In the year of 1998, a Brazilian comic book called Novas Aventuras de Megaman was created. Estúdio PPA created Novas Aventuras de Megaman to utilize the license they purchased from Capcom to produce Megaman comics in Brazil. However, even though they were given copies of the Megaman manga to translate, they instead created their own, original Megaman comics, with more nudity, cursing, gore, and less Megaman. With the publisher long since gone under, it's up to /co/ to read the results!
I started story-timing them in the /v/ comics thread >>1044778 but then I realized this fucking thing is 16 issues long and needs it's own thread.
Issue #1 opens with Roll being pursued by Pharohmen in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Now I should mention that the writer of this revealed years later that he had never played the Megaman games and only knew of it's general plot from descriptions his friends gave him.
Roll finds Megaman in a dirty cave in the middle of a desert.
Megaman awakens to kick-ass and they forgot to translate two pages from huehue speak.
At long last, Roll gives us the story-dump. In this version of Megaman, Dr. Wily was arrested and the world governments outlawed Megaman generation robots. Dr. Light, however, defied the government and sealed Megaman and Roll in pods for thirty years. In the meantime, they invented new goofy robots called Neomavericks, who promptly allied themselves with Dr. Wily and graphically committed genocide against mankind. Dr. Wily became ruler of the world and Dr. Light died. The whole thing is a Protomen album waiting to happen.
Also, Megaman and Roll basically eat other robots to replenish their energy. KILL CASSHERN.DEVOUR CASSHERN.
Oh, and Megaman wants to fuck his sister.
Issue #1 ends with Wily being well aware of Megaman's revival, but doesn't kill him for some bullshit reason.
It's issue #2 of Novas Aventuras de Megaman and they're already introducing X.
The way this comic was produced was
stupid interesting. They would write the comic and then send the script to several different artists, and then they'd choose the art style that fit the story the best.
Which is why nearly every single thing is off model and look different between issues.
Was this style chosen for the way it depicted the story?
Nah, it was probably the gratuitous fan-service.
X is retired and lives in a beautiful suburban home. He also wants to fuck his sister.
This comic is a trip.
X is all "THERE'S NO HEROES LEFT IN MAN" and Megaman is all "AS I LIVE THERE IS NO EVIL THAT WILL STAND!", all depicted in goofy chibi format.
The rest of the comic is the author ranting about how American comics have destroyed the Brazilian comic book industry and how he plans to introduce his OC, have her kill off the Megaman characters, and take over the book.
When I posted this before, I thought this was just some rant, but further research made it clear that, yes, the author was going to kill off the Megaman characters and shift the title to his own OC as a matter of Brazilian pride. The author was actually fired from the book over this, though we have three more issues before that happens.
Also, the author apparently didn't know that Capcom is a Japanese company.
Issue #2 of Novas Aventuras de Megaman leaves us with a lot to unpack here. X lives in the suburbs, everyone wants to do the incest with Roll, and the author is actively plotting against the book.
We're only two issues in and it's already one of the most bizarre comics I've ever story-timed.
Bizzare, but interesting. Go on.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #3 and we've switched artists again. Colored pencil disgusts me.
We learn that despite everything, the internet still exists in the post-apocalyptic future this book is set in. Man may die, but shit-posting endures.
Ooooh! This story is set in Brazil! So this isn't some hellscape future but just your average day in Hue Hue Land.
After enduring a cringe filled discussion on the nature of truth, Roll gets another costume change, this time into something more fan-servicey. Is fanservice even enjoyable when it's in service to over-bearing incest? I don't need to know that they want to fuck their sister every two pages. I get it already.
Buckle in, because this is some of the most vintage weeaboo shit you're going to read today. I genuinely have no idea where to begin.
This fucking dialogue hurts me physically. None of these cliches are funny.
Then they get their ass-kicked by a robot mayor. This is an improvement.
Roll gets reduced to a brain-case, causing Megaman to lose his shit and kill Robot Mayor.
One down, two to go.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #3 ends in the arctic, where Dr. Cossack's daughter from Megaman 4, I think, is messing with some kind of portal that brings the author's OC, Princess, into the Megaman world.
So if you thought I was kidding about the whole "author actively working to kill off the Megaman characters and replacing them with his own OC", know now that I was completely serious about that.
So this is somewhere in between Penders and Chandler canonfuckery?
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #4 and we're going to get Roll's back-story.
It involves kidnapping and mutilation.
It's that kind of comic.
Do you know what I think the Megaman series needed?
Fucking child slavery.
Boy, how about those goofy robots, huh? Megaman sure has some goofy robots, like Toadman, Hardman, Pumpman.
