Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Review(s) of the Week: Superman Unchained #1 and Mega Man #26
There's obviously more to this issue than that, but I just find it rather hard to care. I fail to see how this is the comic event it's made out to be. Also I counted at least 10 different "rare" variants covers at my local comic shop. It's like DC actually wants to repeat every mistake of the 90s.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. So this issue Sonic, Mega Man, Tails, and Rush continue to fight their way through the Skull Egg Zone, all the while bantering back and forth with each other. The encounter Shadow Man and the roboticized Shadow, also now called Shadow Man. Mega Man managed to de-roboticize Shadow and take his power and in a fit of rage he attacks the other Shadow Man. Sonic asks Shadow if he will help and he says no then uses his Chaos Control to teleport away, because Shadow is kind of a dick like that. Our heroes then fight and de-roboticize Blaze Woman and Silver Man, both of whom say their too tired to help. We cut to Dr Light in his cell. Suddenly Rouge the Bat shows up and tells him she's planning to undermine Dr Eggman's plans. She shows him a schematics of the station and asks if he can help her find weak points. She also tells him she's not busting him out yet as that would alert Eggman and Wily and that Light is safest where he is. We then cut to Proto Man and the Chaotix, Charmy, Vector, and Espio. They're being tracked by Knuckles Man and Rose Woman but the Doctors tell them to abandon that pursuit and go after Sonic and Mega Man, authorizing them to use self destruct if needed.
This crossover remains a blast. Last issue I complained that the pace seemed to be getting a little slow, this issue seems to have picked up a bit in that department. The dialogue between the various characters is great and really the strongest part of this issue. I do still wish more characters played bigger roles, it's a shame they work most of the Roboticized Masters out of the picture once they're dealt with. And I could do with seeing more Mega Man villains in this Skull Egg Zone. And also more classic Sonic villains since the Zone is an homage to old Mega Man and Sonic games. Other than that this is still a great read and if you're not reading it you should be.