Comics and video games share striking similarities when it comes to their histories. Both have struggled to be accepted as art forms, both are an evolution of a pre-existing entertainment medium, and both have faced the outrage of government and parents who just don’t understand them. Yet for all their similarities they are very different mediums. Which makes it slightly surprising that both garner a large number of the same followers. So it makes sense then that there are crossovers both ways.
There have been a multitude of video games based on comic book characters, both good and bad. I’m sure you can probably name a few. Here’s the question, though: Can you name as many the other way? This week we take a minute to reflect on the various video game series and how they transitioned to a printed medium. Sometimes it was a good transition, and other times we just shook our heads in amazement at their awfulness. Either way, we hope you’ll enjoy our look at this convergence of gaming and comic books.
Issue 33: Go Comics!
The Electric Tale of Pokémon Manga by Adam Sorice
Pokémon manga is as diverse as the series itself. From Pokémon Special to Pokémon Puzzle Round Pikachu is an Excellent Detective, there’s something for everyone.
Tidman’s Take: The Legend of Manga by Matthew Tidman
Of the various Zelda comic series, which should you be on the lookout for?
Nester64X: My COMIC by Nester64X
My COMIC rules; you all suck. End. Of. Story.
Feel The Power with Nintendo Power Comics! by Andrew Hsieh
A look back at some of the best reasons to be a subscriber to Nintendo Power.
Hot Air: Inked by Aaron Roberts
I bet you didn’t know that Mega Man is getting a new comic. It’s true, and it’ll be awesome.
Sonic’s Comic Friends by James Stank
Maybe instead of creating new, forgettable characters, Sonic games should introduce some of the supporting cast from the comic series.
Additional features in this issue…
- Nightly News Roundup by Kevin Knezevic
- Nightly News Roundup by Carter Fagan
- Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 126 by M. Noah Ward
- 3DS News Extravaganza by Nintendojo Staff
- Nightly News Roundup by Evan Campbell
- Nightly News Roundup by Andrew Hsieh
- Full Focus: 2010 in Review by Abhinay Sawant
- Nightly News Roundup by Aaron Roberts
Coming Up Next Week…
Issue 34: The Others, Part 1
For every great first-party title to grace a Nintendo console, three great third-party titles get overlooked. This is our tribute to those titles.