Yep, goofy robots. None of which have anything to do with child sex trafficking.
Did I say sex? I'm sorry, what I meant to say was cut up for medical experiments.
Head cut-off still alive brain in jar medical experiments.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #4 comes to a close and it turns out I was actually right the first time. Kidnapped children being turned into robots to work as slaves on the moon and sex bots in flying cities. Thanks for clarifying that, Dr. Light.
And that's Roll's origin story. Not some cute robot Dr. Light built to help him around the lab, but a kidnapped child butchered by scientists and reduced to a brain in a jar attached to a robot body collecting dust in Dr. Light's work-shop.
Id say thanks but im not particularly sure if im glad i read this madness.
Now for something completely different. Novas Aventuras de Megaman #5 is around when the original writer was fired for planning to kill off the cast and replace them with his OC. So instead of continuing in the direction of the previous story, we now have Megaman and X racing against Turboman. To get money. So they can buy Roll a new body.
Now if you excuse me, I need a neck-brace for the massive mood-whiplash that occurred between the previous issue and this one.
I'm thinking somebody read the Motorball arc of Battle Angel Alita.
Also, X has gone from egotistical to prissy and possibly a bit gay.
I can't focus on all this action. My mind keeps wandering to what exactly were the author's plans for his OC, Princess, he introduced in Novas Aventuras de Megaman#2. Was the comic going to be darker? Lighter? Was it going to have more or less fanservice? Questions we'll never get the answer to.
Have a crappy poster while you ponder it.
These colored pencils disgust me.
Oh … now Bass from Megaman 7 is a part of this.
Megaman and X lose on a technicality, which means this entire issue was a waste of time.
We're back with Novas Aventuras de Megaman #6 and the continued search for a body for Roll. I was going to story-time this issue yesterday, but I needed time to fully process the next issue.
But that's issue #7. In issue #6, Roll is still a brain tumbling around in a washing machine.
They hook Roll up to the ship to go where-ever and X wants to see his sister naked. Dr. Wily continues to do fuck-all.
They go, somewhere, I guess. Somewhere that gets invaded by robots.
Possibly jewish robots.
And they become a giant robot. I'm not clear on why exactly these robots want this mysterious body building facility.
Roll now has a body and she's OP as fuck. If you haven't guessed yet, Roll is focus of this comic series.
I'm assuming it's because of the massive fan-service potential and I respect them for it.
So ends Novas Aventuras de Megaman #6. Stay tuned for Issue #7 where they confusingly sort out the whole mess started in Issue #3.
I do dig coloured pencils, and these battle scenes are brilliantly done (only the colouring, that is). Holy shit, though, the writing and panel flow are Chris-Chan level bad.
So remember back in Issue #2 when the author was going to kill off the Megaman characters and replace them with his own original character >>1045019? Remember in Issue #3 when Dr. Cossack's daughter brought that OC into the Megaman world through a stargate >>1045057? Well in Novas Aventuras de Megaman #7, they try to sort out that mess for reasons that will become apparent. It's so they can add even more fan-service to the book. It's also confusing as all hell.
Story-wise, Roll is contacting Protoman through the interwebs, and art-wise they've finally changed artists. I was starting to think they settled on an artist to draw this shit.
Turns out Dr. Cossack's daughter brought the OC Princess to Megaman wasteland world to defend GLORIOUS COMMUNISM! The workers of the world need protection from the exploitative bourgeoisie!
Princess of course refuses, seeing as she's named after the oppressive monarchy system that crushes the proletariat, and proves to be over-powered as fuck.
And really fucking annoying.
Yeah. Overpowered as fuck.
Megaman and crew show up because Bass is there? I don't know. This shit is hard to keep-up with.
Have another crappy poster.
And random battle robot from out of no-where.
This pacing is fucking with my head, man.
Megaman and X manage to send Princess back through the portal. I'm not able to full articulate how they managed it, as I had to read these pages several times just to figure out what the fuck was going on.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #7 ends with Dr. Wily (or Dr. Willy if you go by >>1045697) declaring "Oh yeah I just let them roam around because I needed them to kill my rivals. Rivals in this future where I'm emperor of the world and have reduced the planet to a wasteland. Yes, those rivals. I counted on their actions that I have no control over and had no way of predicting."
So yeah, remember the glasses guy from the horror show that was Issue #5 >>1045229? He's coming back, which means more blood and gore on the horizon.
And fan-service. Can't forget about the fan-service.
We're heading to the floating cities in Novas Aventuras de Megaman #8. The floating cities where the all the organ harvesting happens. In Issue #1 they said that only "some" humans were left alive, and since this harvesting takes place somewhere that seems hard to access, they either grow organs artificially or they keep a population of humans as livestock. I'm going to assume the latter since that seems to be the direction this book would go in.
