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Comic book collecting with a foreign variant focus
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On 6/25/2023 at 8:05 PM, Yorick said:

That should be a club.  I'll have to find another R's Hole copy so I can join.  However, I am an upstanding member of the Pen 15 club....

I heard you were the head of the Pen 15s? If so, I'm sure you'll be able to enter the R's Holes easily enough. 

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Back after some time away.

And today is a special day, a celebration day, a happy day! :)

Today is the Birthday is the Birthday of Brazil's most important comic book released in the 50's. 82° Birthday!

While it was not Abril's first Comic Book, it was undoubtedly the most important. Bellow one can see Luis Destuet's cover.

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82.370 of these were printed, a decent amount for a number one. As the first twenty and one issues,  it was a monthly publication, with Magazine size (20x28cm). It would soon became weekly with a reduced format (and with a likely, vastly increased printing numbers).

The first few and the last pages were in full color, while the ther pages were B&W. That scheme would continue until late 50's. These colorful pages were dedicated to Barks long stories. As it was too few pages for these long stories, they would be split through three consecutive Pato Donald. The first Abril's Disney publication is also  first Uncle Scrooge appearance in Brazil, with the classic "Old Secret Castle" story :) 

It would be followed by Mickey's title two years latter, then by Scrooge and Zé Carioca titles in the 60's. In the late 50's, the first Disney story totally made in Brazil was published, the first of more than 4000 that would be produced in the following decades, mainly between late 60's to early 90's.

In the 70's, Abril would start to seize control of the Brazilian industry, through the expansion of the DIsney line, the introduction of Turma da Monica titles, and latter, Hanna Barbera, Star Trek, Marge's. A few months before the 80's, it would get partial publication rights of Marvel titles.

Jumping a few years in the future, in the 80's. Abril was completely dominant, starting a media empire that would encompass countless publications outside comic world, a vhs publishing company and a dominion in the comic world that Ebal and Rge probably never dreamed to be possible.

With more than 8 million Disney comics published each month, not mentioning the other titles, this was likely one the greatest dominions ever seen in worldwide comic book story :P

The shock waves of such control would start to spread outside Brazil since late 60's, early 70's, when the stories produced commenced to be exported. It would be followed by Abril's own Disney publications. These shock waves would spread through Latin America and continental Europe. Brazil's flagship Disney title, Disney Especial, would have local version in three other countries (Colombia,Spain and Portugal). The Disneylandia Magazine, in Germany and Netherland.

A Happy day, a celebration day :)

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I was going to post this on the Phillipines Komix thread, but I can't find it again....

I could not resist this one (as a long time Star Wars fan).

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And then the back cover had some fun mash-up (Clark Kent and Darth Vader):

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Can someone give me a translation of the Super Jedi story?

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On 7/16/2023 at 1:32 AM, Yorick said:

I was going to post this on the Phillipines Komix thread, but I can't find it again....

 

Clark Vader :)

On 7/16/2023 at 1:32 AM, Yorick said:

And then the back cover had some fun mash-up (Clark Kent and Darth Vader):

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Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel in Danish comics anthology Skipper Skræk 1947-48. In Danish they were called Atom-pigen (the Atom Girl) and Atom-drengen (the Atom Boy). These were published here before the appearance of any independent superhero titles. First Danish superhero title was Superman # 1 in 1950.

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Skipper Skræk would also occasionally do some quirky covers, like this Laurel & Hardy from 1947.  Or, as they were called in Denmark, Gøg & Gokke. Kids were encouraged to use their heads as masks, which is why there are dots on each ear to indicate where you could punch a hole, pull a string through and create your own mask. This must also be the reason why this issue is quite rare, as many issues must have been destroyed by kids eager to perform their own Laurel & Hardy shows. Even when I grew up in the 70's and 80's our national broadcast tv station would air their movies - along with Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers - on a weekly basis.

Ingen tilgængelig beskrivelse.Ingen tilgængelig beskrivelse.

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On 8/3/2023 at 9:58 AM, rakehell said:

Never seem to find these without some doodle somewhere on the cover. 

I was going to say "That's no way to talk about insert artist's name's art" but I couldn't find out who the artist was. The GCD let me down, Daphers. 

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On 8/3/2023 at 12:34 PM, Happyfarm said:

Skipper Skræk would also occasionally do some quirky covers, like this Laurel & Hardy from 1947.

Ingen tilgængelig beskrivelse.Ingen tilgængelig beskrivelse.

Det er endnu et fint rod, du har fået os ud i!

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On 8/3/2023 at 12:38 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

I was going to say "That's no way to talk about insert artist's name's art" but I couldn't find out who the artist was. The GCD let me down, Daphers. 

Me too, Velma. And I just finished editing the entry for it. :insane:

I was kind of hoping you'd make a joke about trying to play Tic-Tac-Toe on a comet, or something. No wonder it's chasing the guy. He looks a shifty bugger anyway, with his twirly moustache and his bow tie and cufflinks. Not how I'd dress if I was going to antagonise a comet. :grin:

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On 8/3/2023 at 1:27 PM, rakehell said:

Me too, Velma. And I just finished editing the entry for it. :insane:

I was kind of hoping you'd make a joke about trying to play Tic-Tac-Toe on a comet, or something. No wonder it's chasing the guy. He looks a shifty bugger anyway, with his twirly moustache and his bow tie and cufflinks. Not how I'd dress if I was going to antagonise a comet. :grin:

How fast do you think you'd have to run to lose a comet then? Pretty fast I would've thought. I'm not sure he's up to it to be honest. He's not even wearing trainers. 

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On 8/3/2023 at 1:52 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

How fast do you think you'd have to run to lose a comet then? Pretty fast I would've thought. I'm not sure he's up to it to be honest. He's not even wearing trainers.

Proves my point, really. What an eejit. :D

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I found this book recently and it's crazy, funny, sad, and cool all at the same time. It's one of those PSA books that Marvel and DC used to do now and then, but this one was released in Bosnia and Herzegovina for landmine safety awareness. Apparently it was released in 3 written languages initially, including English. I found 3 copies, all the Cyrillic versions. I got them for $4 total.

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