Welcome to the comic notes! I’ll be letting you in on all the ins and outs of the comics; pointing out the little things here and there that might interest you, explaining the references and of course telling you when it was made in the first place.
This is the very first issue of Sonic Wrecks was finished on April 8th 2004. And was adjusted in May of that year.
It first appeared on thewebcomiclist.com on 4th July, as a result this is considered to be Sonic Wrecks’ ‘birthday’ – ironic with it’s British roots that it should be on Independence Day in the US.
Originally Sonic Wrecks was part of ArchangelUK’s original website KevsKingdom.com which was first formed in 1997, Sonic Wrecks went on to outgrow it’s parent site, becoming more popular than KevsKingdom ever could. AAUK decided to ‘float off’ SW as its own entity.
The cycle would be complete in December 2006 when Sonic Wrecks swallowed up KevsKingdom.com and it’s content can now be found amongst other things in ‘The Vault’.
This first comic is set somewhere before the ‘Finalhazard’ attack on the Biolizard at the end of Sonic Adventure 2.
The title “Holding Out For A Hero” is a reference to the 80’s song of the same name by Bonnie Tyler.
The ‘Shadow Head’ SW insignia was created by AAUK editing the Sonic version which originated as the Sonic X logo, appropriately enough. SEGA have never used such an image in any game or media. Although ironically some claim otherwise and its since appeared in several locations as an ‘official’ image
What Mrs.Granger did with the jam I leave up to your own horrendous imagination.
You’ll always find some more gags tucked away in the small print (disclaimer) at the bottom of the comic – more and more of them as the series goes on. So many we’re actually listed on TV Tropes about that?
Writer of words and comics, streamer of games, presenter of radio shows and eternal 'just a guy'. LMC's boss-man has worked on projects for SEGA, Square Enix, Konami, Capcom and more. Once co-created and hosted an international fan-convention because he can do that sort of thing. Used to be known as AAUK/ArchangelUK.