Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fargoes (Malaysian) reboot 2014

Siri Salma titles 1-8 (in the Malaysian numbering system) appear to have been re-released by Fargoes with new cover art.  The new covers look like they are computer generated and sometimes seem to have no relation to the story.  The one pictured here is Missing Map and at least it has a map and a treasure chest.  This company has re-vamped the series many times over the years; I can think of at least 6 different formats just off the top of my head.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Spanish internals

I finally received delivery of my new Spanish PC - there were delays caused by the holidays.  So, there are some really weird internals in these books.  The internal line drawings are very awkward and check out the one of Nancy persuading(?) Carson on some point or other.  And then there's the one of Nancy removing her garden gloves - not the usual action packed scene depicted in the internal illustrations.

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Turkish format

Some new titles have been released in Turkey reusing the "Dedektif Nancy Drew'un Maceralari" (Detective Nancy Drew's Adventures) moniker that was introduced in 2006 by Inkilap.  However, this time there is a different publisher - the new organization is Mandolin Yayınları.  They have selected to translate 4 titles from the classic paperback series (rather than the Girl Detective series favored by Inkilap).  The new covers are fairly generic, with a big Nancy face on the left and a bright pink background which sports an element from the story (e.g., a crocodile for Lost in the Everglades, the Eiffel Tower for No Strings Attached).  The books are thin paperbacks with no illustrations.  Not the most exciting books in my collection but it was fun to discover a new format.