Anyway, the Megaman gang are heading there because Bass is supposedly there, and to remind us that Roll started life as a kidnapped child that had her brain taken out.
So we're reminded of that Roll's past was deeply dark and troubled, because just the sight of the company logo triggers her.
Also, why the fuck are the bad guys even trying to frame the Megaman gang for property damage as an excuse to attack them? Did the author need an in-story excuse for Roll to stand there and have brain-removal flash-backs?
Page 12; Panel 3. Just look at that ass. That's a lovingly crafted ass right there. The shape. The color. I can see the artist's passion in it. It's the kind of ass that makes you start to appreciate the book's value as a piece of art.
Oh, and they're graphically murdering people to a jaunty little tune.
The organ harvesters know Wily is behind this and sermise that he's using the Mega-gang instead of his 'Neo-Mavricks because he and the harvesters are allies. Which doesn't make a fuck of sense since Dr. Wily is the ruler of the entire god-damn planet.
Bass is back. I guess he was on the floating organ farm after-all.
Page 24; Panel 5. Roll camel-toe.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #8 ends with the entire building shooting into space and the organ harvesters escaping. Will they return? Probably. Maybe. I don't know I haven't read that far ahead.
I believe the asses are an artefact of both the obvious Masamune Shirow influence and the book's origins in Brazil, which is full of the most gorgeous asses in the world. In Rio, even the boys have junk like Kylie Minogue.
It's Novas Aventuras de Megaman #8 and we've got a new artist. I feel he's a step-down from the passionate ass man.
Now that Bass is part of the Megaman gang, it's time for answers. Yeah, we know the world became a wasteland and that Dr. Light died, but we need even more details.
I can see the Masamune influence. It's nice to know the artist had some good taste.
Bass explains that Dr. Wily changed after going to prison. He became darker, more violent. So I'm just going to assume that Dr. Wily got raped in prison. That some big black guy wanted to get that old wacky scientist ass, and it was one horrible morning in the prison showers that made Dr. Wily want to kill the planet.
So remember those organ harvesters from the previous issue? Yeah, they were apparently funding Dr. Wily's building of silly robots.
Also, Tengu Man, Gorone, and Mad Grinder were deeply traumatizing for Megaman.
Dr. Wily killed Dr. Cossack in cold blood, and Dr. Light (who apparently created Bass) told his robots to "get the fuck out", set Megaman and Roll's alarm clocks, and promptly got killed when Dr. Wily nuked his ass. Only X, Protoman, and Bass were left to stop Dr. Wily's attempt at world domination with his NEO-MAVRICKS.
I fucking hate how muddy this backstory is. In the first issue it said that Dr.Wily took over the world, but now he hasn't yet? If X was one of the few left to fight Dr. Wily, then why was he retired and living in a lovely suburban home in the second issue?
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #8 ends with the 'NEO-MAVRICKS busting into the place. This issue raised a lot of questions, to the point that I'm not exactly sure what this comic is about anymore.
>Say ''Novas Aventuras de Megaman #8
>When it's #9
So we finally get to meet some of the NEO-MAVERICKS in Novas Aventuras de Megaman #10. They consist of a Sumo Wrestler Robot, a Samurai Robot, a Magic Robot, and a robot that goes really fast called "N-Man".
I really don't know what I was expecting.
Oh, these are apparently the really weak NEO-MAVERICKS. Thanks for clearing that up, Dr. Wily.
Ok, somewhere between the last issue and this one, Roll lost her pants. Get used to that metal bikini bottom she's wearing. She'll be wearing it the rest of the run.
Remember that Roll was a kidnapped kid whose brain was removed? Remember? Ok, good, because Roll gets PTSD and kills the fuck out of the rest of the NEO-MAVERICKS.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #10 ends with Protoman planning something! Wily's planning something! Those organ harvesters are planning something! Everybody's planning something!
Never before have so many characters been planning something and yet nothing at the same time!
Is it me or does the art style look a little bit different. Like Megaman's eyes look a bit different than usual. They look more feminine.
It's like they're all wearing mascara now. Even the artist's self-portrait has exaggerated eyelashes.
Yeah, as I said with the second issue, they kept shifting around artists and picking the art that they felt matched the story.
The result is that everything is off model and visual continuity barely exists.
