Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Playing Mega Man

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Playing Mega Man

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Playing Mega Man

by Steve Napierski to Comics

So next weekend I’m going to be attending Magfest 9 in Alexandria, VA. The theme for this year’s convention is Mega Man. Well, I’m not sure when or not you’ve noticed over the past few years, but I’m actually a little bit of a Mega Man fan. In fact, I’ve actually done quite a few comics where I create these Rejected Mega Man Villains. So putting two and two together, I decided to create a new Rejected Mega Man Villains shirt that I will have on hand at the con. But if you’re not going to be at the convention, you can still pre-order your own from Shark Robot. The shirt is made up of eight of my personal favorite rejected from over the years recreated as a classic Mega Man stage select screen.

Rejected Mega Man Villains Shirt

Oh, and the Dr. Light being referred to as Dr. Right thing:

“Dr. Wright,” which is Dr. Light’s name in the instruction manual for Mega Man, is a Western approximation of “Dr. Right.” In the Japanese versions, Dr. Light is also known as Dr. Right. His symbol is an “R” icon in Japan. He has been known as Dr. Light, however. This is due to the lack of differentiation in the Japanese pronunciation of the L & R sounds. [1]

And there you have it.

Discussion (10)¬

  1. Randomgamerdude
    Randomgamerdude says:
    January 6, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    The scary thing is that most of those are true…

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:
    January 6, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Oh man, if I could do it I’d so buy that shirt, that design is amazing!

  3. Brad
    Brad says:
    January 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Brilliant work, makes me want to make that set of robot masters in MM universe when it comes out

  4. Dias
    Dias says:
    January 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    One thing I never got about the whole Dr. Light / Dr. Right thing in Japan, how the hell do they pronounce the L & R buttons on controllers? R button and the other R button?

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      January 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

      That’s really funny and thought provoking, as well.

    • Lizardman
      Lizardman says:
      January 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

      its err and arr buttons lol not L and R

  5. Lennart
    Lennart says:
    January 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    Reading rule 2 (gaining the robot master’s ability) and then viewing the grid brings some terrifying possibilities (and images, in the case of Abortian Man) to mind. I’m never going to be able to enjoy those rejected villains comics like I used to.

    Gaining Obvious Man’s ability seems hilarious, now that I think about it. And then I saw Enema Man and we jump right back to horror.

  6. Mr. Pants McPants
    Mr. Pants McPants says:
    January 7, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Man Not Appearing in this Game?
    Is he related to Robin Man?

  7. Shaows
    Shaows says:
    January 7, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    You know, with the amount of Rejected Mega Man Villains/Mavericks comics you have created I’m surprised you haven’t added a tag for them yet.

  8. ENDG4MER
    ENDG4MER says:
    January 9, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    If you make this COMIC into a shirt, I’d totally buy it.