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Publication Details
Issue 

8

Date Published 

May 2006

Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Cover Artist
Writer
Pencils
Inks
Letters
Colors
Editor
Managing Editor
  • Victor Gorelick
Editor in Chief
  • Richard Goldwater
Special Thanks

to SEGA: Robert Leffler and Dyna Lopez at SEGA Licensing and SEGA Studio USA

First Appearances
Characters
Locations
  

Archie Sonic X Issue 8 was the eighth issue of the spin-off Sonic X comic series.

Summary

Story

"Wicked Sweet Shuttle Shenanigans" - Part One

Late at night in the city of Paris, Big the Cat fishes in the canal and warns his best friend, Froggy, to not get involved with Chaos and his sparkly stones again. He notices fireworks in the distance and decides to follow them. Meanwhile, Sonic, Tails and Amy celebrate Chris's birthday alongside his family and friends. While the group admires the sights and sounds, Agent Topaz and Rouge the Bat search the area for Dr. Eggman. Unbeknownst to them, the secret agents are being followed by Emerl, who hopes that they can help cure his amnesia.

In Washington, D.C., the President scolds Captain Westwood for failing to be prepared for action and threatens to hand his position in G.U.N. over to Topaz. Westwood silently blames Sonic, Rouge and Topaz for his own failures and plots vengeance. Back in Paris, Chris's father tells him that he and his friends will be the first passengers on his company's new space shuttle. Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman tries to blend into the crowd as an attendant at the fair and Bokkun runs wild eating sweets. Decoe and Bocoe ask why their master has brought them to Paris; Eggman promptly explains that he plans to take Nelson Thorndyke's space shuttle for himself. They ask why they need a space shuttle when they have the Egg Carrier, but Eggman tells them that he needs a vessel that can leave the atmosphere in order to begin his work on the moon. The hench-bots ask why they were ordered to tamper with the fair's rides, and Eggman says that they'll serve as a distraction while he steals the space shuttle.

Concerned that Dr. Eggman may not be in Paris, Agent Topaz contacts Captain Westwood. Seeing this as a chance to make them look incompetent, Westwood orders the duo to return to Washington. Rouge argues that they shouldn't leave immediately and encourages Topaz to let her search the city a bit longer, suggesting that Topaz should let any blame fall on her if they fail to locate Eggman.

The next day, Nelson and Lindsay Thorndyke greet a massive crowd at the World's Fair and prepare to unveil their space shuttle. Emerl prepares to confront Rouge and Topaz when Eggman activates his attacking attractions. A rampaging roller coaster, an enraged elephant-automaton, an evil Eiffel Tower display and a malicious mime robot attack the crowd. Sonic grabs a ring from Tails and, along with Amy, they engage the robots. Rouge and Topaz also jump into the fray, leaving Emerl at a loss. While everyone is busy with the robots, Big and Froggy watch Eggman and his hench-bots head towards the unguarded shuttle.

Sonic and his friends save the spectators from the elephant and Eiffel Tower robots and Rouge attacks the mime-bot with a diving kick, causing it to fall over. Topaz rushes under the mime, pushing a citizen out of the way. Fearing that Topaz may be harmed, Emerl uses his super speed to carry her out from under the falling mime-bot before it collapses and hides in the shadows while his speed chip cools down. Chris and Mr. Tanaka try to save a dog tied to a pole being menaced by the roller coaster robot, but are cornered by the coaster-bot as well as the Eiffel-bot. Big captures Dr. Eggman, punching him in the face.

Sonic speeds to Chris and Mr. Tanaka's rescue, disabling both robots and freeing the dog. The rest of the heroes find Dr. Eggman and chase him into the nearby Hall of Mirrors. Emerl spots Dr. Eggman, who holds his face in pain after having been punched, and thinks that he recognizes him as his master. Sonic catches up with the others and also enters the mirror attraction. Fearing that he may harm his "master", Emerl takes aim at Sonic with his chest cannon.

Quotes

  • Lindsay Thorndyke: "They love me! They really love me!"
  • Nelson Thorndyke: "That joke never gets old."


  • Giant Mime Robot: *
  • Editor's Note: *Yes, we know this word balloon is empty. It's a giant mime. What do you think it would be saying?


  • Big: "I won't let you steal anything!"
  • Dr. Eggman: "ARRRRGH! Consarned cat! So how are you going to stop me from taking that shuttle?"
  • Big: "Like this."
  • Dr. Eggman: "You punched me in da node! Nobuddy punchez me!"

Key Events

  • Nelson and Lindsay Thorndyke unveil their space shuttle at the World's Fair in Paris, France.
  • Dr. Eggman causes a commotion at the fair and attempts to steal the shuttle.
  • Big punches Dr. Eggman in the nose.
  • Emerl confuses Dr. Eggman for his master and decides to protect him from Sonic.

Background Information

  • One of the attractions-turned-robot at the World's Fair resembles the real life Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
  • Big references Froggy's involvement with Chaos in the Sonic X anime adaptation of Sonic Adventure.


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