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This issue takes place after the events of Sonic the Hedgehog #234
Sonic Universe Issue 37
Publication Details


Date Published 

February 2012

Production Staff
Cover Artist
  • Jamal Peppers
  • Jim Amash
Cover Colorist
  • Matt Herms
  • Ian Flynn
  • Jamal Peppers
  • Jim Amash
  • Jack Morelli
  • Steve Downer
Assistant Editor
  • Vincent Lovallo
  • Paul Kaminski
Editor in Chief
  • Victor Gorelick

Archie Comics

Special Thanks
  • Anthony Caccione
  • Cindy Chau
First Appearances
Only Appearance

Archie Sonic Universe Issue 37 is the thirty seventh issue in the spin-off series Sonic Universe comic series.


Official Solicitation[]

Dr. Eggman is knocked for a loop when the treacherous Snively tries to disrupt the entire Eggman Empire! What is Snively's true ultimate goal? And can Dr. Eggman pull his forces back in line before it's too late? Also featured: the debut of Orbot and Cubot!

Story One[]

"Scrambled" - Part 1: The Man in Charge

Alarms start to go off on the Death Egg. Finding himself locked out of the computers, Dr. Eggman activates two robots, Orbot and Cubot, to hack their way in. Meanwhile, Snively is on his way out of the Death Egg, laughing at how easily it was to take control. He explains his plan to himself, to convince Hope to join him and to eventually make his way back to Regina. He figures that he knows his uncle's ways and has thought everything through. After a short elevator ride, he arrives at the hanger. A pair of Eggman's robots receive orders to capture him.

Eggman manages to gain some control, but is thrown for a loop when Orbot and Cubot reveal Snively sent out a message with the news that Sonic had killed Eggman and that the Dark Egg Legion was officially disbanded. There are several reports that Snively has been captured, but video footage shows that they are all Infiltrators and each one explodes, taking out their robot captors while the real Snively escapes with a ship.

Around the world, the Dark Egg Legion's Grandmasters are celebrating Eggman's death, but continue exerting their power over their minions, with Drago noticeably bothering a Felidae Dark Legionnaire. Duck "Bill" Platypus is attempting to write a letter announcing peace. Eggman teleports all the Grandmasters--including Bill and Lien-Da, who was just down the hallway--to a meeting room on the Death Egg where he gives them the unwelcome news that he is still alive. While some of them openly announce that they despise him, Eggman informs them that their robotic parts can be ordered to self destruct with a single command.

He reminds them of their primary objective of expanding the empire and capture more Mobians to be part of the leigion. He then gives them a mission to search for the blue Chaos Emerald that went missing after Sonic returned reality to normal. He promises to reward the chapter that finds it as soon as possible, but will greatly punish anyone who dares to keep it. He announces that Lien-Da, for her good behavior, will be able to select where her Chapter is going. As a final note, he shows off his new Metal Series of robots, comprised of yet another Metal Sonic, Metal Knuckles, Metal Tails, and the roboticized Sally--upgraded with Power Rings. He returns the Grandmasters to their homes.

Orbot and Cubot join Eggman as he boards the Egg 'Stache Flyer in the hanger. They say that their tracking machines are still working, which makes Eggman wonder if it was an oversight on Snively's part of if he was being baited. Under Eggman's command, the ship takes flight.

Off Panel[]

Eggman watches as Orbot and Cubot pop out of the machine. Orbot introduces themselves, but Eggman is wondering where the third robot is. In the last panel, 'Conebot' is spinning uncontrollably begging for help.


"We've been doing this dance for over ten years, doctor. I know how you tick, I know your mental blind spots, and now -- I'll finally beat you at your own game!" -Snively, during his escape

"I already gave you my arms and my allegience! You ought to show me some respect! Especially now that I've got these killer cybernetics!"

"You mean the ones that will explode if I give a simple voice command?"


"Sit. Down." -Eggman putting Drago in his place

"The chapter to find and deliver the gem to me will be greatly rewarded! The quicker it's found, the greater my generosity will be. Try to keep it, and your punishment shall be legendary. -Dr. Eggman briefing the Grandmasters about the missing Chaos Emerald

Key Events[]

  • Dr. Eggman initiates a manhunt for Snively after his betrayal of the Eggman Empire.
  • Orbot and Cubot take Snively's place as Eggman's assistants.
  • Eggman calls a press-conference of the various Grandmasters.

Background Information[]

  • This is the first Sonic Universe arc not to be penciled by Tracy Yardley.
  • In an unedited version of the issue's cover, Grandmaster Akhlut is supposed to appear to the top left of Dr. Eggman.
  • In the final version of the issue's cover, the eyes of Conquering Storm are given a legionized look, Lord Hood is recolored green, the issue counter's font is changed and other small changes have been made.
  • This issue marks the first true appearance of Orbot and Cubot. Versions of them from an alternate reality first appeared in StH#219.
  • This marks the return of the Nerbs, who made their first and only appearance in StH#10.
  • The Off Panel panel's are shaped as a triangle, square and circle.
  • The issue includes the designs of Mordred Hood, the Egg Swats and the alternate cover of this issue.
  • This is the first appearance of Metal Knuckles in any media for seven years since Sonic Gems Collection.
  • This is the first appearance of Metal Tails in any media in general.
  • This issue reveals further Dark Egg Legion Chapters and their leaders. these include:

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