Yeah, if it's an official translation, they probably have original artwork to work with.
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I'm gonna go with original, just looking at it.
This is based more on educated guesswork than anything:
They look very 90s, when there were a lot of trading cards around, and we've established I don't know much about that, so I could be wrong when I say I don't remember anything official that looked like that. (Well, the 'I don't remember' part is right, but the 'there weren't any' could be wayyy wrong.)
(I think they're trading cards, not comics.)
That Black Bolt / Medusa card looks like it's trying to imitate Alan Davis's style without going through all the trouble of actually being him.
The Alpha Flight line-up is from the end of Byrne's run, and was long gone by the 90s; so it seems unlikely they'd make a card of them. I'd expect either the original 8 (with Aurora in her black-and-whites), or the current team (which, I believe, was halfway through Mantlo's changes by then).
A second look reveals the language is Spanish (or maybe Italian), so they might be official European trading cards. The comics were translated late enough for that.
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My bad; I didn't include the link:
I thought they were translated reprints/trades as they looked like having a spine to them, but the title bits do seem holographic so they could well be trading cards...
Yeah, they do look like comics in the links. It is going through the 'books' section.
(And I'm going with Spanish now that I see more of the language.)
... the cover price (which trading cards never have) is in Spanish Pesatas, I believe.
It's probably a translation, but one of our European members should answer.
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450 pesetas for a comic book?
Last edited by rplass; 09-07-2012 at 11:46 PM.
$3.30 Australian? I don't mind that...
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And I found out that it's a 56pg book published in 1998: