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  • Blog Post: Five Video Game-Based Comics Worth Reading

    What works well in one medium doesn't always translate over to another. For example, Super Mario Bros. is a great video game series, but it was a terrible film . Superman is a great super hero, but most of his video games have sucked. The Cat in the Hat was a terrible film, but an excellent examination... More
  • Blog Post: How Every Game Developer Has Gotten Spider-Man Wrong

    If the Batman Arkham games proved anything, it's that comic book-based video games can be highly polished AAA titles in addition to their fan service. Batman: Arkham City could have starred an unlicensed character named Jimmy the Cowled Owl and it still would have been an amazing game. However, those... More
  • Blog Post: From Pot To Page: A Look At The Plants Vs. Zombies Comic

    A lot of video games have comic book spinoffs, but PopCap’s cutesy strategy title Plants vs. Zombies would seem an odd target for such an adaptation. And yet, EA has teamed up with Dark Horse to produce a Plants vs. Zombies digital comic . We talked with writer Paul Tobin – best known for... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Deadpool

    The merc with a mouth makes his gaming debut in a starring role today, and we're ready for whatever quips he'll throw our way. Reiner has already posted his thoughts in his review , and he'll be joining me today as I play two hours of the new High Moon Studios title. At 4pm Central, click... More
  • Blog Post: The Wolf Among Us: Telltale Is Back Again To Torment With Tough Choices

    Coming off The Walking Dead, its most successful and widely acclaimed graphic adventure to date, Telltale Games has finally found its stride. While previous titles like Tales of Monkey Island and Back to the Future only found niche audiences, The Walking Dead brought Telltale’s episodic storytelling... More
  • Blog Post: Talking With Archie Comics About Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide

    Sonic and Mega Man have some obvious similarities. They’re both iconic blue video game heroes that battle robots created by mustachioed evil scientists. They started their careers on the opposite sides of the track, with Mega Man exclusively on Nintendo systems and Sonic on Sega’s hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Comic Book Review

    I remember stumbling upon the very first issue of Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic during a family vacation over 20 years ago. I read that series for years, following the exploits of Sonic, Princess Sally, and the other Freedom Fighters in their fight against Dr. Robotnik. I eventually fell off... More
  • Blog Post: Marvelous: Connecting Video Games And Comics

    Marvel is one of the hottest brands in pop culture. Films like Spider-Man and The Avengers and games like Marvel vs. Capcom and Marvel Ultimate Alliance have proved that the company’s characters have a lot of appeal outside a comic book store. To better understand the fan crossover between video... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Secrets Of Gaming: Mickey Mouse Once Tried To Kill Himself

    This week brought us the depressing news that Epic Mickey developer Junction Point would be closing its doors. While this is unfortunate news for Junction Point's employees, Disney, and Mickey himself, it's not the first time we've seen Mickey Mouse at the end of his rope. From October 8th... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's First Comic Book Appearance

    He's been swallowed by giant fish, thrown colored pills at germs, and even gone to the Olympics, but Mario's first comic book appearance is bizarre for even him. Back in early 1983, Marvel Comics produced a comic called Blip Magazine. Here's one of the coolest covers it ever produced. This... More
  • Blog Post: Lord Of The Dead: An Interview With Robert Kirkman

    The Walking Dead started out as a black-and-white comic book that narrowly avoided early cancellation. Since then the property has grown into a transmedia behemoth. The Walking Dead trades consistently land in the top 10 sales charts. The AMC television show based on the property is basic cable’s... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Great Video Game Comics

    Want to dive deeper into your favorite video game stories? Try the comic book world. It’s not a surefire solution. Many properties attempt to make the transition to other mediums, and graphic novels/comics are one of the most common attempts. Sadly, many of the franchises that attempt the transition... More
  • Blog Post: The Best Comic Book Games Never Made

    The industry has seen an influx of games based on comic properties the past few years – usually coinciding with a big-screen movie debut. Game Informer plays home to more than one comic book aficionado, and as such, we decided to play make-believe with a few unlikely comic properties that could... More
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