Sonic the Hedgehog #216
Archie Comics (October 2010)WRITER: Ian Flynn PENCILERS: Steve Butler and Jamal Peppers (back-up story) INKER: Terry Austin COLORISTS: Matt Herms and Ray Dillon (back-up story)
LETTERER: John Workman COVER ART: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, and Jason Jensen EDITOR: Paul Kaminski MANAGING EDITOR: Mike Pellerito EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Victor Gorelick
Rotor convinces Silver to help him save the walruses. Meanwhile, Sonic and the Arctic Freedom Fighters are already battling through the Legionized whales and mind-controlled walruses until the two arrive. Using Silver’s powers and Rotor’s tech skills, the enemy is defeated and the day won. Silver returns home in the back-up story and we learn who his mentor is…Mammoth Mogul! (For non-fans or recent fans, that’s a big deal.)
What they got right: The mentor reveal caught me off-guard in a good way, and now I want to know how that story came about. The rest is up the usual standards. I like seeing Rotor back to form, even if it’s only temporary.
What they got wrong: No mention of T-Pup? I’ll be reading the final chapter of Tails’s arc in Sonic Universe next week for review and I’m hoping it’s just an oversight. I like T-Pup.
Recommendation: I wouldn’t mind seeing the Arctic Freedom Fighters get their own Sonic Universe arc. I enjoyed the comic, and game/comic fans should check it out.
Tomorrow’s Comic> Tails of the Pet Avengers: The Dogs of Summer one-shot