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Sonic the Hedgehog
Publication Details


Date Published 

October 2002

Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Cover Artist
  • Justin Gabrie
Managing Editor
  • Victor Gorelick
Editor in Chief
  • Richard Goldwater
First Appearances
Only Appearance

Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 115 was the one hundred and fifteenth issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.


Story One[]

"Meanie In A Bottle" - Part One

Sonic is playing fetch with Muttski in the forest. He throws a stick and it lands in a lake, Muttski jumping in after it. Thinking his robot dog would sink to the bottom, Sonic jumps in as well. Sonic sinks to the bottom and finds a dusty bottle. Muttski grabs the stick and Sonic grabs the bottle, and both of end up back at the lake shore.

"Meanie In A Bottle" - Part Two

Sonic realizes that as soon as he grabbed the bottle both he and Muttski were shot back up from the bottom of the lake. He uncorks the bottle, releasing a genie. Sonic asks if he gets three wishes, but the genie rudely asks why he should bother. Sonic says it would be a reward for freeing him, but the genie refuses, gives him a "reward" by blasting him with a strange magical beam, and flies away. Sonic and Muttski decide to head back to Knothole, but Sonic quickly finds himself out of breath and unable to run.

"Meanie In A Bottle" - Part Three

Doctor Quack tells Sonic that the genie has stripped him of his super speed and given it to Muttski. With his new-found speed, Muttski helps the Freedom Fighters and the citizens of Knothole by catching criminals and doing manual labor. Sonic takes Muttski to fetch in the forest again, but Muttski catches the stick just as Sonic lets go. Sonic sees the genie coming out of a nearby log and asks Muttski to catch him.

"Meanie In A Bottle" - Conclusion

Sonic praises Muttski for grabbing the genie, trapping him inside his jaws. The genie says he'll do anything to get out, and Sonic makes a deal for three wishes. He asks how he can be sure the genie will keep his word, and the genie explains that if a genie lies he loses his magical powers forever. They release the genie, who assumes Sonic is going to ask for petty things. Sonic instead asks for his speed back, for Muttski to return to normal, and for the genie to return to his bottle. The genie grants the wishes, ashamed that he was fooled by a "lesser being". Sonic then throws the bottle back into the lake.

Story Two[]

"Ultimate Power" - Part Two

Having been called back to the Battle Cruiser, Lien-Da leaves the hospital where Dimitri is staying. Harry and a disguised Mammoth Mogul watch from a distance. Mogul ponders why a member of the Dark Legion is allowed to walk freely in Echidnaopolis, and Harry tells him that the Legion is now allied with the city. Mogul gets out of the cab and asks Harry to wait while he tends to business. Mogul heads to Dimitri's room, pestering the dying echidna and telling him that he wishes to use him to reacquire his power.

Meanwhile, Chaos Knuckles, Julie-Su, Espio and Mighty are watching Vector dance. Espio asks why Knuckles is green, and Knuckles explains that it happened when he gained the power of the Chaos Emeralds. He tells them that when he's mad strange things happen, and Julie-Su asks what happens when he's not. Knuckles uses his Chaos powers make a bouquet of flowers appear for Julie-Su. Mighty asks if he could do it again, but Knuckles doesn't want to try, deciding to ask his father about his new powers and inviting his friends to join him.

Elsewhere in Echidnaopolis, Gae-Na is organizing the Legion while they set up their equipment when Lien-Da enters. Gae-Na asks for news about Dimitri, but Lien-Da reports no success. Lien-Da also reports that the High Council have yet to vote on the reunification of Echidnas and they need to continue preparing their backup plan. Gae-Na gives her a status report and Lien-Da asks her where they can find Knuckles.

Knuckles leads his friends to a storage area where the Brotherhood of Guardians are settled in. Locke, Sabre and Thunderhawk are glad to see him, explaining that Mammoth Mogul has captured Dimitri and wants to speak with Knuckles.

Bonus Features[]

"the Spaz Sketchbook"

This feature contains concept art and comments from Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante. Included in this feature are:


  • Sonic: "It's -- It's -- a genie!"
  • Genie: "Three points for stating the obvious!"

  • Vector: "You're waaaay too uptight, m'man! You oughtta let loose and par-tay!"

Key Events[]

  • Muttski temporarily gains Sonic's speed.
  • Chaos Knuckles tells Julie-Su and the Chaotix of his new powers.
  • Lien-Da has a back-up plan in case the High Council doesn't approve of Reunification.
  • Mammoth Mogul holds Dimitri hostage to get to Knuckles.

Background Information[]

  • In Sonic Mega Collection Plus, the cover is missing the subtitles near the cover blurb of Chaos Knuckles and Julie-Su. It could possibly have been the semi-final cover before the subtitles were placed.

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