Mega Man #20
Archie Comics (February, 2012)“Rock Of Ages” WRITER: Ian Flynn PENCILER: Ryan Jampole INKER: Gary Martin COLORIST: Matt Herms LETTERER: John Workman VARIANT COVER: Ryan Jampole (sorry, Mike Norton, that the cover they had in the folder and I was in a hurry) ASSISTANT EDITOR: Vincent Lovallo EDITOR: Paul Kaminski
In the “not-too-distant-future”, Wily has discovered a time-machine, and Mega Man’s attempt to stop him leads to him bouncing around time and space. (Or future Mega Man games, one or the other.)
What they got right: I like the character designs for those Robot Masters we haven’t gotten to, yet.
What they got wrong: I don’t know if Flynn is trying to show off the stories he hopes to get to or doesn’t think he’ll be able to work on, but I don’t want to see this now. I want to see it when he has time to develop the story and the characters properly. Are they stalling for the Sonic crossover? I hope not. While the “countdown logo” says “4”, they’re not supposed to be doing the crossover until the spring and it’s only December.
Recommendation: I hate to say it because I enjoy this series so much, but unless you’ve been following along I’m not sure this is the issue to start on. Part of me wants to say pass but I hate to chase you off this great title that I usually wholeheartedly recommend every month.