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STH24
Sonic the Hedgehog
Publication Details
Issue 

24

Date Published 

May 1995

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
Characters
Locations
  

Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 24 was the twenty-forth issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.

Summary

Story One

"When Hedgehogs Collide" - Part One

Sonic, Sally, Antoine, Rotor, and Tails are terrorizing the citizens of Knothole. Sonic outright attacks a pig and Sally throws a squirrel into the lake. Antoine is driving recklessly through the village and demolishes an apple stand. Rotor walks into a store and smashes it with a bat. Tails pelts a tortoise with tomatoes before heading back to the Great Forest. He meets up with the others, and Sonic, wearing a nasty pair of shades, asks if anyone is catching on to their plan.

"When Hedgehogs Collide" - Part Two

A few hours earlier on Anti-Mobius, Anti-Sonic is bored. He realizes that he only has fun when he fights Sonic the Hedgehog, because he's already taken over the planet, his "archfoe" Dr. Robotnik won't fight him, and Robotnik's SWEEPbots do all the cleaning. Anti-Sally comes in and kicks down Anti-Sonic, believing he's gone soft. Anti-Sonic tells her that she'd be better off beating up herself.

She doesn't understand, so Anti-Sonic explains the Cosmic Interstate and his encounters with Sonic (StH:11) and Robo-Robotnik (StH:19), making sure not to tell her that he was easily beaten both times. He rallies the Anti-Freedom Fighters together and leads them to Mobius Prime. Once they get there, they go "incognito", taking of their leather clothes, and start harassing people.

"When Hedgehogs Collide" - Part Three

The real Sonic, Tails, and Antoine return from Negative Reality, having been sent there by Rotor's Timespace Matter Projector to try and find a way into the Zone of Silence to rescue King Acorn. Sonic scolds Nicole for not helping them find the king, but she claims that her software doesn't work well in Negative Reality. Sonic asks the group not to tell Sally about their attempt to rescue the king, not wanting to get her hopes up.

Sally enters the room, and Antoine asks how her mission with the trainees went. Sally brushes aside the question when an angry mob appears outside of Freedom HQ's front door. Believing that the Freedom Fighters are responsible for the havoc caused by the Anti-Freedom Fighters, the mob attacks. Sonic and friends flee, realizing someone must be posing as them. Sally devises a plan to lure out their imposters.

"When Hedgehogs Collide" - Part Four

The Anti-Freedom Fighters continue to terrorize the citizens of Knothole and decide to pick on a group of gypsies. The "gypsies" are none other than the Freedom Fighters in disguise, and they ambush their dark counterparts. After causing the Anti-Freedom Fighters to crash their bikes, the Freedom Fighters reveal themselves in front of the townspeople and Sonic goads Anti-Sonic into a fight.

The two freedom fighter groups clash, each fighting their other-world counterpart. They match each other blow for blow, so Sally tells her friends to switch opponents. The Anti-Freedom Fighters are soundly defeated and restrained. The citizens apologize to the Freedom Fighters, but Sonic tells them not to worry about it. Sonic tells Anti-Sonic he's lost, but Anti-Sonic says he got exactly what he wanted before passing out.

Quotes

  • Anti Sonic: "My counterpart is everything I'm not--helpful, kind, obedient, cheerful and thrifty! A regular Boy Scout! OOOOH how I 'hate that hedgehog!'"


  • NICOLE: "It's not my fault Negative Reality wreaks havoc with my software! Next time, bring a compass!"


  • Sonic: "Oh, no! It is Sonic the Hedgehog and his gang of outlaw Freedom Fighters, come to terrorize us poor innocent gypsies!"


  • Sonic: "You're going back where you came from, handsome! Game Over--you lose!"
  • Anti Sonic: "Hah! Shows how much you know, pretty boy! I got what I came for!...a fight!"

Key Events

  • The Anti-Freedom Fighters frame their counterparts for various misdeeds.
  • Sonic, Tails, and Antoine attempt to reach the Zone of Silence to rescue King Max, but fail.

Background Information

  • This is the first story to reference Anti-Bunnie.

Cameos & References

  • When Anti Sonic says, "My counterpart is everything I'm not--helpful, kind, obedient, cheerful and thrifty!", he is referring to the Boy Scout Oath.

Reprint History

This issue has been reprinted in the following places:


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