Arms comic canceled at Dark Horse Comics, says its writer

Arms comic book canceled

Nintendo Switch launched in 2017 and had a great first year. We saw the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and much more. One game in particular sold well but didn’t necessarily have the cultural impact of those others — of course I’m talking about Arms. Nonetheless, in 2018, Dark Horse Comics partnered up with Nintendo to release an Arms comic book series. The first volume launched in May 2018 and was given away for free on Free Comic Book Day, written by Ian Flynn and illustrated by Joe Ng. However, updates on the full series were nonexistent afterward, and now it seems the Arms comic with Dark Horse was ultimately canceled.

ARMS comic book

This has been stated on Flynn’s website, where the series is mentioned in his comic book portfolio. In the description, he says, “Wrote the introductory Free Comic Book Day 2018 issue for a planned, but unfortunately cancelled, graphic novel series based on the popular Nintendo fighting game franchise, ARMS.” Why the Arms comic at Dark Horse was canceled is uncertain.

Despite all this, Min Min made it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC fighter. It is a shame, as the world of Arms is extremely interesting and could do with further exploration. Did you play Arms, and what did you think of it?


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.