Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Covers And Solicitation For Mega Man #40

Comic Vine have unveiled the two variant covers and solicitation for Mega Man #40, featuring the fourth and final entry in the "Dawn of X" crossover:

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman, Matt Herms (CA) Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante (CAV) Colin Lawler
"The PULSE-POUNDING CONCLUSION to the latest crossover MEGA-event from Archie comics is here! "DAWN OF X" Part Four: The time-traveling adventure reaches its explosive finale as the mystery of Mega Man’s confrontation with the rogue Wily robot is revealed! X and the Maverick Hunters have their final showdown with the mechanical monsters! And Xander Payne’s fate comes to a startling conclusion! Don’t miss this crossover between iconic eras, with a SHOCKER-ENDING that will blow your mind! Featuring all-new cover art from Mega-artist supreme PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE and a time-spanning variant cover by Colin Lawler!"

Issue #40 is due on August 6th for subscribers, in stores on August 20th. What's more, Comic Vine has the solicit for the eighth Mega Man trade paperback, "Redemption", penned for September 3rd.

Thanks to Ralene for the tip!


  1. Looks like Xander will not hear reason and ends up in a different time for his shenanigans. But for his luck (and Mega's unluck) he will probably not end way to far and continue causing trouble, maybe at the time of MM6 or MM7? Or is really unlucky and ends in prehistory (Oh look it's Ra Moon landing on Earth!) or beyond MMZX...

  2. Lately the variant covers have been a lot nicer and more action-packed than the main covers. I'm not saying the main cover is badly drawn (it's heaps better than what I can do), but still.. it's bland compared to the variant.

    1. Nah, the official one is better. It's clean, well portioned, eye catchy and consistent with a traditional art style. It doesn't need anymore cludder. It's also definitely heaps better than what you can do (and I don't even know you) that goes without saying.

  3. Would be funny if this happened:

    X: "Xander is human, we can't harm him! If only he was a robot, we could cause some injures and later repair him."
    Mega Man: "Well, his eye is actually robotic..."
    X (to Hunters): "OK everyone, release everything you got on his eye!"
    Mega Man: "WHAT!?"
    Xander: "Fuuuu..."

  4. Xander? He might die...shall die...will!!!

  5. I'm certain this is the first time the change of how the title works steals the show for the cover rather than the artwork! I love how they did that! :D

    Two VERY solid covers! I'll be proud to pick them up!

  6. The one of Mega and his future counterpart X is really good but the one of Xander? ....not so much... Maybe it's just because I don't like his character at all. What I don't understand is why they just can't stay with Dr. Wily....seriously, all the games stuck with Wily, so why can't the comics? I understand they're trying to give newcomers something, well, "new", but personally I think Dr. Wily and Xander need to like have a showdown or something.


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