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Captain N Comics

In the late 80's and early 90's, most gamers were familiar with Captain N the Game Master Saturday morning TV show. Though Mother Brain was the main antagonist, not a single episode featured our gal Samus. The Valiant-published Captain N Comics, however, made up for that. These comics were the first to depict a backstory for Samus, as well as long blonde hair and a greedy personality, but has since been retconned by Nintendo.

Included:
  1. The Best of the Nintendo Comics System
  2. Welcome to Videoland - Money Changes Everything
  3. The Happy Zone
  4. The Fabulous Powers of Captain N
  5. Prison World - Breakout
  6. Garbage World
  7. The Master Machine
Metroid Prime Comics
The Metroid Prime comics were published in late 2002 in Nintendo Power issues 164-166. Created by Dreamwave, a subsidiary of Dark Horse Comics, this comic features a short, 24-page version of the Metroid Prime storyline. Artistic license has been taken with the story and it is somewhat inconsistent with the game, such as having Samus fight Thardus in the Chozo Ruins.
Super Metroid Comics

The Super Metroid comics, drawn and written by Benimaru Itoh, were released in Nintendo Power issues 57 to 61 in the summer of 1994. They contain a highly paraphrased version of the game's storyline, and the introduction of new characters such as Old Bird, Chairman Keaton and Armstrong Houston.

Included:
  • Chapter 1: Red Alarm!
  • Chapter 2: Zebes Rising
  • Chapter 3: Back to the Nest
  • Chapter 4: Samus' Story
  • Chapter 5: The Final Battle

English (Translated) Manga

Metroid E-Manga Conversion (English)
This is the first two chapters of the Metroid Manga, in color form. The images from the E-Manga were reassembled panel by panel, determined by the pages of the real manga. Created exclusively for the MDb!
Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether (English)

Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether is a rare manga available for the first time in English! The story retells Samus' adventures from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. It was published in Comic Bom Bom from July 2005 - January 2006. Its acquisition was made possible through site ads.

Included:
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
Metroid, Volume 1 (English)

Never released on Western shores, the Metroid manga is the "official" story of Samus's tragic past. The 16 chapter story is split into two separate volumes, and is the longest and most detailed account of Samus's adventures published in comic form. The manga starts from Samus's humble beginnings as a innocent child, and ends with her raid of the planet Zebes from Zero Mission.

This is cleaned scan and English translation of the original Japanese version.

Included:
  • Chapter 1: Invasion
  • Chapter 2: Destiny
  • Chapter 3: First Battle
  • Chapter 4: Threat
  • Chapter 5: Crisis
  • Chapter 6: Infiltration
  • Chapter 7: Impact
Metroid, Volume 2 (English)

Volume 2 of the Metroid Manga.

This is cleaned scan and English translation of the original Japanese version.

Included:
  • Chapter 8: Scar
  • Chapter 9: Counterattack
  • Chapter 10: Phoenix I
  • Chapter 11: Phoenix II
  • Chapter 12: Phoenix III
  • Chapter 13: Hunter
  • Chapter 14: Confidence
  • Chapter 15: Tooth and Nail
  • Chapter 16: The Successors
Pirates (English)
"Pirates" is a Metroid Prime Hunters Doujinshi created by a Japanese artist who goes by the name of "marsspider." The art style, however, is extremely well-rendered and worth looking at. Unlike most doujin, this does not depict any gratuitous sexual acts, though a small amount of artistic nudity can be seen. Sylux and Weavel make appearances, making it a must-see for Hunters fans!

This is Metroid Database's exclusive English translation of the Pirates doujinshi!
Pirates (German)
German version of the Metroid Prime Hunters: Pirates doujin by Mars Spider. Translation overseen by m4dguy of German Wikitroid.
Samus and Joey, Volume 1 (English)

This is the MDb's exclusive copy of Metroid: Samus and Joey! This 3-volume manga was published by Bom Bom Comics and released in 2003 in Japan. It is a non-canon story about Joey, who nominates himself as Samus' first disciple after being saved by her from a deadly Space Pirate attack on his village. Also contains the one-off Metroid Fusion: Special Edition - Rebirth of Samus.

Included:
  • Chapter 1: Legendary Bounty Hunter
  • Chapter 2: Terrible Bioweapon
  • Chapter 3: Multiply! Megaroid
  • Chapter 4: Joey's Secret Plan
  • Chapter 5: Father's Memento - Field Knuckle
  • Metroid Fusion Special Edition: Rebirth of Samus
Samus and Joey, Volume 2 (English)

Volume 2 of Samus and Joey. In this volume, the team conducts a rescue mission on an arctic planet while Joey finds a new friend. This version has been translated into English.

Included:
  • Chapter 6: Emergency! Rescue Mission to an Evil Planet
  • Chapter 7: Approaching Shadows: Mad Devil Beasts
  • Chapter 8: Lost! And a Determined Attack
  • Chapter 9: Mother Protected by His Father's Fists
  • Chapter 10: Handshake of Friendship: Bioroid Delta III
  • Chapter 11: Heavy Trigger: To Stop a Friend Gone Berserk
Samus and Joey, Volume 3 (English)

Samus and Joey are at it again in the final installment of the manga series by Idzuki Kouji. This version has been translated into English.

