Archie Comics' crossover between Sega and Capcom's best known characters is called Worlds Collide. And it looks like the biggest collision will be happening in next week's Sonic #250, when a load of robot masters show up to try and stop the blue heroes from saving the day.
You can get an advance look at the latest chapter of the mashup event -- due out next Wednesday July 3 -- in the images below, along with glimpses of the variant covers for next issue too. And, all you Mega Man-ologists out there feel free to go crazy with the annotations on the top image to let us know who you see.
Here's the official description from Archie Comics:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #250 Celebrate 250 issues of the longest-running video game based comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog, with "When Worlds Collide" Part Nine of Twelve! The final act of the crossover mega-event starts here as Sonic and Mega Man stand united against the Wily Egg — and backing them up are all their heroic friends. Standing against them are the Robot Masters -- all of them! Let the battle begin! At a whopping 48 pages, this double-sized issue features a special, digitally remastered re-presentation of the first Sonic the Hedgehog issue! Also featuring a stunning new wrap-around cover by Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante. Plus, choose YOUR favourite hero with the "Team Sonic" and "Team Mega Man" CHIBI variant covers!
Script: Ian Flynn Art: Ben Bates, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms Wrap-Around Cover by Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and Ben Hunzeker Team Chibi Sonic Variant: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin and Matt Herms Team Chibi Mega Man Variant: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin and Matt Herms On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 7/3 48-page, full colour comic $US3.99 US.