Comic books have been around for years. They are probably the most untapped resource for quality material, though in recent years it seems that the explosion of comic book based feature films has given that resurgence into the world of comics that has been missing the most: new readers. The world of comics is highly complex and includes years of back-story, so it makes sense that it is very hard for someone new to jump on board and get the feel for the character without being overloaded with information. The similarities between the worlds of comics and videogames seem to make it an easy task to adapt the pages of the funny books into the pixilation of videogames. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case, but there are a few that hold onto the roots of the comics they were based. That's why when you are looking for a great comic game that doesn't stray too far from the original source material, these five are some of the best available.
5. Spawn Armageddon
Spawn has always been one of those characters who you either liked a lot or hated with every fiber in your body. He arrived on the comic scene amid many controversial titles birthed at the beginning of the Image comic line. One thing was for certain though, Spawn was on a bullet train of popularity. After a horrid movie and a few less than noticeable video game outings, Spawn Armageddon hit the scene and should have been received better than it was. After all, the title soared when it came to sticking to the source material. Of course, how hard would it be to make a game based off a comic? Just ask Hollywood how hard it is to make a movie based off a comic book and you have your answer.
4. Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage
When it comes to comics, there are two industry giants that everyone knows - Marvel and DC. When it comes to the videogame industry, there's only one that seems to ring in fans minds, and that is Marvel. This trend started way back in the days of the Sega Genesis with Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage. To this day, I would say that this title picked things from the mega crossover event and delivered it precisely to the gamers that didn't really follow the exploits of Peter Parker. Maximum Carnage followed the source material to a capital T and that is probably the best thing that any comic book videogame can ever do. Having Spider-man in wondrous 16-bit graphics back then was a joy for anyone hungry for some comic book love in videogames.