Included:
  • Chapter 12: Suspicious Dark Shadows, Different Interiors
  • Chapter 13: Demon Planet - A Dash for Hope
  • Chapter 14: Arrival of the Ultimate Warrior!!
  • Chapter 15: A Hammberblow of Justice!
  • Chapter 16: Chopper Approaches ~ The Trap Begins to Close(Coming Soon!)
  • Chapter 17: Lost Power ~ A Determined Voyage(Coming Soon!)
Shounen Oh Game Comics - Super Metroid Manga (English)
The Shonen Oh! comics are short, 4-panel manga strips with some Metroid-related humor. This version has been translated to English from its original Japanese.
Wanpakku Metroid Manga Strategy Guide (English)

At last, we finally have the first appearance of Samus and pals in comic book form, published by Wanpakku Comics in 1986. This huge, 195-page game guide is not only beneficial in playing through the original NES Metroid, it's an entertaining manga as well! This is an English translation of the original Japanese scan.

Included:
  • Part 1 - Introduction, Brinstar A
  • Part 2 - Brinstar B, Norfair A
  • Part 3 - Norfair B, Ridley
  • Part 4 - Kraid, Tourian, Mother Brain

Japanese (Original) Manga

Metroid E-Manga Conversion, (Japanese)
This is the first two chapters of the Metroid Manga, in color form. The color images from the E-Manga were reassembled panel by panel, determined by the pages of the real manga. Created exclusively for the MDb!
Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether (Japanese)

Metroid Prime 2: Episode of Aether is a short, officially licensed manga published in a Japanese comic magazine, Comic Bom Bom. It is a summarizing story of what happens at the beginning of Metroid Prime 2.

Its acquisition was made possible through site ads.

Included:
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
Metroid, Volume 1 (Japanese)

Never released on Western shores, the Metroid manga is the "official" story of Samus's tragic past. The 16 chapter story is split into two separate volumes, and is the longest and most detailed account of Samus's adventures published in comic form. The manga starts from Samus's humble beginnings as a innocent child, and ends with her raid of the planet Zebes from Zero Mission.

This is a raw scan of the original manga.

Included:
  • Chapter 1: Invasion
  • Chapter 2: Destiny
  • Chapter 3: First Battle
  • Chapter 4: Threat
  • Chapter 5: Crisis
  • Chapter 6: Infiltration
  • Chapter 7: Impact
Metroid, Volume 2 (Japanese)

Volume 2 of the Metroid Manga.

This is a raw scan of the original manga.

Included:
  • Chapter 8: Scar
  • Chapter 9: Counterattack
  • Chapter 10: Phoenix I
  • Chapter 11: Phoenix II
  • Chapter 12: Phoenix III
  • Chapter 13: Hunter
  • Chapter 14: Confidence
  • Chapter 15: Tooth and Nail
  • Chapter 16: The Successors
Pirates (Japanese)
"Pirates" is a Metroid Prime Hunters Doujinshi created by a Japanese artist who goes by the name of "marsspider." The art style, however, is extremely well-rendered and worth looking at. Unlike most doujin, this does not depict any gratuitous sexual acts, though a small amount of artistic nudity can be seen. Sylux and Weavel make appearances, making it a must-see for Hunters fans!
Samus and Joey, Volume 1 (Japanese)

This is the MDb's exclusive copy of Metroid: Samus and Joey! This 3-volume manga was published by Bom Bom Comics and released in 2003 in Japan. It is a non-canon story about Joey, who nominates himself as Samus' first disciple after being saved by her from a deadly Space Pirate attack on his village.

Included:
  • Chapter 1: Legendary Bounty Hunter
  • Chapter 2: Terrible Bioweapon
  • Chapter 3: Multiply! Megaroid
  • Chapter 4: Joey's Secret Plan
  • Chapter 5: Father's Memento - Field Knuckle
  • Metroid Fusion Special Edition: Rebirth of Samus
Samus and Joey, Volume 2 (Japanese)

Volume 2 of Samus and Joey. In this volume, the team conducts a rescue mission on an arctic planet, and Joey finds a new friend. This is the original Japanese version by Dezuki Kouji.

Included:
  • Chapter 6: Emergency! Rescue Mission to an Evil Planet
  • Chapter 7: Approaching Shadows: Mad Devil Beasts
  • Chapter 8: Lost! And a Determined Attack
  • Chapter 9: Mother Protected by His Father's Fists
  • Chapter 10: Handshake of Friendship: Bioroid Delta III
Samus and Joey, Volume 3 (Japanese)
Samus and Joey are at it again in the final installment of the manga series by Idzuki Kouji. Included:
  • Chapter 12: Suspicious Dark Shadows, Different Interiors
  • Chapter 13: Demon Planet - A Dash for Hope
  • Chapter 14: Arrival of the Ultimate Warrior!!
  • Chapter 15: A Hammberblow of Justice!
  • Chapter 16: Chopper Approaches ~ The Trap Begins to Close(Coming Soon!)
  • Chapter 17: Lost Power ~ A Determined Voyage(Coming Soon!)
Shounen Oh Game Comics - Super Metroid Manga (Japanese)
The Shonen Oh! comics are short, 4-panel manga strips with some Metroid-related humor. This is the original Japanese scan.
Wanpakku Metroid Manga Strategy Guide (Japanese)

At last, we finally have the first appearance of Samus and pals in comic book form, published by Wanpakku Comics in 1986. This huge, 195-page game guide is not only beneficial in playing through the original NES Metroid, it's an entertaining manga as well! This is the original, raw Japanese scan.

Included:
  • Part 1 - Introduction, Brinstar A
  • Part 2 - Brinstar B, Norfair A
  • Part 3 - Norfair B, Ridley
  • Part 4 - Kraid, Tourian, Mother Brain
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