Friday, April 12, 2013
Archie's Megaman #24 Review
I've been waiting A long time for this crossover. I'm sure I say this a lot but Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comics are what got me into comics. They have been the only book I regularly buy monthly, and I haven't missed an issue since I started reading them in October of 2005. However this wasn't the only thing I was reading at the time, because just a little later I got into the Megaman NT Warrior manga.
It was at this time me and my friends started to discuss what a crossover between the two would be like. Of course we never actually thought it would ever happen. But here I am 8 years later holding a comic with both Megaman and Sonic on the cover. Will this hold up to my expectations? There's only one way to find out.
The comic opens with Megaman and Sonic fighting, after all this is a crossover and rule #1 is there must be a scene of the two heroes fighting each other. We cut to Wily and Eggman celebrating the victory over there long time rivals. We then get a flashback to how the two met. All the way back in Sonic Genesis, Eggman tried to reboot the universe so that he can make it easier to roboticize and take control of the world. In order to do this he needed a Chaos Emerald, however when Sonic undid everything the Emerald he was using mysteriously disappeared.
It turns out it landed in the Megaman universe where it was found by Doctor Wily. The two scientist meet and after some arguing form an alliance to defeat there enemys. They use the Genesis wave to reboot both there universes and steal Sonic's friends to create the Roboticized Masters. A weird combination of Robot Masters and Robians.
The Doctor's send the Roboticized Masters to steal a Chaos Emerald from a bank in Megaman's Universe however Protoman hears them, and the comic ends with him confronting them. This comic is pretty good the art isn't bad, and the story's off to a good start. Where this comic shines is the interactions between Wily and Eggman, it's kinda like the interactions between Past and Present Eggman from Sonic Generations but it's still well written. I did have a problem with the fact that they didn't tell us why Megaman and Sonic are fighting each other at the beginning, and I think some of the designs of the Roboticized Masters look silly. But those are minor complaint. Overall I'd say it's worth a buy if you like Megaman or Sonic.