriously? Sticks thinks that's going to help? Find out what her secret weapon is in the weird and wacky conclusion to the first story arc of the brand-new series Sonic Boom! Featuring cover art from Sonic art guru Tracy Yardley and an all-new 'Sticks-with-stones-being-chased-by-bones' variant cover from rising Sonic star Diana Skelly!
- "Sticks™ & Stones"
Amy greets the audience and begins to explain how fans can send in their letters and art when Sticks appears, horrified that Amy would give out their contact information so carelessly. Amy asks what she means, enabling Sticks to ramble about "them" and how "they" are spying on everyone. Amy concedes that you need to be careful with sending people your personal information but argues that they need to give fans a method to send in their questions and fan art. Sticks objects, fearing that the art will be used as a method of stealing her soul, before deciding that the fans can have their contact information as long as they keep surveillance on her mailman. Written by Aleah Baker, pencils and inks by Ryan Jampole, letters by Jack Morelli, colors by Matt Herms.
- Dr. Eggman: How could you be so inconsiderate??! You're supposed to be the heroes!! I even sent you all birthday cards!!
- Sonic: Yeah...and they were all bombs!
- Amy: And mine arrived a week late!
- Dr. Eggman: Details, details! WE'RE FIGHTING NOW!!
- Amy: Form up, guys! We'll take him down just like before!*
- Sonic: *See Sonic Boom #1 and #2!
- Editor's Note: *See...Hey, wait...
- Fastidious Beaver: Eggman seems to do this every day...
- Comedy Chimp: I know--I took out a policy because of him. Called it "assurance insurance".
- Dr. Eggman: B-but...I had Anti-Hammer Armor installed on the inside!
- Orbot: Ah, but not Anti-Rock Armor!
- Dr. Eggman: EEP! S-Sorry! I'll be going now!
- Orbot: Mercy!
- Cubot: Don't anger the rock!
- The variant cover is a pun based on the saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."
Cameos & References
- Fastidious Beaver and Comedy Chimp from the Sonic Boom TV series make a cameo appearance, discussing Dr. Eggman's constant attacks on their home island.
- The mystics Sticks mentions in her fabricated story bare a striking resemblance to the Ancients from both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and the Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Digital Comic.
This issue has been reprinted in the following places: