I found this randomly, in a classic web one-link-leads-to-another sort of way, and I’m sorta fascinated by it: a collection of new webcomics all based on old, defunct Bandai arcade games:
Shiftylook exists to excavate the buried treasures of the Namco Bandai group, bringing back to life characters once thought consigned to a lonely oblivion.
The comics are pretty light—
—but the approach is interesting and brave. Call it the Watchmen strategy. Watchmen happened because DC dusted off a bunch of characters it had acquired from Charlton Comics—Nite Owl?!—and handed them over to Alan Moore. Any corporation with moldy old IP can do the same: “Here, we found these characters in a box under the stairs. Can you… do something… with them?”
I’d totally sign up to write a comic based on some weird forgotten video game.