Metroid (Archie Comics pitch)

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Archie Comics about around 2009 tried to pitch an idea to Nintendo to have the rights to publish comics based on the Story from the Metroid games. Unfortunately, Nintendo turned it down. I for one wished they didn't. I think a Metroid comic would be great.

—Tracy Yardley

In 2009, Archie Comics pitched a comic series based on Metroid to Nintendo, which was rejected. Concept art was drawn by Tracy Yardley, known for his work on the successful Sonic the Hedgehog comics from Archie, and released online by him in June 2016. Of note is that the artwork depicts Samus Aran and her Varia Suit as they appear in Metroid: Other M, which was at the time an upcoming game in the series. Ridley, Samus Aran's Gunship and a Metroid Prime 2: Echoes-style Space Pirate are also present in the artwork.



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