Solicitation for Mega Man #8 and Chad Thomas Gives Us Oil Man

It's that time again! Wait, already? The new solicitation and cover for Archie's Mega Man #8 is now available, and it looks to be a doozy! The Blue Bomber is going to have his hands quite full when the issue hits stands this December! Plus, it appears we have an all-new character headed our way.

In addition, Chad Thomas (new interior artist for issues #5 through 8 ) has once again updated his blog to bring us yet another look at how he will be drawing the characters in the pages of the monthly serial. Following his pictures of Cut Man, Ice Man, and Mega Man himself, we can now see how he portrays the ever-controversial Oil Man!

Going over what he has been up to lately, Thomas notes "In the meantime you get one of my (new)favorite Mega Man villains to draw! Nearing the climax of Mega Mans second arc right now and boy Ian Flynn is really putting me to work! In future months as/after the books and previews come out I may post a handful of the working pencils for the book on my deviantart account like I did with some Young Salems. If that’s something you’re interested in let me know!"

You can check out the cover, solicit, and Oil Man below. Thanks again, Sockie!

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MEGA MAN #8 "Time Keeps Slipping" Part Four: The finale to Mega Man's newest adventure! Dr. Wily has captured Roll and turned the eight Robot Masters against Mega Man! Can the blue bomber and Federal agent Roslyn Krantz turn the tides, save Roll, and bring down Dr. Wily for good? Don't miss this thrilling conclusion! ? Script: Ian Flynn Art: Chad Thomas Cover by Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante Shipping Date: 11/23/11 On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 12/7/11 On Sale on Newsstands: 12/13/11 32-page, full color comic $2.99 US

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