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L.I. Underhill is a media critic and historian specializing in pop culture, with a focus on science fiction (especially Star Trek) and video games. Their projects include a critical history of Star Trek told through the narrative of a war in time, a “heretical” history of The Legend of Zelda series and a literary postmodern reading of Jim Davis' Garfield.


  1. Sean Dillon
    August 17, 2016 @ 6:12 pm

    This series is looking to be a fun one. Here’s hoping for an entry on the Nintendo Power comic, which is perhaps the medium in which I interact with Zelda the most (particularly Zelda web comics including Rule 63 Link going on adventures with “non Rule 63” Zelda and remarking on the nature of heroism and why anyone could be the chosen one and one that I’ve been following since middle school/early high school about Gannon ruling Hyrule since Zelda was born (which I’m not sure if it holds up in the long term as it’s serialized every 3 pages)).


    • Josh Marsfelder
      August 17, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

      That webcomic sounds particularly interesting in light of this series’ planned endpoint.


    • Froborr
      August 17, 2016 @ 8:12 pm

      Speaking of, anybody know what happened with all the Nintendo Power scans on the Internet Archive? They seemed to be there last week, and now they’re gone. Which is sad, because I wanted to reread the Nintendo Power comic, it’s pretty great. (Among other things, AFAIK, it introduced the idea of Zelda-with-light-arrows and Link-with-Master-Sword taking on Ganon together, years before the games did.)


      • 01d55
        August 19, 2016 @ 4:22 am

        I was under the impression that Nintendo served a takedown notice regarding the Nintendo Power scans.


  2. The Flan in the High Castle
    August 19, 2016 @ 12:35 pm

    I’m quite intrigued to see what you make of Nintendo’s official Zelda timeline, when and if you decide to tackle it. There’s something morbidly fascinating about their retroactive attempt to confine a mythic story cycle to a rigid chronology, almost like the originally simple series is being swallowed up by its own accumulated canon. Actually, I sort of wish they’d try the same thing on Mario, if only to witness the confusion and fury that would follow.


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