(1990)

Mallard Press, 1990 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
[none]
Pages
196
On-sale Date
1990
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Mallard Press
Brand
Mallard Press
ISBN
0-7924-5529-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780792455295 90000
Editing
Laura Hitchcock (credited) (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

A version of this book was also printed by Valiant. The contents are nearly identical, aside from the barcode, ISBN, and publisher logos being changed to represent the alternate publisher.

See https://www.comics.org/issue/1661162/ for the Valiant version.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain N; Game Boy; The Legend of Zelda; Punch-Out!! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero; adventure; sports
Characters
Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Link; Little Mac; Mario; Princess Lana; Princess Zelda
Synopsis
A collage of comic panels from various Nintendo Comics System stories.
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The Best of the Nintendo Comics System (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain N; The Legend of Zelda; Super Mario Bros. / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction; sword and sorcery; superhero; adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Link; Mario
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Indexer Notes

A black page containing the book's logo and a reprint of artwork of Mario, Captain N, and Link. Includes the Nintendo Seal of Quality from the original cover. At the bottom of the page, a Mallard Press logo is displayed.

Start (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the biggest Nintendo comics extravaganza in history!
Synopsis
A short quiz that teases stories in the book. A Valiant logo appears at the bottom of the page, with quiz answers printed upside down below the logo.

Welcome! (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome! Come on in!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mario
Synopsis
An illustration of Mario with a word balloon saying, "Welcome! Come on in!"
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In the Palm of Your Hand... (Table of Contents: 4)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (credited); Jim Shooter (credited as Paul Creddick); Haedrich Todd (credited as Todd Haedrich)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Mario; Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga
Synopsis
Tatanga, the villain from Super Mario Land, escapes from a Game Boy and takes over a mall.
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Indexer Notes

Creators listed as "By George Caragonne, Todd Haedrich, Art Nichols, Gray Morrow, Paul Creddick, Ken Lopez, The Gradations".

In the Palm of Your Hand... Part II (Table of Contents: 5)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne
Pencils
Gray Morrow; Jim Shooter; Haedrich Todd
Inks
Art Nichols ?
Colors
The Graduations
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Mario; Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga
Synopsis
Mario follows Tatanga out of the Game Boy and forces him to retreat.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from Part I earlier in the issue. No credits are listed on this specific story. Credits recorded here are based on those attached to Part I.

It's a Small World After All (Table of Contents: 6)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
Dennis Francis (credited)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tannis, this is Eliana.
Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga
Synopsis
Tatanga, the villain from Super Mario Land, escapes from a Game Boy again. This time he hijacks a plane and space shuttle.
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It's a Small World After All Part II (Table of Contents: 7)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan; Bill Vallely
Pencils
Dennis Francis
Inks
Art Nichols
Colors
The Graduations
Letters
Jade Moede

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tatanga, conqueror-king of Sarasaland, has come from the Super Mario Land game to Earth--!
Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Mario; Pionpi; Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga
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Indexer Notes

Continued from Part I earlier in the issue. No credits are listed on this specific story. Credits recorded here are based on the previous story.

International Enquistor - July 20, 1990 (Table of Contents: 8)

Game Boy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; adventure
Synopsis
A simulated newspaper page. One of the articles is based on the events of the story "It's a Small World After All."
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The Legend of Zelda (Table of Contents: 9)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Rodney Ramos (credited)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
Janet Jackson (credited as J. Jackson)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Ganon; Impa; Link; Princess Zelda
Synopsis
The legend of the three triforces of Hyrule.
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Missing in Action (Table of Contents: 10)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Rodney Ramos (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Ganon; Link; Princess Zelda; The Daria; Ironknuckle; Catherine (Link's horse)
Synopsis
Zelda flees the kingdom to protect her triforce but Link follows to protect her.
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Secrets of the Triforce (Table of Contents: 11)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Ken Penders (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
Christiaan (credited)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Ganon; Link; Princess Zelda
Synopsis
A profile of the Triforces of Wisdom, Power and Courage.
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Trust Me (Table of Contents: 12)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Dick Rockwell (credited as Richard Rockwell)
Inks
Don Hudson (credited)
Colors
Andrea Brooks (credited); The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Ganon; Link; Princess Zelda
Synopsis
The sorcerer Ganon turns the people of a village against Link and Princess Zelda.
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Thief in the Night (Table of Contents: 13)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Mark Pacella (credited)
Inks
Andy Mushynsky (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bagu; Link; Princess Zelda
Synopsis
Link's friend Bagu comes to visit, but someone attempts to steal the Triforce of Wisdom.
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Zelda's Consumer Tips (Table of Contents: 14)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Art Nichols (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
Heather Eatman (credited)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Link; Princess Zelda
Synopsis
A humorous tale on the moral of spending money wisely.
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The Power (Table of Contents: 15)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Dick Rockwell (credited as Richard Rockwell)
Inks
Don Hudson (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade) (credited)

