Hey guys! I’m in the (sizable) line for the Sonic/Megaman panel! I’ll be here to stream you all the latest, and if we’re lucky, including some very crappy pictures. Jason is on camera duty, so you can expect media later today. Panel starts in 20 minutes!
Backstory for the Sonic/Megaman crossover: ten years ago, Spaz said all he wanted to do was a Sonic and Megaman crossover. Capcom and SEGA came to Archie about the crossover. Kaminski told Ian Flynn, Flynn had ten issued outlined in 15 minutes.
Coming Spring/Summer 2013, starting in Megaman 24! 12 issues long.
Wily/Eggman bromance confirmed! “Got this little blue guy who’s really bothering me!”
“Let me tell you about blue guys!”
Kaminski wants to see them on a two person bicycle.
Showing the cover to issue 46, Chaotix issue. You guys have seen this. The Chaotix story we have been waiting for.
Sonic Super Special magazine a priority for Archie. Issue 4 will have an interview with Sonic artist Stephen Butler.
Sonic Poster Spectacular will be on sale in November.
Showing a variant cover for 240
Showing cover 241, has new details. Will be a major issue, lots of things culminating here.
Megaman comic book app now downloadable!
They are seeing a huge uptick in digital sales for the Sonic comics.
Sonic Encyclopedia: Bivalve on the cover.
Bivalve all over the Archie office, a big picture of Dave Manak’s Bivalve over Dubs’s desk.
Not much new info yet.
Spaz is insane. Best of Sonic cover is not CGI. Spaz rendered every single stitch on Sonic’s gloves.
T-Pup vs. Silver Sonic coming soon? I’ve no idea if they are joking.
Mike does not care for Antoine or Rotor. Paul Kaminski has an Antoine shirt.
They are talking about Megaman now. Nothing new, talking about
Megaman 17 and 18 change up Megaman’s pacing. Protoman story, wil have solo stories for Gutsman and other characters. Gutsman does some karaoke.
Showing some pencils for Megaman 16. Jason is getting pics.
Megaman comic is here to stay.
The way these universes collide is “spectacular”.
We are going to see how the dynamics between the two characters mesh. Sonic quick to action, Megaman wants to think about it, do the right thing. Kind of like the Flash and Superman!
Q&A starting! We’re recording this part on video. Eggman the first to ask. He’s pretty good. XD
Story will be ongoing through Megaman, Sonic Universe, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Issues will have recaps if you only buy one series.
Will probably stop now, as we are recording this. See ya!