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5 of The Best Video Game Franchises With Awesome Comic Book Series

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Clark Kent used to work at the Daily Star (named after the real-life Toronto Daily Star), but in Spring 1940, Action Comics #23, referred to the print media as the Daily Planet. The Halo graphic novel is simply remarkable, having four stories expanding important elements of the Haloverse. Master Chief will make an opened graphic novel appear like a comic book, when you start reading. So far, the entire Halo franchise is a keeper.

 

The Power Pack, created by Louise Simonson (writer) and June Brigman (artist), consists of four siblings (Alex Power, Julie Power, Jack Power, and Katie Power), saving the planet from aliens, known as the Snarks. Dr. Power discovered an Anti-Matter engine and the Power Pack (known for moral discussions and social issues (like homelessness, drug abuse, child abuse, and bullying) are have to bring justice. 

We sure could use more positive messages in video games and when was the last time you recall seeing a Power Pack video game? Worry not, because every once in a while, you will be reminded about the Big Two Comics (referring to DC Comics, known for superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman and Marvel, known for superheroes like Spider-Men, X-Men, and The Incredible Hulk). 

Fleetway’s Sonic The Comic was published from 1993 to 2002, making the flaws in The Powerpuff Girls comic series detectable. The art in The Powerpuff Girls comic series is drawn like the Cartoon Network series, but compare it to Fleetway’s Sonic the Comic, you realize, Sonic has more shading, minor details, and intricate oulinings, even though it appears simple to draw. 5 video game franchises with awesome comic book series are?

5. Assassin’s Creed: 

Starting at the top of the list is the comic book series called Assassin’s Creed (also known as Assassin’s Creed: Assassin’s) and you can bet your last dollar that it is excellent storytelling. It is a figure of speech. Do not bet your last dollar on this work of art, unless you can afford it.

The first issue takes place in the 17th century and just when you thought it could not get any worse, it is during the Salem Witch Trials, where many innocent people were burned at the stake. The second issue takes place in the Enca Empire.

It was in 2016, Titan Comics announced that after its fourteenth issue, Assassin’s Creed  along with its companion series will relaunch under a different creative team, called Assassin’s Creed: Uprising. In Assassin’s Creed: Uprising, basically the Brotherhood and the Knights stop fighting and join forces. 

4. Last of Us: American Dreams: 

Joel is a mysterious character in the Last of Us video game, but more so, Ellie is, mentioning a boarding school that she attended post-outbreak. The book covers how Ellie transferred to a new school under military protection, was taught until she is 16, and forced to become a soldier. 

3. Mirror’s Edge: Exordium: 

Why would I put Mirror’s Edge on the list? By now, you probably figured out that I adore the minimalist society of the Mirror’s Edge video game series and I actually approve of the parkour style. When parkour is mixed with high-risk stunts during fast-paced chase scenes and it is placed in the dystopian setting, you expect to see a comic book version excel.

 

Mirror’s Edge: Exordium is the richly detailed prequel to Catalyst. Faith Connors, just like in the video game, is the heroine in the comic book series. During Comic-Con 2008, it was announced that the comic book adaptation would be a bonus six-page comic (which was also released during the convention).

 

2. Street Fighter: 

Udon’s Street Fighter comic book series is a must-have for any fighter-based comic book fan. One thing about Udon’s Street Fighter comic book series, you will notice half-naked women, sexualized, as if though you are watching Dead or Alive 5 (2012).

Ryu is obsessed with his training, traveling through Asia, meets fighters, and tries to avenge his master’s death. While he encounters the Yoga Master, Dhalsim (who has pupil-less, white eyes) and an ex-assassin, Gen, Chun-Li and Cammy travel to Mexico, uncovering the secrets behind the Shadaloo Syndicate’s Doll Agents.

 

Ryu learns how to defeat Akuma after Dhalism trains him. In order to defeat Akuma, Ryu must create a power that is opposite to the Dark Hado, getting rid of evil influence. Gen, (who Dhalism claims is the only person he knows beat Akuma in a battle) gives him the conflicting advice, to tap into the Dark Hado, which brings him in a dilemma. 

1. Tomb Raider: The Series:

Tomb Raider: The Series is a comic book published by Top Cow Productions, reading like an enjoyable action movie, yet similar to the video game, Tomb Raider (1996). There is non-stop action with serious stories that focus on character-centered moments, (including the usage of supernatural elements) and the adventures should never put you asleep. The main series has 50 issues, revealing various Lara Croft’s life, various adventures of her, and numerous artifacts she discovered. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.