Page 1 – (6 Panels)
1.1: Exterior, day, an overgrown swamp in a jungle of mystery. Sonic is running over a lily-pad covered pond, three alligators sticking their heads out of the water in what appears to be a straight line. All the reptiles have open menacing mouths, and one of Sonic’s feet is lightly tapping the head of the last alligator.
Sonic (though balloon): What the heck are these things?
Sonic (thought Balloon): They look like dinosaurs or something.
1.2: Sonic running through a slight clearing in the jungle, toward a chasm with a low vine hanging over it.
Sonic (thought balloon): I wonder if I went too fast this time.
Sonic (thought balloon): I wonder . . .
1.3: Sonic swinging on the vine from Panel 1.2, going superfast and gaining velocity, the background a blur.
Sonic (thought balloon): This is just like those other times, like when I was in that place with castles and coins and the little guy with the mustache.
1.4: Sonic letting go of the vine, hurling himself through an “end-of-2001: A Space Odyssey” of color.
Sonic (thought balloon): And all those mushrooms.
1.5: Interior, the two-dimensional world of the earliest video game, Pong! Sonic has landed on the near side of the virtual “net”, a rectangle in the foreground preparing to receive a serve from the rectangle in the background.
Sonic: This just keeps getting worse!!!
1.6: Sonic running, pursued by a square, the “ball” from Pong!