Swordquest by Dynamite Sept 29, 2017 11:24:11 GMT -5
Post by Cruu on Sept 29, 2017 11:24:11 GMT -5
Been awhile since I've posted on the forum, but I felt compelled to share my love of Dynamite's Atari themed series 'Swordquest'. If you haven't already checked it out, I'd encourage you to do so.
A quick synopsis:
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!
I admit, I was a little skeptical, but based on a recommendation, I checked it out myself. Swordquest is more than a story based on video game. Instead, we are pulled into a personal journey for our main protagonist, Peter Case. Normally, I'm not big on any licensed series as they tend to be hit or miss for me, but Chris Sims and Chad Bowers have dusted off a fairly obscure Atari 2600 game and created a heartfelt story. I would encourage anyone on this forum to check it out. I admit I am a bit surprised this series hasn't been discussed on the podcast and believe this has potential to be considered a "Best of 2017" come the end of the year.