Rare '90s Zelda Comic Getting Official Re-release, Check Out the New Cover

The comic series from legendary artist Ishinomori will be available again in May for the first time in over two decades.

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If you were a Nintendo Power subscriber back in 1992, you probably remember a series of The Legend of Zelda comics drawn by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori that retold the story of A Link to the Past. But outside of a standalone book for subscribers, the series has been out of print for over two decades.

Luckily, Viz comics is gearing up for a re-issue. The original appeared as a serial through issues of the Nintendo Power magazine before being offered as a standalone paperback. On Ebay, those original printings sell for $40 to $50.

Viz showed off the new cover for the book and a release date of 5/5/15 through a post on Twitter.

With all the exciting Hyrule news, it almost feels like the year of Zelda. We're also getting a 3D remaster of Majora's Mask next month on 3DS and the long-awaited Wii U entry in the series is coming sometime this year. The only thing we have left to hear about is making the Wii entries in the Zelda series, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, available on the Wii U e-shop channel. Though given the recent press of returning classic games, that seems like a very real possibility.

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