What could possibly follow up the inaugural entry in the new Manual Save feature? Makaimuramay be a tough act, but I’ve got something special for you this week, too: Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti! If you haven’t treated yourself to this 1989 Famicom game before, it’s essentially a chibi-fied take on Namco’s Splatterhouse series, complete with an adorable Rick design and plenty of Halloween-friendly frights ‘n freaks. As you’ll see, the instruction manual definitely does this jovial gem justice.
I may not post about every episode here, but subhumancast is still running! The latest has Canaan and myself discussing everything from Red Dead Redemption 2 to all the latest and greatest plane movies and, of course, the top 3 towns that need an enema.
Anyone who has followed this blog (or just me) knows I am a great appreciator of video game instruction manuals. Heck, I even made my own! It should come as no surprise, then, that I’m starting a new feature called Manual Save, in which I scan in manuals I have sitting around and we appreciate them together as very good friends. While I have no doubt that some of the work I do here is already available elsewhere online, the good news is I don’t care.
First up is the Famicom version of Capcom’s 1985 classic Makaimura, AKA Ghosts ‘n Goblins. This manual is really special for one key reason: It turns the contents of your average manual into a thrilling comic!
That’s a wrap on Big Dumb Fighting Idiots! Wow! It’s hard to believe this all started as fake video game box art, which I then decided to dedicate three years of work to…
The first pages of Big Dumb Fighting Idiots went up on November 26, 2015, and now you can read all 203 pages of it.
What comes after this? Well, I have another comic that’s been in the planning stages for a while now, so hopefully I’ll kick that off in some form soon. If I don’t print it first, I’ll serialize it here in some way. I also plan to get BDFI printed on my own, so look out for that!
Oh yeah, and I have more regular content coming, too. Thanks for reading Big Dumb Fighting Idiots!