Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 37 was the thirty-seventh issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.
- "The Day Robotropolis Fell"
Sonic and Sally are in Robotropolis to rendezvous with Uncle Chuck, of whom there has been no sign as yet. Sonic is confident that his uncle will arrive shortly, and is rewarded when a secret door opens beneath him to reveal Chuck in his lair. He invites the pair inside, and shows the pair seismic readings that indicate the imminence of a massive earthquake that is going to strike Robotropolis. Sonic is enthusiastic about the thought of Robotnik's operations being damaged, but Chuck informs him and Sally that Robotnik is aware of the quake as well, and plans to avoid it by hovering above Robotropolis in a spacecraft. In response to Sally's question as to whether or not this gives them an opening, Chuck admits that the city will briefly be defenseless while Robotnik is gone. Meanwhile, Robotnik finishes loading his SWATbots into his spacecraft, and reveals to Snively that he cares nothing for the other machines being left behind-including the Robians. Robotnik's ship takes off, and Chuck reveals to Sonic and Sally his plan to save the other Robians left behind by the unfeeling doctor.
Sonic determines to remain in the city to aid his uncle, and Sally comes along as well despite her misgivings. Chuck leads them to the Roboticizer room, which-along with everything else Robotnik left behind-has been shut down, but which he intends to reactivate. The first wave of the quake hits, but the trio manage to escape harm by crawling through a hole it opens in the doors to the Roboticizer. Hearing approaching footsteps, Sally is informed by Chuck that he sent an intruder alarm to lure the Robians to their location. When Sally points out that they don't have time to De-Roboticize the Robians in normal fashion, Chuck reveals his plan to overload the machine so that it will explode and throw out a wave of energy. The Robians come rushing in, and Chuck has his young friends run for cover as he activates the machine. Smoke rises from the explosion, but Chuck emerges from it-still a Robian, as he feels that he's more valuable to the Freedom Fighters remaining a robot for the time being. However, his plan has worked, and all the other Robians who charged into the room have been restored to normal.
The trio lead their new friends out of Robotnik's base, just as Rotor arrives in a plane to transport them to safety. Unfortunately, there's not enough room for everyone; Uncle Chuck volunteers to remain behind and trust in his robotic form, but Sally orders him to leave with the others. She then joins Sonic, the two of them determined to escape the city together, whatever may happen. As the plane takes off, the pair begin their escape attempt, calling upon NICOLE to help them find a safe way out. Sadly, a falling slab lands on top of Sally, knocking her unconscious. The horrified Sonic digs her out, realizing that he has to get her back to Knothole or she will die. NICOLE then speaks, pointing out the best route to take and wishing Sonic luck as he takes off, carrying Sally in his arms. They near the outskirts, only to reach a lava-filled chasm, which Sonic intends to jump, only to see a large tower falling towards it. Sonic considers stopping, but remembers NICOLE's counsel not to do so, when suddenly he spots a hole in the tower.
Hurtling through the hole, Sonic gets himself and Sally to safety. The next day, a bandaged but mobile Sally awards Sonic and Uncle Chuck with Mobius Golden Acorn medals for their bravery. Chuck is doubtful that Sally will be able to pin it on him, but is then informed that his is a magnet. Sonic, on the other hand, awards his medal to NICOLE for her part in helping him and Sally escape the city. As the citizens of Knothole celebrate, Uncle Chuck wonders about Robotnik, who returns to Robotropolis to find it in ruins. As he announces his intentions to rebuild, Snively wonders about their vulnerability with the city in this condition. Robotnik reveals that he has a satellite in place to project a force field around the city to protect it, and starts to order Snively to activate it. Snively does so, only for their craft to crash into it, and Robotnik then informs him that he was going to have him bring it up after they got inside its perimeter.
- "Bunnie's Worst Nightmare"
Bunnie Rabbot gets up from her resting place at the foot of a tree, and calls upon her volleyball-playing teammates to return to Knothole. As they head for home, Bunnie feels a persistent itch at her left shoulder-the one connected to her robotic arm-and assumes that it's the result of poison ivy. That night, however, Bunnie comes running into Freedom HQ and reveals the truth: circuitry appears to be spreading from her arm into her organic torso. Rotor takes her to his lab for analysis, and discovers a fascinating-but horrifying-truth: her Roboticization appears to be spreading without outside influence. The effects have already converted Bunnie's torso and right arm, and is spreading to her head, and she fears that her worst nightmare-of being completely Roboticized-will soon become a reality. Unexpectedly, a device emerges from the palm of her left hand, and projects a holographic image of Robotnik. The doctor reveals that the cause of Bunnie's condition is a device that was implanted on her when she was in a Roboticizer as a precaution against her escape.
It is intended to complete the Roboticization process, and what's worse, it cannot be removed, reversed, or deactivated. Furthermore, even if the Freedom Fighters managed to restore Bunnie to a fully Mobian form, the device would Re-Roboticize her completely. As the transmission shuts down, Sonic and Sally try to comfort Bunnie, who is utterly hopeless as to her situation. She then grabs Antoine and Rotor, remarking that becoming a robot might be a good thing, but is then shocked to have heard herself say such a thing. Realizing that her robot side must be taking over, Rotor leads the others away to try and find a solution to the problem. Unable to risk harming her friends, however, Bunnie leaves them a note and runs away, determined to put as much distance between them and herself before she turns against them. Exhausted, she lays down to sleep at the foot of a tree, but wakes up to find that the sun has risen. As she's about ready to resume running, Sally appears, and Bunnie tries to warn her off-only to realize that only her left arm and legs are robotic. Realizing that she must have been having a nightmare, Sally leads her over to where the others are playing volleyball, while Bunnie hopes that the dream was merely a result of indigestion-and not a premonition.
- Rotor: Fascinating! The circuitry and relays seem to be functioning as an automated self-replicating system!
- Sonic: Skip the pig-latin, big guy, and spill the beans! What does that mean?
- Tails: Ditto!
- Rotor: In other words, the roboticized parts of Bunnie seem to be growing on their own!
- Uncle Chuck's attempt to De-roboticize the Mobians under Robotnik's control succeeds.
- Robotropolis collapses because of a big Earthquake.
- Sally gets severely injured after a big rock falls on her.
- Bunnie Rabbot has a nightmare in which she becomes a full robot.
- Uncle Chuck's spy headquarters is based on his underground lair from both the Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Underground animated series.
- Apparently the Robians deroboticized was just a small portion of the population of Mobians captured and roboticized, or Eggman recaptured most of them after coming to the prime zone after Robotnik I's demise in issue 50. Sonics parents aren't seen, but were probably taken underground with Uncle Chuck after he paid them a visit with a power ring restoring their free will around issue 30.
- This derobotization process is the first successful mass attempt made in restoring the Robians to flesh. The second and final would occur when Ceneca 9009 and the Bem would deroboticize everyone but Jules and Bunnie.
- One of the De-Roboticized Robians is an obvious tribe to Mickey Mouse, resembling the Disney character but at the size of a real mouse.