A non-storyline comic, this time mocking the final stage of Sonic Heroes. AAUK is known for disliking Sonic Heroes due to the great difficulty in getting the third Chaos Emerald onwards.
For a VERY long time, the comic was going to be called ‘A Dolt From The Blue’ but this was changed to avoid a possible comic naming problem down the line.
This comic is rather heavy on the references.
The comic’s title is a mock on ‘heavy metal thunder’ which itself comes from the Steppenwolf song “Born To Be Wild”.
Again as it’s an ‘alternate’ version we have the Director’s Cut or DX. The text under ‘Press Start’ references wrestling stable Degeneration-X (aka DX) as a result.
The Metal Overlord Metal Sonic is a recolour of the monstrous red Metal Sonic from Knuckles’ Chaotix as is tradition in Sonic sprite comics.
In the disclaimer text: ‘Break it down!’ is another DX reference.
The line after ‘underground’ references the David Bowie song “Underground” which was
used on the soundtrack to the film Labyrinth: “No one can blame you, for walking away… and life can’t be easy it’s not always swell. Don’t tell me truth hurts little girl – ’cause it hurts like hell.”
The line about clock towers and crazy scientists is a nod to Back To The Future.
“Those tiny little lifeforms, those precious little lifeforms” is from Data’s lifeforms song in Star Trek: Generations.
A final reference for the description of Sonic Wrecks – Which comes from the Queen song “Flash”.
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.