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'Mega Man' Returns To Comic Shop Shelves… As Manga Reprints

Written by sdsichero on Tuesday, November 07 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

'Mega Man' Returns To Comic Shop Shelves… As Manga Reprints

At least they are enhanced reprints…


Source: MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #1

Back in 2015 Archie Comics put Mega Man (based on the popular Capcom videogame character) on an indefinite hiatus. The Blue Bomber has been pretty silent in the US comic book scene since then. Next January though, Mega Man will be back on comic book store shelves… in manga reprints.

Udon Entertainment will be reprinting the Mega Man Megamix comics they released back in 2010 once again, this time as Mega Man Mastermix. The volumes collected the 2003 Rockman Megamix (Rockman is Mega Man's name in Japan) manga in English. For the new editions though, the Hitoshi Ariga illustrated manga will appear for the first time in color by colorist Josh Perez. The new releases will be released quarterly and retail for $7.99.

Here's the description for the first issue of Mega Man Mastermix and solicit information:

"The Birth of Mega Man! In a world where humans and robots live and work together, six powerful robots have suddenly turned against their programming and set their sights on causing chaos and destruction! Only one heroic robot stands in their path – Mega Man, the greatest creation of Dr. Light!"

MEGA MAN™ MASTERMIX #1
DETAILS: 80 pg, full color, $7.99 USD/$8.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2018
DIAMOND ORDER CODES:
NOV171997 MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #1 CVR A ARIGA
NOV171998 MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #1 CVR B CRUZ
NOV171999 MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #1 CVR C BLANK SKETCH
NOV172000 MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #1 CVR D 10 COPY PORTER INCV

 

As you can see by the solicit, there will be several covers by different artists for the debut issue. The standard will be by series artist Hitoshi Ariga with a variant by Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz. There will also be a blank "sketch" cover, and a retailer incentive cover by Rob "Ronbaato" Porter. Furthermore, there will be two exclusive covers; one for Fried Pie Comics also by Cruz, and an Udon exclusive cover (via FocusAttack.com) by Aki Li.

MegaManMastermix_1_CVR-A.jpgMega Man Mastermix #1 cover A by Hitoshi Ariga

 

MegaManMastermix_1_CVR-B.jpgMega Man Mastermix #1 cover B by Jeffrey Cruz

 

MegaManMastermix_1_CVR-C-Blank-Sketch.jpgMega Man Mastermix #1 cover C Blank Sketch, note price

 

 

MegaManMastermix_1_CVR-D.jpgMega Man Mastermix #1 cover D by Rob Porter

 

MegaManMastermix 1 CVR-X-Fried-PieMega Man Mastermix #1 exclusive Fried Pie cover by Jeffrey Chamba

 

MegaManMastermix_1_CVR-X-UDON-Store.jpgMega Man Mastermix #1 exclusive Udon cover by Aki Li

 

Here are a few preview pages for Mega Man Mastermix by Hitoshi Ariga and Josh Perez:

MMMastermix-prev-01.jpg

MMMastermix-prev-02

MMMastermix-prev-03

MMMastermix-prev-04

 

So sorry Mega Man fans, Mega Man won't be joining Sega's Sonic at IDW Publishing for another crossover… yet anyway. Have a happy 30th anniversary Rock Man!





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