Usage by Sonic and Tails
The Launch Base was used by Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower to land their plane, the Tornado, when they arrived on the island to search for Knuckles for the upcoming fight against Enerjak. (StH: #181)
- The Launch Base was based on the level, "Launch Base Zone", from the video game, Sonic the Hedgehog 3. In the game, the Launch Base was "the place where you can see the construction site where Eggman is rebuilding the Death Egg, hidden among the various ruins on the island." (1).
- Its origins in the comic universe remain unknown as the Death Egg was never reconstructed on the island. 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.". (2)