Make Sure You Grab This The Legend Of Zelda Comic Book This Weekend

by Robert Workman

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This weekend is already shaping up to be quite amazing. Not only do we get to enjoy the Star Wars related May the 4th (and Revenge of the 5th), but we also get the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie to enjoy – as well as Free Comic Book Day!

The annual event takes place this Saturday, and comic book shops around the world are already planning to offer up plenty of free reading for fans to enjoy, including popular favorites and a few oddball selections that are sure to catch some folks off guard.

Well, better make room for one more, as an official comic book based on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will also be making the rounds. Featuring a story and art by Akira Himekawa, the book will feature a fun spin-off tale from the popular video game, which originally came out for the GameCube and Wii, before seeing a remaster treatment for the Wii U last year.

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The official comic book description is as follows: “Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards' power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.”

In addition to the main comic book tale, the Free Comic Book Day book also features excerpts from the manga adaptations of both The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (the full edition) as well as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Legendary Edition. You can read more on the special Free Comic Book issue here, and get a preview for your troubles.

This is a must for Legend of Zelda fans, especially those who are currently invested in the breathtaking The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for either the Wii U or the Nintendo Switch. And it never hurts to have one more goodie in your Zelda collection, right?

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.