Thursday, April 2, 2015

Monthly run-down: March

Welcome back to the run-down! This month from Banker:

Pikappa #22 - Valaubles in Transit

Pikappa #22 (bonus story) Paradox

This time Banker apparently had some help from an actual Italian person, known on DeviantArt as GothicBlackAngel and on Tumblr as meriphika7

In other news: HERE is a little sneak peek at what we'll be seeing in the next volume of PK New Era, with art by Claudio Sciarrone. The story will apparently be called "Gli Argini del Tempo" (not "Argenti"). It's out in May

The Italian version of the FIRST New Era story, "Potere e Potenza", meanwhile, will be getting an awesome Deluxe hardcover edition. I might not speak the language, but I might just have to snag me one of these. (Bigger version of image here.)

And if you're German, you should definitely look into Lustiges Taschenbuch Premium 8, which contains the first five issues of Mickey Mouse Mystery Magazine, which is by the team behind PKNA and which is also fantastic!

The "Trip's Strip" comic is still coming by the way. (All four of them, eventually.) Unfortunately I'm also in the middle of some other, much more boring work, so they're still not done. I'd feel bad that I can't translate an 8-page story comic in the time it takes Banker to do entire issues, but honestly, that's probably not a surprise to anyone, so I guess we'll all live.

See you next month!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monthly run-down: February

Apologies for the late update here. Not sure if anybody is actually checking this site instead of Banker's anymore anyway. I mostly just serve a diluted version of whatever Banker says anyway.

And this month I can report... well, nothing, really. Banker seems to be busy. Whether with projects or personal stuff, I have no idea, but either way I'd say he's earned as much time off as he wants or needs.

In the meantime... Well, I spoke about something I wanted to do a long time ago, and I still haven't gotten around to it. But I think this might be the month where I finally start doing some work here. (And hey, it's been about three years since I last translated something.)

Because there is ONE last part of the PKNA series we never got around to. And I think it's about time...

See you next month.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monthly run-down: January

Hey there!

This month: More Duck Avenger translations from Banker!

Issue #21 of the 'Pikappa' series to be specific, including a bonus story. You can find it all here!

And that, I believe, is that for the month. But feel free to correct me if I've missed something.

Failing that, though - see you next month!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Monthly run-down: December

And we're back!

New stuff has been revealed about the next brand-spanking-new New Era adventure of the Duck Avenger. Written by Alessandro Sisti and drawn by good ol' Claudio Sciarrone, the next story will apparently be called "Gli Argenti del Tempo, and is set to be published in the Topolino magazine in spring 2015. Banker has a bit more detail over on his blog.

Also over on Banker's blog: Two new DoubleDuck stories. (Click to find them)  Two of the LAST new DoubleDuck stories, in fact, as it seems Banker has finally caught up... Or had, for a few days anyway. DoubleDuck is still ongoing, so new stories keep popping up. Still, with Banker's level of productivity, he'll probably have to pick up some other series to keep himself busy. I'm sure he'll think of something.

See ya next month!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monthly run-down: November

And suddenly it's December! This month on "What kind of cool stuff has Banker been making for us?":

Two different DoubleDuck stories which can be found here!

And another short story that can be found here!

And that, I believe, is that! Have a very merry whatever, and I'll see you guys with another run-down in the new year!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Monthly run-down: October

Hey guys! This month's offerings: A bunch of brand new Banker translations!

First up: A four-part DoubleDuck story called "The Olympus Code" - you can find it here!

Secondly: A two-part story called "Pole Position" - which you can find here!

And finally: A horror story with gorgeous art by Bruno Enna, "The Strange Case of Dr. Mickyll and Mr. Hyde" - which you'll find here!

Hope you had a happy Halloween. See ya next month!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monthly run-down: September

August was awfully quiet, but September brings us a big ol' bunch of freshly translated DoubleDuck comics, courtesy of Banker (like always).

First up, two short stories, "The Egg of Rio" and "The Triumph of Love", both of which can be found here!

Next, we've got the three-part "Agent Zero" story, which you can find here!

And another big one, the four-part story "The Machine of the Clouds", which you'll find here!

And finally, a couple of fun little single-page stories that Banker found. You can read them here!



 And hey, here's something I'VE somehow missed, so I guess maybe you have too: After all those classic PKNA characters made their way into the Italian Paperinik Appgrade comics in the alternate universe-reboot that was PK Universo, they didn't just scamper off again - but have been consistently featured in short stories written by PKNA mastermind, Alessandro Sisti. So if you happen to live in or near Italy, that's probably worth checking out.

Meanwhile, if you're German, keep an eye out for "Lustiges Taschenbuch Premium 7" which continues the collection of the PKNA series in German. Yoshi provided all the details in the comment section very succinctly, so I'll just bring his quote up on the front page:

"The next PKNA LTB Premium is coming! In 17.10., the seventh issue titled "Der neue Phantomias greift an" will be released and has issues (German numbering) 9-13, or, counting as in the original italian series, 7-11. All of these stories are rereleases, but as a bonus, there are five more short stories: The remaining Angus Tales and the stories about Trip. Those stories have never been translated to German.

The next Premium issue with PKNA then will have to include a lot more new content, because after this seventh issue, only the main story of issue 14 / 12 (German / Italian) is missing a rerelease, so the next PKNA-Premium should contain issues 15-19 / 13-17 as newly translated main stories.

Too bad that it will probably take another year until we can finally get really new issues. However, every PKNA fan should also buy this issue 7 of LTB Premium to show support for the series!"

 There we go. And that's it for September. See you next month!