King of Games

King of Games

King of Games

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Adolf Hitler in this comic reminds me of Captain Haddock from The Adventures of Tin-Tin.

So I was at home sick watching TV last week when I Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s came on and it got me thinking. Isn’t it weird how in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series that all the problems of the world could be solved by playing a card game? Now all the problems of the world being solved with violence like the Dragonball series makes perfect sense to me. But two people playing cards, intensely I might add, and it being the end all solution to conflicts just seems odd. Nonetheless from that stream of thought this comic was born.

I was going to ask if people even play Yu-Gi-Oh! anymore, but before I even typed the question I decided to visit the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game site and apparently this game is still pretty active. I guess it’s just one of those things where you think just because you don’t keep up with something that no one else does either.

While on the subject of Yu-Gi-Oh!, don’t forget to check out Yu-Gi-Oh! – The Abridged Series if you never seen it before. Pretty darn funny.

See you on Thursday.

Discussion (23)¬

  1. David
    David says:
    March 1, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    I still have all my old YuGiOh cards and even my deck assembled. Never did end up using it against anyone though.

  2. akaiLV
    akaiLV says:
    March 1, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    I went on a rant to a friend about Yugioh 5Ds once because I was stuck watching it too.

    Both of us still think it was crazy.

    I mean, a thief stole cards out of an impound lot. THEY HAVE TO CONFISCATE CARDS FROM CRIMINALS AND PUT THEM INTO IMPOUND LOTS!!

    And it’s not like there isn’t Money out there, when the alarm went off, they checked there first for the thief before finding him in the card vault! And then at the end of the chase, the thief gives the deck to some poor looking urchins instead of food or the money who could have made selling the cards.

  3. Lax
    Lax says:
    March 1, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    Watch the series in subs, cuz dubs suck donkey ****. Seriously, it make a lot more sense when you watch as it is, not as 4kids had screwed it up

  4. Chris Smedley
    Chris Smedley says:
    March 1, 2010 at 1:55 am #

    It would be more ideal though if problems could be solved via a card game or maybe a pokemon match or something…. it’d be leaning slightly more to solving everything by diplomatic means…. Although the only problem would be that some people would start throwing shadow games around and then we’d all be scared…..

  5. LegoTechnic
    LegoTechnic says:
    March 1, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    You sound like a perfect candidate for the Mudazumo naki kaikaku series (aka Legend of Koizumi). Former Japanese prime minister Koizumi, Vladimir Putin, George Bush Sr., Yulia Tymoshenko, and Pope Benedict XVI playing mahjong to decide the fate of the world against the new Nazi empire who have secretly re-established themselves on the surface of the moon with a resurrected Hitler back for revenge.

  6. A.L.
    A.L. says:
    March 1, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    @Lax-Shut up weeaboo,no one cares.I’m so sick of hearing that statement it’s not even funny anymore.

    I think this comic almost tops your Laughing Dog one,broke the ingenuity boundaries once again.And yeh,even though I like the Yu-gi-oh series,it is crazy how playing a “children’s card game” can solve everything.Wished that worked for real.

  7. Savanti Romero
    Savanti Romero says:
    March 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    I still have my cards as well…somewhere. “Big brother is it time for my cameo yet?” CLASSIC!!!

  8. Brad
    Brad says:
    March 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    I love the comic, but having thought about it, I would think AH would use cards like ‘Panther Tank’ with a ‘Blitzkreig’ ability that lets it attack the turn its summoned.

    Exodia would become ‘Atomic Bomb’ (comprised of the 5 cards, ‘Oppenheimer’, ‘Oak Ridge’, ‘Plutonium’, ‘B-29′, and ‘Executive Order’)

    And France could summon ‘Maginot Line’ IN DEFENSE MODE

    etc… (such a dork I know)

  9. Lax
    Lax says:
    March 1, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    @A.L. – A raging dub kisser that is too lazy to read isn’t gonna faze me :D How lame indeed.

    @Brad – Yeah, but he’s not too much into the card game. The strategy here is probably gonna something with using the Multi card on Kuribo

  10. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    March 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    Personally, I prefer a good dub with a strong cast over a sub any day. I’d rather enjoy the experience and take in the art and storytelling at the same time. Cowboy Bebop or Macross Plus are both examples of where I prefer the sub over the dub.

  11. Lax
    Lax says:
    March 1, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    What about Bleach, Naruto, or One Piece?

