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A comic series created by Archie Comics, Sonic X could be considered a Spin-Off of the long-running Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series, taking place in an alternate universe that is ostensibly the same one seen in the anime Sonic X (some time before the finale of the first series). The story, (as we're reminded at the beginning of every issue) is that Sonic and his friends have been transported to Earth by one of Dr. Eggman's machines, and now they do battle with the doctor here, while hanging around the house of the insanely wealthy Chris Thorndyke on their off time.

That's about the point where any sense of restraint gets thrown out the window.

The series lasted for forty issues (November, 2005-February, 2009) before the executives at Archie decided to pull the plug. It focused more on lighthearted slapstick and fun than ongoing storylines, though it did have a few, such as the evil organization S.O.N.I.C.X. and Eggman's stint as the beloved lucha libre El Gran Gordo. Unfortunately, as a result of the early cancellation, things were wrapped up hastily, and a planned conclusion of the El Gran Gordo storyline (and assumedly others) never saw the light of day.

Still, short as it was, it was fun while it lasted.


This comic book contains examples of:

  • Ascended Meme: "Eggman's already stolen forty cakes! That's terrible!"
  • A Day in the Limelight: Dr. Eggman in most of the second half of the series.
  • Affably Evil: Dr. Eggman
  • Anti-Villain: Dr. Eggman in this incarnation, definitely.
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Whatever: Vector gets transformed into a giant by S.O.N.I.C.X.
  • Badass Mustache: Dr. Eggman, of course. He takes the badass part to brand new levels, especially as El Gran Gordo.
    • His mustache takes priority too. In the first issue, Eggman postpones his evil scheme because "tonight is the night I wax my moustache!"
  • Bald of Awesome: Dr. Eggman, even though his is also Bald of Evil.
  • Bald of Evil: Dr. Eggman, obviously.
  • Beach Episode: Sort of. Issue #34 is a pool party.
  • Becoming the Mask: Eggman as El Gran Gordo. It's originally a ploy to earn quick cash, but the doctor ends up loving his role as a hero to the people.
  • Breakout Character: Dr. Eggman starts in a typical villainous role, but soon becomes the primary focus of most of the stories.
  • Crossover: Shadow's battle with Metal Sonic stretching across 3 comics: starting in Sonic X #40, passing through Sonic the Hedgehog #196 (give or take) and ending in Sonic Universe #1.
  • Freaky Friday: Sonic and Eggman end up switching bodies. Neither is very good at their respective skills. Eggman as Sonic keeps crashing into things, and Sonic as Eggman can hardly pilot the Eggmobile.
  • Friendly Enemy: Sonic's and Eggman's relationship. When Eggman's not launching an evil scheme, the two are practically friends. They have civilized conversations, face off in (mostly) friendly competitions... Sonic even helps Dr. Eggman get back in control of his secret lair so he can get back to launching his evil schemes again. When Eggman shows up for a party, nobody bats an eye, either. Eggman's just the friendly neighborhood supervillain. Maybe it has something to do with his total incompetance...
  • Fun with Acronyms: S.O.N.I.C.X.
  • Furry Confusion: Sonic comes upon a realistic hedgehog and wonders where its sneakers are.
  • Gag Series: Oh yeah.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Sonic and Eggman civily compete in competitions like wrestling and pet shows when they aren't battling for the fate of the Earth.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: S.O.N.I.C.X. tries to turn Sonic into one of these. They fail.
  • Masked Luchador: Eggman as El Gran Gordo.
  • Oddly Small Organization: S.O.N.I.C.X. tries to be a Nebulous Evil Organization, but being a very small and inept group of Sonic haters makes them more Comic Relief than anything.
  • Opening Narration: Every issue opens with a narration about how Sonic was transported to Earth, often given by the characters themselves.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Eggman puts on a lucha libre outfit and begins wrestling in an attempt to get some cash. Everyone falls for it except Sonic. Many female cast members even become infatuated with him.
    • Eggman does this all the time. And just about every time, Sonic's the only one who isn't fooled. Some of Eggman's disguises include, but are not limited to: Santa Clause, the mechanic Robbie Nick, the viking Aggman der Terrible, pirate Cap'n Eggman, and much more. In issue 35, we see that Eggman has a whole collection of costumes, wigs, and other disguise paraphernalia.
  • Restricted Expanded Universe: Archie wasn't allowed to introduced any characters from the games or make any real changes to the status quo.
  • Shout-Out: One issue ends with this exchange:

 Eggman: Let's get out of here, and prepare for tomorrow night.

Bokkun: Why? What are we going to do tomorrow night?

Eggman: The same thing we do every night, Bokkun...

  • Strange Bedfellows: Sonic teaming up with Dr. Eggman... Er, the masked hero, El Gran Gordo.
  • Villain Protagonist: By the end of the comic's run, Eggman is practically the main character. Granted he held onto his "villain" role by a thread by that point.
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