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    does anyone have a version with words now? also can we get the comic that came with the powercon exclusive She-Ra figure?

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    What does everybody think to the wave 3 and deluxe wave mini-comics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13977 View Post
    What does everybody think to the wave 3 and deluxe wave mini-comics?
    I really liked the battle armor comic. Seeing hover robots makes me think we will see them eventually in the Origins line!!

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    Here are some scans of all the mini comics.









    I'm really hoping that someone can identify the easter eggs in the wave three mini. My Daughter already pointed out Netflix She-Ra's castle, and I noticed toy Snake Mountain and Castle Grayskull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty.81 View Post
    Super awesome - thanks for posting all that! These look like fun comics very much in the spirit of the vintage ones. Glad to see some of the '87 characters like Scare Glow and Clamp Champ getting established early in this line since they never got their due back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty.81 View Post
    thank you SO much!

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    I've mostly been busy collecting CD's, DVD's and books lately and haven't bought any toys in ever so long, although they look awesome, but I love the looks of these New Mini-Comics and would love to get some. I hope one day they will be collected into a book like the Classic Mini-Comics.
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    Wave 4 fallows wave 3 nicely...

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    I mean they're ok for what they are and the amount of pages they had to work with... The lettering really needs some work! Quite a few lettering no-nos in every issue. (Also Stratos' head fins coloured blue on the last panel??? Who's QCing these?)
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    I have 3 different mini comics now...and no text in any of them!!! Like what is the point in that!!! Would it really have cost Mattel that much extra to put some simple black and white text in so we could actually read the story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Ghast View Post
    I have 3 different mini comics now...and no text in any of them!!! Like what is the point in that!!! Would it really have cost Mattel that much extra to put some simple black and white text in so we could actually read the story!
    You have the international version of the comics. None of them have text. Only the US versions have text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorrmann View Post
    You have the international version of the comics. None of them have text. Only the US versions have text.
    Yep I know that, thanks my friend. But my question is why??? Are international fans not deserving of text!!! Is it a cost issue or just laziness???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Ghast View Post
    Yep I know that, thanks my friend. But my question is why??? Are international fans not deserving of text!!! Is it a cost issue or just laziness???
    My guess is both. They didn't want to invest the energy or money on printing versions in different languages depending on what area of the world the figures were sent.

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    A big thanks to Smitty.81 for posting these comic scans!

    Quote Originally Posted by oICEMANo View Post
    I mean they're ok for what they are and the amount of pages they had to work with... The lettering really needs some work! Quite a few lettering no-nos in every issue. (Also Stratos' head fins coloured blue on the last panel??? Who's QCing these?)
    Agreed. Not the worst lettering I've seen, but the font choice jumped out at me from the start. The other lettering rules... well, at least all the letter "I"s aren't the capital version with the crossbars.

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    My guess is both. They didn't want to invest the energy or money on printing versions in different languages depending on what area of the world the figures were sent.
    Wouldn't it save more money and time just so send the English lettered versions everywhere? Many countries speak and read English. Why take the time and effort to turn off the English words and do another printing without them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexApprobation View Post
    A big thanks to Smitty.81 for posting these comic scans!



    Agreed. Not the worst lettering I've seen, but the font choice jumped out at me from the start. The other lettering rules... well, at least all the letter "I"s aren't the capital version with the crossbars.



    Wouldn't it save more money and time just so send the English lettered versions everywhere? Many countries speak and read English. Why take the time and effort to turn off the English words and do another printing without them?
    Maybe someone familiar with comic book printing like Val could help answer that? Maybe the images are printed at one time, and the lettering is then printed over it at a later time? That could explain why it might make more sense to send some out blank vs sending them all out in English. Beyond that possibility, I simply don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne-klops View Post
    Maybe someone familiar with comic book printing like Val could help answer that? Maybe the images are printed at one time, and the lettering is then printed over it at a later time? That could explain why it might make more sense to send some out blank vs sending them all out in English. Beyond that possibility, I simply don't know.

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    I have published comics in the past. Printing is down all at once. Typesetting I think is more what you are asking about. The speech bubbles arenít necessarily going to be the same size in multiple languages. And many counties may have laws on printing in their language, like part of Canada requires things to be in English and French. So itís cheaper to just remove the words than make multiple versions so you donít have to hire and pay a translator, a designer to adjust the bubbles and a printer to make multiple plates. All comes down to money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexApprobation View Post
    Wouldn't it save more money and time just so send the English lettered versions everywhere? Many countries speak and read English. Why take the time and effort to turn off the English words and do another printing without them?
    This is exactly my point!!! Why go to the hassle of actually removing text just for the International version? Just leave the text in so we can all read the story. Most countries in the world in this day and age (due to the increasing Americanization of the world, don't worry I'm not veering into a political debate) have some grasp of English so just leave the comics as they are so we can read the story ffs!!!

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    I know that with Transformers, Hasbro has had to deal with regulations around multilingual packaging (and pack-in) text - there are apparently rules in certain regions that any text must be present in a number of different languages. So if they included dialogue in the international version, it would have to be repeated several times. Multiple translations would add a lot of expense to the production of the books, and make it difficult to find enough real estate on the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timhodge View Post
    I know that with Transformers, Hasbro has had to deal with regulations around multilingual packaging (and pack-in) text - there are apparently rules in certain regions that any text must be present in a number of different languages. So if they included dialogue in the international version, it would have to be repeated several times. Multiple translations would add a lot of expense to the production of the books, and make it difficult to find enough real estate on the page.
    Not to mention the space it would take up. The last time I got a Transformer from Europe it had 14 languages on it. For a "mini" comic to pull that off the fount size would have to be 2 or the comic would have yo be giant sized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexApprobation View Post



    Agreed. Not the worst lettering I've seen, but the font choice jumped out at me from the start. The other lettering rules... well, at least all the letter "I"s aren't the capital version with the crossbars.
    Except where there is supposed to be a crossbar I there isnt one and that looks wrong.
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    So this is going to happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty.81 View Post
    Wave 4 fallows wave 3 nicely...
    Thank you so much Smitty.81 for posting these scans. Please keep them coming as you're doing a great service.

    The comics are so confusing without the text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty.81 View Post
    So this is going to happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan768 View Post
    Thank you so much Smitty.81 for posting these scans. Please keep them coming as you're doing a great service.

    The comics are so confusing without the text.
    I'll do what I can.

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