Game Over Tinies Teaches the Alphabet While Killing Characters

Game Over Tinies, a webcomic series by artist Brent Black, asks what better way is there to teach a child the alphabet than by depicting gruesome video game character deaths? That's not a rhetorical question.

The starkly drawn black and white comics go through the entire alphabet, with each letter representing the death of a video game character. From Bowser and his shoddy bridge building, to an unfortunate Yoga accident for Street Fighter II's Dhalsim, early childhood education simply doesn't come any more morbid than this. Game Over Tinies replicates the style of writer and artist Edward Gorey. Gorey was responsible for creating another morbid child's alphabet book, The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

Of course, those who need a linguistic crash course aren't the only ones who should get a kick out of Game Over Tinies. Any gamer who grew up with these characters in the 90s should get a solid laugh out of some of the comics.