Mega Man to Meet Sonic in Comic Crossover
Megaman and Sonic the Hedgehog, two icons in the world of video games, will meet in 2013.
They won’t be on screen, however. They’ll be in the pages of a 12-issue Archie Comics crossover that will run between the company’s Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe titles. The story will be written by Ian Flynn, with Patrick Spaziante drawing the covers.
In an interview with USA Today, Paul Kaminski, the man who edits all three titles, said Capcom and Sega, the companies that own Mega Man and Sonic respectively, agreed to the deal last fall.
“They’re both fun, adventurous and open to everyone,” Flynn told USA Today. “They both have heavy sci-fi themes, mainly robotics, underpinning them that give us something to build from and play off each other. That, and they both have mad-scientist nemeses with fabulous mustaches!”
By next year, Archie will have been publishing Sonic the Hedgehog comic books for 20 years. When Mega Man made its debut last year, Flynn said the company already had a good idea of how to handle it because of their success with Sonic.
But in an interview with Newsarama, Flynn said the heroes won’t be pals from the get go. They’ll actually be coming to blows.
“Sonic is known for smashing robots. Mega Man doesn’t do well around pointy objects,” Flynn said. “In any good crossover, you inevitably have the Hero vs. Hero fight. It’s just fun.”
On the other hand, Dr. Wily and Eggman will apparently be “the best of friends from the word go. They have so much in common – dreams of world domination, affinity for goofy killer robots, trouble with blue heroes – that they instantly bond.”
Promotional art for the crossover features not only the two main heroes, but Protoman, Knuckles, Bass and Shadow.
Click here for Justin’s half-assed walkthrough of Mega Man 2.
Images from newsarama.com.