I’m not sure how Archie does it. For almost a year, they’ve hyped the heck out of the “Sonic/Mega Man” crossover to the point that I didn’t think I could possibly muster up the patience for it. Now it’s in full-swing, not even half-way done, and blowing all of my expectations out of the water… but yet here I am, overcome with a similar feeling of impatience at what’s to come AFTER the crossover. (I think that’s the definition of the word “insatiable.”)
Check it out, and head to Newsarama for some special words from Paul Kaminski and Ian Flynn!
The biggest storyline in Mega Man comic history starts here! “BLACKOUT: Curse of Ra Moon” Part One: The world has shut down! When the power of Ra Moon robs the Earth of all its technology, it’s up to Mega Man and a handful of Robot Masters to set things right. But just how can robots handle the force of a technological meltdown if they’re cut off from the ability to re-charge? Has Mega Man fallen right into Dr. Wily’s trap? Or has Wily underestimated his mysterious new ally? Featuring all-new cover art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover by comics-superstar Dean Haspiel!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn / ART: Mike Cavallaro, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms / Cover by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante / Variant Cover by Dean Haspiel / On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 9/11
Worlds Collide Part 5 out today! iFanboy has your exclusive preview. ALSO! Don’t forget to pre-order Rock of Ages!
The second act begins! Worlds Collide Part 5 (Sonic Universe #52) goes on sale today. Our team of heroes has finally entered the doctors’ domain, the dreaded Skull Egg Zone! What kind of dangers lie within? Find out by running down to your local bookstore or newsstand and snagging a copy!
To celebrate the release, iFanboy has your exclusive five-page preview, showing off Tracy Yardley!’s debut for drawing Mega Man characters!
Are you still in the mood for blue-tinted heroes, but a single comic book just isn’t enough to satisfy your needs? Sonic Super Digest #3 is also out today, featuring a sweet cover by newcomer Lamar Wells!
Or… you can pre-order the fifth Mega Man trade paperback, ROCK OF AGES, due to hit storefronts next week.
What are you waiting for? Crack open that wallet! And once you’ve read through the latest entry in the Worlds Collide crossover, why not share your thoughts?
Just a little public service announcement here… Because the “Worlds Collide” crossover is such a heavier workload than I’m used to (i.e., three updates versus the usual one per month), I’m a little behind on keeping the site updated. So if you run into any broken links, they are probably pages I just haven’t gotten around to creating yet. Sorry! I hope to get caught up in the next few days, and I also plan on completely overhauling the character pages. So… thanks for being patient, and I hope you guys are enjoying the crossover as much as I am!
Capcom-Unity and Destructoid celebrate Mega Man’s milestone 25th issue with countdowns and interviews!
Today is a big day for ol’ blue-and-cyan with-a-gun-for-an-arm. Two years ago, Mega Man started his journey through the pages of Archie Comics. Now with 25 issues under his belt, we can safely say that the Blue Bomber is here to stay! To commemorate today’s release of Mega Man #25, Capcom Unity has the 25 best moments from Mega Man’s comic (so far). Can’t say I disagree with any of the choices! Check it out here.
In addition, Destructoid has an exclusive interview with Executive Director of Editorial, Paul Kaminski and Writer, Ian Flynn. Aside from chatting it up about Mega Man’s big day, they also talk about the current crossover with Sonic and their own pipe-dreams of a Sonic/Mega Man video-game. Read up on it here.
UPDATE 05/08 – The comic is now available for digital download on Archie’s online store.
The conclusion to the first act of “Worlds Collide” is hitting newsstands tomorrow. Want to get a sneak peek before you pick up your own copy? IGN can hook you up with their exclusive 5-page preview of Mega Man #25.
“When Worlds Collide” Part Four of Twelve
It’s Sonic versus Mega Man — Round Two! Celebrate 25 issues of Mega Man with the throwdown brawl to end all throwdown brawls! The Blue Bomber has the home field advantage this time — can Sonic keep up in this unfamiliar city? Meanwhile, Drs. Eggman and Wily make their boldest move yet in their master plan! This milestone issue marks the dramatic conclusion to the first act in the biggest crossover story of 2013! Featuring a stunning gatefold cover by Sonic/Mega Man art legend Patrick Spaziante, and a special “E.F.F. (aka Evil Friends Forever) variant” featuring Drs. Eggman and Wily on a (presumably evil) bicycle built for two!
