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[Book Review] THE LEGEND OF ZELDA ENCYCLOPEDIA from Dark Horse Comics

by Joshua Winchester
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PopCultHQ received a review copy of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia from Dark Horse ComicsAvailable this Wednesday, June 20th, this comprehensive guide features 328 pages of everything from the original series up to and including Twilight Princess!

Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of the NCBD debut of…

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia cover

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia cover

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition cover

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition cover

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

This 328-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD.

A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This tome, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!

* An exhaustive compendium of everything from the
first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda.

* An expansion of information from The Legend of Zelda timeline.

* Rare development sketches of your favorite characters.

* An extensive database of items and enemies.

PopCultHQ’s Book Review:


Encyclopedias are books of knowledge and information. And unfortunately at times they can be a bit dry and hard to read. That is not the case with the Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. Not only is it engaging to read, but it breaks down all the information. This makes it more accessible and comprehensible to those who are new to the Zelda games and want to learn more about the world, the history and everything related to the overall saga of Link.


Any good gaming encyclopedia has art that is as engaging as the words. This Legend of Zelda book has pictures to spare on every page. Long-time fans of the games will appreciate seeing these images tied to specific descriptions of characters, locations, creatures and objects. One extra-special treat is the character files on Link, Zelda and Ganondorf have pictures across each game in the series showing their character’s evolution from pixels to full-fledged digital renderings.

PopCultHQ’s Rating:

PopCultHQ Rating - 5 Stars

PopCultHQ Rating – 5 Stars

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA ENCYCLOPEDIA can be purchased at your
local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, June 20th!

About Dark Horse:

For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan, Tomb RaiderHaloThe Witcher,SerenityGame of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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