Early Rev of Nintendo Power Comic Revealed (October 13, 2020)


Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
The Art of Nintendo Power and thepmann shared this delightful version of the famous sketch where Wing Commander is featured in Nintendo Power. It was pretty awesome to be skimming the magazine in 1992 and run across this! Now you can see what it looked like in ink before being colorized.

LOAF has some additional insight below. It's very impressive that they nailed the ships!

Super cool to see the original artwork for this!
  • You can identify five distinct ships from Wing Commander I in the strip: Rapier, Hornet, Bengal, Dralthi and Krant.
  • With two drawings of Kilrathi this comic strip technicality has more art of them than the actual SNES port (where they only show up on the VDU).
The terrible punch line also kind of happens on Wing Commander Academy.

Original update published on October 13, 2020


Rear Admiral
That is pretty cool. Always happy to see more videogame history emerging and being preserved.


The Wing Commander panel of Nester's Adventures was from Volume 46, the March 1993 edition (page 35); Tiny Toons Adventures: Buster Breaks Loose was the game featured on the cover. They talked about the forthcoming StarFox and Super Strike Eagle for the SNES, among other titles.

Me, I liked the earlier versions of the Nester panels - when it was Howard and Nester - but I was sad when NP dropped it entirely...