The Three Mushketeers
|The Three Mushketeers|
|Debut||October 22, 2010|
|Latest Issue||Issue 150|
|Rating|| E 10+|
(comic mischief, fantasy violence, cultural insensitivity, mild betting and minor tobacco references)
- This article is about a completed comic, The Three Mushketeers. For its sequel, see Anton the 5th Mushketeer.
The Three Mushketeers is a comedic adventure sprite comic made by Mason. Princess Peach has been kidnapped but Mario and Luigi are too busy saving Princess Daisy in Sarasaland. It is now up to the wits of three unlikely heroes to travel through the Macadamia Realm and find seven special Shine Sprites. The quest starts with Mason, Gupdoo and Solar Blaze, but after Gupdoo dies, Neptune takes her place.
All 12 Chapters
- Chapter 1: Issues 1-17 (Boo Woods to Fire Tear Cave)
- Chapter 2: Issues 18-27 (Toadley Clinic to Spiny Plains )
- Chapter 3: Issues 28-38 (Mason's house to Grass Land)
- Chapter 4: Issues 39-48 (Morshu's Shop to Macadamia Sea)
- Chapter 5: Issues 49-60 (Shiver City to Crystal Palace)
- Chapter 6: Issues 61-72 (Glitz City to the Glitz Lift)
- Chapter 7: Issues 73-82 (Glitz Lift Mystery)
- Chapter 8: Issues 83-94 (Tucayo's Hideout)
- Chapter 9: Issues 95-107 (Battle with RFM)
- Chapter 10: Issues 108-125 (Cotton Candy Desert)
- Chapter 11: Issues 126-142 (Bowser's Castle to Boo Woods)
- Chapter 12: Issues 143-150 (Boo Woods & Final Battle)
Appearances and Locations
- Oprah Winfrey - Mason is transformed into her in Issue 5 and stays "Oprahfied" until Issue 10. She is also briefly seen in Issue 22.
- David Caruso - Suddenly shows up in Issue 7 and is briefly seen in Issue 22, portraying Horatio Caine from CSI: Miami both times. He is also briefly seen in Issue 137.
- Patrick Stewart - Appears unexpectedly in Issue 9 and is briefly seen in Issue 22, portraying Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation both times. He is also briefly seen in Issue 137.
- The Count - Comically appears in Issue 12 to count Goombas, and briefly seen in Issue 22. He is also briefly seen in Issue 137.
- Bugs Bunny - Arrives demanding pay in Issue 13, and is briefly seen in Issue 22.
- Gary Oak - Arrives, blocking a Dryite merchant, in Issue 30.
- Sanford and Son - Both appear briefly on a television screen in Issue 38.
- Morshu the Shopkeep - Introduced as a clerk in Issue 39.
- SpongeBob SquarePants - Invites the Mushketeers "Jellyfish" with him in Issue 41.
- Ash Ketchum - Is shown randomly in Issue 45.
- Bulbasaur - Is shown randomly in Issue 45.
- Sebastian the Crab - Appears attempting to sing a musical number in Issue 47.
- Leon Schuster - Is seen in Neptune's thought bubble during Issue 64, portraying Mr. Bones(not to be confused with Mr bones)
- Geico Gecko - Briefly arrives in Issue 67, defending his car insurance company. He also appears in issues 108 and 137.
- Elsie from LawForKids - Seen saying "sorry" in issue 70.
- Veronica Crabtree - Is seen in prison in Issue 70.
- Bilbo Baggins - Is seen in prison in Issue 70.
- Dan Forden - Pops up for a brief moment in Issue 75, exclaiming "Toasty!"
- Timmy Turner - Is shown randomly in Issue 99.
- Cosmo & Wanda - Both are shown randomly in Issue 99, disguised as a Magikoopas.
- Mai and Shu - Both appear alongside Gamefreak75 in Issue 105.
- King Yemma - His face is shown when he speaks with Mason in Issue 122.
- Homer Simpson
- Dr. Phil - Briefly mentioned by Solar Blaze in Issue 6.
- Fred Flintstone - Briefly mentioned by Gupdoo in Issue 8.
- Stewie Griffin - Briefly mentioned by Gupdoo in Issue 10.
- Robotnik - Briefly mentioned by Ultra Mario in Issue 25.
