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Newszone
The News Zone was a regular feature in Sonic the Comic that revealed news from the world of Sega. There was a big emphasis on upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog games, particularly around the region when Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 were being released. When Sonic games weren't coming around, the News Zone instead featured other interesting new games or important inventions like the Sega Channel or the multi-tap.

The end of the News Zone usually included Short Bursts, a quick rundown of some less exciting news but news nonetheless. These could be games that didn't warrant a whole half a page dedicated to them, or re-releases of old games. They also included celebrities playing Sega games and even a story about two kids burning a house down because they were playing Sonic!

Although the original News Zone went uncredited, Issue 24 saw the first occasion of "News Hound" Garry Penn receive the plaudits for collecting the news. However, the feature wouldn't remain a regular one for too much longer as the popularity of the Mega Drive began to wane.

List of games/technologies/events etc featured (incomplete)

ItemIssue
Mega Drive II and Mega CD IIIssue 1
Street Fighter II Champion EditionIssue 1
UK Sega Challenge Final 1993Issue 1
Jungle StrikeIssue 1
B.O.B.Issue 1
Sonic the Hedgehog: Metal City Mayhem (gamebook)Issue 1
Sonic the Hedgehog: Zone Rangers (gamebook)Issue 1
Sega MouseIssue 2
Multi-TapIssue 2
Blockbuster and Ritz rentalsIssue 2
Sega BusIssue 2
Mega CD TV advertIssue 2
Muhammad Ali's Heavyweight BoxingIssue 2
F-15 Strike Eagle IIIssue 2
House fire caused by negligence while playing Sonic the HedgehogIssue 2
Half-price Sega gamesIssue 2
Arcade Power Stick IIIssue 3
SlipheedIssue 3
Sega BusIssue 3
Sonic the BalloonIssue 3
Sega VRIssue 4
Iron HammerIssue 4
Activator (controller)Issue 4
Consumer Electronics ShowIssue 4
SegaSonic the HedgehogIssue 4
AS1 simulatorIssue 4
Scramble Training (AS1 simulator game)Issue 4
Daytona Nascar Grand Prix (arcade game)Issue 4
Sega CG2 (arcade board)Issue 4
Winter Olympics (Mega Drive game)Issue 4
Toe Jam and Earl 2Issue 4
Road RunnerIssue 4
AladdinIssue 4
Eternal ChampionsIssue 4
Jurassic ParkIssue 4
Shinobi 3Issue 4
Ranger XIssue 4
Gunstar HeroesIssue 4
Dashin' DesperadosIssue 4
Mortal CombatIssue 4
Spider-Man/X-MenIssue 4
Battletoads Vs Double DragonIssue 4
Rocky & BullwinkleIssue 4
Stellar FoxIssue 4
Willy BeamishIssue 4
TerminatorIssue 4
Lethal EnforcersIssue 4
Rebel AssaultIssue 4
Mad Dog McCreeIssue 4
General ChaosIssue 4
TechnoClashIssue 4
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Solid Gold Guides)Issue 4
Sonic SpinballIssue 5
Sonic CDIssue 5
"Two new Sonic-related games"Issue 5
Introducing Amy RoseIssue 5
Introducing Ray the Flying SquirrelIssue 5
Sonic the Hedgehog 3Issue 5
SegaSonic the HedgehogIssue 5
Virtua RacingIssue 5
Wondermega 2Issue 5
Sony buys PsygnosisIssue 5
Dracula (Mega CD game)Issue 5
Last Action Hero (Mega CD game)Issue 5
CliffhangerIssue 5
PuggsyIssue 5
Wiz & LizIssue 5
Hardware BundlesIssue 5
Roar of the BeastIssue 5
Belle's QuestIssue 5
Aero AcrobatIssue 5
Jurassic ParkIssue 5
ZoolIssue 5
Bill Walsh College FootballIssue 5
F1Issue 6
Ecco the Dolphin (Mega CD version)Issue 6
Golden Axe IIIIssue 6
Haunting Starring PolterguyIssue 6
Super Baseball 2020Issue 6
Shining ForceIssue 6
Virtua RacingIssue 6
Game Gear Game GenieIssue 7
Sega BusIssue 7
Logic 3 LogipadIssue 7
Logic 3 PhantomIssue 7
James Pond 3 - Operation Starfi5hIssue 7
New releases for September (list of 32 games)Issue 7
Sonic CDIssue 8
Introducing Metal SonicIssue 8
Cosmic SpaceheadIssue 8
Jurassic ParkIssue 8
Ecco the Dolphin water safety campaignIssue 8
EA 4-way PlayIssue 8
Sonic CD (two-page spread)Issue 9
Sonic SpinballIssue 10
Sonic ChaosIssue 10
Robotnik's Mean Bean MachineIssue 10
Sonic CDIssue 10