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ganon; Link; Princess Zelda; Darknut; Wall Master; Goriya
Synopsis
While searching Death Mountain for a stolen statue, Link obtains the Triforce of Power.
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The Price (Table of Contents: 16)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Art Nichols (credited)
Inks
Don Hudson (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ganon; Link; Princess Zelda; Goriya
Synopsis
Link learns the price of using power without wisdom as he begins to transform into a new Ganon.
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The Compleat Hero (Table of Contents: 17)

The Legend of Zelda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bryan Leys (credited as Bryan D. Leys)
Pencils
Dick Rockwell (credited as Richard Rockwell)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
Kingman Huie (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Ganon; Link; Princess Zelda; The Daria
Synopsis
A lesson from Link on how to be a hero.
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Welcome to Videoland (Table of Contents: 18)

Captain N / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Bob Layton (credited)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
John Cebollero (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Samus Aran; Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Duke; Eggplant Wizard; King Hippo; Kid Icarus; Donkey Kong; Little Mac; Mother Brain; Princess Lana
Synopsis
An introduction to characters appearing in Captain N stories.
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All's Well That Ends Swell (Table of Contents: 19)

Captain N / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bryan Leys (credited as Brian Leys)
Pencils
Art Nichols (credited)
Inks
John Cebollero (credited)
Colors
Sean Grissom (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
adventure; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Duke; Kid Icarus; Mother Brain; Princess Lana
Synopsis
Captain N and friends explore the Well of Despair in search of a powerful weapon to combat Mother Brain.
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The Item (Table of Contents: 20)

Captain N / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Vallely (credited); Mark McClellan (credited)
Pencils
Bob Layton (credited)
Inks
Dan Panosian (credited)
Colors
Meridee Mandio (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Mother Brain
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Money Changes Everything (Table of Contents: 21)

Captain N / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors
Janet Jackson (credited as J. Jackson); The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Samus Aran; Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Kid Icarus; Princess Lana
Synopsis
Captain N and friends are raiding Metroid asteroid when they encounter Samus Aran, who is on the same mission.
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Every Dog Has Its Day (Table of Contents: 22)

Captain N / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bryan Leys (credited as Bryan D. Leys)
Pencils
Rodney Ramos (credited)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
John Cebollero (credited)
Letters
Dan McKinnon (credited)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Duke; Kid Icarus; Mother Brain; Princess Lana; Uranos
Synopsis
Uranos learns the Palace of Power has only one guard, so he sends his skeleton warriors on a raid.
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Nervous Meltdown (Table of Contents: 23)

Captain N / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
James Brock (credited)
Inks
Wanderlei Silva (credited as Wansi)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Duke; Eggplant Wizard; King Hippo; Kid Icarus; Mother Brain; Princess Lana
Synopsis
The N team have to save Mother Brain when she is infected with a computer virus.
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Indexer Notes

All the stories have the creators collectively grouped without specific credits.

Video-Town (Table of Contents: 24)

Captain N / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Joe Quesada (credited as Joe Q)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors
Christiaan (credited)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Synopsis
Information on the city of Video-Town.
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A Dog's Life (Table of Contents: 25)

Captain N / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bryan Leys (credited as Bryan D. Leys)
Pencils
Bob Layton (credited)
Inks
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Duke; King Hippo; Kid Icarus; Mother Brain; Princess Lana
Synopsis
Captain N and Duke, his dog, get their brains reversed.
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Villains' Do's and Don'ts (Table of Contents: 26)

Captain N / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Don Hudson (credited)
Inks
José Marzán Jr. (credited as Jose Marzan)
Colors
John Cebollero (credited)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Samus Aran; Captain N [Kevin Keene]; Eggplant Wizard; Kid Icarus; Mother Brain; Princess Lana; Uranos
Reprints

