If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
Comic fans and video game fans are two groups that share an awful lot of overlap, and webcomics like Penny Arcade and artists like Zac Gorman, have made all kinds of comics about video games for the internet, but what about actual comic books? In a previous video, we told you about five video games that deserved comics, but this week, it’s all about some of the very best video games that have made the leap from consoles to comic pages.
The great thing about Assassin's Creed is that the long history built into the games' plot about the centuries-long war between the Assassins and Templars means that you can take your story just about anywhere --- and any time. Well, actually, no, that's not true; the actual great thing about Assassin's Creed is all the gymnastic stabbing, but aside from that, it's all the different stories you can tell.
And given that the games have been a pretty solid hit for Ubisoft, it makes sense that they're going more places than ever --- and when the next two chapters of Assassin's Creed Chronicles hit at the beginning of 2016, they're taking characters created by comic's own Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl with them.
Editor Hazel Newlevant is running a Kickstarter campaign for a comics anthology titled Chainmail Bikini, in which women cartoonists create stories about gaming. Given the current environment of the gaming community, this project is a welcome move away from death threats and pathetic anti-"SJW" rhetoric towards a pure expression of love for the medium of games.
Designs have surfaced for WWE fighting game that, in the greatest tragedy that has ever befallen mankind, was never actually produced. And they are amazing. Check below for designs featuring "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, John Cena, and VINCE MCMAHON'S MECH SUIT. For real.
I have devoted a pretty significant portion of my life to rescuing Princess Peach of the Mushroom Kingdom, and, as I have noted so many times before, I grew up a Street Fighter partisan, with Sakura being one of my all-time favorite characters. As a result, I am immediately and automatically down for anything that combines those two characters, no questions asked. It's my weak point, like if I was a bad guy from House of the Dead with a glowing red crack in my armor.
But as a result, I am the exact target audience for the art of Jorge Vargas, who is doing exactly what the Internet loves the most. In a series of pretty fantastic art pieces, he's mashing up video game characters like Peach, Sakura, Pikachu, Kirby, and Mega Man's dog Rush. Check 'em out below!
I've been thinking a lot about video games lately, and how I'm better at getting around imaginary worlds like Super Mario World or CastleVania: Symphony of the Night than I am with streets in my own hometown. As Tom Scioli put it once, there are these characters and ideas that we spend so much of our life with, but never really think about in those terms.
Or at least, Ididn't. Mikaël Aguirre, an artist whose incredible work specializes in frescoes and paintings that recreate those familiar scenarios the way we remember them, more than the way they actually were. Check 'em out below!
Warner Bros. Entertainment and 5th Cell Media confirmed April's rumors of a Scribblenauts/DC Comics title in a big way in May with the official announcement of Scribblenauts Unmasked and a corresponding trailer and set of screen shots demonstrating protagonist Maxwell's future adventures with the heroes and villains of the DCU powered by his noun-manifesting magical notebook. They didn't stop there, though, sharing evermore preview images across social media, giving players a broader look at Scribblenauts-ified DC characters and locations, plus gameplay functionality unique to game such as the game's Super Hero Creator module and Batcomputer. Are you ready for ScribblenautsMogo?
If you're not a super mega-nerd, you may not be aware that E3 is going on right now, but I can assure you that the rest of us are riveted by the news about this year's upcoming video games. There are a lot of announcements coming out, from new consoles to new Pokémon, but for us, some of the most interesting stuff has to do with the upcoming Batman games, Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman City Origins: Blackgate.
This week finally saw the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, the new game from the creators of Mortal Kombat in which DC's most popular characters (and Aquaman) wage a brutal battle for the fate of a dystopian parallel universe...
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