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By ARCHIE COMICS on 1/24/2014 1:49 PM
ÂComic Book Resources has debuted exclusive artwork from the upcoming Mega Man X backup taking place in Mega Man #34, which is on sale February 19, 2014.

CBR also spoke with series writer Ian Flynn and editor Paul Kaminski about the much anticipated debut:

"it was something that was very much on our radar from day one, but it was also something we weren't able to do for a little while. It became a priority of ours, particularly in the aftermath of "Worlds Collide," because that story ended up being a gigantic success for all three video games titles. Now, for "Mega Man," we need to make sure that the fans continue to have the kind of cool events they've been asking for."

By ARCHIE COMICS on 10/3/2013 10:34 AM
IGN spoke with writer Ian Flynn and Executive Director of Editorial Paul Kaminski on Mega Man X’s return to take place in the pages of the Mega Man comic. Mega Man #34, coming out February 2014, will feature an “X” backup with some interior art from Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante, returning to the series for the first time since Mega Man #4. The arc promises to be more darker and complex as well as tackle some deeper questions. 

Don’t miss out on any of the excitement! Subscribe to Mega Man today! 

And check out Ian's interview with Comic Vine on the "Countdown to Chaos" arc in Sonic the Hedgehog.

By ARCHIE COMICS on 5/16/2013 7:46 AM

Newsarama spoke with Sonic and Mega Man writer Ian Flynn and Editor Paul Kaminski on what to expect after the epic Worlds Collide crossover comes to its thrilling conclusion. Without giving away any major plot details, the two stressed how big the consequences of the crossover event will be on both characters’ worlds. Check out what they had to say and get a glimpse at the exclusive cover debuts by artist Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante, Ben Bates, and Dean Haspiel! 

Destructoid also exclusively previewed the first Sonic Universe post-crossover covers to the next arc, Pirate Plunder Panic and spoke with...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 3/18/2013 8:15 AM
COMIC BOOK RESOURCES has interviewed Sonic the Hedgehog writer Ian Flynn and series editor Paul Kaminski on the 20th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog comics, issue #250 and more.

The duo discuss the upcoming plans for Sonic and his Freedom Fighters, the digital availability of the entire series, the approaching Sega/Mega Man “Worlds Collide” crossover and an exclusive debut of the Sonic the Hedgehog #250 wraparound anniversary cover.

Don’t miss out on all of the excitement in the Sonic universe—visit the Sonic Super Store, check out the special Worlds Collide subscription package, and get all of the true blue you could ever want on the Sonic app!


By ARCHIE COMICS on 2/15/2013 9:59 AM

Red Circle Comics’ New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes has reached its dramatic conclusion but the teen superheroes are just getting started. The story continues in New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow and Comic Book Resources spoke with editor Paul Kaminski and artist Alitha Martinez on the new direction for the series beginning in May.

Kaminski discussed the amped-up drama of the upcoming series, sharing an exclusive look at the refined style of Martinez’ Dark Tomorrow art. The Red Circle team also teased Legacy of the Crusaders­, an upcoming graphic novel which fills in some gaps between the first and second arc.

New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow #1 hits comic shops on May 1.

Want to catch up on anything you’ve missed so far? Then download the Red Circle Comics app...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 10/16/2012 1:01 PM
By Steven Scott

Sonic! Mega Man! New Crusaders! The Archie Action Hour panel at New York Comic con had them all. Oh, and action. Lots and lots of action. In attendance were Executive Director of Editorial Paul Kaminski, Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito, writer Ian Flynn, Assistant Editor Vincent Lovallo, and artists Jamal Peppers (Sonic/Mega Man), Alitha Martinez (New Crusaders) and Ryan Jampole (Mega Man).

The panel kicked off in high gear with details about the highly anticipated Sonic/Mega Man crossover, including the official release schedule and teasing which character will be making an appearance including Proto Man, Knuckles, Bass, and Shadow.

