The comic is 80-pages a pop!
By Robert Marrujo:: It was heartbreaking when Archie Comics ceased publishing its excellent monthly Mega Man comic book, but for those wanting Blue Bomber action in their pull boxes, they're in luck, as Udon Entertainment is bringing him back... sort of. Mega Man Mastermix by Udon will be published quarterly and boasts a whopping 80-pages of story per issue. The caveat here is that the material isn't new: it's a full-color reprint of the Mega Man manga by Hitoshi Ariga. Don't let that get you down, though, as the stories and art by Ariga are excellent. Still... a fresh series at some point would be awesome, Udon! Mastermix Drops on January 24, 2018.
Here's the press release along with a gallery of issue #1's covers and a peek at the interior pages:
UDON AND ARTIST HITOSHI ARIGA RETURN MEGA MAN™ TO COMIC SHOP SHELVES!
UDON is bringing the original Blue Bomber back to comic shop shelves with MEGA MAN™ MASTERMIX – a quarterly, 80-page comic series presenting Hitoshi Ariga’s classic Mega Man stories in color for the first time. Featuring colors by Josh Perez (Rom VS Transformers), the series launches in January 2018, and joins the celebration of the video game icon’s 30th anniversary!
About the first issue:
“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 sports two standard covers — CVR A by Hitoshi Ariga and CVR B by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz( promotional artist for Capcom’s Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2). Also available is a Blank Sketch cover (CVR C), and a Retailer Incentive cover (CVR D) by Rob “Robaato” Porter which homages a classic comic cover from the 1980’s.
Two exclusive covers will also be produced for the issue. The first is for Fried Pie Comics, and features Mega Man battling the enormous Yellow Devil robot (illustrated by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz). The second is UDON’s own online exclusive cover, showcasing four classic Mega girls – Kalinka, Plum, Splash Woman, and of course, Roll! Illustrated by Aki Li, this cover is available exclusively through FocusAttack.com.
MEGA MAN™ MEGAMIX #1 arrives in comic shops everywhere January 24, 2018.
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