Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS

Artist Bill Mudron shipped out the first issue of The Nintendo History System this week, the first chapter in an 8-part series that offers a fun, historical look at the company's rise from playing card manufacturer to video game giant.

I ordered a copy of the prologue (which quickly sold out) and Mr. Mudron was kind enough to include a bunch of gorgeously designed extras—like those Link and Last Guardian prints. For a quick look at the first issue, which "covers the period between the founding of Nintendo in 1889 and Gunpei Yokoi's promotion to chief toy designer at Nintendo in 1970," check out some pics in the gallery.

Keep an eye peeled for a potential reprint at Mudron's store, which has plenty of other great things one can buy.

Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS

Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS

Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS

Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS

Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS

Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS

Flipping Through The Nintendo History SystemS