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Posts tagged “Comics”

Deathbulge: Battle Of The Bands kicks off crowdfunding with a demo

Ian is a buff skellington who likes fishing and music - he can play a mean bass. Yes, you can see the pun coming a mile off, but it still works. Dan Martin's webcomic turned daft RPG, Deathbulge: Battle Of The Bands is the story of Ian and his pals Faye and Briff. They meander around a very silly world, kicking open doors and battling…

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What Can Games Learn From Action In Comics?

PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE Graham lies in a crumpled heap beneath the looming figure of DOCTOR NO IDEAS. CAPTION: This looks like a job for… PAGE ONE, PANEL TWO Pip, dressed in a (heroic) frog costume, sits typing at a computer. PAGE TWO, PANEL ONE A closeup of a Gchat window with the text "G, are there any games which do violence as well as…

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Awkward Zombie: A Gaming Webcomic About Games

There is an arc to popular videogame webcomics: they start off being about videogames and then they drift, as the creator and audience change and develop, to being more about the characters contained within the comic. It makes sense that as people become more invested in their own creative world, they'd shift slightly from solely making jokes about other people's. Praise be for Awkward Zombie,…

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Official Baldur’s Gate Comic Goes For Your Eyes

Rumour, speculation and occasional over-optimistic announcements still swirl around a possible Baldur's Gate III, but the indefinite wait for a follow-up to the beloved series of Bioware RPGs has now yielded one strange fruit. Comics company IDW - who specialise in licensed fare such as Transformers, Ghostbusters and Star Trek - are publishing an official Dungeons & Dragons comic called Legends of Baldur's Gate. And…

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Tree-Killers: The Valve Comic Collection

Over the last few years, Valve have been quietly honing the fine art of viral marketing in an online age, and comics have been a big part of that. A cartel of in-house writers and the excellent pencils of Michael Avon Oeming (and others) have created some rather splendid words'n'pictures. Of course, they were merely digital. HOW DARE YOU INSULT OUR EYEBALLS WITH YOUR CRUMMY…

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DC Denton: The Deus Ex Comic

The prequel has a prequel. Alas, the Deus Ex: Human Revolution comic miniseries comes from the Distinguished Competition rather than the house of M, otherwise I guess there's a chance our own editor-at-large/Marvel writer Kieron Gillen might have had the chance to pen it. Worlds colliding, and all that. I picked up the first issue (of 6) and had a look-see today. I'm scarcely any…

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Left 4 Dead Not 2, Part 2

That rather confusing title being a reference to the second part of The Sacrifice, the continuity-plugging comic which describes the events that lead up to recent L4D2 DLC The Passing. We posted about the first part here, and now we're posting about this one here. It's a 40-page tale of the original Left 4 Deaders, soldiers, and vampires. Sorta. Once again, Michael Avon Oeming takes…

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Dying In The Gutters: America’s Army Comic Book

This was announced last week, but when I checked, I couldn't actually find the comic. Except now I have. Mr Linky, signing up. Anyway, popular army-recruitment device America's Army is now doing a free comic. Which you can read the first issue online now. Now, I haven't read it - I don't really understand comics, so wouldn't want to offer up an opinion. Besides -…

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Ninth Art Meets Tenth Art: Games To Comics

I found myself chatting to Rhianna Pratchett yesterday about her just released comics spin-off of Mirror's Edge. Well - the first part of six anyway (First pages here). It's been interesting for her. As she tells to CBR, it's her first work in the medium, and she had to do some serious thinking about its strengths and limitations before doing so. Which got me casually…

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Mirror’s Edge: Comickybook Pickytures

While I completely failed to pay any more attention to Stargate Worlds than reading the advert on a bus which rolled past the convention, when I was at San Diego, this did catch my eye. Wildstorm produced a short preview comic of the forthcoming Mirror's Edge (Which has been scanned by Silicon Era). Words by the games' writer Rhianna Pratchett and art by Matthew Dow…

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Surprise Comics Award/RPG-legend crossover

Since the second-string to my bow is a comics writer, I obviously scanned the Eisners list to see if any of my mates, peers or people who I bought drinks for once had been short-listed for anglophone comics most prestigious awards. So I'd seen Ivan Brandon's 24/7 anthology, Jonathan Hickman's Nightly News and Jason Aaron's Scalped got nods. Hell, even my eye-rolling at Casanova not…

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Comickybook Wordthinks

I've been traveling for the last week, and between playing Puzzle Quest, reviewing games which I'm NDA-ed up to the journo gills about, drinking heavily, and and getting crushing existential dread with Alec when walking across a bridge in Vancouver, I picked up some comics. And one of them is relevant to the blog, so I'll write something about it. Yes. It features this bloke.…

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