Good news, Zelda fans - the original manga adaptation of A Link To The Past by the legendary Manga and Tokusatsu icon Shotaro Ishinomori is getting reprinted for the first time in 21 years. Prepare for some awfully nostalgic throwbacks to leafing through pages of Nintendo Power!

When it first ran in the pages of Nintendo Power, A Link To The Past's manga adaptation was well received, but in the years since it's taken on an almost legendary status - largely because outside of a collection of the twelve chapters in 1993, the manga has been out of print, but also because of the immense talent behind it. Not only is Link To The Past regarded as one of, if not the best, game in the Legend of Zelda series, the manga was created by Shotaro Ishinomori - the Japanese artist behind the likes of Cyborg 009, but equally famous for his prominent role in the Tokusatsu genre. Ishinomori played a part in the creation of many superhero dramas for Japanese TV, including Himitsu Sentai Goranger, the first long running entry in the Super Sentai franchise.

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But now, it's a legend no more - Viz Media have announced on Twitter that the complete manga will be reprinted as a hardback collection in May of this year, for the first time since it débuted in the early 90's. I wonder if the success of a collection like this will lead to the reprinting of Nintendo Power's other comics, from Metroid to Super Mario. It'd be pretty neat to be able to get proper access to those weird old stories again.

[via Comics Alliance]


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