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Comic books have always been a great source of entertainment for kids and even for the elders because there are several interesting stories displayed in these books along with many facts and fictions. If you want to spend some of your time in an entertaining way, you should start reading a comic book. However, the trends are changing very quickly and now kids are more interested in playing games instead of reading a comic book.
Some intelligent people understood this new change very quickly and they decided to make some games that include a comic book character in them. In the beginning, they had to face many difficulties as they were supposed to take permission from different higher authorities to create games on characters that belong a comic book.
However, they finally achieved success and the higher authorities allowed them to create such games is it was clearly manifest that a new change is essential to meet the needs of our new generation. Thus, several developers started their struggle of making games that are based on comic book characters. This effort took a lot of time but it brought many incredible benefits.
Only a few people know but most of the Friv Games like Snail Bob and Plants Vs Zombies are based on different comic book characters. Similarly, there are many other outstanding games that are based on characters that belong to a comic book. So, in today’s article, we are also going to talk about some most popular comic book heroes that inspired online games.
Superman is a very famous comic book character that became very popular. The super man’s character was first discussed in a science fiction novel that became very popular but it became more popular when different producers started making different movies on this theme. Therefore, there are many interesting movies that are based on this character. Similarly, there are many online games that move around this comic book hero but the death and return of Superman game became more popular as compared to others as it was based on the real story that was mentioned in the novel.
Incredible Hulk is also a famous comic book character that first became a part of a movie and the movie became so much popular that the directors had to write another version of the movie. This comic book hero also became a part of the online games in the recent year. “Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction” is the game that is particularly based on this most powerful comic book character.
Spiderman is another famous comic book hero that dominated the hearts of many people. There is a series of movies based on this character. There are many games launched in the previous years that are particularly designed around the Spider man’s character. Click Here and see the list of comic book heroes that inspired online games.
Are Popgun’s contents in color, black and white, or both?
“Both,” Keatinge said. “I would say that there are probably only two or three stories at the most that are in black and white. The vast majority of the book is color,” making the four-hundred page anthology one of comics’ biggest bargains.
Will some of the material in Popgun will represent already-published comics work?
“The book is around ninety nine percent new,” Keatinge explained. “There are a couple of my all-time favorite shorts in there that I wanted to bring back into print. Two of the ones I’m looking forward to the most are Andy Kuhn’s ‘Mexican Wrestler Funnies‘ and the very first appearance of Mike Allred’s Frank Einstein, originally printed in black and white in the pages of Creatures of the Id, but finally returned to the world in full color.” While the first appearance of Frank Einstein (aka Madman) is featured in Popgun Volume One, readers shouldn’t expect to see a number of familiar comic book characters in these pages; most creators are venturing far afield from the best-known creations. “Popgun mostly consists of all-new creations. We want anyone to be able to pick up Popgun at any point in time and leave satisfied. There are certainly stories with character who will eventually appear in other comics, but their stories are completely self contained.” Even with four hundred pages to play with, Smith and Keatinge had to leave some material out of the first volume. “We have material in for nearly six hundred pages, but we’ve decided to put those into future volumes,” Smith said, adding that “the preliminary plan is to do one a year, but we’re taking it one volume at a time.”
Who are the masterminds behind this hefty anthology?
“Popgun started off as Mark Andrew Smith’s baby,” Keatinge said. “Mark was developing an entirely different anthology project, and one night we batted ideas back and forth to the point it evolved into Popgun. The next thing I knew I was on as his co-editor, and we turned it into the beast it is today. We’ve been working on this for a little over a year.”
What age groups are Keatinge & Smith targeting with Popgun?
“Everything in here is well suited for teens and up,” Keatinge said. “There’s nothing objectionable, but we envisioned it as the book people go to when they grow out of other, younger-audience-targeted anthologies.”
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Like some variety in your reading? Want a lot of entertainment for your comic book dollar? Want to see what some of today’s big-name pros might do if they were given carte blanche to follow their muse? Sounds like Popgun is the book for you! Popgun Volume One, a hefty 400+ page original graphic novel, is described by co-editor Mark Andrew Smith as “the ultimate comic book mixtape. Big name creators doing material they’re not known for, new creators the world needs to hear about, and rare tracks that may have gone otherwise forgotten. People who are into comics will read ‘tracks’ by big name creators the likes they’ve never seen from before, rare ‘tracks’ previously forgotten about, and new artists they’ve never heard of but will be dying for more from.
Our first entry in the PREVIEWS GALLERY contains a whopping 36 pages from 6, POPGUN Vol. 1 entries. That’s more than the average single issue, and you can check it all out for free. Please visit here often in the days leading up to the release of the book for even more story previews from the world’s biggest mix-tap comics anthology!
“Thus far, creators include folks such as Mike Allred, Erik Larsen, Andy Kuhn, Corey Lewis, Jim Mahfood, Jamie S. Rich, and many more. It’s also supposed to act as a primer to the industry—both mainstream and indie—for people who have never set foot in a comic shop before. It’s the best of comics, pop art, and music, mashed up under one perfect-bound cover. The goal is for it not only to hit the comic store shelves, but it should be sitting inside specialty shops along side vinyl records, art prints and the like.”
What determines whether a piece makes it into Popgun or not?
“We wanted stories that would appeal to people who never read comics before,” co-editor Joe Keatinge said. “Stories I could see my music or film-obsessed friends crack into. The truth is most comics these days don’t apply to anyone except established comic fans. We want Popgun to ‘infect the mainstream’ with hopes of someday establishing comics firmly in the wide world of pop culture, as opposed to the niche it currently occupies.”
Who are some of the writers and artists involved in Popgun?
What sort of material are they doing?
“The list is staggering at this point,” Keatinge said. “Aside from the big names Mark mentioned we have a comic cocktail of other mainstream and indie creators like Dave Crosland, Jonathan Hickman, Rick Remender, Richard Starkings, Jim Mahfood, Moritat, Brandon Graham, Derek McCulloch, Shepherd Hendrix, Chris Moreno, Nick Derington, James Stokoe, Marley Zarcone and Val Nunez. “It’s a very interesting mix of material. For example, Erik Larsen, normally associated superhero work is doing something closer Eightball or a twisted Optic Nerve. Corey Lewis has a prelude to his upcoming Image series, Pinapl. Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix of the Eisner-nominated Stagger Lee are doing a heart warming, yet frightening short. Newer creators such as Marley Zarcone and Val Nunez are really doing incredible work—especially when you consider they’ve not been published previously. Also, Joseph Michael Linsner is providing an introductory spread that is absolutely gorgeous. His fans will really dig it.”
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