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IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 17 is the seventeenth issue in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing.


"Plague!" As the infection spreads across a helpless city, the Chaotix Detective Agency stands alone against the horde. Will even the world's fastest hedgehog be quick enough to provide back-up, or will the city fall? The Chaotix take the case as things go from bad to worse![1]


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  • A zombot recently barged into the Chaotix detective Agency.
  • The trio escape from the building only to find the whole city in turmoil with Eggman's faceship over the city, sending the metal virus down.
  • They leave behind someone infected, with Vector caging her behind some uplifted cars. Charmy promises that he will come back for her.
  • Charmy recklessly flies back to the ring of upturned cars, becoming infected from the trapped citizen, who had already transformed into a zombot.

Other features

  • Previously: Previously is a summary of previous issues' key story moments. It features a page of relevant panels from the previous issue.
  • Roll Call: Roll Call acts as a quick reference guide to new readers about the characters. This issue provides data files on Sonic, Vector, Espio and Charmy.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper preview
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Early Covers

Preview pages