Toe Jam and Earl 2Issue 10
Mega Drive II and Mega CD IIIssue 10
Sky 1 Games WorldIssue 10
Yumemi MansionIssue 10
CastlevaniaIssue 10
Laseractive (console)Issue 10
AX 101Issue 10
European Computer Trade ShowIssue 11
HauntingIssue 11
Virtual PinballIssue 11
James Pond 3Issue 11
Mutant League HockeyIssue 11
FIFA International SoccerIssue 11
Winter Olympics '94Issue 11
GunshipIssue 11
F1Issue 11
Davis Cup World TourIssue 11
ThunderhawkIssue 11
Brett Hull HockeyIssue 11
ZoolIssue 11
Cosmic SpaceheadIssue 11
Dino RidersIssue 11
Robocop Versus TerminatorIssue 11
Sonic the Hedgehog in Robotnik's Laboratory (novel)Issue 12
Sonic the Hedgehog in The Fourth Dimension (novel)Issue 12
The Official Sega Mega Drive Power Tips Book 2Issue 12
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega GuideIssue 12
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (TV show)Issue 12
Robocop Versus TerminatorIssue 13
Winter Olympics (Mega Drive game)Issue 13
QJ Propad 2Issue 13
Freewheel (controller)Issue 13
Recently-released 8-bit games (list of 4 games including Sonic Chaos)Issue 13
Masters of CombatIssue 13
Jurassic Park (Master System game)Issue 13
November 8-bit releases (list of 4 games)Issue 13
New Sony Imagesoft games (list of 6 games)Issue 13
Double Dragon (film)Issue 13
Mortal Kombat (film)Issue 13
Sonic's Q-RatingIssue 13
Sonic SpinballIssue 14
Sonic ChaosIssue 14
Sonic CDIssue 14
Sonic the Hedgehog 3Issue 14
Sonic the Hedgehog bicycle helmetIssue 14
Sonic the Hedgehog crispsIssue 14
Sonic WatchIssue 14
Eternal ChampionsIssue 14
Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean MachineIssue 14
Toe Jam and Earl in Panic on FunkotronIssue 14
Checklist of games coming out in November and December (to leave as hints for Christmas; list of 50 games including Sonic CD, Sonic Chaos etc)Issue 14
Eternal ChampionsIssue 15
Doctor Robotnik's Mean Bean MachineIssue 15
Hardware BundlesIssue 15
Virtua RacingIssue 15
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (TV show on VHS)Issue 15
Dragon's RevengeIssue 15
F117 Night StormIssue 15
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (full page) Issue 16
Sega Euro Challenge 1993Issue 16
Video Game Rating (Classification) SystemIssue 16
Marko's Magic FootballIssue 16
Double Value GamesIssue 16
SegaSonic the Hedgehog (full page)Issue 17
Mutant League HockeyIssue 17
January releases (list of 31 games)Issue 17
Double SwitchIssue 18
WonderdogIssue 18
Dracula UnleashedIssue 18
Jurassic Park (Mega CD game)Issue 18
NFL Quarterback ClubIssue 18
The Crash DummiesIssue 18
Acclaim SoccerIssue 18
NBA JamIssue 18
Maximum CarnageIssue 18
Spider-Man And The X-MenIssue 18
T2 (8-bit game)Issue 18
Judgement DayIssue 18
Judge DreddIssue 18
Mortal Kombat (Mega CD version)Issue 18
Bubba 'n' StixIssue 18
Skeleton CrewIssue 18
SoulstarIssue 18
BattlecorpsIssue 18
F1 sell-outIssue 18
Kawasaki Super BikesIssue 18
Desert StrikeIssue 18
Prince of PersiaIssue 18
Marco's Magic FootballIssue 18
Pinball WizardIssue 18
Yogi BearIssue 18
The JetsonsIssue 18
Gametek releases (list of 5 games)Issue 18
Zool (8-bit game)Issue 18
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Tournament FightersIssue 18
ZombiesIssue 18
CastlevaniaIssue 18
Rocket Knights Adventures IIIssue 18
Tiny Toon Adventure IIIssue 18
Lethal Enforcers IIIssue 18
ProbotectorIssue 18
Batman: The Animated Series (game)Issue 18
Biker Mice From MarsIssue 18
Cheddar GeorgeIssue 18
Cancellation of Last Action HeroIssue 18
CliffhangerIssue 18
Lawnmower ManIssue 18
PinkieIssue 18
Mega SWIVIssue 18
JammitIssue 18
DragonIssue 18
DropZoneIssue 18
Archer SnookerIssue 18
Goal!Issue 18
Rock n Roll RacingIssue 18
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Release DateIssue 19
Introducing Knuckles the EchidnaIssue 19
SkitchinIssue 19
Midland Bank Livecash offerIssue 19
Mortal Kombat II (arcade)Issue 19

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