DCML Digest, Vol 26, Issue 27 (pocket books, Duke)
kimba1962 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 23 18:15:42 CEST 2005
Lars Jensen has a point, but in all honesty, the more RECENT issues of the pocket books have been rather disappointing compared to the earliest issues. The most recent DDA had a couple of good points (I especially liked the camaraderie between Donald and the female archaeologist in the Egyptian story -- a rare chance for Don to form a bond with a female and be treated with full dignity!), but the stories weren't such a much. Hopefully this was just a minor hiccup.
Re Santiago's comments: Michigan State University Library is also well known for its immense pop-culture collection. I had never heard of the Duke collection, however.
> Jano Rohleder wrote:
> > I'm also quite disappointed in DDA and MMA (especially as MMA was once
> > announced to feature great Italian stories). They include mostly very
> > poor Egmont productions by Bancells & Co with idiotic plots.
> > Well, I guess it's simply for the reason that it's cheaper to use
> > Egmont productions. While those are produced in English (and therefore
> > have to be modified only a litte for publication), the Italian stories
> > would have to be translated first, as they are entirely Italian. And a
> > translator is an additional cost factor which is probably unprofitable
> > for Gemstone.
> So to sum up: Gemstone are cheapskates, and I and most other Egmont
> creators who work on the pocketbook stories are hacks, non-talents
> and/or idiots. And you give Bancells an honorary mention.
> You know, sometimes I wonder whether certain people have had all traces
> of common decency surgically removed. What kind of person would post a
> blanket statement like the one quoted above on a message board where
> several of said creators and publishers are members? Do you also phone
> up TV writers and tell them they suck if you don't like their work?
> Somehow I doubt it.
> If you are dissatisfied with the quality of stories being produced by
> ECN, then why don't you voice those dissatisfactions here where you can
> actually interact with some of the relevant creators? Let DCML know what
> you like, what you don't like and what you would prefer to see. I can't
> guarantee writers and artists (including me) will follow your wishes, or
> will even reply to your postings, but at least there's a chance somebody
> will think you have a point. I know I'm always interested in
> constructive input. (As long as we're not talking about story ideas!!!)
> Just telling creators their work sucks won't lead to better stories.
> Lars Jensen
>> Nils-at-Duke Lid Hjort:
> > a monumental gift to Duke from two brothers who were
> > students
> > here, comprising 55,000 or so comic books. So you
> If I knew when I was young, I'd studied at Duke!
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