I've identified with a lot of Dinosaur Comics strips, but I don't think any of them have ever spoken to me quite as much as the one where T-Rex talks about how Nintendo is the only corporation that he thinks of as a friend. As I've said before here at CA, I've spent more time with Mario than I have with most members of my own immediate family, and that's not a decision I regret. And if you have similar feelings and also love comics by amazingly talented young creators --- which I assume is why you're here in the first place --- then I've got something that you're probably going to want to check out.
Zinetendo, a new full-color, 46-page zine devoted entirely to Nintendo's greatest hits, is available for pre-order now, and it's awesome. Check out some of my favorite pieces below!
Originally funded via Kickstarter and edited by Liz Enright, Zinetendo features contributions from 27 creators, all of whom have focused on a game associated with Nintendo. As you might expect, that means that there's a whole lot of Zelda-related content --- including the pretty fantastic piece by Khary Randolph above --- but there's also plenty of stuff in there devoted to Animal Crossing, Pikmin and, of course, Pokémon.
They even get a surprising amount of content in there based on Battletoads, which, while not actually a game made by Nintendo, is certainly one of the most memorable (and frustrating) experiences in NES history.
In addition to the pin-ups, Zinetendo also includes short-form sequential stories that take place both in the worlds of the games --- like Scott Stripling's piece on the frustration of Dragon Warrior's random encounter rate --- as well as stories about the experience of playing the games, like Erin Gladstone's tribute to Pokémon:
Zinetendo is currently up for pre-order on Gumroad for $10 and $5 shipping. To see the full roster of creators and get more information --- information that may or may not include a discount code for your pre-order --- check out zinetendozine.tumblr.com.
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