Blue Bombers Of Two Eras Collide In Archie’s ‘Mega Man’ #37 [Preview]
Even though they met in the 1994 Mega Man animated series, it’s been almost 20 years since Mega Man and his future counterpart Mega Man X crossed paths. Next Wednesday, Capcom’s Blue Bombers correct crossover course in Archie Comics‘s Mega Man #37 by writer Ian Flynn and artists Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin, John Workman and Matt Herms. The new storyline builds on previously released MMX backup stories and gives fans an updated take on why and how Dr. Light’s most heroic androids become timecrossed allies with common foes. Lots of common foes. We got a quick look at some line art back in March, but now Archie’s ready to reveal some pages in full color. Click past the cut for what Chris Sims refers to as “The Crossover Event of 20XX”.
From Archie’s official solicitation info:
The MEGA MAN / MEGA MAN X crossover is here! The next big video game event from Archie Comics has at last arrived in “DAWN OF X” Part One! It’s a brand new adventure so MEGA-EPIC that it would be impossible to contain it in just one time period! Witness a struggle that spans across time as both the original Mega Man AND X battle a long-lost Wily weapon for the safety of all mankind! Featuring heroes and villains from both hit Capcom franchises, plus the surprise return of a character that will affect the very course of time and space as we know it! Get in on the ground floor of this century-spanning special event that features a cover and variant from Mega Man art legend Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, as well as a special “Villain Variant” cover featuring SIGMA and VILE by painter Erik Ly! “X” marks the spot!
You can get a look at the first three pages from Mega Man #37, plus covers by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and Erik Ly below.