Saturday, July 12, 2014

The fate of the Ducklair Tower is in your hands!

So, remember when I mentioned that the conclusion of the new Duck Avenger miniseries would be decided by a vote? Well, as it turns out, here's what the vote is going to decide:

(slight spoiler alert for some of the plot)

At some point during the climax of the story, the Duck Avenger will be faced with a choice. Ducklair Tower is under attack. Evronians are everywhere. And there may only be one way to stop them.
The Avenger is in 'The Omega Room', faced with a button that could destroy the Ducklair tower (and presumably the Evronian attackers with it). But does he press the button, BLOWING UP the Ducklair Tower, or does he face the Evronians head on, trying to defend the tower?

YOU CAN VOTE HERE, at least until Monday 14th at 12 pm (Italian time, presumably, which means UTC/GMT+02:00)

The option on the top ("Affrontare gli Evroniani...") means that the Duck Avenger will go and defend the tower.
The option on the bottom ("Premere il bottone...") means that he will press the button and destroy the Ducklair tower.

There used to be a clear majority in favor of defending the tower (which is why I never got around to sharing the story, as it seemed like a foregone conclusion anyway), but now it's suddenly an extremely close race. Probably because the writer Francesco Artibani has been campaigning for pressing the button, saying "Vote for the destruction - you won't regret it!"

So, how do you feel? Does it seem wrong to bring the Ducklair Tower back after so many years, only to immediately blow it up? Or are you excited by the idea of the PKNA universe moving forward instead of dwelling on the past - even if it means destroying one of the most important pieces of the PKNA universe itself?

Go and vote, in any case. I'm still sorry that I didn't share this earlier, but there's still time!

Personally, I'm split as hell. I can certainly appreciate that it is a bold move to press the story forward like that, but... dear god, all my childhood memories!

Oh well. We'll see how it goes.


  1. "You wont regret it"

    I'm all for #SaveDucklaitTower2K14
    But if destroying the tower means he may do something that HE ALSO supports as a good thing, then shit man, I am so torn

    1. Ugh, I apologize, I'm via mobile

      Thats hashtag is #SaveDucklairTower2K14

      And also my url got messed up.

  2. Looks like Destroy's gonna take this one.

    I'm down with that. If there was one thing I loved about PK2, it was the huge changes.

  3. The poll is now closed and the "destroy" option already appeared to have won by a small margin.

    I'm now very curious about what will follow up, more than saving the tower, but the poll was managed badly. You don't ask your readers for an opinion and then campaign strongly for only one choice. It's obvious that it will leave the impression that it was all "staged" and the poll ultimately useless beside geting media attention - but also lots of fans squabbling over one choice or the other...

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  5. Hello there :) i'm an Italian former reader of the series.
    It's awesome the news of this long awaited return got to you; in Italy "Pk-mania" is rising again fortunately.
    If you need details and more information feel free to ask.

  6. Thanks to some nasty manipulation of the readers, the tower is gonna be blow up. I am not happy of said manipulation, is not a real pool if you influence the voters to go for just one option.

  7. nasty reputation?? Nobody influenced anyone. The authors just gave their opinion. And either way, what's the problem with the destruction of DT?

  8. My problem is that if you have A saying "Vote for X" but no one says to "vote for Y", then is manipulation. Basically I would be happier if they had not tried to influence the pool.

  9. Actually none of the authors said "vote for destruction"...

    1. Did you read the blog post? (Probably because the writer Francesco Artibani has been campaigning for pressing the button, saying "Vote for the destruction - you won't regret it!")

    2. I read it. And again, it's just his opinion. No one obliged readers to vote that... and if many were influenced by that, well, maybe they're not mature readers.

  10. Hey! Everyone! New PK story translated!

    I repeat! New PK story translated!

  11. Banker, you are incredible! Thank you very much, I would have never thought we'd get this so early :).