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Mega Man Morality: The Debate About Forgiveness, Ethics And The Nature Of The Soul (Seriously)

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Back when it first started up, I wrote a review of Archie's Mega Man comic where I called it "the smartest superhero comic on the stands," mostly because of the way that it took on some pretty serious ideas without detracting from the accessible, all-ages adventure that made it such a fun read. That bit in the first arc where Mega Man starts to withdraw from his family, becoming cold and, well, robotic because of the psychological toll of destroying other robots like himself is still one of my favorite scenes in comics from the past few years.

Forty issues later, I can still stand by that statement. Mega Man hasn't just continued building one of the most enjoyably action-packed stories around the bare-bones plot of "go right, shoot robots" that it got from the video games, it's also having conversations about ethics, forgiveness and what it means to love someone that nobody else in comics is coming close to. And it's great.

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Why ‘Mega Man’ Is the Smartest Super-Hero Comic On the Stands

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As strange as it might sound, one of the best super-hero comics on the stands today isn't put out by Marvel, DC, or any of the other usual suspects. In fact, it doesn't even star a character that originated in comics. It's

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