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Valiant Goes Retro With NES-Inspired Variant Covers And A Crossover Video Game

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Comic books and video games have been the chocolate and peanut butter of my life for as far back as I can remember, so I always get a little excited when they come together. That being the case, you can imagine how thrilled I am that Valiant has decided to promote their upcoming Harbinger Wars crossover with a series of 8-Bit Variant Covers by artist Matthew Waite, mashing up Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong and the rest with NES classics like Contra, Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy.

And not only that, but they're going a step further by releasing an actual video game

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Victor Dandridge Jr. Packs Pixels With Superpowers [Art]

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Like custom action figures, much of pixel art's popularity often stems from creators taking recognizable templates (like, say, Mega Man or Super Mario Bros. sprites) and transforming them into recognizable characters to fit the tone of a fan-favorite series. Though his style

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Link Ink: More ‘Marvel Heroes’ Art, ‘The Aquabats! Super Show!’ and Soda Display Art

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Gaming: New art from Gazillion's upcoming Marvel Heroes MMO reveals Cyclops' look in the game.

Comic Strips: Guests artists Mo Willems, Stephan Pastis, Lincoln Peirce and Michael Jantze, Corey Pandolph and Ken Fisher will fill in for Richard Thompson on his Team Cul de Sac strip from today until March 19 as the creator takes time for physical therapy.

Gaming: A Dragon Ball Z Kinect game from Namco Bandai popped

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Jesus Castaneda Shows Superheroes Soaring in 8-Bit Style [Art]

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Drawing some serious inspiration from Nintendo's 1988 mega-hit Super Mario Bros. 3, pixel artist Jesus Castaneda has illustrated an assortment of superhero and sci-fi icons taking flight as if by Super Leaf. Castaneda's Tumblr is pa

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Andy Helms Pixelates And Paints The Heroes, Games And Movies You Love [Art]

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If the little boxes in the pixelated artwork of games such as Sword and Sworcery and Bit.Trip Beat stimulate your art receptors in a positive way, you should probably acquaint yourself with Andy Helms' retro-tastic GIF files. His art is 8-bit

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Link Ink: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cupcakes, ‘Animal Man’ Advocacy And New Digimon

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Cupcakes: Chef JB Cada and Stephanie Santos have baked up some awesome Game of Thrones cupcakes at The Regali Kitchen in the Philippines.

Design: RedBubble is coming to NYCC next month and t-shirt designers can get in on t

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‘Thor: Bring the Thunder’ is 16-Bit Platforming Radness for the Modern Age

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As we've covered pretty extensively over the past few months, Sega's got mondo Thor movie videogame offerings on the shelves. As much as these current-gen console games appeal to our 21st century tastes, however, Marvel's gone straight for our nost

Feast Your Eyes on Thor and the Gang’s Handheld Pixel Personas

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When we first found out about Sega and WayForward's Thor movie tie-in videogame, our expectations were mutated by a weird nostalgia for a simpler era of pixelated action. We love current-gen console tech as much as the next non-luddite, but 1UP's gallery of Nintendo

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