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#1 leolinden

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:14 PM

The Atari comics haves started apparently with little fan fare so far, though this is just issue #0 of their Swordquest series (not the original comics, new and original story). It looks as if The next issue of this will be out next month. Then Centipede starts in July. Here's the cover of the Swordquest comic I got today. 

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#2 RickR

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

How is it?
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:46 PM

How is it?

It's pretty good, it's about some guy who played Atari as a kid who has like 6 months to live or something and I'm guessing he is going to try to find the sword from the tournament or something like that or at least that's what it's building up in issue 1. Idk if they actually are in a fantasy world at all in it.We'll have to see. The Centipede one is supposed to be like Sci-fi horror.


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#4 leolinden

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:48 PM

Here's the official description 

 

"The Atari Age returns to comics with the most unexpected story of the year: SwordQuest! In 1984, Peter Case was on his way to being crowned champion of SwordQuest, set to win the last of four contests and lay claim to a golden sword worth over $50,000! But when the game was discontinued, Peter found himself without a game to finish. Now, over thirty years later, Peter's stuck in a different kind of game entirely -- the game of life, and he's losing fast. But when he learns that all the prizes meant for the SwordQuest contest of his youth are on display in the World Arcade Museum, he finds an unknown determination that sees him put together a team of like-minded losers for the ultimate heist job -- a real-life sword quest! The red-hot team of Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and Ghostwriter X (Down Set Fight) have a new game -- and the stakes have never been higher!"

 


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#5 RickR

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:15 PM

I'll have to see if I can find them.  Comic book stores can be a little intimidating for those with not much knowledge on the subject. 


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#6 TrekMD

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:13 PM

I have then on order.  Waiting for mine to arrive.  I actually requested all the covers.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:25 PM

This is a dream come true to me. I hope they are good and that they did a nice job with them. I'm not going to nit-pick. If they came up with a good story, and they made a heartfelt attempt to stay true to the aura of Atari then I will be quite happy  ^_^


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#8 TrekMD

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:45 PM

For those who may not know, they are also rereleasing the original comics that were packaged with the games.  


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#9 RickR

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:23 AM

I have then on order.  Waiting for mine to arrive.  I actually requested all the covers.

 

Do you have a link for where to purchase? 



#10 TrekMD

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:54 AM

I order through a service called Mile High Comics but you can get them from a local comic book store.  I also believe Amazon will have them.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:50 AM

Last I checked, you can download the kindle version for free at amazon.


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#12 RickR

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:28 PM

Last I checked, you can download the kindle version for free at amazon.

Confirmed.  Free is a nice price.  Thanks NSG!


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#13 TrekMD

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:38 PM

That is cool.  I'll check that out!


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#14 Gemini Gamer

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 02:48 PM

I don't read comic books much anymore, but I'd love to get these!


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#15 jmjustin6

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 05:58 PM

After checking all the comic shops around me i have come up empty handed. Either the shop didnt buy any or 1 person came in and bought them all

#16 TrekMD

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:39 PM

Have you checked in Amazon?  You may be able to get them there.  Otherwise, try Mile High Comics.  That's where I get mine from.  


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