Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mega Man and Sonic “When Worlds Collide” Announced


Well, this is it. Archie Comics have officially announced a twelve part crossover between Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog, coming in 2013.

"We've been gearing up for this for years. From the moment we had Mega Man at Archie, we knew we wanted to bring Sonic and the Blue Bomber together," says Archie's Paul Kaminski. It's a big budget movie featuring two of the most storied video game franchises. This has never happened before. We're making history here, and it's going to knock people for a loop. This is what comics are all about – drama, fun, action and tons of surprises. Fans will not be disappointed."

Later in the day, Kotaku plans on dropping more info during their "Panel Discussion programming block." In the meantime, Comic Book Resources has the entire press release from Archie Comics. Click the link to check it out.

All in all, exciting stuff. A twelve issue arc is a pretty big deal; it shows how much faith Archie has in this collaboration. I'm sure it will be a success.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

11 comments:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4HxeRtV-ZA


    The haters that are about to post, post all you want. My childhood dream has finally come true, and nothing you say can rain in on my parade.

    Kaminski, Flynn, thank you so much for making this happen. (,:

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  2. Protip: People commenting on wanting a game are not saying that this company needs to make the game. Just that Capcom needs to actually make a game instead of pumping out merch for a franchise that hasn't had a game for years.

    That said, this is a dream come true. Archie has done amazing things with Sonic in the past few days, and I love what they've done with Megaman so far. This can only be a good thing for the popularity of the blue bomber.

    THAT said, now maybe Capcom will see that there IS a demand for Megaman in the US, and actually make a new game.

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  3. Just hope Capcom doesn't cancel this after the second issue

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  4. @Cyberguy: I hope Capcom still has half a brain, too.

    I'm excited for this. :) I know there are people who think this crossover is far-fetched at best, but I'm sure that the writers can pull this off.

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  5. If it was just Sonic I'd be happy but it's Archie Sonic so yeah no. I'll pass on these four months.

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  6. I love how that guy from Archie calls it "a big-budget movie", despite the fact it's just a 12-part crossover comic. Way to confuse the fans, guy.

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  7. @Joseph Collins: I think that's called a metaphor. That's how I read it, that's what I think he meant. If you ask me, I get what he's getting at, as this feels like a comic event on the scale of "Superman: The Movie" (and anyone whose read or seen the "Making Of" stuff knows how impossible high the task of pulling it off was).

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  8. I wonder if it will be 12 separate issues per comic or 6 issues per comic adding up to 12.

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  9. Oh my god, so it's actually happening... Though it is hardly surprising in the slightest.

    I'm not too crazy over this.

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  10. Holy Moly!...

    Well, this should be interesting... veeeery interesting! :)

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