News Sonic 2 Movie Prequel Comic Will Feature A Robotnik Story "Spearheaded" By Jim Carrey
Available in stores later this month
Sonic's second movie outing is almost here, and in case you missed it, IDW is releasing an official "pre-quill" comic - linking together the first and second big-screen adventures of the blue blur. It'll arrive in stores later this month on 23rd March for $6.99 USD, and contains five stories across 40 pages -...
News The Developers Of Hit Switch Game 'Calculator' Are Making A Popeye Game
Nintendo Spinach Oyled
Don't get us wrong: we love a bit of Popeye the sailor man. What's not to like about a barely-comprehensible spinach-guzzling maniac who spends most of his time upper-cutting his girlfriend's bit on the side? But we have to say — we weren't expecting a Popeye video game any time soon. The last bit of Popeye news we remember...
News A New Mother Tribute Comic Has Been Revealed, Pre-Orders Open In Japan Later This Month
Part of the 'Hobonichi Mother Project'
Last May, you might remember how the company Hobonichi Shinbun (owned by Mother series' creator Shigesato Itoi) launched the 'Hobonichi Mother Project'. It included a Pollyanna tribute comic - featuring comics and illustrations handled by 35 manga artists and writers - including Toby Fox (
News LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Is The Best Modern LEGO Game, And It's Coming To Switch
Also, it fits to the tune of TMNT
Don't just take our word for it — LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is far and away the best modern LEGO game, stamping others like LEGO City: Undercover and LEGO Builder's Journey into the dust. Wait, no, you totally should take our word for it, because we gave it a 9/10. For those of you who missed out on the Wii U...
News A Ton Of Manga Just Got Added To Switch Subscription Service InkyPen
Mo' manga, mo' problems
InkyPen is an "all-you-can-read" comic service on the Nintendo Switch, which offers both free-to-read comics and manga, and a whole bunch more if you subscribe monthly for $7.99 / $5.99. Their latest update includes over 800 new manga books, including popular series like That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime and EDENS...
News IDW Celebrates This Year's Free Comic Book Day With Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special
Available from participating stores on 14th August
As part of Free Comic Book Day this year, IDW Publishing will release a Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary special issue. This free comic is based on IDW's deluxe hardcover edition, which celebrates the blue blur's history with "all-new adventures" inspired by the original 2D games. Sonic will be...
News Dark Horse Appears To Have Cancelled The ARMS Graphic Novel Series
Remember the ARMS graphic novel series that Dark Horse Comics has been working on for a number of years now? Well, it's reportedly been cancelled. Following on from an update last year, when a Dark Horse representative said the comic book giant was still intending to go ahead with the project, comic writer Ian Flynn has now seemingly confirmed...
News IDW Releasing Sonic The Hedgehog Hardcover Comic Collection In 2021
272 pages of the blue blur
It's Sonic's 30th anniversary next year and to celebrate IDW is releasing a hardcover collection of its Sonic the Hedgehog comic on 8th June next year. All up, it includes 272 pages covering the first twelve issues of the comic book series. This is also volume one - so more volumes are expected to be released. Here's the...
News Official Mother Tribute Comic Revealed, More News Expected To Follow
"to be continued"
At the end of last month, the company Hobonichi Shinbun (owned by Mother series' creator Shigesato Itoi) launched the 'Hobonichi Mother Project' - promising "various contents and goods" before the end of 2020. Now, in the latest update, the Pollyanna tribute comic has been revealed. According to a translation on the
News The Witcher Is Returning In A Brand New Dark Horse Comic This June
Tough times for Geralt
The world of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt still has plenty of tales to tell, that's why CD Projekt Red has once again teamed up with Dark Horse to release a new comic book series. It's officially titled The Witcher: Fading Memories. It is the first issue (of four) and is due out on 17th June 2020. It's being written by Bartosz...
News Sonic Comic Writer Reveals Old Super Mario Bros. Comic Pitch
"Luigi calls it quits"
American comic writer Ian Flynn might well be best known for his work with the Sonic the Hedgehog series, but if things had have happened slightly differently, he could have ended up working on some Mario projects, too. Flynn was the chief writer of Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog series, starting the role in 2006 and...
