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 Mario and Sonic and their dream crossover games, I instead fantasized of a partnership between my boys in blue.
When Archie Comics picked up the Mega Man license, everyone knew it was just a matter of time before Sonic and Mega Man joined forces. Still, to that dream coming true makes me feel like I’m seven years old again. I don’t even need to so much as glance at a draft page to know that this will be a far more satisfying crossover than Mario and Sonic’s Olympics shenanigans.
Kicking off in 2013, the 12-part storyline will be woven throughout the existing Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Universe comics. And don’t think that the boys in red will be left out either! There are hints that Proto Man and Knuckles will have some kind of team-up as well! Whatever goes down, I know without any shadow of a doubt that this will be one of the most amazing things I ever read in my life.
Mega Man and Sonic’s “When Worlds Collide” Saga Formally Announced [The Mega Man Network]