Archie Comics has been publishing comic books based on the world of Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog for over twenty years now, and since the company began publishing comics based on Capcom's Mega Man last year, it only makes sense that everyone involved with the production would want to see these two iconic characters cross paths. To that end, Archie has announced that it will produce a twelve issue crossover series in 2013 that brings the two worlds together for the first time. I hope the blue guy wins! USA Today has the news.
The 12-part crossover takes place next year in three ongoing Archie Comics titles based on the video-game franchises, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man and Sonic Universe, which will be available in print and digitally. The story is written by Sonic and Mega Man scribe Ian Flynn and features cover art by Patrick Spaziante (Sonic: Genesis, Mega Man).
The books' editor, Paul Kaminski, received word that Sega and Capcom signed off on the crossover just before New York Comic Con last fall, and his first call was to Flynn.
"His response was, 'I have been writing that story since we began the Mega Man title,' " Kaminski says. "Of course, I thought he was joking, but not an hour later my inbox was flooded with Sonic/Mega Man story synopses."
I don't follow the Sonic comics, but I am familiar with the Mega Man books, and with that in mind, I really only have a few images that I want to see during the crossover series. I must see the villainous Dr. Robotnik attempting to build his own Wily-style Robot Master and I need (yes, need) to see Mega Man fight Metal Sonic, defeat him, and take his weapon (assumedly a form of energy-powered super speed). Anything else memorable on top of those moments would just be icing.