Posts in category: Zelda Comic

A Princess and her Knight, or more than just that? Looking at Zelda/Link

No excuse neededStories of valiant knights, princes and other heroes who fight for their beloved ladies are some of the oldest and most beloved stories in human history. Perhaps even THE oldest, depending on your interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh. So it was to be expected that a concept as basic as fighting for those you care about eventually ended up in The Legend of Zelda, or at least have fans ascribe it to individual games. But is there any truth to this? Has anything been confirmed, implied, can things be extrapolated or is it just a bunch of hot air? Note that this contains spoilers for Hyrule Warriors, so be careful in case you have not yet finished the game. Read a game-by-game analysis after the break!

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A Link to the Past Comic Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

91zjuPBvz7LWe announced last month that the 1993 A Link to the Past comic from Nintendo Power is getting re-released by Viz media. As of today you can now pre-order this legendary book from Amazon for just $19.99. The item is also eligible for free shipping with a purchase of $35 or more. This is a great price for such a rare piece of Zelda lore. It will release on May 5, 2015.

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Hyrule Warriors Fan Comic

2232Many artists have shown their appreciation of the Zelda series over the years by making some of their own fanart and the occasional fan comic. This time we are taking a look at Setzeri’s Hyrule Warriors comics. These four panel comics are made in the Sunday comic strip style and feature the various characters from Hyrule Warriors only in more humorous situations.

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Secrets of the CD-i games Part 1: The Cutscene Art

200px-Linkfacesofevil_cdiboxboxart_160wThere are few games as infamous as the Zelda CD-i trilogy. They are games that evoke, ire, disgust, and have achieved countless internet memes in the Zelda community; all the while disgracing the series that it claims to be. However, it may surprise you that there is more to this train wreck than meets the eye; small details that no one really focuses on. Follow the jump below to learn more.

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Akira Himekawa Shows How a Manga is Created

Akira Himekawa 1You may know Akira Himekawa as the author and illustrator behind the Legend of Zelda mangas. If you are not familiar, Akira Himekawa is actually a creative duo, A. Honda and S. Nagano, who have collaborated on Legend of Zelda mangas, among many others. They have recently started a series over at Tokyo Otaku Mode outlining the process of creating a manga from start to finish.

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Brawl in the Family: Divide by Hero (Part 1)

Divide by Hero Part 1 cropBrawl in the Family, a Nintendo web comic by Matthew Taranto, recently began a new story arc featuring Link and Ganondorf. It’s a mash-up between the Mario and Zelda series in which Bowser and Ganondorf, each lamenting another defeat at the hands of their respective series’ heroes, agree to swap rivals. Any Zelda fan should appreciate the clever references throughout.

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New Corpse Run comic about Ganon’s budget

corpserunEvery now and then a new Zelda comic is released. These comics are often humorous and contain surprising truths about the series. This new comic from Corpse Run is about Ganon’s budget. After all, why else would Ganon buy a bunch of chests with no locks for his castle? I suppose even an evil king has to cut back every now and then.

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Dorkly presents “The Darkest Timeline”

22121In a recent comic on Dorkly we get an interesting look at a day in the life of Link’s dark side and total opposite Dark Link. Here we see Dark Link doing the reverse of all of Link’s actions and doing thinks Link would never do. However some of them might not exactly be be what you are expecting.

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Dorkly Presents: It Sucks Playing Games with Link

In a recent comic from Dorkly we get a glimpse of just why it is so hard to play any games with Link. Here we see Link playing various games like Marco Polo and Red Rover but in every panel he has a certain item from one of the games in the series that always seems to give him an unfair advantage every single time. Of course much to the annoyance of everyone else trying to play with him.

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Hyrule Historia’s Manga Available to Preview in English

Hyrule Historia is undoubtedly one of the most important things to happen to the Zelda series in a long, long while. Even if the content provided inside the book itself would not be of interest to every fan, the recently announced limited edition has sold like wildfire, with the coveted book selling out in a matter of hour on sites such as and Barnes & Noble. For those of you who own the Japanese edition or have otherwise read the translations on sites such as Glitter Berri’s, you will be aware of the exclusive Skyward Sword manga present at the back of Hyrule Historia, drawn by Akira Himekawa, a duo of Japanese artists who have worked on a number of previous Zelda manga. The website Kotaku has recently managed to acquire the entire manga, translated into English, which is now available to preview more than a month before the actual release of the book. Intrested? Hit the jump take a look!

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Two New Comics Featuring Cuccos

In an interesting pair or comics recently posted from GamERCaT and OMOCAT we take a more humorous look at the event from Ocarina of Time where Link had to help the Cucco lady from Kakariko Village. However in both we see that the heroes do not quite get the job done as well as you would expect.

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Ocarina of Time Promotional Manga Translated

A few days ago, we reported on a new promotional manga Nintendo released for Ocarina of Time 3D’s Taiwan debut. While all of us enjoyed seeing Akira Himekawa’s work again, there was the problem of a language barrier preventing most fans from being able to read the comic. Gladly, the folks at the fan website Zeldanime have been kind enough to break said barrier for us and have translated the entire manga for our reading! Jump inside to see.

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Nintendo Releases New Abridged Ocarina of Time Manga

Recently, a page was discovered on the Nintendo Taiwan website that includes a short, twelve-page manga illustrated by Akira Himekawa that is based upon Ocarina of Time. This is in a different, new style from the original manga, and is also in color. The entire comic is in Chinese, but you can take the jump to check it out for yourself; the artwork is still impressive despite the language barrier.

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Hyrule Historia Coming to America

The Hyrule Historia has been the topic of a lot of talk and debate over the last year but western fans have had much trouble getting a hold of most of the information stored within it due to the rarity of the book and the lack of any localization. Well a recent update by Diamond Comic Distributors for their January 2013 release date lists the high coveted Hyrule Historia among their catalog. The book will be translated and distributed by Darkhorse Comics which is a well known translator and distributor of manga in the U.S. The book will be a hardcover containing all 272 pages and sells for $34.99. The shipping date is scheduled for 1/29/2013.

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Animated A Link to the Past Trailer by Zeldamotion

The latest project Zeldamotion by the animation group Aeipathy Industries has been recently posted on YouTube. An animated adaptation of Akira Himekawa’s A Link to the Past manga with voices and sounds. The trailer shows the initial parts of the game while maintaining the artstyle and design of the manga. All the lines are lifted straight from the manga as well. Overall it is a very faithful adaptation with scenes from the manga that many fans should easily recognize.

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