Tuesday BOOM! Studios, in partnership with WildBrain Ltd. and Dentsu Entertainment USA, announced Mega Man: Fully Charged, a six-issue August-debuting comic book series based on the television series of the same name.
According to BOOM! the new series “features heroes like Mega Man, Rush, and Dr. Light in fully charged adventures battling the wickedest of Robot Masters led by Dr. Wily.”
“After Mega Man’s father Dr. Light is kidnapped, a shocking truth rocks Mega Man’s world as it seems the Robot Masters know more about his secret history than he does,” reads the official description. “But as Dr. Wily’s machinations trigger Mega Man’s forgotten memories of the brutal human/robot war, our hero is left to question just who he is and if he can trust anything or anyone – including the man he calls father.”
Mega Man: Fully Charged is written by television series writers A.J. Marchisello and Marcus Rinehart, along with artist Stefano Simeone (Read Only Memories) and comics creators and TV/film executive producers, creators, and writers, Man of Action Entertainment.
“We are excited to see the expansion of the Mega Man: Fully Charged television series into comics, a medium we love so dearly. AJ and Marcus have been with the show from the beginning, and along with Stefano are delivering a fantastic, slick looking and modern Mega Man tale.” said Man of Action Entertainment in the announcement.
“Having worked on the Mega Man: Fully Charged television series, we’re honored to help usher this story from screen to page. Man of Action’s unique take is a Mega-fan’s dream, and thanks to BOOM! Studios, that dream has come true,” added Marchisello and Rinehart
“I can’t believe I’m working on something that I grew up with and enjoyed so much when I was a kid,” said Simeone. “I’m very happy to be working on a new Mega Man comic book, and I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm and excitement on the pages of this series with readers and fans everywhere!”
The animated television series Mega Man: Fully Charged is based on the Mega Man video game franchise from Capcom. Developed and produced by Man of Action Studios, Dentsu Entertainment USA, and WildBrain, the series originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States.
“You’ve never seen Mega Man like this before,” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Joe, A.J., Marcus, and Stefano have created a high-octane adventure that explodes off every page. Longtime fans and new readers alike are sure to find everything they love and expect from the character, but packaged in the rich and provoking world of the Mega Man: Fully Charged television series.”
Toni Infante (Champions) and Miguel Mercado (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will provide cover art when the series debuts in August. Due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the final release schedule of this series is subject to change, according to the publisher.