CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO, ITALY - OCTOBER 18: Harrison Ford is seen on the set of "Indiana Jones 5" in Sicily on October 18, 2021 in Castellammare del Golfo, Italy. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
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This Canceled Indiana Jones Game Survived As A Comic Book
After the success of Lucasarts’ 1992 point-and-click adventure "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis," the studio started work on a sequel titled "Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix." Due to staff changes and the legality of Nazi imagery in Germany, the game was scrapped after a year, but the comic book publisher Dark Horse picked up the story for itself.
Dark Horse published "Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix" as a three-part release loosely based on the original plot. According to Eurogamer, "Iron Phoenix" project lead Aric Wilmunder wasn't a fan of the adaptation — he wasn't hung up on the game's cancellation itself, but he felt the adaptation wasn't true to his work.
"The first three issues of the Dark Horse Iron Phoenix comic were based on my designs. Unfortunately, in the last issue, they went all zombie-nazi on the story," Wilmunder said. "They also took one of my characters, Colette, who in my design was styled after the head of our art department, a lovely lady, and turned the comic version into a bit of a hag."