>at a bar with talking with a beautiful girl
>her laugh is so infectious
>I look into her eyes as I tell her I love her
>suddenly she jumps as someone smacks her ass
>I look over
>my face goes white
>it's fucking Roll
>she mouths to me "It's time"
>I wake up in a cold sweat
>been having this dream for the last two days
>she won't leave me alone
>go on /co/
>I have six more issues of Novas Aventuras de Megaman before I can be free
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #11. It reads like the previous issue didn't happen.
Someone new is coming. Someone even Wily fears. Someone that gives the human resistance hope.
Oh yeah, those guys on pages 12 and 13 are the human resistance. You're expected to know that even though they've never been introduced.
Megaman, you've become so stronger since waking up in that shit-hole desert and killing all those Pharohmen. You've become more than just a robot.
You're a super fighting robot, Megaman.
This new force reveals himself: it's ZERO from the Megaman X series. Because he, too, needed to be in this mess, and, like Bass, he was built by Dr. Light in this "continuity".
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #11 ends with Protoman shutting off Roll from his fucking space ship.
This is fucking mesmerizing. Please continue.
We get a new artist for Novas Aventuras de Megaman #12. It's giving me big, early 2000's Latino "Homies" vibe. We get those early 00s hard nipples.
Anyway, it's another Roll story that is absolutely confusing because I don't know where this fits in continuity, or even if it's real in the context in of the story.
This whole issue feels like a completely different comic that has nothing to do with the previous issue, or any issue really.
Really, how does any of this relate to what I just read? More importantly, how does any of this relate to fucking Megaman?
Jesus, this is like a fever dream.
Was this story real? Was it fake? I don't know.
What I do know is that Roll is going to be basically naked for the rest of the series. I don't know why Protoman felt the need to strip all the women and put nipple wires on his sister, but we've finally reached peak fan-service.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #12 comes to an end, it's contents proving that just when you think you've got some solid footing with this comic, they'll just run up and knee-cap you with some bizarre-ass shit.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #13 finds the Mega-gang captured … by Protoman! Betrayed by Bass and X! Roll and Dr. Cossack's daughter stripped naked for no discernible reason! Megaman demands answers! Will we finally find out what the hell is going on?!
No. No we will not.
I kinda dig the 90's anime art-style. Maybe it's nostalgia or maybe it's the hair.
While the human resistance decide to go on a road trip to find Protoman and Zero, Megaman goes from demanding answers to losing his shit when Protoman and gang attempt to explain themselves.
This fucking comic. You think you're finally going to get some explanation for this shit only for it to shift gears.
I just want a moment to get my fucking bearings. Is that too much to ask?
Roll is basically naked now. She's going to remain naked for the rest of the run.
So, Zero's appearance is enough to get Dr. Wily to start shitting his pants. Thus, he sends out his NEO-MAVERICKS. The actual ones. I think. They're not very clear about that.
The Megamen just keep fighting, with no discussion on why any of this is happening.
Zero is apparently so tired of this shit that he's going to kill Roll and be done with it.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #13 ends with no clarification of the plot, and THOSE FUCKING ORGAN HARVESTERS ARE BACK.
Oh boy. It feels like the whole mess is starting to pile up.
>Roll is basically naked now. She's going to remain naked for the rest of the run.
The only good thing about this mess.
>idiots keep knocking down the power lines to my building
>killing the power
>killing the heat
>while hell is freezing over
>preventing me from completing my task
In Novas Aventuras de Megaman #14 the art takes a fucking nose-dive.
While the human resistance is on a road-trip to join up with Zero, we cut back to the family drama from before. With this new art, it's almost like they were trying to tone down the fan-service now that Roll is permanently naked.
Is Zero going to kill Roll for … ok so that went no where. That full-page of Roll's face is some QUALITY art work.
Meanwhile, back in Dr. Wily's evil layer, Dr. Wily's having some doubts over the effectiveness of his NEO-MAVRICKS' against a blue robot and his naked sister.
Wily has been spending the last 30 years either getting a robot body or getting really, really buff.
The NEO-MAVERICKS bicker amongst themselves for no real reason.
The NEO-MAVERICKS find the vagina cave where the Mega-Family, and attack the human resistance who have also found the vagina cave.
Protoman apparently joined with the NEO-MAVERICKS and that makes everyone distrust him. Megaman is ready to fight people. Again.
The human resistance is there too, presumably to get killed.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #14 ends with the Organ Harvesters continuing to do something vaguely sinister.
This issue has explained absolutely nothing.
>a brazilian comic based on an /v/ properties
It's Novas Aventuras de Megaman #15 and WE. ARE. FINALLY. GETTING. SOME. ANSWERS.
Not all answers though, just some. We're still not going to have any idea what's going on, but still. Some is better than none.
And those answers aren't coming right now though. They've got to pad this shit just a little bit more.
