The Greatest Video Game Crossover ever!
The Super Mario Brother Movie releases today and I wanted to talk about a video game crossover that I discovered last year in the form of a webcomic called Everyone Is Home by WoodenPlankStudios. The Everyone is Home webcomic is an affectionate parody of the Super Smash Brothers franchise where the Smash fighters do day-to-day stuff. Sure, it’s neat to see these characters fight each other in the games but this webcomic really took it to a new level. This webcomic is chuck full of easter eggs, well written comedy, well drawn art in each panel, and everyone feels completely in character. The main attraction of this webcomic however is the “Reviving the Smash Characters” arc.
This arc begins at an E3 party introducing the next Smash fighter. Sephiroth proposes a toast but it turns out that he poisoned everyone’s drink. So it’s up to Incineroar and Kazuya to try to revive the other fighters and stop Sephiroth. This story arc is where this webcomic is at it’s most creative and fun. It’s really fun to see characters from different franchises interact with each other and a lot of them have great dynamics especially Incineroar and Kazuya. There are even other non-Smash characters are show up like Halo, Doom, and Celeste. The ways they revive the fighters are both creative and funny.
I have a soft spot for webcomics but Everyone Is Home might is one of if not my favorite webcomic of all time. It’s creative, funny and faithful to the source material. This really feels like a love letter not just to Super Smash but to video games in general.
You can check out this webcomic here: https://www.woodenplankstudios.com/