Talking Mega Man with The Power Button Podcast… and Ian Flynn, AND Matt Moylan!

megamantributeFinally… after months in the making, it’s come down to this.

After appearing on The Power Button podcast to discuss Nintendo comics, Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comics, and UDON’s many video game comics and things (the latter two with Archie writer Ian Flynn and UDON Director of Publishing Matt Moylan, respectively), the three of us have all come together to talk about the blue bond which connects us all: Mega Man.

And oh, what a time we had! About two hours’ worth of content, apparently, as we discuss not only the games, but the upcoming Mega Man/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover event, “Worlds Unite,” what UDON Entertainment is up to, what it will take to get a dedicated Mega Man X comic up and running, what’s in store for the Mega Man 4 comic book story arc, and more… including audience-submitted questions! “At five people,” host Matthew Green notes, “it’s our largest podcast panel ever.”

To listen in, you have several options from which to choose: You can download it directly from Press The Buttons or just listen on the page itself. You can also nab it from Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes, or just go the RSS route.

When you’re done, feel free to e-mail the guys or leave a message after the beep at (720) 722-2781.

udonstreetfighterthumbIt’s a new year and a new episode of the Power Button podcast– a new one with me, that is. Matt and Blake have been doing their own thing without me, of course, and if you haven’t been following their zany exploits (And why wouldn’t you? You can’t just be tuning in for me, now can you? Of course not.), you can still catch up by clicking on this link.

But as of this writing, if you click now, the most recent one you’re going to see does include me, and that’s the one I’m drawing your attention to this week. The whole lovely lot of us had the opportunity to sit down (so to speak) with Matt Moylan, Managing Editor at the Toronto-based house of art for many a video game franchise, UDON Entertainment. We talk about the many various projects going on there, from comic books to art books to art for video games themselves, ranging from Capcom’s stable of heavy-hitters to Bandai Namco’s now-defunct line of ShiftyLook webcomics, cartoons, and games such as Bravoman (which Moylan wrote) and Wonder Momo.

As an added bonus, seeing as Moylan once worked at Dreamwave Productions, a defunct comic book company that was also from Toronto, we talk about some of the goings-on there involving their own Capcom output and more. All the while, Matt Green knows the score and pushes for a printed page revival of Bionic Commando, calling upon his legion of listeners to go to bat for Rad Spencer and friends.

Once again, you can download this episode directly from Press The Buttons, listen to it on Press The Buttons, pop on over to Stitcher, poke your iTunes, or do the RSS thing.

If you like how these things have been going, you can tell them about it by e-mail, or leave a message by calling (720) 722-2781. Just don’t be too harsh; Blake is a sensitive sort. Ever heard a grown man cry on air? It ain’t pretty.

Lastly, if you’re curious about the unused Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix intro we talked about in the first half-hour, you can see it right here:

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With SEGA’s latest upcoming release in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise on the Wii U, we are happy to officially announce plans to hold a special Sonic Lost World “First Play” livestreamed marathon to raise money for charity.

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Toronto-based comic book creator and publisher UDON Entertainment has issued an official announcement that they will be bringing their Street Fighter comic books back in the form of graphic novels this Fall. Two books will be available, including Super Street Fighter: New Generation and Street Fighter Origins: Akuma.

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Toronto-based publisher UDON Entertainment has announced that they will be bringing The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, a 300-page hardcover chronology by France’s Pix’n Love Publishing (in a partnership with SEGA of Japan), to stores across North America in September 2012.

The History of Sonic the Hedgehog explores the long 20-year journey of SEGA’s speedy mascot through both the height of 2D gaming and his transition to three dimensions. In addition to all of the mainline Sonic games, the book will also cover all of his crossovers, spin-offs, and even his cameo appearances. The history is rounded out with character profiles, promotional art, package covers, and even concept art.

Read on for the book’s features, retail information, and some preview pages.

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