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The Carmageddon Comic
May 23, 2007 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Those who remember the insane driving/smashing/killing game Carmageddon might enjoy the little-known but equally insane Carmageddon Comic. Others, less so.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water (34 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I had all three editions of that game. I highly recommend it.
posted by IronLizard at 12:56 PM on May 23, 2007


I loved that game.

"Cunning Stunt Bonus!"

Bwahahaha.
posted by gurple at 12:56 PM on May 23, 2007


Interesting mignola-esque style, any idea who the artist is?

Also whats with the lack of speach balloons?
posted by Artw at 12:57 PM on May 23, 2007


Yeah, Carmageddon was something. Certainly paved the way for other ultra violent games like GTA. I did enjoy that game immensely... its certainly a guilty pleasure.
posted by wfrgms at 12:59 PM on May 23, 2007


Gouranga!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:59 PM on May 23, 2007


I'm gonna getcha!
posted by dr_dank at 1:03 PM on May 23, 2007


Up to page 8, however, the comic's not so good.
posted by IronLizard at 1:08 PM on May 23, 2007


I'm guessing the artists are just the guys that run the website.

P.S. I was in the war!
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 1:11 PM on May 23, 2007


Wow. That's really very unpleasant.
posted by humblepigeon at 1:11 PM on May 23, 2007


Great game, clever idea, nice art, crappy writing.
posted by brain_drain at 1:27 PM on May 23, 2007


I had all three editions of that game. I highly recommend it.

I'm with you on C1 and C2. But C3 was tripe.

Oh, God, getting the GOTCHA bulldozer in C2... there's some good times after that.

C2 fans should look at C2: Advanced, a hack that adds new tracks and whatnot.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:28 PM on May 23, 2007


For some reason I read "Carmageddon" as "Curmudgeon" and thought, "now there's a game for me, damn kids!"
posted by Pollomacho at 1:32 PM on May 23, 2007


This is nothing compared to the wonders of the Doom Comic, a far superior product. RIP AND TEAR!
posted by adipocere at 1:40 PM on May 23, 2007


Keep London Tidy!
posted by SentientAI at 1:55 PM on May 23, 2007


Ah.... Doom Comic. Writing and drawing that must have been a particularly enjoyable ten minutes.
posted by Artw at 2:18 PM on May 23, 2007


I'm with you on C1 and C2. But C3 was tripe.

Well, it certainly wasn't the best of the series, but it had some decent gameplay. I think the worst thing they did was limit your maximum time, thereby completely limiting leisurely exploration.
posted by IronLizard at 2:33 PM on May 23, 2007


! All kinds of add-ons are out there for this series.
posted by acro at 2:37 PM on May 23, 2007


P.S. I was in the war!

I still find myself saying/singing that line here and there. No one ever knows what I'm saying or why I'm saying it - but I'm glad I'm not the only one who fondly remembers that phrase being faintly belted out in an alto manner while smearing pedestrians who just never saw it comin'
posted by revmitcz at 2:38 PM on May 23, 2007


Carma 1 and 2 were tremendous fun. I remember upgrading my Power Mac 7500 to a G3 so I could play Carma 2 smoothly. Ah, the days of Voodoo2 cards...
posted by porn in the woods at 2:41 PM on May 23, 2007


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posted by acro at 2:59 PM on May 23, 2007


That was by far my favorite computer game ever. I used to go over to my friends' house to play it - she almost didn't graduate from law school because whenever she tried to study her boyfriend and I were in the other room loudly swearing at pedestrians.
posted by luriete at 3:15 PM on May 23, 2007


My friends and I played Carma 1 and 2 on LAN until our fingers bled. Good memories.

This comic, however... ugh. I stuck it out all the way to page 5, and I honestly think I've earned some sort of decoration.
posted by CRM114 at 3:20 PM on May 23, 2007


I was soooo sad when they dropped the project to port carmageddon to ps1.

But oh, what good times on the pc.

The comic, is uh, something.
posted by lumpenprole at 3:45 PM on May 23, 2007


I stuck it out all the way to page 5, and I honestly think I've earned some sort of decoration.

*salutes CRM114, smartly presents miniature Dachshund*

*brings Dachshund to firing position and then squeezes small, perfectly formed coil of soft poop on each of CRM114's epaulets*

*salutes again, smartly turns about-face and returns to parade rest position*
posted by loquacious at 4:04 PM on May 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


*salutes epaulet shitting Dachshund*

It has been an honor to watch you work, sir.
posted by quin at 4:55 PM on May 23, 2007




The Electro Bastard Ray Gun (or something like that) was my fave. Unleashing it at the football stadium was the best.

Dems are some memories.
posted by lampshade at 6:35 PM on May 23, 2007


*grabs quin by the lapels of his dress blues, leans forward as though to say something of great importance. quin reacts as though a working refinery were shoved in his face*

I've... *hic* seen things... you wouldn't believe even if I wasn't too drunk to put them into the proper words. Attack bitches off the shoals of the Presidio, speed queens twittering in their glamness near the Van Ness station. All of that ... fucked up crazy shit will be lost in rye, like beery piss ... down the drain. Time for drink...

*casually but very thoroughly vomits into quin's jacket and shirt, looks unsurprised, smoothing out quin's jacket*

Ah, fucking hell. Sorry. That's going to sober me up right quick. Better make it a double.
posted by loquacious at 6:49 PM on May 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Bravo, gen...ummm...whatever you two are...
posted by Samizdata at 7:52 PM on May 23, 2007


SCI canceled C4 for Pony Friends, sad...

But anyways, Remember buying dual voodoo2 cards for C1/C2, even picked up the splat pack expansion. Loved deathrace 2000, even today I see a gray hair walking across the road, 100 points!
posted by IronWolve at 8:25 PM on May 23, 2007


I loved Carmageddon so much I actually built a sit-down console around my old PC, with steering wheel, pedals, reclined seat, dashboard, etc.

I wish I had owned a digital camera at the time. That console was the best thing I ever built.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:49 PM on May 23, 2007


Carmageddon is the reason that I can't stand Twisted Metal. It's just missing something.
posted by daHIFI at 7:43 AM on May 24, 2007


Carmageddon was pure fun. Is there any way to obtain and run it on modern computers?
I remember the first time I played it I was laughing continuously..
posted by jockc at 1:36 PM on May 24, 2007


You can try Dosbox, or one of it's ilk. I hear it can slow things beyond playability, however.
posted by IronLizard at 1:43 PM on May 24, 2007


bah! Carmageddon!? Where's the comic for Quarantine?
posted by clockwork at 2:58 PM on May 24, 2007


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