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Sonic Super Digest Special Edition
Publication Details


Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Cover Artist
Assistant Editor
  • Vincent Lovallo
  • Paul Kaminski
Editor in Chief
  • Victor Gorelick
  • Mike Pellerito
  • Jon Goldwater
Special Thanks

to Tyler Ham & Anthony Gaccione and the Character Business and Licensing Department of SEGA Corporation

First Appearances
Only Appearance

Sonic Super Digest Special Edition Issue 9 is the ninth issue in the Sonic Super Digest series.


Official Solicitation[]

Get ready for a SUPER SPECIAL EDITION of the Sonic Super Digest! Featuring an ALL-NEWSTORY continuing the hit SONIC COMIC ORIGINS mini-feature blasts into your hands as that boisterous southern belle, Bunnie Rabbot, takes center stage! Learn how everyone’s favorite bunny bomber overcame her tragic disability to grow into the freedom fighting powerhouse she is today! Then, continue the fun with more classic adventures from the Sonic comic library as well as special features focusing on the brand new Sonic Comic Universe only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring an all-new iconic foil-enhanced cover by Sonic superstar Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin and Vincent Lovallo!

Story One[]

Sonic Comic Origins: "The Belle in the Machine"

As the Knothole Freedom Fighters' training simulation aboard the Sky Patrol continues, Bunnie contemplates how she came to this point in her life. Growing up in Mobotropolis, she tried to be refined, and dreamed of marrying a gentleman and becoming a hair stylist when she grew up. However, her life changed when Dr. Eggman invaded Mobotrpolis and took it over. The attack left her badly injured, forcing Dr. Charles the Hedgehog and Rosie Woodchuck to take her to Charles' laboratory. Using his Roboticizer, Chuck turned Bunnie into a cyborg, allowing her to survive her injuries. However, the adjustment proved difficult, with Bunnie feeling that she had been horribly changed.

However, she found friends-her future teammates-who helped her to return to a sense of normalcy; Antoine even made her feel that she was still beautiful. Bunnie soon decided to join the Freedom Fighters, but as time went on her original limbs became outdated. Determined to stay in the fight, she decided to undergo an upgrade, but-as she informed Antoine-risked never becoming fully organic again. Antoine supported her decision, and later proposed to Bunnie, who accepted and became his wife. With her trip down memory lane over, Bunnie returned to the present to join her teammates in their exercise. She concluded by reflecting on her life and noting that while it hadn't turned out as she had expected as a child, she wouldn't have it any other way.

Reprinted Stories[]

  • Damage Control (StH: #257)
  • Trouble in Paradise: Part 3 (SU: #19)
  • Trouble in Paradise: Part 4 (SU: #20)
  • Waves of Change: Part 1- ("First Ripples") (StH: #260)
  • Thicker Than Water: Part 1 (StH: #217)

Key Events[]

  • Bunnie's past in the Post-SGW world is further explored.
    • She wanted to be a "proper lil' lady" and a hairstylist, but she got caught in the crossfire during Dr. Eggman's coup d'etat, leaving her legs and left arm severely injured.
    • Uncle Chuck, in an effort to save her life, roboticized her injured body parts, just like he did with Jules Hedgehog in the old world. But she thought the process had turned her into a freak.
    • She felt it was painful, embarrassing and clumsy to walk on her new limbs, but her teammates in the Freedom Fighters didn't treat her any different. Antoine in particular made her feel loved, and the two eventually married.
    • Eventually, just like in the old world, Bunnie's limbs were upgraded, even though it apparently decreased or eliminated the chance of her ever being returned to a fully organic form.

Background Information[]

Reprint History[]

"The Belle in the Machine" has been reprinted in the following places: