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11:30 PM on 09.16.2013

Mighty No. 9 now OFFICIALLY coming to PS3, 360, and Wii U

You better believe I've had my eyeballs on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter like a vulture. I wanted to spread the news as soon as the console port goal was finally cleared. That's right! Mere minutes ago, the donation amount cro...

Tony Ponce


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11:30 AM on 09.16.2013

Archie Mega Man vs. Bad Box Art Mega Man

Archie has released the cover art for Mega Man #33, which immediately follows the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc currently running. What's amazing is not the regular newsstand cover but the variant, featuring the infamo...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 09.14.2013

This is the big one, guys: Orioto's Mega Man fresco

I knew it would happen eventually. It was inevitable. Now my wallet is starting to get very antsy. To bring you up to speed, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre has been whipping up tasteful spreads of games like Fina...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 09.10.2013

Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions

With Archie Mega Man #29, the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc has officially begun. All the world's technology has been disabled by an EMP wave, causing untold collateral damage that could take years to recover from. Meg...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 08.17.2013

Details on Mega Man The Board Game sound wild

While Jasco Games' Mega Man CCG is more or less ready to ship out the door, Mega Man The Board Game is still a work in progress. However, Jasco did go into some detail at Gen Con about how the game will progress and how it ca...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 08.16.2013

Mega Man card game will make me even more poor

Jasco Games, the company currently making that Mega Man board game, is using the same license to produce a set of cards as part of its Universal Fighting System line. I say without any sarcasm or cynicism that I think this is...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 08.12.2013

Wily and Mega Man team up in Mega Man #32

This month's Archie Mega Man issue ends with all technology on the planet shutting down. Planes in mid-flight plummet towards Earth, hospital monitoring equipment ceases to function -- we're talking an apocalyptic scenario he...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28

It's over! It's all over! It's all... PSYCHE! You think I'd stop covering the Mega Man comics just because the crossover is finished? Who do you think I am? Though the evens of "Worlds Collide" are technically canon to the ma...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 07.29.2013

Mega Man to get not one but TWO... nanoblock sets

Day 224 of Mega Man's 25th anniversary new game watch. No sign of movement on the horizon. No... wait... wait! Target in sight! Stations everyone! Stations! Magnify the image! More! More! It's... IT'S... just a pair of really...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 07.09.2013

The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31

I've been so busy diving into Sonic and Mega Man's "Worlds Collide" comic mini-series that I've neglected to talk about Mega's post-crossover story arc. How do you raise the stakes after a dimension-bending war against both D...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 06.23.2013

Mega Man Unlimited is done! Beams down in July!

It's been a long road, but Philippe "MegaPhilX" Poulin's Mega Man Unlimited is finished a ready for release on July 14, 2013. Oh my... Quick recap: Shortly after Mega Man 9's release, Phil whipped up a video of what he imagi...

Tony Ponce





1:30 PM on 06.18.2013

Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8

With the Archie Sonic / Mega Man crossover, "Worlds Collide," I've been doing impressions posts every set of three issues. What I have to say about these works simply cannot be condensed into short three-paragraph news posts ...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 05.25.2013

Mega Man X pew pews onto Wii U eShop on May 30

Do you know why the above trailer is so amazing? Because X throws a Hadoken at Vile's ride armor at the 0:22 mark like he just doesn't give a f*ck. Of the games in the Mega Man X series, the first is definitely the best. S...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 05.20.2013

Hop through time with the fifth Mega Man comic collection

Ladies and gentlemen, a new Archie Mega Man graphic novel is arriving this Wednesday, May 22. I have confirmation from fellow editor Chris Carter that he's been picking up back issues and graphic novels to prep himself for th...

Tony Ponce



Archie's Mega Man hits the 25-issue milestone! photo
Archie's Mega Man hits the 25-issue milestone!
by Tony Ponce

While Capcom continues to laze on announcing any proper plans for Mega Man, Archie Comics has been propping up the Blue Bomber as an important pillar of its comic book empire. Now with the arrival of issue #25 on newsstands today, Archie's Mega Man celebrates two successful years of publication. Amazing how time flies!

And what a milestone it is, smack dab in the middle of a massive crossover starring the boy robot and SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog. Following that, Mega will resume an already in-progress arc leading to long-awaited adaptations of Super Adventure Rockman and Mega Man 3. It's been too long since we've last seen the Blue Bomber in such top form.

None of this would have been possible without the support of the "Light Brigade," the endearing moniker the Archie staff applies to MM readers. Well, that's what editor Paul Kaminski says, but I think he's selling his own contributions short. Then there's writer Ian Flynn, who has expertly brought Mega's tech-driven universe to life. If anyone should be celebrating, it's these two gents!

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4:00 AM on 05.04.2013

Mega Man Unlimited fan game goes J-pop in new trailer

It's been a while since we heard news on Mega Man Unlimited, the balls-awesome Mega Man fan game that fooled even Capcom into thinking it was legit! You may remember my interview last year with project lead Philippe "MegaPhi...

Tony Ponce