Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Here's a Whole Bunch of Archie Covers (Mega Man and Worlds Unite)


When it rains it pours!


MEGA MAN #50
Celebrate 50 issues of Mega Man with the latest chapter in the globe-smashing SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event! "Worlds Unite" Part Four: Act One comes to its mind-blowing conclusion! Sigma’s plan reaches its first stage, and the worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have fused!  It’s definitely going to take more than one hero to stop the threat from the future—maybe even ten!  Sonic, Mega Man, X, Sticks, the Freedom Fighters, Robot Masters and Maverick Hunters—UNITE!  PLUS: Stick around for a special bonus anniversary story as Mega Man and X meet for the first time!  Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Irvin Rodriguez, Patrick Thomas Parnell, Roger & Idalia Robinson and part 4 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Schoening, POWREE, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
Mega Man #50 Wrap-around CVR A Reg: Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante
Mega Man #50 CVR B Variant: Roger and Idalia Robinson
Mega Man #50 CVR C Variant: Edwin Huang
Mega Man #50 CVR D Variant: Irvin Rodriguez
Mega Man #50 CVR E Variant: Patrick Thomas Parnell
Epic Poster Variant (pt 4 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 6/17
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S

See the rest at the Mega Man Network!

12 comments:

  1. All of these especially the third one are sweet!! I would want the wrap around cover even more if it did not have Sonic characters and had the other side dedicated to Mega Man X characters instead. It would be so cool and to be honest, I want Sonic nowhere near Mega Man at all. I hate that hedgehog.

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  2. I hope they end up showing the a clean shot of the entire poster variant completed.

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  3. Wow. Megaman celebrates his 50th issue, and Sonic's on the cover with him.
    There's something inherently disgraceful about it.

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    1. They're just making things equal with Sonic The Hedgehog #250, which was the inverse situation (Sonic celebrates his 250th issue, and Mega Man's on the cover with him.).

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  4. I really don't like Sonic much, but I can appreciate the good Mega Man artwork despite this crossover.

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  5. I'm loving that Bad Boxart variant.

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  6. See ? The art cover is ugly. I missed Patrick Spaziante's, or "Spaz" art. His art is much better and anime like in Japan.

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    1. You do see that Spaz did draw one of the covers, right?

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  7. Wow, the users on the Sonic Retro forums are spot-on about you guys:

    http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=24219&view=findpost&p=819431

    >" Also, I am seeing a LOT of butthurt from Megaman fans who don't want Sonic touching anything Megaman on other sites. It's kind of sad, really."

    "Was reaction this negative when Worlds Collide was a thing? As far as I know, it was pretty positive. Or are people now being negative because of the Sonic Boom games? Wouldn't surprise me if that was the case."

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    1. I can't speak for the entire fanbase, but for me, I am not much of a Sonic fan. Mainly because the directions a lot of the time the series takes usually doesn't fit/work well with the series. That said, despite the obvious inspiration/incorporation of traits from Mega Man (that SEGA designers never want to admit, meanwhile Mega Man fans try to shoehorn a source inspiration for everything Mega Man does), Dragon Ball, Micky Mouse and other popular anthropomorphized animal cartoon characters at the time (Felix the Cat, yeah right, the 1% he had in Sonic's creation was probably the format of his name, I'll never believe he played a bigger role than Mickey or Woody) and of course Super Mario, it all still worked and made Sonic its own thing, with just the right amount of everything....ORIGINALLY, not as of recent, at least as I see it.

      Now pertaining to this specific crossover.."series", there are three things that put me off. Firstly the premise, and this is just speculation and circumstantial insight, but from what I was led to believe this was made mainly on the bases that the Mega Man books were selling poorly and needed publicity. This is unappealing because I don't think it's a right time to introduce another crossover so soon after the last, it may help garner attention but generally crossovers are a novelty, as many instances show that because of conflicting interests from publishers and fans and the inability to delve deeply and continue strong character stories and interactions, the stories of crossovers between two completely different IPs owned by two different companies tend to be really shallow (especially when one company is really protective of its series and characters, to the point were they issue a retarded mandate that the protagonist of the series could never ever lose). That said, the novelty of the first crossover wore off for me, on top of this it doesn't help that Archie introduced so many other franchises this time around, making it even harder to keep focus on characters the fanbases care for. And lastly I'm exhausted of crossovers in general and some of the series presented like Street Fighter, Sonic and Monster Hunter, I just don't care to associate with them everywhere I turn.

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    2. Wow. That was my post on Sonic Retro. Recursive.

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