|thanekos (thanekos) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-10-04 21:21:00
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|Entry tags:||creator: davide fabbri, creator: ryan stevenson, creator: welles hartley, publisher: dark horse, title: star wars|
The comic version of Retro Game Challenge... and some Star Wars!
so, Wil Overton's this british art dude who's currently working for Rare and's done cover art for mags like NGamer.
(which I've seen at my local Barnes&Noble, oddly enough... or am I thinking of Retro Gamer?)
and a recent project of his?
Smart Bomb, which is your average comic anthology mag; the twist is that all of it's presented in the meta-wrapping of being a games mag. Makes sense when you read it.
... sounds like someone from a Rare game, which makes sense.
or a Klonoa boss, or a Wild Arms 2 one.. but eh.
I'd totes wanna play that fight, though. Sounds fun.
The art in the mentioned story is pretty neat, also:
dialogue's this side of forced, but I'm cool with it.
" I see the sea and the sea sees... wow. "
but not only are there stories, there're also fake top 5 pages, featuring fake top games:
I wanna play The Department Sword and Nya! Nya! Ghost Gear.
dude, stock trading JRPG and angst?
It'd be like Persona, but without the demons.
also, robots? ARPG? HECK YES, BIZNATCH
there's even a fake letter col:
Considering I once saw a lettercol where someone claimed their N64 controller tried to strangle them, this seems normal in comparison.
also, that cheat code seems like it'd only work if you were playing as Darkseid.
there's also fake full page ads:
which is actually the lead in to another story, which works out to, more or less, El Santo in Clive Barker's Dead Space:
jeez, folks, learn that things end sentences.
oh, Galactic Libre. you are so galactic.
anyhow, do check it out: there's two more stories I haven't shown only tiny bits of (two out of seven pages; the first issue's legally available online at Issuu or whatever, so it's kinda moot), including a dragon vs. t-rex fight and an amusing take on UFO abductions.
the Star Wars bonus?
the conclusion of the Star Wars Empire three-issue arc To The Last Man.
It's the review hearing for Imperial officer Janek Sunber, who turned what would've been an Imperial rout into something good for the Empire:
and he picked up a field promotion in the process. Will it get validated?
yeah, this whole arc came about because someone apparently thought " Let's base a story off the movie Zulu, why not? "
General Ziering was the high-ranking officer on scene, killed in the action. Unlike the non-Sunber officers, he actually knew his shit.
Gage was one of those " more interested in PROMOTIONS! and glory " officers who served during the incident, your typical foil to the lower-ranked honestly-skilled guy. Naturally, this means he's a dick.
Nice ending, but it mitigates itself when you consider who he's working for.
Interestingly, he never cuts over to the Rebel side, despite some.. ah, past relationships offering him the opportunity to.
so, anyhow, they're both fun and worth looking into. give 'em a try.