Two exclusive covers have been released for the upcoming Japanese manga, Mazinger Z vs Transformers over on villagebooks.net.
The first of these covers is a team-up shot by Ken Ninba, showing the titular Mazinger Z behind a lineup of classic Transformers characters such as Optimus Prime, Devastator, Prowl, Grimlock, Rumble, Skywarp and Thundercracker.
The second cover plays up the “vs” aspect of the crossover and features art by Yuuki Oshima. This cover shows Mazinger Z squaring off against Optimus Prime, readying his signature Rocket Punch against the Autobot leader. Mazinger’s allies Aphrodita A and Boss Borot race to support Mazinger, while Bumblebee dives out of the path of the Mazinger. Megatron, the Decepticons, and Mazinger’s arch enemy Baron Ashura are visible in the background. We like this cover as it accurately shows how huge the Mazinger is compared to the Autobots.
This crossover is due to arrive in March, and should be a battle for the ages. Hopefully this might open the way for more Transformers crossovers with other classic series – or dare we say, Transformers joining Super Robot Wars?