News InkyPen Is Now Offering Free-To-Read Comics On Nintendo Switch
No subscription required
Nintendo Switch comic book app InkyPen is now allowing readers to browse a "growing selection of free comics" and explore its catalogue without a subscription. A brand new patch has been added to the app today, fixing bugs and adding features which primarily includes this selection of free comics. Previously, users had to...
News Dark Horse Will Be Giving Away ARMS Comics On Free Comic Book Day
Free, you say? We're in!
Considering ARMS contains a complete roster of interesting, colourful characters, and fighting game fans often long for a wealthy amount of information surrounding the lore of their favourite fighters, comic books and graphic novels surrounding the game seems like a perfect idea. Things have just become potentially even...
News Cult SNES Hero Plok Stars In Another Action-Packed Comic Book
"It feels great to get fourth Plok book out there"
Plok is without a doubt one of the true hidden gems of the SNES library. Created by British coding siblings Ste and John Pickford, Plok originally starred in a unique platforming epic for the 16-bit console but has since gone on to become the lead character in a series of web-based comics, drawn by...
News Wil Overton's Smart Bomb Gets A Second Issue, And It's Glorious
Another topper publication from the legendary UK artist
If you're a veteran Nintendo fan in the UK then the name "Wil Overton" will no doubt trigger fond memories of standing in your local newsagents staring longingly at one of the many Super Play covers the talented artist illustrated. Overton's career has taken him to many different places since...
News New Mega Man Graphic Novel Lands in North America on 22nd May
Order now for a pre-order discount
If you like Mega Man and if you also like comics/graphic novels, then chances are you know about the Archie publications on the franchise. The graphic novel releases combine multiple comics into one juicy bundle, with the story-lines covering enough lore and background to the many games to satisfy the most ardent...
News New Sonic The Hedgehog Comic Takes A Trip Down Memory Lane
The legacy lives on
Sonic the Hedgehog has so many comics made about him, it's surprising Disney hasn’t bought the rights to make the movies. Last year Archie Comics released Sonic Legacy Series #1, a graphic novel which packed in issues 1-16 of the publisher's Sonic the Hedgehog comics, as well as issues 1-3 of the original Sonic miniseries; the...
News Penny Arcade and Nintendo Team Up for Zelda Comic
Out this week
After the announcement of Nintendo's collaboration with West Coast Customs, here's another, only slightly less unexpected team-up. Nintendo and Penny Arcade are joining forces to create a series of webcomics for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, starting this week. According to Nintendo: The comics include characters and themes from...
News Archie Writer Reveals Sonic Colours Comic, Hints at New Characters
Hints as subtle as a Dr Robotnik creation
Sonic the Hedgehog stars in the world's longest-running video game comic (it's true), so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Archie Comics team is already beavering away on a set of new stories to complement the upcoming Sonic Colours for Wii and DS. Comic writer Ian Flynn spoke to First Comics News about...
News Epic Mickey Brushes with Paper and Digital Comic Books
Tales of the Wasteland sets up Wii title
With the Epic Mickey excitement train picking up new passengers all the time following its impressive showing at E3, the game's designer Warren Spector has just announced a series of comic books to accompany the game. Named "Tales of the Wasteland", the series will be written by Peter David and will...
News Nintendo to Show Off Other M and Dragon Quest IX at San Diego Comic-Con
Get a free treasure map!
Of all the conventions, one stands staunchly above the others in nerd notoriety: Comic-Con International in San Diego, California (July 22 to July 25 at the San Diego Convention Centre). Nintendo's announced that it's to have a featured exhibit for the first time since 2006, complete with tantalizing playables and super cool...
News Smart Bomb Issue One Now Available
Former Super Play artist produces awesome comic along with fellow Rare employees
If you're a UK-based SNES fan then chances are you will recall a fantastic magazine called Super Play. Easily the best publication devoted to Nintendo's 16-bit machine, the mag was especially notable for focusing on import releases (when all other magazines ignored...