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English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:48 pm

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DeviantArt member Blueshift2k5 was kind enough to point out something quite interesting and, frankly pretty bizarre he had uploaded to his DeviantArt account. The, thing he posted there is a pdf file, a pdf file of a fanzine that was given away for free at Auto Assembly 2011. This fanzine contains the first ever English language translations for the original text stories that appeared in the German Transformers Comic Magazine.
This magazine was published by the "Condor Verlag", (in)famous for their cheap pocket books from when they still (badly) translated and published US comics like Spider-Man, during the late '80s and early '90s and contained original text stories. The German Transformers Comic Magazine is pretty much forgotten and the text stories within them have managed to evade the fandom until recently.
However, a couple of fans just couldn't leave well enough alone and decided to not only hunt down and read these stories but also translate them and share them with the English speaking fandom.

So if you're interested in learning just how little care a publisher could put into it's product and want to discover something "new", click here to download the pdf of the fanzine, which is a "best off" of these stories.

Oh and "viel Vergnügen" while doing so.
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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:56 pm

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That, that is awesome, in true meaning of the word :shock:
Wow, Condor was pretty horrible, but man this even exceeds referring to Spider-Man as a she..... :BOOM:
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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Postby Mkall » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:00 pm

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I cannot wait to see how Sabrblade interprets all this stuff.
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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:15 pm

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Been meaning to look into this German stuff, but I'm still busy with Marvel UK comics.

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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Postby Birdiebot » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:18 pm

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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories

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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Postby GetRightRobot » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:07 pm

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I tried to read this, got about 2 pages into it. Eesh.
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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:18 am

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Now that I'm FINALLY done with all (and I do mean ALL) of the Marvel TF comics, I can at last move on to start reading this German stuff. :-B
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