Book Review: MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works

25 Years!

In honor of Mega Man Month today, I’ll be giving a short review of the art book MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works (ISBN: 978-1926778860). This 432-page monolith covers every aspect of Mega Man artwork as of 2013.

The book contains AWESOME original illustrations of the robot masters, enemies, and Mega Man, and pals! Interviews with the original concept artists talk about the history and creation of some of the imagery that went from page to screen.

While this book is VERY expensive now as it’s been out of print I was fortunate to pick this up on Mercari for about $35 bucks after I negotiated with the seller. So it can be found if you keep looking! The illustrations are SUPER COLORFUL and a joy to behold.

The book follows the format of a game cover (no promo logos on it like NES or Famicom logos), then the robot masters and Mega Man, followed by the enemies and elements of each level. There are collages along with some artist notes along the side!

All in all, if you are a Blue Bomber fan you must have this book! It’s great to see the evolution from Mega Man 1 / concept art to Mega Man X all-in-one large coffee table book.

I’ve taken some pics and put together a gallery for you below:


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