Sonic Universe #39
Archie Comics (June, 2012)“SCRAMBLED” part 3, “Line In The Sand” WRITER: Ian Flynn PENCILER: Jamal Peppers INKER: Jim Amash COLORIST: Steve Downer LETTERER: Jack Morelli ASSISTANT EDITOR: Vincent Lovallo EDITOR: Paul Kaminski
Eggman drops in on the Dragon Kingdom and pushes his weight around with the Raiju clan. Snively heads to his old girlfriend, the former Iron Queen Regina. After a quarrel between the two, Snively comes up with a plan to rescue her. Meanwhile, Eggman uses Mecha-Sally to take the opportunity to regain control of Monkey Khan just as he’s introduced to an ancient robot under Snively and Regina’s control.
What they got right: I like the design of the “ancient tech robot”. And it looks like Regina and Snively might actually make a good couple, unless she’s playing him the way she did the Iron King and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.
What they got wrong: We had to see Regina and Snively kissing. Yuck.
Recommendation: I’m holding out for Snively and Regina being a recurring threat apart from Eggman. Really enjoying this arc.