When Nintendo dropped its beefy DSi XL in 2010, I had high hopes that comics could flourish -- or at least make some headway -- on one of gaming's most iconic portable gaming platforms. While that didn't necessarily pan out in North America, my hopes haven't faded. Nintendo sent ComicsAlliance a 3DS so that we c
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Have you ever wondered what Samus Aran's day-to-day life is like when she's not rolling up into a ball and blowing up floating jellyfish aliens? Chris Furniss obviously does. In fact, he began a series of pieces called 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus, and last we looked, he was already on day number 23. So far
Feel free to debate this point, but you know how the 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. film ("This ain't no game!") tried to make everybody look all serious and ended up making most of the Mario-verse unrecognizable? Well, Mike Puncekar did a much better job. His series of paintings cast Mario's foes, Pokémon and more in a much more Ben Templesmith-style
Nothing against Akira Himekawa's The Legend of Zelda manga, but Zac Gorman's gif-alicious Link comics are about the best illustrated stories to come out of Nintendo games since Nester regularly appeared in Nintendo Power. Gorman'
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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To promote this fall's launch of its Pokémon anime based on the Nintendo DS's forthcoming "Pokémon: Black and White" games, TV Tokyo now has an official preview site giving fans a closer look at "Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes'" new protagonists. Is it just us, or do they look a little too well-dressed to walk endlessly through ta
If the release of Exploding Rabbit's amazing "Super Mario Crossover" reminded us of one thing, it's that the comic community's love of retro 8-bit action is still thriving thanks not only to nostalgia, but also a classic gaming design that resonates well past its perceived technological expiration date.
With that enthusiasm in mind, we've taken a look at a few c