Courtesy of Bleeding Cool, we have our first look at the cover and solicitation for Archie's upcoming Free Comic Book Day offering: A "flip book" featuring both the Blue Blur and the Blue Bomber of 21XX!
Sonic the Hedgehog/ Mega-Man FLIPBOOK FCBD 2014 EDITION
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Jennifer Hernandez, Lamar Wells, Rick Bryant, Gary Martin, John Workman, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
(CA) Ben Bates
Its TWO free comic books in ONE! Hot off the heels of the ultra-successful Sonic/Mega Man crossover event, “Worlds Collide”, comes a showcase issue of the hottest new storylines in both characters’ universes — exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! Somic stars in “Blast to the Past” and the origin of his Freedom Fighters! Then, on the flipside of this issue, get ready for the “Mega Man X” crossover event with this primer story!
32pgs, FC FREE!
Okay, granted, it doesn't tell us very much about what to expect from the Mega Man X story, but at least we get to see a pretty cool cover, just the same! Of course, one has to wonder if this is a case of the cover being representative of the contents-- on the one hand, it would be cool to see X, Zero, and Vile fight together as Maverick Hunters before the Day of Sigma, but Zero and Vile's designs seem contrary to such an idea.
(Update: Cover artist Tristan Jones addresses this in the comments below. Scroll down to see why he took this route.)
Don't know where to go to get this issue? You can use the store locator on the Free Comic Book Day website to find a participating local comic book shop near you.