Script: Ian Flynn • Art: Jamal Peppers, Ryan Jampole, Jim Amash, John Workman, and Matt Herms • Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms • Variant cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Matt Herms • On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/8 • 32-page, full color comic • $2.99 US
Remember when we first heard about the Free Comic Book Day flip-book back in December? Well, it’s finally time. This Saturday, Free Comic Book Day sweeps comic shops all over the nation, and to celebrate the “Worlds Collide” crossover, Archie is giving away a double-sided flip-book featuring Sonic and Mega Man! The book will contain partial reprints of Sonic the Hedgehog #247 and Mega Man #23, the issues that both precede the crossover. To get you hyped, Archie has released a few preview pages below.
So what about you? Will you be hitting your local comic shops bright-and-early to snag some free swag? Comment and let me know!
Despite having a long-distance release date of January 21, 2014, the cover and solicitation for the sixth Mega Man trade paperback has already been listed on Amazonhere. Entitled “Breaking Point,” the TPB will pick up where the fifth one (releasing this June) left off, comprising issues 21 through 24.
… or will it? As you may recall, executive director of editorial Paul Kaminski announced about two weeks ago that the sixth TPB will contain issues 21-23 + the yet-to-be-released 28. So why does the official solicit say issue 24? Paul was quick to clear up the confusion on the BumbleKing Forums: it’s a mistake, and the sixth TPB will definitely contain 21-23 + 28.
Check out the cover art and solicit below, and discuss it in the forums!
News Credit: DB
Celebrate 25 years of Mega Man with this latest graphic novel installment of the Mega Man graphic novel series! Mega Man’s adventures span the world over as our true blue hero battles a host of villains including Break Man, The Emerald Spears, and many more! Celebrate along with the blue bomber as he’s awarded the key to the city–but will he survive the experience?
Mega Man 6: Breaking Point collects issues #21-24 of the Mega Man comic book series, including “For the Bot Who Has Everything”, a Mega Man birthday celebration which ties into the epic Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide crossover!
With the street date of Sonic the Hedgehog #248 (Worlds Collide #3) right around the corner, Newsarama has an exclusive five-page preview of the first round of Sonic versus Mega Man! Check it out here, and as a reminder, here’s the official solicitation.
“When Worlds Collide” Part Three of Twelve
It’s Sonic versus Mega Man – Round One! The fight that every fan of both the Blue Blur and Blue Bomber has been waiting for is here at last, and it looks like Sonic’s got the home team advantage! Can Mega Man cope with the Blue Blur in a land of loops? Meanwhile, Dr. Wily is concerned his old rival might cause problems, which sets Dr. Eggman’s sites on Dr. Light! Don’t miss a moment of this historic crossover event as the heroic fights and evil friendships rage on!
Script: Ian Flynn • Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, John Workman, and Matt Herms • Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Matt Herms • Variant cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Thomas Mason and Ryan Jampole • On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 5/1 • 32-page, full color comic • $2.99 US
While we still have a few months to go before volume five hits store-fronts—containing issues 17-20—many fans have been questioning what will be contained within the sixth volume.
As you know, trades contain four issues each, and up until issue 17, the series was comprised of four-issue story arcs. But from there on, we’ve had several stand-alone stories up until the “Worlds Collide” crossover which started on issue 24. Since “Worlds Collide” is getting itsowntrades, that leaves only three issues to compile the sixth trade. So what will be the fate of issues 21, 22, and 23?
Series editor Paul Kaminski made an appearance on the BumbleKing forums to answer that question, confirming that the sixth trade will contain those three issues, plus issue 28. And while he can’t really comment on what is in store beyond that point, the seventh trade will contain the subsequent four issues (29 thru 32).
And now you know! Thanks to TheFatPanda for the heads-up!