CD-ROM Comic Books BurstInverse Ink was a crew of multimedia miscreants who drank a little too deep from the intermedia well. In 1995 they managed to squeak out two prototype "issues" of their CD-rom multimedia comic book Reflux (not a word with traditionally positive connotations), and by the following year they'd managed to obtain access to some b-side material from the Warner Bros. vaults, to work their dubious magic on their dusty cast-offs. They were given the lucrative Superman and Batman properties to work with, and, the other side of the coin, stuck with Superbox and Aquaman as well.
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Featuring animation from the classic 1960's Saturday Morning cartoons
Click and Panels Spring to Life with Animation!
Windows & Macintosh
Multimedia Action in Every Panel!
Experience your favorite DC Comics Super Heroes in comic books with a multimedia twist. Every panel reveals action video, hidden animated "hot spots," or plot clues that bring the story to life. Enter a world of adventure that unfolds before you in the most entertaining comic books you'll ever read with a mouse!
Four years later the folks behind Cyberswine (starting out the year after these flops) would try a similar arrangement, "The Multipath Adventures of Superman: Menace of Metallo", to similar effect. It may be the case that we just haven't found the right approach to enrich multimedia comic books yet (me, I like Jason Shiga's Meanwhile, though that's hardly superhero stuffs), or it may be the case that all such ventures are fundamentally doomed. Freedom Force is probably the best possible marriage of genre, form and gameplay fun. But I digress.