Read the Entire Star Fox Comic Published in Nintendo Power in the '90s Here

Read the Entire Star Fox Comic Published in Nintendo Power in the '90s Here

Read the comic that elevates the Star Fox team from dust-covered outlaws to intergalactic heroes.

Nintendo Power, Nintendo's now-defunct magazine about its games and systems, could be found in the bedrooms (and washrooms) of many Nintendo fans in the '90s. A typical issue contained game reviews, previews, and news bites. Some early issues also contained an unusual bonus: Comics based on Nintendo properties.

While some of these comics are single-page jokes and parodies (Howard and Nester being a key example), a few series received full adaptations. Nintendo Power's comic adaptation of Star Fox probably holds the most nostalgia for Nintendo Power collectors; it ran for nearly a year and filled in a good deal of story and character development for Nintendo's revolutionary 3D shooter.

You can read the comic for yourself by going to eBay and ordering issues 45 through 55 of Nintendo Power. Or, you can visit this Imgur gallery to take in the full run.

The comic was uploaded some time ago by the admin of Retro Cat Adventures, but it's making the rounds on the Nintendo subreddit and stirring up some powerful nostalgia. As someone who still thinks Nintendo Power's comic offerings are a bit cheesy (outside of Super Mario Adventures, of course; may Badass Peach reign forever), I understand why the Star Fox adaptation is remembered fondly. It adds a great deal of personality and history to the Star Fox cast, whose garbled snippets of conversation don't offer much character development in the first game.

The Star Fox comic's artwork is another stand-out characteristic. Artist Benimaru Itoh (who's currently with HAL Labs) really brings Fox McCloud and his outlaw buddies to life through exciting action scenes. He also utilizes soft, intriguing colors that are perfectly suited for the alien landscapes Fox visits.

The original Star Fox looks and plays a bit rough, but it still has its charms. It also has a fascinating development history that involves a meeting of minds between East and West, not to mention a lot of hard work from a teenage Dylan Cuthbert.

Today, Star Fox is flying through some rough air. His Wii U game, Star Fox Zero, wasn't well-received by fans or critics. His extended cameo in Ubisoft's Starlink: Battle for Atlas is very good, though. With any luck, Nintendo will task Ubisoft with development of the next full-blooded Star Fox game.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Related articles

Google Stadia Picks Up New Exclusives From Harmonix and Supermassive Games

In its quest for cloud dominance, Stadia's getting more content to call its own.

Ghost of Tsushima Gets New Soundtrack Remix EP Featuring Tycho, Tokimonsta, and More

The Glitch Mob and Nine Inch Nails's Alessandro Cortini also have remixes on the new EP.

The "Pleasant Surprise" for Titanfall Fans in Apex Legends Season 5 Is Here

We've also got a big hint as to where Apex might take its Legends next.

You may also like

Xbox Talks Up the Series X's Loading Capabilities "Beyond the Raw Hardware Specs"

Microsoft is emphasizing gains that are only designed for the Series X's memory.

Lake is a Chill Mail-Delivery Game Where You "Probably" Can't Run Anyone Over

We speak to Gamious co-founder Jos Bouman about Lake.

How Halo 3's Forge Mode Led One Dev to Get Hired for Halo Infinite

A neat story for fans of Halo's level-crafting suite.