The Nintendo Power of the ’80s and ’90s might have been little more than a thinly-veiled press packet fired directly into the hands of eager game players, but one thing it did oh so right (and that modern publications just can’t seem to figure out) was helping fire up our imaginations by turning the chunky pixels of our favorite games into some of the most glorious pop art we’d ever witness. From fan-submitted envelope art, to “reviews” overstuffed with publisher-approved cartoon drawings to comic adaptations of some of Nintendo’s biggest classics, Nintendo Power was a treat for the eyes — and the imagination — every single month. Now, one of the publications most-loved (and non-canonical!) contributions to Nintendo lore is back: manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori’s serial adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, first published in Nintendo Power from January to December 1992 and later issued in a long out-of-print single volume, is being reprinted by Viz Media in the U.S. on May 5th, 2015.
Here’s a preview of the new edition below. No further details about the new edition are available at this time, but we’ll update this story as soon as we have them!