|Standard cover of issue one|
by Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante.
The comic book series was first announced by Archie Comics during the 2010 New York Comic-Con. Originally slated for a Spring 2011 release, CEO Jon Goldwater later estimated a May 2011 release, which was confirmed on the official website.
Writer Ian Flynn and artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante, who worked on many stories for Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, are involved with the production. Ian Flynn is in charge of the script for most of the issues and Spaziante provides covers and penciling for subsequent issues, working alongside letterer John Workman and colorist Matt Herms. Chad Thomas who drew a few designs for Archie's pitch to Capcom and provided the variant cover for the first issue will also be the artist of a future story arc.
Residents of Canada and the US who had pre-ordered a subscription received free copies of a poster autographed by Spaziante.
The comics' storyline is divided into four issue story arcs.
Arc 1: "Let the Games Begin!"Edit
- Main article: Let the Games Begin!
This first arc is an adaptation of the first Mega Man game. The benevolent scientist Dr. Light creates a series of Robot Masters to help mankind, but they are stolen by Dr. Wily in an attempt to take over the world. Dr. Light's helper robot Rock volunteers to be converted into a fighting robot, becoming Mega Man in order to stop his robot siblings along with Dr. Wily's ambitions.
Arc 2: "Time Keeps Slipping"Edit
- Main article: Time Keeps Slipping
Although Dr. Wily is stopped by Mega Man and jailed, federal agents investigate Dr. Light's connection to the Robot Master incidents while sinister figures watch from behind the scenes. Time Man and Oil Man will make their debut in this story arc.
Arc 3: "The Return of Dr. Wily"Edit
- Main article: The Return of Dr. Wily
An adaption of Mega Man 2. Hiding out in his new base, Dr. Wily has constructed eight new Robot Masters based on the older models, with Mega Man's abilities in mind.
- ↑ MEGA MAN EXPLODES INTO ARCHIE COMICS
- ↑ Sequential Tart - Growing Up Archie: Jon Goldwater
- ↑ HIT VIDEO GAME PROPERTY MEGA MAN COMES TO ARCHIE COMICS
- ↑ CHAD-THOMAS.COM: NYCC Big Archie news!
- ↑ CHAD-THOMAS.COM: Megaman!
- ↑ CHAD-THOMAS.COM: Calloway!
- ↑ The Mega Man Network: A Look at Your Signed Archie Mega Man Poster