Planet Zebeth is a historic sprite comic that was created in 2002 and focuses on the character of Kabutroid and a slew of other unique individuals, as well as many familiar faces from the Metroid franchise. Never one to follow a fixed path, the comic would frequently be split between different scenarios playing out alongside each other; and wily readers could discover a wealth of secrets hidden throughout the website. It left a legacy in its wake, inspiring many other webcomic creators to put their own ideas to pixels and more.
Planet Zebeth is likely a webcomic that many a Metroid fan has a close history with. It might be lost on younger fans, but for anyone who was surfing the web in the early 2000’s with a passion for the series surely knows about this comic. I was only 13 at the time I discovered it and was still struggling through dial-up on my mother’s Windows 98 desktop, but I was frequently rewarded for my efforts with a fun and charming sprite comic based on my all-time favourite videogame franchise. We all wish the best for Kabutroid in her future endeavours as well as the legacy that Planet Zebeth left us for years to come.