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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.

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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.

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Illustration for article titled Flipping Through The Nintendo History System
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Illustration for article titled Flipping Through The Nintendo History System
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Man, and I thought I could learn all I could know about Nintendo from their Wikipedia page.

Though I'm a bit miffed at the font inconsistency (for the subtitle, he decides to use Helvetica on the front and Arial on the back), the artwork looks well-drawn and illustrates the history of the company well. Is there any word to the extent of research that Murdon made for this series?