The Coming of a Hero (Table of Contents: 27)

Metroid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
James Brock (credited)
Inks
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors
Kathryn Bolinger (credited)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Samus Aran (origin); Kraid; Mother Brain; Ridley; Metroids
Synopsis
The origin of Samus Aran, leading into her fight against Mother Brain and the Metroids.
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[Profile of Metroid Asteroid] (Table of Contents: 28)

Metroid / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Mickey Ritter (credited)
Inks
Jan Harpes (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Mother Brain
Synopsis
A profile highlight portions of Metroid, the asteroid base of Mother Brain.
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Deceit Du Jour (Table of Contents: 29)

Metroid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek (credited)
Inks
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations); Joe Quesada (credited as Joe Q)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, why should I hire you?
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Samus Aran; Mother Brain; Big Time
Synopsis
As Samus explores the Metroid asteroid, she is captured by rival bounty hunter, Big Time. Big Time escorts Samus to his client, Mother Brain.
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The First Fight (Table of Contents: 30)

Punch-Out!! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
sports
Characters
Doc Lewis; Little Mac
Synopsis
Little Mac, a losing boxer, meets Doc Lewis, a former heavyweight contender.
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Indexer Notes

One name from the credits ("Diane Dua") appears to be cut off by a strip of yellow spanning the top of the page.

Outsiders (Table of Contents: 31)

Punch-Out!! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Inks
José Marzán Jr. (credited as Jose Marzan)
Colors
John Cebollero (credited); Sean Grissom (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monday Night in the World Video Boxing Association arena in Tokyo, Japan...
Genre
sports
Characters
Piston Honda; Doc Lewis; Little Mac
Synopsis
Little Mac fights Piston Honda, but is conflicted because he learns Honda intends to use the prize money to build a school in a poor village.
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Keywords
boxing; Tokyo

Fox and Hounds (Table of Contents: 32)

Punch-Out!! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bryan Leys (credited as Bryan D. Leys)
Pencils
Don Hudson (credited)
Inks
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another night... another fight.
Genre
sports
Characters
Doc Lewis; Little Mac; Super-Macho Man; Vonnie; Reg
Synopsis
Little Mac is drawn into high society by a beautiful fan. Her jealous ex sets up a gauntlet event, where Little Mac runs through the city while fighting off one hundred men - with the final opponent being Super-Macho Man.
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Keywords
boxing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain N; Game Boy; The Legend of Zelda; Punch-Out!!
  2. 1. The Best of the Nintendo Comics System
    Captain N; The Legend of Zelda; Super Mario Bros.
  3. 2. Start
  4. 3. Welcome!
  5. 4. In the Palm of Your Hand...
    Game Boy
  6. 5. In the Palm of Your Hand... Part II
    Game Boy
  7. 6. It's a Small World After All
    Game Boy
  8. 7. It's a Small World After All Part II
    Game Boy
  9. 8. International Enquistor - July 20, 1990
    Game Boy
  10. 9. The Legend of Zelda
    The Legend of Zelda
  11. 10. Missing in Action
    The Legend of Zelda
  12. 11. Secrets of the Triforce
    The Legend of Zelda
  13. 12. Trust Me
    The Legend of Zelda
  14. 13. Thief in the Night
    The Legend of Zelda
  15. 14. Zelda's Consumer Tips
    The Legend of Zelda
  16. 15. The Power
    The Legend of Zelda
  17. 16. The Price
    The Legend of Zelda
  18. 17. The Compleat Hero
    The Legend of Zelda
  19. 18. Welcome to Videoland
    Captain N
  20. 19. All's Well That Ends Swell
    Captain N
  21. 20. The Item
    Captain N
  22. 21. Money Changes Everything
    Captain N
  23. 22. Every Dog Has Its Day
    Captain N
  24. 23. Nervous Meltdown
    Captain N
  25. 24. Video-Town
    Captain N
  26. 25. A Dog's Life
    Captain N
  27. 26. Villains' Do's and Don'ts
    Captain N
  28. 27. The Coming of a Hero
    Metroid
  29. 28. [Profile of Metroid Asteroid]
    Metroid
  30. 29. Deceit Du Jour
    Metroid
  31. 30. The First Fight
    Punch-Out!!
  32. 31. Outsiders
    Punch-Out!!
  33. 32. Fox and Hounds
    Punch-Out!!
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