Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys 1
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Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1"A Few Bad Men"
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The Shadowy Scientist is back to his evil antics in Bad Guys! And what better place to concoct nefarious plans than one of Dr. Eggman's abandoned bases? But that is easier said than done when badniks are guarding the entrance! Dr. Starline knows he can't do it alone, so he decides to recruit some familiar and not so friendly faces.
A Few Bad Men
Dr. Starline infiltrates Egg Base Sigma alone, without the Warp Topaz. He comments that it's a modest industrial site for the Eggman Empire's standards, but has precisely what he needs for his plans. He tries to use the password to get in, but it doesn't work. Once the Badniks start responding to Startline, the doctor field tests his new multi-tool heel spurs. He manages to destroy a few Motobugs, but is quickly overwhelmed by Egg Pawns and he runs away. Back at his base, Starline records his progress log update. He has amassed a substantial reserve of Eggman technology, but lacks the necessary facilities to utilize them. He has put his long term plans for Surge and Kit on hold, until he has the necessary tools to complete them. He realizes if he got someone who hated Eggman and Sonic mutually, he could potentially sway them, then dispose of them.
Starline travels to Everhold Prison where Zavok, Mimic, Rough and Tumble are locked up. The doctor uses his glove to hypnotize the guards to help him free who he came for. When Zavok sees Starline he questions why he didn't use his hypnotic tools instead of the Cacophonic Conch when they met before. Starline explains he uses different tools for different situations. Plus, he doubts it would work on someone with iron will. Starline then lies to all the prisoners to try and trick them into helping him. Zavok thinks to himself he will also use Starline, so he can have the chance to strike down Eggman and find the Deadly Six. They shake hands and become the Deadly Four. Then they escape the prison together using their individual smarts and skills. When exiting, Starline comments that this was a stupendous debut. Now that they are warmed up, it's time for them to do some real damage.
Raw artwork of each of this issue's variant covers.
Sonic Letters Squad: Reader letters and artwork, with replies from the comic staff.
Free Digital Ashcan: Sonic the Hedgehog #1
Story: Ian Flynn
Art: Jack Lawrence
Colors: Leonardo Ito
Letters: Shawn Lee
Assistant Editor: Riley Farmer
Editor: David Mariotte
Special thanks to: Mai Kiyotaki, Michael Cisneros, Sandra Jo, Sonic Team, and everyone at Sega for their invaluable assistance
https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUL200524 (Wayback Machine: 2020-10-21 01:41)