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Swordquest is a Dynamite comic based on a series of Atari games from the 1980s. The comic is written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers, with art by Ghostwriter X. It follows up on a real contest that was part of the original Swordquest games and comics, in which someone was supposed to be able to win the actual sword. Neither the game series or the contest was ever completed, and nobody got the sword.
The new comic follows Peter Case, an unlucky 45-year-old who is reminded of his childhood quest for that sword in a moment of crisis and decides to track down the real things and steal it. With the help of his childhood friends Alvin and Amy and the mysterious Terry, he sets off on his quest, and then things get weird. I'm not going to reveal any of the twists, but Swordquest would make a fantastic movie, mixing human drama with video game inspired fantasy elements.