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3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”

At the beginning of this year, the French publishing house Ashet, with the support of the Italian Panini, launched an attack on the Russian comic book market. On the shelves of shops and supermarkets behind the glasses of small kiosks appeared books of the international “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”. Readers had a huge reason for joy. They were not only able to receive books in Russian, the publication of which was difficult to dream of, but also received them in large numbers and with a frequency of once every two weeks. Buyers became less happy when the comics fell into their hands: typos, poor translation, uninteresting content, etc. It turned out that releasing quickly and a lot was possible only carelessly.
In order to immediately avoid some misunderstanding, the author of the text intends to explain. Firstly, it will be a personal subjective rating of mistakes “Ashet Collections”. Secondly, there will be no complaints about typos and translation, although I do not like them either. Thirdly, I do not collect all the comics that come out of the collection, but buy only a few (6 numbers out of 17), on the basis of which the top will be composed. And now, as Gagarin said: “Let’s go!”

3. Error with the authors on the cover of Iron Man

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
One wisdom tells us that a book should not be judged by its cover. And you know what? She is right, the cover should be used to judge the layout and publishing editor. And none of these responsible people noticed that on the cover of the comic book Iron Man: Five Nightmares (No. 15), Jeff Jones and Alan Davis, authors of the previous Avengers: Confrontation (No. 14), appeared. One gets the impression that an analogue of Peter Griffin is working with them in the office, who, after every mistake made by the publisher’s employees, loudly says his sacramental phrase: “Yes, everyone is $ r @ t!” It would be, incidentally, not all readers would notice this error right away , and noticing, once again thought about how people from the publishing house relate to their work.

2. Translation in the collection “Avengers: Confrontation”

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
I declare directly: the 14th book is the most worthless of those that came out in the collection. In fact, this is a small collection of uninteresting, local stories, torn from a long series of comics about the Avengers. Perhaps, realizing this, the translator for some reason decided to make it more relevant and tie it to modern Russian reality. I just remind you of the events of the book, and what words were used to convey them to the reader.

There is a civil war in the small European country of Slokovia. The evil General Stojkovic uses the army to fight against those of his people who are dissatisfied with his rule. In desperation, people pray to the Asgardian god Thor, and he comes to protect them. Having dealt with one group of soldiers, Thor decides to stay in Slokovia and protect his followers, because, he says: “I can’t leave them at the mercy of the ruling junta.”

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
As a result, Iron Man and Captain America had to intervene in the matter, which forced Thor to leave Slokovia. A few hours later, General Stojkovic was killed by the rebels, and the country was annexed by neighboring Latvia. Let me remind you (as if by chance) that this European state is ruled by supervillain tyrant Viktor von Doom (Doctor Doom). In the story, by the way, he helped Stoykovich’s soldiers with weapons. And who knows, maybe when the Avengers left Slokovia, he secretly helped the rebels with weapons?

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
I think that even after ten years, opening this book, you will remember in which year it was published in Russia and what events were reflected in it thanks to a couple of words popular at that time.

So we got close to the disaster. I don’t even know what caused her. Perhaps the layout designer was in a hurry with work, or maybe there were five people at the book. I do not know. The inscriptions telling us about the place and time of the comic book, the first thing we pay attention to on the page, are decorated in it in different ways. These are the options we could see in Issue 8, “First Avenger: Another War.” Book 1 “:

1) sentences are separated by dots, at the end there is no point;

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
2) there are no punctuation marks;

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
3) sentences are separated by dots, at the end there is a dot;

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
4) part of the inscription in the frame;

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
5) sentences are separated by dots, there is a dot at the end, all words begin with a capital letter;

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
6) a sentence with commas, there is no dot at the end, all words begin with a capital letter;

3 personal “cant” of the “Official Marvel Comic Book Collection”
7) sentences are separated by dots, there is no dot at the end, all words begin with a capital letter (Un ???);

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