Do you like comic books? Do you Love Sonic the Hedgehog? How big is your bromance with Mega Man? Well, get ready for, quite possibly, one of the coolest team ups in comic book history!
Archie Comics has confirmed that our two favorite heroes will team up in a 12 part series that spans three titles. The three titles that will host the epic series will be Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, and Sonic Universe. We can expect to see the crossover appear next year in both print and a digital downloadable copy.
The story will be written by Ian Flynn and features cover art by Patrick Spaziante. It looks like both Sega and Capcom signed off on the deal last year before the New York Comic Con. Editor Paul Kaminski called Flynn after he heard the news.
“His response was, ‘I have been writing that story since we began the Mega Man title,’ ” said Kaminski . “Of course, I thought he was joking, but not an hour later my inbox was flooded with Sonic/Mega Man story synopses.”
Flynn also added, “I’m already living the dream by writing the Sonic titles. Then I got to live the other dream of writing for Mega Man. With that many dreams being handed to me, I figured it was only a matter of time.”
The crossover is coming out as Archie Comics celebrates the 20th year since the release of their first Sonic comic. It will be the one year anniversary of their Mega Man run. Flynn had the following to say about the direction he would like the series to go:
“Going in, I want this to be the story fans wanted to read — not just our regular comic fans, but fans of both franchises — so we’re holding nothing back,” he says. “Who knows when the stars will align and we’ll get another chance to do something like this again, so I’m making sure this is the end-all, be-all crossover.”
I cannot wait to see what they do with the crossover! If it is a hit, I hope that it can be translated to an awesome Nintendo game!