It’s a Yardley Christmas: Sonic Eggs Holiday Special

It’s a Yardley Christmas: Sonic Eggs Holiday Special

Yes folks, as a special Christmas treat I have commissioned Tracy Yardley to do the art, colors and letters for a 5-page Sonic Eggs Christmas special written by Sonic Stadium editor Jason Berry. You may remember Tracy doing some work for the main Eggs late in the summer.

The first page is going up now, and it’ll be followed by a new page every day up to Christmas eve.

But first, I know some of you have never read the Sonic X comic and may not be familiar with one of the characters in this special, “El Gran Gordo”.

El Gran Gordo is basically Dr. Eggman’s “Good” persona. He was created by Ian Flynn around Sonic X #26 in which Eggman hatched a scheme to make extra money for his plots by posing a fake luchador wrestler. He used a form of trickery using heavy magnets and nanomachines to force his opponents to the mat. Chris Thorndyke (the snotty little rich kid in the anime XD) is a huge fan of El Gran Gordo while Sonic sees through Eggman’s disguise. Sonic challenged Egg-errr “El Gran Gordo” to a match and the two duked it out with Sonic as the victor. However, for the sake of Chris feelings, Sonic kept Eggmans persona a secret.

Eggman ended up loving the adoration of the crowd and would then go on to show up in a few more issues. Even playing the good guy! Errrr…sorta. Even to the point of teaming up with Sonic and making him his new sidekick “El Rapido Azule”. In Sonic X #32, Sonic finally forced Eggman to give up his “El Gran Gordo” persona. Guess he’d a rather have Eggman as a villain than to share the spotlight of adoration with anyone. :wink: It should also be noted that Eggman has a huge crush on the Thorndykes heavy housemaid Ella (both of which are voiced by Mike Pollock in the anime). While Ella can’t stand Eggman, she does have a thing for El Gran Gordo.

And now, without further ado…

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Alex Peal has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.


  1. Sorry for the double post, but here’s a alternate ending to page 1 I had. There’s a Christmas Song pun theme going on through most of the comic.

    Alternate scene

    Panel 4 – Sonic and Tails are walking down the hall.

    Tails – El Gran Gordo Doll? Egg Head Toys?

    Sonic – Yea. It’s beginning to look a lot like Eggman.

    Panel 5 – Tails and Sonic are looking at each other silly as if holding back a smile.

    Panel 6 – Tails and Sonic each have one arm around each other and the other arm is stretched out as they are singing.

    Tails and Sonic (Singing) – Everywhere we goooooo!

  2. Who did the art for the Sonic X cover? Sorry, I like the cover but I don’t actually read the comic.

    Ha ha, I love Chris’s father in this: “I’m rich and powerful.” Ah, hilarious.

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