The most anticipated... and dreaded... story in Sonic history begins here! "The Good, the Bad and the Unknown: Prototype" Part 1 of 4 (by Ken Penders, Steven Butler, & Jim Amash): It's all been leading up to this: Shadow is back and he's looking for a showdown with Sonic! As if that wasn't enough, other threats old and new are lurking in the darkness... and with an event this big rocking Sonic's world, could the attention of Dr. Robotnik be too far off? Don't dare miss what may be the direst situation Sonic has ever faced! "Out of Your Shell" (by Romy Chacon, Ron Lim, & Rich Koslowski): Shadow isn't the only one back; in this story, Tommy the Turtle also makes a return appearance ? but can he find his place with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters? Prepare to be "Shell"-shocked once again! "Circuit Me" (by Romy Chacon, Al Bigley, & Mike Higgins): Princess Sally always has her super intelligent device from the future, N.I.C.O.L.E with her. But when a lab accident goes wrong will N.I.C.O.L.E leave Sally trapped for a chance at life?