Wily's not sold on those other NEO-MAVERICKS doing the job of killing Megaman and co. So he deploys his
Robot Masters OTHER-OTHER-OTHER NEO-MAVERICKS and leads them into battle!
And Gutsman likes GUTS. RIP AND TEAR GUTS. HUGE GUTS. RIP AND TEAR.
At long last, we learn why Dr. Wily is so hell-bent on getting his hands on Roll. It turns out Roll is a bio-computer, the perfect robot, and a robot with a soul. Actually, that doesn't explain anything. We're not told why Roll being a bio-computer robot is significant in the slightest.
Now, I would go on about the carnage the Organ Harvesters are up to, but Dr. Wily just brought up a new, fourth or is it fifth?sixth? faction involved in all this.
Dr. Wily arrives at the Vagina cave to kick-ass.
Or just do that anime thing where they talk for several episodes before fighting.
I enjoy that even now, Roll and Megaman just won't let Protoman or X explain themselves.
Dr. Wily ends Novas Aventuras de Megaman #15 by introducing them to his army of EVERY ROBOT MASTER EVER CREATED UP TO THIS POINT IN TIME.
Will Megaman be able to protect Roll from Dr. Wily's diabolical plans? Will Protoman and X ever get a chance to explain themselves? Will we figure out what the Organ Harvesters are up to and if there are actually going to be fucking aliens in this thing?
Find out in the next, and final, issue of NOVAS AVENTURAS DE MEGAMAN!
I thought the horizontal line bisecting Mega's face was his mouth and first and nearly spit out my dinner. Jesus fuck.
But didn't Mega Man already kill all the robot m-
Fuck it, whatever.
Now it is the end.
Novas Aventuras de Megaman #16 opens with better art and the Mega-gang getting their asses handed to them by millions of goofy robots.
I would've liked all those goofy robots to just be an army of Mets wiping these abominations from existence, but I'll just take what I can get.
Ugh, Rolls face on page 9.
In the middle of the battle, the human resistance starts to receive a strange message. Then we cut to a space-ship about to intervene on Roll's behalf.
Could it be … ?
Just look at Iceman utterly bitch-slap Bass. Who knew he could be so cool?
Also, I can't fucking believe they're still going on about how Protoman, X, and Bass are traitors. Really, I would've thought Wily trying to kill all of them with his goofy robot army would've finally cleared that shit up.
Enjoy the last poster you're ever going to get from this series.
Roll, in all of her naked glory, gets a hole blasted through her GUTS by GUTSMAN.
X, Bass, Protoman, random red-head that's been with them for nine issues, and now Roll. All have been utterly crushed by Dr. Wily's robot army. Only Megaman remains standing.
But as he lives, there is no evil that will stand, and he will finish the fight, started by Protoman.
Megaman unleashes all of his strength against Dr. Wily! With every ounce of his robot body, he sends a blast strong enough to finally end Dr. Wily's evil once and for all! Dr. Wily cries out in terror …
Only for MOTHER FUCKING ALIENS to intervene, saving Wily's life for some bullshit reason! Also, one of them has very noticeable breasts and that's the tipping point for me. This entire fucking scene is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen in a comic.
In a cemetery far from the action, the Organ Harvesters hold a bleeding heart in their hand. Wearing voodoo vestments, they scream for THE END! THE END OF EVERYTHING!
And that came to pass. The publisher folded after this issue, bringing to an end Novas Aventuras de Megaman!
With all of the gore, the robot tits, the organ harvesting, voodoo, and aliens, do you know what was the worst part of this entire series was? Nobody who worked on this series got paid.
Brazil is fucked up.
All I want to know is, just why……………..
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Because Capcom thought giving away their license willy nilly to some foreign company was a good idea.
From my experience, Brs have trouble/indifference when it comes to mutual understanding, at least compared to countries like US or Japan.
Here's some important details I didn't see mentioned in this thread:
>The publisher got the Mega Man rights from another Brazilian company in exchange for everyone working for it do it for free
>None of the writers played a Mega Man game. One of them had to ask a reader from "Animax" magazine for a basic summary and important characters. As such, Bass was originally called "Slasher", the name of a completely different Mega Man character, in the original Portuguese version
>The guy that introduced "Princess" wasn't fired, he just quit. His explanation was he wasn't being paid. Although no one working on this comic was paid. Slightly confusing to why he left.
>The original publisher said, "We'll publish the first twelve issues on us. You're on your own afterwards."
>Everyone got paid for exposure, but it actually worked. i.e. One person actually went onto write for an official Mega Man NT Warrior magazine.
You know what must be done.