- This issue takes place before Super Sonic vs Hyper Knuckles
Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 33 was the thirty-third issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.
- "Let's Get Small"
Arriving in Knothole Village, Sonic is annoyed to discover that there is no one waiting for him. After searching, he is grabbed from behind by Rotor, who pulls a hospital mask over Sonic's face. Noticing Rotor's illness, Sonic is then treated to a shocking revelation: all the Freedom Fighters have fallen ill due to eating fast food sprinkled with robotic germs. Pulling out the reduce/enlarge component from the Roboticizer that transformed Bunnie Rabbot, Sonic shrinks down to microscopic size and enters Rotor's body.
Inside, he meets the Auntie Bodies, the embodiment of Rotor's natural immune system, who informs him that she and her counterparts inside the other Freedom Fighters have given up battling the French Frirus. Refusing to let her pessimism get him down, Sonic moves deeper into Rotor, only to be attacked by the French Foreign Lesions, followed by their master Paris-site and his partner Fever. The two prove too much for Sonic, but Auntie Bodies arrives, having been inspired by Sonic's courage. The two team up to defeat the disease, and the Auntie Bodies of the other Freedom Fighters soon defeat their own foes. As the Freedom Fighters start waking up, Sonic leaves Rotor, only to find himself still stuck at microscopic size. Thinking quickly, he reenters Rotor's nose and triggers a sneeze, sending himself flying towards the component and restoring himself to normal size. With the Freedom Fighters back on their feet, Sonic offers to get them something to eat, and allays their worries by arriving with chicken soup.
- "The Big Picture"
- "Sonic Shot"
Sonic and the Freedom Fighters are enjoying a game of hockey, when who should show up but a group of SWATbots led by Snively. Revealing that he spotted them on surveillance, Snively admits that he's dying to play a game of hockey with them, which the Freedom Fighters agree to. Robotnik soon spots them, and decides to wager the outcome of their long-running conflict on the game. After a tense game, the Freedom Fighters win, but Robotnik quickly goes back on his word, instead merely allowing them to leave unhindered. Despite his team's loss, Snively is happy to see Robotnik defeated once again.
- Fever: Holy Hot Flash!
- Paris-site: Sacr'e Bleu!
- Auntie-Body: Make that Sacr'e black and bleu, you ruffian!
- Robotnik spreads a robotic virus to the Freedom fighters in order to weaken them