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This location exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this location after the Super Genesis Wave, see Launch Base Zone (Archie).

The Launch Base[2][3] is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is an industry-based region found on Angel Island.


Enerjak: Reborn


Sonic and Tails leaving Launch Base in search of Knuckles, from Sonic the Hedgehog #181.

The Launch Base was used by Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails to land their plane, the Tornado, when they arrived on the island to search for Knuckles for the upcoming fight against Enerjak.[3]

Worlds Collide

In the altered reality caused by the second Genesis Wave, Tails had been dealt a bad injury during a previous adventure at the Launch Base, which in this timeline was referred to as the "Launch Base Zone."[1]

Note: From this point, the Launch Base's history continues from its new history in the altered timeline.


  • The Launch Base is based on the Launch Base Zone in the video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
  • The Launch Base's origins remain unknown, as its game counterpart was made for the reconstruction of the Death Egg, which did not occur on Angel Island in the comics. When asked about its origins in a Q&A, writer Ian Flynn said "Let's call it a leftover of the previous Guardians cleaning up the radioactive mess that ravaged the island during Hawking's tenure. If that's too continuity heavy for you, call it ruins left after Dr. Eggman's invasion."[4]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mega Man #27, "When Worlds Collide Part Ten: No Holds Barred"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, "Angel Island"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #181, "Energjak: Reborn Chapter One: Rising Evil"
  4. Ian Flynn (4 November 2007). Ask Ian for October '07 - Witty Title Pending. BumbleKing Comics. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015.

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