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This miniseries takes place between Sonic the Hedgehog #20Sonic the Hedgehog #21
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Princess Sally Miniseries
Publication Details
Issue 

3

Date Published 

April 1995

Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Cover Artist
Cover Colorist
Frontispiece
Writer
Pencils
Inks
Letters
Colors
Editor
  • Scott Fulop
Managing Editor
  • Victor Gorelick
Editor in Chief
  • Richard Goldwater
First Appearances
Characters
  

Archie Princess Sally Miniseries Issue 3 was the third and final issue of the Princess Sally Miniseries.

Summary

Story One

"Deadliest of the Species" - Part Three

Hamlin, Princess Sally, and Dylan are engaged in a firefight with a mob of SWATbots inside the final substation powering Robotroplis' defense systems. Dylan wonders if it was a good idea to charge in with Arlo, Penelope, and Geoffrey St. John missing. Hamlin insists that Geoffrey's nothing but a coward when the catwalk he's standing down is shot down by the SWATbots. Sally helps him back up and the three burst into the next room, finding themselves face to face with Dr. Robotnik and Geoffrey.

Hamlin rushes at Geoffrey, ready to pound him into submission for betraying the team, when Sally tells him to knock it off since Geoffrey is "on the same side". Robotnik reveals that Sally is actually a perfect robot copy, the substations were never weak points in Robotropolis' defense systems, he spread the rumors about the substations to test his Sally android, he's in the process of replacing the other Freedom Fighters with robot copies, and Geoffrey had previously delivered the real Sally to him. Robotnik decides that the real Sally is no longer useful to him and attempts to roboticize her. However, the process ends up overloading the system and causes it to explode.

The "robot" Sally reveals that she was the real Sally all along and had simply been deceiving Robotnik. She demands Robotnik surrenders, but instead he activates his Stealth 'Bots. The 'Bots grab Sally, Hamlin, and Dylan, but Geoffrey calls for backup. The members of the Rebel Underground, along with Penelope and Arlo, arrive in a massive drilling machine and blast the 'Bots. In retaliation, Robotnik sets the base to self-destruct and escapes via a secret elevator. The Stealth 'Bots crash the drilling machine, so the group runs to the base's hangar, hijack a set of hovercrafts, and escape just as the place explodes. Sally offhandedly mentions that, since the facility was Robotnik's robo-duplicate plant, they won't have to worry about robotic doppelgangers for a long time.

Back in the forest, Sally awards Hamlin, Dylan, Penelope, and Arlo with official Freedom Fighter status and explains how the plan worked: they activated the Sally android prematurely to learn what its objectives were, the members of the Rebel Underground retrieved Penelope and Arlo when they were left behind, and switched the android Sally for the real Sally before attacking the final substation. The next morning, Sally insists Geoffrey come back to Knothole to help the Freedom Fighters, but he insists that he has to lead the Rebel Underground. He gives her a kiss and they head their separate ways.

Quotes

  • Sally: "Will -- Will I ever see you again?"
  • Geoffrey: "Perhaps, m'luv! When the war is over!"

Key Events

  • Robotnik attempts to roboticize Sally, but fails.
  • Robotnik's Auto Automaton assembly facility is destroyed.

Background Information

  • This issue introduces both Fleming and Smiley. Both of these characters would reappear in later issues.

Errors

  • This issue shows the Freedom Fighters using gun-like weapons. This contradicts the ban on gun-based weapons the Kingdom of Acorn adopted prior to the Great War.

Reprint History

This issue has been reprinted in the following places:


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