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STH15
Sonic the Hedgehog
Publication Details
Issue 

15

Date Published 

July 1994

Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

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

Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 15 was the fifteenth issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.

Summary

Story One

"Rockin' the 'Bot" - Part One

Sonic saves the life of a magical frog from a mudslide. It rewards him with three magical stones. Each of the stones has a different ability: one provides super strength, one enables great leaping distance, and one grants elasticity. The frog warns that the stones will only last a short time, and leaps off after thanking him again for his rescue. Sonic decides to give the rocks to Tails as good luck charms; a few days later, the Knothole Freedom Fighters ride into the Mobian Badlands in Rotor's land rover.

Tails is confident that the stones will protect them from Dr. Robotnik, but is unaware that they have been spotted by the doctor and Snively. Robotnik decides to amuse himself by attacking the group using his new Beetlebot.The Freedom Fighters are sent flying as the rover is destroyed. Trapped in a pit with the Beetlebot about to crush them, Sonic determines that he has no option but to try the stones' powers.

"Rockin' the 'Bot" - Part Two

Forgetting which stone grants which powers, Sonic pulls the red stone, thinking it will grant him super strength to catch and throw back a boulder hurled by the Beetlebot. He guesses wrong and is flattened, to the horror of the others. But to their astonishment, he survives, having employed the elasticity stone by mistake. Furious, Robotnik pilots the Beetlebot in for another attack, and Sonic uses the yellow stone in hopes of gaining super strength to stop it. Once again he guesses wrong, and ends up leaping out of the pit as the Freedom Fighters are captured by Robotnik.

As the Beetlebot prepares to take off, Sonic devises a plan. Grabbing a tree trunk and creating a slab of rock with his Spin-Dash, he fashions giant fly swatter and wields it with the green stone's super strength powers. He smashes the Beetlebot and rescues the his friends. Sally asks where Sonic got his new powers, and he realizes that the frog had told him the truth after all. Sonic starts talking to a large group of frogs, hoping to receive more magical stones. His friends just look on, confused.

Story Two

"What's the Big Idea"

Rotor is working in his workshop, and all the Freedom Fighters are at a loss as to what he could be developing. After they review some of Rotor's less-than-spectacular previous inventions and speculate on what he could be coming up with now, Rotor emerges and presents his...thermos.

Story Three

"Animal Magnetism"

Robotnik, watching one of his monitors, spots Bunnie holding a broken tree branch so that Tails can use the swing attached to it. Robotnik gleefully anticipates using the Rabbot's cyborg nature to his advantage. Later, the Freedom Fighters are having an outdoor barbecue when metal objects start flying through the air. Bunnie is caught up in the effect, and Sonic rushes after her only to discover the cause: Robotnik's new Magnabot, which uses a giant electro-magnet. Robotnik, intending to capture Bunnie and use her as bait for the other Freedom Fighters, doesn't notice Sonic.

Sonic spots Bunnie holding onto a tree to avoid being pulled in by the magnet. Struck by a flying can, Sonic gets an idea, and grabs a trashcan lid before rushing out of the magnetic field area. He then taunts Robotnik, holding up the lid and daring the doctor to use the magnet on him. Robotnik has Snively redirect the Magnabot so it can draw in the lid, and power it up so they can be sure to capture him. However, he realizes too late that Sonic has tricked them into aiming the magnet towards Robotropolis. The Magnabot is then buried under a pile of objects attracted from the city, allowing Sonic and Bunnie to make their escape. Rotor later coats Bunnie's limbs with a solution to prevent her from being captured again.

Quotes

  • Magic Frog: "Spirits of Nature! Powers of Love! Send this kind hedgehog a gift from above!...and put it on my credit card!"

Key Events

  • Sonic is given three magical stones, each with a unique power.
  • Sonic is able to defeat Robotnik's creation, the Beetlebot, with the help of the stones.
  • Dr Robotnik uses a robot that is capable of generating magnetic fields in order to capture Bunnie, but the robot's abilities are turned against him by Sonic's quick-thinking.

Background Information

  • This issue cover is one of the six in the main Sonic comic series to not feature Sonic in the art, the others being StH: #146, #157, #190, #210, and #240. (Sonic is on every cover in some form, be it an icon, corner box, or an alternate form.)

Reprint History

This issue has been reprinted in the following places:


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