Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monthly run-down: March

Another month down. Two interesting things happened in March.

One is that the latest issue of Paperinik Appgrade came out in Italy, featuring the third story of the PK Universo series. I haven't read it myself, but Banker assures me that it's the best one yet, so if you've been considering learning Italian, now's the time to do it.

And speaking of Banker, he's also finished another little something: A 40+ minute motion comic based on the PK2 comic "The Last Hunt". As usual, Banker is only getting better at this, so it is no less impressive than his previous two.

Go check it out, and then tell Banker how awesome he is, either in the comments here or on his own site. (And for the love of God, play it on a nice big screen, not the tiny version that pops up here on the blog.)

I think that's it for this month. If I missed anything, let me know!

See ya next month!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Monthly rundown: February

 EDIT: Oh look, not only did I miss three new Banker translations, I also forgot to mention that the latest issue of Universo PK is out. The details have been filled out below...

Not a whole lot of news this month, but quite a few new translations: Banker has finished another six nine translations of Pikappa bonus stories.

The first three can be found here...

While the next three can be found here.

EDIT: And the final three (which I forgot last time) can be found here.

ALSO EDIT: And of course, February also saw the second part of Universo PK, written by the awesome Tito Faraci and brought in the Italian series Paperinik Appgrade.


That's it for this time, I suppose. Let me know if there's anything I've overlooked. Like always, feel very free to share any links or news in the comment section, and I'll do another monthly round-up next month.

Strength and power!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Monthly run-down: January + December

All right, time for a monthly run-down (which is a thing that I've just decided that we do now)! Here's all the stuff that's been happening for the past month (and a bit - I think we're really stretching back to just before Christmas).

Banker has taken on another series: The Double-Duck stories. If you haven't heard of these, they're a frequently hilarious series of comics casting Donald as a secret agent, with new characters, a bit of an overarching plot and a style that combines the traditional Italian Duck-comic style with a slightly more grown-up kind of humor.

You can find the Banker-translated four-part story by going here. There you'll also find a sexed-up depiction of Tempest Gale in a santa hat that Banker threw up for added festivity. If that's something you've been looking for, today's your lucky day. If you don't wanna be seen ogling Disney characters in their underwear - well, just stop scrolling down after you get to the comics. Banker's got your squeaky-clean Disney entertainment covered as well.

Then there's three new Pikappa stories translated, also by Banker (of course). These you can find by going here.

And then, perhaps most excitedly, something new just hit news-stands in Italy: PK Universo!

PK Universo is essentially an alternate universe-take on the events of the earliest PKNA stories, written by Tito Faraci(!!!!). It combines our well-known characters with a more traditional style, asking the question: What would have happened if the Duck Avenger had never met One, and was forced to take on an alien menace relying only on his old equipment and the aid of Gyro Gearloose. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it looks pretty sweet, it's awesome to see the PKNA universe get some love again, and come on - Tito Faraci!!!

Now, I'm not sure at all, but this seems like the kind of thing that could realistically show up on Comixology in an English version before TOO long, so it might not be a translation project fit for this blog - we do, after all. pride ourselves on only sharing the gems that Disney seems to have forgotten - but it is definitely exciting to see this is out there, and it promises good things for the future.

I believe that's all for this month - feel free to tell me if there's something I've missed. And if you feel like these blog posts have become far too irregular and undependable (and you'd be right, I have to admit), remember that you can always check the comment section of the latest blog update or see what's happening at Banker's blog. Those two places are where I get the vast majority of my information anyway.

In fact, let's make that the official policy from now on (seeing as it's what we've been doing for ages anyway): Feel free to share and discuss any news or updates in the comment section of this update, and at the end of this month I'll make another run-down of the month's developments. (I might make smaller updates too, if something urgent pops up.)

Till next time - Strength and Power (or whatever)!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Banker brings you: New stuff!

Banker returns with three new stories from the PiKappa series. Check them out here.

(I'll add them to the archives here, but heck, you might as well go to Banker's site for 'em.)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

PKNA 1998 remake + Pikappa #5 bonus story

Banker returns with more stuff. His site is here, like always, and I'll copy the goodies over here for good measure:

PKNA 1998 Special (Remake) - Zero Slash One

Pikappa #5 (Bonus story) - Destroyer Kid

Monday, September 9, 2013

PKNA #20 and Pikappa #4

A remake and a brand new (main) story from Pikappa. Banker explains Disney's strange translating customs over on his site, but I'll add the links here for good measure:

PKNA #20 Remake - Mekkano

Pikappa main story #4: Alarm
Reminds me, I should tidy up the Pikappa section of the download links section a bit...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Remake of #19 and a bonus story

New stuff from Banker. Links were up on his site a couple of days ago, but now we'll add them here as well.

The remade version of PKNA #19 - Absolute Zero

Pikappa Bonus Story: Question of Intuition