Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide, initially known as Sonic & Mega Man: When Worlds Collide, is a twelve part story arc epic spanning three comic titles (thirteen part story arc spanning four comic titles if including Worlds Collide: Prelude) - Archie Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Archie Mega Man - and is published by Archie Comics. It features a crossover from Capcom's Mega Man universe and SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog universe. It premiered on April 10th 2013.
History and InformationEdit
On July 3, 2012 on the website ComingSoon.net was provided for attendees an overview of the details of the event to be held on Sunday July 15 of that year, the San Diego Comic Con.
In the room 24ABC, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, take out the event called "Sonic and Mega Man: Video Game Comics Showcase". Event of such magnitude for the artist Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante, one of the managers of the current draft Mega Man comic book autographed with a design released Mega Man and Sonic shaking hands, referring to the commercial promotion of Mega Man: The Wily Wars in the 90's.
The Heroes CollideEdit
On July 9, Brian Truitt, writer, and blogger editor USA Today, posted on his Twitter the image named Heroes Collide, with the following comment: "Hmmm. Just got a super-duper-secret very archiecomics @ mail. Do I asked about it be treated?".
It would have speculated that in the coming days Archie Comics would provide official information about the true meaning of the image.
The Notice of Archie: When Worlds CollideEdit
The next day, July 10, Paul Kaminski, CEO of Archie Comics held a press conference:
"We have been devising this for years. From the moment we had to Mega Man to Archie, we knew we wanted to bring Sonic and the Blue Bomber together. It's a big budget pelicual showing two of the most historic franchises in video games. This never happened before. We are making history here, and will knock out people in an embrace. This is about what comics try - drama, fun, action and tons of surprises. Fans will not be disappointed".
Therefore, the 1st cover of "When Worlds Collide" as the new comic book titled 12 chapters, is shown to the public.
No Animal-Human RomanceEdit
On the same day at 3:30 pm, Evan Narcisse, webmaster Kotaku.com done an interview with Ian Flynn, the main contributor to the Mega Man comic in Archie, titling it as "Sonic-Mega Man Crossover Won't Feature Any Human-Animal Romance". During the interview, Flynn joked about a romance between the character of Amy Rose and Dr. Wily, in response to a similar question made by Narcisse. It was concluded that the work was necessary to unstable when they go through both franchises. At the end of it, the website publishes two promotional images bringing out a Proto Man, Knuckles, Shadow and Bass.
At 6:03 pm, MTV Geek publishes on its website the interview he made with Paul Kaminski and Ian Flynn, where he proceeds to speculate on the sketch—Tramal line of comics—and the possible reason for the union of both universes. Flynn mentioned the interest of sharing the contents of twelve chapters in a course of four months.
Archie Comics is distributing the series of "Rivals Collide".
Sonic Meets Mega ManEdit
At 2:10 pm on July 15, in Comics Alliance published an interview with Paul Kaminski made at Comic-Con, entitled as "Sonic Meets Mega Man" which reveals vague parts of the plot and the means by which will be published three books are divided into four chapters each. Kaminski argues that the chronological location "When Worlds Collide" would not go according to any of the two comics, to avoid being incommodious to Flynn in the project.
"The moments of Wily and Eggman will be in this story retail outlets ..."
List of Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Issues
Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide's story line will span over a total of twelve (thirteen with the prologue included) comic book issues that are from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Mega Man comic book titles that is published by Archie Comics (four comics from each series). The story line will be split up into three acts (with the exception of the prologue), each which is consisting of four issues:
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 0 - Archie Sonic/Mega Man Free Comic Book Day 2013
Act One: Kindred SpiritsEdit
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 1 - Archie Mega Man Issue 24
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 2 - Archie Sonic Universe Issue 51
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 3 - Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 248
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 4 - Archie Mega Man Issue 25
Arc Two: Into the WarzoneEdit
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 5 - Archie Sonic Universe Issue 52
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 6 - Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 249
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 7 - Archie Mega Man Issue 26
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 8 - Archie Sonic Universe Issue 53
Arc Three: Chaos ClashEdit
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 9 - Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 250
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 10 - Archie Mega Man Issue 27
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 11 - Archie Sonic Universe Issue 54
- Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Part 12 - Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 251
Similarities between Sonic and Mega ManEdit
There are similar things in both the Sonic franchise and the Mega Man franchise. The list below gives you several things that are similar between the two series:
- The main protagonists are both blue (Sonic and Mega Man).
- The main antagonists are both human, contain some sort of facial hair, are bald, and are both scientists that make robots (Eggman and Doctor Wily).
- The main protagonists have rivals that are both red (Knuckles and Proto Man).
- The main protagonists have rivals that are both black (Bass and Shadow).
- The main protagonists both have an antagonistic robot copy of them (Metal Sonic and Bass/Copy Robot).
- Both of the main characters have a dog (Sonic owns Muttski; Mega Man owns Rush).
- Both of the characters have a father (Sonic has Jules Hedgehog and to a degree Sir Charles Hedgehog; Mega Man has Dr. Light).
- All of the comic series that Worlds Collide will take on either milestone issues (Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man) or right after a milestone issue (Sonic Universe).
- All of the issues have variant covers featuring either a Mega Man version or a Sonic version of the cover.
- The cover of Issue 2 is a reference to the Marvel Vs Capcom series.