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Captain N: The Game Master is a comic series published by Valiant Comics between May and September 1990.[1] It is based on the Captain N: The Game Master animated television series from 19891991, but also includes other Nintendo characters. It was generally more serious in tone than the cartoon series. Third party characters were not featured, and there was more original content not related to NES games.

Characters[]

The N Team[]

  1. Kevin Keene (Captain N)
  2. Princess Lana
  3. Samus Aran
  4. Kid Icarus
  5. Duke

The League of Darkness[]

  1. Mother Brain
  2. King Hippo
  3. Eggplant Wizard
  4. Uranos

Minor Characters[]

See: list of Captain N: The Game Master characters

Comic Book Stories[]

The comic book stories were originally printed in two separate titles: Captain N: The Game Master and Nintendo Comics System. The stories are presented here in rough chronological order by month with Nintendo Comics System stories arbitrarily presented before Captain N: The Game Master stories in July.

  1. Welcome to Videoland
  2. All's Well That Ends Swell
  3. The Fruit and Vegetable War
  4. Every Dog Has Its Day
  5. Money Changes Everything
  6. The Happy Zone
  7. Villains' Do's and Don'ts
  8. The Item
  9. Just a Dog
  10. The Master Machine
  11. The Coming of a Hero
  12. Metroid
  13. Deceit Du Jour
  14. Nervous Meltdown
  15. The Fabulous Powers of Captain N
  16. Video-Town
  17. A Dog's Life
  18. The Real Game Master
  19. Secrets of the Warp Zones
  20. Videoland Guidebook: Prisonworld
  21. Breakout
  22. A King of Shreds and Patches
  23. Videoland Guidebook: Garbageworld
  24. From the World of Metroid: Samus Aran's Starship Hunter IV
  25. Videoland Guidebook: The Locker
  26. When Friends Fall Out

Reception and Legacy[]

No Internet feedback on the comic books dating from the time of their original publication has yet been discovered.

However, today, the comic books are generally viewed as being vastly superior to the cartoon series - primarily for the inclusion of Samus Aran and the absence of Simon Belmont and Mega Man.

The comic book series faded to obscurity, compared to the cartoon series, after the original publication in 1990, but it has received new exposure through the Internet since the late 1990s, thanks to the online fandom.

References[]

  1. Nintendo (English). Valiant Firsts. Retrieved on 22 June 2024.
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