Preview: Sonic Universe #73

The danger in the digital world is all too real in this month’s issue of Sonic Universe!


Comic Book Resources has the preview for Sonic Universe #73, and the truth hurts as much as physical pain as we see quite plainly here. Sally uncovers Nicole’s tragic origins, and her friendship with her brings her at loggerheads with Dr. Ellidy considering the pain it’s wrought on him. Meanwhile, Nicole herself is besieged on by the monster of megabytes, new villain Phage. What’s her place in all of this malarkey, and can Sally and Ellidy agree to something before Nicole can be deleted? Find out in “Spark of Life”: part 3.

It STARTS with a SPARK! “Spark of Life” Part Three: Shocking truths are exposed as Dr. Ellidy reveals the tragic origin of the beloved A.I., Nicole! Meanwhile, Phage erupts from the shadows of the Digital World to sew chaos on the island! Can our heroes rally to save Nicole and drive off this new threat? Night is falling, and terrible monsters are closing in! Don’t miss this exciting next chapter in the latest Sonic Universe epic, featuring all-new cover art from Sonic artist supreme Tracy Yardley, and a special new “EXTREME BFFs” variant cover from My Little Pony artist Agnes Garbowska!
STORY BY: Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker
ART BY: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash
COLORS BY: Matt Herms
LETTERS BY: Jack Morelli
COVER BY: Tracy Yardley
PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
RELEASE DATE: Feb 25th, 2015

Sonic Universe #73 is out now, so be sure to pick it up to discover the next part of the digital dilemma!

Source: Comic Book Resources


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  1. I got to read through the entire issue, and holy hell, could someone just kill Phage on the spot, please?
    It’s just one of those villains who really annoy the hell of of you and makes you wish the hero just beats the crap out of them already.

  2. I’m really happy that these stories keep playing with the concept of death, even being targeted to kids and people of all ages.

    It was wonderful how death affected the characters and helped them grow and develop in older comics and even in some games, would love if they keep that tradition with recent comics, I’m not talking about making them overall grim and gritty but to play a balance of light heartness, comedy, action and tragedy in the same stories.

  3. Oh look they recycled the story of Gerald, Maria, and Shadow, only Ellidy failed miserably. Great job guys. *sarcastic clapping*

    1. I fail to see it. Can you explain how so I can possibly agree or disagree with you?

      1. Gerald created Shadow the Hedgehog as a cure to Maria’s NIDS (lethal).
        Ellidy created Nicole to preserve the conscious (essentially save the life of) Nikki.

        Both are “scientist creates a sentient entity to save an ill relative.”
        The difference lies in who failed and who succeeded.

        Mainly my scorn comes from the fact that the cliffhanger at the end of the last issue lead me to believe there would be a far more complex story here. I’m just really disappointed with the result that they’re recycling a concept already covered and that Phage is just another extension of the Eggman Empire.

    1. Not at all! I enjoyed it myself. I think Champions and The Ultimate Betrayal are much more interesting though.

    2. Nope, I’m happy you like it. I just don’t myself.

      I’m just a very critical person and like to express it, so people who pursue careers in writing get a good idea of what types of mistakes are easy to fall into so they can avoid them. In addition, I think it provides an opportunity for established writers to hone their skills. After all, no one improves without criticism.

  4. Calling it now – Phage turns out to be Nikki’s ‘darker side’ of her digital conciousness.

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