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There's always been a seamless crossover between video games and comic books, and odds are if you're a fan of one, you're a fan of the other. Comics have been adapted into video games and vice-versa for almost as long as video games have been "a thing," and as both mediums have evolved, so too has the quality of those crossovers. We've put together a selection of some of the best video game related comics and art books for the gamer in your life.

It's never been a better time to be a fan of games and comics, with games such as Batman: Arkham Knight showing what can be done with comic book characters in games, and comics like Mirror's Edge: Exordium  and Dishonored: The Wormwood Deceit expanding on the most interesting parts of a game's story in exciting ways.

We've also made sure to focus on what could bluntly be described as the "less grim" category of video game comics, because comics, like video games, should be for everyone, and not everyone wants to try out the latest murder simulator. Titles like Super Mario Adventures and Archie Action's Sonic The Hedgehog and Mega-Man series' are testaments to all-ages stories that don't talk down to their reader and are among some of the best video game adaptations around.

We've also highlighted a number of the best video game-focused art books, such as The Art of Naughty Dog which highlights work from Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Uncharted and The Last of Us. There's also in-universe history titles like The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia which focuses on typing the various myths of the various games into a cohesive and expansive mythology.

 

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