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IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 22 is the twenty-second issue in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing.

Official solicitation

"The Last Minute, Part Two"! As the Metal Virus spreads faster and faster, it's getting harder for the Restoration to keep up... good thing they've got Amy Rose keeping relief efforts organized! Just as long as nothing happens to the Restoration base, everything will be... Oh... That might be a problem. The second of three simultaneous adventures! Can Amy keep the Restoration and refugees from the Metal Virus safe? Someone's trying to let Zombots in... but who?! Don't miss the Halloween variant cover by Nathalie Fourdraine!

Featured stories

The Last Minute, Part 2


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  • Chaotix
    • Charmy Bee
    • Espio the Chameleon
    • Vector the Crocodile
  • Cheese (Mentioned)
  • Chocola (Mentioned)
  • Cream the Rabbit
  • Deadly Six
    • Master Zik
    • Zavok
    • Zazz
    • Zeena
    • Zomom
    • Zor
  • Dr. Eggman (Mentioned)
  • Flicky (x3)
  • Gemerl
  • Jewel the Beetle (Mentioned)
  • Restoration
  • Amy Rose
  • Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Tangle the Lemur
  • Whisper the Wolf
  • Silver the Hedgehog (Mentioned)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Mentioned)
  • Team Dark
    • E-123 Omega (Mentioned)
    • Rouge the Bat (Mentioned)

Vanilla the Rabbit



Other features

A map drawn by Cream. Art by David Mariotte.

  • Story so far...: "Story so far..." is a summary of the current plotline for the comic. It features a landscape drawing by Cream of various locations that have been established in the series and some that have yet to be introduced. The people and locations on the map that have been marked with a red X indicate that they have been affected by the Metal Virus.
  • Roll Call: Roll Call acts as a quick reference guide to new readers about the characters. This issue provides data files on Sonic, Amy, Cream, Vanilla, Vector, Espio and Gemerl.
  • 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.
  • Care Bears: Unlock the Magic #1 - Free Digital Ashcan



  • There was originally a continuity error, where one of the refugees was infected with the virus, that was accepted in, whilst Gemerl was supposed to scan each person before they are allowed into Resotration HQ. this oversight was explained in Big's Big Adventure, where the infected person slipped in while Gemerl was distracted by his argument with Big the Cat.


Early covers

Preview Pages