Bad and Good are Brothers in Arms in Mega Man #32

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By way of Destructoid, we now can take a look at the covers and solicitation for the upcoming #32 issue of Mega Man, which will conclude the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" story arch. With the chips down for humanity, Mega Man and Dr. Wily fight side by side to confront the terror of Ra Moon. If you've looked into Super Adventure Rockman you may know how this goes, but who knows what twists or details Archie might toss in? Here is the full synopsis:


"Curse of Ra Moon" Part Four: The startling, jaw-dropping conclusion to this MEGA-EPIC story is here! The tables have turned as the evil Dr. Wily and his sixteen Robot Masters stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Mega Man! But the ominous alien known as RA MOON still threatens the lives of both the heroes AND the villains! Who will survive and what will become of them? Can their combined power overcome Ra Moon? One thing is certain—there's no way our hero will be walking away from this one unscathed! Featuring an all-new cover art from Mega-art-guru Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and an awesome new "payback" variant cover from artist POWREE (Sandra and Woo)!

Take a Look at the SDCC Exclusive Mega Man #24 Variant Cover

Megaman#24ConVar_0 Yet more San Diego Comic Con exclusive goodies. If you'll be making it to the con, you can stop by Archie's booth and pick up this special variant cover edition of Mega Man #24, the start of the "Worlds Collide" story arch. This collector's item will run you $10. Perhaps it will also come with an explanation as to what Sonic and Rock are doing without their shoes and helmet. Don't think I've ever seen Sonic's feet before...

News Credit: Mega Man Monthly

MM25: Full Cover and Other Information

MM25_cover_SM Here is the full cover to UDON's upcoming Mega Man and Mega Man X artwork extravaganza: MM25 Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. With the full cover revealed, we can be assured that X is getting the same love and representation as the Blue Bomber himself. The suggested retail price is $59.99 for this 430+ page tome, but you can find it online for discount pre-order right now (see above link)!

Additionally, an update on the alleged hardback edition. The information from Diamond Distributors is apparently incorrect, and book stores will only be receiving a softcover version. That being said, a hardcover edition is in the works. This will only be available at conventions or directly from UDON Entertainment. The price is still undetermined.

Thanks for the intel, Matt!

Solicitation for "Worlds Collide" Part 8

megasonic02 Here's some more comic news coming from the "Worlds Collide" department. Coming from Comics Alliance, part eight of the crossover story arch (which begins next month!) has now been detailed along with its cover art. This issue has Mega Man and Sonic battling a beast made from infamous enemies from their respective worlds. This issue will also have its own "Evil Friends Forever" variant cover, not yet shown. The synopsis is as follows:

“When Worlds Collide”: Part Eight of Twelve The hunt for the Roboticized Masters comes to its explosive end! As the gripping second act of the Sonic/Mega Man crossover event comes to a close, Proto Man and the Chaotix make a crucial discovery in the battle to restore BOTH worlds! The tension is fraying the bromance of Drs. Eggman and Wily! Bass and Metal Sonic prepare to lead an army-but an army of what? Featuring new cover art from Sonic/Mega Man art legend Patrick Spaziante, and a special “E.F.F. (aka Evil Friends Forever) Variant” featuring Dr.’s Eggman and Wily gaming on their EGGSbox!

Man this thing wily Wily and Eggman is getting kind of serious, you know?

News Credit: Mega Man Monthly

Cover, Variants and Synopsis for Worlds Collide Part 5

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The second act of the epic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover event BEGINS HERE! "When Worlds Collide" Part Five of Twelve: Sonic, Mega Man, Tails and Proto Man enter the strange world of the Skull Egg Zone. They don't receive a warm welcome, either, as the Genesis Unit and Copy Robot attack! Drs. Eggman and Wily wait in the wings with an even more sinister surprise waiting to be unleashed! You cannot miss this action-packed issue, featuring new cover art by Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, and choose YOUR favorite hero with the "Team Sonic" and "Team Mega Man" variant covers!

News Credit: Mega Man Monthly

Mega Man and Co. Ring In the New Year in Mega Man #21

Seems like a hero can't ever catch a break. The new announcement for Archie's Mega Man #21 has the Blue Bomber and companions preparing to celebrate the new year, but of course trouble strikes:

"Countdown." It's almost New Year's Day, and Mega Man is ready to celebrate in style! Rock, Roll, and Dr. Light are among the crowd waiting to watch the ceremonial light-ball drop at midnight, but the celebration is short-lived as the Emerald Spears return to exact their revenge on our heroes! The epic grudge match between Mega Man and Xander Payne begins now, so grab a front row seat and prepare for the battle royale!

Additionally, this issue will also be printed with a special edition cover by Alice Meichi Li (on the right). Or you can get the regular cover by Chad Thomas. However, Mega Man isn't shooting a human in that one.

Thanks for the tip, Merricks!