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Sonic the Hedgehog
Publication Details


Date Published 

March 2002

Production Staff
Cover Artist
  • Patrick Spaziante
  • Nelson Ribeiro
  • Benny Lee (first story)
  • Karl Bollers (second story)
  • Ken Penders (third story)
  • Ken Penders (third story)
  • Ron Lim (first story)
  • Jay Axer (front page and second story)
  • Dawn Best (third story)
  • Andrew Pepoy (first and second stories)
  • Pam Eklund (first story)
  • Ken Penders (third story)
  • Jeff Powell (first and second stories)
  • Vickie Williams (third story)
  • Josh and Aimee Ray (all three stories)
  • Justin Gabrie
Managing Editor
  • Victor Gorelick
Editor in Chief
  • Richard Goldwater

Archie Comics

First Appearances

Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 108 was the one hundred and eighth issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.


Story One

"Robotnik x2 = Trouble!"

In Robotropolis, Dr. Eggman and Snively are observing Knuckles who has become powerful enough to alter the fabric of reality. Dr. Eggman uses his machine, which because of Knuckles' time/space tampering has reassembled the original Dr. Robotnik's molecules. Both of them confused, Dr. Robotnik orders the Swat-Bots (Shadow-Bots) to arrest Dr. Eggman, but they don't respond to him.

Meanwhile in Knothole Village, Tails is playing hide and seek with the rest of the Freedom Fighters. Tails flies past Bunnie hiding in a tree trunk and Antoine hiding behind a tree. Sally watches tails as he flies past her, thinking that he hasn't even spotted her in the trees or Rotor in the river. Tails hears some rustling in the bushes, thinking it's Sonic, but Sonic appears behind him. Dr. Robotnik appears out of the bushes, happy to see them. Sonic is confused why he's standing there, when he saw Dr. Robotnik get wiped out of existence by the Ultimate Annihilator (STH: 50). Dr. Robotnik explains that another version of him brought him back, in orer to steal his memories, and he barely managed to get away from his Shadow-Bots. Sonic doesn't feel he should care because they are just the same type of person.

The Freedom Fighters bring Dr. Robotnik to Castle Acorn, where Robotnik pleads for protection. Alicia Acorn comments that he does look bruised and King Max agrees that he can help. Sonic objects that he was the one that tried to turn them all into robot slaves and believes Robotnik might be a robot himself. Alicia orders Sonic that he can have Doctor Quack examine him. Doctor Quack confirms that he's the real Robotnik in the flesh. As the days pass with Robotnik's stay, Sonic finds Robotnik very annoying. After a week, Dr. Robotnik believes he's ready to face himself, while Sonic is thinking "about time".

Soon, the Freedom Fighters and Robotnik set off to Robotropolis in the Freedom Fighters Special. Robotnik apologises to Sally for harming them all and wishes that they become allies once he's reclaimed his city. Sally takes no notice of his offer and none of the other Freedom Fighters do too. On landing, Robotnik says that if he gets into the hard drive, he can regain control. Sally tells Sonic, Tails, Antoine and Bunnie to handle the welcome party, while Rotor, NICOLE and her give Robotnik tech support. Sonic, Bunnie and Tails easily take care of the robots and Robotnik leads them to the control room. Inside is the machine that created Robotnik, Sonic not believing that it's a computer. The Freedom Fighters step onto the machine, and Robotnik activates the machine, trapping them. Dr. Eggman enters with Snively and tells them that their molecules are disassembling because of his matter fluctuator. As they are disassembling, Sally activates NICOLE, who destroys the machine. Sonic reveals that they knew that they would be betrayed. Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Eggman start a fight, as the Freedom Fighters leave. They take off as Sonic is explaining to Tails that Dr. Robotnik's molecules were too unstable. Dr. Robotnik disappears during the fight with Dr. Eggman and punches Snively instead. Dr. Eggman unable to use the machine simply mutters "I hate that hedgehog!".

