Monday, October 11, 2010

Ian Flynn Discusses Archie's Mega Man Comic

The Sonic Stadium recently held a video interview with Archie's upcoming Mega Man comic's writer Ian Flynn and cover artist Patrick Spaziante. Although a majority of the interview is about the Sonic the Hedgehog comics, the end of part two and most of part three largely focus on Mega Man. You can check out the videos here, or read up on some of the more noteworthy tidbits Flynn had to say about the comic below.

Do keep in mind, most of these details aren't set in stone and still need to be approved by both Capcom and Archie -- they could be turned down at any second, according to Flynn:

  • The comic will primarily follow the games, and will have both adaptations and original stories.
  • First issue will focus on Dr. Wily's betrayal and Rock's transition to Mega Man.
  • The Robot Masters won't just be killed off, and Ian wants to show what happens to them after Mega Man defeats them.
  • Mega Man will have to use strategy to beat each Robot Master.
  • Ian wants to do adaptations of the main entries in the classic series, the Game Boy games, and the two Mega Man & Bass/Rockman & Forte games.
  • No Mega Man Soccer adaptation.  
  • The book will hopefully spin off into the other series (X, Zero, etc.) if it proves successful.
  • If there are original characters, they will be supplemental.
  • There COULD be a Sonic and Mega Man crossover at some point, but don't hold your breath.
Again, most of this isn't official just yet, but still pretty neat to hear some initial details.

Check out the full interview at The Sonic Stadium.

Thanks, GenericOverlord!