“Mega Man’s Comic Career: The Good, The Bad, The Bizarre” looks at a sampling of noteworthy comics and manga from around the world, each of which treating the franchise in its own way. From the bizarre self-gratification of bad writers in Brazil to the current Archie Comics series (with comments from series writer Ian Flynn), and several stops in-between, there’s a lot of ground covered here.
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That wraps up that theme. Hopefully I can soon get my foot in the door for another!
Here’s one more review for you all, but this time it’s something a little different. You see, it’s not food, and it’s not a video game (though it is related to one)… it’s a toy!
Back at Otakon, I received a review sample of Vile from Bandai’s D-Arts Mega Man X line, and it took me a while to get the review finished and finally posted. Part of it was getting all of the pictures– our apartment has been terrible for lighting these past few months, and eventually I just finally picked a decent day and did it… though the sun was already fading by the time I neared the end of the photo session. Next time, I hope to have a good lamp on hand for better lighting… and maybe a better camera, too.
Still, I hope these pics get the point across of how much you can do with the figure (with a personal favorite serving as a sample to your right), and my toy-reviewing skills aren’t too rusty. He’s not much for any sort of rough play, but he’s a terrific display piece. For the full review and the rest of my fun-time photo session, head over to The Mega Man Network.
Have you ever checked out the list of affiliates down on the sidebar there? If you have, you might have seen one called “Stardroids,” which is a Mega Man fancomic written, drawn, inked, and colored by Terra. I recommend checking it out, as it does have some funny one-shots and storylines; a personal favorite is her four-part “Battle & Chase – The Quick Man Files” arc about Quick Man, which I love to bring out elsewhere whenever someone asks “why is Sonic driving a car when he can run fast?”
Anyway, Terra has just finished coloring in all the pages of her 32-page “True Blue” story, which is a more dramatic tale about Mega Man X, Zero, and their colleagues. So if you haven’t already, go check it out!
Okay, so I’ve been away for a couple of weeks. Last week, I was in Baltimore for Otakon, and you can see me and my costume at right in the picture above. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though; you can check out the full array of cosplay which was on display at Otakon in the report over at The Mega Man Network.
Over at The Mega Man Network, we’ve just posted a recent interview I conducted with Ian Flynn, a writer of many hats at Archie Comics. His works include Sonic the Hedgehog, companion title Sonic Universe, and the Archie superhero revival known as The New Crusaders, but given the place this interview was published, it’s obvious that this interview focuses on his other title, Mega Man.
So give it a look to learn more about the upcoming story arc which delves into the origin of Proto Man, the appearance of upcoming Robot Masters (some sooner than you might expect), and what to expect regarding future game adaptations.
You can check out this week’s Nintendo Download titles at the Toronto Video Game Examiner. I even managed to tie it all together with a wedding theme! How? See for yourself!
The stand-outs this week are Mega Man X2 (got that to support Mega Man, despite owning three other copies), Donkey Kong Jr. (already got that as a Nintendo 3DS Ambassador), and Mad Dog McCree, which– if it’s anything like the iPhone version released earlier this year– I would strongly advise you to stay away from, especially as they’re charging even more for it on the Nintendo eShop!