Sonic Universe #54 is the fifty-fourth issue in the Sonic Universe comic series by Archie Comics, to be released in July 2013.
Sonic and Mega Man fight for their lives in ‘When Worlds Collide’: Part Eleven of Twelve! The evil doctors Eggman and Wily have completed their ultimate battle-weapon: the Egg-Wily Machine X-Powered by the Chaos Emeralds, it is the most powerful battle machine ever constructed! As our heroes do battle, Metal Sonic and Bass join the fray! Will the combined might of the Wily/Eggman arsenal be too much for Sonic and Mega Man to handle? Featuring a zone-shattering new cover from Patrick ‘SPAZ’ Spaziante and a special behind-the-scenes ‘Pencil Ink Color’ variant! Concluded in this month’s Sonic the Hedgehog #251!
Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily are making finishing touches to their Egg-Wily Machine X at the Weapons Lab. Wily is commenting to do slow, even strokes on the horn, as he doesn't wish to use a sloppy machine in a victorious battle, while Eggman, spraying the Egg-Wily Machine X while on a harness, commented that he offered to simply allow a Badnik to complete the machine, but Wily refused as he wanted a "craftsman's touch" on the machine in irritation. Various crashing sounds are heard in the room, many of which were from Sonic and Mega Man's battle with Metal Sonic and Bass, respectively. Wily then commented that Duo and Chaos Devil's battle is causing even more destruction than the blue heroes and their last line of defense, where he mentions that should the Genesis Wave Generator is disrupted, all will be for naught. Eggman then commented that its even worse than that: it might resulted in their home universes collapsing, and also told Wily to focus as when the machine is completed, nothing will stop them. Wily commented that he wasn't wild about the name Eggman gave to the machine, with Eggman retorting that the name fits because the "Egg" prefix was used for his machines, Wily's machines were using the "Wily Machine" designation, and the X puts it together. Wily then remarks that they just finish the machine. Privately, however, Wily also reiterates that he also means "finish" as in offing Eggman as he realizes that Eggman is far too dangerous to cooperate with. Eggman likewise feels its getting closer to offing Wily as well.
Meanwhile, Mega Man and Bass are engaging in a firefight against each other while Sonic and Metal Sonic are fighting running across the walls to fight each other in the Wily Egg's antechamber. Sonic then dodges a blow from Metal Sonic and then commented on their prior fights and tells the robot that it can't beat him. However, Metal Sonic threw an object at Sonic, knocking him off, although they then stop and then rush at each other, with Sonic commenting that Metal Sonic's prior action was a cheap shot by a cheap copy.