English translations for the German Transformers text stories

English translations for the German Transformers text stories

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 5:55pm CDT

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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.

Credit(s): Blueshift2k5


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Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories (1281568)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 25th, 2011 @ 5:56pm CDT
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:
Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories (1281572)
Posted by Mkall on August 25th, 2011 @ 6:00pm CDT
I cannot wait to see how Sabrblade interprets all this stuff.
Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories (1281578)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 25th, 2011 @ 6:15pm CDT
Been meaning to look into this German stuff, but I'm still busy with Marvel UK comics.

Mkall wrote:I cannot wait to see how Sabrblade interprets all this stuff.
Interpret them how? :???:
Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories (1281584)
Posted by Birdiebot on August 25th, 2011 @ 6:18pm CDT
Um, wow...I am at a complete loss for words.
Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories (1281592)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on August 25th, 2011 @ 6:33pm CDT
The figure descriptions at the bottom..

RODIMUS PRIME
Heroic Autobot Headmaster
from planet Cybertron. Has
the power of the Tractor Beam!

HORSEHEAD
Heroic Autobot with the
head of a horse… and the
courage to match!

MEGATRON
Evil Decepticon Powermaster leader!
Forever plotting to steal all the
oil from planet Earth!

F-U-N-B-A-C-K
Evil Decepticon walking carnival
with balloon- popping action!
Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories (1281679)
Posted by GetRightRobot on August 25th, 2011 @ 9:07pm CDT
I tried to read this, got about 2 pages into it. Eesh.
Re: English translations for the German Transformers text stories (1340549)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 31st, 2012 @ 12:18am CST
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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