Saturday, November 28, 2015

PKNE #03 - Part 4 (COMPLETE)

Time to end this PK New Era November Month with the conclusion to the story that is "The Black Ray"! Another ride ends and we must wait half a year for the next one!

As for what happened last time... I don't even know why I'm saying anything about it, didn't you read it? You tell me! And go ahead and explain how the history of Corona works and just how long these aliens live, and with that you can also tell me the true age of Everett Ducklair, who apparently was adopted by people way younger than him when he crashed on Earth. Thanks for getting rid of one dictator for a parliament of emotionless assholes.

Here's a poster they posted up on their website. It looks good on the blog.

Part 4:

PK New Era #03 - The Black Ray

So that's that, then. That's a total of 175 pages worth of actual content. New record! Again, I must be thankful that these stories are being made at all to this day. I give me appreciations once more to Francesco Arbitani for his batshit insane writing and Lorenzo Pastrovicchio for his love of anatomy. I am guessing we will see Claudio Sciarrone and Alessandro Sisti team up again on the next one. Good old back and forth.

Of course, special thanks to Meripihka for  her excellent continued assistance. Hope to work more with her in the future. And I am truly looking forward to the future regarding PK.

I still have some Pikappa and DoubleDuck to finish up... and maybe even more DoubleDuck in due time if that crossover thing is really true. Well, no use just sitting around, then. I will see you when I have more for you to see. Don't poke out your eyes.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

PKNE #03 - Part 3

Almost at the end now. Here is the third part for "The Black Ray".

To see what I can summarize from last time... Our villain, Moldrock, was said to have a connection to Corona, which really had to make you wonder "Just who the fuck is this guy?", as we know it is a planet where females are dominant. Sergio can, in a sense, clone himself, ain't that wonderful; you can never get enough of that guy. And Sekthron must have taken up backstabbing as a hobby and gotten stupidly addicted. That's the kind of shit that will only end up with you going through an experience that looks to be worse than death. Seriously, getting turned into dark matter is pretty dang metal.

Part 3:

Oh, and regarding this particular third part, there's this page where the name of our hero is being discussed. Now, you can imagine that there's not much room to work "Duck Avenger" into that. Let me go through the original conversation and explain things...

Moldrock asks about "Pikappa", which Donald says is short for "Paperinik". Out of that, Moldrock gets "little duck", and then uses the true word for that, which is "paperino", and that also happens to be Donald Duck's Italian name. You can imagine this makes him nervous. Couldn't get the same effect with the translation...

That's all for now. See you when it's time for the finale. And with how powerful Moldrock is showing himself to be, the only way I can this ending well is if Xadhoom comes out and battles him. Where is she anyway... oh... right. Well, I would have liked to see that fight.

Friday, November 13, 2015

PKNE #03 - Part 2

Time for the story of "The Black Ray" to continue as even more pictures are included on pages, with dialogue, and then things will happen at varying magnitudes. Mmmmm.

Continuing from where we left off, gargoyles are robots too, you know, and Everett Ducklair is constantly revealed to have invent all this new crazy shit. Gotta wonder where he even found time for everything. And then they go and tease me with yet another cameo of Duckmall Center, and I still haven't seen one single Starcorp uniform. I am certain my patience will eventually be rewarded, but in the meantime I can feel weirded out by how Rockerduck is making his first ever appearance in this great saga, and apparently the pig mayor from "In the Fog" lost an election at some point. Gotta love the custodian still being an asshole. And these Evronians just keep getting bigger and uglier.

Well, let's now focus on this continuation. Click the attracting link and get zapped.

Part 2:

Well, as more questions are answered, only more questions are raised. We do get a brand new villain, who the creators have been totally fapping over in interviews, sooo hopefully he lives up to the, uh, hype? Expect lotsa muscles, they love that kind of thing.

Oh, I see there was a thingie in the Topolino magazine featuring something of a PK villain roster. Current. And Trauma is only there because the titular story is currently being reprinted; again, don't get too exited. You might find it to make for a nice wallpaper, but don't think I'm actually gonna translate all that text there.

Stay tuned for the third part of "The Black Ray". Peace on Earth, everyone.

Friday, November 6, 2015

PKNE #03 - Part 1

The true first part of "The Black Ray" is here, courtesy of myself and trusty Meripihka. This is 45 pages, so it looks like this could very well end up being as long as "Might and Power". I guess it makes sense when the same team of guys are working on this one.

Ah, you know what I love about translating this instead of Pikappa? Getting to work with scans that don't completely suck ass. Trust me, that stuff looks way worse before I've used my photo editor to brush it up. Although I did have to strengthen the colors with these PK New Era scans. Go ahead and bask in the beauty! I command you!

Part 1:

As expected there are callbacks to PKNA and PK2, with locations and characters and concepts. More or less of one or the other. And when it comes to characters, there are some that show up that are actually more surprising than the previous story's Seamus Hogg, though they technically also count as new characters. We also finally get to see Donald Duck getting to be Citizen Donald. Until now we haven't even seen him just walking around in public as his normal self.

I'm especially looking forward to the next part more than previous times, as I have no idea where the story is going to go. See you guys next time when that's up and done.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

PKNE #03 - Part 0 (Prolouge)

November is here, it has arrived, and thus I will now give you the tiny story I stated that I had already finished quite a while ago. Or maybe I should hold off on it longer... Kidding, you're getting it now. No more dicking around. I declare this PK NEW ERA MONTH!

Now it will be really embarrassing when I don't finish the whole thing within the month...

It actually is a good thing that I waited on releasing this translation. One reason being that I discovered later that I had initially used lower quality scans when higher ones had been available right in front of me. The other reason being that good old Meripihka recently returned from some small vacation or something or I don't know, and she pointed out a few mistakes that I made which have been corrected. She'll be assisting me for further parts of the story to make it as good of a translation as it can get.

I will again be putting the pages up on Imgur until the whole thing is done so I can gather them together into one single archive. Well then, go ahead and have your quick look.


Not too much content here, but it sure does give you the appetite for seeing the rest of this thing. And you can never complain about getting some Angus Fangus.

As for previews, glimpses of future content and such, I hope you all have still been following the stuff on Facebook. Several Italian pages there making posts related to our Duck Avenger. In any case, I'll just take this one image showcasing what's in store and leave it here. Click on that. Anybody ever get the feeling of déjà vu?

There's also this video on the official Topolino site where the author and the artist are talking about this new story. And while you may not understand what they're saying, there's lots more stuff shown of what we'll see in the future in terms of sketches mostly. I don't understand this backwater mountain gibberish myself. Yours truly can only read Italian, not hear it. Anyways, get to the vid by clicking right HERE.

Don't get too excited by the drawing of Trauma, that's just for the new cover of the current reprint of classic PKNA.

Nice things to spot there. We got some more Evronians again, the triplet nephews get to make an appearance, and there's something there that kinda looks like a giant toad or something. There does also exist an actual trailer for "Il Raggio Nero", but I've yet to see it on the net. It should eventually pop up on that same site.

That's all for now. I will be back with more in the future. Try not to explode till then.