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The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE long adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.
A surge of imposters spells trouble for Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, and even Eggman! Dr. Starline is pulling every tool from his kit as he creates his fastest and smartest inventions. An all new mini-series from Sonic writer Ian Flynn, Imposter Syndrome #1 will have readers seeing double!
Dr. Starline's "Operation: Remaster" is moving into its final testing stages. The shadowy scientist plans to create replacements for Sonic and Tails. The two test subjects he is using are Surge the Tenrec and Kitsunami the Fennec. Surge has speed to match Sonic along with electrokinesis. Kit has hydrokinetic tails under his control. Together they will battle Sonic and his friends while Starline replaces Eggman. Surge is eager to battle Sonic right away but Starline believes she and her partner need more testing, and when she tries to rise up over Starline he uses his hypnosis to put her and Kit to sleep. When going over their recent field tests, flashbacks are shown to when Surge and Kit caused a forest fire and later a blackout in Central City.
During the blackout, Starline tries to break into Tails' Lab in Emerald Town. Starline recalls how while he was covering his tracks, Tails is astute enough to know he was studying Belle the Tinkerer for something. He must make sure he doesn't review Belle's code, or he may realize what he's done to Surge and Kit. However the door is reinforced, so Starline can't get in without leaving behind damage. Their time limit runs out and they all retreat back to base. At home Starline gets into another argument with Surge, which leads to her questioning her identity. He is forced to reboot Surge and Kit again with his hypnosis, but it's starting to lose its effectiveness on them. When they wake up he lies to them and tricks them into helping with his next plan.
- Story: Ian Flynn
- Art: Thomas Rothlisberger, Aaron Hammerstrom (p. 8-12)
- Inks: Matt Froese (p. 8-12)
- Colors: Valentina Pinto
- 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
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