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    Hi guys,

    Not got my issues to hand, so trying to work out if this redrawn, or just recoloured:-
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    That's the final page from Alpha Flight #104. Just looks recolored to me.

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    Yeah, if it's an official translation, they probably have original artwork to work with.

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    That's the one.
    Cheers yet again Rob!

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    Just doing another routine sweep of ebay and came across this:

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    Kinda hard to make out and I can't seem to find any info on the title/image anywhere else online.

    Original art or custom?

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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.)

    BUT:
    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:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEROES-MAR...item53ed10b1d6

    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...

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    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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    Here is a better image of that Alpha Flight cover from the Spanish todocoleccion.net website:

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    Thats 450 pages, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
    Here is a better image of that Alpha Flight cover from the Spanish todocoleccion.net website:

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    Thats 450 pages, I think.
    Love that cover art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
    Thats 450 pages, I think.
    I took that as a price of 450 Pesetas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    I took that as a price of 450 Pesetas.
    I didn't know, so I googled 'ptas currency' and got Spanish pesatas.
    450 pages would be HUGE, and I don't think the spine we see is that big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    I didn't know, so I googled 'ptas currency' and got Spanish pesatas.
    450 pages would be HUGE, and I don't think the spine we see is that big.
    I still vote for 450 pages. I mean think about it, what's cooler, 450 pages of El Alpha Flighto in Spanish or having to pay 450 pesetas for a comic book?
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    $3.30 Australian? I don't mind that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    $3.30 Australian? I don't mind that...
    Well, that's in 1998 dollars. Today it would cost you $4.86AU

    And I found out that it's a 56pg book published in 1998:

    Title: [h=MARVEL HEROES ESPECIAL, ALPHA FLIGHT]2[/h]
    Author: LOBDELL, SCOTT , FORMAN, SIMON , BR
    ISBN13: 9788439573401
    ISBN10: 8439573405
    Publisher: Planeta-De Agostini
    Date of publication: 1998 May 01 (although I doubt it came out exactly on May 1st which was a Friday)
    Type: Paperback
    Scope: 56 pages
    Looks pretty cool... Next time I'm in Spain I'll be sure to snag a copy.
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