Issue 176 is the one hundred and seventy-sixth edition of Sonic the Comic, the UK's official SEGA comic. Released on the 8th March 2000, at the price of £1.35, the issue contained one new, original story, three reprints, several features and Part 1 of a "mega-sized" Sonic poster. This issue introduced the Data Zone feature.
- Data Zone
- Sonic the Hedgehog - What Price Victory?
- Knuckles the Echidna - Carnival Night Conspiracy: Part 5 (from Issue 43)
- Graphic Zone
- Miles "Tails" Prower - Fox On The Run: Part 2 (from Issue 74)
- Sonic the Hedgehog - The Great Escape!: Part 1 (from Issue 55)
- Next Issue
What Price Victory? is the second part of the Sonic Adventure story arc, written by Nigel Kitching, drawn by Richard Elson and lettered by Ellie de Ville. Fresh from the battle with Chaos, the Freedom Fighters are now wondering why Sonic's eyes are green. Porker Lewis arrives just in time for Round 2, while Grimer explains to Doctor Robotnik about The Anti-Chaos Nullifier. Back at the battle, Porker sets up a trap but only Johnny Lightfoot has the courage to see things through to the end. The bitter end...
The Data Zone appeared for the first time, giving brief outlines on all the major characters for new Boomers. Oddly, images of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose were all of their Sonic Adventure appearances, and a "Dr Eggman" headshot featured at the top of the page. Elsewhere, there was also a description of Tekno the Canary (despite her having made her last new appearance two issues ago), Robotnik, Chaos and Grimer, named "Grimer Wormtongue" for the first time.
Fantastic Futures! is the theme for this issue's Graphic Zone, with robotic destinies awaiting Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. Published pictures won readers a Sonic the Hedgehog watch. The Next Issue splash leads with the encounter between Knuckles and Chaos in next issue's lead strip, as well as advertising Part 2 of the "mega-sized" Sonic poster.
- Richard Elson - cover art
- Andy Diggle - editor
- Gary Knight - designer
- Steve MacManus - managing editor
- Sarah Colley - production
- Douglas Pocock - marketing manager
- Michelle Brown - promotions buyer
- Rob McMenemy - marketing director
- Julie Goldsmith - managing director
- Steve Goldsmith - advertising