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Plok The Exploding Man?

Who is he? What is this place? Why am I here?

Find out more about Plok, his world, the cast of characters, and the comic strip itself.

The Comic Strip

Why a comic strip?

Plok comic strip

The Pickford Bros are constantly being bombarded with fan-mail requests to bring back Plok - to develop sequel or to re-release the SNES game on Wii Virtual Console, 3DS, iOS, etc.

After being out of action for 20 years John and Ste felt that a regular comic strip would be a great way to re-introduce Plok to the world.

Will Plok return in his own game? Anything is possible, but for now he's got a lot to catch up on, and the brothers can draw new comic strips a lot faster than they can make new games!

» Read the latest comic strip


Access all episodes of the comic strip

Find out more about the different Series that Plok Comic Strip epsiodes belong to, and find shortcuts to access episodes in each individual Series or Volume.

» Go to the Episodes page

The Cast

Who's who in the world of Plok

Plok's world is inhabited by a variety of characters, some who appeared in the SNES game, some who've never been seen before.

» Go to the full Cast page

The SNES Game

The first video game released starring Plok!

Plok SNES cover

Plok was a video game released in 1993 by Tradewest (in the US), Nintendo (in Europe) and Activision (in Japan).

The game was developed by Software Creations, designed and produced by The Pickford Bros, programmed by John Buckly, with graphics by Lyndon Brooke and music by Tim and Geoff Follin.

» View the Softography entry for Plok!

The Early Days

Plok from the 1980s

Fleapit sketch

Plok started life as the lead character in an unreleased coin-op game called Fleapit.

This was developed in the late 1980s by The Pickford Bros at their studio Zippo games for Rare's custom coin-op hardware.

» Read the full story in the Plok Archive


Plok is a self-proclaimed video game super-star created by The Pickford Bros.

First seen in the classic SNES platformer Plok!, he has now been reborn here in comic strip form.

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A comic by The Pickford Bros

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