Story Two

"...A Girl Named Hope!"

At Castle Acorn, Sally tells Alicia and Max that she's received a letter from one of the Overlander refugees, being Dr. Robotnik's niece. Sally begins to read the letter, telling Hope's story.

She tells her when she was in the Overlander ship, where she learned about Mobius' past and about the Mobians and the Overlanders. When she landed and first saw Sonic, she was terrified because she never saw a Mobian before. She was taken refuse by Julian, with her stepdad and her grandma and after seeing a roboticized Mobian, she started to feel differently. She goes on that she'll never forget the day Sally and Sonic fought off Julian's Shadow-Bots and saved them. She thank her, Sonic and the other Freedom Fighters for finding them a new home and making peace between them both. She finishes the letter that she enjoyed the Freedom Fighters and Mobians company and wish she could stay.

Alicia and Max grant the wish in the letter from the orphan, as Hope appears hearing everything and hugs Sally, thanking her for letting her stay.

Story Three

"Reunification" - Part Three

From last issue...Lara-Le is shocked to find Knuckles supporting the Dark Legion. Chaos Knuckles argueing that she's not one to judge, Lara-Le says that she's still his mother and won't be spoken in that manner. Knuckles says that why doesn't Lara-Le hear Dimitri out before judging him. Lara-Le answers back that she sees Dimitri as a dangerous threat to her children. Knuckles confused at "children", Lara-Le reveals to Knuckles that Knuckles is going to have a sibling. Knuckles asks if she's sure, Lara-Le says that she knows when she's pregnant.

Meanwhile, in the High Council Chambers, Dimitri speaks to them that their kind with his kind shoudl be able to live peacefully among each other. Mitre argues with Dimitri that Aurora did not mean Echidnas to artificially replace nature, but Dimitri argues back that as Echidnas, they are smart enough to think for themselves what they want.

Elsewhere, Lara-Su is waiting for Knuckles to come out of Lara-Le's house, which he soon does. She follows Knuckles who soon meets up with Lien-Da, where Lara-Su realises that its the person Julie-Su  would never talk about.

Dimitri finishes his speech as Lien-Da and Knuckles enter the hall. Knuckles defends Dimitri to the High Council, insisting that they can trust him. Lara-Su attempts to sneak in, but is stopped by a guard. She uses her Chaos powers to stun the guard by hitting him to the ceiling. She enters the room and watches as Remington is shooting a betrayer, Lara-Su realising she's too late.


  • Dr. Robotnik: ...He's ten times nastier than I ever was! I barely managed to escape his *gasp* Shadow-Bots!
  • Sonic: Why should we care? You badniks are both the same mold. Get it? "Mold?"

Key Events

  • The original Dr. Ivo Robotnik's molecules are brought back together.
  • Dr. Ivo Robotnik and Dr. Eggman lure the Freedom Fighters into a trap.
  • The device which brought back Dr. Ivo Robotnik is destroyed.
  • Dr. Ivo Robotnik dissipates once again, this time forever.
  • Hope Kintobor becomes a resident of Knothole.
  • It is revealed that Lara-Le is pregnant with Kneecaps.

Background Information

  • This issue features data files for Dr. Ivo Robotnik and Robo-Robotnik/Dr. Eggman.
  • Dr. Robotnik was killed when Snively Robotnik sabotaged his Ultimate Annihilator weapon.
  • This is the third time that Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Eggman have met in person (when Eggman was Robo Robotnik). The first was in Night of a Thousand Sonics when Robo Robotnik tried to invade Mobius Prime with the Giant Borg Battle Suit and the second was when E.V.E. teleported him to Robo Robotnik's future universe on his space station. Apparently neither Robotniks acknowledge or remember meeting each other in these two events (understandibly because of Robo Robotnik's Eggman form) but Eggman should have recognized Robotnik Prime.
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