Mega Man #5 Solicitation Answers One Question on Everyone's Mind

The first issue of Archie's new Mega Man comic has only just come out, and yet we now have a preview of what's to come after the inaugural story arc "Let the Games Begin!" Two new covers have been revealed, apparently continuing the "Villain Variant" theme introduced with Mega Man #2. This variant will be drawn by none other than Patrick Spaziante, though with this issue, he departs from his duties working on the interior page art (at least, for the time being-- want him back? Mail Archie with your demands!). Taking up the pen for this story will be none other than Chad Thomas, whose work you might already be acquainted with through the book's concept art and the first issue's sketch variant cover.

Meanwhile, the regular version is a special painted cover from Greg Horn, whose art you may have seen around (even if you weren't aware of the name).

All of this surrounds a story which kicks off a brand new arc following the first four-issue adventure. What should you expect? Read on to see the covers and find out! Meanwhile, thanks to Sockie for the update!

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"Time Keeps Slipping" Part One: The evil Dr. Wily may be in jail, but that doesn't mean the adventures are over for Mega Man! Federal agents are investigating Dr. Light for ties to the Robot Masters' rampage while sinister figures lurk in the shadows. And why does Dr. Wily look so smug in his jail cell? Don't miss the beginning of the newest Mega Man adventure! Featuring a painted cover by fan favorite artist Greg Horn! SCRIPT: Ian Flynn ARTIST: Chad Thomas, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Matt Herms COVER: Greg Horn VILLAIN VARIANT COVER: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante Shipping Date: 8/24/2011 On Sale at Comic Shops: 9/7/2011 Newsstands: Week of 9/13/2011 Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color $2.99 US