Zelda: ALttP's Nintendo Power comic gets reprinted after 20 years

Illustrated by Cyborg 009 creator Shotaro Ishinomori.

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In 1992 print publication Nintendo Power released an episodic comic series adapting the plot of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Now manga and anime publisher Viz Media is re-releasing the out of print series as a singular graphic novel.

Due on 5th May, this adaptation was illustrated by the late Shotaro Ishinomori, a celebrated artist best known for creating the Cyborg 009 series in 1963. He was also a protege of Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka.

His Zelda series ran for 12 issues and was collected as a trade paperback in 1993.

Viz Media actually has 10 graphic novels based on various Zelda games, though these were written and drawn by Akira Himekawa, a nom de plume for a duo of secretive female cartoonists.

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Ishinomori's original cover for the final issue.

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