Someone posted this on Twitter, I mentioned it as well.. PDF of the very first issue.
Thanks for that, I can also just go and pull my issue out and look it over.
I just went and gave my nephew pretty much 90% of all of the issues I had of NP, I pretty much also cleaned out every issue of every other video game magazine I had collected for the past 25 years. (10 boxes worth)
I Still kept the older NP's from the first few years, and some old EGM's that are near and dear. I'm actually in the Super C issue in the NES Achievers Section, even though I don't own a copy of it (I have a digital copy) those older issues are much nicer than the stuff from the N64 and onward era.
I don't think I would have re-subscribed over the years if it wasn't for the free strategy guides over the years (I collect the Zelda ones) and I think the last one was for the Zelda anniversary collection game.
It is another sign that Nintendo has lost touch with the fans and its user base giving them what they want and making them a unified community, where's Howard Phillips when you need him most.
RIP Nintendo Power, an end of an era.