The life of an Olympic Mascot is a strange one. Created in order to represent their home city during the Games, they tend to just fade away after a few weeks of selling merchandise active duty. But with the news that London 2012′s Wenlock and Mandeville were starring in their own comic, we here at ComicsAlliance had an idea. What if all of the Olympic Mascots had gotten comics that were created in the years they debuted? How would a mid-90s story about Izzy or a grim and gritty ’80s comic about Sam the Eagle look? Would it be as awesome as we think it would?
The answer, provided by CA Senior Editor Caleb Goellner and artists Chris Haley and Daniel Butler, is yes. Check out a gallery of the Olympic Mascot comics we would’ve liked to see after the cut!
Based on: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns #3
Based On: Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane’s New Mutants #87:
Based on: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series (in this case, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game):
Based On: Lee Bermejo’s Before Watchmen promo for DC Comics.
Tags: 2012 Olympics – 2012Olympics – Caleb Goellner – CalebGoellner – Chris Haley – ChrisHaley – Daniel Butler – DanielButler – homages – Izzy – London Olympics – LondonOlympics – Mandeville – mascots – Miga – Mukmuk – Olympic mascots – OlympicMascots – Quatchi – Sam the Eagle – SamTheEagle – Sumi – the Olympics – TheOlympics – Wenlock – Wenlock and Mandeville – WenlockAndMandeville
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