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IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 15 is the fifteenth issue in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing.


"Patient Zero." Having finally come face-to-face with Dr. Starline, Sonic needs to learn more about this new threat. He and Amy investigate an old Eggman lair, but find it less abandoned than they thought when Rough & Tumble return for revenge! A major turning point in Season 2! Who will be infected?![1]


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Key Events

  • Amy and Sonic explores Echo Mine, which contained an abandoned Egg base in order to find out what the Doctor is planning.
  • After being alerted of Sonic and Amy's intrusion via camera, Dr. Eggman gives Rough and Tumble another chance at attacking Sonic, given them a drilling mech and backpacks (unbeknownst to the pair that they are expendable to be infected by the metal virus.)
  • Amy manages to log onto the Eggnet, being able to find the schematics of a ship resembling the Space Colony Ark. However, they are interrupted by the sound of Rough and Tumbles drilling machine.
  • By working toegether, both Amy and Sonic worked together to crash the drilling machine, forcing the skunk duo to eject.
  • caught between both sonic and amy, both of whom demanding answers, the skunks resort to using the button, expecting a new weapon.
  • To their surprise they are covered in the metal gunk. Surprise and disgust turn to horror as the metal virus goop continues to cover them and absorb them.



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Other features

  • Previously: Previously is a summary of previous issues' key story moments. It features a page of relevant panels from the previous issues.
  • Roll Call: Roll Call acts as a quick reference guide to new readers about the characters. This issue provides data files on Sonic, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Dr. Starline, Rough and Tumble.
  • Sonic Letters Squad: Sonic Letters Squad is a section where the comic staff can post fan artwork and fan letters that have been sent in to them.
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