The color release for the cover for Sonic #88 has been issued. Spoilers and order form below:

Sonic The Hedgehog #88
"Family Matters - Part One"
"The Road To Albion - Part One"
Writers: Karl Bollers and Ken Penders
Artists: James Fry and Steven Butler
Inkers: Andrew Pepoy and Pam Ecklund.
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Sonic, Princess Sally and the gang return to Knothole to find the kingdom in complete and utter turmoil. Prince Elias has been captured by Shadow-Bots who intend to roboticize him and Queen Alicia undergoes a surgical operation to determine her fate one and for all, while King Max insists on storming Doctor Robotnik's HQ with his troops in order to save his son. As if all that wasn't bad enough, Sonic must also confront his Uncle Chuck, who is under Robotnik's control! And in the backup, Knuckles finds himself drifting alone amid the raging waters after an energy wave sets off a massive explosion in Haven. Surrounded by nothingness, the ghostly image of his ancestor Athair appears to guide him on a journey to Albion, a journey not only of discovery but possible redemption and restorations...

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Aug. 18.