- Inspector Gadget - Briefly mentioned by Tigertot in Issue 32.
- Kirby - Briefly thought about by Mason in Issue 69.
- Emperor Pilaf - Mentioned by Mai and Shu in Issue 105.
- Pit - His name is used by Solar Blaze in place of a familiar exclamation in Issue 116.
- Shigeru Miyamoto - His name is used by Solar Blaze in place of a familiar exclamation in Issue 128.
- The title is a satire of Alexadre Dumas' novel, The Three Musketeers.
- When Gupdoo3 says "Goombas, yum" in Issue 5, it is a reference to Yoshi's "FIREBALLS, YUM" in the Super Mario World cartoon.
- In The Three Mushketeers, FireBabyLuigi11 casts spells by saying the desired outcome backwards, as seen in issues 11-12.
- New Super Mario came up with the name for Issue 23 and deserves a thank-you.
- The characters who appear in Issue 27 are female counterparts of The Three Mushketeers and SpinyMaster347. Illuminati is the Magikoopa, Poseidon is the Bowser-esque one, Lunar Blaze is the Ember and Cleft Master is the human. Also laying knocked out next to them in Issue 27 are four Fishin' Boos. Cleft Master returned in Issue 86, and the unnamed female counterparts returned in Issue 95, the Valentine's special.
- Issue 29 is a tribute to the Adam West Batman from the 1960's.
- Mario Fan 123's picture under "Appearances" on this page incorrectly displays him with a green bow tie to distinguish him from Mario.
- Issue 37 has a Dexter's Laboratory homage. Additionally, the slap sequenced is modeled after the "objection dialogue in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
- Mason's song in Issue 49 is a parody of The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
- Issue 50 is a tribute to It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
- Issue 51 is a reference to a Rugrats episode featuring Stu Pickles with a similar face.
- The therapy room shown in Issue 57 is based on the Mason & Life Shroom Hospital from Trolls' Island, but the actual location for the therapy room is in the land's Shiver City. On another note, the title "I'm a Podiatrist!" is a spoof of things Ralph Wiggum would say on The Simpsons. It means foot doctor, not therapist.
- Dr. Toadley's change in appearance in Issue 60 is due to a graphical mistake by the author in Issues 18 and 19.
- Glitz City, the location mentioned in Issue 60, and seen in Issues 62 and up should not be confused with Glitzville, although it is very similar.
- The scene in Issue 61 is a parody of the FX censorship of Snakes on a Plane.
- The title of Issue 69 is a pun on "Accio," the summoning spell in Harry Potter.
- The IBM logo is seen stamped on the prison toilets in Issue 70 for unknown reasons.
- The enclosed instruction book in Issue 71 is a reference to Hotel Mario.
- The first fight the Three Mushketeers have in the Glitz Lift starting in Issue 74 is with Koopa Troopa versions of Ed, Edd n Eddy.
- Issue 75 is a tribute to the Mortal Kombat series, with "Toucality" being a parody of different forms of Fatalities such as "Friendship" and "Babality."
- The situation beginning in Issue 76 is a nod to Paper Mario 2.
- Oddly, the titles for both issues 78 and 79 are both song names, which is only notable due to the fact that it is purely coincidental.
- The background used at the end of Issue 81 is from Fairly Odd Parents: Enter the Cleft.
- Most of Tucayo's dialogue in Issue 85 is from Grubba in Paper Mario 2.
- Mason is singing Milkshakein Issue 91, despite the fact he dislikes the song.
- When Prince Mush exclaims that he has been "slobbered" in Issue 92, it is a reference to Mario's line during an episode of the Super Mario World cartoon.
- Issue 93 is a Scooby-Doo reference. Also, the heroes are depicted as realistic photographs in the third panel.
- Issue 96's title, Audi Famam Illius, is Latin for I have listened of his rumor. 
- The title of Issue 97 is a play on words of Abbott & Costello. This is because the comic is a parody of their famous Who's on First? sketch. The word "Portabellas" is used because the scene is in a mushroom area.
- In Issue 109, Mason is colored like Tom Smith, the fish on SpongeBob SquarePants who yelled "CHOCOLATE!" throughout an episode.
- Solar Blaze's exclamation in Issue 116 is not a typo.
- The chant Scorpion tries to begin in Issue 129 is Tingle's: "Kooloo-Limpah!"