Posted on August 01 2019 by Alison Brunyee
Have you ever wondered what happened to Link after the ending of Majora’s Mask? Well, this comic dub brought to you by writer Andy Roby (Bit-Bolt) and artist Olivia Fowler has an intriguing take on the Legend of Zelda story line. If you’ve watched a few comic dubs before, this is still definitely worth your time for the feels alone. Before Hyrule Historia, there was plenty of speculation about Hero’s Shade from Twilight Princess. This creative comic attempts to plug those gaps, and without giving too much away, there are a few surprises in store that you might not expect! The art style reminds me a lot of Akira Himekawa, who brought us the manga adaption of Ocarina of Time.
The script manages to capture Link’s joys (which can be overly cute at times) and set them perfectly against his desperation to pass on his legacy. I thought the line, “My previous journey had forged me into a man. The entire time I felt like I was trapped inside the body of a child,” struck me quite hard. It is interesting to consider the after effects of Princess Zelda giving Link his childhood back when the credits roll. And when Link tells of fighting so many battles that he started to lose count, a real sense of sadness creeps in. The voice acting is very well done. There are times when some emotion is lost due to the timing constraints between panels. Overall though, you can’t help but sympathize with Link and ask the important question, will he ever find a way to pass on his legacy?
So, what did you think of this interpretation of Link’s life? Did it make you see Link in a whole new light? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!