Like most kids who grew up in the 90s, the bulk of my video game information came from magazines. Publications like GamePro, EGM, and Nintendo Power provided monthly dumps of news, previews, reviews, and (of course) advertisements. It was from these printed pages that I first encountered comics based on video games.
While Nintendo Power had the market cornered on adaptations of their beloved franchises, other magazines featured their own short comics, many of which promoted the hot games at the time. These paneled advertisements wormed their way into my brain thanks to numerous readings and re-readings of their magazine hosts. Let’s take a look back to the days where print media was on top, and publishers relied on sequential art to sell their wares! Continue reading Comical Advertisements