Hey Boomers!

This is one small step for Sonic, but one giant leap for Hume-kind. As a special Christmas treat to you all, we’re not just bringing back four strips for the first time since 1998 – we’re doing five! Pulling this off for this issue wasn’t easy, but here at STC-O HQ we don’t rest on our backsides (well, I do, I have no legs).

The final part of our Sonic shocker hits out, with Sonic and Metallix in final battle – and with a title like Goodbye, Mobius, expect something devastating! Sonic’s not the only one in danger though, as Tekno and Shorty face Set’s grand scheme in Sunset – and in our flashback story Revolutionary, Tekno and Amy face Zone Leader Nack! But that’s not enough apocalyptic drama for us, so House Of The Dead brings us a desperate attempt to escape zombie-infested London! The fifth strip is none other than Knuckles; the final part of the Vichama story has been regrettably delayed, for which I apologise, but we hope you’ll enjoy the return of Dr Zachary in The Prisoner.

And on top of all that, we’ve got two Review Zones, half-a-dozen posters, and some printable Christmas cards to Sonic up the 25th!

Big stuff, eh? You might be wondering how we could possibly beat this in our landmark 250th issue. Well just you wait and see…


Editors - Charles Ellis & Mike Corker
Designer - Mike Corker

STC’s alumni have prezzies for you too! Lew Stringer is contributing to the new football comic Rammie, on sale in select newsagents; Jon Haward (Shinobi) is in indie anthology Bulletproof; Richard Elson’s new strip Marauder begins in 2000 AD’s end-of-year Prog 2009, and older strip Kingdom is now in trade paperback form; and our own Zak Simmonds-Hurn continues to appear in The DFC!