Sonic the Hedgehog #23 – Review

It must be the end of the Zombot arc soon?

There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had with this arc, as the pacing of it and the general twists and turns that have been happening have been entertaining and often thrilling, as Sonic the Hedgehog has a confrontation with Eggman in what is essentially a two-hander (with Starline in the background) of the old enemies. 

What it does give us, however, is the chance to get under the skin a little more of Eggman as a villain. His erratic behaviour and short-sightedness in regards to the bigger picture is something that has been consistent throughout many different iterations of the character. 

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There’s a quite focused conversation between him and Sonic about his memories of Mr. Tinker, and Sonic questioning why Eggman just didn’t carry on acting like him. Eggman even says he misses it – but his “true” self kicked in and his goals of domination overruled any selflessness that was in him. 

Starline’s own character is used well here, offering an almost meta-commentary on the story playing out, but also offering his own analysis on Eggman’s flaws and relating it to Neo Metal Sonic. He’s also key in the direction that the plot will go in, as Zavok and the Deadly Six from Sonic Lost World are being brought in. 

There’s no real sign now of when this will end in regards to the Zombot arc, but the comic is still throwing curveballs to keep it entertaining. 

Sonic the Hedgehog #23 is available digitally and from comic shops.

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