Covers and Solicitations for Mega Man #50, Sonic Universe #77, Sonic Boom #9, Sonic #274 And More

Once again a big media blowout for Worlds Unite with the June solicits.

Continuing with the updates that happened in March, we continue the story of Worlds Unite through providing covers and solicits for June. Resuming from part 3, act one of the crossover comes to a close with Sigma’s plan of fusing Sonic’s world with Mega Man’s world seeing fruition! It’s going to take a lot of man power to try and stop it, and with our main quartet for the crossover being joined by the Freedom Fighters, the Mavericks and Robot Masters, there’s a lot to draw from! Along with “Worlds Unite”: part 4, there’s a little side story about the first meeting of Mega Man classic and Mega Man X. Fitting for Mega Man hitting it’s 50th issue.


Celebrate 50 issues of Mega Man with the latest chapter in the globe-smashing SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event! “Worlds Unite” Part Four: Act One comes to its mind-blowing conclusion! Sigma’s plan reaches its first stage, and the worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have fused! It’s definitely going to take more than one hero to stop the threat from the future—maybe even ten! Sonic, Mega Man, X, Sticks, the Freedom Fighters, Robot Masters and Maverick Hunters—UNITE! PLUS: Stick around for a special bonus anniversary story as Mega Man and X meet for the first time! Featuring a wrap-around cover from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante! PLUS 5 variant covers from Edwin Huang, Irvin Rodriguez, Patrick Thomas Parnell, Roger & Idalia Robinson and part 4 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Schoening, POWREE, Rick Bryant, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
Mega Man #50 Wrap-around CVR A Reg: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Mega Man #50 CVR B Variant: Roger and Idalia Robinson
Mega Man #50 CVR C Variant: Edwin Huang
Mega Man #50 CVR D Variant: Irvin Rodriguez
Mega Man #50 CVR E Variant: Patrick Thomas Parnell
Epic Poster Variant (pt 4 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 6/17
48-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S

Sonic Universe #77 sees our heroes still fighting to stop Sigma’s fusion of worlds, but heroic forces alone are not enough. Enter Xander Payne, with Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily in tow. They provide new insight into Sigma’s insidious plans, but how much can it help? This is “Worlds Unite”: part 5.


The next exciting chapter in the SONIC/MEGA MAN “WORLDS UNITE” crossover event starts here! “Worlds Unite” Part Five: The worlds of Sonic and Mega Man have been joined together by Sigma, and it’s going to take a full-on army of unified heroes to make it right! Actually—scratch that—it’s going to take some heroes AND some villains! When the mysterious and malicious Xander Payne inexplicably arrives with Drs. Eggman and Wily in tow, our heroes get new insight into Sigma’s plans! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and variant cover art from CLAUS-Justin Harder (Thor: the Dark World, SNL) and part 5 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Super-group Variant Cover: CLAUS-Justin Harder
Epic Poster Variant (pt5 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 6/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sonic Boom #9 sees the heroes go to war with the mechaniloids, led by the souped-up Deadly Six! It should be a united front, but Sticks isn’t always one to stick around if she gets distracted. But she didn’t intend to fall off the Sky Patrol and go through a Genesis Portal, we’re pretty sure, and who knows where she landed! This is “Worlds Unite”: part 6.


The SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event GOES BOOM! “Worlds Unite” Part Six: The war against Sigma has been waged! Sonic, Mega Man and X lead their unified friends against hordes of mechaniloids led by the armored, super-powered Deadly Six! That sounds pretty scary and exciting, and now is definitely the time for everyone to work together and pay close attention. Especially Sticks. She tends to do some distracting stuff, like falling off the Sky Patrol and landing into a Genesis Portal or something—wait? Did she really? Well, where did she land? No way! Is that – -?! You won’t believe where Sticks lands, but what you BETTER believe is that this issue sports some awesome cover art by Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante and the return of the EVIL FRIENDS FOREVER (E.F.F.) variant by Brent McCarthy! Plus part 6 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Evil Friends Forever E.F.F. Variant Cover: Brent McCarthy
Epic Poster Variant (pt6 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

For the last of the chronological Worlds Unite stories, Sonic the Hedgehog #274, we’ve lost the unite part of the title as Mega Man, X and their compatriots have turned on Sonic and the Freedom Fighters. Why would they do this? Eggman might have the answer, or he might have something more sinister up his sleeve. This is “Worlds Unite”: part 7.


