The beginning of Archie's "Dawn of X" crossover storyline is nearly upon us, and as expected, bits of the second part have begun to trickle out, including the regular and variant covers seen above, as per Midtown Comics (via Mega Man Monthly).
In addition, Comics Alliance has posted a preview of the impending 37th issue, though rather than a normal preview, this one shows off some inked line art of X and Zero laying the smack down on some... humans? Plus, the original Blue Bomber is joined by Pharaoh Man and Bright Man to investigate a mysterious ruin or bunker.
Here's the full solicitation of Mega Man #37 from Comics Alliance:
“THE MEGA MAN / MEGA MAN X Crossover is here! The next big video game event from Archie Comics has at last arrived in DAWN OF X Part One! It’s a brand new adventure so MEGA-EPIC that it would be impossible to contain it in just one time period! Witness a struggle that spans across time as both the original Mega Man AND Mega Man X battle a long-lost Wily weapon for the safety of all mankind! Featuring heroes and villains from both hit Capcom franchises, plus the surprise return of a character that will affect the very course of time and space as we know it! Get in on the ground floor of this century-spanning special event that features a cover and variant from Mega Man art legend Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, as well as a special “Villain Variant” cover featuring SIGMA and VILE by painter Erik Ly! “X” Marks the spot!”
“WORLDS COLLIDE was just the beginning! The next major Archie video game crossover event hits this April with DAWN OF X pt1 in Mega Man #37! Fans have been demanding this look into the future of Mega Man’s universe since we began the series three years ago, and we’re so excited to bring the rich, expansive and HARDCORE world of Mega Man X to life in the comics!”
“The DAWN OF X storyline features new cover art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and interior art from Jamal Peppers, the team that brought the Sonic/Mega Man WORLDS COLLIDE storyline to life! These interior shots from Jamal, with inks by the incomparable Gary Martin, give a glimpse into the time-spanning epic adventure that will change the Mega Man, and perhaps the entire Archie video game comics line, for years to come!”
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
“Relics of the Past” Variant Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Edit: Whoops, didn't realize that the solicitation and covers were from two different issues. Fixed! Here is #38's solicitation, courtesy of Mega Man Monthly again:
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jamal Peppers & Various (CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante
Release Date: 6/18/2014
The epic Mega Man/Mega Man X crossover event continues in ‘Dawn of X,’ part 2! We travel one hundred years into Mega Man’s future, where an ancient Wily weapon threatens all defenseless humans! It’s up to X and Zero to combat the lumbering metal monstrosity! Meanwhile, Emerald Spears terrorist-on-the-run Xander Payne tumbles through time-and sees something that will change him forever! Featuring brand new cover art from Patrick ‘Spaz’ Spaziante and an extra special character-packed variant cover from Ben Bates!