Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Weird Science, Video Game Style

"Weird Science, Video Game Style" from iCandy #1 (DC, 2004) by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Kalman Andrasofszky
Comics are a power fantasy, and video games are a power fantasy, but bringing the latter into the former hasn't been tried all that often in superhero comics. There's Ninjak, who at some point was a video gamer's avatar made real, and there's Candy, whom the short series' protagonist Matt springs from video game land. Despite my my allusion to Weird Science, Candy isn't a ready-made girlfriend, but his recently disappeared sister. Andrasofszky evokes the anime of many video games and DnA create the Bitmaps, which are a bane on my existence also. Didn't catch on, perhaps because of that lascivious title not really matching the interiors.

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