Q: Which video game series would you love to pitch a comic series for? -- @rrob_IV
A: I'm not going to lie to you, Rob: I have always wanted to make comics about video games. I think I've talked about this before, but the first memory I have of actually trying to make comics was laying on the floor of a hotel room at Myrtle Beach one summer vacation, drawing a version of the junkyard scene from Batman #425 that had Blanka and Dhalsim from Street Fighter in place of the standard thugs. It was actually a pretty big dream of mine, and a few years ago, I actually got the chance to pitch a comic based on one of my all-time favorite games. I even ended up writing a pretty big chunk of the script.
So, since you asked, let's talk about the time that I almost wrote a comic based on Final Fight.
Back when it first started up, I wrote a review of Archie's Mega Man comic where I called it "the smartest superhero comic on the stands," mostly because of the way that it took on some pretty serious ideas without detracting from the accessible, all-ages adventure that made it such a fun read. That bit in the first arc where Mega Man starts to withdraw from his family, becoming cold and, well, robotic because of the psychological toll of destroying other robots like himself is still one of my favorite scenes in comics from the past few years.
Forty issues later, I can still stand by that statement. Mega Man hasn't just continued building one of the most enjoyably action-packed stories around the bare-bones plot of "go right, shoot robots" that it got from the video games, it's also having conversations about ethics, forgiveness and what it means to love someone that nobody else in comics is coming close to. And it's great.
With the launch of Destiny and the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise, the genre is arguably straddling the line between strong and stagnant. What keeps this genre that does the same things wrong, time after time, floating and lucrative?
I missd the blissfully carefree days of grade school, and maybe this could be my way of escaping back in time. So, I created a new account and jumped head first into the frozen, heartless, unforgiving tundra known as Club Penguin.
It's an exciting time for many MMO players. The air is fresh with buzz about Trion Games new MMO Archeage, The Elder Scrolls Online was just released and players are grinding through some of their favorite zones in Elder Scroll games, and Blizzard is releasing day by day information on the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft.
Some of the most recognizable video game characters like Sonic, Mario and Master Chief become mascots for their respective publishers and developers. The same could be said of some pretty major rock acts.
Today is our final installment, and Nintendo’s E3 2013 Direct is in our sights. Nintendo chose a different route for its E3 presentation last year, but did a difference in presentation make for a more accurate E3? Let’s find out!
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