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Archie Sonic X Issue 17 was the seventeenth issue of the spin-off Sonic X comic series.
SONIC FAN-FAVORITE ARTIST STEVEN BUTLER MAKES HIS "SONIC X" DEBUT! "March Madness": Everyone knows that Leprechauns have gold, and gold can buy a lot... especially more parts for evil destructive robots! Guess which evil scientist and enemy of Sonic plans to get some gold? Can Sonic and his friends stop Eggman's destructive search for gold and prevent the annual parade from being overrun with attack robot Leprechauns. or will their "luck" run out?! SCRIPT: Ian Flynn. ART: Steven Butler and Terry Austin. Top 'o the Morning cover by Magically Delirious Spaz!
- "March Madness!"
After Sonic has had his morning run with Cheese, Cheese goes back to Cream completely green. Tails diagnoses that Cheese has been exposed to Sonic's speed trait and has turned green temporary. Chris comes in wearing a green shirt, and Amy with a green hairband. Chris tells Sonic that it's St Patrick's day and Amy threatens that Sonic has to wear green or she'll pinch him. At Dr Eggman's base, Eggman is confused about St Patrick's day and is told about it by Decoe and Bocoe. Eggman, reading about leprechauns, decides to catch one in order to get its gold. Eggman then chases Bokkun, who is completely green because of a painting accident.
Later at a St Patrick's parade, Chris, Chuck, Sonic, Cream, Cheese, Vanilla, Amy and Tails are watching the parade all wearing green (Sonic and Tails wearing a full leaf clover badge, Vanilla a big green hat and Cream a green tie instead of blue). Bokkun enters from above and grabs Cheese thinking he's a leprechaun. Bokkun begging Sonic for his protection are noticed by Dr Eggman in a giant leprechaun robot. Eggman sends robot shammocks to search for the leprechaun, both Bokkun and Cheese flee in panic. Cream flies up to Cheese to calm him down, flying around to protect her. Bokkun not wanting to be taken throws bombs at some of the shammocks and hits a bomb at a balloon over the robot to distract it. Sonic begins attacking the robot succeeding until it rains. Because of Cream flying, Cheese goes back to normal because of the flying trait and the paint is washed off Bokkun. Sonic struggling to battle on the wet robot, slips into the robot's grasp. The rain stops and there's a rainbow overhead. Chris yells at Eggman that leprechauns live at the end of the rainbow. Eggman dumps Sonic and flies to the rainbow.
Sonic and his friends celebrate with green sodas until Amy notices that Sonic lost his badge and begins chasing him to pinch him. Eggman still trying to dig for the leprechaun at the end of the rainbow.
- This is the first issue in the series where the yellow bobble on Cheese's head changes shape according to how it's feeling (the bobble changes into a curly shape when it's upset), this is reminicent of how Chao are depicted in the Sonic Adventure games.
- Bocoon makes a reference to Kermit the Frog when he says, "It's not easy being green."
- Interestingly enough, this is the seventeeth issue and St. Patricks Day is on March 17.