Preview: Mega Man #50


Mega Man’s landmark 50th issue hits stores next week, and Archie’s celebrating it in a big way. On top of concluding Part 1 of the Worlds Unite Sonic/Mega Man crossover, the issue will feature a wrap-around cover drawn by longtime Sonic and Mega Man cover artist Patrick Spaziente, a bonus anniversary story showing Mega Man and X meeting for the first time, and five variant edition covers.

Mega Man #50 will hit newsstands on June 17, the same day as the Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles one-shot. You can check out those variant covers, the issue’s official synopsis, and a four page preview below:

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!

The variant covers:

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Nuckles87 has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.


  1. This was a stakes raising issue. I know what happens in the issue, and it’s pretty good.

      1. 1. I’m subscribed to the Mega Man, Sonic Universe, and Sonic the Hedgehog books. Meaning the books usually come earlier.

        2. I’m a Bumbleking user and some of the people on there have gave a full summary of the book.

        3. Team Dark “Dies” in the issue. Sonic only finds one of Shadow’s inhibitor rings.
        When you read the issue Wednesday you’ll know for sure I’m not lying. Or you can just read the spoilers and discussion on the Bumbleking forums.

        1. Nah, I wasn’t implying that you lied, it was a genuine question since I was unaware anyone could know before it’s out aside from the staff that worked on it, that’s all.

  2. Tails looks… odd… on that cover (main image here). I absolutely love that 3rd image though! (the really cool street art type one).

  3. Kudos Mega Man! Here’s to another 50 issues. I hope that your longevity becomes as long as sonic’s.

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