HNNNNNNNNNNNNG! The Archie Sonic / Mega Man crossover series "When Worlds Collide" is two short months away! It's gonna be soooooo goooooood!
We're keeping the hype train chugging along with art from across the 12-issue run t... more
I'm convinced that artist Zac Gorman is an Emotion Lord. How else can he play with our hearts and minds if not through the power of fifth-dimensional manipulation? Consider his recent Pikmin comic, in which he turns a bright ... more
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Oh, Rockman Xover. What a foul, foul beast you are. I know it's not kosher to slam a game without having played it yourself, but just from watching gameplay videos, I think we can all agree that Xover is ... more
Remember that awesome D-Arts Bass figure we told you about recently? That's not confirmed yet for folks outside of Japan, but his arch nemesis is!
Starting today, you can grab the D-Arts Mega Man figure at select outlets... more
Some time ago, Archie Comics created the "When Worlds Collide" storyline, which brought Sonic and Mega Man together in one wacky continuity, across various comic lines.
IGN now has the scoop one new covers for the upcoming is... more
Mega Man fans are among some of the best fans in the world. When people are quick to point out that many of them only seek to complain that the latest game in the franchise isn't perfect, they're leaving out all of the millio... more
Archie Sonic continues as we count down to the "When Worlds Collide" crossover event in April!
Following last month's issue, Sonic the Hedgehog #244 begins with a confused Knuckles looking for whatever is left of his people i... more
Kotobukiya is working on a new Isaac Clarke figure based on his latest look in Dead Space 3. The 1/6-scale figure will feature light-up LEDs, a ball-jointed neck, and will be available June 2013. Dear Santa, I need this figur... more
Tomorrow, December 12, Mega Man #20 arrives on store shelves. This particularly special issue not only ties directly into the ongoing 25th anniversary festivities, it also marks the Archie comic debut of Mega's cold-blooded -... more
Yup, Street Fighter X Mega Man is happening.
I played it this past weekend and got to take on all eight of the World Warrior Masters (that's what I'm calling them.) Expect to take on Urien, Rolento, Dhalsim, Blanka, Ryu, C. ... more
Yes, I know what you're thinking. What weird dimension have we suddenly fallen into? But it's true! There's going to be a new Mega Man 8-bit style game and it's going to see the Blue Bomber fighting the Street Fighter world ... more
Archie is readying its own celebration for Mega Man's 25th birthday, but before then, there's another graphic novel compilation set to slip into stores on December 5 for $11.99.
Mega Man Vol. 4 collects the "Spiritus ex Machi... more
Are you familiar with "doujin soft"? They're essentially Japanese indie games, and although most are of the fan game variety, major publishers tend to leave them alone. As it should be! Fan games aren't harming anybody!
In 2... more
After the the heart-wrenching Proto Man arc in the previous two issues, Archie's Mega Man shifts gears into bubblegum territory with a short tale all about the ladies. Roll takes center stage in issue #19, "Roll With It," als... more
At the recent Tamashii Nations exhibition in Japan, Bandai has been showing off a ton of sweet new game-themed figurines as part of its D-Arts and Figuarts ZERO lines.
We start with some Guilty Gear action in the form of D-Ar... more
Capcom insists on seeing this construct through to the end, so I might as well keep abreast of the latest news and developments.
First up is this fan-made Rockman Xover Flash demo that recreates the TGS build Conrad played. I... more
You would think with the deluge of Mega Man merchandise in recent months that the franchise was celebrating some kind of anniversary or whatever. Bandai is poised to release Classic Mega Man in its D-Arts figurine line, an ex... more
Issue #18 of Archie's Mega Man won't be on store shelves until tomorrow, but subscribers naturally get a jump on the action. In fact, I just finished reading the newest issue before typing this up. Eat it, suckers!
This month... more
Donald "Kodykoala" Kennedy has a talent for turning harmless, inoffensive toys into concentrated nightmare fuel. He's given us zombified Yoshi and Game Boy, a cutaway of Mega Man's anatomy, and most frightening of all, a simu... more
In the fallout of Capcom's cancellations of Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3, many folks likely forgot that there was still one big Mega Man title in development: Rockman Online, a Korea-exclusive 2D side-scrolling MM... more
Since Capcom has decided that a Western release of Rockman Xover is crucial, I feel duty-bound to deliver the latest details so that you may prepare yourself against thine enemy.
As mentioned previously, Xover is a social RPG... more
This month's issue of Archie's Mega Man, which goes on sale September 12, will be the first of a two-part "Proto-Type" arc focused on Dr. Light's "first triumph" and "greatest failure," Proto Man. We teased you with some earl... more
Bandai's Tamashii Nation brand has brought many popular properties to life in high-quality action figure form. Perhaps most notable is the D-Arts Mega Man X line, which has been selling pretty well even here in the States. Ne... more
This will be the third time we discuss this Mega Man soundtrack collection. There must be something wrong with me, because I already own pretty much all the music available in this collection. And by "own," I mean physically ... more
It appears as though I've skipped a few solicitations for upcoming Mega Man comic issues, notwithstanding the Sonic / Mega Man crossover business. I know, right? For shame!
