Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 238 is the two hundred and thirty eighth issue in the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.
- "Loyalty" - Part 2
With Echidna Dark Egg Legion surgeons ready to operate, Dr. Eggman gleefully asks Lupe if she has any last words before she is legionized. Lupe curtly replies that she has nothing civil to say, and Eggman warns that he'll "change that tone" when an alarm unexpectedly goes off. A nearby screen shows Eggman the source of the trouble: Sonic and Team Fighters have followed him, and are engaging the Soumerca Dark Egg Legion troops. Eggman contacts Orbot for an update on the Death Egg Mark 2, only to learn that it is still being refueled and restocked, and repairs have not yet even begun. A smug Lupe remarks that with Sonic's presence on top of all this, Eggman's defeat is certain. Determining that his only choice is to take off before preparations are complete, Eggman heads to oversee the launch, commanding his men to watch Lupe.
Elsewhere, Team Fighters-accompanied by Leeta, Lyco, and Queen Hathor-continue to battle their way deeper into the Legion base. Sonic, having donned his honorary Wolf Pack ornament, splits up his team, sending Tails, T-Pup, Hathor, and Lyco to locate Lupe while he, Amy Rose, and Leeta keep the Legionnaires busy. The team splits further as Hathor and Lyco go to rescue Lupe while Tails and T-Pup head off on their own, the group planning to reunite at the top of the base. Outside, Leeta accosts a Wolf Legionnaire for his willingness to serve Eggman after what he's done to their people, prompting Amy to remind her that their mission is to distract the Legion, not reason with them. Grandmaster Razorklaw then appears and angrily confronts Sonic, demanding a rematch after his previous defeats. Sonic accepts, noting that "'fighting Lynxes in duels of honor' is a new occupational hazard"-referring to his last confrontation with Lightning Lynx-before charging into battle against the former Felidae champion.
Inside the base, Lyco and Hathor find Drago Wolf taunting Lupe, clad in Hathor's royal robe and boasting of his new status as a Grandmaster. Lupe berates his foolishness, reminding him of Eggman's sadistic pleasure in taking advantage of existing relationships in selecting his minions. She questions what he expects will happen after she is legionized, and Drago responds that he expects that perhaps Eggman will appoint her as Drago's Kommissar. Lupe then points out that he would be more likely to appoint her Grandmaster in Drago's place in order to undermine the Wolf Pack Nation, and that the best he can expect is to be demoted. Drago denounces her supposition, claiming that Eggman values him, but is clearly shaken by the idea.
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- "Foundation Work"
Harvey Who , Sir Charles Hedgehog and NICOLE are underground the city of Mobotropolis in Secret HQ. Harvey comments on how NICOLE made Freedom HQ with NICOLE saying that the base was left over from the occupation of the iron dominion. Harvey then says that he likes to keep things simple, to which Sir Charles remarks that it is not entirely true: with NICOLE illegaly in the city, betraying king Naugus and him rebuilding the original metal Sonic: Shard . Charles says that it was extremely hard to build Shard, as all he had was parts of Metal Scourge and the Metal Sonic Troopers, along with the fact that when he installs the pieces of these robots into shard, his power gem matrix in-cooperates them before he can modify them. Charles reminds shard that he tried to kill his nephew, to which Shard (currently just a head and body) reflects on the time he sacrificed himself to save Sonic, and claims that sonic taught him what it means to truly be alive.
Harvey begins to think about one more candidate to join the Secret Freedom Fighters , and claims that they need a degree of unpredictability in the team. Suddenly Larry Lynx crashes through the shoot that leads to the surface on Mobotropolis. Charles tells NICOLE to disappear (as she is exiled from the kingdom) and quickly tries to cover Shard from Larry's view. As Charles desparatedly tries to explain everything to Larry, Harvey steps in and invites Larry to help make the city safe again. Larry replies saying that he doesn't think that people will trust him to help, to which Harvey says: "it will just be our little secret then".
Amy asks Hathor about in her culture, they become whatever they are wearing. Hathor corrects her and that since she's wearing her queen cloak, she is queen. Amy thinks over her head, then proceeds to wear a wedding dress and rush after Sonic. She yells that it's official, and chases after him while carrying a groom outfit for Sonic. Sonic runs away shouting that "We're not Felidae!"
Harvey Who: (refering to Leeta and Lyco) ... And being unfamiliar to the citizens will give them a degree of unpredictability we'll need to...
(Larry crashes through the chute)
Harvey Who: Speaking of unpredictability...
Shard: ...and it was sonic who taught me what it truly means to be alive, besides you sort of owe me since it was my core-data that let you build all those Metal Sonic Troopers.
Shard: or -oops- was that a secret?
Sir Charles: I should have installed your head last.
- Lupe is rescued.
- Tails places a tracker on the Death Egg Mark 2.
- Dr. Eggman and Mecha Sally (barely) retreat, with Eggman deciding to go after Elias Acorn.
- It is revealed that Charles Hedgehog rebuilt Shard from the remain's of a different Metal Sonic, Metal Scourge, and parts from the Metal Sonic Troopers. Also Shard's core programming led him to build said Troopers.
- Leeta and Lyco are assigned to join the Secret Freedom Fighters by Lupe.
- Originally the 2nd story was called, "Unraveling" where Mina's concert of Hope draws Naugus's attention. This was moved to STH: #241 and was replaced with "Foundation work" to give Shard a backstory on how he was brought back from the dead.