Flynn Reveals Pitch for Archie Mario Series

Flynn Reveals Pitch for Archie Mario Series

by August 29, 2019

Ian Flynn, who has written for multiple incarnations of the Sonic comics across Archie and current publisher IDW, as well as several other franchises such as Mega Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, revealed on Wednesday he had pitched to Archie a four-part mini-series for the Super Mario Bros. franchise.

Flynn said in a Twitter thread his original pitch was for a four-part mini-series–not unlike how the Sonic comics began in 1992–that “would hopefully turn into an ongoing,” in his words. We won’t share the entire thread, but Flynn explains it would have established the tone and rapport among Mario, Luigi and Bowser, with the epic battle from World 8-4 in Bowser’s Castle illustrated through comic panels.

Flynn explains Nintendo of America warmed up to the idea, but the mothership didn’t, and in hindsight, he would approach the concept differently today: