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"Naugus Games" is considered Non-Canon by Mobius Encyclopaedia. See Background Information for more details.


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Sonic Super Special
Publication Details
Issue 

15

Date Published 

November 2000

Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Cover Artist
Cover Colorist
Writer
Layouts
Pencils
Inks
Letters
Colors
Editor
  • Justin Freddy Gabrie
Managing Editor
  • Victor Gorelick
Editor in Chief
  • Richard Goldwater
First Appearances
  

Archie Sonic Super Special Issue 15 was the fifteenth and final issue of the Sonic Super Specials.

Summary

Story One

"Naugus Games" - Chapter One

Sonic, cloaked in a coat and scarf, arrives in the Southern Tundra and views the ruins of the castle where he met Nate Morgan. He reflects on his last adventure there and how Eddy the Yeti sacrificed his life to save him, as well as Nate and Tails. Having come to pay his respects, Sonic pulls a rose from his coat. As Sonic places the rose at the foot of the ruins to honor Eddy's memory, the ground underneath him gives way and Sonic lands in a dark cave.

Luckily uninjured from the fall, Sonic tries to make his way through the cave. Unable to see, he repeatedly runs into walls and rocks. Eventually Sonic starts getting frustrated, making snarky comments to himself and whistling. He finds himself getting angry and determines that he won't give up.

"Naugus Games" - Chapter Two

Sonic continues wandering through the pitch black cave until he spots a shaft of light ahead of him. Sonic realizes the light isn't natural sunlight, and therefore the hole the light is coming from won't lead outside. Unable to climb through the small hole, Sonic Spin-Dashes his way through. On the other side, Sonic finds a stockpile of Power Rings. Sonic recalls his last adventure once more as he reaches out to the rings. He begins to make a wish, but he gets sidetracked and starts thinking about how Nate banished Naugus to the Zone of Silence. Sonic is thrown back and realizes in horror that he accidentally wished for Naugus. The ancient wizard emerges from the pile of rings, and reveals that he tricked Sonic into making the wish.

"Naugus Games" - Chapter Three

Naugus explains to Sonic that, through a mental link to the horde of rings used in their last clash, he was able to change the wish in Sonic's mind as he started to use the rings. Sonic threatens to send Naugus back to the Zone of Silence, and Naugus retaliates with a blast of fire. Naugus chucks fireball after fireball at Sonic before calling down a snowstorm. Suddenly a thick cloud of snow covers the area and Sonic is unable to see. Sonic thinks to himself that the wind is so strong that he can't even hear Naugus. The wizard then smacks Sonic.

"Naugus Games" - Chapter Four

Sonic is unable to locate Naugus, and instead opts to run around blind so Naugus can't hit him with any magical spells. The two trade insults as Naugus continues to miss Sonic, the snowstorm raging on. Realizing that Naugus is easily insulted, Sonic starts making fun of the wizard's plans. Naugus angrily replies by congratulating his plan, boasting about his plot to use the power rings against Sonic. This causes Sonic to remember he has a ring in his pocket, which he uses to dispell the snowstorm. He then uses the ring to wish Naugus back into the Zone of Silence. With Naugus gone, Sonic heads home, once again thanking Eddy for his sacrifice.

Story Two

"Sonic Spin City"

On a rainy night, Sonic finds two SWATbots on patrol. Sonic destroys both of them and finds that one of the 'bots was carrying a matchbook with "Rusty's" on the front. Sonic recognizes it as the name of a run-down bar and heads over to investigate. Inside, he finds an assortment of Badniks. As Sonic sits down for a drink, the Badniks gather around him menacingly.

Just then, the lights go out and a show starts on the bar's stage. A female SWATbot does a dance with cords and stretchy limbs. The badniks are enamored by her performance. However, a Combot grabs her leg, forcing her to trip and reveal herself as Bunnie Rabbot in disguise. With her cover blown, Bunnie and Sonic tear the place apart, beating the lights out of the Badniks. As the fight ends, they realize that the Combot was equipped with a self-destruct device in his head. Sonic and Bunnie jump out of a window just before the place blows. Sonic and Bunnie head home, having accomplished their mission.

Quotes

  • Sonic: "Hey, Naugy...can't we talk about this?"

Key Events

  • Ixis Naugus escapes from the Zone of Silence and, after a brief fight with Sonic, is imprisoned there once again.
  • Sonic and Bunnie stage a showdown at Rusty's bar, destroying all the Badnik patrons as well as the establishment.

Background Information

  • "Naugus Games" is particularly infamous for its artwork. Several pages contain either a entirely black panels or a snowy background image split into panels overlaid with dialogue.

Cameos & References

  • "Spin City" is an obvious parody of Frank Miller's Sin City.

Errors

  • In "Naugus Games," Sonic tells Naugus that they "just got Mobotropolis back from Dr. Robotnik," meaning the story takes place before Dr. Eggman reclaimed the city in Issue #76. At the same time, Sonic is drawn in his modern design, placing the story after Issue #71. The series of events taking place between those issues makes it nearly impossible for the story to occur.
  • In "Spin City," Sonic says, "One of Robotnik's oldest trucks" instead of "tricks." This error remained in the story's reprint in Sonic Archives Volume 17.

Non-Canon Material

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