The latest Archie Mega Man I've discussed with you g... more
I'm still reeling from this morning's Mega Man shenanigans. I can at least take comfort in knowing that some companies still give a damn about the little blue dude. Like Archie Comics, for example...
As you are already aware ... more
Guys, I owe you an apology. The other day, I wrote about a fan-driven Mega Man Legends concept album, and I begged you all to stay on topic and not go off on a tangent about how you felt Capcom wronged you. I apologize becaus... more
Mega Man air fresheners. Let me repeat myself: Mega Man air fresheners.
Well, I think we've just about seen everything, right?
This fall, fragrance licensee (seriously) Epic-Scents will release Mega Man and Proto Man Scent Bl... more
Anybody still rockin' the tongue-in-check fantasy game Magicka? I can't say I've been following it personally, but maybe I ought to start paying closer attention. It looks like a lot of fun, plus developer Arrowhead likes to ... more
The gap has been bridged! The Archie Mega Man comic is ready to kick off the Mega Man 3 adaptation, but not before wrapping up the current "Spiritus ex Machina" arc. In #16, the Emerald Spears terrorist group has detonated th... more
Bandai's D-Arts figures are the shizz, especially if you've got a thing for Mega Man X characters. At SDCC, Bandai's US distributor Bluefin has been showing off some possible new models for the X line, headlined by none other... more
I was a Sega child, so I was always in the "Sonic > Mario" camp. I've also been a Mega Man diehard (big surprise, right?) since his very first game. So while schoolyard kiddies spoke passionately of the rivalry between Mar... more
We're just trucking along in the latest Archie Mega Man arc, which began in issue #13. The "Spirit ex Machina" storyline is approaching its climax in #15, as Mega Man, Pharaoh Man, Elec Man, and the original character Quake W... more
There was another... who came before you... he was a hero and your brother and my son...
He fought the darkness... the darkness won...
This September, Archie will publish Mega Man #17, kicking off a new arc that officially in... more
Those pesky "emotions." How dare videogames make me feel things! How dare artists like Zac Gorman and Matthew Taranto remind me that videogames make me feel things!
You can add Aussie illustrator Jake Lawrence to that the lis... more
Slowly but surely, I'm catching up on all the non-E3 news I missed while I was in Los Angeles last week. And when it comes to Mega Man-related stories, I try to be on top of them like white on rice (as though that wasn't obvi... more
Mega Man 2 is fantastic, one of the best videogames ever made. Mega Man II on Game Boy, however, is a steaming dollop of dino poo-poo. I cannot stress how terrible it is, and it infuriates me how much it spits on the legacy o... more
Jed Henry is just your typical web artist. He loves videogames and desires to express that love through his talents. So he does what any game-loving illustrator would naturally do: render his favorite heroes and heroines as o... more
Who doesn't love a good vinyl figurine? Something nice and sturdy that can sit upon your desk or nightstand. Maybe strategically arrange a few of those Castle Crashers knights to defend your dresser from invading sugar ants.
Since the sneak peek back in January, we knew that May's issue of Mega Man would kick off an original story involving brand new characters. Right away, flashes of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog and its overwhelming bloated suppo... more
Hasbro has no problem whoring itself out to whatever company is willing to lend a license. Gone is the pot-bellied nudist of the classic Operation, discharged to make way for the likes of Shrek, Homer Simpson, and f*ckin' Ma... more
The Mega Man series may have the largest cast of unique characters in videogame history. The new Robot Masters introduced in each sequel are not merely cardboard standees to be knocked over, rather they are diverse individual... more
Time for your daily dose of Mega Man malarkey! Aren't you guys glad you have a nut job like me who loves to harp on a single topic incessantly?
This month marks the end of Archie's Mega Man 2 adaptation, so the next step is o... more
We've all had a hearty laugh at Street Fighter X Tekken's take on the Blue Bomber -- part homage and part caricature. For better or worse, people will be talking about fat, middle-aged Mega Man for years to come. Still, how e... more
Last month, the "100,000 Strong" Mega Man Legends 3 movement decided to hold an MML weapon design contest on Capcom-Unity's Devroom. Participants would submit ideas in written format along with diagrams or anything else to i... more
The Archie Mega Man series continues! We've finally made it to issue #12, the one with the sweet Euro MM2 box art homage cover. With this, the Mega Man 2 story arc comes to a close, but before the issue hits shelves, you can ... more
You don't think the Japanese like to pull April Fools' pranks, too? Well, they do!
Ucchy-san of Rockman Unity, the Japanese equivalent of Capcom-Unity, has revealed Capcom's grand plan for the Mega Man franchise's 25th annive... more
I love a good minimalist take on a piece of modern pop culture, even more so when the result taps into good ol' 8-bit gaming nostalgia. To that end, graphic designer Eric Palmer has whipped up a set of NES-style movie poster ... more
[Update: The target has been reached! The album is now available here!]
Years in the making, OverClocked ReMix's massive Mega Man X project, Maverick Rising, is just around the corner. I've been waiting for this mother like y... more
If nothing else, you have to admire the dedication of the "100,000 Strong" movement. Ever since last year's cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, this group has gone through great lengths, spreading the word at New York Comic C... more