Over the years, Archie Comics has struck deals with developers and publishers to create comic book adaptations of popular video games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man, and they once had their eye on an even more iconic character. Long ago, Archie Comics pitched a Super Mario Bros. comic to Nintendo, but Nintendo ultimately rejected the project. Years later, Archie Comics artist Ben Bates has shared a handful of old concept images he whipped up for the pitch on his DeviantArt account. There’s a pair of cover concepts, as well as a fight between Bowser and Mario. Click below to check them out!
Source: Ben Bates