(1990)

Acclaim / Valiant, 1990 Series
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Price
9.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Valiant
Brand
Valiant
Barcode
716892020018

Issue Notes

This issue includes a loose 9 cm x 15 cm subscription card featuring artwork of Mario jumping on a Goomba.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain N; The Legend of Zelda; Super Mario Bros. / cover / 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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Start (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Comics for Nintendo players!

The Legend (Table of Contents: 2)

Super Mario Bros. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bowser; Luigi; Mario; Mushroom King; Toad; Princess Toadstool
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Just Deserts (Table of Contents: 3)

Super Mario Bros. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Walker (credited)
Pencils
John Costanza (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
Kingman Huie (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bowser; Luigi; Mario; Mushroom King
Reprints

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Legend of Zelda / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Welcome to Videoland (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

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 First Fight (Table of Contents: 7)

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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Keywords
boxing

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: 8)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; Tokyo

The Fish That Should've Gotten Away (Table of Contents: 9)

Super Mario Bros. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
Art Nichols (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
Janet Jackson (credited as J. Jackson)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mario; Stanley
Synopsis
The talking fish Stanley keeps pestering Mario.
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Indexer Notes

The page previous to this story states that the story was created on stage in front of news and TV cameras at a press conference that announced Nintendo Comics System. It says that "The Fish That Should've Gotten Away" was the first story created for the series.

Public Service Announcement (Table of Contents: 10)

Super Mario Bros. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
Art Nichols (credited)
Inks
Jan Harpes (credited)
Colors
Janet Jackson (credited as J. Jackson)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Luigi; Mario; Toad; Princess Toadstool
Reprints

The Mario Bros. Guide to Grooming Your Moustache (Table of Contents: 11)

Super Mario Bros. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Walker (credited)
Pencils
Nate Butler (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
Deirdre Leber (credited)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Luigi; Mario
Synopsis
Luigi demonstrates various moustache styles using Mario.
Reprints

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 12)

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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Assault (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Rodney Ramos (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Joe Rubenstein)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Ganon; Link; Miff; Princess Zelda; Molblin; Vire
Synopsis
Link adventures through a dungeon to rescue Zelda, who has been captured by Ganon.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in "Choices" on the next page.

Choices (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Rodney Ramos (credited)
Inks
Dan Panosian (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yield, Princess Zelda!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Ganon; Impa (flashback); Link; Miff; Princess Zelda; Darknut
Synopsis
Believing that Link is dead, Zelda escapes and travels through the dungeon to slay Ganon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from the previous story, "Assault."

The Adventures of Dirk Drain-Head (Table of Contents: 15)

Super Mario Bros. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
Dan Danglo (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Luigi; Mario; Princess Toadstool
Reprints

You Again? (Table of Contents: 16)

Super Mario Bros. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
John Costanza (credited)
Inks
P. Zorito (credited)
Colors
Kingman Huie (credited)
Letters
Karen Merbaum (credited)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mario; Toad; Princess Toadstool
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Nintendo Comics System / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain N; The Legend of Zelda; Super Mario Bros.
  2. 1. Start
  3. 2. The Legend
    Super Mario Bros.
  4. 3. Just Deserts
    Super Mario Bros.
  5. 4. [untitled]
    The Legend of Zelda
  6. 5. Welcome to Videoland
    Captain N
  7. 6. All's Well That Ends Swell
    Captain N
  8. 7. The First Fight
    Punch-Out!!
  9. 8. Outsiders
    Punch-Out!!
  10. 9. The Fish That Should've Gotten Away
    Super Mario Bros.
  11. 10. Public Service Announcement
    Super Mario Bros.
  12. 11. The Mario Bros. Guide to Grooming Your Moustache
    Super Mario Bros.
  13. 12. [untitled]
    The Legend of Zelda
  14. 13. Assault
    The Legend of Zelda
  15. 14. Choices
    The Legend of Zelda
  16. 15. The Adventures of Dirk Drain-Head
    Super Mario Bros.
  17. 16. You Again?
    Super Mario Bros.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Nintendo Comics System
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