Super Mario Adventures Graphic Novel Debuts from VIZ Media
Super Mario Adventures returns in a brand new Super Mario Adventures Graphic Novel from VIZ Media
Super Mario Adventures is set to return in a new edition for the first time in over 20 years this fall, on October 11th. Fans in New York can join the celebration by attending the Launch Party at Nintendo NY, located in Rockefeller Center on Friday, October 7th from 6PM – 8PM. Party attendees can look forward to themed cupcakes, photo-ops with Mario and Luigi, an autograph Q&A session with VIP guests from VIZ media and then some. On top of that, attendees who purchase a copy of the Super Mario Adventures graphic novel will receive an exclusive poster as a gift with purchase. Visit: www.Nintendonyc.com and @NintendoNYC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for details.
The Super Mario Adventures graphic novel will be presented in full color and have a riotous and wacky tale featuring beloved characters Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi. The story is written by Kentaro Takekuma and the artwork is done by Charlie Nozawa. The comics originally ran in Nintendo Power magazine in 1992-11993. The graphic novel collects the full series into a single-volume edition that will receive a remastered full-color print release and have an MSRP $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN.
Here’s more information from VIZ:
In the story, the peril-plagued Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by the diabolical deadbeat BowserTM but super plumbers Mario and Luigi hatch a plan with their new friend Yoshi to rescue her. Are the Super Mario Bros.’TM plans a pipe dream? Can they stop the Koopa King before he forces the Princess to be his bride?!
“This fantastic new edition will delight legions of video game, pop culture and comic fans with imaginative adventures inspired by Mario and Luigi from the classic Super Mario Bros. games,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director for VIZ Media. “Join the fun as gaming’s most legendary pair of brothers attempt to rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of the Koopa King!”
Created by Nintendo, the Mario character first appeared in 1981 in Nintendo’s original Donkey KongTM arcade game. The red-capped, mustachioed character has become one of the most popular among fans and video games featuring Super Mario™ have sold more than 310 million units globally. Nintendo marked the official 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. in 2015 and the Mario character continues to be featured on a wide array of new consumer products each year.
SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES story writer Kentaro Kawamoto is best-known for co-authoring Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga and his most well known manga work published in English is Super Mario Adventures, which originally ran in Nintendo Power magazine and was collected in 1993 into a graphic novel edition of the same name.
SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES artist Charlie Nozawa published manga under the pen name Tamakichi Sakura. His most notable works include Shiawase No Katachi (Shapes of Happiness) and Oyaji No Wakuse (Dad’s Planet).
For additional information on SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES and other manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.