Wednesday, December 28, 2011

On another note...

...I would draw your attention to the fact that, thanks to my tireless efforts (okay okay, it was a few hours of work max--but it's absolutely true that I didn't get tired!), all of the books in the UK Literature Classics series are now fully inducks'd--in case you wanted to see exactly what all it includes. To answer Joe's earlier question, no, that one Murry/Lockman King Arthur thing is the only Western-produced story in the whole series. There's also the one Disney Studio Program Goofy story; aside from that, it's all Italian stuff.

I also added cover scans--with the exceptions of the first and fifth volumes, you're lookin' at my personal copies there. I must say, for all the criticism you can level at these stories--and not wholly due to translation issues, either--most of the covers are just gorgeous--I'd buy a few of them as framed prints, absolutely.

4 Comments:

Blogger Comicbookrehab said...

It turns out I was right about the Othello story - too bad they didn't use Captain Pete. Meanwhile, "Les Miserables"?

December 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

My favorite bizarre literary duck-adaptation is The Sorrows of Young Werther, which sadly is not included in the British series.

December 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Joe Torcivia said...

How in the world did a single ‘60s Murry/Lockman story make it into this collection, I wonder?!

That would be an interesting story in itself.

December 30, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Well, the British series is based on an Italian series that was also released in Spain and Brazil, so they just got it from there. Of course, that's really just passing the buck; why is it in the Italian book?

This is also a prime example of the dumbness of the UK editors--they could've just used the script from the original US printing, but nooooo...they had to translate it back into English, badly, from the Italian edition. Sheesh.

December 30, 2011 at 8:58 PM  

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