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Kirby's Biggest Case (Kirbys Grösster Fall in Germany) is a 32-page, one-shot comic book story published in Germany in a 1996 issue of the magazine Club Nintendo. The comic was written by Claude M. Moyse, and drawn by Work House Co. Ltd. It is the second of two German-language Kirby comic stories that were created for the magazine, the first being Kirby and the Mystery of the Slime in 1993. Unlike the earlier story, it was completed in a single issue of Club Nintendo, rather than being split across multiple issues.

General Information

Club Nintendo was the German counterpart of Nintendo Power in the United States, and is not to be confused with the separate Club Nintendo magazine published in Mexico and Latin America, or Nintendo's defunct international customer rewards service, which was also called Club Nintendo. Although the comic was drawn by uncredited Japanese artists employed by Work House Co. Ltd. in Tokyo, it was written by Claude M. Moyse in Germany, who chose to take very heavy liberties with the Kirby series’ source material.

Certain pages of the comic serve as advertisements for Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby's Ghost Trap (the European title of Kirby's Avalanche), and Kirby's Block Ball. Screenshots of each game are used on their respective pages, along with a brief sales pitch. Rick, Coo, Kine, Mr. Shine, Sword Knight, Lololo, and Lalala also make appearances. This is a significant departure from Kirby and the Mystery of the Slime, which did not make reference to any specific games, nor contain any screenshots.

According to a German-language online interview with the writer, Moyse disliked Masahiro Sakurai for unspecified reasons, and deliberately sought to spite him through the comic by "turning Kirby into a freak." However, due to the joking nature of the interview, it is unknown whether Moyse was being entirely serious in making these statements.[1]

Story

Trivia

  • Page 28 of Kirby's Biggest Case is the Kirby series' only source of the name Blockworld, the setting of Kirby's Block Ball. This place was never named in-game nor in promotional material.
  • About twenty years later, an entirely different character named Susie (the English form of the name Susy) would appear in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
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Kirby comments on his color while stepping out of the shower. (From an unofficial English translation)

  • Vulgar language is also used occasionally in the original Japanese script of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, but it is always of a milder tone than the English word that appears in Kirby's Biggest Case.
  • Strangely, Kirby refers to himself as being white-colored, even though Kirby's color had been re-established as pink outside of Japan by the year 1996. However, Kirby's body is shaded with a faint pink hue in the comic, rather than being completely "Pearl White," as it was on the European and American box art of Kirby's Dream Land.

References

  1. Kirby's Rainbow Resort