The lost Howard and Nester adventure revealed by The Game Master himself!

Posted on September 9, 2012 - 4:20pm by Ryan Conway

Editor's Note: Normally I wouldn't make a gallery out of a single image but considering the image is big enough to be on it's own page, I figured I'd make an exception.

“Gamemaster” Howard Phillips is continuing to share some interesting and previously unknown pieces of Nintendo history on his official Facebook page. Last week, he shared an advert for an NES Knitting Machine peripheral that would never see the light of day. This week, Philips decided to share what he calls, “The Last Howard and Nester comic.”

The story behind this comic is a simple one. During his final days as a spokesman for Nintendo of America (before parting for a position at LucusFilms Games), the folks at Nintendo Power decided to create one last Howard and Nester comic for their dear friend. However, this wasn’t the typical wholesome and cutesy NES inspired adventure Nintendo Power subscribers were used to seeing.

How much of a departure was it? Well, we have a psychotically evil Howard and a surprising amount of violence and swearing....which explains why it was never published. :P

Oh and Howard isn’t wearing his bowtie. Shocking!

Fun Fact: The drug reference near the end of the comic is actually unintentional.

You can check out the comic by clicking on the picture below:

Evil Howard is awesome!

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