Monday, August 5, 2013

Worlds Collide Concludes With a Twist!

*This Article May Contain Spoilers*

It is I, the mighty Q-Scourge, the almost teen blogger! I’m back with more on Worlds Collide. For those of you who didn’t know, Worlds Collide is the HUGE twelve-issue crossover event between Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man comic books. It features writing from Ian Flynn and illustrations by the legendary Tracy Yardley. I compliment both men for their outstanding work on this. The writing gives a sense of adventure and confidence for both Sonic and Mega Man. However, it also highlights Eggman and Wily’s remarkable intelligence. The illustrations really highlight the action, while also being humorous.

from Sonic the Hedgehog #251
Last time I wrote about this, we were three issues into the twelve-part epic. Now, the last one just came out. This story arc has been great, and I’m really excited for the aftermath. For a quick recap: over the past nine issues, Mega Man and Sonic traveled into the Skull Egg Zone (the Zone made by Eggman and Wily), rescued all of Sonic’s friends (they were all roboticized), found Shadow (he teleported away), called Duo (a space cop robot), rescued Dr. Light (he built Mega Man), fought Bass and Metal Sonic, and broke into Eggman and Wily’s flying fortress, the Wily Egg. Meanwhile, their allies are making their final stand against Wily and Eggman’s robotic armies outside of the fortress. I won’t say what happens at the very end of the last issue, because I don’t want to give EVERYTHING away. Let just say that it’s a twist that had me freaking out! Unfortunately, the plotlines I thought were going to be resolved don’t look like they are going to be resolved in the final issues of this arc. Why hasn’t Mecha Sally made an appearance yet? And why is Ra Moon still active? They don’t tell you. Anyway, I enjoyed all the appearances by characters from both series like Shadow, Blaze, Duo, and the Robot Masters. Overall, the story is deep and interesting, and I am curious with how the two comic series will be affected by it going forward.

This is one of the best crossovers in recent memory, and I’m really impressed with the writing and artwork. In conclusion, you should check this out RIGHT NOW. I mean NOW. What are you sitting in front of your computer for? Go! It’s so awesome! I’m thinking this story arc will likely make its way to a graphic novel soon enough if you want to wait to get that. When you get back, make sure to check for my next blog post, coming soon! That one won’t be about Worlds Collide, I promise.