Tag: Comics

  • 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...

  • 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 flesh out the game's backstory by revealing what..

  • 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...