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- Story takes place at roughly the same time as events in Knuckles the Echidna #9, leading into the conclusion of that issue.
Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 55 was the fifty-fifth issue of the main Sonic the Hedgehog comic series.
- "Monkey Madness"
Sonic, carrying Sally and followed by Antoine, is pursuing the Eggbots previously seen near Knothole. In spite of Antoine's complaints, Sonic refuses to slow down, and when questioned by Sally he responds that he's eager to leap right into the action. Fortunately, he refrains on this occasion, as he and Sally spot the Eggbots with a large excavating machine. Antoine walks up on them, startling them both as they fear their cover being blown, and Sonic quickly silences him and points out those they are observing. Sally, pulling out NICOLE, picks up a power signature on the dig site, but then detects another reading as well, and leaves to investigate. She then discovers the source: a large metal object that appears to be some sort of tomb. Antoine then accuses Sonic of acting in stupidity, and Sonic questions the Coyote's own bravery, only to have it pointed out to him that their options in their current position are limited.
Sally, meanwhile, manages to open the doors on her find-only to discover a living being inside, who reveals that he was sealed inside over ten years previously...by Dr. Ivo Robotnik, whom he claims also built him. Back at the dig site, Antoine suggests that Sonic create a diversion so that Antoine and Sally can investigate further, only for Sonic to realize that Sally has gone off on her own. The princess, meanwhile, questions what her captive means, and he responds that Robotnik imprisoned him after turning him into a powerful cyborg, and introduces himself as Monkey Khan. Elsewhere, on Devil's Gulag, Snively requests a report from his Eggbots, who reports that their Atom Drill has succeeded in penetrating the outer crust on their dig site. The Eggbot then reports the nature of the energy source: an extremely strong Power Ring, much to Snively's chagrin, as he wanted his robots to locate Ixis Naugus. To the surprise of the robot, however, the ring floats out of its resting place and flies over to rest on the head of Monkey Khan, much to Sonic's surprise as well.
Exulting in his increased powers, Khan sets out to employ them, summoning up a cloud upon which to ride and unleashing is electrical abilities. The Eggbots vainly attempt to stop him, only to see their Atom Drill destroyed in the process. Snively, overhearing the scuffle, decides to dispatch more Eggbots to deal with Khan, while Sally reports what she knows about the cyborg to her friends. Upon learning that Khan received his abilities from Robotnik, Sonic attacks him, much to Sally's dismay. The angered Khan is quick to fight back, only to notice Sally-and become instantly smitten-as she tries to bring a halt to the battle. He quickly swoops down and carries her off, despite her protests, while Antoine takes advantage of the opportunity to chastise Sonic for his lack of diplomatic skills. The Hedgehog and Coyote then take off after the pair, only to run into Snively's Eggbots, whom they are forced to fight amid more banter of Sonic's aggressive methods versus Antoine's preferred reasoning tactics.
Despite being frustrated with Sonic's ego, Antoine saves him from falling into the pit dug by the Eggbots, and the two continue battling their robotic foes with their backs to it. Elsewhere, Monkey Khan attempts to woo Sally, only to be shot down for his egotistical attitude and informed that it stands in the way of his potential to actually be heroic. Back at the battle site, Sonic borrows Antoine's sword and uses it to destabilize the ground beneath the Eggbots, toppling them into a pit. Despite the victory, the two Freedom Fighters remain pinned-until Khan and Sally return, the former using his lightning powers to fry several remaining Eggbots by way of an apology to Sonic. The Hedgehog then dispatches the few surviving units, and Snively agonizes over losing his troops. Khan and Sonic part as friends, Sally having helped Khan realize their similarities-though both could stand in need of improvement. The Monkey then takes off to enjoy his long-awaited release from captivity, while Sonic remarks that he wouldn't mind a vacation himself.
- "Rise Of The Robians"
Robian Fanny Dupin is surrounded by an angry mob in Mobotropolis, who found her near one of Robotnik's old laboratories. A sudden flash of light blinds the mob, and Sir Charles Hedgehog appears at Fanny's side, having used photon flash pellets to produce the unexpected lightshow. The leader of the mob, whom Charles recognizes as Tusk Luza, accuses the pair of working together, while the Hedgehog calmly asks why the mob are accosting Fanny to begin with. He replies that Fanny was sneaking around Robotnik's lab, which has been declared off-limits to all citizens; Fanny responds that she went there on a dare from friends. Charles accepts her explanation as logical, but Luza and his cohorts are unconvinced, believing that all the Robians are a threat. He demands that they take the matter to Sally for settlement, which Charles readily agrees with. The group heads to Castle Acorn, only to find Sally absent, and are greeted instead by Geoffrey St. John, who asks to know what is going on. After hearing the matter out, he informs the group that Sally is out-due to investigating the Eggbots-and tries to postpone the matter, only for King Maximillian Acorn to enter the room.
Taking his throne, the king reveals that he has overheard the whole conversation and made a decision: to dismantle all the Robians on the charge of treason. Charles objects to the unjust proceedings, only to have Max remind him that he created the Roboticizer in the first place. Geoffrey tries reasoning with the monarch, only to be batted aside by the angry Max; just then, Sally returns with Antoine and Sonic from their mission. They are startled as Max goes into a tirade over his orders being questioned, only to suddenly become weak and pass out. Sally has Doctor Quack summoned, only for a transmission to come in from Locke-disguised as his son Knuckles-requesting the Freedom Fighters' help on Angel Island.
- Monkey Khan makes his debut and is freed from imprisonment after ten years.
- Snively's EggBots are destroyed.
- King Acorn orders the Robians dismantled, but subsequently passes out.
- The Freedom Fighters are called to Angel Island by Locke, who is using a scrambling device to project Knuckles' image in place of his own. (KtE: #9)
- This story would be reprinted in Sonic Archives volume 15.