Comix Zone is a 1995 arcade-style beat ’em up video game, originally released as a Sega Genesis exclusive. The game’s unique feature is that it is set within the panels of a comic book. Each level consists of two pages and secrets are discovered by shredding the paper and revealing items. The dialogue is rendered within talk bubbles. Sprites and backgrounds possess the bright colours and dynamic drawing style favoured by superhero comics.
The game was originally from a concept video animated by Peter Morawiec titled “Joe Pencil Trapped In The Comix Zone”. The video was made in 1992, displaying the animation of how the gameplay and the comic book elements would blend in