Something’s Up Archie’s Sleeve
Sometimes, even a single teaser image of a project can cause a flurry of excitement. This may be one of those times. Earlier today, USA Today writer Brian Truitt posted an interesting tweet with an even more interesting picture to accompany it. His tweet reads as follows:
Hmmm. Just got this in a super-duper top-secret email from @archiecomics. Wonder what this could be about?
The image, which we have included below, depicts Mega Man’s helmet, Sonic’s trademark shoes, a simple tagline, and the vague release date of 2013. While this image essentially confirms the two characters will be together in some form, we may not have to wait long before the collaboration’s true nature is revealed. As it turns out, Comic Con is fast approaching, and Archie will be present with some interesting new developments. Capcom was kind enough to provide readers with some details about Archie’s event on July 15th:
10:00-11:00 Sonic and Mega Man: Video Game Comics Showcase— Get your game on! Folks from the two most popular video game comic series share what’s in store in one, must-attend panel! Learn what’s on tap for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man. The editorial mastermind behind both books, Paul Kaminski, is joined by Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito, artist Evan Stanley, and Archie Comics executive director of publicity and marketingAlex Segura. See some exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming storylines, and get a glimpse at the biggest comic book event of the year. We. Are. Not. Kidding. Be there! Room 24ABC
Does the “biggest comic book event of the year” refer to this possible crossover? Only time will tell. Until then, we invite you to speculate about the image and Archie’s upcoming event in the comments section below. We thanks everyone who tipped us off about the image’s release.