Monday, August 2, 2010
Rockman Parody Comic By Ken Ishikawa
Prior to his death in 2006, Ken Ishikawa, co-creator of the famous Getter Robo series, drew a parody comic based off of the events of Rockman 1. The short one-shot is popular in Japan for its strange and subtly disturbing depiction of the classic series cast; primarily a maniacal Rockman who's hell-bent on defeating everyone that stands in his path in the most vicious manner possible. The story takes a turn to the weird when Rockman assimilates himself with all nearby matter, transforming into an ominous giant as he prepares to confront Wily.
It's a story that has to be seen to be believed, and thankfully, there's an English translation. The strip was finally translated a couple years back thanks to the efforts of Ishikawa's loyal fanbase. The dialog is a bit wonky in some areas, but its supposed to be intentional to coincide with the story's madness. Download it here!