The heroes of the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event: AT WAR?! “Worlds Unite” Part Seven: The unified army is not so unified anymore! What has driven Mega Man, X and their robot companions to attack Sonic and the Freedom Fighters? Drs. Eggman and Wily may have the answer! Or a weapon. Could a weapon be the answer? Or is it more trademark treachery? Meanwhile, Sigma grows in power, preparing for the next phase of his master plan! And speaking of masters, this issue features cover art from master-artist Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, a CG-SLUGFEST Variant cover from Rafa Knight and part 7 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
CG-SLUGFEST Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
Epic Poster Variant (pt7 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

But there’s one more thing to add to the Worlds Unite overload! There’s just so much action in this crossover that the main books alone just can’t contain it. That’s why Archie are bringing out two market-exclusive battle books just for the occasion, promising exciting duels between the various forces of Mega Man and Sonic’s universes. Not only that, but there’s a wealth of new blood on board for both art duties and writing! And the first one has a solicit right here.


ALL-NEW DIRECT MARKET-EXCLUSIVE special! There are so many epic battles in the SONIC/MEGA MAN crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! This extra-special bonus issue features exciting duels spilling over from the pages of the much-talked about “Worlds Unite” event, and feature an all-star cast of creators! Watch Mega Man bring the ruckus to the Deadly Six, the Maverick Hunters ultimate showdown with Vile and Dr. Light’s Robot Masters tussle with the unstoppable power of hero-turned-uber-villain Sonic Man! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Also featuring variant art from Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and a special wrap-around cover and sketch variant by Sonic and Mega Man superstars Evan Stanley & Jamal Peppers!
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn, Howard Mackie, T. Rex
ART: Ben Bates, Jamal Peppers, Brent McCarthy, Rachel Deering and Elaina Unger
Cover: Evan Stanley, Jamal Peppers, Phyllis Novin and Ben Hunzeker
Sketch Variant Cover: Evan Stanley and Jamal Peppers
United Variant Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
On Sale Date: 6/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

And finally, for a bit of a breather, Sonic Archives #25 reprints more classic stories from days past in the Sonic comic. As the series gets closer to reaching the milestone of #100, there’s treachery afoot as Sonic gets involved in a web of lies, attempts to subdue Knuckles only end in chaos, and there’s a throwdown with Monkey Khan for the cherry on top!


Treachery and mystery abound in the next exciting installment of the SONIC ARCHIVES graphic novel series! Sonic finds himself caught in the middle as heroes and villains alike plot and plan their own agendas—what’s a super-speedy hedgehog to do? Dr. Eggman draws his wayward people into a city-sized trap! The power of the kingdom is snuck out from under Princess Sally by a double-sleeper agent! Sonic faces down his super-powerful cyborg rival! SONIC ARCHIVES VOLUME 25 collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #92-95.
Script: Ken Penders, Karl Bollers
Art: Ken Penders, Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, James Fry, Ron Lim, Michael Higgins, Jim Amash
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
5 x 7 3/8”
112 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/15

We’ll have more details on all of these comics closer to their release. Isn’t it weird that we’re already halfway there!



  1. This is going to be absolute hell to try and keep track of. They seriously want us to buy 5 comics a month to keep up with one story? Ugh.

    1. If you think that is bad, just see the number of tie in books Marvel Crisis Crossovers tend to have.

    2. I must wholly agree. If this came 5 or more years after the last crossover… that’s reasonable. But the last crossover literally just happened two years ago (April 2013). I don’t have the money or the patience to keep up with what seems to me to be a money-grab on their part. I can’t even imagine that the story will matter all that much either–just more arbitrary happenings in a zone separated from both realities such that every action is pointless and has no bearing on future issues of either series.

      I just wish I could fast-forward through this crossover and get back to the stuff that matters in the Sonic series. I really want to see more of Ian Flynn rebuilding over the desolation Ken Penders left behind.

  2. You know what, I agree it’s a little too early, but being a Sonic and Mega Man fan….. I can’t wait. I read that this crossover is canon, so no Genisis Wave. I don’t have to buy the variant covers and the story seems very interesting. And concidering how much I loved the first………I can’t wait

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