After that, focus shifted to all things Sonic, beginning with the Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed game adaptation in the pages of Sonic Universe,...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 4/18/2012 12:38 PM
By Steven Scott

ICv2 recently spoke with New Crusaders editor Paul Kaminski on the Red Circle revival and uncovered some juicy new details along the way. When the story kicks off May 16th on the Red Circle app, fans will be treated to a double-size season opener to help integrate them into the world of these heroes for a new age. After a 25 plus year absence from the Archie slate, the New Crusaders picks up where the previous stories left off, expanding on previously established themes and continuity.

In addition, what is revealed is that the first arc, Rise of the Heroes, is going to be a six-issue series, which will be followed by subsequent six-issue series down the line. For fans who want to get in on the ground floor of New Crusaders material, the Red Circle app will...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 4/13/2012 8:06 AM
By Steven Scott

Comic Book Resources has announced that the highly anticipated New Crusaders now have an official digital date of May 16 following last week’s coverage. To top off the excitement of the forthcoming launch, Archie Comics has revealed that in addition to the Red Circle app, there will also be a print component to follow for those who like the feel of a comic in their hands.

Archie’s Paul Kaminski and Alex Segura spoke with CBR who proceeded to divulge more details about the teens stepping into the role of superheroes...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 4/11/2012 10:42 AM
By Steven Scott

This spring, The New Crusaders are back in full force! Publishers Weekly spoke with editor Paul Kaminski on the triumphant return of these classic heroes back under Archie’s stewardship, ready to once again be unleashed upon the world. New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes will be the flagship title of the Red Circle line of comics, which the digital app supplying the brand new stories will be aptly named after. New material will be provided on a weekly basis via the Red Circle app to keep the story rolling along at a steady pace.

Placed in the trusted hands of creators Ian Flynn and Ben Bates (known for their collaborations on Sonic and Mega Man respectively),...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 4/5/2012 10:05 AM
By Steven Scott

The New Crusaders are back! For longtime and new readers alike, welcome to Red Circle, the home of the classic line-up of super heroes heading into the future! Comic Book Resources spoke with Crusaders editor Paul Kaminski, fresh from his promotion to Executive Director of Editorial, about what fans can expect with this renewed take on the Golden Age heroes. Led by the original patriotic hero, The Shield, this fledgling crop of newcomers have taken up the mantle of their parents’ super identities including Fly-Girl, The Comet and Fireball!

Kaminski delves into the creative process going into this digital venture including how the creative team of Sonic/Mega Man regulars Ian Flynn and Ben Bates came together and how he transitioned from video game...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 2/23/2012 1:40 PM
By Steven Scott

The New Crusaders are here! Comic Book Resources has exclusively premiered artwork of The New Crusaders’ leader, The Shield, newly redesigned by Sonic the Hedgehog artist Ben Bates. The original patriotic super hero predates a certain other star spangled hero and as New Crusaders editor Paul Kaminski puts it, “is the centerpiece of the Red Circle.”

Archie may be the world’s largest publisher of humor comics on the globe but 2012 is the year Archie throws its hat back in the super hero ring with an aim to prove that these larger than life heroes are not only as relevant as ever, but that they can appeal to all ages, something sorely lacking in today’s super hero market.

As part of Archie’s further expansion into the digital medium of comics,...
By ARCHIE COMICS on 2/22/2012 9:21 AM
By Steven Scott

Sonic has a long history with Archie Comics which means now is the perfect time to mine all those great stories that have led up to the Sonic universe that we now know and love! IGN spoke with Sonic editor Paul Kaminski on what the latest Sonic graphic novel release have to offer fans with Sonic Saga Series 1 and Sonic Legacy Vol. 2. Kaminski explained that the Sonic Saga Series will continue the trend of reprinting the more contemporary Sonic stories while Sonic Legacy will continue to pull from the earliest Sonic stories Archie ever printed, dating back to 1993.

It really is the best time to be a Sonic fan in terms of what’s...
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