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Re: New and upcoming partworks
« Reply #75 on: 17 November, 2019, 10:13:47 am »
Why are they re-translating Asterix? What's wrong with the existing versions?

I'm guessing the original translations are copyright of the original UK publisher. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge created whole new jokes and most of the character names*


* That one's a clincher - does anyone want to read a version of Asterix where Dogmatix isn't Dogmatix, Vitalstatistix isn't Vitalstaistix, and Getafix isn't Getafix? Maybe the translations could be licenced too, but that would cost more money. UK readers love those translations as much as they love the art and stories, so if this decision is about saving money, it's a false economy.

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Re: New and upcoming partworks
« Reply #76 on: 17 November, 2019, 10:30:32 am »
Realistically could machete release english version of previously released french collections like the lucky luke, blueberry, smurfs and Thorgal?
I assume the cost of translation and re-lettering would be a big problem.
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Re: New and upcoming partworks
« Reply #77 on: 17 November, 2019, 10:38:50 am »
Depends on where and how it’s done, I suppose. Compare, say, Rebellion’s work on Halo Jones and/or the relettering Jim’s done with IDW’s disasterous ‘remastering’ the entire Marvel US Transformers run using what looked like an automated process that obliterated line work and introduced a shit-ton of typos and mashed letterforms.

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Re: New and upcoming partworks
« Reply #78 on: 17 November, 2019, 07:08:49 pm »
Papercutz will use the original names and it is suppose to be targeted at the us market.

there is less paper count in the asterix ultimate collection per volume compared to the dredd and the 2000 ad ultimate collection, so aim hoping they can make the books larger format like the french editions

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Re: New and upcoming partworks
« Reply #79 on: 17 November, 2019, 08:44:43 pm »
I would imagine a Hachette collection will use the existing translations. The Papercutz books are for the American Market after all. The Pipeline Comicbook Podcast covered the new US editions in detail last week.

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Re: New and upcoming partworks
« Reply #80 on: 29 November, 2019, 12:07:31 am »
where i can i buy the released issues of asterix the ultimate collection ?

thanks

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Re: New and upcoming partworks
« Reply #81 on: 29 November, 2019, 11:11:39 am »
Hachette sale now on - half price on those four issue trials of xmen and aliens/predator.