Eggman Upgrades Metal Sonic

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IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 18 is the sixteenth issue in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing.

Official Solicitation

"Victims"! The infection spreads! Sonic's already lost one friend to the spread of the virus and doesn't want to see anyone else corrupted. When Cream the Rabbit's town becomes the latest epicenter, Sonic races to help-but chaos has already started.[1]


Key Events

  • Floral Forest Village is hit by the metal virus.
  • Sonic meets up with Cream the Rabbit and her family.
  • Cream and Vanilla escape from the village.
  • Cheese and Chocola are infected by the virus.
  • Rouge calls Sonic to Sunset City.

Background information

Cameos & References

  • Two flashbacks to Sonic Advance 3 (Gemerl's first appearance) are seen: Gemerl and Sonic facing off at Altar Emerald, and Gemerl enjoying life with Cream and Vanilla after his reprogramming (which is direct recreation of one of Advance 3's end credits scenes).



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