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You'll never know what this is about!

Discussion in 'Platypus Comix' started by Peter Paltridge, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    I've had these covers lounging around on my hard drive for a few years now. They drive me crazy, and it's about time I shared the insanity. What I'm about to do is rather mean, but it's the only way you'll understand. Take a look at all of them (and no, they didn't inspire Princess Pi):

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    This looks really interesting and exciting, doesn't it? Wouldn't you like to read them? YOU CAN'T.

    You can't buy it at the store unless the store is in France, and there is almost no information about it online. Its Wikipedia page is enough for a basic plot synposis, but little that couldn't be gathered from what the covers imply. Out of over thirty volumes printed, only four have been translated, and only in the UK (again). I only bought Nemi all the way over there and waited six weeks because I already knew I liked Nemi. There's no way to know for free if this thing sucks or not.

    But wait! Maybe there's an active Franco-Belgian scanlation community, just like there's a huge manga scanlation community that drives the manga companies crazy! Think again -- there is no such thing. There are a couple message board threads with volunteers that have been translating many European titles, but they've been going for the grim stuff first, which is what turns me off from American comics. Bah!

    This has been around since the 70's and was popular enough to get its own 52-episode animated series. That's right. All that and it's completely absent from the Internet? Why does no one care? What's going on? And who entered this on this page?

    No, it doesn't have a TVTropes page either, but.....that's proof someone out there obviously knows more than I do, but isn't coming forward. I've been curious about this comic for years.

    What's in there? WHAT'S IN THERE? Is it as epic as it looks? Is it good or is it terrible? This could be the most amazing story ever, but you'll never know!

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    YOU'LL. NEVER. KNOW.
     
  2. Shawn Hopkins

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    Wow. Those are intriguing. Too bad there's never been a real effort to translate them.

    They have some of the UK volumes on US eBay for About $10. It's almost worth it to check it out, but unfortunately they don't have the first one and I like to start stories at the beginning. If I do find the first one and buy it I'll post here and let you know what I think.
     
  3. KE7JFF

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    I can translate french....
     
  4. Leviathan

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    It doesn't help that there is a much-maligned font called Papyrus and that any site that talks about how bad it is will also bring up COMIC Sans.

    Also, Am I the only one who thinks that the main male character looks a little bit like an Egyptian Esteban?
     
  5. Peter Paltridge

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    Thanks for volunteering; if I ever come in contact with the French scans I'll let you know.

    http://www.comics.org/series/57453/covers/
    By sheer coincidence, today was the day comics.org put up the UK listings. They weren't there last night.

    It doesn't look like Cinebook printed them in the proper order anyway -- they started with #7 and jumped around. I'm hoping this means they're somewhat self-contained.
     
  6. dlmx-13

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    Yeah, that's pretty much normal for European comics - almost nothing will ever be translated except for Asterix, Tintin and Lucky Luke. I've got this one Dutch comics anthology that has a really interesting-looking series called "Boebeks" in it about these two small green & black furry cat-like creatures - wish I knew what on earth was going on in the story... (And I've got you beat - I can't find ANY information about Boebeks online. The last time I searched, I did find one forum post and one picture, but those seem to be gone!)
     
  7. Anyone00

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    Try: http://www.google.nl/

    http://www.google.nl/#hl=nl&biw=160...UQBSgA&q=Boeboeks&spell=1&fp=3da6546436c78d85

    http://www.strippagina.nl/index.htm?frame_reeks.htm&reeks.asp?id=212
     
  8. Shawn Hopkins

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    A lot of the porn has been translated. Manara books are easy to find.
     
  9. Peter Paltridge

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    It's not solved. Only four is not calling it solved.
     

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