Archie Sonic Universe Issue 39 is the thirty ninth issue in the spin-off series Sonic Universe comic series.
- "Scrambled" - Part 3: Line in the Sand
Dr. Eggman is visiting Conquering Storm at the Iron Fortress in the Dragon Kingdom. She demonstrates the power of her people, who are sparring, but Eggman is only impressed so far. He orders her to Legionize them, not only herself. When she says that it would be an insult to her clan's pride, he threatens her and the entire clan. He leaves her with that thought to have a talk with Regina. As he leaves, one of the clan members reminds Conquering Storm that she helped Snively a few hours ago.
In Stormtop Village, Snively knocks out Liu Fang who was bringing Regina some food. She is a prisoner in a dried well. Snively descends and tells her of his leaving Eggman to rescue her. Regina nearly attacks him, spouting the truth that, when she was defeated, he ran right back to Eggman and that he would again. She coldly tells him to leave. As he leaves the well, the village's alarms are going off. Eggman's Stache Flyer is approaching, dropping bombs. Defiant, Snively runs to the woods where he has made preparations for the attack.
Eggman's robots chase down the village's people but are defeated by Monkey Khan. Khan drives straight for Eggman but is stopped by Mecha Sally. Leaving her to defeat Khan, Eggman finds Liu Chi Mei along with a group of captured villagers and who tell him where Regina is being kept. Mecha Sally, meanwhile, is having trouble against Khan, who is unwilling to attack her. He begins to hit her with lightning, trying to disable her. Eggman finds Regina's well and asks where Snively is, though she doesn't say. Sally attacks Khan with one final blast before shutting down and falling into his arms.
Worried, Khan turns to Eggman to discover the problem. He says that her power is low and that, within a few minutes, her reserve will also deplete and she'll be dead without another power ring. Khan gives up his crown, fashioned of a ring, and with it his powers. Sally jumps to life and grabs Khan by the throat. Orbot brings Eggman's Egg Mobile where a "command crown" is stashed. He fits it on Khan who is then put under his control.
Something shakes the land and the forest begins to fall apart. A giant suit of armor--the Iron Oni--leaves the forest's edge and scares off Eggman and his robots. The suit smashes Khan and Sally into some trees and pulls both the well and the prison cell attached to it from the ground. The Iron Oni breaks off a wall and Snively jumps in, again announcing his love and loyalty to Regina, this time describing all he's done in the past days. Regina forgives him and they kiss and then she commands him to destroy Dr. Eggman.
The Doctor, however, is prepared to fight back.
The Death Egg and Angel Island collide with each other in the sky. Eggman shouts from the control panel that Knuckles should watch where he's going because he had his turn signal on. Knuckles, who is piloting the island and wearing a hat and scarf, argues that he had the right of way calling Eggman a road-hog. Knuckles continues to shout censored texts at the Death Egg, while Eggman's bumper stickers are shown on the side of the craft.
-After Eggman leaves the room to see Regina.
Raiju clan member: B-but you let thetiny man take the Ancient Armor from us hours ago!
Conquering Storm: (smirks evily) Yes, but that was in the past.
-Snively watches Eggman attack the Dragon Kingdom.
Snively: He's here....but so is she, my love, no more running. I've made preperations, I can do this, I will do this, for her!
-Monkey Khan is attacked by Mecha Sally.
Eggman: "Mecha Sally" actually....still haven't come up with a good codename for her though...."Princess X"...."Egg Sally"....."Acorn Annihilator"......"Princessassin".....what do you think? -Eggman watches Regina and Snively kiss.
Eggman: This is what the fuss is all about?
Cubot: ARRR! that not be natural!
- Monkey Khan falls under Dr.Eggman's control
- Snively frees the Iron Queen using the Iron-Oni
- Snively and the Iron Queen kiss and make up
- Eggman and Snively prepare to fight.
- On the cover, Eggman's badges are based on: Sega Saturn logo, Ghostbusters logo (replacing the ghost with Sonic), an Eggman bomb from Sonic 2 on the final boss, and the Death Egg 2.
- The logo for the issue number is changed, this goes also for the regular series.
- When Eggman finds where Regina is being kept, he is heard humming his theme song from the games: "E.G.G.M.A.N."
- This issue is the first time Eggman uses his distinct "Ho-Ho-Ho" laugh from the video games.