Nintendo History System #1 cover by Bill Mudron (click for larger image and back cover). Regular Tiny Cartridge readers will recognize this as part of Mudron’s graphic novel project on the early history of Nintendo and the company’s important figures.
The back cover, which shows a screenshot of what I think is Nintendo’s odd Round Game, has this riveting blurb:
Hiroshi Yamauchi Will Devour Your Soul!
Marvel at agitated Japanese businessmen hell-bent on dominating the high-stakes world of playing-card manufacturing.
This thrilling first chapter of The Nintendo History System allows you to witness the humble birth of “The Nintendo-Koppai” playing-card company in 19th century Japan and its subsequent growth into a toy and electronics manufacturer in the 1960s.
You’ll be startled by this comic book’s amazing graphics as the CEO of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, glares at his employees from across the factory floor! You’ll be amazed by the crisp sound as you turn the page and gasp as Nintendo becomes a publicly-traded company on the Nikkei Stock Exchange!
I hope these comics will turn out immensely successful, prompting Mudron to start work on a Gunpei Yokoi spin-off that examines the Game Boy creator’s career and mysterious death (possibly uncovering Groove Raider’s clandestine involvement in the latter?!).
[Via Infinite Lives]