Ian flynn wrote an introductory issue to Free Comic Day 2018 of what would become a full-length Weapons graphic novel, but as reported Video games chronicle his wallet now says the project was planned but “unfortunately canceled”. The cover of the free comic literally reads “Graphic Novel Coming in Fall 2018!” and when that fall came without a trace of an Arms graphic novel, fans began to assume something was going on.
Perhaps it had been delayed, but over the years the general reading was that it had probably been canned. Reddit user, Dr-Richie-74, noticed that on Flynn’s portfolio page, he says the following in an Arms section: “Wrote the introductory issue Free Comic Book Day 2018 for a planned, but sadly canceled, graphic novel series based on Nintendo’s popular fighting game franchise, ARMS.”
VGC discovered that on March 11, someone on Twitter reached out to Flynn to ask if the Arms graphic novel had been officially canceled. Flynn said he didn’t think he “could or should say anything in an official capacity.”
I don’t think I can / should say anything in an official capacity.
– Ian Flynn (@IanFlynnBKC) March 11, 2021
It seems there is still no official word on whether or not to cancel this comic. Considering, however, that it’s been almost three years since the free intro comic was released and the author behind it calls it a canceled project on his portfolio, it’s probably safe to assume that this graphic novel didn’t. is more.
For more weapons, check out our thoughts on the game in IGN weapons review then consult the Official trailer for Arms fighter, Min Min, in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Watch this video to see how good the weapons producer is at his own game after.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance writer and guide for the IGN. You can follow it on Twitter @LeBlancWes.