Just a quickie cut 'n' paste of something I put up over on my Letterpunk blog recently.
I only recently started getting comics gigs where I'm asked to create a 'next issue' caption. It occurred to me that I hadn't really done this before, so I needed to get in some practice.
My mind wandered to my misspent youth, when I would wallop buttons on arcade cabinets and try to rack up hi-scores. But even then, I was more into comics, and secretly wished I could read about the characters I was controlling on the screen.
So... from the depths of my fevered medulla, here are some examples of what might have been, if the likes of Joust, Sinistar and Spyhunter had been given monthly comic book titles.
It's worth mentioning here that I'm taking a lot of inspiration of late from '90s era comics. I have a few single issues in what I call my 'big box of inspiration', literally a box I top up from time to time with cheap back issues from my local comics shop. The lettering design of books from back then really stands out to me.