The life of an Olympic Mascot is a strange one. Created in order to represent their home city during the Games, they tend to just fade away after a few weeks of
selling merchandise active duty. But with the news that London 2012’s Wenlock and Mandeville were starring in their own comic, we here at ComicsAlliance had an idea. What if all of the Olympic Mascots had gotten comics that were created in the years they debuted? How would a mid-90s story about Izzy or a grim and gritty ’80s comic about Sam the Eagle look? Would it be as awesome as we think it would?
The answer, provided by CA Senior Editor Caleb Goellner and artists Chris Haley and Daniel Butler, is yes. Check out a gallery of the Olympic Mascot comics we would’ve liked to see after the cut!
Sam The Eagle
(Los Angeles, 1984) stands in for Batman on one of Frank Miller’s most iconic covers from The Dark Knight Returns
, and wants you to know that this isn’t a Track and Field stadium. It’s an operating table… and he’s the surgeon.
Based on: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns #3
, the amorphous blob that represented Atlanta ’96, finally gets the pouches that were his birthright as a mid-90s character a la Rob Liefeld.
Based On: Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane’s New Mutants #87:
If your life had a face, Miga, Quatchi, Sumi and Mukmuk
(Vancouver, 2010) would punch it. Find out if one sasquatch has the ability to win seven gold medals and the heart of his… orca… bear… penguin… girlfriend? Oh Canada, you so cray!
Based on: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series (in this case, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game):
Forget about the wishes of their creators, the fans want to fund what are surely interesting and necessary stories Wenlock and Mandeville
were a part of before they came to the London 2012 games!
Based On: Lee Bermejo’s Before Watchmen promo for DC Comics.