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Here's what happens on the very first page of the 1990 "Worlds of Power" novelization of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest for the NES:
"No, Count Dracula! You will not drink my spirit this day!" he said, snapping his thorn whip with a crack as loud as a gunshot. "And by the way, it doesn't taste like cherry pop at
Upcoming: Spinning out of Uncanny X-Force is David Lapham and Roberto De La Torre's Age of Apocalypse #1, coming in March 2012.
Lego: Wal-Mart's Sams Club has pulled Brendan Powell Smith's Lego-filled book, The Brick Bible, from its shelves due to what it considers "mature content."
Contests: If you've ever wanted to be drawn into a vampire com
Gaming: Batman: Arkham City will support both stereoscopic and old-fashioned anaglyph (red and blue glasses) varieties of 3D at launch.
International: Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image has inked a deal for distribution in Asia, taking Invincible, The Walking Dead, Witch Doctor and more overseas.
Conventions: SPX has posted a list of releases debuting at its September 10-11
When people think about the heyday of the Nintendo Entertainment System, their thoughts are often of the games they spent a good chunk of their childhoods trying to conquer. For me, it all comes down to the thrill of wringing every pen
When I was talking about the upcoming "Thor" game last week, I got around the lack of screenshots by whipping up my idealized 8-bit game for the God of Thunder. And that got me thinking: What if they had converted my other favorite comics into 8-bit NES games -- or, in the case of Batman and the X-Men, what if the games they were in were actually good? So today, I'm playing with power as I imagine what a few great comics might look like if they had their roots in the 8-Bit Games of the NES era!
Ghost Rider x Excitebike
Batman: Knightfall x Super Mario
Cerebus x Legend of Zelda
Lex Luthor's Punch-Out!! (Featuring Superman)
Thor x Mega Man
Watchmen x Super Mario 3
Archie & Jughead's Burger Time
Uncanny X-Men x Final Fantasy
Hellboy x Castlevania
The Punisher x River City Ransom
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With the recent release of the reimagined "A Boy and his Blob" on the Nintendo Wii, I found myself reflecting on the original 1989 NES title's horrendous awesome box art.
Although most probably remember the game for its strange premise and relatively innovative gameplay (you feed a blob jellybeans to make it transform into a variety of usable items), what I like best is its old school comic book aesthetic. While most