Lots of video game comics hit comics shops in the U.S. this week. That includes an adaptation of one of the least-discussed Zelda games ever made: The Minish Cap. Plus, Sonic is back. Yes, Sonic comics!
Free Realms #4 (of 12) Written by J.S. Lewis. Drawn by Jon Buran. Summary Via Publisher Wildstorm Entertainment: Based on the hit virtual world with over 3 million users worldwide! When Dane and Maya return to Briarwood, Darkthorne's followers accuse them of trying to assassinate the sorceress with a deadly poison. Now the pair must survive the darkest corners of Briarwood as they search for an alchemist who can prove their innocence!
Mirror's Edge (trade paperback) Written by Rhianna Pratchett. Drawn by Matthew Dow Smith. Summary Via Publisher Wildstorm Entertainment: The 6-issue miniseries based on the Electronic Arts video game is collected! Faith is a Runner in the city - a courier who delivers sensitive cargo by traversing the rooftops of the city's skyscrapers. But how did she come by this unique trade...and what secrets from her past may affect her future?
American McGee's Grimm Vol. 01 Written by Dwight L. MacPherson. Drawn by Grant Bond. Summary Via Website Things From Another World: In American McGee's Grimm (the popular video game series available at GameTap.com), the player controls Grimm, a dwarf who creates a trail of destruction wherever he goes. Sick of how happy fairy tales have become, Grimm makes it his mission to revert the lighthearted yarns to their darker original versions with his patented butt-stomping chaos. Now he's set his wicked sights on comic books, and the funny pages will never be the same again...
The Legend of Zelda Vol 8: The Minish Cap Written and drawn by Akira Himekawa. Summary Via Publisher Viz Media: On the day of the Picori Festival, Link and Princess Zelda go to watch the sword-fighting tournament. The winner is a strange man named Vaati, who has come to claim the Light Force which is sealed within the Bound Chest. When the Light Force turns up missing, Vaati turns Princess Zelda to stone! To save his friend, Link needs the power of the Picori Blade, but only a certain master swordsmith can reforge it. Can Link find the pieces of the broken sword before Vaati does?
Pokemon Adventures Vol. 4 Written and drawn Hidenori Kusaka. Summary Via Publisher Viz Media: Pokémon trainer Red goes off on a training challenge and...never comes back! But a tired and tattered Pikachu manages to return home by himself. A mysterious young trainer in yellow befriends Pikachu, and together they set out to find our missing hero!
And watch out for Team Rocket, Yellow Caballero... Could they be behind Red's mysterious disappearance?
Sonic The Hedgehog #207 Written by Ian Flynn. Drawn by James Fry. Summary Via Publisher Archie Comics: "Blackout": The Iron King wants the force-field over Sonic's home city gone, so he heads to its power source: the radioactive remains of Robotropolis! This could spell doom for our heroes - not to mention the surrounding environment! As Sonic races to the rescue, Princess Sally finally comes to a pivotal personal decision. PLUS: "The Iron Queen:" The second half of this intriguing new villainess' thrilling origin is revealed!
Street Fighter: Legends of Chun-Li Vol. 2 (trade paperback) Summary Via comics website Comixology : She's the strongest woman in the world! But before Chun-li was a no-nonsense Interpol officer she was a fresh recruit in the Hong Kong Police. SF Legends: Chun-li takes a trip through Street Fighter history throwing a young Chun-li's into her first encounter with the criminal Shadaloo organisation. Expect appearances by Dan, Gen, Fei Long, Sagat, and more Street Fighter favourites!
Street Fighter Vol. 5: Kick It Into Turbo Summary Via comics website Comixology: The World Warriors battle across Hong Kong, Japan, and America to secure their spots in the ultimate competition - the Street Fighter Tournament! Fan favourites Ryu, Chun-li, Guile, Sakura, Cammy, and dozens more compete in what might be their final fight! Contains Street Fighter II Turbo #1-6, plus the 6-page Turbo story from Street Fighter Remix #0.