Mega Man
Mega Man #1

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Mega Man #1

MM 001 Cover

MM 001 Variant 01

Publication Details

1 (First)


May 2011


Archie Comics

Cover price

$2.99 (United States)

Production Staff

Ian Flynn

Cover Artist

Patrick Spaziante


Patrick Spaziante


John Workman


Matt Herms


Paul Kaminski

First Appearances

Archie Mega Man Issue 1 is the very first issue of the Mega Man comic series published by Archie Comics. It is part one of the Let the Games Begin saga and was released in May 2011.

The issue describes the origin of the Blue Bomber, the betrayal of Dr. Wily turning the six Robot Masters into his slaves, and the transformation of Rock into Mega Man.

Official Solicitation

"Let the Games Begin!" Part One: The future looks bright when brilliant and benevolent Dr. Light unveils his latest creations: the Robot Masters! But when the nefarious Dr. Wily steals them for his own sinister purposes, there is no one left to stop him. No one — except Mega Man! Don't miss the first issue of this brand new ongoing series!


Let the Games Begin: Trouble Get!

Rock walks to the Wily Castle, noticing the grim look about it. Suddenly, he is attacked by three Big Eye robots and several Bunby Top DX. Once he gets to the entrance of the fortress, the doors shut and Rock uses the Super Arm ability to crush the door and destroy the Big Eye robots. Once in there, Rock notices that Light Labs has changed a lot. He then is ambushed by Yellow Devil and he starts to remember what happened previously....

Several days ago, at the Titanium Park, Dr. Light is practicing his speech in front of his greatest creations, Rock and Roll, as he is about to give a presentation over the Light Labs introduction for the Robot Masters. Suddenly, Dr. Wily comes in the picture and discusses with Dr. Light about the Robot Masters he and Wily made. Dr. Wily, however, is upset at the fact he is not receiving any credit due to his "unethical robotics experiments." Dr. Light then gives a speech, introducing each of his Robot Masters– Cut Man, Guts Man, Bomb Man, Ice Man, Fire Man, and Elec Man– for each of their purposes to help mankind. A reporter named Ripot ask what about war-time-robots, like what Light built at one time. But Dr. Light says his days of creating war-time-robots are gone.

Later on in the night, Dr. Light, Rock, and Roll are in Light Labs, preparing to go to bed. However, Rock and Roll ask Dr. Light about what Ripot said about war-time-robots. He explains that the robots were against his pacifist belief and that they were to help get money to help benefit Light Labs. However, Dr. Wily sneaks inside Light Labs and hacks the six Robot Masters while Rock and Roll wish Dr. Light goodnight.

The next morning, Roll wakes up Dr. Light, saying that the Robot Masters are gone. Rock turns on the television, only to find the Robot Masters rampaging the city, already destroying the police and the army. Suddenly, Dr. Wily invades the television program and tells the world of 200X that all of the world leaders must surrender to him or else the Robot Masters will continue to havoc throughout the world. Rock then turns off the television. All hope seemed lost up until.....

Rock then tells Dr. Light that he'll go out and fight Dr. Wily and get back the Robot Masters. Dr. Light, reluctant at first, was worried about how Rock will handle the situation but Rock stated that he rather lost his life than many, many others. Dr. Light then tells Rock that he's right and then upgrades Rock. And thus, Dr. Light and Roll begin to upgrade Rock. By giving Rock the best armor Light has, a Copy Chip that allows him to copy any Robot Masters ability, and a Mega Buster, Rock asks Dr. Light that if his main weapon is the Mega Buster, then that they can call him a name adored for forever generations: Mega Man.

Short Circuits

The Short Circuits begins with Rock asking Dr. Light how the upgrade was. Dr. Light told Rock that it worked, but it wasn't pretty, and Roll showed Rock what he looked like in the mirror. He is shocked by this new design of his and breaks the fourth wall, telling the readers to send out letters and/or subscriptions to Archie Comics while Dr. Light fixes this.

Short Circuits 01


  • Rush does not make an appearance nor is mentioned in the issue, even though he makes an appearance on the cover.
  • Roll is wearing her Mega Man 8 dress.
  • The Short Circuits off-panel gives spoof to the Bad-Box-Art Mega Man, which came from the North American Mega Man 1 Box art.