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A27- Tail In-between His Legs

Come on, the second you heard Aska call Greed “Puppy-man” you knew he was going to be the one to get the higher form. Unless you didn’t read the old series, then you just have no clue as to what they’re talking about, as usual. So, ha! Greed is fairly cowardly though, isn’t he?

It’s a new week, so that means the next chapter of the original comic is available for downloading with the “Sins” tab.

More book recommendations! I’m a little ashamed to say it, but I really liked the Dreamwave Mega Man comic book. I’m a complete geek for Mega Man, so it shouldn’t come as a shock, but it’s a fun retelling/relooking at the blue hero and his adventures. It’s fast-paced and has some fun action. Really that’s all it sets itself out to be. Don’t expect it to be something epic or have fantastic story telling. It’s a light-hearted diversion as you sit and watch the years go by with Capcom not releasing a Mega Man 9. Damn you, Capcom. Daaamn yooouuu! Ahem… One of the first things that struck me about it was how dead-on the coloring is. It’s hard to explain if you’re not a fan of the series, but just look at the backgrounds and characters and they scream “Mega Man game”. Dreamwave gets lots of points from me for that. They also added a lot of good things to the background. PN03 Cola and the various Capcom billboards were funny, but the references to the series get them their accolades. Heck, the name (and some of the design) of Heat Man’s ship references the Mega Man Legends games. The “Flitter”, hehe. But perhaps the best one occurs on the very first page where there’s a wanted billboard for Zero. Those of you that played X4 will have to give Dreamwave kudos for doing their homework. Nice timeline work, ladies and gentlemen. The “bosses” are pretty fun too and fit the series well. How could you not like DJ Jazzy J4-8950? Dr. Wily seems more sympathetic too. You really get the feeling that Light screwed Wily over on something. Of course there are downsides. The writing is nothing special and the school aspects or it smack of clichéd anime. They also committed one of the basic sins of Mega Man, they spelled Wily’s name wrong! They spelled it right most of the time but there’s at least one panel where he’s called “Wiley”. Grrr! I can’t fault them too much, seeing as how Capcom itself spells it as Wiley on their OWN page! Smack! The final downside is… well, this is the first and last Mega Man comic from the company because it went out of business! I’ll never get to see Quick Man, Pharaoh Man, or Metal Man in action. Sniff… But hey, at least it’s better than that godawful Mega Man cartoon. Lion people? LION PEOPLE?! Arrgh!