  12. Nentuaby
    Nentuaby says:
    March 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Well, “Bad Dubs are Bad” is more than a bit of a tautology, Lax.

    Personally, I’ll go with about 40% of the dubs I’ve seen and take subs for the rest of the series. (Then there’s the occasional series where I’d have to watch it one mute without the dub- Japan is no more immune to terrible voice actors than the US.)

  13. Miles Tormani
    Miles Tormani says:
    March 2, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    I would’ve expected Hitler to play three monsters in one turn, then when the rules get brought up, he’d respond with “Screw the rules, I have racial supremacy!”

    …Yeah. Bit of a YGOTAS fanboy here.

  14. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    March 2, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    @Lax One Piece the 4Kids butchering was horrible. The Funimation treatment was awesome. Naruto is okay, but the anime has too much filler that I just prefer the manga. Bleach good voice work, but I prefer the manga storyline better.

    Cromartie High School was a strong dub and I have no problems with the Full Metal Alchemist series (except for Flame Alchemist’s voice Brotherhood, just too nasally).

  15. A.L.
    A.L. says:
    March 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    @lax-Now that I’m not rushing to get ready for work,I can properly speak (i.e. verbally dissect) your commentary.

    It has nothing to do with whether I like to read or not,which I do alot of,but quite frankly anything I watch I like to put subtitles on in the invent that I miss something,such as I word I don’t understand or something important,which I will then do a search on just so I will be more informed about it.Like Steve,I enjoy a good dub with a strong cast,outright decrying as butchering of the content which is not the case with many selections is bias and disdainful.You made a streamline case for several titles under one production company when there are plenty more who have done better jobs of retaining dialog and voicing sensibility for the titles they acquired.Besides the IPs Steve mentioned,several others had good voicing as well (even though a few had mildly stiff voice acting) such as Gundam Seed,Samurai Champloo,Trigun,Heat Guy J,Outlaw Star,and Big O.

    Furthermore,if I start an anime in a particular manner,be it english dub or english sub,I like to continue it watching it in the manner I started it in unless I didn’t get very far in the series and then I will switch.Therefore the previous remark I made isn’t completely groundless,I do tire of hearing someone complaining about how horrid english dubbing is when it is not the case.It is a way of bringing more attention to a title besides pirating it online,which many folks either are not able to do or can’t for one reason or another.How else do you think Soul Eater or Vampire Knight are starting to be more known to be now? Stop trying to treat anime as exclusive to certain people when it should be enjoyed by many beyond whether you like to read or can understand japanese.

  16. A.L.
    A.L. says:
    March 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    Also Miles Tornami makes good point,I have heard by share of terrible voice acting in japanese as well.Tsubasa Chronicles is pretty decent,Asura Cryin’ got annoying to me at times.

  17. Jericu
    Jericu says:
    March 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    Pretty good comic, but I think it would have made more sense if Hitler was fighting Churchill. Just me.

    Otherwise, good. It was always silly that the result of a children’s card game was the difference between life and death in that series…

  18. TheRussian
    TheRussian says:
    March 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    dammit! Way to go man, you ruined the game for me
    Now everytime I use Kuriboh, I’ll feel like a nazi

  19. Suzakasa
    Suzakasa says:
    March 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    Who summons a Kuribo in attack mode on their first turn? Unless he has a trap set down….hmmm….Anyway, there used to be a website you could play yugioh online at, download the client and play against other players. They had a ladder system and everything….It was called xerocreative or something, can’t remember if it still exists tho.

  20. KaBoom
    KaBoom says:
    March 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    Bringing new meaning to ‘Jew-gi-oh’.

  21. Tigeran
    Tigeran says:
    March 7, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    I occasionally watch Yu-gi-oh (including the latest) one.

    But you’re right. Now that I think about it, I question the whole “problems can be solved by card playing” in the series.

  22. Lumanaru
    Lumanaru says:
    March 8, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Heh, wow. I guess I’m not the only one who remembers Tin-Tin. But Snowy was my favorite.

    And for my two cents, I prefer watching all my anime in Japanese with subs, due to the fact that usually, the voice acting is better, or just suits the character better.

    On a side note, the voice acting in Dragon Ball Z in hilarious when you’re high. I always imagine the poor actors all growling, grunting and yelling into the mics. :D

  23. Moh Felo
    Moh Felo says:
    October 27, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    Yu-Gi-Oh hitler and tintin edition with losts of crazy stuff.