Capcom's Mega Man series has always been chock full of musical references and Easter eggs, but one of the most famous instances wasn't even planned by the developer.
If you've been following Archie's adventure comics, then you might remember that a good chunk of 2013 was taken up with "Worlds Collide," a massive crossover between Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. If you missed it, then trust me, it was a pretty big deal - so big, in fact, that it seems like Archie, Sonic and Capcom have decided to follow it up with an even bigger crossover: "Worlds Unite," a full-on mashup of Sega and Capcom characters, set to launch in May, finally bring us one step closer to my dream of Jughead showing up in a Street Fighter game. What? We're actually getting Archie vs. Predator, do you really think that couldn't happen?
The Blue Bomber meets the Blue Blur in 'Worlds Unite: Prelude,' a prologue to the epic crossover of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man in comic book form.
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.
Archie Comics' popular 2013 storyline, "Worlds Collide," is getting a sequel, but the publisher has been keeping the details behind closed lips. Until now.
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Looks like things are going to get pretty dangerous for Sonic, Mega Man and the rest of the characters in Archie Comics' Action line.
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