Mega Man #26
Archie Comics (August, 2013)“When Worlds Collide” part 7: “Evening The Odds” WRITER: Ian Flynn PENCILER: Tracy Yardley INKER: Terry Austin COLORIST: Tomas Mason SELECTED COVER ART: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante LETTERER: R.R. Fiegel ASSISTANT EDITOR: Vincent Lovallo EDITOR: Paul Kaminski
(continued from Sonic The Hedgehog #249)Mega Man, Tails, Rush, and Sonic have their hands full as deal with two different Shadow Mans (Shadow Men?), the Wily version and the Roboticized Hedgehog. As they also deal with Blaze Woman and Silver Man (now there’s a superhero name, Silver Man!), Rouge gets into the Skull Egg and makes contact with Doctor Light. Meanwhile the Chaotix do what they do best–get on Proto Man’s nerves. But they better work together, because Knuckles Man and Rose Woman have them in their sights. (continues in Sonic Universe #53)
What they got right: Apparently the Sonic art team snuck in here somehow and (although still not quite right) they’re depictions of the Sonic characters has improved. There’s a nice gag with the two Shadows some interesting camaraderie between Sonic and Mega Man. Also, a mention of T-Pup so he’s not forgotten. Sonic also vaguely recalls the events of the “Genesis” event in his title.
What they got wrong: How DID Rouge get into the Skull Egg Zone? Will this be explained or just written off as just her being Rouge the Bat?
Recommendation: This continues to be a great crossover. Fans of both characters should already be checking this out.