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Been a long time since I did one of these, and since there isn't much new stuff here to interest me lately, I decided I'd do another How'd You Do It?.

One medium in which to adapt video games that isn't as recognized as cartoons is comic books. Comics based on games, just like video game cartoons, have been hit (Super Mario Adventures and Archie's Mega Man) or miss (Pokemon Adventures and Archie's Sonic). I'm excited for the Splatoon manga and the ARMS graphic novel, but of course I hope they're faithful enough to their source materials.

Let me start this off with a game I'd turn into a comic book, and how I'd go about doing so.

Game:

-Star Fox

Format:

-Western comic book

Art Style:

-Similar to that of Star Fox 2.

Changes:

-Starts with the events of the first Star Fox, while incorporating some assets from Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard.

-Slippy is somewhat more competent in air combat, and also fatter like in the first game, though he slims down as the comic progresses.

-Miyu and Fay have a dedicated issue to show how they ended up joining the Star Fox team.

-During the adaptation of Star Fox 2 Star Wolf is defeated like in game, except Wolf, Leon and Pigma survive while Algy is killed off.

-Andross has to replace half his face with cybernetics after his defeat from the first game, and after his second defeat in Star Fox 2 he's barely alive, forcing him to use a drastic experiment to heal his body, thus turning him into his Star Fox 64 form.

-Andrew Oikonny is brought into Star Wolf's ranks only so Andross doesn't have to put up with his annoying behavior.

-The team gets the Great Fox after their mothership from Star Fox 2 is destroyed.

-Miyu and Fay are forced to leave Star Fox after being paralyzed from a dangerous mission.

-The adaptation of Star Fox Adventures downplays the game's fantasy aspects.

-Krystal escapes Krazoa Palace with Kyte instead of being imprisoned by Andross' ghost, and gets to fight alongside Star Fox during their mission on Sauria.

-Tricky is way less annoying, and able to hold his own against the Sharpclaws.

-Fox gets an actual final showdown with General Scales, ending in the general's death, followed by Andross revealing Scales was just a pawn.

-Since Krystal doesn't get trapped at the palace, Andross posesses Fox and tries to make him kill her, saying that if she doesn't channel the Krazoa to revive him, he'll force her to kill Fox to protect herself.

-Andross gleefully reveals that he destroyed Cerinia (Krystal's home planet) when testing interplanetary missiles during the events of Star Fox 2, clearly not caring about the consequences.

-After Fox and Falco kill Andross for good, Krystal discovers that a portion of her people, and surprisingly her parents, survived their planet's destruction, so she leaves to help rebuild their civilization.

-Everything in the events of Star Fox Assault stays the same.

-Fox doesn't make Krystal leave the team, and instead they both plan on disbanding the team so that they can marry and start a family, but that's put on hold when the Anglars attack Corneria.

-The comic itself would conclude with the Anglar Emperor's death, followed by a "Where are they now?" montage; Fox and Krystal marry and have a son named Marcus. Falco now teaches potentiel pilots at the Cornerian Air Academy. Slippy and Amanda are expecting children of their own.

Publisher:

-IDW Publishing

Now what's a video game franchise you'd make into a comic, how, what would you change, and who would publish it?

Last edited by CaptainExplosion - on 31 October 2017

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Dynasty Warriors! I remember somebody actually did turn it in to a comic, don't think it ever got finished though. So yeah, do that with the change being actually finishing it



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Ka-pi96 said:
Dynasty Warriors! I remember somebody actually did turn it in to a comic, don't think it ever got finished though. So yeah, do that with the change being actually finishing it

You have anything else to add though?



CaptainExplosion said:

Been a long time since I did one of these

Long time...? It's been like 2 months tops since I last saw this exact thread



I would like to see a Ratchet & Clank comic series. I think there was a comic book for one of the games but I'd like to see something ongoing. :)



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I too like the idea of an ongoing Ratchet & Clank comic book. ^^

Anyway, since nobody else has anything to add, here I go again.

Game:

-Doom

Format:

-Western comic book

Art Style:

-Same as the 2016 Doom

Changes:

-Follows the story of the 2016 Doom reboot.

-Doom Guy is a little more talkative, but not on the level as he was in the 90s Doom comic book.

-There is some occasional banter between the demons.

-Doom Guy gives occasional one-liners whenever he kills someone.

-Doom Guy tries snapping Olivia Pierce's neck before she turns into the Spider Mastermind.

Publisher:

-Image



Probably a terrible idea... but I would like to see a Wolfenstein comic published by Dark Horse.



 

 

Smartie900 said:
Probably a terrible idea... but I would like to see a Wolfenstein comic published by Dark Horse.

To be fair, Dark Horse has dealt with Nazis in different Hellboy stories, so it makes sense. :)

Game:

-Mario

Format:

-Western comic book

Art Style:

-Same as the games

Changes:

-Essentially a gag comic involving Mario and company thwarting Bowser's various harebrained schemes, such as Bowser cheating on a game show, or Bowser brainwashing people into thinking Mario is evil.

-Bowser does occasionally have to team up with the heroes, but only so he can drive away whichever villain is taking his spotlight, like Wario or King Boo.

-Wart, Tatanga, Foreman Spike, and other forgotten Mario villains are recurring characters.

-Luigi is still the resident lovable coward, but is still able to muster up enough courage to get his friends out of trouble.

-The characters engage in spoofs of popular culture, such as Princess Peach in a family friendly version of Kill Bill, or Mario as Captain America.

Publisher:

-Archie Comics