If you ever subscribed to Nintendo Power back in the day, you’ll likely remember that sandwiched between its helpful game guides were another memorable form of entertainment: comics.
The Super Mario Adventures comic, which was illustrated by Charlie Nozawa and written by Kentaro Takekuma, is a collected book of those very same strips you remember.
The book is set to release Oct. 11, and it does not disappoint in the nostalgia department. We received an advance look, thanks to Viz Media, and it was like stepping through a portal directly back to our childhood gaming days.
Nozawa’s bold, colorful style is a perfect fit with Mario and Luigi’s adventures. It’s amazing how this comic was aimed at children, yet perfectly appeals to adults more than 20 years after its original publication.
It’s also worth noting that there are several instances in the comic book that pits Peach as the one saving Mario and Luigi from danger—a nice buck to that princess-saving trend old video games have been called out for as of late.
If you want to pre-order the book, it’s only $13. No word on whether the Nintendo Power Zelda comic A Link to the Past is next up to become a book, but we’d love a chance to relive those too, if anyone happens to be listening. Pre-order it here.
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