We here at Power Up Nintendo are huge fans of comics as well as Nintendo! We’ve collected the original Nintendo Comics System comics, the Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda manga sets, and of course let’s not forget the comics within Nintendo Power! We also enjoy Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comics and Mega Man comics (which ended so soon and recently) . So it should be no surprise that we’ll be excited to share these concepts of a possible Archie Super Mario comic, that sadly Nintendo turned down. We can still speculate how would they turned out though!
These images are from Tracy Yardley, known for doing great work on Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comics.
These colorful doodles are from Ben Bates, another Archie artist.
While Super Mario hasn’t had an officially licensed comic in a long while for the US, he still has a long running manga series known as Super Mario-kun in Japan. Maybe one day we’ll get a comics series again in the US!